When it comes to ethnic minorities in China, you can only read bullshit and find a bunch of idiots employed by the “free” press. WSJ’s Ian Jonhson just demonstrates that he is not an exception by publishing this article:
To know the truth of minorities of China, you have to read the comments of this article. For example, Ariel Chen gave an excellent explanation:
“I’m curious about the author’s leads on his China articles. How did he find these stories? Because they do not do a good job reresenting China’s social conditions. And it’s slightly distorting the reality. He should have written about how all ethnic groups in China are finding their roots, not just Manchurians. He made it sound like the Manchurians were suppressed of their culture. Which is totally false. Minorities in China benefit from many government policies. Including EXEMPTION from the One-Child Policy, that’s why their population was able to increase from 2 million to 9 million in only a decade or two. Because they were able to have many children while Han Chinese, the majority, can only have one. Now tell me this isn’t the best minority policy in the history of humanity. As a Han Chinese I feel the policy is very unfair to the Han Chinese, but it also showed tremendous good will of the Chinese goverment toward minorities. The minority groups also enjoy tax benefits, free education, extra points on the college entrance exam simply because they were minority ethnic….list goes on and on. In fact, many Han Chinese changed their ethnicity just so they can have the benefits. Who’s being marginalized here?
Now, let’s talk about the culture revivial. Like I said, all ethnics in China are starting to value their culture more and more. Not just Manchurians. As far as I know, the Han cultural renaissance is making the biggest movement in China right now, a lot of students are starting to learn more and more traditional Chinese culture, wearing traditional Chinese clothing (Hanfu), and the Confucius Institute is not only flourishing in China, but world wide. This is very normal. As a country’s economy flourish, so will its culture. It has been always like that in 5000 years of recorded history in China. When the country is prosperous, people have more money and time to spend on art and culture. It’s only natural that the Chinese are starting to treasure their culture more, no matter they are Han, Manchu, Mongol or any other ethnic group.”
From numerous reports of the “free” press these days, it seems that the only interests of the “free” media is to provoke tensions and instability between the minorities and majorities in China. Sounds familiar, hmm? CIA has tried decades to weaken China with little success. Now the “free” media is doing the same thing in the name of “freedom”. Keith Talwall gave us a perfect description of this:
“It depends on which side of the ocean are you on. Standing on the opposite side one may wish all other nations sacking into internal chaos, civil wars, racial riots, all kinds of destruction, etc. … so I gain from stability of my own home enjoying peaceful environment without efforts. I may make a bit profit by selling knifes and needles. When you are really tired of killing each other, come to my house and I will hire you to wash my underwear. Heh, stinking, eih? Sorry, I sweat too much, but a sign of good health.”