Signs & Wonders: Sharon Stone’s Bad Karma

In today’s Signs & Wonders, I offer you an image of Sharon Stone. To look upon Stone is to marvel, … Continued

In today’s Signs & Wonders, I offer you an image of Sharon Stone.

To look upon Stone is to marvel, for she represents much of the glory and luxury of American society at the start of this new millennium: a stunningly beautiful, sexy fifty-year old woman who looks half her age (but better!), who’s identity and career is her own, who is a firecracker and a philanthropist and who has an opinion on world events.

Tis that last wonderful trait though that has gotten Ms. Stone in a world o’ trouble, with her comment last week that the devastating earthquake in China was karmic retribution for the Chinese government’s treatment of Tibet.

Ms. Stone is coming from a world where you and I live, that is a world where news is served up to us daily on flat screens and crisp newspapers delivered quietly to our door. We use that information given to us to form opinions about the world and governments and events, and how they are connected and what they mean. It is our right to do so, it is a luxury to be engaged in such a way.

But then Ms. Stone said this last week at Cannes:
“I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And then the earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?”

Like many readers of Under God, Stone obviously has formed an understanding of the divine mechanics of the universe. Like many these days, she’s using karma as a term to justify an understanding that everything happens for a reason. That’s totally cool when what’s happening is you’re hot and you’ve got a Dior campaign, but it’s not cool when you’re saying a natural disaster that is reaching a death toll of more than 68,000 was deserved. I offer Stone, in all her glory, as a warning lesson to all of us who take in the world’s news as an abstraction and think we can know the logic of divine justice. We can’t.

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  • kelargo

    I doubt the 68,000 who died really have much say in the policies of their Country any more than a citizen in America has much say in the policies of their Fearless Leaders.It is easy for someone deceive their self, especially when insulated at Cannes. Cannes is not in a world where most Americas reside, but live at vicariously from the glitter of television.

  • Mark Santos

    Ms. Stone is plain stupid. That’s all.

  • Statistician

    The Earthquake should not be associated with religion… Let us associate it with global warming and the shifting of the earth axis and let us let AL gore discuss all these things here in the US because as soon as we might think the disaster in China has been left to memory then ours will soon start, San Francisco are you ready???

  • Petrina

    Bill-The people you mention have never said that, for example, Hurricane Katrina was “payback” for the government’s actions. That is just asinine.

  • John

    Leave her alone already. She’s entitled to her opinion. Why does anyone even care what she thinks. Besides, she apoligized already. Why is this an issue? So what? Lighten up.

  • Tib

    Stone has every right to her thoughts, but she’s foolish to say what she said. If a guy got killed in a car accident and you told his relatives he deserved it, you know what would happen. Stone wouldn’t be liked by ordinary Chinese any more.Tibet is what got Stone in trouble. She thought she knew lots about Tibet but she really doesn’t. It appears the Chinese government treats minorities, Tibetans included, better than the majority, at least allowing minorities to have 2,3,4 or 5 kids, but only 1 for the majority.

  • Anonymous

    after world war two,USA invaded other country just because these country had plent of oil and you need oil.

  • Lin

    I’m a Chinese American. I know that the Chinese will never forgive someone as cold as a “Stone”.

  • Guesswho

    Sharon:High School: Keg Partys, Bong Hits, White LinesNow: Still making a living from her attractive fanny and making cute comments about death and destruction that Jerry Falwell would be proud of.Not much has changed since High School.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    I already see culture difference here even in choosing English word to express opinion. Chinese culture is much less confrontational. We are not aggressive at all. As for Sharon Stone, she is really not the root of the dispute. The real issue is that there are simply too much China bashing in American media for too long. We just got a little bit sick.

  • charlie1111

    The darfur accusation is pure nonsense. as the other poster pointed out. It doesn’t take much to find out that the whole issue is irrelevant to China. Sure China does some business in Sudan, so does other countries. And you may find some countries in the west actually supply the rebels. Even if you blame all the civil war deaths in Sudan on China, it is still far less than the unnecessary deaths in Iraq. These people are naked but laughing at others who wears shorter pants.

  • feng2ming

    It is sad to look at Americans’ views on China–the people who have never been to China, have never studied the language–; they are just so uniformed: an evil Chinese government, China participating in Sudan’s genocide, the oppressed Tibet, American jobs taken away…

  • Sam Jackson

    This is lame…that’s not all she said. She followed up right away by saying how wrong she was for thinking that.

  • Ben Thare

    Sharon Stone’s basic instinct is to be a total retard.If what Sharon Stoned said was actually true, wouldn’t it have been the Chinese Communist party officials and the privileged of China that would have died instead of the impoverished and downtrodden?

  • Ba’al

    This kind of statement is ugly when it is made by the likes of Falwell and Robertson (Katrina was a punishment by God) and it is ugly when it is made by Sharon Stone.

  • Bill

    One poster asked, why is the Chinese government so sensitive to the musings of a movie actress in the twilight of her career? Chinese and Americans cannot understand each other because we have two completely different world views. The career of Sharon Stone illustrates some of these differences. In American, we really don’t know the reason Sharon Stone became a famous actress. It was luck, timing and probably sleeping with a lot of influential movie executives. As explained, by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his book the “Last Tycoon,” about executive decision-making in the movie business: Many times there is no difference, but you have to make a choice. Many times you just choose on something trivial. So why not choose the actress whom you sleep with? No difference between actress A and actress B. But you only can choose one to star in a movie. As the years past, Sharon becomes famous. She says anything she wants, and in American, nobody really cares. For an actress, it’s really about getting your name in the paper, and staying famous. In China, actresses work for or at the pleasure of the government. If they speak, they speak for the government. Thus, a Chinese actress who speaks is voicing government policy. Seeing an American actress speak, Chinese officials think it is the same in America. An actress who speaks is voicing government policy. Thus the strong rebuttal from China; the Chinese officials think they are arguing with the American government. They just cannot imagine that Sharon Stone is just some whacked-out actress, who is allowed to voice whatever dull thoughts that might form in her head.

  • practical mainer

    Sharon Stone is an imbecile… A highly paid and not too talented (at least not on the screen) imbecile.The Chinese gov’t is a totalitarian regime that represses its population. That is a fact and I find it difficult to believe any Chinese national who says they love having no freedom to make stupid, inane comments such as Stone made. I have a great respect for China, the people, the culture, the history. But don’t tell me I should kiss your buttocks for cheap clothes made in your country.

  • Debby

    Sam, I think you’ll find that the Karma comment was for a print media interview. The one we see on video news is after the storm where she adds that Tibetans had contacted her and told her she should help the Chinese. This is where she said that she had learned her lesson.

  • feng2ming

    The Chinese government never said that Sharon S represented the US gov. Rather, it said that SS is an ACTRESS who should promote the understanding between the peoples rather than pretending to be a politician. As Confucius says: know thy name (position) and behave accordingly!Show me one Chinese actor or actress criticizing the US government! One can always criticize one’s own government–Chinese people do that everyday! But to open a big mouth babbling on the policies of another country which you are totally ignorant or misinformed by your own media, that is cross the line. Sharon S has the right to open her mouth, even though I prefer her opening her legs, the Chinese have the right to condemn her.

  • John Wang

    It is incredibly inhumane and utterly rude for Sharon Stone to make such outrageous comment about the earthquake. It is extremely unfair to the tens of thousand of people who lost their innocent life and totally injustice to the billions of people who have worked day and night to try to save those life. Humanity will prevail.

  • Anonymous

    Mike,”why do we care what Sharon Stone thinks? Why do we have to read about celebrity gossip in an otherwise respectable paper?”Well said. And, I think that this statement by this particular actress, although inane sounding, was probably not representative. We’ve all occassionally said things we haven’t thought through thoroughly, but at least Ms. Stone has enough heart and moral decency to support Tibetans. To turn this into a front page article/column??? In this wonderful paper???I think the fact that this particular columninst saw fit to make this her present article says much more about shallownes, Claire Hoffman, and the “religous” types of today, than about Sharon Stone. If Claire Hoffman had any true morals and sense, she’d be writing about the myriad evils of Totalitarian China, and advocating an economic boycott of all Chinese made products. Each time we purchase Chinese made products we are giving our implicit approval to a Totalitarian regime that is oppressing its own people by denying the freedoms we seem to take for granted in the West, terribly polluting our environment which is accelerating global warming, and whose unfair trade has greatly diminished the middle class’standard of living all through the Western world! This whacko smokescreen of an article rightfully belongs in the tabloids, not the Washington Post.

  • feng2ming

    It seems that some people in the US feel that they own the term “freedom.” “We have “freedom” and the Chinese do not have it.” “We go to Iraq and other parts of the world, because we have the “freedom” and they do not have it.” Those sound really mentally challenged. How could a thinking adult use simple dichotomy “good” and “evil” to describe a very complicated world? What do you mean by freedom? Can you give an accurate definition what you really mean by using that word? Name one thing in your life that is free please!? You can write on this site freely but so can the Chinese. You can badmouth your government; the Chinese criticize their government too only with civilized respect. As for so-called cheap Chinese products, I challenge you to burn them all, especially clothing. Isn’t it wonderful that this land would become a giant nude beach? Love it!

  • Bill

    You cannot blame PRC citizens for their lack of understanding of democracy, freedom, and the liberties that we have in the US. It is a concept they simply do not understand. It would be like asking a Pilgrim his opinion about the merits of flying on a Boeing 747 versus a Boeing 777 for crossing the Atlantic from England to the New World. One interesting point from my travels in China. A Chinese citizen has an internal passport. They cannot travel from one part of China to another part of China without government permission. A Chinese citizen is not allowed to move from one city to another.

  • jia

    well ,i m a chinese girl~~i was just wondering if sharon’s opinion could stand for all americans or westerners think about china? i think the tibet thing also reflects the chinese gov is not ready to deal with the western media nd its people as a rising power~~~china has been a feudal kingdom for 5000 yrs,even with the policy of opening up to the outside world,there r many aspects it need to improve.when the separatists looted the shops,apartment stores,nd killed people in Tibet, the central gov didnt allow the weatern medias to come in nd record what’s happening there.While for a long time ,the westerners have always been doubtful about the CCP’ gevernance,thinking it’s brutal,dictatorship nd people must be suffered a lot without knowing ccp wanted to overturn the serf system even u hated also, not to mention the sex abuse nd corruption by Dalai Lama.but if china wants less misunderstandings among the western people,it has to change its way of thinking nd doing~~just as how it behaved in the later 5,12 earthquake in Sichuan~~b open ,expose the truth to the world maybe sometimes it’s hurting nd dangerous(some spies pretend to b reporters entering there), but at least there wont b guess nd even hatred toward CCP.by the way ,a few separatists dont stand for tibetan peopleyiyijia1985@yahoo.cn

  • Debby

    Actually, Sam, you are right. I misread the story and assumed that the follow-up comment was a reaction to the furore. However, I don’t think it improves the comment much. She is still saying “we” should be nice to people who aren’t very nice. She still is going with the assumption that the thousands killed had done something wrong.

  • M Varnendra

    Come on. Everyone is pretending. What does Sharone want? She wants China to leave Tibet to look after itself. Most Chinese support occupation. They deserve bad things happening to them. Sharon is a winner in the world’s number one profession which is not working for NASA but working in Hollywood to influence people in a good way. She does it.

  • feng2ming

    Anonymous is the example of what I have said in my previous posting. S/he has been brainwashed so much”Each time we purchase Chinese made products we are giving our implicit approval to a Totalitarian regime that is oppressing its own people by denying the freedoms we seem to take for granted in the West, terribly polluting our environment which is accelerating global warming, and whose unfair trade has greatly diminished the middle class’standard of living all through the Western world!”1. define totalitarian and tell me what is the difference between that and imperialism.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    I accidently get into this web site from the computer in my home in China. I found some people here are just too mean and too nasty to Chinese people. I don’t understand where that hatrate comes from. We don’t hate American at all. We just simply against some westerners prejudice.

