I have a U.S. passport and it is full of strange text and images designed to emphasis the positive aspects of the U.S., many of which are at odds with policy of the Bush regime and indeed the history of the nation´s formation. Much of the design and content of my U.S. passport is meant to be both aesthetic, patriotic and lend an air of ancient authority to the entity that … [Read more...] about (Letter) Chinese Passport Design and Content– What does it Say about the Government´s Role in People´s Lives
A Mr. Li sent this essay to the BBC and dared them to publish it. They did. Much thanks to EastSouthWestNorth for providing this English translation (See their post for additional translated reader comments.) … [Read more...] about (Letter) The Chinese essay BBC was dared to publish (contrasting argumentation styles)
Someone had mentioned the significance of a patriotic anthem "歌唱祖国" performed during the Olympics opening ceremony. Had to look it up since it is completely foreign to me. It's also commented that it is the equivalent of "God Bless America", a patriotic anthem that's well ingrained with most Americans. … [Read more...] about (Letter) Patriotic Anthems Compared: China's "God Bless America"
I was having an online discussion with a business associate about U.S. export controls. She made the following statement: “China is such a threat to the U.S…we must be extremely careful of what they get their hands on…China and other non U.S. friendly countries will do practically anything to steal our knowledge for our weapons and military equipment.” Notwithstanding that … [Read more...] about (Letter from oldson) “China is such a threat to the U.S”??