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颓废的西方外交政策

伦敦——可以用颓废来形容现在的西方。这不仅意味着我们沉迷于欧洲福利计划的“小恩小惠”(其实我们已经难以负担相关的开销)和美国的超级碗,还意味着因为潜在的商业成本,我们越来越不愿意让公民自由和人权观来决定自己的外交政策。

以中国持不同政见者及诺贝尔和平奖得主刘晓波为例,他因为呼吁中国实行民主制度不久前在服刑11年期间死于狱中。中国政府拒绝了刘在死前几周所提出的到国外治疗癌症的请求,而他的妻子依然被软禁。

中国对待像刘这样持不同政见者的态度可以用野蛮来形容。但西方领导人仅仅发表了一些措辞谨慎的批评性的外交言论。

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