In the spirit of the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing, we offer the first of a series of links that illustrate the state of nationalism in China and elsewhere. Watch this space for more such entries as individuals become increasingly bombastic in support of their countries. And what better way to judge the current state of nationalist fervor than to turn to our trusty news sources?
The following are recent headlines from the venerable People’s Daily, none of which have been taken from the editorial pages:
->excerpt: 这是由达赖集团有组织、预谋、精心策划煽动，境内外“藏独”分裂势力相互勾结制造的 。 (That the domestic and foreign “Independent Tibet”-ists colluded to split apart the authority was due to the Dalai cabal’s organization, premeditation, and meticulous scheme of instigation.)
->why the script used in mainland China is just as good, if not better, than that used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere
->this just in: Hu Jintao reelected as president of China