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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:55 AM
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China worried that President Obama won't be like 'president' Bush
Wonder what the Freepers think of that. :patriot:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7841580.stm


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President Obama's comments addressed to world leaders who "blame their society's ills on the West" also fell foul of the censor's red pen. "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history," the president said.
Once again, Xinhua included the passage in full in its English version, but the sentence was taken out of the Chinese translation.

And websites were not the only media organisations that struggled to report some of the comments made by President Obama.

China Central Television, the country's main broadcaster, aired the speech live with a simultaneous Chinese translation. But when the translator got to the part where President Obama talked about facing down communism, her voice suddenly faded away. The programme suddenly cut back to the studio, where an off-guard presenter had to quickly ask a guest a question.

Censoring sensitive news reports is nothing new in China, where officials go to great lengths to cut critical material. These officials appear a little nervous about the arrival of a new US President, who might not be as friendly to China as President George W. Bush.

As an editorial in the state-run China Daily put it: "Given the popular American eagerness for a break from the Bush years, many wonder, or worry to be precise, whether the new president would ignore the hard-earned progress in bilateral ties."
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:56 AM
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1. That's right China, you might have to cope with quality control again.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:57 AM
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2. They should be worried.
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 AM
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3. In many countries Obama is thought
to be protectionist, and since that made the Depression worse, they are concerned about trade ties and the world economy.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:01 AM
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4. President Obama will not be like President Bush.
He will probably require that products from China meet the safety standards of the United States. No more rancid, poisoned food. No more lead in the paint on children's toys.

I think China has good reason to be concerned. They need to tighten up their quality control, and realize that Americans are discovering now how dangerous it is to support another country in the manner in which we have. Low prices or not, the money saved is not always worth the price we ultimately pay as a country.

Do I hear chants of "BUY AMERICAN" coming back? They should be! Support America first. Buy American! Support American jobs, American companies!
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:03 AM
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5. Our country will no longer be bending over....
...and taking it up the rear end from China anymore.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:46 AM
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8. I think the Chinese are the ones bending over
To squat and dump into little bags labeled "Send to USA".
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:03 AM
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6. Freepers are so dumb they don't realize GHWBush's dealings with China in the 70s sent US jobs
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:05 AM by blm
to them. They probably think Prescott Bush's US-China Chamber of Commerce presidency was just some kind of golf club outing.

Jackson Stephens and GHWBush set this nation on its path to global fascism in the 70s and used WalMart to get working class to buy into that fascist agenda.

Bushes are heroes to the GOP because they LIKE their heartlessness and abuse towards the working class.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:14 AM
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7. Yeah, China loved that Bush was a fascist prick who didn't mind screwing
the taxpayers at the behest of China. It's little wonder that he and China were buddies.
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