It has gotten to the point of making people nauseous. The greatest generation defended the freedoms of every country against the Nazi Germans and Japanese. The worst generation (baby-boomers) now are defending the right of Nazi Japan to re-arm.
Since WWII, Germany has apologized, paid reparations, and has taken steps to become a non-aggressive nation of good people. Since WWII, Japan has quietly plotted how to re-create the war machine. Japan has never apologized.
Since WWII Germany built memorials to those they hurt. Since WWII Japan built memorials to the criminals who raped and murdered millions of civilians.
What is America thinking? Defending a non-apologetic, war mongering Japan in dispute of an Island that is closest to Taiwan? There is no sense in it. The same minds that backed the Syrian Al-Qaeda rebels, that created a Cuban twitter service to overthrow a sovereign nation, that denies the legitimacy of the democratic vote in Crimea, are the ones that back Japan today. Its completely insane.
The only thing that is MORE insane is the way that THE NEW YORK TIMES is reporting on this story. The only way it can be described is NAZI propaganda. The pro-Japan stance and spin on words is professional level propaganda.
“For the first time, China will host the Western Pacific Naval Symposium, a meeting every two years of countries that border the Pacific Ocean. The W.P.N.S., as it is known in naval circles, counts among its members the United States, Australia, Chile, Canada and a number of Asian countries, including China and Japan.”
EXCUSE ME, BUT ISN’T THE TREATY WITH JAPAN BASED ON THE FACT THAT JAPAN NEVER AGAIN HAS A NAVY OR ARMY????
“For this year’s fleet review, China, which is hosting the event in Qingdao, invited all the countries in the symposium to take part — except Japan.
“It is so totally high school,” a senior American defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. “We were, like, ‘Really? You’re going to do that?’ ”
YES….I THINK WE SHOULD REALLY DO THAT FOREVER.
The greatest generation in the history of our country gave their lives to stop Japan. Chuck Hagel and his “Senior American Defense Officials” are doing their best to build the Japan war machine again one brick, one ship, and one gun at a time.
Every American should be sickened at the insulting actions of the baby-boomers in the face of the gift given to us by the Greatest Generation.
What are you thinking Chuck Hagel? What are you thinking Helene Cooper (New York Times Writer)???
The New York Times has long forgotten its role as a NEWSPAPER and has become a loudspeaker for some of the most incredibly stupid and tunnel-vision “reporters”. Actually, they are not reporters, they are just uniformed bloggers looking to fill space in a rag that no longer seeks real news.
The list of idiotic articles that the New York Times has published about China is almost endless. It screams of lack of editorial control and any sense of news “honor”. Actually, the New York Times, much like Haaretz, is looking more like Der Sturmer than what was once considered the free and responsible press of the United States.
I actually live in China. I can tell you first hand that the transformation of what was once considered a 3rd world country, to what is arguably the most wealthy and powerful country in the world, is nothing short of AMAZING. If this was America, we would all be patting ourselves on the back. But since this transformation of China is happening at the same time as the decay and total corruption of our great nation, our nations most powerful newspapers turn to propaganda to prop up our devastatingly bad national future.
Let me give you just two examples of how all of the “news stories” below are 100% mistaken.
1) Chun Mun is a 70 year old Hong Kong man. He lives in China because the growth of his investments and the value of his home are growing faster than anywhere else in the world. His home that he bought originally for less than $50,000 USD is now worth over $150,000. AND BY THE WAY, THE HOME IS TAX FREE FOR 70 YEARS!!!! He has full medical for only $80 per month, and he can actually dine out for about $10 per meal for quality food.
The borders of China are filled with people seeking to GET IN. How does that sit with the New York Times stories about “a bad life in china”?
2) Mr Xu is 40 years old. He has saved $150,000 USD just from putting $4,000 each year away in savings in a bank that paid him 4-6% interest per year. HE IS RETIRED. He owns his home (NO TAXES) and owns his car (NO TAXES) and enjoys life on just the interest from his savings account.
China’s banking system is free from the “Federal Reserve” and “American International Bankers” who want to pay less than 1% for your savings and then charge you fees on every little thing you do in your bank account.
A few more things.
A) The thought that you cannot speak out loud about anything you want is insane. I have had awesome discussions with Chinese about EVERY topic. No one is afraid to speak. If you read China’s blogs (Which no reporters from NYT actually do) then you would see that they have complete freedom of speech. The NYT reporters always confuse inciting public action against the government (Which our government also reacts harshly to….remember Waco Texas?), with freedom of speech which both governments support.
