These last days me and Linn has been a bit puzzled to why China has reacted to the Burma situation in such a pale way as they’ve done until now. We wanted to know how much the public knows about all this. Because if the public knows, they would act!?
So we did our own investigation. We have contacted friends, looked at the biggest Chinese news TV channels and searched the biggest newspapers and we found so very little. The only written news has been about the Japanese photographer and only in very short terms. The TV said something about the talks with Japan, but mentioned nothing or very little about Burma. And our friend in Kunming works for Media and she knows nothing about what’s going in Burma. People we talked to were like big question marks. And remember, Kunming is only 600km from the burmese border.
It’s like a big public shut down. Linn’s very sad about this and she’s upset about the way her government acts. What are they afraid of? That burmese actions back in 1988 would repeat itself in China as it did back then? – we’re thinking this could be the case. If people in China started to protest would China need to cut the important gas-pipe? Is it all about money? And why did China put in their veto when UN tried to find a way to put strong pressure on the militant junta.
Is it right to ask China to act? Or is this something that other countries with ties to the junta could take care of, like Japan and France. Or lastly, is this just something that burmese should do themselfes and take care of.
I think China should be the big brother it is. Be the leader and show the way. Not by brutal force – but in other ways possible. Bring more monks!
Clive: This is a public answer to your respons.