  • Thinking

    Does Ms. Stone think her aneurysm or her husband being nibbled by a lion to be karma? Or does karma only apply to the misfortunes of others?

  • terry wong

    People who are lucky enough to have beautiful faces and an attractive physique and a semblance of acting skills are often under the illusion that their good fortune endows them with wisdom.Ms. Stone is also the idiot “star in her own mind” who said “kissing Dwight Yoakam was like eating a dirt sandwich,” or some such nonsense. Did Ms. Stone think that made her sound clever, when in fact I think she sounded just like a bad-mannered, loud-mouthed person caught up in her own cleverness.Terry Wong, Long Beach CA

  • Bill

    For those who see postings from Chinese citizens. Do not believe it. You cannot post on these sites from China, because China blocks access to western news websites. I know because when I visit China, I can access western sites on the first day of my visit, but thereafter I cannot. This is true for me and all my colleagues who visit China. It’s not hard to get around these blocks, but it is interesting that Chinese government puts so much effort into blocking English Language cites such as CNN.com, USA.com, etc.

  • Kcee

    If Stone can use karma on the 68,000 innocent victims of the earthquake disaster then the 68,000 souls can also use karma on her for the rest of her life. The same goes for the Tibetans who supported her. The Chinese will never forget this!

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    This is just really unbelievable. How little does American public truly understand our society here in China? We travel freely inside of China! We don’t need permission from our government! I don’t need any permission from our government to discuss with your guys right now! China has been open up dramatically in last 20 years. The real debate between us and some people in USA is not about Sharon Stone and is not about Dalai Lama either. It is really about whether we have right to chose our own form of democratic system. There is nothing wrong for American people to emphasize freedom and individual liberty. Likewise, there is nothing wrong for Chinese people to emphasize collective mentalities. Different cultures and different languages just simply have different way of thinking.

  • ecologicalawareness

    god bless america, china, tibet, iraq, iran, korea, russia, great britain, zimbabwei, mozambique, sudan, antartica, canada, ukraine, india, egypt, israel, saudi arabia, jordan, lebanon, the atlantic ocean, new orleans…

  • ED

    Well. Since I am a Chinese. I am not going do buy any product from Dior in the future, because that will make me uncomfortable.

  • bob

    How ridiculous of her to say that this is punishment for Chinese government actions in Tibet. Who would believe such a thing? Clearly a punishment for their actions in Darfur instead….

  • T. S. Elliot

    China deserves all the bad Karma it generates. Chuck Fina.

  • Simon

    Karma did not happen to the CCP as some overseas anti China groups might have hoped, in fact its been the complete opposite. The earthquake actually won the Chinese government high praise worldwide for its swift and efficient response unprecedented not just in China but the whole world and became a model for disaster relief for every countries to follow.

  • Athena

    Oy… I’m ashamed to say that Sharon Stone is from Western PA originally. She doesn’t speak for Tibetan Buddhism, and she should just STFU. I feel the same way about the China earthquakes that I do about the cyclone in Myanmar – it’s tempting to say that it was karma. However, if it really WERE karma, the people that were in charge of the country would be the ones suffering, not the poor people that are stuck living in tents. It would be the contractors that built a school with cut-rate materials that would be trapped in the collapse, not students. The tragedy in both circumstances is being exacerbated by the responses from their respective governments.

  • Simon

    Going by Sharon Stone’s theory on Karma if an innocent women minding her own business got gang raped would she interprete that as bad Karma for the way she look and dressed?

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    Bill, you are absolutely wrong. I am posting right now from NangJing city in China. I am surfing many English web sites including CNN, BBC, NY times, LA times, time, timeONline etc. Right now, it is 2:55am in NangJing and I really want to sleep. It is really fascinating experience to discuss with your guys, and also it is very good opportunity for me to practice English. I have to say that we know USA much more than your guys know about China. I truly believe that Chinese people and American people will be a good friend simply because Chinese culture and American culture are complimentary to each other.

  • Anonymous

    feng2ming,You are full of spinning, specious, nonsense that seems so typical of those who attempt to defend this Totalitarian Chinese regime. It is a testament to the forbearance of Western values that you can post such rubbish here.It is you who need to get to work. Stop your lying and distortions, and start working to create what we had achieved for our middle class in the West. Why is it legal for Westerners to purchase products made in China, when they could never be made in the West under those labor and environmental conditions? What China for the most part, followed be India, etc. are doing, is best described as “a race to the bottom”. The West, to a significant degree, has enacted many effective environmental regulations that have had tangible positive effects on our water and air quality. (Definitely, I’m not saying more can’t be done). But, by shifting manufacturing largely to China, these positive laws are being effectively circumvented on a global perspective, leading to the increase in the pace of global warming.Start working hard to level the playing field in human rights, rule of law, trade, and our shared environment, so that we can all prosper! To do this you will need a free press, and eventually a democracy, not a Totalitarian dictatorship as you presently exist under. Don’t continue to endlessly engage in this ridiculous Soviet style propoganda!

  • ardhendu

    China seems to follow single policy of betrayal with friends. In 1962 it betrayed India and I can assure u people, how fast friendship a country develop with china cannot take it for not violeting the truce. Mot setung , chine leader, said those who donot agree with us are not our friends and who are our friends are our enemies. Tell me one country which enjoys good relationship with chinain its neigbourhood.If chinese are so touchy about the statement of sharons , then Indian must bycott all the chinese product and Indian are definetaly with tibetiens. Lakhs of them are languishing in India.Can Any chinese give me the answe why tibetiens should not be given independence. Kind of injustice and lawnwss that is meted out to them under chinese rule is what tibetans deserve , if china do not derserve that earthquake, then I donot see why tibetan should deserve this rudeness. I would like to add that , chinese should themselves , revolt against this communist govermentas there is lot of injustice, the except of few pocket of development,most people are getting converted in to slaves in china. Chinese culture has been throtled under this communist rule. Peoplecannot decide for themselves. Kind of rule in china is unbearable and inhumane

  • ardhendu:

    i guess ur an indianit’s not wise to speak bad of ur competitor nd ur past friend

  • charlie1111

    Globalization and free market. If that is what makes you hate China so much, then nobody can help you. This process will lead to a level playing field for the global wealth, namely, the poor countries will improve and the rich countries will have to refrain from their life style (with the exception of the super rich). The surging of oil price will make heating our giant homes more expensive. And everything else will be pricer from now on. America consumes more than 25% of the energy on earth. They have to pay for it and compete with other countries who need it. So stop blaming China and conserve.

  • david jhon

    if this theory is ok -i am afraid there will be many karmic disasters on the usa for its miserable policies around the world!!!!

  • Gisele

    Tom: yes no countries like to be invaded, but please be reminded that the country that DID invade Tibet was Britain in 1904-1911. Tibet was part of China until then.

  • Hookah Smoking Caterpillar

    Sharon Stone’s “conatribution” to Humanity is to help the Tobacco pushing “Merchants of Death” spread their Poison to new Teens & Young Adults, by portraying a SMOKER in movies that appeal to them. Her “BASIC INSTINCT”, in other words, is to get the Big Bucks & other Perks that come with being one of Big Tobacco’s “Stable” of tame “Celebrity Smokers”. She PROSTITUTES herself when she does this, just like MADONNA, JAY-Z, ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGGER, WILLIAM SHATNER, & all the other Celebrities, Politicians, Singers, Rappers, etc. who “SELL THEIR SOUL” this way.Sharon Stone one day appeared on CNN’s LARRY KING show looking all OLD & WRINKLED & UNHEALTHY, like she must have lived a hard life. Actually it was SHOCKING how bad she looked. HEAVY cigarette smoking will do that to your Face, your Skin, etc.Then, she vanished from sight for a while, later to “Pop Up” again, MAGICALLY transformed, looking like a Dewy, Smooth-Skinned 20 or 30-something. PLASTIC SURGERY can do WONDERS these days, that’s the only explanation for the startling change!Yet, I never have heard ONE Entertainment Reporter or News Story about how Sharon Stone suddenly looked 20 years younger & had skin smoother than a 20 year old!Yeah, she’s a “Philanthropist”? Give me a frackin’ BREAK!

  • Mae Brown

    It is highly hypocritical when Sharon Stone on the one hand criticize the Chinese government and yet will reap the benefits of being in a Dior campaign that she knows it targets the Chinese. So you can make money off the Chinese people, curse them at the same time and elevate your own holiness. And this is supposed to be a woman with a high IQ. Stone is a disgrace to any real men and women who have been doing charitable work around the world. Her saying that she is friends with the Dala Lama is the same as someone who is a racist and says racist comments, but it is okay because they have minority friends. This is what we have, a fifty-year old big mouth hypocrite. Stick with your B-movies and just shut up.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    I got tired and I really want to sleep. It is 3.25am here right now! but I really want to say a few more words. I salute those Americans here who show the generosity toward Chinese people and respect Chinese culture. I feel that kind of Americans are the majority in USA. I admit I am proud to be Chinese, just like vast majority of college students here in China, but also I have great respect to American people. When I took English class in high school, I was striked by Martin Luther King’s comment, “I have a dream”. I also have my own dream. That is not only we see the racial equality in USA, but also we will see the culture equality around globe.

  • Tony Chow

    1)Sharon Stone is entitled to give that comment.

  • twill

    Karma means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction that governs all life. Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. According to the Vedas, if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate response. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one’s own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. The results or ‘fruits’ of actions are called karma-phala. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one’s present life and all past and future lives as well.

  • Gyurme

    Hello China and Chinese: Get over it…it is only one person’s opinion. Grow up and act like adults, will you? Your feelings are not so important to others, if you don’t like these things that is too bad. Everyone can say whatever they want.

  • Ardhendu

    Yes second ardehndu, will you plz specify your name.Yes , I stand for tibet independence whether goverment of india ‘ spolicy defers or not , does not matter for me.As far as truth is concerned , the treatment meted out to tibetan by chinese is no less horrible than the chinese

  • jia

    Tony Chowunbiased nd impressive definition

  • peristyle

    I would like to ask Sharon Stone if she thinks the holocaust was a karmic event, or perhaps the evil work of a mad man?

  • Ardhendu:

    hey ,i m jia.thank u for ur opinionone question:as far as tibetan history is concerned,have u been experiencing it or not :treatment meted out to tibetan by chinese is no less horrible than…… honestly speaking ,i dont trust any gov or media ,it’s a game played by all the countries .but i guess for my relatives ling in Tibet for more 60yrs ,they r a good proof.Obviously they like the CCP nd they r developing the tourism

  • charlie1111

    Speaking of human rights and democracy, I do admire the current state of US democracy, at least one part of it. That is the population policy, or lack there of. Not so long ago, white Americans is over 80% of the population. Now it is 66%. The two main minorities will soon be the combined majority. Many people have more than 4 kids. Besides sustaining their own family lines, they contribute the extra two kids to the general population. When I was in college living in DC, the residents in the apartment building are mostly single parents with a lot of kids. One girl in her 20s has 4 kids and on government welfare and yet she smokes weed at 10$ a piece. Some people have taken the issue into their own hands. One lady is having her 18th kid. And there is a polygamist who has 5 wives (at least two are mother-daughter that married to the same man) and more than 30 kids (on government welfare). I wish China would have a similar policy so that everybody could have as many kids as they please. But we have 1.3 billion people already. And the one-Child policy only applies to the majority Han Chinese. This makes this tragedy even more heartbroken for many. It is a helpless situation.

  • Jessica

    anyone who has humanity should not say like that, not all Chinese people will never forgive her comments on earthquake, but the people from the whole world will damn her as well.How shameful for her to face Chinese again! she deserve karma too.

