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Old 08-08-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Why does the world turn it's head to what's going on in "Red China"? No one will speak out about their human rights violations in the UN or other world plattforms.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Stanwood, Washington
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Of course people speak up, but the press has the louder voices, and they are the ones who choose to be silent.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Amherst
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As an American, I hate to say that we have squandered a lot of our moral authority to be speaking out about civil rights abuses. But that is the case.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Germany
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You can find only short notices about it and that´s it. None of the politicians (all over the world!) says something against China, it produces goods cheap and quick - money makes the world go round...
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Probably because there isn't any financial gain in it for anybody. If the world disrupts China, the flow of product will slow, and prices will go up.

It's a sick world we live in.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Their greed will be the downfall of them. The people will grow tired of the suppression of rights as a younger generation arrives in the forefront. Free speech will be the end of them.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Why does the world turn it's head to what's going on in "Red China"? No one will speak out about their human rights violations in the UN or other world plattforms.
You display your outdated ignorance by even refering to China as "Red" There is very little that is communist in China other than the name of the leading party.
China is still a developing country. It has many difficulties. You can't expect a poor country to have strong instutions and rights of a rich one. There are many other countries with worse human rights records. America has an exponentially worse human rights record outside of its own borders. At least China's are primarily limited to its own.
The press condemns China daily. Try talking to a Chinese person and find if s/he feels warmly towards the biased press coverage of China.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Personally, I think it will only be a generation or two before the People's Republic of China becomes a democracy. The young people I've met from China are very pro-Western and progressive in their thinking. The days of Chairman Mao are very distant.

The Olympics is a great first step. Now, the world can look at China and expect it to prove itself as a world power. Many forget that South Korea was led by a totalitarian regime during the 1988 Summer Olympics. That regime fell a few years later and now South Korea is a thriving democracy.

The people of China are tired of not having property rights. I have a friend who does business in China and he says that there are protests (sometimes violent) all the time over the government taking land from the peasants. The government covers it up very well. He says there is a sense of unrest in China despite the modernization.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Fletchman: Personally, I think it will only be a generation or two before the People's Republic of China becomes a democracy. The young people I've met from China are very pro-Western and progressive in their thinking.



I don't believe that China will ever become a democracy unfortunately. China unfortunately will become more like they where in the 1960's in the future.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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Why does the world turn it's head to what's going on in "Red China"? No one will speak out about their human rights violations in the UN or other world plattforms.



"Why does the world turn it's head to what's going on in "Red China"?: Well, I think many turn there heads to many things going on by the central Chinese Gov because of business dealings. The U.S. and most western countrys import from china huge amounts of cheep goods and thats all that really matters to many.
Why has many in the western world been turning their heads at whats been going on in southern Sudan for the past 40 years? Greed, pride, and apathy are many of the reasons why many turn their heads away from many things in this world.

The whole world is going to be given a gift in the form of a man in the future for how many have treated others. How many have treated others he will do to them.

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