So you say that Western media is completely unbiased and completely factual. Well, you came to your conclusion that China is consistently deteriorating and things are getting worse based on your extensive reading of material from the Western media. How is it that you came to a conclusion that is diametrically opposed to the reality if the Western media was so accurate, and your findings are completely based on the content provided by diverse sources of the media? By all levels when it comes to political, personal, economic freedom or living standards, nutritional intake, economic development, China is progressing at a rapid pace. How is it possible that all these monumental progress is ignored and that you came to the conclusion that the situation in China is deteriorating?
I never said china was deteriorating, just improving (in terms of human rights) more slowly
than some of the people here would like to believe. No media source is completely unbiased, but western media is normally biased AGAINST the west, strangely enough, so with that in consideration, reports by western media on chinese human right's abuses indicate a pretty severe problem.
And oh BTW, I am Chinese American. I am not a native Chinese. However, I travel to China often and have many relatives there, so I'm in touch with my roots and the ground reality of today's China. I'm not saying things in China are perfect, but it is rapidly progressing and the images portrayed by the Western media is often misleading.
If the Western media is so perfect, how did the American people so willingly swallow all the lies the Bush administration fed them about the war on Iraq?
Because unlike what monday morning quarterbacks are saying now, before the Iraqi war, it was the general consensus amoung western nations and intelligence servicies that Saddam possessed WMD's. Ultimately, he did, just not nearly as many as were thought. The WMD's were not a "bush fabrication" but were believed by nearly every western nation. That now democrats and other countries are trying to backpedal on their previous positions and blame bush is stupid and childish to say the least.
Anyhow, I never said the western media was perfect, but I'm more inclined to believe western reports of human rights abuse in china than chinese denials of them.