  • ardhendu

    If you can give example of one relative of yours , I have been witness to colony of tibetans right along the yamuna river in New Delhi Tjousands of tibetans are languishing in those colony awaiting the freedom of tibet, i doniot know abot the tibet inside , but as far as i can gather neither you have any good idea ,exept through a family, whether you are ethinic chines eor tibetan I donot know , but I donot see a reason as good as development of tourism in support of the perpetuation of the imperialism in tibet standing long and firm enough. No economical benefit of imperialism can anyway deny the right of freedom.And i think that time has come to decide

  • RF

    Truth is strong medicine. Dosage is critical for all of us, and often only a small portion will be beneficial.If one senses this is a universe governed by natural laws (including physical, mental, moral and spiritual), then it is reasonable to conclude that there are no accidents from a cosmic perspective, and what appears from the ordinary perspective to be a “random” or “accidental” event is in fact happening for a reason (though we may not know the reason ourselves, of course).Karma is an ancient teaching of “how you behave, so you receive” or “as you sow, so you reap”. Perhaps it is administered over many lifetimes. Perhaps individual karma unites into a kind of group karma, and what might be called national karma does influence both good times and bad: good weather, periods of collective peace & prosperity as well as hard times for a nation, times of famine, economic collapse, war and even natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, etc.If this is a metaphysical truth, it doesn’t mean we don’t have compassion for those injured or dead; and we should all contribute as we can to provide aid and alleviate the suffering of those afflicted.But maybe in some fashion the law of karma is also involved in such events, and it is a truth not easily digested. It implies an element of individual and collective responsibility, rather than unfortunate and totally random “bad luck” behind any event.Maybe it is time for more of us to contemplate whether this is a universe governed at all times in all circumstances by some form of cosmic law, or it really is a universe where random chance is ultimately the governing reality.

  • ardhendu

    i am not against chines people as such, but in present moment i am with tibetans.I want chinese to decide for themselves not through these non sense communist party of china. I want china to flourish with its own culture and through some culture adopted out off some non sense western thinkers like marx or soem thing like that . I know when chinese will be under chinese ruel it

  • charlie1111

    Anonymous:You mentioned currency manipulation. But my dollars worth almost 20% less when I sent them back to China than threes ago. So what is the problem? Why the dollar is depreciating against all major currencies? When I was in Germany in 2000, one dollar was 1.3 euros. And I just came back from Spain and a dollar can get only 0.59 euros. Do you hate your government for this?

  • tree

    lack of communication, there are a great number of misunderstandings between westerners and Chinese, a witch stone’s horrible words are attributable to her lack of understanding China!!!! Do please make a speech after understanding it!!!

  • R. M.

    Anyone here knows that the epicenter area, Wenchuan, has more Tibetan Chinese than Han Chinese? I know that Sharon Stone is too smart to be bothered with facts, but I thought that some of you would like to know more before starting to talk.

  • Steamboater

    It may not be karma but the Chinese, who don’t mind their thuggish government aidin

  • Lao Ma

    In her now-infamous on-camera comments, Ms. Stone put her personal politics above everything else, and eager to show everyone that she is a good friend of the Dalai Lama.The more than 68000 perished souls, and even more injured, in this natural disaster are victimized again by Ms. Stone’s personal politics.Heartless like a stone !

  • laurie

    As I understand it, karma is fate. Destiny. It is NOT the Judeo-Christian “doing this means ‘this’ will happen.” Not the consequences of an action, but an unalterable fate.

  • charlie1111

    Imposing one’s belief, opinion or ideals upon others who may not want them is the main problem. If you believe karma, then good for you. I guess you need to behave nice to suit yourself. But don’t impose this to others who have no such belief. If you have religious belief of some kind, good for you. You may be a good person because of your belief. But don’t impose your belief onto others, or curse those who don’t believe yours, or use your belief to justify your aggression against others. I understand some people have strong belief in their way of life. But when you impose your ideals onto others, first you need to understand what they want. If you know little about their lives and still forcefully impose your ideals, then it is not for the sake of those who need help. It is just pleasuring yourself.

  • Ben

    Congratulations to Dalai Lama for having a good friend as Sharon Stone. How about hire her as your spokewoman.

  • Jun Shan

    It’s necessary to see the difference between Chinese Culture and the Chinese Government. The Chinese Government employs thousands of people whose only job is to monitor internet traffic. Sites banned typically include American and European news sites and anything seen as possibly critical to the Chinese Communist Party or its rulers and leaders. Criticism of them (Communist Party or its leaders) or the government can result in imprisonment for 10 years or more and being sent to a “re-education facility.” Probably, if the authorities thought you were just “being cute,” and didn’t know what you were saying, you might get away with just being “re-educated.: But, if they think you are a real radical or “troublemaker” then it’s off to prison for a long time. Also, you can move around fairly freely in China, however, if you are a farmer from the countryside and don’t have much money, then moving around won’t do you much good. If you have connnections, to the Party or to Party Officials, you can often get better housing, medical care and other subsidies. Mostly, the problem in China, I believe is corruption and that the rule of law is not yet defined in China. The rules being made, however, by Party officials, and too often this results in corruption. Party and Army officials often own factories and businesses, in partnership with Western Businessmen, hence you can see how corrupt (since the officials make the rules and collect any taxes) things are.

  • Susanna

    It saddens me to see North Americans, including born-again leaders, clever movie stars, would become good friends of Dalai Lama, an idol worshipper. One does not need to read a lot of the biblical scripture to figure out how much God likes this. What karma? It is just the end time, predicted by Jesus 2000 years ago, is coming:Luke 21: 11 “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”Let us love each other and look out for each other in these difficult times! God will remember us when we ourselves face any of these disasters.

  • rice pudding

    Sharon Stone said nothing offensive or slanderous. In fact, all the slander is coming from the angry Chinese mob toward Sharon Stone. She should not have to feel forced to appologize for her comments because Chineses have gotten away with murder (of Tibetans) for many years now and it was pay back time. It was long over due and I hope that if Chinese don’t learn from this experience, they deserve bigger punishment. Even other Asians consider Chinese to be at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to being dirty, filthy , bad manners, and human rights violation. They don’t care about life. All they care about is making money. However you look at it, far more Chinese died than Tibetans, so karma got China. China, you need to be kind to Tibet if you want sympathy from us.

  • bobfbell

    sharon stone is an idiot! Her musings on the disaster in China is typical of the celebrity elite which has assumes an importance an influence far beyond that it deserves.Next, we should expect Madonna to chime in with her views

  • frank burns

    So, religious people are just supposed to believe that God has no hand in natural disasters now, is that it? Now Jehovah’s actions are limited, I suppose, to seeing to it that your kid wins the spelling bee, and, of course, curing “some” people, especially those with health insurance, who go to good hospitals. And helping poor people, as long as their are faithful working and contributing their money for this. Sort of makes you wonder what sorts of things would stop working as they do, if He in his omnipotence ceased to exist.

  • charlie1111

    Rice Pudding:I can see where you come from. The problem is that, there is a little idiot “Sharon Stone” (or may be Dalai lama) in the back of every heartless mind. You are not alone. And Hitler must be laughing from his grave.

  • Alex

    Some Chinese wad wrote:”I challenge all of you to show me even one Tibetan woman who is in this so-called free Tibet movement!! Because there wasn’t. 96% of Tibetan people are living their lives just like you and me. As for the ever-changing Tibetan culture, it is the western culture to blame. In Lhasa, western influence is everywhere.”What world are you living in, idiot. There are thousands of Tibetan women in what you call the “free Tibet movement”. I’ve met plenty of them. If you ask people inside Tibet when they are safely away from Chinese spies and informers, they all say the same thing. They want the Chinese to leave. They want the Dalai Lama to return. They want Tibet to be free again.Honestly, it’s depressing how many so called Chinese college students have so much time to trawl the net spewing lies and rubbish about the west’s so-called bias against China, and no time to find out about the truth of their own government’s horrible crimes against the Tibetan people, which are continuing to this day.FREE TIBET.TO HELL WITH THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTYAND MAY ALL THE DELUDED IDIOTS WHO SUPPORT IT(CHINESE OR OTHERWISE)ROT IN HELL

  • shirogikumaru

    Lucky China!If I never see or hear this trashy actress, I wouldn’t be missing anything and it would be a better world.By the way, did Stone got an idea from Rev. Wright’s comment on the 9-11?

  • charlie1111

    Alex:There is a Chinese saying: “Do not blame the man who knows nothing” (不知者不怪). You posting is nonsense anyway. I hope others will not respond to your post. But I have to addmit, your post is NO.1 so far. You make Hitler happier than Rice Pudding did.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    Just when I am ready to sleep in China right now, I find “Jun Shan” again. Jun shan, you are too negative toward China. Let me tell you what kind of Chinese government officials I met a few days ago when I was at the site of Sichuan earthquake. I was at MingYiang Hospital to help those survivors when Chinese premier Wen Jiabao came to the the hospital. He talked to every single patient. He has worked at the rescuing site non-stop for 48 hours. He cried very badly when he comforted those people who lost their love ones. He is not alone in the central government.I have to stop here and really got sleep. We could debate tommorrow. Bye, everybody. God bless China. God bless USA.

  • rice pudding

    Alex, it’s people like you and the Chinese government and majority of Chinese who support it who are making Hitler laugh right now. He is tickled pink at the thought of all the Tibetans being tortured and killed by your people.

  • rice pudding

    Oops, sorry to Alex. I meant to say Charlie1111.

  • Anonymous

    charlie1111,”.. So what is the problem? Why the dollar is depreciating against all major currencies?..”Americans purchasing so very many “cheap”, “free trade” foreign goods; the great majority from China. As you know, I’ve gone into more detail about how the Chinese government encouraged the situation, by creating and maintaining a “low cost” manufacturing environment. The U.S. has gone from being the biggest creditor nation in the world to the largest debtor nation, in a shockingly short period of time.. But ultimately these “cheap” products come at a very stiff cost, as we are now finding out.”..Do you hate your government for this?” While hate may be much too strong a word, I believe trade policy over several years, has been naive at the very least.. and, most probably in bed with the interests who stood to profit from this.

  • Sharon Stone

    Hi,I am Sharon Stone.You know, Katrina is a bad karma for what American government did. They invaded Iraq and took out my best friend Saddam over there. You know, if you are not nice to Saddam, bad things happened to you. Haha!Btw, I got lots of money, $50m is nothing compared with the freedom of my best friend Saddam.

  • Stephen

    Sharon Stone’s comments were ignorant and poorly chosen. Her comments were similar in stupidity to Pat Robertson who blamed the hurricane that destroyed New Orleans on legalized abortion in the United States.Dior was smart to dump Stone from their roster of models. Perhaps celebrities, both liberal and conservative alike, will take a moment to think before they say. Doubtful, but possible.

  • vince

    the fact is no matter what the tibetan or the chinese gov doing.

  • vince

    the fact is, no matter what the tibetan or the chinese gov doing. no matter you believe in karma or not.the over 60,000 who died have nothing to do with chinese gov’s policy.

  • a Chinese

    911 is also ” Karmic retribution” ?, Hurricane Katrina is also ” Heaven Damnation”? everyday Tornado killing is also ” heaven damnation”? wildfire disaster every year also ” heaven damnation”??

  • Alex

    Good for Sharon Stone. She expressed an obvious point, and just because a very large number of people in China will get on their hind legs and shout and scream about it doesn’t make it any less obvious to the rest of us. If you allow your government to kill and torture Tibetans, suppress their freedom, take their country, exile their religious leader, refuse them freedom of expression and worship, and throw people in jail for decades for doing nothing more than owning a portrait of the Dalai Lama, thenDo not expect sympathy or support from the rest of us when bad things happen to you. Whether its diving retribution or cosmic coincidence is not the point. The point is that your store of sympathy from the rest of the world has been very heavily depleted by your criminal, brutal, callous and heartless treatment of the Tibetan people. The earthquake should be a reminder to China that no matter how strong a country thinks it is, there will always come a time when it needs friends. Acting in a way that diminishes your number of friends around the world will make that time more dangerous for you when it comes. Your call.You can either let human rights observers and journalists to travel freely in Tibet, lift the system of police informers and spies, let the Dalai Lama and other respected Tibetan religious leaders come and go freely, and make restitution for the monasteries and treasures that you have destroyed and looted.Or you can carry on in these unjust actions, and expect the rest of us to be quietly (well, mostly quietly) quite pleased when bad things happen to you.

