He wrote about ongoing topics in China metaphorically in his works. Since the government has control over everything, the residents receive the negative effects. Weiwei uses his works to show the government “won’t have tomorrow” (Weiwei 3). He claims that although the government may control its people now, they will gain control back in the future. He rebels his culture by going against the beliefs of the government.
Over time, China has gradually regained the relationship through communication, compromisation, and restored affairs. However, the Tiananmen Square Protest has damaged China’s international image. To the world, it was a shocking to see the government violently suppress freedom and violate the basics of human rights. The US president George Bush said, “he deeply deplored the use of force”, while the UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said she was “shocked and appalled by the shootings” (BBC News). When China attempted to regain its image by hosting the 2000 Olympics game, the International Olympics Committee received multiple complaints on China’s lack of political freedom and human rights.
In repressive societies there is an extensive use of state control throughout daily life, for example in the prohibiting and banning of free speech and political opposition, and following severe human rights breaches and abuses. Many people consider the repressive capability of an authoritarian regime as the most serious factor as to why these regimes remains durable. They are able to some what manipulate and establish their rule as almost a norm in society. It is obvious that repression is very much present in china in a number of different ways for example in relation to internet censorship. Internet censorship being the great firewall of china a surveillance project controlled and operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) division of the Chinese government.
Moreover, the administration claimed that “It also goes against the rules that require ads not to contain content that blasphemes national practices and cultures”. This situation shows how strongly society can affect the course of events. Although foreigners do not catch and understand why this advertisement caused such a heated controversy among Chinese citizens, after reading the unflattering comments, they realised how Nike’s commercial offended Chinese cultural values which lead to impairment of people's perception towards the brand
However millions of people today are being denied the most basic way to gain information. The North Korean government is censoring their citizens from contacting anyone in the world. This can also be seen throughout Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. It is not truly illegal to contact people, but the society makes it feel that communication is not normal. That it is not normal for people to talk about things that are going on in the world around
Intellectuals still have some power to criticize the Party at that time, but their power was gradually took away after CCP formed a whole ruling system. Chinese Cultural Revolution was the burst out of their accumulation of contradictions, while special historical backgrounds and conditions (Mao’s dislike to intellectuals, radical intellectual groups under Jiang Qing’s leadership, young students evolved in the movement) aggravated tensions and gave those mainly influential westernised scholars a heavy
For centuries china had reminded isolated from the involvement in world politics, but the world as they knew it was beginning to change, and what started as dispute over trading rights, escalated into a full scale war. China would never be the same again and it all started with two highly lucrative and addictive goods tea, and opium. The opium war involved both China and Britain. The two opposing countries had completely different perspectives, cultures, and values the perfect recipe sure for disaster. The opium emerged from China's unwillingness to trade with Britain.
However, Chinese immigrants are treated unfairly because more complex reasons. These reasons include historical problems, Chinese-American cultural differences and competitive level (include education level and English level also the specialize skills). For Chinese immigrants, they contribute a lot of America society both in the technology and economy according to the public affairs television; however, many Chinese-Americans think they are “living in the jail” with no civil rights. (Public Affairs Television, Between Two Worlds) signal phrase The conflicts is caused by the competitive. In one way, Chinese are trained to get good grade in the exam.
The religion of the Chinese is often given a great concern and heated discussion. It is controversial why many Chinese are atheistic and what they truly believe in. This essay will mainly emphasize on Chinese religion and its causation. According to the survey
The Gambler by Paolo Bacigalupi, encompasses a broad range of important themes and issues portrayed in media today. Particularly it reminded me heavily of the constant censorship battle still ongoing in China. As I personally have many friends that travel to and from China I’m able to hear their personal accounts of how different the media is presented to them there. Social media websites such as Facebook and Youtube are entirely blocked while others rumour that Google search results are entirely changed to fit communist propaganda. It is worrying to see how the world is mirroring “The Gambler”.