Oct 22 2008

Their Own Worst Enemy

Published by at 8:44 am under Censorship,Nationalism

James Fallows of the Atlantic has an excellent article on the PRC government’s inability to present itself in a positive light.

This is inept on China’s part. Why do I consider it puzzling? Because of two additional facts I would not have guessed before coming to China: it’s a better country than its leaders and spokesmen make it seem, and those same leaders look more impressive in their home territory.

The article is very well-reasoned and insightful as usual.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Their Own Worst Enemy”

  1. Cherryon 27 Oct 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Acutally Chinese believe that those from the top of the government (ie Hu, Wen) are good and they do want the best for people. It’s the officials that are in charge of carrying out the orders that are most responsible for every wrong doing.

  2. Heikeon 27 Oct 2008 at 5:42 pm


    Are you from China? It would be great to have someone around on the blog who could give us these types of insights. Also, please tell us we are missing important information going on in China. Great having you here Cherry!