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Today I received a reply from the anonymous blog friend who wrote to me several days ago. It’s a pity it has been spammed by the Sina system and I had to approve it manually. The following is the buddy’s comments:
“Hi buddy, glad to see yourreply. No matter whether you agree with what Sharon said or not, it’s another topic. Here the point isthat her message was quoted out of context to suit some purposes, and mostChinese were misled and began to hate Sharon.
By the way, honest speaking, how much doour Chinese outside of Tibetknow about the life of common Tibetan folks?Do we really see the whole picture there? The knowledge we have learnt justfrom the same media, which is notorious for lying and misleading. “
Thanks for coming here, and making some comments here. And I do agree to some of your points . Here’s my reply:
“Hi, so pleased to have some feedback from you. As I mentioned in my previous reply, I do think her remarks have been partially understood by most of the media here, and I’m fully for her idea of being nice to other people, because someday I will also be a man who needs others’ help. I give my seat to the elderly or someone with a kid on a bus, just because I hope someone will do the same when I am old, and many people gave their seat to me several years ago when I went out with my little son on a bus. Kindness needs to be returned. You never expect others treat you fairly and kindly if you don’t treat them the same way. In a sense, it is “karma”.
And, I also agree to your idea about our notorious media, who have almost the same tone. However, I also think it is almost the same everywhere, even if it is the USA that advocates born freedom. Many westerners hold partial views about China, partly thanks to their biased coverage of China and Chinese people. I say so not hoping to beautify our media, or our government. I’m bored of our media’s craze for covering that so-called magic doctor “Zhang Wuben”, and that notorious Taoist ” Ding Yi”. Our media should be blamed. But, we should also note what they are improving: their comprehensive coverage of the Wenchuan earthquake, Yushu, and the latest Zhouqu mudslides in Gansu.
Rome was not built in one day. It takes time to make progress,and it particularly is in this country with a long history and ingrained traditional values and concepts.
In terms of Tibet and Tibetans, maybe both of us , including those Sharon Sones, have seen only a fraction part of the whole picture, so just let it be. There is only one truth, which is beyond our reach. ” It’s way too sensative talking about it here. And, I’m not interested in it, either.
Frankly speaking, I’m not used to speaking to a buddy hiding somewhere, and I do hope you will show up sometime in the future. It will be a pleasant surprise for me.
Thanks for your attention, buddy.