Monday, August 20, 2012

Chinese protest over Japan island

Chinese protest over Japan island dispute. | Watch the video - Yahoo! News Canada

Unidentified members from a Japanese nationalist group land on Uotsuri island, part of the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Watch the video report from Reuters, then read:

Note what this story says:
"Tokyo and Beijing have been feuding for decades over the island chain, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China."

 This is what happens when Reuters lets local stringers file stories instead of using real reporters.  Real reporters can be stringers - but being a stringer doesn't make you a reporter. And having a digital video cam doesn't make you a "citizen journalist."

There is no mention of the fact that the islands are actually closer to Taiwan and that Taiwan ALSO claims the islands. Or that China's claim to the islands is entirely dependent on its bogus claim to Taiwan. Or the fact that Taiwan's claim to the Diaoyutai is more legitimate than China's.

I suppose it would help if Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jou and the KMT ancien regime in Taiwan would stop saying that Taiwan is China or that Taiwan and the mainland are both part of one China or...
Confused? That's because "You are not Chinese so you do not understand Chinese affairs, I mean Taiwanese affairs!" to quote Chairman Ma.

BTW, since this protest is in China, I deeply suspect that this protest was about as spontaneous as all the KMT-organized "people's protests" in Taiwan. And given the police unwillingness to put down the protest, the "demonstrators" were probably as real as the PLA soldiers dressed up as Tibetan rioters in Lhasa.

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