◎ Biko Lang
（作者本名 Biko Lang, 為美籍資深媒體人.本文由 Terry Huang / 黃大河翻譯。
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◎ by Biko Lang
Listens to the Austria opening ceremony, the technical absence Chinese delegation, the closing ceremony not to absent again, by keeps Taibei's more than 50 team staff members to participate, but has not carried the Chinese five-star flag national flag, but flutters “Taiwan disaster area compatriot refuels” the red cloth strip approach. According to the media explanation, Chinese delegation's this action is the release good intentions, also solves for them, avoids awkwardly…And so on. The author did not deny that the Chinese delegation the disaster victims who suffers hardships and calamities for the Molake typhoon refuels inflates is the good intentions performance. But, visits the Chinese delegation which Taiwan sojourns to call international movement sports event host country Taiwan the people are “the compatriot”, makes one beg to differ. So-called “the compatriot” should be is between country people the mutual name. American and English, although has inherited the same culture, but we 絕 to not by “compatriot” symmetric. The American, the English, the Canadian, are friends, but is not “the compatriot”. The Chinese delegation with great courage, unexpectedly the haughty in theirs foreign/Taiwan, flutters fills united front meaning the flag, direct, declared indirectly Taiwan is a China's part, Taiwan belongs to China! Those who make one be astonished, not only does not hear the voice which afterward Republic of China Government protested, sets up opens Taiwan, China “one side a country” Democratic Progressive Party Political organization also crow including always the host however silent, very quiet. In author's eye, Chinese delegation this act is “eats the Taiwan people 夠 夠”, also receives the closing ceremony auditorium warm applause unexpectedly. (author name Biko Lang, is the American nationality senior media person.
This article by Translator Terry Huang/yellow river. The full text sees http://pcofftherails101.blogspot.com)
In an auspicious turn of events, the Chinese delegation,
which had been absent from the opening ceremony, attended the closing
ceremony with over 80 athletes led by the head of the delegation, Jia
Yong. The Mainland athletes entered the Taipei Stadium without holding
PRC national flags or placards. Instead, they carried a red banner
reading “Support Taiwan compatriots in the (Typhoon Morokat) disaster
areas”. The audience broke into rapturous applause in response.
The Chinese delegation of atheletes at the Deaflympics did not attend
the opening ceremony on Sept. 5, but they did show up for the closing
ceremony. Deputy director of the Chinese Deaflympics team Zhao Su-jing
(趙素京) said at a press conference before the closing ceremony that the
team still had about 52 competitors and staff in Taipei who would
attend. During the closing ceremony, The Chinese team did not carry
the Chinese flag upon entering the stadium, but instead held up a red
banner with white Simplied Chinese characters taht read: “Go,
Taiwanese compatriots in the disaster zone.”It is very strange that
the Chinese team from the PRC would have the effrontery to call their
Taiwnese hosts of the Deaflympics their compatriots, their fellow
countrymen. Taiwanese are NOT compatriots to the communist Chinese in
the PRC, and for the Chinese team to display such a banner was very
rude and impolite, in my humble opinion as a foreigner in Taiwan. the
Americans and the British are not compatriots nor are Canadadians and
American compatriots. We all live in separate countries. So for the
PRC team to unfurl a banner in public at the Deaflympics calling their
Taianese hosts their "comatriots" whioch is a blatant communist
progagnada lie was a slap in the face to Taiwan. Did anyone complain
about this? Or am I the only person who felt this was very rude and
impolite behavior on the part of the visiting PRC team? I did not see
any news reporters of anyone in Taiwan complaing about this? Did I
miss something? Is it true: the people of the PRC and the people are
Taiwan are compatriots? really?
The PRC delegation of athletes at the Deaflympics did not attend
the opening ceremony on Septemer 5, but part of the team did show up
for the closing
ceremony in Taipei, in full view of the viewing public in the stands
and on television. During the closing ceremony, the PRC team, in a
very unusual move, did not carry
the Chinese flag upon entering the stadium, but instead held up a long red
banner with white simplied Chinese characters that read: "Go,
Taiwanese compatriots (sic) in the disaster zone."
While the thought was sincere and heartfelt, wishing a speedy recovery
to victims of
Typoon Morakot in the southern part of this country, which the PRC
team was visiting as
foreign guests, it was at the same time a strange sight to see the PRC
banner calling their Taiwanese hosts at this international event as
"compatriots". Compatriots means people from the same country. How on
earth could the PRC team have the LP to unfurl such a propagandistic
banner in a foreign country? And how did they get away with it, with
no criticism from anyone in Taiwan, certainly not anyone in the
government and not even anyone from the opposition?
Can you imagine this "Alice in Wonderland" behavior happening in any
other country? Writing the term compatriot on that banner meant that
the PRC team was saying that Taiwan is part of communist China. That
is the height of chutzpah, to unfurl such an untrue phrase in a
foreign country where the PRC team are guests of the Taiwanese!
Imagine any other country in the world pulling off such an act and
getting away with it? Impossible.
For the PRC officials and their team to have the effrontery to call their
Taiwnese hosts of the Deaflympics their "compatriots", their fellow
countrymen, which is surely a loaded word, was really in bad taste.
Again, the thoughts
behind the banner were heartfelt and caring. Long live the heartfelt
and caring communists
of the PRC. And may the victims of Typhoon Morokat recover as soon as possible.
But the world should know that the Taiwanese are not "compatriots" to
the communist Chinese in
the PRC. For the PRC team to display such a banner in public, on TV, was very
rude and impolite, in my humble opinion. The
Americans and the British are not compatriots, even though they share
many things in common in their inherited cultures, nor are Canadadians
American compatriots in any sense of the word. We are friends, but we
are not compatriots.
The British, the Canadians, the Americans, the Australians and New
Zealanders all live in separate countries. They are not compatriots to
each other. So for the
PRC team to unfurl their sweet red banner in public at the Deaflympics
Taianese hosts their "compatriots" was a blatant communist
progagnada trick and a slap in the face to Taiwan.
Did anyone complain about this? Or was this kind of rude and
impolite linguistic behavior on the part of the visiting PRC team just
accepted by the Taiwanese public as par for the course, business as
usual? I have not seen
any news reports complainng about this kind of banner insult. Did I
miss something? Am I over-reacting?
Is it true: the people of the PRC and the people are
Taiwan are "compatriots"? Really?