Friday, September 25, 2009

China Review comments on the India media

China Review looks at the current hot topic of China-India relation. This was shared by Chaoliang, a Chinese friend, who also summarised the article in English. The original Chinese article can be found here.

The governments of both sides hopes to enjoy peace around the boarder. Especially, although there have appeared storms of propaganda about Chinese aggressiveness inn Indian media, the prime minister, the national security advisor, and the foreign minister in India have all dismissed the alarmism. These were aroused by the helicopter event, paint event, or .shooting event, which have been denied by Indian department of defence.

Despite the efforts made by government and military authority to clarify the rumours, media seem to become more anxious to create an air of panic with too many negative reports about China, covering the 1962 war between China and India, the cooperation between China and Pakistan, Chiinese opposition to Indian possessing nuclear weapons and its permanent member state of UN security councile, trade gap, and competition over energy, etc.

BBC once gave an surprising reason for the deluge of bad news against China, that is, so doing would promote the media’s market share.

Meantime, the situation also has something to do with the political conflits in India. The opposition parties, such as the People’s Party and the Socialist Party would like to take the unwarranted Chinese threat as an excuse to blame the ruling party.

And somebody embracing revengeful mind over the failure in 1962 war would of course like to see the bubble blown huge about the Chinese brute hostility.

And the factors helping making the matter. Worse also include Dalai Lama’s purposeful words and some irresponsible experts' agitating remarks.

In conclusion, the so-called tension highlighted so far actually derives from an arbitrary conspiracy among media, individual politicians, and other interest groups.

These reports I hope will provide a glimpse of the thinking in China, and the undercurrents, particularly, in the official circles.

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