Both the bashers and apologists have been brain washed. They will not listen to a different point of view, let alone discuss with you with open minds.
Depending on the topic I could be guilty as charged.
I wrote a piece in comparing human rights between China and US. I have the highest approval rating from one forum. More than 100 folks read the long comment and voiced their approval.
The piece is here.
My piece on Tibet did not fare that well. Judge it for yourself.
There were more comments on my comment than the original article. Most are from Tibetan exiles I guess. So, their POVs are completely different from my Han’s POV. I understand and accept their disapproval.
We hope we’re all be able to understand each other’s POV even if it is completely different from yours. We do not want to limit our point of view like the frog under a well.
Our bias has been developed from our past experience. I have a good friend whose mother never buys Japanese products as she saw how the Japs shot all the men in her village and another friend who suffered from the communist’s prosecution.
Also, it seems all the EUers sleep together too and all Mainlanders have the own unified opinions. The overseas Chinese seem to speak my language.
Accepting other folks’ point of view is important to create less conflicts and it would lead to a more peaceful world.