“There is an artiste; a world famous artiste who has donated the most to philantrophy causes, who is also the most misunderstood and suffered the most pain in the world. You may guess many names but actually, this one is Michael Jackson, the superstar of the United States.
I think that just like the case of Michael Jackson the image of China is also distorted by the coined phrases of Western countries, like one party rule, censorship of press and internet censorship.”
-DR. YAO JUNFEI, RESEARCH FELLOW FOR THE CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY.
From Yao’s lecture at the Seminar for Information Officers from English Speaking African Countries, recently held in Beijing. Obviously, the idea that Chinese culture has no faculty with lateral thinking is a fallacy, if Dr Yao’s creative analogizing is anything to go by.
(h/t China Digital Times)