Chinese Bloggers Respond to Time Magazine Article

ESWN has translated responses from two Chinese journalist bloggers, Wang Xiaofeng and Rose Luqiu, to the Time Magazine story on China’s Me Generation. From Rose Luqiu’s blog:

Vicky thought that it was too rash to use just several young people to represent an entire generation in China. Also, when they don’t discuss certain problems (especially political problems), it does not mean that they don’t care. They don’t discuss politics because they realized that when they face western reporters, they know that no matter what they say, something will go wrong. So they are better off not speaking. Finally, she pointed out that being serious and diligent at work is a form of social responsibility. It was unfair for people to criticize them while waving the flag of democracy. Although she agree with certain things in the article and the reporter also wrote that these young people care about the economic development of their nation, the sentence on the front cover: “The new middle class is young, rich and happy. Just don’t mention politics” “would lead people into thinking that they are people without any sense of social responsibility.” [Full text]

August 2, 2007 10:58 AM
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