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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Some people will go to such great lengths to be offended by anything.
    Yeah, nice excuse AFTER the fact. Take his visa immediately and deport him to Gitmo.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The pianist says he didn't intend to insult anyone.
    Chinese-born pianist denies he played song to insult U.S. - latimes.com
    Would you like to know how many times I have heard Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/Koreans make INSINCERE apologies... it is part of the culture... apologize to preserve face, but in reality, there is no apology meant...
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Are you for real?

    Do you ever post in a format that doesn't consist of two questions?
    Total ignorance of East Asian cultures...
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Very clever of the pianist. Slip the knives in when we aren't looking. Make us look the fools.

    But what was President Obama supposed to do about it? What did you expect? There's no reason to expect the President to be familiar with Chinese propaganda; if he was, that'd just be another reason for you to call him a Socialist. And even if he'd recognized the piece, there would have been no graceful way to stop the pianist; any reaction at all would have been graceless and classless and would have shown our country in an even poorer light.

    Sometimes you have to let the little people take their shots and satisfy yourself with being the better man.
    You could get up and quitely walk out of the room. That makes a pretty big statement and is reinforced if others follow. We and other countries do this at the UN when Ahdinminjad starts into his holocaust denial rants.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

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    The pro-chinese are coming out of the woodwork now......watch out Rev....get out your can of Raid.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Would you like to know how many times I have heard Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/Koreans make INSINCERE apologies... it is part of the culture... apologize to preserve face, but in reality, there is no apology meant...
    Hate to break it to ya' buddy but insincere apologies are pretty much standardfare in any culture. Instead of just presuming he is a liar how about you consider that his intention was not to hate on the Yanks?
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Would you like to know how many times I have heard Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/Koreans make INSINCERE apologies... it is part of the culture... apologize to preserve face, but in reality, there is no apology meant...
    I agree with DOL here. I have a fair bit of experience with East Asian cultures and I understand what you mean about saving face, but it is absurd to argue that insincere apologies occur with any more frequency in Asian cultures than in Western. If anything I think it's the other way around, but it's probably about the same. People are people.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    You know, I have just been browsing a couple of Chinese discussion boards... they all know the meaning and context of this song... and they are LOVING it... Pathetic...

    As for the apologies, I know what you men Demon and Guy, but it is much more prevalant in cultures here, but to be sure, it is also a phenomon in Western cultures (especially in public life and politics)
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Total ignorance of East Asian cultures...
    hardly....

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Draco View Post
    What if the reverse happened?

    Should any fuss over any song be deemed childish?
    yes.......

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