B) Chinese are not trapped in China. They can travel almost anywhere…except for the USA because our government is only interested in tourists with over $100,000 in their bank accounts. The funny thing is that there are so many Chinese with over $100,000 USD that they are becoming a powerful tourism force in the US with more and more visas being granted ever year. Unlike Americans, they can go to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and many other countries that black listed American tourists.
C) China is bent on polluting the world. This is crazy. Anyone who even thinks for one moment about the support of 1.3 billion people knows that China is working very hard on saving the environment. Compare their record to India in the last 5 years and you will see that they are not the same. India has no control over population, pollution, or corporate waste. China has cities with more electric vehicles than ALL OF AMERICA. China has more CLEAN public transportation than all the rest of the countries in the world PUT TOGETHER. The NYT reporters simply have no idea of the size of the population and the limited choices that China had in driving its country to its current greatness. The NYT reporters will slam china’s “one child policy” (that was recently changed) and in the same paper blast them on the pollution caused by their huge population.
So now you know a little more about China. The good news is that the market capitalization of the New York Times currently is only about 2 Billion USD. There are thousands of people in China who could purchase the paper individually and change it back to a real newspaper. I personally request that CCTV America purchase it and change the format to the GREAT NEWS COVERAGE OF CCTV. That would be a breath of fresh air for American who suffer from the crap published by NYT currently and broadcast by the likes of Fox News.
In an effort to help once you have purchased the paper, here is a short list of the ignorant reporters that you should fire immediately, and the articles that show their ignorance.
First lets start with firing THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Their article : United Against China : shows a complete ignorance of Asian politics. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considered by most in Asia to be a “Hitler wanna-be”. Even in his own country he is considered an extremist. To the rest of the countries in Asia WHO STILL REMEMBER THE MASS MURDER AND RAPE OF CIVILIANS BY THE JAPANESE ARMY, Abe is just a war loving leader who is trying to get approval to rebuild the racist Japanese army so they can devastate non-Japanese cultures again. And about this “high interest” 2 billion dollar loan. What a joke. China has invested more than that in South Sudan. To accept Japan’s pennies, when China is partnering for hundreds of billions, would be a huge mistake by the India Government. But then again, the India Government still thinks they are British so they might just be that stupid.
Next fire : HELEN GAO
What an ignorant title for an article : Back in China, Watching My Words First of all Helen, you have to know that Americans typically only read headlines. Your statement of “watching my words” will be misunderstood by the Americans to think you cannot speak freely to your friends and relatives. So your article talks about how your Grandmother thinks America is better than China. Did you tell her how many Chinese are returning to China and abandoning their jobs in America? Did you tell her how you ate processed food every day in America and how good her fish tasted? Way to mention carp. Are you trying to simply get readers in America to love you? The fish soups, sauteed fish, fried fish, and barbequed fish in China is SOOOOO much better than a McFish sandwich…and they cost about the same. Your life in China is better now than your life was in America. Admit it. You just write twisted articles so your editors at the NYT will accept your content. You can’t write the truth about China and get it published in the NYT. Face it…you are just prostituting yourself.
You cannot fire her, but bar her from adding any more content : KIM LEE
Abuse, Fear and Shame in China OH the ignorant editors of the New York Times loved this one.
Kim. You think that spousal abuse is not rampant in the US? You think that “In America, people don’t get away with this”? You are completely blind and blindly in love with America. America has just as much spousal abuse as China. American courts do NOT listen to wives of rich businessmen in America. Have you seen the Woody Allen Story? In America husbands get away with abuse, and sexual assault of their own children. I understand your anger at your situation, but your article is ignorant. By singling out China as an abusive country, you are turning your back on the women of the world who are suffering today. The New York Times took your sad, horrible story, and turned it in to propaganda against China. THEY USED YOU! You are just too stupid to realize when you are being used.
Another ignorant pawn of the NYT is ANDREW JACOBS….Fire him immediately.
His article China Appears Set to Force Times Reporter to Leave is a great example of the bully being referred to as the victim. One of our American problems is the abuse of “freedom of the press”. When the press has no integrity and they move to slander people in order to sell papers, you should no longer consider them “Press”. The New York Times is a rag that is sold to fearful people, paranoid people, and ignorant people. This article is about Austin Ramzy (Who also needs to be fired if he is still employed by the NYT). Austin is famous for his baseless slander of China. He thought he could be a habitual liar and live the high life in China without consequences. Sorry Austin. Go home and work for minimum wage and live in a crap apartment and eat fast food every day. Americans in China are GLAD you are leaving.
