Western media’s misreading of China 2005 – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily:

…Faced with this waking up of the mysterious oriental dragon, some in the international community always exaggerate and pan-politicalize things and trace them back to the core of “China threat theory”. Even the “Super Girl” phenomenon was surprisingly branded “democracy”. We say that for a country like China which has an enduring history, unique culture and special national conditions, the on-lookers may not be the ones who see most clearly.

We know that the world’s misreading of China is not limited to 12 things. To eliminate these misunderstandings the maxim by Alghieri Dante “Follow your own course, and let people talk” is of no help here. We must meet the world’s suspicions or even hostility with a more open attitude. We cannot extinguish rumors, but we believe that “rumors are stopped by the wise” and China will make more people wise with its own magnanimity.


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