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July 20, 2007


Charles Liu

Can you blame the Chinese for wanting to counter spin the usual western media's propaganda terms like "regime", "cadre", "state organ?

The funny thing is, while western media (including majoirty of new media like blogs) default to "regime", "cadre", "state organ" when refering to China, the Chinese media and China bloggers do not use "Bush regime" to refer to our government, nor do they use "cadre" when our political appointees exert undue influence on scientific discourse in our "state organs" like NASA.

That's right, when our own government does the same thing the Chinese people have enough self-respect to emply more respectful terms like "government", "political appointee", "agencies", etc.

But we don't when it comes to demonizing China and her people.

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