Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 6:16 PM #central kindom #humor & fun #pic & video
i find an interesting post, in which the blogger labelled the phenomenon of sleeping senators as "a glorious tradition of the chinese people", he says (translated by micah):
Pictures of dozing delegates at the 3rd session of the 10th National People's Congress on March 9th. On that day, the conference deliberated on work reports from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
Compare this to the earth-shaking altercations that take place in Western parliaments and other legislative bodies, where politicians beat each other into a pulp, even tearing the skirts off female members and other such ugly behaviors; our politicians have inherited the glorious tradition of the Chinese people.
as we all know that "beating each other" mostly happened in taiwan and japan's "western-style parliaments", and we shouldn't expect taiwanese and japanese senators to have similar "glorious tradition of the chinese people".
but wait a minute, this is a photo taken in taiwan's parliament:
and i remember that i saw similar pics of japanese, american and hongkongese senators as well, and i saw people slept when GW Bush gave a speech.
well, i know what the blogger wants to say but didn't speak out directly - chinese congress is a rubber stamp. i partly agree with him, but the way he presents his point reveals a lot.
persons ( could be media, organization or country) who have strong perceptions and only read those stuff that support their perceptions fall into a trap - they only believe what they want to believe, and when things change, they live in their own illusions.
btw, a funny pic of japanese congress, very "western" and very "japanese", see the guy identified with a blue cycle in the pic, enjoy: