WSJ: In China, the Forgotten Manchu Seek to Rekindle Their Glory

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:

In China, the Forgotten Manchu Seek to Rekindle Their Glory

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.”

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One response to “WSJ: In China, the Forgotten Manchu Seek to Rekindle Their Glory

  1. terminatorii

    Comment from Wei Wu summarize the intention of the authors of WSJ so well that I must quote it here:

    “This is just about the mindset. The author knows far too well about what he wrote and he and his editors could well predict the reactions from the readers like us—furious, upset, and disgusting feelings, you name it but at the end of the day, who cares? One of the replies by D Hsu is well written but question is, in the first place, is this just a trap? Americans or who reads the WSJ are perceivably educated (which means there is no way a reply will change their perception, at all!).To put this in a simply way, —Fruit of the poisonous tree—this is the departing point of the majority of westerner. A communist China is no different from a USSR or any totalitarian regime. Everything there is evil indeed. So I honestly doubt the usefulness of our replies. When those guys, like Michael Wong, a Formosaian maybe, have nothing to refute they again could assume a moral high ground and label us as brainwashed.(he could even quote a few Chinese professor’s afterdinner remarks as a notation to substantiate his points, come on Michael, you are just too funny! You apparently need to travel to Shanghai more frequently). Anyway, I guess the best to do is to remind those who are genuinely curious about China and its many domestic policies– for fun, read it and leave it. Otherwise, study before speak up.”

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