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Cablegate: Media Reaction: 9/11 Anniversary, U.S.-China Military

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: 9/11 ANNIVERSARY, U.S.-CHINA MILITARY
RELATIONS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

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Editorial Quotes
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1. 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

"9/11 incident still bothers U.S."

The official Communist Party international news publication Global
Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(09/11)(pg 7): "Chinese scholar Geng Xin said
that the U.S. initially had the support and sympathy of the world
after 9/11, but after launching two 'unbalanced wars' the U.S. has
tarnished its international reputation and is on a path that seems
without end. The U.S. should learn a lesson from the two things it
has done to negatively impact the world: the War on Terrorism and
the financial crisis. Since Obama took office, he has tried to
discard Bush's political heritage by downplaying the concept of a
'War on Terrorism.' However, Obama is still facing difficulties in
both Iraq and Afghanistan. Zhou Shijian, a professor at the
American Studies Center at Qinghua University, argued that the
reason the War on Terrorism has led to more terrorist attacks is
because the U.S.'s 'hegemonic measures' cannot eliminate the root
cause of terrorism: extreme poverty. Shi Yinghong, Director of the
American Studies Center at People's University of China, said that
the War on Terrorism has presented Americans with a complicated
reality. Although Obama is determined to change the policies of the
Bush era, he is still unable to completely cut and run. The 9/11
[terrorist attacks] will continue to bother the U.S., not only in
the way the War on Terrorism will continue to impact the U.S., but
also in the war's increasingly negative influence on the world."

2. U.S.-CHINA MILIARY RELATIONS

"U.S. Navy Major General says China's anti-aircraft carrier missiles
for defense only"

Elite Reference (Qingnian Cankao), a newspaper affiliated with the
official Communist Youth League China Youth Daily (09/11)(pg 7):
"Aircraft carriers have always been symbols of U.S. hegemony on the
high seas. People often question, however, the real combat value of
aircraft carriers given the enormous costs of building and operating
them, and the large target they present. A U.S. Navy Major General
wrote an article titled 'Aircraft Carriers: the Navy, Air Force, and
Complex Combat,' in which he defended the aircraft carrier's
critical role in modern naval warfare. The rapid rise of China's
Navy has become a major focus of U.S. military attention. According
to the Major General's article, the number of vessels in the Chinese
Navy will exceed the number in the U.S. Navy in the next 10 years.
The Chinese Navy's transportation capabilities and its influence on
East Asian energy security cannot be ignored. The U.S. Navy should
be ready to cooperate with the Chinese and Indian navies in the
future. The 'fever' that many countries have to build aircraft
carriers proves that the theory that aircraft carriers are useless
is wrong. The importance of aircraft carriers for U.S. Navy combat
operations is incomparable."

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

"Intellectual property rights should protect public interests"

The official Communist Party international news publication Global
Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(09/10)(pg 14): "Competition over intellectual
property rights in international trade has intensified. In recent
years, over-protection of intellectual property rights has
frequently contradicted China's public interests, such as the 'blank
screen' incident that occurred with (pirated) Microsoft software
installed on computers in China last October (an anti-piracy effort
by Microsoft). China should also be alert to foreign transnational
companies' attempts to monopolize gene patents in order to control
developing countries' sovereignty over food resources. There are
questions over which is more important: protecting the interests of
the owners of intellectual property rights, or protecting and
improving the interests of society as a whole? Western countries
have put more emphasis on protecting private IPR, but ignore public
interests. However, protecting and promoting public interests
should be the ultimate goal of IPR protection."


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