  • fm

    A little tidbit of info regarding Ms. Stone’s connection to MENSA. This can be found under “Sharon Stone Wikipedia – MENSA controversy”. After reading this, i have my doubts as to how smart, honest and sincere she claims to be….

  • a chinese

    Shame on you, Sharon Stone, just like your name, your head is a piece of ignorant and stubborn “stone”

  • charlie1111

    Anonymous:As to the debt, in China, we save a high percentage of our income though we don’t make much. In the US, people spend more than they earn. I live in an area where I can see people wearing shorts in a snow day to take out the trash. My colleagues set his home temperature at well over 80 degree F in winter and my work place will be below 70 F in summer (I have to wear a jacket). Everybody knows it is not sustainable but who wants to treat him/herself badly?

  • A young American

    Stone’s coments were horrible and completely abhorrible. Does she honestly believe that the several thousands of people killed were all involved or responsible for the maltreatment of the Tibetans? Although the latter case needs more international attention and action, insinuating that the people of a nation were rightly “punished” through “karma” for the actions of a government is absurd and disgusting.

  • Tony 1966

    To sharon stoneThe world don’t mind your open your legs, but when it down to your month, just keep it shut!

  • a chinese

    to Alex,

  • epthorn

    Well, you know, it depends on what you think of God… it amuses me how much trouble Hagee got in for saying that God let the holocaust happen. If you believe in omnipotence, then God did let the holocaust happen. The question then is if God cares… course, if you don’t use the capital g, and don’t believe in god, then Sharon Stone is just another hollywood airhead.

  • Li

    i think everyone can have the right to express her ideas ,but u should stand on the truth,and if u didn’t know the truth ,plz just keeep silent,or u will be the hated person by the ones who have thoughts of justice. Stone is really a stone!

  • a chinese traveler

    to Alex,

  • whoyou

    Has anyone asked Tom Cruise for his opinion on this matter? Perhaps we can make the situation even stranger than it already is.

  • George Clooney (jr.)

    In the interest of accuracy: China hasn’t been “totalitarian” for a long time. The government does not mobilize the population for political projects on a continuous basis. People are pretty much left alone — provided they don’t challenge state power. As Jun Shan accurately notes, if one poses a serious challenge to the state, then all bets are off. So China is “authoritarian”, with all the attendant advantages (e.g., an ability to repress societal demands in favor of rapid economic growth) and disadvantages (you can get royally rochambeaued if you seriously challenge the state). So the Chinese state is not going to win any beauty contests anytime soon.Somewhat more disturbing is the hypersensitivity of the general population to any perceived criticism. Off-the-cuff remarks from forgettable media figures, whether Sharon Stone or Jack Cafferty, send mainlanders into a paroxysm of outrage.

  • Bill

    Note to Gisele and others. Chinese cannot freely travel and live where ever they wish in China. By saying so, you are simply showing your complete ignorance of the situation.

  • Li

    yeah, everyone has her right to express her ideas ,but what is the rule? That is u should stand on the truth! u didn’t know something about the truth ,u ‘d better keep silent until ur can catch it! what is a philanthropist mean?i doubted! Stone is really a stone!

  • Bill

    Chinese Student From NangJing, China, if you are truely from Nanjing, and you are able to read and post to Western News Sites, then you must be one of the trusted and privileged members of the communist party.

  • charlie1111

    Since we are off topic for large part of the discussion, I digress and show some remanents of Dalai Lama’s rule. (from Phyliburbs Blog)Tibet: a toilet nightmare

  • jia

    RE:from Ardhenduhey,i’ve just finished my dinner~~some indian & pakistani students were playing baseball downstairs,so it’s interesting to talk about the issue here~~~uh,i dont know much about the indian history,but i know there is a great saying that everyone has at least a skeleton in his closet.Isnt it northeastern India a place of riot that has deprived 110,000 people’s lives for the separatist activities? No offense ,but if the people in Assam wanted to b independent ,why dont u let them?compared to the thousand? tibetans in New Delhi, i think it’s more urgent to get this over with so ,as for such a big country of china with a territory of 9.6 million square kms nd 55 ETHNIC MINORITIES,i think our government did great that there is only the tibetan incident nd it’s under control.U know ,if our economy is low, hunger,riot is everywhere,i guess china could b divided into 56 countries,that must b satisfying some people~~just as french people think Corsica is part of theirs,and so do americans thought about Guam it’s no way to divide any region outta China.

  • a chinese from Sichuan

    does STONE know May 12 China earthquake happened in the Tibetan residents area?

  • Max on Hudson

    So if the earthquake was China’s bad karma, what does that say about hurricane Katrina, and all the raging wild files, numerous tornadoes and crazy severe weather that has damaged and riped apart the US since 2000?

  • Bill

    Having worked in China for over ten years, I have to say that English-speaking Chinese are very sensitive about their culture and by extension their government. The concept of face is very important. From my experience, Chinese people whose families are well-connected to government tend to be less sensitive. This is probably because they have had access to the outside world. Furthermore being connected to the government power structure, they generally feel they have nothing to prove to the “round eyes.”

  • Jackson

    China’s sufferings from the biggest earthquake since it was founded nearly 60 years ago, have nothing to do with its policy in Tibet. The fact is that Tibet under adminstering of CPC has developed quickly and happily. I don’t know whether Stone has ever visited Tibet. She knows little about the people and the culture there. I hate Dalai Lama . He is no good to China and Tibetans.

  • Tricia Key

    The Chinese deserve everything they get. They are brutal killers. They do not deserve our sympathy.

  • Toxic Avenger

    Liberal hollywood elitists say stupid things all the time, but for some reason their political views are taken seriously-by the MSM only!

  • steve law

    What Stone said is really cruel and hurt.Why LVMH only removed her from their advertisement in China and not worldwide? My friends and I wont buy LVMH products until she is completely removed because she reminds cruelty. I think those who don’t agree with her should follow, especially the Chinese.

  • Jia

    RE:from Ardhendunever comment with the phrase:Come to China nd c it urself if u r availableCheers

  • charlie1111

    Bill:Chinese do have the right to travel and live wherever they wish, with the exception of Hong Kong and Macao. Those two places require special permit. Every where else is fair game. There are about over 200 million migrant workers in China. Many people in my village are now living in the cities. But the benefit offered to city residents and the migrant workers are different and discriminatory due to legacy policy from the 1950s. The government is working to gradually abolish this policy. The Chinese can access to western news sites. This is at least confirmed by my friends in China. If you look at the posts from many major news sites, you will see more people confirming this. I don’t think the government bother to hire people to change a few people’s mind in the west by posting here. That is just dumb. Most posters from China are either students or overseas Chinese (we have about 60 million living outside mainland).

  • Bill

    charlie1111, you must be the running dog of you village government to write such stuff.

  • charlie1111

    Bill:I treat you as a person. I was wrong. Why are you barking so viciously?

  • Michael Collins

    You’ve gotta admit, that woman looks damned fine for a 50-something. Wow.

  • charlie

    Well, S. Stone has obviously given this subject alot of serious thought – but I wish she could have kept her thoughts about it to herself.

  • charlie1111

    Bill is a good example why China will not hire people trying to change the mind of a few toads living in a well. It is just impossible. But Bill thinks so. He is taking himself too seriously. Good for him. Enjoy life in your dwelling.

  • chinese

    who cares what sharon stone thinks. we have money, weapons, and most population in the world. we will take over america and europe and the rest of the world and kill whoever gets in our way!

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    This is my last comment of today because I really have to sleep (it is 6.30am in China!). Bill, I really feel sad when you say “Chinese Student From NangJing, China, if you are truly from Nanjing, and you are able to read and post to Western News Sites, then you must be one of the trusted and privileged members of the communist party”. I swear to God: I am definitely in Nangjing, China; I am definitely not the member of the communist party. Bill, you could just simply call USA embassy in Beijing or in Shanghai and ask them to go to any internet bar on the street in those cities to see how many English web sites they can log onto. It is very easy to test. In addition, you could ask this washingtonpost web site to check my IP address for my computer which I am using right now. They definitely can find my computer’s IP address and see whether the IP address comes from China or not. I have nothing to hide.The fact that you even don’t believe Chinese people in China can freely log onto thousands of English web sites shows how little American public understands the current Chinese society. I am not angry. I just feel sad. Many years of China bashing in the western media have completely distorted true image of China. That is why I strongly believe majority of American people will be the friend of Chinese people once they know the complete picture of China.

  • L. Ron Hubbard

    I wonder how many posters here are Westerners posing as Chinese, and vice versa, to say outrageous things as a way to make the other side look unreasonable.

  • Tom Barrett

    What Tibet has done in China is disgraceful. Suggesting that the deaths of countless thousands of innocent Chinese people is somehow a just punishment is absolutely sick. Whatever one thinks about Tibet, the earthquake has nothing to do with it and the victims have no connection to it either. That is why the opinions of so-called stars is not worth listening to. Some are well informed and make comments worth listening to, just like any other group. We only hear what they say, the wise ones and the fools, because they are celebrities. Better to listen to the experts. I don’t care what Brad, Jen, Angelina, Madonna and Sharon Stone say abotu world events. What a joke.

  • stepping44

    After reading some of the comments posted here – Sharon Stone is starting to sound like a genius.

  • Stan Denski

    Falwell & Robertson claimed that 9/11 was God’s punishment for the repeal of sodomy laws, and neither of them gave a magnificent performance in a Martin Scorsese film. Nor does Stone make any claims at being the spiritual leader of millions. What say her detractors unclench their butt cheeks and take a break?

  • glen from des moines

    historically beautiful women have ALWAYS felt >entitled
    of course they got away with it because if you disagreed with them no sex which is all they can trade on.

  • charliez

    After reading some of the comments posted here – Sharon Stone is starting to sound like a genius.

  • xiao liu

    Stone is an example victim of USA distored Chinese news.

  • glen from des moines

    historically beautiful women have ALWAYS felt >entitled
    of course they got away with it because if you disagreed with them no sex which is all they can trade on.

  • charlie

    After reading some of the comments posted here – Sharon Stone is starting to sound like a genius.

  • Tom Cruise

    Chinese student from Nanjing. You are remarkably even-tempered and reasonable. Let me make one remark, though: “Bill” is a poster on this blog, but who knows where is actually from. Moreover, do you think any one poster here can stand as a representative of an entire society? That’s generalizing a bit too far. Unfortunately, I doubt that what you perceive as “China bashing” is going to go away anytime soon. There seems to be a fundamental difference over some basic political values between the US and China. Thus the friction.

  • charlie

    After reading some of the comments posted here – Sharon Stone is starting to sound like a genius.

  • johng1

    I don’t care what she says. I mean, who ever takes seriously what these people say. For her age, she looks stunning in these photos.

  • Tom

    Stone is a ture stone.

  • IM a CHNESE

    ……But I also have to say, its a free world, you could say anything you want…….. In that case, could we say 9/11 is a “karma” ??? —- oh yeah- i forgot– that 9/11 is not a ‘natural’ Disaster. ……….we have to look at that way- If you dont like the Govt, then you dont like this country or ppl there, Right???????

