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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Color Revolution, Iran, International

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: COLOR REVOLUTION, IRAN, INTERNATIONAL
RELATIONS THEORY

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Editorial Quotes
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1. COLOR REVOLUTION

"'Color Revolution' is a democratized political game"

The official Communist Youth League newspaper China Youth Daily
(Zhongguo Qingnianbao) (02/11) (pg 5): "In fact, the 'color
revolution' is none other than 'non-normal regime change' carried
out through the interference of external forces. It is a political
game of great powers seeking the best local agent for their
interests. In fact, 'color revolution' has nothing to do with
democracy, but rather is all about power. As initiators of 'color
revolutions,' the 'color revolutionary heroes' know exactly that
'color revolutions' are battles for power under the pretext of
democracy. As advocates of 'color revolutions,' the United States
and Europe know very well that 'color revolutions' are geopolitical
battles under the pretext of democracy. But as participants of
'color revolutions,' the people in the 'colored countries' have had
to bear on their own the sweet and sour of the 'color
revolutions.'"

2. IRAN

"China will not answer the multiple-choice question produced by the
West"

The People's Daily-sponsored and internationally-focused commercial
news publication Global Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(02/11)(pg 14): "It
seems that China has a choice to make as to whether to support or
oppose sanctions on the Iran issue. This is a false impression.
China will not answer the question. What China should do now is add
choices to this question. China's stance of favoring the
continuation of negotiations with Iran reflects the Chinese
people's public opinion, and as such China will not change [its
opinion] no matter if the West favors it or continues to apply
pressure on China to change. The West always intended to depict
China as exclusively aiming at profit in Iran. It is natural and
understandable that China tries to protect its own interests. But
meanwhile, China is also a country emphasizing principles. China
will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs according to
its principle. China opposes sanctions, which is the stance of the
majority of developing countries, since China was also the victim of
sanctions in its history. History also tells us that sanctions
seldom succeed. Take the Iran and Afghanistan issue for example.
China is not isolated on the Iran issue as many developing countries
support it. China should have its voice heard on how to warn Iran
and how intense of the warning should be."

3. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY

"New changes to the theory of international relations"

The official Communist Party People's Daily (Renmin Ribao)(02/11)(pg
23): "The occurrence of the international financial crisis has lead
to significant changes not only in the world, but also in western
leadership and its theory of contemporary international relations.
The changes occurred in three aspects: First, all countries' views
on interests reflects a focus both on an individual country's
interest and mankind's common interest as well. Non-nation
action-producers, international organizations, multinational
companies and non-governmental organizations have become more active
than countries as a unit on global issues. Second, the change of
action-producers leads to development of both competition and
cooperation. International cooperation in the post-crisis era has
been an obvious characteristic of the economic globalization era,
developing from 'hard structure' to 'soft mechanism.' Developed
countries and developing countries both emphasize the importance of
stability and order during and after the crisis. They are gradually
reforming current international organizations and mechanisms.
Third, the diversity of the world and the democratization of
international relations are promoting the diversified development of
international relations theory. The basic view points of
international relations theory will begin to truly break through
Western civilization's dominance. The values based on Chinese,
Islamic and Indian civilizations will add new elements now and bring
about substantial reform regarding fundamental international
relations theory. Diplomatic theories with China's characteristic
will play a far-reaching role in the coming into being of the
world's international relations theory along with China's rise in
strength. "

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