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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Who was the last president to honor a communist dictator with a state dinner in the White House?
    Clinton...
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's sad that you lack even the most basic knowledge of the Chinese political system to know that Hu Jintao is not a dictator.

    In fact he will be relieved of Presidency next year...

    Oh, and just for fun, here's Bush dressing like a commie...

    Huh??/ That was at the APEC meeting... and it wasn't a state dinner...
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    At the White House, yes. You have to deal with world as it is, of course.

    But you don't honor them as Obama did. You don't essentially condone their ways. You use diplomacy, but you do not cowher. Obama cowhered.

    Of course, they own a significant portion of our financial future in their hands. It's what happens when you continuously spend money you don't have.
    How many of them were "state dinners"? Heck, Nixon didn't even officially recognize Mao's government at the time...
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    No, he is not for any intents or purposes a dictator.
    The CCP has a dictatorial system in China, and Hu is the head of it.

    No one should take the Epoch Times seriously.
    Because you would rather take the China Daily and the People's Daily seriously, right???
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Because you would rather take the China Daily and the People's Daily seriously, right???
    I take them more seriously than the Epoch Times, though that isn't saying much.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I take them more seriously than the Epoch Times, though that isn't saying much.
    Oh... good grief....



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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    It's a close to pissing in his face as you can get, in the people's house to boot.

    Most Americans would be pissed and if they followed his music Lang Lang's career here would tank like the Dixie Chicks, but the crowd he appeals to will probably be more vigorous in his support than ever.

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    Which is absolutely fair, is it not? Why should a Chinese person refrain from glorifying his motherland over the US?

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Which is absolutely fair, is it not? Why should a Chinese person refrain from glorifying his motherland over the US?
    Would it then be fair game for all?

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Oh... good grief....
    Do you take them seriously? If so that's yet another reason why no one should care what you have to say about China.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Draco View Post
    Would it then be fair game for all?
    If I understand your question correctly, I don't see why not. The idea that a Chinese person ought to suppress his patriotism is as ridiculous as the idea that a Frenchman, Russian or American ought suppress their own patriotism.

    Now, there is something to be said about respect, that's certain -- it wouldn't do for a Chinese person to walk the streets of Chicago screaming his superiority over the Americans, just as it is obnoxious for Americans to come to Venice on holiday and chant USA-USA-USA.

    But I think this entire episode is being blown out of proportion, and taken in the wrong light. The Chinese pianist wasn't playing that tune to incite the Americans (that's a rather egocentric thing to think), but rather because it IS patriotic for him. The Chinese DID beat the US in the Korean War, and that's a point of national pride. It's like a Brit taking offense at the American anthem, for being all about how the British bombed the ****e out of Boston but the Americans didn't give up that day. It's not about the British anymore, it's about the Americans, and it's a point of national pride. Same thing with this tune he played.

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