BBC: 9 March 2009

‘China will not have democracy’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7932091.stm

 

China will never adopt Western-style democracy with a multi-party system, its top legislator has said.

Parliament chief Wu Bangguo said that China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West.

Communist Party leadership should be strengthened and "the correct political orientation" maintained, he said.

Mr Wu made the comments in a speech to the National People's Congress, China's annual parliament session.

He ranks second only to President Hu Jintao in the Communist Party hierarchy.

"We must draw on the achievements of all cultures," he told delegates in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

 

"But we will never simply copy the system of Western countries or introduce a system of multiple parties holding office in rotation," he added.

"Although China's state organs have different responsibilities, they all adhere to the line, principles and policies of the Party."

Correspondents say Mr Wu's statement appeared to be a deliberate rejection of calls in China and abroad for greater liberalisation.

China faces a number of highly sensitive anniversaries this year, including 20 years since the military crushed pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, and 50 years since an anti-China uprising in Lhasa that sparked the Dalai Lama's flight into exile.

The authorities in Beijing also fear that the economic downturn and job losses for millions of migrant workers could trigger outbreaks of social unrest.

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The way Western Media demonised China or any countries not towing their political master line of interest are relenting and creative.

 

Anybody who know history will know that, China has done nothing wrong against the West throughout their civilisation. On the contrary, China has been the victim of Western aggression and exploitation over the last 170 years. I will write an article on this aspect of China history in the near future. Meantime, let us continue our evident of Western media disinformation against China on a deliberate manner.

 

Method 3Creating misleading heading against China knowing that most readers will not read the content

 

Treatment of China by the Western Media:

The original statement made by a Chinese leader was: “China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West.” BBC has reported this statement in their following report on the 9th March 2009 (refer to green box below), and ABC didn’t (refer to Grey Box below). But, both in their heading claimed that China will not have democracy or adopt democracy. This kind of heading is highly misleading and irresponsible because many readers simply browse through the heading and not reading the content unless they are interested in the topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is another classic case of selective reporting by the ABC in Australia  and BBC in UK.

 

The issue here is, democracy come in many forms and even among the western countries, there are different types of democracy. For example, in Switzerland,  the President and Vice President are not directly elected by the people, and the voting pattern is mostly based on ethnical line. (Note: President & Vice President in Switzerland are elected by the Federal Assembly from among the members of the Federal Council for one-year terms that run concurrently, that is, Federal Council members take turn to become President). This system is unique to Switzerland due to the social, culture, economic and ethnic conditions of the country. It work well in Switzerland with political stability and outsider should not interfere with their internal affair.

 

India is also a democracy, however, the following report by a British Journalist , Peter Foster indicated that: China care more about public opinion than India: I directly select some of his observation as follows:

 

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Statements Quoted directly from Peter Foster personal web blog:

 

“China might not be run by a democratically elected government, but I suspect that many Westerners would be surprised at how sensitive the country's autocratic leadership is to public opinion.”

 

“the Chinese government had, he said, actively consulted not only with international agencies like his own, but also with the public who had put in thousands of submissions. And the exercise was not purely cosmetic. Substantial changes were made to the policy to reflect many people's concerns, including more clarity on how the insurance would be financed and the creation of a central drugs list to stop irrational prescribing.”

 

“This level of consultation, the person added, marked a step-change from ten - or even five - years ago.”

 

“ I'm not suggesting that China's rulers have suddenly gone all cuddly and focus-group obsessed, but people who deal with the leadership at a very high level seem to feel that that it is becoming genuinely more consultative.”

 

“As a former correspondent in New Delhi, I also must confess to finding myself constantly amazed by the responsiveness of China's rulers when compared to India's who, in my experience, were spectacularly unconcerned about the well-being of ordinary people.”

 

“One reason for this is the caste/class nexus which culturally disposes India's elites not to care about those beneath them - but the other, I'm afraid to report, is a function of India's much- vaunted, but corroded democracy.”

 

For full detail of his observation, click here.

 

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According to the American base PEW Global attitude research in 2008: 86% of the Chinese citizen satisfied with their country direction while the 2nd highest is Australia at 61%.  I wonder why most of the self-claims “Objective” Western media consistently failed to report this kind of positive news about China!??

 

In fact, when you read my up coming research: “Media bias report - 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Vs. 2005 Katrina Disaster in USA Vs. 2009 Black Saturday in Australia”, you will find that, Chinese leaders care more and do more for its citizens then any of the elected western leaders.

 

 

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Text Box: ABC: 10 Mar 2009
Parliament head says China will never adopt democracy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/10/2511598.htm

China will not give up one-party communist rule nor adopt western-style democracy, the nation's parliamentary head said Monday, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen democracy protests.
"We will never exercise multi-party rule... the separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers or the bicameral system," parliament head Wu Bangguo said at the annual session of the National People's Congress.
We "can by no means indiscriminately copy the western system," he added.
Mr Wu is number two in the Chinese Communist Party pecking order following President Hu Jintao, who has also voiced a similar aversion to Western-style democracy.
His comments come as the 20th anniversary of the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests approaches in June and after over 300 top political activists issued a plea for democracy in a petition last year.
The petition, called Charter 08, was seen as a daring call for political reform and basic democratic rights, as well as for the end of one party government.
Numerous signatories have been arrested or interrogated by police, likely out of fears of social unrest on the 20th anniversary of the protests, which were seen as the biggest threat to communist rule since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949.
Over 8,000 people have signed the Charter in its online form.
The release of Charter 08 coincided with the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was modelled on Charter 77, issued by dissidents in Czechoslovakia in 1977.
In his speech, Mr Wu called on legislators to uphold the leadership of the Communist Party and to make clear distinctions between China's system of government and that of Western democracies.
"China's system of political parties is a system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, not a Western-style multi-party system," he said.
His comments also appeared to pour cold water on any hopes of discussions on advancing democratic political reform in China at this year's annual session of parliament.