Comments on: ‘Post-Communist’ Russia and China remain remarkably the same http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71767 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:21:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71767 Very good insights!
Russia and China are both artificial systems. ©

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By: StigTW http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71747 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:56:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71747 Really this opinion piece just sounds like populist dribble… But I suppose Shishkin got paid so what does he care…

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71741 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:53:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71741 When the conditions are similar, the outcome is similar; when the conditions are the same, the outcome is the same. Many things are in the hands of God, nature or fate. And the fate of a country or a state has no possibility to be changed by a human. In history, there were great humans, who changed the historical course. But in reality, there is no such ones. If any exists, she only exists in western world, absolutely not in the eastern world. This is decided by the difference of cultures. The current eastern culture has no power to prepare a great human. This culture is extremely weak, considerably weaker than 2,500 years ago. Generally, a weak culture is not ready for a great civilization. A weak civilization is not ready for a great nation, not ready for a great historical creation.

In east, many Chinese have no idea about what is history. What they know history comes from the their imaginations, preference and myths or tales. Not to respect the truth is the No.1 character of a weak culture. After 2,200 years’ deception and delusion, many times in an atmosphere disrespecting the truth, the culture has been artificially and naturally wreaked. In particular, Marxism loves lies and liars utterly. Many similarities of China and Russia that you have seen lie in the same favour and accommodation. The characters of mutually cheating, popular in both countries, make the culture even weaker. With the accumulation of lies and ignorance changing people’s mentality as a whole in the past 2,200 years, as the trend keeps going, the culture keeps weakening until it isn’t sustainable, as I said it is in the hands of God. People’s mentality can be understood, but there is no possible way to alter in a short time. In brief, there is no hope for any country who disrespects the truth. There is no hope for any people who disrespect the truth, either. Any strong culture must be built on the reverence for the truth.

Chinese rendering of history is upon their preference. Their understanding is very limited for three reasons. The first, the understanding is accorded to the current political necessities. The history teaching is full of falsified and deliberately deceiving contents. The second, Chinese are focused on domestic and specific historical events. Seldom, they view this world as a whole. As a matter of fact, the compatibility, interconnections and generality of different events, occurred in different times and different places, are more important than an individual event. The third, many tales blur and interrupt people’s understanding of the real happenning in history, encouraging people to prefer the myths to the truths. The whole education is not only limited but also harmful to both the truth and the minds. To understand Chinese and Russian people, you have to understand how they teach history and other disciplines. When the majority of people have no idea about what is history, it is not too hard to understand what is going on there. Actually, rarely have people curiosity on history and other truths. What they are focused on now in general is how to get the unfair competing power. The outset is already far from the truth. When you understand the people, it is not too hard to understand their country or their culture or where the trend leads.

So as a result, Chinese always take themselves as continuing victims and, at the same time, how great their culture is, no matter what the truth is and no matter what happened in history for real.

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71740 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:00:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71740 falsified and deliberately deceived contents

falsified and deliberately deceiving contents

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71739 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 15:52:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71739 So as a result, Chinese always take themselves as continuing victims and how great their culture is, no matter what the truth is and no matter what happened in history for real.

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71738 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 15:40:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71738 Chinese rendering of history is upon their preference. Their understanding is very limited, because of three reasons. The first, the understanding is accorded to the current political necessities. The history teaching is full of falsified and deliberately deceived contents. The second, Chinese are focused on the the domestic and particular historical events. Seldom. they view this world as a whole. The third, many tales blur and interrupt people’s understanding of the real happenning in history. The whole education is not only limited but also harmful to both the truth and the minds. To understand Chinese or Russian people, you have to understand how they teach history and other disciplines. When the majority of people have no idea about what is history, it is not too hard to understand what is going on there. Actually, rarely have people curiosity on history and other truths. What they are focused on in general is how to get the unfair competition power. The outset is already far from the truth. When you understand this people, it is not too hard to understand this country and this culture and where the trend will lead.

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By: agsocrates http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71725 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:51:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71725 Not sure I agree with the author’s conclusion. Though I agree that there are interesting parallels between Russia and China, one thing they also have in common is very strong nationalism. During the cold war, when their systems were common in name and sometimes in function (the great leap forward and Cultural Revolution were serious departures from the Soviet model) they actually got themselves into a couple shooting wars. Right now they are driven together by fears of the spread of Arab spring style pushes for dignity and some complimentary economic interests. Mutual suspicion and distrust can push them apart just as quickly.

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71709 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:11:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71709 Russia. The accumulation of lies and ignorance has changed people’s mentality totally in the past 2200 years. As the trend keeps going, the culture keeps weakening until it cannot support itself. I said it is in the hands of God. People’s mentality can be understood, but there is no possibility to alter in any short time. In brief, there is no hope for any country who disrespects the truth. There is no hope for any people who disrespect the truth, either. Any strong culture must be built on the reverence for the truth.

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By: gee.la http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71708 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71708 In east, many Chinese have no idea about what is history. What they know history comes from the their imaginations and myths. This is the No.1 character of a weak culture- not to respect the truth. After 2,200 year deception and delusion, many times with an atmosphere disrespecting the truth, the couture has been artificially and naturally weaked. In particular, the Marxism loves lies and liars utterly. Many similarities of China and Russia that you have seen lies in the same favour and accommodation. Mutually cheating character make the couture even weaker, both in China and

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By: kafantaris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/21/post-communist-russia-and-china-remain-remarkably-the-same/#comment-71706 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:39:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19014#comment-71706 Far from creating a new world order, Russia and China have in fact perpetuated the old disorder. The best example of this is Syria. When other nations came together and tried to bring a peaceful resolution to Syria it was Russia and China — and on three separate occasions — that blocked them. Not because Russia and China had better ideas but because it looked like regime change for Syria — something they feared happening in their own countries. Why would they help topple Assad if their own regimes are no better, and Assad’s downfall might encourage their own?
Conveniently Russia and China lifted not a finger to sort things out in Syria. Moreover, they have rendered the rest of the nations impotent of doing anything as well.
Meanwhile the Syrian people suffered greatly and thousands died as their country descended into the depths of civil war. All along we continue to watch helplessly from the sidelines.
If this is Mr. Putin’s idea of new world order, we want no part of it. As for China, it is now intertwined with the economic interests of the nations of the world, and can no longer afford to keep in lockstep with the stagnating Russia.

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