The China syndrome

Posted: May 16, 2010 in Current events, Politics
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As political correctness is changing the Wes’t idea of what’s acceptable speech so too is China’s powerful economic reach changing the rules of the game: “…Chong [Egg on Mao] had under­estimated the fear of offending Beijing — not in China but in the West. She cited some strongly uncomfortable reactions. A Canadian nonprofit economic development group that had invited her to appear at a fund-raiser began playing down its association with her book once learning of the title, Chong said. (The organization was trying to encourage Chinese investment in Canada.) A reporter for a Chinese-language television station backed out of an interview because of fear of Beijing, according to a conversation Chong had with a producer there…The nervousness wasn’t limited to Canada. The United States Library of Congress declined an invitation to hold an event with Chong…” Here.

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