Ирак и Большой Скачек Вперед Для Китайской Интеллигенции

Еще до того как изображения первых ударов крылатых ракет по Багдаду появились на экранах китайского телевидения, интеллигенция страны начала обсуждать тему войны США против Ирака и реакцию на нее китайского правительства. Комментарии в ведущих газетах и онлайновых журналах демонстрировали разнообразие мнений, что редко замечалось в средствах массовой информации контролируемых государством. Эти коментарии вызвали бурное обсуждение данной проблемы среди китайского населения.

Большинство дискуссий касались темы: насколько была оправдана война. Мнения были высказаны в газетах и на интернет форумах, как например на домашней странице сайта школы средств массовой информации Университета Кингуа, широко известной как " МИТ Китая. " Школа составила антивоенную петицию под которой подписались более чем 1000 сотрудников, в основном профессоры.

И хотя простые люди твердо придерживалась антивоенной позиции правительства, не перестает удивлять тот факт, что это происходило в стране, которая препятствует несанкционированным политическим дискуссиям. И было еще более удивительным видеть про-военные настроения, выраженные публично, как, например, петиция опубликованная в Гуаньчжоусской еженедельной газете Геральд Мира XXI Столетия (21 st Century World Herald ) . Эта петиция высказала запрещенную точку зрения: "Права человека имеют большую ценность чем национальный суверенитет."

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