Thursday, March 31, 2005

A groundswell?

The following article says 22 million Chinese people are trying to keep Japan from joining the UN Security Council. The level to which the Japanese have absolutely ravaged and raped China is disgusting. Nonetheless, this drive doesn't seem like an overwhelming display of mass sentiment, in that the drive has been hyped on state-run television, so it's safe to say the government is likely to be "encouraging" participation. Secondly, 22 million is a lot of people. But that comprises 1.7% of the population.

At any rate...Wiley, have you heard about this? China seems to be getting a little bit more boisterous, with this scenario and the recent shot across the bow directed towards Taiwan. How's the military spending going over there?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/31/international/asia/31cnd-china.html?hp&ex=1112331600&en=8b247aaa37cf1b88&ei=5094&partner=homepage

3 Comments:

Blogger Tally Ho said...

I don't know. That would be over 5 million people here. Considering the original march on washington was, I think, 1/10 of that, I'd say 1.7% would be pretty significant if it weren't the product of a state sponsered propaganda campaign. Thank
God we don't have those here.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Ger said...

I'd say there's a big difference b/t 5 million signatures and 5 million people on a march.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Tally Ho said...

It was just signatures? Shit. I could do 5 million signatures.

9:19 AM  

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