Discarding ten biases against China

STALIN'S MOUSTACHE

I rather like this article, even though it uses the problematic term ‘West’. The original article can be found at thew CPC’s flagship newspaper, The People’s Daily. I would also mention the Taiping Revolution, in terms of religiously inspired revolutions, in relation to point 7, although this was in many respects the precursor to the communist revolution of the twentieth century.

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) — China’s ongoing annual political high season has provided a key window through which observers can better understand China’s development and its outlook.

However, if the nation and the annual two-week events are still viewed with rigid impressions offered by the West, then conclusions drawn are likely to be defective.

Observers should avoid a series of biases seen in the past if they seek true objectivity when understanding China today.

BIAS NO. 1: CHINA IS “NOT A DEMOCRACY,” MAJOR DECISIONS DO NOT REFLECT PEOPLE’S…

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One Response to Discarding ten biases against China

  1. beetleypete says:

    This was a good post from Roland. I commented on the original.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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