Next fire SHAOJIE HUANG for pure stupidity.
Her article Pet Owners Brace for Chinese New Year Fireworks, shows that the NYT is trolling the bottom of the ocean for stories that slander China. I live in China. I have a cat. I didn’t brace for the fireworks of the New Year. ShaoJie….you know that most apartment buildings are 20+ stories. Fireworks on the street do not bother our pets. The one night of brilliant fireworks is a wonderful sight to behold. I remember how sad I was when fireworks were outlawed in America. I remember driving 200 miles to the next state to buy them and bring them back illegally so I could celebrate the 4th of July. This is a freedom that Chinese have over Americans. Congratulations China. Shut up ShaJie.
OK…..the list is too long to complete….but let me add just one more.
IAN JOHNSON is the definition of a person throwing stones in a glass house. Ian. We are America. We killed off 90% of our country’s “culture” as soon as we colonized the country. Where is American culture? Have you ever been to a Pow Wow? Have you ever even met a full blooded American Indian? China is spending hundreds of billions to preserve its culture. China is spending billions just trying to recover the treasures stolen by American Businessmen in the 1800’s. Face it….you are the LAST person who should be writing about destruction of culture since your country stole much of China’s ancient artifacts, and killed off its own indigenous people.
Like I said…the list of ignorant reporters at the New York Times is just too LONG. They need to be fired for their lies and ignorance. In closing let me offer my services to the new Chinese ownership of the New York Times in the near future to help you weed out all the prejudice and ignorance that is the NEW YORK TIMES.
Keiichi Hayashi, Tokyo’s ambassador to London, has accused China of repeated attempts “to change the status quo by force or coercion” and claimed that one recent incident involving a Chinese destroyer in the East China Sea “might be regarded as an act of war”.
The role of ambassador from Japan has a history of lies and trepidation. He follows in the footsteps of Saburō Kurusu who is famous for his “30 minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor notification of war to the American Government”.
Once an act such as this has been committed by the office of an Ambassador of a country, it can never be undone. Keiichi Hayashi is a representative of a fraudulent office. His words are meaningless. Only the actions of Japan matter as the office of the Ambassador of Japan means only lies. What are the actions? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit to the Yosukuni Shrine Evokes History of War Crimes, Atrocities The Prime Minister of Japan prayed to those who killed and raped and dismembered people in the same fashion as the Jew Hunters in Nazi Germany.
Let me shed light on the lies that this so called Ambassador is spreading.
His statement of “As a liberal democracy that fully embraces human rights, Mr Hayashi writes, Japan has expressed “deep remorse and heartfelt apology” for the “tremendous suffering to the people of many countries” which it caused. But it has a long post-war track record of supporting peace efforts around the world, and had “been exercising utmost restraint” in the face of threats from China.” holds multiple blatant lies.
1) Japan has never apologized for war crimes against Korea and China. There has NEVER been an expression of deep remorse by the Japanese government. China and Korea have repeatedly requested this apology, but Japan is so obstinate that it has always refused. Imagine if Germany never apologized to the Jews. That is the exact picture of modern day Japan.
2) “As a liberal democracy that fully embraces human rights” is a laughable statement. This is a book in itself. Just look up “comfort women”, or look up Japan laws against women. You will find an abundance of evidence that Japan does not embrace women as equal…nor does it identify any other Asian race as equal.
八紘を掩うて宇と為さん “Hakkō wo ooute ie to nasan” is the proof that Japan is a culture of elitists. It has made itself to be without a significant military because it had a contract with the world’s most powerful military (The United States). It focused purely on capitalism with great success as it could put its complete GDP towards growth in business .
Now for the truly incredible statement…”China ‘risks playing the role of Lord Voldemort in Asia’, says Keiichi Hayashi”
Lord Voldemort? Really? Look in the mirror much.
I suggest the Daily Telegraph print this rebuttal to Mr. Hayashi’s statement:
Keiichi Hayashi, the modern mouthpiece of Sauron from the defeated country of Mordor has begun spilling the old lies of the hated empire. Middle Earth has enjoyed so many decades since the Necromancer days of the evil empire that we have forgotten the poison they spew.
Keiichi Hayashi has a secret mission. He is to make the countries of middle earth believe that Mordor once again deserves the right to build an army. Beware my brothers….they have already started building the machines of war. It is only a matter of time before Hakko_ichiu returns to wage war against our countries.
