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.
There is so much misinformation coming out about China in the Western Media because there are so few people who have lived in the China economy and watched the China policy making in action.
Today the Washington Post released a letter to the editor from Joseph A. Bosco. This guy is a clown from the Bush / Cheney administration who lives and breathes hatred without knowledge. He used the grade school spin that the Bush administration is famous for in seducing the American public into wars and hate crimes.
He stated “Remember when China was awarded the 2008 Olympics before making promised progress on political reform and human rights, which used to be a precondition for such a national honor?”
Nice spin school boy. It was the Olympic committee that required the improvement on human rights as a condition to the games being held on China soil. The reason why they did not push harder than that is because there are so many skeletons in the closet of my own country. Nicaragua, Guatemala, Guantanamo, Iraq secret prisons and now Libya and the crushing of the Palestinians are just a few of the publicly known horrors that Americans have to live with from bad government thanks to people like Joseph A. Bosco. At best, Bosco just stayed quiet about the damning events that happened while he was at the Secretary of Defense office. Most likely he created and put forth some of the suggestions to torture, and even to kill. So for him to be the American that pulls the “human rights” card is like James Earl Ray suggesting reverse discrimination.
Now to Zakaria’s article. This article is filled with some good data about the state of economies of several significant nations. Where it completely loses its validity is when it starts discussing the IMF and the need for consumers. Let me explain.
The time has come for China to adopt a broader concept of its interests and become a “responsible stakeholder” in the global system.
This could be the spur to giving China a much larger say at the IMF
Responsible Stakeholder? The IMF has a horrible track record of bankrupting countries. The loans are to give business to its own “preferred companies” through “technical assistance” and it cripples the countries with the debt. If you look at the historical debts, reasons for loaning the money, and the companies that profit, you will realize that the IMF is not the place that China should look to help stabilize the world economy.
The real problem is Italy, not Greece. Greece is a nano-state, representing 2 percent of the European Union’s gross domestic product. Italy is a G-7 country. Italy’s debt is 1.9 trillion euros, or 120 percent of its economy and greater than the debts of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Greece combined.
In addition to the poor track record of the IMF, China knows that in becoming a greater part of the IMF they simply put themselves more under the control of the private banks in America. If Italy is in such bad shape with a debt of 120% of its economy, then why isn’t America seen as being in equal crisis? Our debt will soon match their percentage and it is already over 100% of our economy!
Lastly, there is the statement, “China would lose greatly in such a scenario because its consumers in Europe and America would stop spending.”
This is the greatest misunderstanding. It is the basic misconception that consumers “disappear”. That American and Europe are the most important markets on the planet for retail sales.
Welcome to the shift. The consumers are not disappearing. Most of the consumers in the world are NOW IN CHINA. China is just like America in the 1950’s. It has critical mass in its own development. Their focus is internal and it has a 20 year boom ahead of it. America and Europe should take a lesson from the China economy. Wars and the IMF drain the funds from your national budget necessary to maintain prosperity. Redirect those funds to infrastructure and technology and you will have a bright future.
America and Europe have switched from building their futures to the business model of a loan shark. There is no future in it. My country and the countries who depend on their financial sector for all jobs and income will continue to suffer and see the horrible segregation of their societies into a few ultra rich and a mass of pitifully poor. America now has 1 out of every 6 Americans living in poverty.
Its always humorous to hear U.S. newspapers give financial advice to another nation. A Wall Street Journal Article, written by Tom Orlik, is a prime example of why I get such a chuckle from these rags. In this article, Tom shows that he is a Bernanke robot by suggesting that “China’s government wants to fight inflation and redistribute income, giving households a bigger slice of the pie. Higher interest rates would achieve both.”
Raising interest rates helps narrow the gap between rich and poor? Who edits this stuff? Higher interest rates do only one thing. Higher interest rates make banks more money. End of story. I hope TOM ORLIK is under 40 years old, because if he lived through the 1970’s where America tried the old “raise the interest rates and help the poor” program that Mr. Orlik suggests, and does not remember what a disaster it was, then shame on him.
China has done a great job ignoring all the horrible ideas coming from America. Bernanke’s suggestion of lowering the value of the RMB was another one. Nothing like asking the poor in China to give up 10% of their savings to help stabilize the American dollar.
Taking advice from the Federal Reserve, or from Wall Street Journal writers is like accepting the advice of a teenager who just maxed out their first credit card. Lets recap:
1) China has raised a society of 1.3 billion people from a 3rd world status to the summit of global economic power in one generation.
2) China has built the most modern infrastructure and most powerful banking and investment programs on the planet. They are building everything from within, taking care of their own society first. (Maybe our United States can take a lesson from that playbook)
3) China’s RMB is 100% owned by the citizens of China. US Currency is 100% owned by private banks.
4) China’s 1.3 billion population is coming out this year as the largest consumer population in history. Their buying power, starting this year, will dwarf every financial spending boom in the history of humanity.
So lets stop trying to give advice to China. Articles like Orlik’s “Beijing Can’t Have it Both Ways” just show our own foolishness. Its time for America to play “catch up” and start paying attention to its own financial disaster instead of handing out advice to China. Oh, and we should stop putting out our hands for more China funding of our weak dollar too. Its time to stand on our own feet.