  • John

    Haha,it was amusing watching you guys’ comments…though…one obvious truth seems to have beenn ignored…the epicenter has a dense tibetan population….speaking of karma…

  • charlie1111

    I agree with Tom Cruise. I may not agree with your Scientology belief, But I do like your movies. I agree with your point very much. The discussion is for a better understanding. A generalized view about a great country like the US or China should not be simply formed from a few posters here, be it Chinese or American, especially the negative view. I believe most human being are kind and warm hearted. So I believe a generalized negative view is always wrong. I notice some people pretend to be Chinese or American posting vicious messages. Their purpose may be to promote hatred among the peoples. Please don’t fall into their trap.

  • Ombudsman

    The whole concept is silly. First, let’s get something out of the way. Karma is a human attempt to rationalize what is unfair about life. It’s an attempt by the people on the lowest rung of society to think that there is some sort of guiding hand to make sure that it all comes out even in the end. It doesn’t.So Sharon Stone claiming karma is to blame is nonsensical. It’s roughly the equivalent of saying “the flying spaghetti monster got them”.It reminds me of when an infamous DJ years ago wished cancer on the head of the FCC and people were outraged. I could never figure that out. Did people really think that you could wish ill on someone and it came true? Or do people think you should never express that you really dislike someone? Folks, these are superstitions. When you buy into them, you lose the moral right to criticize primitive tribes because they think the sun is carried by turtles across the sky. Or when people reject condoms for AIDS prevention for “religous” reasons. It’s all part of the same belief system.Let’s think a bit folks.

  • Chinese

    Shou energy value, the law of nature!

  • Moralist

    “ike many readers of Under God, Stone obviously has formed an understanding of the divine mechanics of the universe. Like many these days, she’s using karma as a term to justify an understanding that everything happens for a reason.” Bwahahahaha! > I think you need to be a little more explicit with regard to “understanding of the universe”. You guys over the pond are hilarious with these proud displays of poor thinking; strutting around with bronze age / new age “explanations” for your self centered universe. lol. You crazy cats, your not that important!

  • Anonymous

    CHARLIE1111,”While China is benefiting from the trade…”Your posting is dissembling nonsense. The Totalitarian Chinese government “partners” with the Western corporations. The government owns many business outright. The Chinese government enables all of the myriad negative things that I mentioned. The Western corporations are profit driven and amoral, and their respective governments are moral cowards to allow the end products to be sold in their nations. Fruit of the poisonous tree.

  • Helena Montana

    Ms. Stone’s comments are more than a little reminiscent about what certain “evangelits” said about 9/11 and abortion and homosexuals and hurricane Katrina and New Orleans and homosexuals. No matter who draws these vile conclusions, they are loathsome.

  • Sharon Stone’s Bad Karma

    I did not gree and felt angry with your bad Karma when you’re saying a natural disaster that is reaching a death toll of more than 68,000 was deserved. Sharon Stone should apologize no matter how she had whatever reasons.

  • muskrat

    Typical Hollywood lib.

  • hale

    Stone is very cruel.

  • Hold on cowboy

    Anonymous,

  • jalke

    don’t hurt chinese feeling when disaster happened to chinese.everyone will have their trouble,if like you say ,it is a bad karma!U S A have disaster too,other country also have it .so i must said to you’shut up’

  • Chinese American

    Sharon Stone’s comment is RIGHT.May 12 was Budda’s birthday, and the edge of tibet (called xizang in china) got his anry signal. If that is not karma, what is it?

  • charlie1111

    Anonymous:Don’t simply blame the government for your spending less on the same product. Think about your own greed trying to save a few bucks when you go shopping. It is the economy.

  • Andy So

    I think it is not unfair to all the chinese people . The diaster is not called by anyone ,no one can conplaint it ,but what we can do is giving our support to the injuried and the rescuer,also we only donate ,maybe that is the only that we can do to vitims of natural diaster ,like the famous actress Ziyi Zhang ,raising money to the disaster area .I was deeply moved by her action.To be a celibrity ,they should call on the public the donate their abibity the area .

  • Thompson

    Tricia Key, you and people like you are a constant reminder of what is wrong with this country. When I traveled to Europe (right after we invaded Iraq) my family became very concerned about how I would be treated in light of our military action. However, I was completely taken aback to see that Parisians did not hold ME responsible for MY government’s policies. We should learn to do the same…if you have not noticed (from the very hard to watch coverage)…there were young children who perished…maybe you deserve everything you get for celebrating their deaths…WAKE UP AMERICANS…WE SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS!

  • keirreva

    Kate, Ill co-sign on your comment.

  • tom

    Do she not know that the quake kill many Tibetans too? Over 40% Tibetan live in the place. I”m sorry but she need to sTFU.

  • georgia on my mind

    A reader wrote “most Chinese support occupation”; please note the word occupation, which is another word for “land grab”. Now if occupation is “in” for Tibet today, after that is done, there are more things on the world map to “occupy”. Tibet is a beautiful country, so you want that. After that, how about Mongolia, or Turkey (by way of Afghanistan)? By this time, you realize occupying is fun (like shopping), you get things (but without paying for it). The next time you go shopping, just look at your credit card bill, that you will pay; and then think of China and Tibet. At that moment, you will be able to think wisely.

  • cmpatel

    Human beings and rest of the living beings were procreated by the process of Punchikaran from Punch Mahabhuts by the creator or God or Brahm.These Punch Mhahbhuts are Akash, Vayu,Agni,Apya and Prithvi.Prithvi means earth itself which all continents belongs to.Concept of Karma followed this in relation to what deeds Human beings perform in general during their life time.This proves and establishes that China being part of Prithvi is not subjected to theory of Karma.Earthquake has no relation with theory of Karma.

  • Anonymous

    Plate tectonics knows no political boundaries.

  • endgame

    I could easily say the exact same thing about how the karma gets to the Virginia Tech massacre victims, when you are doing bad things to people of color, that the bad things happen to you.

  • M.M.

    Go Sharon, don’t back down!!

  • zhoukaiyu

    i am a chinese! and i know the sharon stone’s speech serveral days ago! i am so angry about that ! more than 60000 people deserve to dead? it is a “krama”?,i don’t think so ! AND,your krama is coming. you know what,all of chinese now are refuse all your stuff! !!! and reject your “sorry”or so-called”apologize”,it is no use !it is hirt chinese so deeply! there is no one will forgive you,ever this time!!!!!how much do you know about Tibetans? do you know what the Tibetans done ? or you just want to raise your reputation though this event! contempt you

  • RCG

    Tony Chow:Twill:Alex:Tricia Key: You also ‘deserve everything you get’. Hope the mortgage crisis is treating you well, and your retirement plan and health insurance are up to date.Ombudsman: There is a fine, fine line between superstition and religion. Religion: A system of governance based on rituals and prayer that you believe will affect the outcome of unfortunate. Superstition: See religion.From what I have learned and understand about Karma, it isn’t a function of the devine, at all. Maybe analagous to an operating system for the Universe at large. To say the 68,000 beautiful lives lost is a result of the country’s actions is obviously ignorant. The Chinese have thousands of ‘civil unrest incidents’ a year, clearly the ‘common people’ are not in control of the State. I have never been to China, or Tibet. The Dali Lama’s messages of peace, etc are appealing to Westerners because of the romanticizing of “Eastern Philosophies”. Most of us -myself included- are pretty ignorant about the “True” history of Tibet, and China’s actions regarding it and it’s people. Why? China controls most of what is officialy said about it, and America’s ‘Official’ history lessons about China are based on that. Yes, they were the ‘Evil Red Chinese’ during the Cold War, but you don’t hear much about that these days – especially when our children’s classrooms are power-pointed by, clothed in, calculator’ed and cell phoned Chinese manufactured goods. Kudos to China for setting the bar high in disaster response! Not perfect to be sure, but when is it? It’s called a ‘disaster’ for a reason.

  • notarzt

    I am not in the custom of seeking deeper insights from the glitterati, particularly during Cannes or any other cinema gathering. As for karmas role in the (latest) Chinese earthquake disaster who is to say. As humans I believe that we have little or no control over the forces of nature (apart perhaps our stoking of the fires of global warming.) We do, however have some control over our behaviour. With respect to China’s role in Tibet: the curse of a long and storied history is that one can select any point upon the timeline for a precident in order to rationalize an unforgivable policy. Would Bejing like to once again be subordinated to the Khan and ruled from central Mongolia? I think not. We must care for and respect each other in the here and now. Genocide never has and never will wear well. China has a lot in its plate right now in assisting the survivors of the quake and avoiding compromised building standards in the future such that buildings full of only-child pupils need not be crushed to death in future temblors. Unfortunately the tried and true method of the Communist Party to follow tragedy with summary executions of the “guilty” parties implicated in any inquiry will do little to improve the lot of the Chinese people if no real improvements in construction techniques and oversight are to follow. As for Tibet, China’s hope for peaceful and harmonious relations within its own current and perhaps arguable borders as well as with the rest of the world will remain in jeopardy so long as aspirations of self-determination and self-expression of its citizens, the Han as well as the ethnic minorities of the region are thwarted by a monolithic state. Fix what can be fixed, and hope for the best from that which we cannot control, but understand that if more is fixed, less hope will be required.

  • Anonymous

    HOLD ON COWBOY,”Is China really “totalitarian”? Come on, you discredit your argument out of the starting box with such exaggeration…”Really. I suppose it depends on whether or not you are one of China’s lackeys. Semantics, at best.totalitarianadjective

  • Hold on cowboy

    sorry, anonymous, it’s not just semantics. There is a huge difference between totalitarian and authoritarian governments (akas, dictatorships, autocracies, etc.) Your misuse of the terms suggests you are ignorant about the nature of the current political system in China.

  • Ed Yoo

    Yeah some of us do know quite a lot about Tibet. We know that these lies about slave owners are just Commie propaganda that people who grew up on the mainland swallow and regurgitate. We know that the Tibetans revere the Dalai Lama, and the Karmapa, and the Panchen Lama, who is still somewhere in an undisclosed location under Chinese arrest. We know that the Tibetans don’t want to speak Chinese, they want to live in their own country, Tibet, free from Chinese domination. These are all facts. Brainless communist sympathisers can just go back to China and not pollute this free country. And yeah, Sharon Stone, you have nothing to be ashamed of. It’s the Chinese who should be ashamed. Their prejudice stinks. They need a lesson in shutting up.

  • Asian in Beijing

    “Chinese American:Do you mean that 68000plus pple have to die for the “karma” of another group of pple, i.e. the Government? Interesting. It’s like saying I have to bear the karma of what my neighbour did. And if this earthquake is karma, does this mean 9-11, the hurricane, etc are all “well deserved” karma? A point to ponder, eh?

  • Anonymous

    CHARLIE1111,Even if we accept your statistics as 100% accurate, the Totalitarian (oops, would “Oppressive”, or “Authoritarian” be more to the Cowboy’s liking?) Chinese Communist government calls the shots. I stand by what I said about the morally bankrupt Western governments that collude in the whole stinking process, too. “Don’t simply blame the government for your spending less on the same product. Think about your own greed trying to save a few bucks when you go shopping. It is the economy.”There you go yet again, with your dissembling, specious arguments. If we don’t blame the governments that are in charge of trade policy by fostering this sorry state of affairs (both China’s and the West’s), who do we blame? Fortunately, in the West, we have democratically elected governments which can be changed. Totalitarian China does not have that wonderful right.And I, and a growing number of others do not base our buying decisions solely on price. It is not good for our economy in the long run, to do so. In the face of government inaction (so far), we have chosen to act.

  • Anonymous

    COWPOKE,”.. There is a huge difference between totalitarian and authoritarian governments (akas, dictatorships, autocracies, etc.)..” Your misuse of the terms suggests you are ignorant about the nature of the current political system in China.Yeah, that’s a real biggie..Your defense of “the current political system” indicates much worse.

