Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Same meaning.

The recent remark of the Canadian PM that proposed that Quebec form a Nation within Canada, has caused quite an uproar among the canadians.

Canadian PM Said
"The real question is simple: do Quebecois make up a nation of their own in a united Canada? The answer is yes. Do Quebecois make up a nation independent from Canada? The answer is no and will always be no."

Forget about Nation. Effectively, the above sentence is of no difference from what Deng Xiao Ping has said.

Deng Xiao Ping said

"One Country, Two Systems"

The only difference is this : Canadian PM sounded much more diplomatic, and it gives an illusion to the separatists that they have a nation. Deng is simply blunt, but he is totally honest. The fact is, whether it's Quebec or Taiwan, their fate is sealed : they will forever remain as provinces.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Jean Pierre Cardin said...

These French blokes are never at peace with anyone else, either in Belgium or in Quebec. What's so great about their Francaaaais.

11/29/2006 1:47 PM  
Blogger steve tan said...

Most french canadians don't speak good English, and so it's a little challenging for them to mix with the Anglophone.

In contrast, Taiwanese speaks the same language, and take the same food as the mainland people, and they want out, that, is incomprehensible.

11/29/2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger 非舞者 said...

This is my theory: ethnic Chinese tend to be more unkind to their own kind.

11/30/2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger Deisy said...

When i first reached here, I wasn't aware of the sensitive issue of Taiwan. So, one day I innocently asked a question, "hey, down the scroll bar of 'China province', I see Taiwan. Taiwan is part of China province?"

My colleagues, few of them 异口同声 asnwered, "Of course!"

I was so surprised. Coz, for outsider as me, I always think Taiwan, is Taiwan.

11/30/2006 11:10 AM  
Blogger steve tan said...

I overhead a few times a local DJ said this "Taiwan bla bla bla... if you go to this country..."

I couldn't help worrying about her job. A little incident like this could lead to a full-blown diplomatic crisis. All it takes is just a phone call from the China Embassy, and I'm sure the management will have no hesitation in letting her go.

11/30/2006 9:06 PM  
Blogger 非舞者 said...

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12/01/2006 2:49 PM  

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