My Facebook friend D., the guy who used to teach with me at the bushiban for a few years, shared Courtney Smith's Taiwan U.S. news-feed from MSN about Taiwan testing missiles there; I cryptically chided D. for spreading corny propaganda. It’s the uninitiated youth, and old fools, who’ll not see the U.S. ulterior motive. I unsubscribed from the Taiwan News page from Corny (who called me “Flaky”) a year ago when his moderator twice removed my post which he found disagreeable. No doubt Taiwan News will add Lady Gaga’s banishment from China over Dali Lama support, too, without giving both sides.
Look at these reactionary articles printed in U.S. English media:
China 'bans Lady Gaga' after Dalai Lama meeting
Communist party’s propaganda department reportedly issues ‘important instruction’ blocking singer’s entire repertoire from mainland
US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase
The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices
Taiwan 'to test-fire missiles in US' as China tensions rise
Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defence (sic.) source and media reports said Monday.
Relations between China and Taiwan have cooled rapidly under the island's new Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen, who took office in May, ending an eight-year rapprochement.
(So nice, they mentioned it twice.)
Wishful thinking and reactionary propaganda.
When the U.S. cut Japan's trade links, it started WW II inAsia. Can't the U.S. protect American jobs without blaming other nations? After all, U.S. sweatshops abroad make American business people rich and American workers poor. what the heck!
The U.S. will spread any news detrimental to China (and against Taiwan rapprochement) twisting it with half-truths and innuendos. The U.S. couldn't care less about Tibetan Buddhism or oppressed people; if they did they would give America back to the Native Americans and let Taiwan become independent; they had their chance in 1947 and blew it supporting the KMT's 228 massacre.