Dear Mr. Friedman,
Your recent op-ed (and mispelling of the name of the leader of China) is yet another glaring reason as to why The New York Times (and Bloomberg) should never be allowed in China. (BTW: Nice Head Shot)
I am an American living in China. For the last few years I have come to enjoy the full, unbiased coverage of world events that I see on CCTV in China every night. I have come to enjoy the fact that I do not have to endure fraudulent news sources like Fox News and The New York Times. It has become alarmingly obvious that your solution to the financial hardships you faced a decade ago was to change your news from honest unbiased journalism to being the mouthpiece of your corporate sponsors.
Congratulations on surviving as a business….BUT…to call yourselves a NEWS resource is so far from fact that it cannot be taken seriously.
China has a policy of “Our Country” which makes them much more docile and focused on the improvement of society than my United States. While we seek to expand our corporate influence in other countries through war, China seeks business partnerships. While we pour trillions into weapons of mass destruction, China pours trillions into infrastructure and institutions of national pride.
The best case in point is the landing of YuTo (Jade Rabbit) on the moon. As a nation we once had the right direction with our space program. It was a source of great national pride. We have since mothballed it and are hitching rides on Russian rockets.
Can you see the difference? Can you understand now how China and America ARE NOT intertwined in their futures? You are still stuck in the fraudulent history taught by our schools. China has been and will continue to move forward as a country with or without the United States. There is no co-mingling. No “intertwining” as you stated in your op-ed. To think this is true is to be blinded about the state of our Country’s decline.
Let me give you the greatest example from a Chinese perspective as to why American Media is not to be trusted. During WWII, this very month, Japanese soldiers in just a matter of a few weeks, committed genocide on a grand scale in China. They slaughtered over 300,000 Chinese in Nanjing. During the war they slaughtered millions. They have never apologized for this act, and we as Americans have never pressured them to do so.
We followed the German slaughter of the Jews. We ignored the Japanese slaughter of Chinese. To this day we still do not report on it. The closest thing to recognition came from Hollywood in the movie “Flowers of War”.
Germany apologized for their genocide and made payments to Israel for decades. Japan never made any reparations and to this day has still not apologized for their “Nazi-like” actions. As a major news outlet in America, The New York Times is partially to blame for this as you NEVER COVERED THIS TOPIC AND YOU CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE HORRENDOUS ACT AND YOU SIDE WITH JAPAN ON EVERY Sino-Japan ISSUE.
That is why you are not considered a real news source. That is why you are labeled as a corporate mouthpiece. That is why you are blocked by the Chinese Firewall.
China is focused on China’s future. Maybe this is something that The New York Times should take to heart. Try to focus on America’s future. Try to write articles from all sides so America can repair its inability to govern itself.
Your focus on “Why China Hates The New York Times” is just sad and ignorant of the obvious.
Your Fellow American
It is becoming painfully clear that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is in danger of being considered biased and producing propaganda instead of peace.
Senior Associate Michael Swaine is sounding more like a right-wing fanatic Republican than a level headed independent in his recent quote by The Christian Science Monitor.
After all, a majority of elites in China prefer to strengthen the bilateral relationship with the United States rather than to pursue “hawkish,” hegemonic ambitions, according to a recent report from Michael Swaine, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
First of all….Mr. Swaine did not interview the majority of Chinese elite in creation of this statement.
Secondly, the word hegemonic is more likely to be used in corporate control of America than it is in the Politico rule over China. Making it one sided in reference to China is evidence that Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has a blind eye to the corruption and manipulation of the American people.
In further support of the second point, the idea of a bilateral relationship with America is a joke. America has only one type of relationship with foreign countries. COMPLETE DOMINANCE. There is no existing international relationship with the US that is not dominated financially or militarily.
It is unfortunate that through Mr. Swaine’s words, it is apparent that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is not able to consider events with both eyes open. They are treating America as if it were the Post WWII hero country that was rebuilding other countries instead of bombing them.
I seriously think that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace needs to rethink its one sided statements so it can be considered an engine for peace again instead of just a mouthpiece for the Corporate American Machine.
On November 13th, 2013, Caroline Kennedy daughter of U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the US ambassador of Japan. In less than 30 days, her actions and words have shown that the apple does indeed fall far from the tree.
In an almost inconceivable month of activity, Caroline Kennedy has completely undone all the heroism that her father displayed during the Cuban Missile Crisis and brought shame on her family name.
