[NZZ am Sonntag, Switzerland]
Global Times, People's Republic of China
West 'Inhibits Political Diversity' Among Nations
Apparently bewildered by global applause for the decision to
award imprisoned democracy dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize, this very
defensive editorial from China's state-controlled Global Times argues
that the United States and the West 'prohibits political diversity among
countries.' Later, in apparent defense of its own authoritarianism, it
continues, 'in some situations, the West supports authoritarian governments
based on pure self interest.'
October 14, 2010
China - The Global Times - Original Article
For the West, the sum of $1.4
million is a fairly modest for sparking an ideological war with China, which is
what it did by awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo.
It was bound to happen. If
Liu weren't selected, it would have been someone else from China on the
shortlist, which included Rebiya Kadeer [a Uyghur
activist in exile in the U.S.], Hu
Jia [activist on AIDS, land rights and democracy]
and Wei Jingshen [legendary democracy activist and former Red
Guard in U.S. exile].
The West will continue to
target China in its ideological war. It seems that the Western way has to be
the only way, and people around the globe must adopt Western attitudes. In the
minds of some Westerners, even if China grows and develops into a highly
advanced nation, it will still need to surrender to Western ideology.
The democracy that the West tries
to export advocates freedom of choice. But why is it that while the West avidly
heralds individual freedom, it prohibits political diversity among countries?
When it tries to expand its
political system to other areas of the world, it looks like the West doesn't
care about the individuality of other societies. It seems only to want total
compliance and unconditional support from other nations, even if they have
some situations, the West supports authoritarian governments based on pure self
China has adopted much wisdom
from the West wisdom since its opening-up, but it refuses to be westernized. The
rejuvenation of the Chinese civilization is its dream, and the more China
learns from the West, the more confident it becomes in its own culture.
A rising China with different
fundamental principles disturbs the West, which is beleaguered by deep economic
woes. Discrediting China is a way to maintain the moral superiority of the
developed world and, consequently, keep the West’s privileges and maximize the
interests of the developed countries.
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The Nobel Peace Prize is not
a lone voice, but a part of a concerto supplemented by various NGOs, economic
identities and international organizations orchestrated by developed countries.
They hope to harass China’s growth and press it to surrender its economic
interests. They even hope that China will one day collapse under the West’s
From Google threatening to
withdraw from China earlier this year, to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded
to a Chinese criminal, the ideological war against China is far from over.
by WORLDMEETS.US October 17, 11:59pm]