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  •  Just faciinating the way you point out the reality (5+ / 0-)
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    xgz, freerad, hailanzhiguang, gc10, mythatsme

    of her fantasy.  Why did Ping Fu do this?  I should ask her, but I doubt she will  reply with honesty since she  fills her book with falsehoods.  Your deconstruction is just brilliant and a service to all those who would seek the truth and value our friends in China.  I do know there are issues between us, but friends have issues.  I also know that there is the issue of Tibet and I would hope that someday this would be resolved with good grace between all parties.  But today, I want to enjoy your work here xgz and thank you for staying engaged even though some have been unkind to you.  

    Persistence is the way to knowledge.

    •  Thanks. I have learned a lot from friends here (2+ / 0-)
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      freerad, hailanzhiguang

      Tibet is a complex issue that does not have simple answers. My view on Taiwan has changed a lot since I came here, and now I am 100% in support of Taiwan independence. But Tibet is a different problem. There are other issues involved that I don't see any way of resolving. For example, about 1/3 to half of all adult male in Tibet are non-productive monks. Right now they are sustained by subsidies from Chinese government. I cannot imagine what would happen when this subsidy is cut off.

      In any case, I don't see Tibetan independence will lead to a democratic Tibet. What I see is that a democratic China will lead to a better Tibet.

    •  My theory is that she was born in Shanghai (2+ / 0-)
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      hailanzhiguang, mythatsme

      Her Shanghai mama and papa are actually her real parents. She was the 6th of 6 children. Her Nanjing parents at that time did not have any children. So her Shanghai parents gave her to her Nanjing parents. This must have been very traumatic for her when she learned this. That's why she is making up a story of her living in Shanghai, with her real parents.

      Of course this is just speculation.

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