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Looking back on 2010: Tears of the dragon 巨龍的眼淚  

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Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples
 THE EMPTY CHAIR - picture of the year
 
2010 is an uncommon common year, a year of reflection. Before 2010 sinks onto the bottom of the ocean of memory, MapleRipple hereby composes three blog articles looking back on three news headlines during the past 12 months in Hong Kong, China, and the United States. My purpose is to cut through the complexities behind big events and to show their real faces, learning civic lessons from the bitterness and hardship of the restless year. Article about Hong Kong is written in Chinese, and articles about China and America are written in English. This is the second of these series: Tears of the dragon.

2010 for China is truly a year of no significance. The GDP grew by 8.4% throughout the year, a bit slower than previous years. Future's dim, as Economics puts it: slapdash economic growth and painstaking political change are twin characteristics of China's past three dacades, and WILL REMAIN SO IN 2011. Property prices continue to burst, and the people continue to suffer. Major western websites continue to be barred, the youth continues to be blindfolded. Nothing in particular deserves an one-hour talk.

NO WAY, NO HOW - WHY CHINA HAS ITS TEMPER NOW

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples UNHAPPY CHINA - book of the year
 

In September, a Chinese fishing boat collided with Japanese patrol boat near the disputed Senkaku islands. The incident led to the arrest of the Chinese captain and the fury of China. According to the released video footage of the clash, it was the Chinese fishing trawler that intentionally rammed into the Japanese boat, however the collision happened when the Chinese trawler refused to a required Japanese inspection. Well, let's put the fact aside for a moment, cos the fact didn't interest people in both countries at all. Demonstrations and rallies were not new to both countries when their "inalienable territories" were threatened. This time was no exception.

Both the governments of China and Japan played the hard ball this time. China showed its anger like never before to its neighbor, asking for the immediate unconditional release of the captain. Premier said to the reporters that if Japan failed to comply, China would take a further step. Japan, on the other side, wouldn't like to look like a chicken as well. It put on the desk its domestic law to get the captain's trial ready. Now if Japan succeeded to do that, it spoke louder than words that Senkaku is Japanese territory. China, of course, seriously warned Japan not to do so. China, again, resorted to its good old weapon, economy. China announced that it would stop crucial exports to Japan. Japan couldn't suffer the economic loss, surely, after terms of calculations, Japan backed down in the end and sent that captain back to his home.

China was not happy. Unlike the past self, who only knew to use "strong opposiiton" to fight back to foreign physical attacks. China this time seemingly showed its muscles. In 2008, France wanted to boycott the Beijing Olympics, as we had expected, Chinese people stormed French supermarkets, the government, 2, hosted a tour around France. Wen said yes, we run a circle around France, it was all France's fault. When the Committee awarded a Chinese jailed hearty person the first ever N-prize for China of any kind, China blocked sites like BBC which wasn't a usual target of the great firewall. Yes, we'll have our aircraft carrier pretty soon. Get your nose out of the new Chinasphere.

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples THE CLASH - fury of the year

How did China get all its temper? Well, China surpassed Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. Its huge foreign currency stockpile makes the sino-government the most powerful government financially. China emerged first on top out of the bloody crisis in 2008. And the United States owes China a lot of money. The whole world is, as some of us know, in a transition, though China's in fact in the "tail" of this transition, it's an necessary tail. The "head" of this transition is technology and American ideology. The west is now holding tight of the head and shaking off its manufactures and sack them off to the third world, whose leader happens to be the motherland. One classic example of this shift was Lenovo's acquisition of PC sectors of IBM. IBM wanted to get rid of manufactering and Lenovo set out to buy it. The west is irreversibly reliant on China's manufactering sectors. The whole world now is made in China.

The government thinks the fate is in its hands. Domestic social sentiment is tightly under control. Surely, as the political succession is looming large, the authority isn't interested in any excitement. We don't think any one will be released or any thing will be changed. Economy isn't its concern, the foreign currency stockpile is ready to resolve all economic problems. What questions are asked? None.

It starts to grow into a big belly these days. But, hmmm, let us review some slight moves in our country to illuminate what hides in the dark.

Looking back on 2010: Tears of the dragon  巨龍的眼淚 - TonyWong - MapleRipples
GOOGLE'S NEW HOME -tears of the year
 

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples THE INTERVIEW - talk of the year

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples WEN - bad luck of the year

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples CHINA PAVILION - pride of the year

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples RUI - prick of the year

Looking back on 2010: Tears of the dragon  巨龍的眼淚 - TonyWong - MapleRipples
 
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Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. On both sides of the Taiwan Strait, celebrations in different names will be put on.
The government wants to carve its good image on the rocks of history, the next year will be a year of silencing and harmony.

Looking back on 2010 Series: Tears of the dragon - TonyWong - MapleRipples THE CRAB - what we won't forget


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