Shoe-throwing Protest at Chinese Premier

flying shoe

昨日の夕方、ニュース番組を見ていたら、「中国の温家宝首相が、ケンブリッジ大学で講演を行った際、若い男性に、抗議の叫びとともに靴を投げられた」という速報が流れた。また雪が降る寒空の中、中国大使館前でも、百人程の小規模な(デモの盛んなヨーロッパではささやか)「フリーチベット」運動によるデモも、 大小の国旗を持った中国人学生の「熱烈歓迎」と隣り合わせで行われた。欧米に住む中国人留学生はすべて洗脳されているとは思いたくない。でも勉強するため だけにこちらに来て、中国人同志で固まって、数年後には「偉大なる祖国」に帰っていくだけの学生が多い。イギリスのメディアを読んで、イギリス人と関わっ て、イギリスの価値観を学ぼうとしている人は、果たしてどれぐらいいるのだろうか。でも、イギリス人の間でも、日本人もいつも日本人同士でつるんでいると いうイメージがあるので、反省すべきところ。


While I was watching Sky news yesterday evening, the breaking news came about ‘shoe thrown at Chinese premier’ at Cambridge University. There was also very small ‘Free Tibet’ demonstration held in front of the Chinese Embassy in London under freezing snowy weather, in contrast to an army of ‘loyal’ Chinese students waving huge Chinese flags. Many  I hope thatChinese students live abroad are not all ‘brain-washed’ – what do you expect, since they come here only to study and stick with each other, and come back home to their ‘motherland’. I wonder if they ever read British media, communicate with Brisith, or even care about British values. Well, an image of Japanese here is more or less the same – getting together with own people and don’t communicate with other groups.

An opportunist Brown didn’t say anything about Tibet, human rights or anything negative against China. I guess what is important for him NOW is to rebuild the country’s economy and re-elect at the next election.

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