  • Truth

    To the people who think they know a lot about tibet – please don’t comment with your ignorance, go to Tibet and see for your self. A lot of Tibetans are very happy with current developments, and more than a million Tibetans are scattered across china. The quake zone contained the largest community of Tibetans outside of tibet, many of whom were killed in the quake, a fact that a certain Stone overlooked. Western media certainly isn’t fair in all their reporting. Go to Tibet and see for yourself. Or keep or mouth shut about somewhere you’ve never been to, with people that you’ve never met. If you listen to the Muslim extremists, 9/11 was Karma too. And America is the most evil nation on earth. Don’t listen to no brainers like stone. Philippa Carrick, chief executive of the Tibet Society in London, said Stone’s comments were ridiculous. It’s on telegraph.co.uk

  • Hold on Cowboy

    Anonymous,

  • LOUBABE

    if u were tibetan then u wudn’t be so happy about chinese, its like one big prison camp there with chinese guards. my heart goes out to people in tibet who sufrd for so many years. sure its bad the chinese suffrd in the earthquake and its good they r getting help. keep speakin out, whethr its sharon stone or nybody else. tibet will live free. tibet will live free. one world, one dream, FREE TIBET. sharon it dusnt matter if you dont understand karma. only religious teachers understand karma. ur heart is in the right place and evryone rspect u fr that. tashi delek. free tibet.

  • John Rekemeyer

    Sharon Stone is not required to practice the languages games of diplomacy in which direct assertions are rarely made. Public figure or not, no matter what she said, to recant because her statemnents upset the Chinese is to cede control of her speech to the latter and to magnify the historical import of this event beyond reasonability.

  • B-man

    All humanity today must deal with Karma produced by humanity’s past actions, even as we continue to generate more Karma with our current thinking and behavior.Until a critical mass of humanity can begin to slow this vicious Karmic cycle by becoming more compassionate, wise, enlightened……..our common history of war, torture, slavery, and oppression is doomed to keep on repeating.

  • Tricia Key

    Thompson, well I’m so sorry you had such difficult experiences in Europe. How terrible. You must feel so sorry for yourself. Now look at it from the perspective of the Tibetan nun who got shot in the back by Chinese guards while trying to escape to India so she could practise her religion freely. How do you feel now?

  • yangzhixiang

    China Dior has cancelled Mrs Stone’s Ad, i think it is the just Karma to Stone’s cool-blooded words.

  • WHL

    Bwaa haah! Some stupid Chinese person posted here ‘why don’t you go to Tibet and see for yourself’.Yeah so before you tell people to go see for themselves what’s happening in Tibet, remember that it’s your own Chinese government that is preventing us from doing exactly that. So don’t post such dam stupid rubbish here again, ok? We aren’t stupid. we aren’t going to believe this kind of cock and bull chinese lies.

  • John Thomas

    Freedom of Speech is a wonderful thing is it not. Enjoy it while you can. It will probably go away too before Dictator Bush steps down in November.JJ

  • maupin

    1. Sharon Stone is not a maker of public policy or shaper of public opinion. (If your view of China is molded by the input of Sharon Stone–you are an idiot).2. Let s/he who has not ever said anything stupid cast the first stone.3. Recently in Mae Sot, Thailand, an exiled Burmese labor leader was assissinated by Burmese military infiltrators. Why am I not reading more outrage about this REAL crime than about Sharon Stone’s ill considered statement?

  • LarryG62

    Stone, like most of the Hollywood elite, is an idiot. Most of them barely escaped high school. Anyone who takes any of their comments on world events as being relevant, is probably as intelligence deprived as they are.

  • charlie1111

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence. Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”. Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • ant

    What a frigging nut case she is.God doesn’t listen to you nut cases he has his own agenda and nothing anyone can say or do will change it.So stop trying to make things up my God doesn’t need man to do anything for him let alone fight or kill he is much better than that.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Hoffman, ” I offer Stone, in all her glory, as a warning lesson to all of us who take in the world’s news as an abstraction and think we can know the logic of divine justice. We can’t.”Of course, but please put your column to infinitely better use by helping to shine a light on the immoral policies of China’s Totalitarian government. Their missdeeds should be legendary by now, if you and many others in the press would do your jobs in a truly moral fashion.To devote a column to what an otherwise decent person says in a mindless moment that most people experience from time to time, is a waste. Thirty one of China’s leading journalists and writers are presently in prison for attempting to excercise the power of the press; something that you’ve chosen to squander here.

  • Simon

    Anyone that believes the earthquake is karma is plain stupid. Karma works on an individual level. I am strongly against the chinese treatment of tibetans, however, the people who should feel the wrath of karma are the individuals of the chinese government and military who are ordering these atrocious acts. The casualties of the earthquake many of whom are children are completely innocent, IT IS NOT KARMA – it is a tragedy. Sharon stone made a stupid comment – as a simple analogy what she said is equivalent to concluding that the guilty chinese individuals commiting murder on tibetans should be balanced out by innocent chinese losing their lives as a result of karma – but what have the innocent victims done? Again, IT IS NOT KARMA!Let’s stop arguing about this and unite to pray for the victims and their families. R.I.P. to all the victims of the earthquake

  • n gineer

    Actually, it is a punishment for bad seismic engineering and failure to enforce the building codes.Earthquakes don’t kill people.Collapsing buildings kill people.

  • Anonymous

    Why does anyone care what Sharon Stone thinks anyway? Her “expertise” is in acting.

  • bob tichell in Rochester,NY

    The whole concept of this thread would be laughable if it were not about such a pair of tragedies. The Chinese are not letting the Tibetans enjoy self-rule and are probably trying to steal their lives and livlihoods because that is what predatory nations do. Just as the nations of Europe stole the lives and livlihoods of the Native Americans. The Chinese died in the massive earthquake because they built bad buildings in an earthquake area.Some Chinese are cheats as witness some of the bad stuff we have imported from them. Our leaders are cheats because they neglect the important things while lining the pockets of their buddies in the oil business. The world is full of bad people who unfortunately seem to take over governments. There is no God or Karma.

  • Anonymous

    Hi C’POKE,”..You aren’t doing your cause any favors with your ham-fisted tirades.”No tirades here. Try addressing the issues instead of extraneous semantical minutia, if that.Nonetheless, as I thought I made clear in a very recent post, I gave you one dictionary definition for ‘totalitarian’.Here is another; “totalitarian: of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subserviance to the state.”I think if you ask the many political prisoners of China’s, if China fit that description and they were actually able to give honest, informed opinions, they would readily agree.” My problem with your terminology is that it suggests that you don’t really seem to care what the current situation is in China.”But I do. I feel “we are all in this together”, and I would absolutely love for Chinese people to enjoy freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and much more, as we do. Unfortunately, because of China’s Authoritarian Dictatorship (does that term suit you better??), they do not have these things, and should they press for them in anything close to a meaningful way, they will be “re-educated” at the least, or jailed. Ask the citizens of Tibet.”You have an image in your mind (bad China, bad!) ..”Gosh, what would give me these sorts of thoughts? “..Enjoy that.”Just because I had some fun with your name. Well, golly, no need to have a hissy fit:)!

  • baibai

    To drop a big, fashionable political name Dali lama ‘as good friend of mine’ seemed to be her main concern, she does not care how Chinese people think but how ‘interesting’ the earth quake had happened… this stupid small group in Hollywood thought that to be associated with Tibet issue will keep them on the spot light forever. Well, Chinese people should against all of their products, not just against Sharon Stone

  • Marcellusvides

    So John Hagee said that New Orleans deserved (read: got karma for) its lifestyle. Now Sharon Stone (about the same IQ) says China got an earthquake for its behavior…it seems that liberals and conservatives alike go in for the same simplistic view of the cosmos…

  • charlie1111

    To: “Anonymous”As a Chinese living abroad, I am not aware of the “leading writers”. Most of those jailed are freelance writers. Most Chinese see these people as nuts. In Flushing, NY, the Falun Gong folks and some of the really “famous” anti-China writers such as Wei Jingsheng, Ma Jian, etc., sort of celebrated the earthquake and disrupted the fund raising daily during and after the national mourning. They were confronted by the Chinese people in the community. I understand you are concerned about human rights. But this term starts with human. People need to survive first. Many people are starving to death all over the world. We should help them survive first. China is close to get everybody fed. If the person is inhuman, then nobody will listen to their preach of rights, as shown in Sharon Stone’s case.

  • Chinese Student

    If all the bad things that have happened to China is not Karma then what is it? Just a lot of bad luck? Chinese are filling the world with hateful words and actions like in their many blogs like “chopping people up into pieces and boiling them in oil’. They are not working with nature, but as Mao instructed them to do, they are trying to conquer it. The forces of the universe are now working against them. They make me sick and ashamed.

  • Anonymous

    Stone is SOB

  • miguel capo

    I dont really believe those bad intentions they suposse to be in her words… she’s a very good woman

  • fck Sharon Stone

    Stone is a SOB

  • A Chinese

    Well,one thing I don’t understand is that more than 1.3 billion people live in China,and they live well and they trust their government,and they are happy to be a chinese,but why you gus always say that China is bad ,so bad,and very bad….I don’t know why.does thoes 1.3 billion people have no feeling of what is good or bad?Of course NOT!So ,we will have our better live in China,and you will have your own live in your country,so we don’t need to bother you to wrong about us.thanks.

  • simplesimon33

    Ms Stone may NOT have formed an understanding of divine mechanism of universe as suggested by Claire Hoffman but I would say to China that if the shoe fits, wear it. Afterall China’s claim on Tibet because China ruled over Tibet by force in middle ages does not entitle China to rule it today anymore than British rule over US in sixteenth century entitles UK to rule over US today or British rule over India in 17th, 18th and 19th century entitles UK to rule over India in this age of freedom.While lip service by Western leaders to Tibetan cause for autonomy will NOT get Tibet any such autonomy, Tibetan identity and culture are destined to dust bin of history unless Tibetans rise up against Chinese dictatorship. And nonviolence is not going to achieve independence for Tibet against a Communist dictatorship when the whole world is so beholden to this economic powerhouse. Tibetans will have to achieve their independence by blood if they want to survive as a distinct culture.

  • Hold on cowboy

    Anonymous,I’m not sure which dictionary you are using, but you need a better version:Totalitarianism = a regime that constantly mobilizes its citizens to accomplish political goals (e.g., Hitler’s Germany, China during Cultural Revolution).In contrast, an authoritarian government merely keeps the smack down. It doesn’t mobilize, and doesn’t care much what the average citizen does as long as he/she doesn’t challenge the state in a serious fashion. Lots of these systems in the world today; they are not lovely, but are a whole different animal from totalitarian systems. China today qualifies as authoritarian, by any reasonable standard.Clearly, authoritarian systems are deeply flawed and lead to flagrant abuse of citizens’ rights. But what is almost as bad are dumbasses who are unable to make cogent arguments without distortion or exaggeration. As an American, I have a vested interest in this: I don’t appreciate my countrymen being seen as morons.

  • charlie1111

    In light of the rapid response from the central government to the earthquake tragedy, many media reports acknowledged the effectiveness of the Chinese government. The premier was in the quake area a few hours after the quake and stayed there for five days. The president also went there for three days to replace the premier. The military put in more than 50000 soldiers in two days and more than 130000 after 4 days. The condition is very dangerous as aftershocks and landslides happen all the time. There are many more volunteers. And there have been no riots and the victims are joining the rescue effort. The donation so far reached 6.0 billion dollars.But in the mean time, many reporters here mentioned that, since the Chinese government are not elected, they have to respond quickly and care for the people in order to remain legitimate. In the US, it is a democracy and the president has a mandate. Very nice argument (try to squeeze some negative with anything from China). No wonder most Chinese support their government. While in the US, the most votes a president can get is just over half. So he only needs to respond (or not) to those who elected him/her. That may be the reason that the president didn’t have to win praise for his Katrina effort. I do envy the right to elect the president. But so what? do they care about you and me? Maybe to get my vote. After elected, he is legitimate and doesn’t need to do anything for you. To wait for another election to have your day maybe just a dream. You may need to work it out yourself. That is what most Chinese people are doing.

