North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next |
Date Index |
Thread Index |
Author Index |
Re: OT: Yahoo- apparently now an extension of the Chinese govt secretpolice....
- From: Gadi Evron
- Date: Wed Sep 07 23:28:48 2005
Bob Arthurs wrote:
And I am sure none of us are actually China haters or gay bashers, many
of my friends are gay, too!
I should add that my original statement pertains to (obviously) the
Chinese *government* alone! I am concerned about the repression that the
Chinese people experience, and the basic freedoms that they lack.
As far as 'China hate' is concerned- this definately doesn't apply to
me- many of my friends are from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. I
lived for many years in the area, and speak pretty passable Mandarin
myself (was pretty fluent, but it has deteriorated a bit, I'm afraid!).
So, love the Chinese people, their culture, and history - resent the
Chinese government's repression (though I personally believe the Hu Jin
Tao *may* turn out to be a great improvement on leaders such as Jiang
Zemin, Deng Xiaoping, and obviously Mao Zedong- I hear that Hu Jin Tao
even met Hu Yaobang's widow, and plans a commemoration in the Great Hall
of the People!!).
Still, China is by its own right a country with its own laws. You don't
have to agree with them but that's how it is. B*ching about it here told
me nothing of operational problems anyone faces except for over-zealous
Want to bring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict up too?