I guess people shy away from posting the type of opinion I’ve been posting, but I’d like to add one more. China has a lot of good models to follow as someone mentioned above. Two of those models would be Douglas MacArthur in Japan and the British rule in HK. Let me suggest the followings:China should put Dalai Lama back into the Potala Palace in Lhasa, and let Dalai Lama announce the people to stop rioting. Keep banning the possession of weapons. Allow full Tibetan autonomy but maintain Chinese military bases in Tibet. Exercise authority through the real Tibetan autonomous body rather than exercising authority directly over the Tibetan people. This requires discussions and compromise. Stop Han Chinese migration and confine them to the military area. Allow Tibetans to speak bad Mandarin as opposed to forcing them to speak Mandarin with perfect Beijing accent. Replace Hu Jintao with somebody else who is capable of implementing democratization of Tibet as well as China itself in the long run. I do not think Hu is capable of re-uniting Taiwan either. He is a person who cannot even effectively solve the gyoza problem with Japan. There are many brilliant Chinese people. I don’t understand why he is in charge.
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I think the author should have used narrower definition of “fascism”. The Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines fascism as “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”
In China, Hu Jintao has more complete power than Emperor Hirohito, not to say Pres Bush. There is little doubt Hu has been forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism in Tibet. President Hu and the CCP have been controlling all industry, commerce, media, etc. in China. Chinese nationally sponsored media has been appealing to nationalism of Han Chinese, and now more and more Han people support even more aggressive oppression over Tibet. It appears Han Chinese generally believes the complete cultural assimilation of Tibetans into superior Han culture is a right thing to do. This is very similar to Japanese fascists who tried to assimilate Koreans into Japanese culture which they believed to be superior. I think it’s safe to say China is a fascist country.
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