  • Anonymous

    China Earthquake – FactsheetSharon Stone’s Take

  • Alaskan

    Sharon Stone is Dalai Lama’s masterpiece

  • Nick

    I’d hit it too.

  • charlie1111

    Chinese Student:If all the bad things that have happened to China is not Karma then what is it? Just a lot of bad luck? Chinese are filling the world with hateful words and actions like in their many blogs like “chopping people up into pieces and boiling them in oil’. They are not working with nature, but as Mao instructed them to do, they are trying to conquer it. The forces of the universe are now working against them. They make me sick and ashamed.Many people’s view about China and Chinese people is formed by a small group of people they encounter, Or they just pick the group to validate their opinion, as you may have shown here. But China has 1.3 billion people. This is too simplistic. Imagine if people view the US the same as the religious bigots, or gangsters, or the KKKs, or….., etc. then it would not be a view that represents the US. China is not fighting with nature. And the forces of the Universe are not working against China. There is tectonic movement between the Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau. The earthquake happens every few decades. So don’t blame Chairman Mao or the people.

  • groucho

    WORD

  • Anonymous

    Why are you writing about her? Sure she’s a fool. But you’re a bigger one for giving her words importance. This is again the media making celebrities out to be more important than they are. If it was a public official, an important clergyman, or someone generally respected who called the earthquake Karma, then it would be worth mentioning.But some bimbo has-been actress says something stupid and you want to write about that? Why don’t you just get a job at Page 6?

  • Anonymous

    “I’m not sure which dictionary you are using, but you need a better version…”I was using the one on my one year old computer. If you’re not satisfied with that, here is the one in Webster’s: totalitarian 1 a: of or relating to centralized control by an autocratic leader or hierarchy: Authoritarian, Dicatorial”..But what is almost as bad are dumbasses who are unable to make cogent arguments without distortion or exaggeration. As an American, I have a vested interest in this: I don’t appreciate my countrymen being seen as morons.”If you were as much an American patriot as you seem to think you are, you would address the issues and not spin endlessly about semantics; if you persist; by keeping to this tack, you seem the moron.

  • ds

    Buddhism is about Universal Love, Benevolence, Sincerity and most of all: Aloof to Worldly & Mundane Values.

  • thomas

    Sharon only knows karma sutra.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    It is incredibly inhumane and utterly rude for Sharon Stone to make such outrageous comment about the earthquake. It is extremely unfair to the tens of thousand of people who lost their innocent life and totally injustice to the billions of Chinese people who have worked day and night to try to save those life. There is really no excuse for Sharon Stone’s cold heart toward vast majority of decent Chinese people. Humanity and justice will prevail.

  • Cowboy

    Thanks, anonymous, I take that as a compliment. And I am addressing the issue: distorted use of language. Your dictionary is inaccurate on the term.

  • tgf

    2 comments on the comments:- Spelling is a lossed art.- Think much, Speak little, Write less.

  • Peace

    If every country reached out to a country in need during all the world disasters, which seem to be ever increasing, then we would all be closer to world peace as respect and dignity would grow through the acts of service rendered between all countries.But, even if this is not possible (because some countries are more selfish and less giving then others) no one should place judgements nor pretend we understand how God judges. We are not to judge, but offer unalienable rights to all mankind. If someone truly understood the nature of God they would want all of humankind to be happy and taken care of, regardless of race and behavior. They would reach out even if it was not reciprocated.

  • Anonymous

    Sharon Stone is wrong:

  • Karmic

    While Sharon Stone’s Karma argument sounds hurtful, one cannot dismiss the facts that made her think so. And there in lays the unknown. The only truth we know is that:

  • Dear Lord, don’t you people have editors?

    “who’s identity and career is her own,”WHOSE identify and career…(Plus, “is her own” is a silly and redundant phrase.)

  • Dear Lord, don’t you people have editors?

    “who’s identity and career is her own,”WHOSE identify and career ARE hers. (Silly sentence even grammatically correct.)

  • charlie1111

    This earthquake has leveled homes for more than 5 million people, homes for another 10 million will be demolished, impacted 45 million people, about 70000 killed and about 20000 missing. The quake was felt as far as Vietnam, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. The earthquake brought the Chinese people together to overcome this disaster. Most countries in the world have sent help in various ways. The Chinese people have nothing but appreciation for these countries and their people. Thank you very much!The Chinese people understand that, not everybody sympathizes with the victims of this natural disaster and will not expect as such. But a surprise for at least of us living abroad, is that the happiest people from this disaster are the Falun Gong folks and some “human rights” activists. Good to see them show their true color. For Sharon Stone, she surprises some Chinese people only because she has a lot of ads in China for Dior and others. She makes money in China and yet don’t show any refrain from whatever she got from her noble king, Dalai Lama. Naturally, the ads will not work in China anymore and her movies will be baned. If not for those ads in China, the outrage would be much more muted, as some poster pointed out with a comparison of what if a Chinese actress said something about Katrina. So enough about her. Anyway, it’s been a great discussion. Thanks and good night.

  • Anonymous

    C-Boy,”Thanks, anonymous, I take that as a compliment. And I am addressing the issue: distorted use of language. Your dictionary is inaccurate on the term.”Merriam-Webster is innacurate? And, we’re supposed to take your word on that??Are you a semantical b.s. one-trick wonder, simply unable to address the substantive issues that I’ve raised? Are you really an American? I think rather, your masters are not going to be happy..

  • Tonya

    I want to say we don’t believe that’s a God in the world at all in China. God is just the Almighty for yours.

  • Giggles

    I wonder what the Dalai Lama is Really thinking when she wears that gawdy, glitzy jewelry and proclaims she is a Budhist….it is so obvious she needs to learn fundamental teachings of budhism and more about human compassion….She just seems a bit phoney and perhaps needs to start reflecting inward for deeper meaning…best wishes to her.

  • charlie1111

    The epicenter of the earthquake is a minority area. The population is 40% Han Chinese, 40% Qiang minority Chinese and 20% Tibetan Chinese.

  • Giggles

    I wonder what the Dalai Lama is Really thinking when she wears that gawdy, glitzy jewelry and proclaims she is a Budhist….it is so obvious she needs to learn fundamental teachings of budhism and more about human compassion….She just seems a bit phoney and perhaps needs to start reflecting inward for deeper meaning…best wishes to her.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    I am a college student in NangJing, China. I accidently found this article when I searched Google English web site from the computer in my home in NangJing, China. To my surprise, I found some comments here are really rude to the vast majority of decent Chinese people. Your guys don’t know Chinese culture at all. Chinese culture is very compassionate, non-aggressive and very resilient. Clearly, there has been too much China bashing for too long in western media, which is really not fair to the global 1.4 billion Chinese people. I just came back from site of earthquake in SiChuan, China. I am very proud to see all the Chinese from every sector have worked day and night to try to save people’s life. We have tradition to help other people. In last thirty years, we also reach out to the western people as well. We celebrate Christmas as well as Chinese New Year. Millions of students in China speak good English. It is terribly wrong for some people in the west still bash and demonize Chinese people, which simply lost the argument of fundamental fairness.

  • Robin

    I am ashamed of Sharon’s comment. It is really no different than Pat Robertson claiming a hurricane in Orlando is G-d’s retribution on gays and lesbians. (PS to the author: Bad grammar alert in your first paragraph. It should be “…whose identity and career are her own.” Was your editor on vacation this week?)

  • James Yin

    Just ask any Chinese on the street about the things that are happening this year. He will promptly tell you that China is going through a bad luck or something like that… But, that Chinese layman may most likely be an atheist, so he may not have heard of Karma. For someone who is aware of Karma and knows all the things that China are doing around the world that are harming all human species and environment would naturally apply the law of Karma to explain recent unfortunate events. What China should be careful is that this Karmic phenomenon may just be the beginning and who knows what more is in store to unleash. China can kill people; go around the world making troubles in Burma, Darfur, etc.; destroy human rights and cultures of other nations; but no matter how much wealth and power China accumulated that will not be a match the force and wrath of nature. So, the lesson to take home for Chinese, especially to those nationalists and vocal Chinese students, is be kind, rational, and think of everyone as a small family of this fragile earth.

  • Jun Shan

    Forget about karma. Many Chinese children died unnecessarily because many buildings were built improperly and poorly and never complied with local building codes. Hence, a little shaking and they crumbled. The reason, corrupt local party officials. This has long been a problem in China. The Chinese Communist Party, less then 5% of the population, runs the country. Local party officials are very susceptible to being paid off by developers and builders who have deep pockets. Of course, we have seen the same thing in America. But, at least here the democratic process and freedom of the press helps keeps the problem of the corrupt bureaucrat in check. This is one of China’s biggest challenges, how to deal with corruption in the absence of democratic processes. And no, the solution is not for the Government to just execute a few high ranking local party officials in the earthquake regions. The solution is a gradual, but well defined, transition to a democratic government for all of China.

  • Raoul’s older brother

    Ms. Stone said this last week at Cannes:For all those who would flay Sharon Stone alive: read what she said. She is pondering aloud. Her public pondering may be muddled, probably incorrect, and surely insensitive given the scale of human suffering in China. But if, say, Zhang Ziyi or Gong Li engaged in a similar act of mild public pondering about karma following Hurricane Katrina, would there be a similar uproar in the US? At most, people would probably just dismiss the comments as idiotic. But in the echo chamber of the mainland “international victim complex”, Stone’s remarks assume an importance out of all proportion to their original context. Mainland friends, try to keep things in perspective. These are the rather tepid musings of a somewhat well-known US actress. Nothing more.

  • From Beijing

    The one who stated him/herself as chinese, posted on June 1, 2008 6:35 PM, saying Chinese is going to kill every one in its way:

  • From Xiamen China

    Bill,

  • No Name

    Sharon Stone should be stoned for such comments. She should be put into shame.Why did she get so much attention for her stupid comments? This is due to our pop culture. The Americans paid too much money to her to get such attention.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    When Sharon Stone travled in China last year, Chinese people treated her very warmly with huge respect. That is why she really break our heart this time. She didn’t show any sympathy at all for those innocent people who lost their life.

  • Joan

    What if she is right? Just like the current USA economic condition stems from the Born Again Killer War Criminal’s illegal invasions of sovereign states.

  • charlie1111

    To say democracy is the way to avoid natural disaster of this magnitude is equally idiotic, if not more so. Sure there maybe corruption or the buildings are not properly built, but the experts from around the world, including one from California, who assessed the situation admitted that even the building in the US can’t stand this quake. The quake center is remote and poor even by Chinese standard. The county education budget when the school was built in 1985 was 10000 RMB a year. Should they wait until they have the millions to build a school that withstands 8.0 earthquake or to provide a school for the kids to study at that time?These people who are linking democracy and human rights at this juncture are purely idiotic and no better than Sharon Stone.

  • Kate

    Stone’s comments are as nonsensical as Jerry Falwell’s after 9/11 (and I happen to like her as an actress). It’s insulting and degrading to all humanity to attribute the catastrophe in China to “karma.”

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    It is really ridiculous to see that some people here are so mean and so nasty toward China and Chinese people.

  • Anonymous

    We really must look at this from a different angle. Americans should be honored that what we say is so important to the rest of the world. If it were a Chinese entertainer saying something like this, nobody would care. Sharon Stone’s remark is stupid and insensitive, but as an American, I think we should not get defensive.

  • Fred

    I’d still do her.

  • Dave

    It’s hilarious (sad?) that someone would condemn Sharon Stone for her ill-thought remarks and combine that condemnation with a statement that Ms. Stone should be stoned to death. This really is the world we’re stuck with, isn’t it?

  • Poos-wah!

