China in the American media
My heart is held up in the air every time I have to click into an article about China on newspapers like New York Times. It seems that the American newspapers never have nice things to say. They are always criticizing human rights in China despite the improvement that China is having in recent years. Reading those articles, I can usually infer a tone which is skeptical and pessimistic. When Hong Kong residents show their increased love and sense of belonging for China, the newspaper says that they have forgotten about China’s past mistakes and present human rights issue. When Sichuan is trying hard to recover from the earthquake, the newspaper has to find faults and blames the Sichuan provincial government for building an insecure school building. Moreover, Sharon Stone’s remark about the deadly earthquake that has killed more than 69,000 as a “bad karma” resulted from the Tibet incident is just totally immature and ludicrous. I am disappointed at the media and how they always portray other countries negatively, either countries in Asia or countries in the Middle East. It seems as if the American media is always tirelessly finding specks in others’ eyes but fails to see the speck in its own eyes.