It is not easy for me to speak so harshly against the daughter of such a great president, but the actions of Caroline Kennedy in this month cannot go undisclosed.
Firstly, Caroline Kennedy took a position that her father would never have accepted. Japan in an un-repentant holocaust causing nation. Their murder and rape of innocents in WWII. Americans don’t know the whole story because it it not taught in American Schools. You actually have to thank Hollywood for disclosing just a small part of the horrors that Japan imposed on foreign nations during that time. Few today know about the Bataan Death March even though it killed more people than died in 9/11. Even less knew about the bacterial warfare, rape-murder, and genocide that the Japanese commanders approved in China during WWII. Only recently in the film “flowers of war” did a little of the cruel hearted Japanese come to light.
We as Americans only know about the Nazi’s. Germany apologized for its lack of humanity during WWII. Japan did not! John F. Kennedy would never be an ambassador to Japan on the grounds of their cruel and inhumane society. She had to be educated on these facts before accepting the position. How is it that the daughter of a man who fought for human rights and equality is now siding with the predators who inflicted so much pain?
Lets move on to examine her actions since taking the post….
Caroline Kennedy has taken part in an excursion of US B52 bombers (with likely nuclear payloads) that fly into stated China airspace (Whether the airspace is valid or not is not the question. Rather the fact that we put nuclear ready war machines that close to the China mainland in direct assault to their national pride is the thing that is so offensive to the memory of John F. Kennedy) Exactly what her father called aggressive conduct. His statements were….
“The 1930’s taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war. This nation is opposed to war. We are also true to our word. Our unswerving objective, therefore, must be to prevent the use of these missiles against this or any other country, and to secure their withdrawal or elimination from the Western Hemisphere.”
Now his daughter is present and in a position of authority when the United States does the exact same thing as Russia did in the Cuban Missile Crisis. She is playing the exact opposite role in that she is the ambassador of the offending nation that puts nuclear weapons in play against a foreign power. The fact that Japan is the furthest country away from the disputed islands seems to be over her head.
Now all that could be excused if it were not for her big mouth uttering what could be considered one of the most uneducated and ignorant statements in recent history about Sino-Japanese relations. She says…
Way to go Kennedy. You just unilaterally stated that the holocaust of Asia perpetrators deserve to have a status quo in the East China Sea, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN APOLOGIZED OR RECOGNIZED THE FACT THAT THEY KILLED AND RAPED MILLIONS IN CHINA.
Add to that the fact that the disputed islands are closest to Taiwan, then to China mainland, then to Japan.
You are geographically, historically, and ethically incorrect. You have shown that decedents of American heroes do not necessarily have the same sense of ethics or morality.
Its a good thing that the Chinese leadership is showing the cool heads and patience that your father displayed even though you are running your mouth off with ill-conceived quotes.
Many thought it impossible for Obama to break the record of stupid acts set by previous President George W. Bush, but this week the seemingly impossible has happened.
After further breaking the already broken healthcare system in America, Obama took a giant leap forward in stupidity by sending B52 bombers into China airspace.
No international support. No prior thought. No use of mental capacity in even the smallest dose. Just blindly sending military machines capable of holding nuclear weapons in their bomb bays within a few hundred miles of the Chinese coast.
For those idiots out there who still do not understand, let me give you mirror example to help you get the idiocy of this action.
China launches Chinese bombers from Cuba to fly around the Gulf of Mexico.
Got it now? Doesn’t anyone in this country remember the Cuban Missile Crisis? We just did exactly what Russia was attempting to do during the Kennedy Presidency. We violated the most potentially dangerous enemy’s sovereignty like it was a video game.
Obama endangered all ex-pats living in China, destabilized the Asian region to a level not seen since the Vietnam War, and insulted a government that has the ability to annihilate our country in a few minutes with their nuclear capacity. In a country where “saving face” means more than life, we challenged their self respect.
Do you really think this will be forgotten or go without retribution?
They have all kinds of plays on their table to retaliate.
1) Sale of all US government bonds making borrowing impossible for the federal reserve
2) Massive support and buildup in Cuba
3) Massive support and buildup in Venezuela.
4) Immediate arming of Iran with Nuclear weapons
OR they can simply laugh and continue their monetary policy of partnering with foreign nations in long term business contracts that exclude American business.
In any scenario, we are the biggest losers. Thanks Obama and congratulations on your new title as the most ignorant and damaging president in the history of our country.