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RE[3]: Less evil?
by boblowski on Wed 13th Jan 2010 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Less evil?"
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The Han are not the only people in China, don't you get it! Of course the Han will agree, they're on top oppressing the rest of their minorities - or didn't you know that?

If you read my post again, you'll see we're in perfect agreement on this. No need to accuse me of ignorance, I'm very well aware of the ethnic make-up of China.

Of course people side with their government if they're being presented with a particular point of view (reinforcing cultural tendencies to defer to authority).

Not quite, the interesting point put forward by 'someone' is that most or many Chinese are very well aware of criticism on their local and national government and in many cases even subscribe to this criticism. The 'they are ignorant, we enlighten then, all will be well' line of thought doesn't explain, let alone change, anything.

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