Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chinese Petitions: Feudal or Futile or BOTH?



What if we had this form of government here? Predict what might happen.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121200985

11 comments:

  1. This form of government would defiantly be different to where we are. When the Chinese would make petitions it would be very different to here. There will be feudal things involved that would happen because not everyone will agree on everything. Some things would be like the military, social, and economic structures. Also in affect it can also be futile because it can change in many circumstances.

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  2. It is amazing that the first time of I ever heard from American, that difference behavior between American and Chinese. With a Chinese altitude to look at this woman, she shows me great positive to the world, and she is very brave that she doesn't afraid of Chinese political force. Standing out of this conversation, it reflected Chinese government's mistakes and bad skills on negotiation.

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  3. I think that if we had that government it would be really bad for us because its like they don't care for their own people. If they just let someone who didn't do anything its going to be really bad because that person has family who cares about him. I say the women who went to china is a brave person, who must love her husband very much and he should be let out of jail.

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  4. I think that leady who went to China is really brave and smart. She knew that is wrong and she fought to get justice and I hope she will. It is hard to hear all that in 21st century because nowadays world seems really small and every one rely on eachother because market is global and every country must have to rely on eachother. If someone does that kind of comment than that might effect how other country look at you and that might harm your country's business.

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  5. I think that this Government in China is a GOOD example of what our Government should not be like. That lady who went to China Is what everybody should be even the the Government. They should stand out to themselves. Don't let anyone or anybody let you down. Every lady should be like her. Step out to the world and show what you got. Just let them know that they can't put you down just because your a whole different nation. Now a days, this can be happening right now. Right in front of your face, but your just ignore it. sometime you can't ignore something that should not be ignore and It should be fix. And it suppose to be fix.

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  6. The Chinese government is an example of a government we wouldn't want to have. The lady, Julie Harms, was an American who stood up for herself without fear, and stood up to the government to set her husband free from jail.

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  7. I think that the Government in China is working well for them currently. This system helps develope in economic and social issues in China. China impacts everyone globally. Without this goverment everything would be less organized and it would cause many issues throughout the world.

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  8. This form of government would be very different for the U.S. Some things might remain the same but could change and be bad because it could change in different circumstances. This article shows that the Chinese didn't show good skills on negotiation and shows that they made mistakes in government. I think that women is really brave for not being afraid of the government. She fought to get justice and hopes she will.

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  9. The Chinese government is different that what I have ever heard before. Petitioners follow the rule of man, not the law. This is not right. Every law is among the laws for a reason. The government discussed those laws and why they should be there. So if I were a petitioner, I would rather follow the law. A man ruling is too risky.

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  10. I think that if the US had a government like the chinese government there would be a lot of protest and rebellions. I also think that most americans are living as consumers and if the chinese government was ruling america people would have a hard time changing to a more producing way of life.

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  11. Still another cultural difference is some strange taboos I've stumbled upon. One does not write the names of people in red -- it means their death; nor give a clock as a gift -- the sound of the Chinese word is an evil omen, nor give one an umbrella for a gift -- for the same reason, or praise another in public -- it is considering asking for favors; nor do they give cards and flowers much at graduation, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays; nor is it proper for male strangers (foreigners) to be very friendly or courteous to women. I was walking with the family of one of my students in a garden path and her mother's shoe came untied. I knelt down to tie the shoe, trying to show off my American politeness, and she jerked her shoe away, frowned, and gave it to her daughter to tie. I was being too familiar. In some walks, especially across water, the bridges or paths zigzag. This is because of the belief that evil spirits must move in a straight line and can not change directions -- hence the zigzag. They also have a different view of dragons. Western societies are prone to take them seriously and as powerful forces of evil ("Beowulf," for example); whereas Chinese are quick to tell you that a dragon is a composite of 8 other animals and are thus more likely to be seen as harmless, funny, loving creatures.

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