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Foggy weather needs clear understanding [Global Times]

Breakthrough: Another case for a rethink of the allusion of tight-fisted media control? This commentary comes from the English (International) version of the Global Times, tabloid of the official Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily.

‘No one can neglect air pollution, but the condition in China is not mature enough to make eliminating air pollution its top goal in social development… It will probably be a main theme of China’s modernization at a higher level.’

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Foggy weather needs clear understanding
Source – Global Times, published October 31, 2011

Nine provinces and cities in northern China, along with Beijing and Tianjin, experienced heavy fog Sunday, and discussions over air pollution were ignited. The air pollution measurement taken by the US Embassy in Beijing was circulated online and became proof of the severity of air pollution in China’s capital.

It is necessary for the media to report the facts accurately and the government should be cooperative in avoiding confusing information and public overreaction.

First, it is a fact that air pollution in most areas with a dense population in China is severe. Solving air pollution is an important part in eliminating environmental pollution. Solving the problem requires time and breakthroughs won’t emerge soon. The public should know and accept this fact. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jackie Chan

““I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we are not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.”

— Gongfu movie star Jackie Chan.

THE BACKLASH

“The comments made by Jackie Chan … show that he is ignorant of democracy. (His) statement is based on the discriminatory view that Chinese people cannot manage themselves and is built on the idea that Chinese are like a herd of sheep that lack self-discipline and self-restraint.”

— A commentary on the Huamei Website, which is run by journalists in China.

Source – MSN News

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Zhang Ziyi Being Chinese

In the Straits Times today –

Zhang Ziyi has quite happily quoted that she will not be an American even if she had children with her New York-based fiance. Told to the Chinese edition of Harper’s Bazaar, “My children may be American, if my present fiance is their father, but I am Chinese now, and I will be Chinese forever.”

Point made.

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