Day: 2012-06-3

The Truth About China

In today’s post, I’m going to tell you the absolute and definitive truth about China!

Yeppers, I’m going to give you the skinny about such far-ranging topics as:

  • Bo Xilia
  • Chen Guangcheng
  • Eating of horse, donkey, and other types of equine meat
  • Eating of dog meat
  • Spitting, nose picking, and other ways that folks use to expel, well, non-precious bodily fluids
  • The “one-child” policy
  • Attitudes towards America and other Western countries
  • Attitudes towards Japan
  • Attitudes toward the DPRK (referred to incorrectly by some as North Korea)
  • Driving skills (or, more appropriately, the lack thereof)
  • Beijing traffic
  • Censorship
  • The Great Firewall
  • The Chinese government

And, I’m going to cover *all* of the above in nine words!!!


Here goes:

  • The truth about China is complicated and often contradictory.

Now, with that out of the way, I’ll also give you some additional thoughts.

If someone:

  • Uses the term “Communist China”
  • Uses the term “Red China”
  • Uses the term “Authoritarian Chinese Government”
  • Describes themselves (or is described) as a “Chinese Dissident”
  • Communicates with phrases like “Chinese like to” or “The Chinese people”
  • Is part of “think tank” based in Taiwan
  • Is a reporter is on temporary assignment to China
  • Is aligned with religious or political groups operating in the US of A
  • Doesn’t have multiple caveats in an article or paper they publish

They’re probably not telling you the truth.

Wikipedia: The number in the third position left of the decimal point in an Arabic numeral.