    Let’s see another flash of your “wookie” Sharon!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a Chinese and I think the main factor of Sharon Stone’s words is the untrue report of some western media on Tibetan problem. I think the government is doing the right thing..she should learn about the TRUTH!!!

  • JUST SINGASONG4U

    She will have to pay for her foolish words!We donot think she just know to open her legs wide,she know many things,like Karma.What`s her Karma?Her Karma is being spat at and reviled by Chinese people.To tell you the truth,do you know what`s her name translate in Chinese words? The same sound of her name in Chinese is “real tease”or “full of frivolity” (傻浪Sharon)and “cuckoldry”(私通Stone)

  • Brian

    The Western press has been flaying China ever since Spielsberg began his Dafur stunt early this year. Unfortunately it takes a major disaster like the Sichuan earthquake to shut them up and see that China is no different than the US during New Orleans and Katrina.As for Sharon? Her life is not worth an onion.

  • Jun Shan

    It’s well known and admitted by Party officials that steel reinforcement rods were never used in many of the schools built in the earthquake regions, despite building plans submitted by builders prior to building, showing such reinforcements were to be used. Like the tainted drugs or lead painted toys recently exported by China, need I say more when it comes to how corruption operates? Would buildings have crumbled in such a quake despite reinforcements and proper construction, of course. But, not to the same extent and at least some children would not have died. The Party must face up, it has lost legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese people. Local officials get much more money from the construction of factories then schools, and businessmen have a lot more money then school children. So, who do you think is going to win out? We just found out with the earthquake, did we not?

  • charlie1111

    The people who show the most pleasure of this tragedy are falun gong and some anti-China activists. After being confronted by ordinary Chinese people in Flushing, New York for the last few days, these folks organized a rally yesterday in Flushing with a few hundred falun gong people and some knuckle heads including Wei Jingsheng. They used marching bands and other forms to celebrate the suffering of the Chinese people (Han, Qiang and Tibetan). Wei Jingsheng even gave a speech to the falun gong members. These people are truly amazing as they showed their heartless nature with no shame.

  • Anonymous

    She will have to pay for her foolish words!We donot think she just know to open her legs wide,she know many things,like Karma.What`s her Karma?Her Karma is being spat at and reviled by Chinese people.To tell you the truth,do you know what`s her name translate in Chinese words? The same sound of her name in Chinese is “real tease”or “full of frivolity” (傻浪)and

  • Gyurme

    This is no big deal, really. Yes, it was karma that caused that earthquake. But karma is the cause for everything in our lives, good or bad. Sharon Stone has a limited view of karma. Besides, the Chinese who died did nothing to the Tibetans; it is the government and the PLA who did those bad things to the Tibetans. Of course, the government people, Mr. Who? and Mr. When?, and the PLA will all get bad karma for how they treated the Tibetans, but it is not this earthquake, so Ms. Stone is wrong in this regard. Anyway, the Chinese need to learn how to accept criticism if they want to be part of the world. They say they are “hurt” by these things. They need to learn how to have dialogue without lashing back so hard at people who don’t think like they do. They are not the only people in the world and they must learn to listen and learn from others.

  • SUN TZU

    ALL UNDER HEAVEN IS AN ABODE, WHEN THE OX MAKES SHADOWS WITH HIS DUST IT BODES WELL.

  • Amir

    Sharon who?What skill, exactly, has Sharon Stone cultivated in the service of humanity? How many children has she taught to read? How many hospices has she visited? The truth is that Ms. Stone is famous for her acting, or “faking”, as I describe it to my 2-year-old. It isn’t fair to Ms. Stone or to the chinese to expect her to have her head on her shoulders, when she is bombarded with celebrity status for no work done at all. Stardom is a sham, a racket, and Ms. Stone is an ATM to her producers and network executives. Stupid remarks by her are to be expected and not celebrated.amir@meetyourworld.com

  • Raoul’s older brother

    For me, the point is: Sharon Stone speaks for herself. Period. She is not accountable to the US public, or to anyone. Her remarks are insensitive, and she apologized. The more interesting issue is how her remarks are perceived and inflated within China. So I think “the Sharon Stone Incident” sheds light on the fun house mirrors style perception of the outside world that exists in China, wherein the remarks of a mediocre actress assume gargantuan proportions.A critical discussion of the above does not mean one is “nasty” towards China and Chinese people. Voicing one’s views can coincide with feelings of great sympathy for the suffering that the earthquake has caused in China.

  • SUN TZU

    ALL UNDER HEAVEN IS AN ABODE, WHEN THE OX MAKES SHADOWS WITH HIS DUST IT BODES WELL.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie1111,From the Toronto Star, May 3, 2008 (and I can quote from countless other sources, all from nations that actually have freedom of the press)”..The words take on new meaning as the Beijing Olympics approach and China’s clampdown on the media deepens. Though China is less closed than North Korea or Burma, foreigners as well as local journalists are targeted. The Foreign Correspondents Club of China said at least 10 non-Chinese reporters have had anonymous death threats.”China is the world’s leading jailer of journalists,” says the CPJ. Some 29 writers and editors have been imprisoned…”

  • Berry

    Nobody cares what Sharon Stone, the real-life Sharon Stone, thinks or says. We don’t watch her movies looking for her karma. She has better things to show.

  • Mr. Wise Man

    First of all my heart goes out to all of Chinese who lost their families and friends. In a blink of time, things changes so fast that you would think that where that came from. The fact of the matter is everything on this earth is impermanent and everything is illusion. Everyone who is born on this earth has to die; every building you built will crumble; even this earth will destroy itself ultimately. Everything you see is an illusion. For example, you think you are Mr. Chen but where is Mr. Chen? Can you pinpoint where he is? No, the finger you are pointing is his nose. Try another one. No that is his hair, not Mr. Chen. So, there is no Mr. Chen. It is an illusion that we created in our own mind. Since everything is an illusion, what is the point in clinging so hard to it? So, you are clinging for nothing.

  • John

    In 1992, She opened her legs to become famous.

  • John D., Mt. Vernon Farms

    1. That any Chinese government official is willing to treat so strenuously the poorly thought out aside of a America actress is a strong sign of their (his?) inferiority complex. Chinese government officials often treat criticism of their actions and decisions this way.

  • Chinese Student From NangJing, China

    Moral authority does not come from mean and nasty attitude and does not come from yelling and screaming. If people in the United States truly believe racial equality, then why not your guys respect Chinese culture? If we don’t have culture equality, how could we have racial equality? If your guys truly believe culture equality, then why not just simply accept the well known scientific fact: culture diversity will definitely lead to the diversity of democratic system. Chinese culture is very different from American culture. We shouldn’t copy American democracy. We have uninterrupted 5000 years civilization. We want democracy, but we want to keep our culture tradition as well. We have made tremendous progress economically as well as politically in last thirty years. Millions of people have been lifted from poverty. The fact that I could log onto this web site just by one click from the computer in my home in China already shows that we have a great deal of individual liberty. Different cultures have different way of thinking. I didn’t understand American culture until I master English language. We just simply have to respect each other.

  • danielshaw

    The earthquake epicenter is located in a Tibetan-inhabited area. By referring karma, Sharon Stone is effectively cursing many Tibetan victims for the divine punishment. Check the Free Tibet web site for more information. The paragraph begins with: “Many people do not realize that the epicenter of the earthquake was in an area of eastern Tibet now … China’s Sichuan province”(www.studentsforafreetibet.org/article.php?id=1528).Sharon Stone said that the Dalai Lama was her good friend, and “When you’re not nice [to him], that bad things happen to you”. I think she did not suggest the Dalai Lama made the bad earthquake happened to the Tibetans. Or maybe she did, only if she really believed that his holiness has this kind of power as a living Buddha.

  • mike

    why do we care what Sharon Stone thinks? Why do we have to read about celebrity gossip in an otherwise respectable paper?

  • agathodemon

    Hmm, so we hate and want to destroy [with stones, words, or financial ruin] a woman with no particular importance or expertise except an apparently superficial and childish understanding of the issues. There were many ad hominem attacks which use a single scene from a movie to invalidate her opinion. Just who cares what Ms. Stone thinks about anything? She does not represent the US Government, the American people or any other important constituency – unless you count actors as one. This is a typical media tempest in a teapot, and most of the comments posted display an ignorance at least as great as hers.

  • Tom

    About Sharon: Obviously a silly and insensitive comment / musing. I don’t think it’s particularly representative of her though.About karma: God would have to be particularly ill-informed and evil to cause an earthquake in that remote and impoverished region to punish the Chinese government for its treatment of the Tibetans. Actually, any God who would do this to these poor people would have to be rather insensitive (more so than Sharon I would argue).About Tibet: Even if the Chinese treat Tibetans well (first-hand reports of the treatment of Tibetan monks in the NYTimes does suggest this is not always the case), fact is that China invaded and annexed the country. Nobody likes their country to be invaded (ask the Iraqis).About the Chinese Internet community: Is this how it is going to be from now on? Every time some article is related to some criticism of China, hordes of Chinese bloggers post poorly written and sometimes dangerously infantile comments (“she should be stoned”?) in blind defense of their government’s actions? Very sad. This country still has a long way to go.

  • mike

    why do we care what Sharon Stone thinks? Why do we have to read about celebrity gossip in an otherwise respectable paper?

  • Anonymous

    Why Chinese are so sensitive people? Where is your sensitivity when it comes to other people? Do you know because of China’s actions how many people are currently suffering around the globe? You feel pain when someone pinches you, but you don’t feel anything when you are pinching others. What a sham!Take any current trouble around the world, show me where Chinese hands are not behind it. There are more people died alone in Darfur than this earth quake. That is only one of the many Chinese involvement in troubles around the globe. Where is Chinese sensitivity here??????Burma’ junta would have collapsed if China is not supporting and resurrecting behind it. More people are dying in Burma in recent cyclone than China’s earth quake. Where is your outrage, Chinese student?

  • charlie1111

    Many people on this forum offered advice to Chinese people such as, they should learn, they should accept certain “karma”, they should listen, they should accept criticism, etc. Thank you very much.China has more than 5000 years of history and one of the last uninterrupted civilizations. China has similar area as the USA today. So you can be sure there have been numerous disasters, be it natural or man made. But the Chinese people have never succumbed to adversaries, not now, not in the future. They have learned from these mishaps and improved their way of life. It is no different this time. I think they know when the criticism is fair.Fair criticism helps us to improve. But when Mia Farrow accused China of various nonsense, we thought she might be in a mid-life crisis. When Spielberg quit the Olympics, we thought he was a hypocrite. When falun gong or Wei Jingsheng speak, we throw up.

  • cody mccall

    I’ve got a problem with the word ‘deserve’. I tend to be fatalistic: what happens, happens. I mean, good things happen to rotten people everyday. Ex: George Bush gets elected president. Does he ‘deserve’ that? Also, George Bush gets elected president–TWICE! Now, do I ‘deserve’ that? Does America ‘deserve’ that?

  • Alan Browne

    Sharon Stone is an actress. What do you expect? A font of wisdom and compassion? Brains?The only entity that is really taking this seriously is Dior as it can affect sales. That is what this is all about. Period.The Chinese government (not the people, but the government) is evil. Their treatment of Tibetans is reflected in their presence in Tibet with Han Chinese police, politicians, military and merchants. It is a long, slow, patient genocide of the Tibetan people.The rest of the world feels compassion and is donating earthquake relief to the Chinese people. Not to the Chinese government.

  • Cynthia

    She’s just a brainless movie actress. Her comments were stupid and offensive. She’s an IDIOT!

  • Anonymous

    charlie1111:If China has uninterrupted 5,000 years of history, China surely hasn’t learnt from it. China may have discovered paper, etc. but all the real technologies that propelled human to 21st century happened in U.S. which ironically has the shortest history of most of the countries. So, Charlie, stick this in your freaking small childish brain that the quality matter more than quantity.

  • Bill

    Sharon Stone made a big miscalculation. While the press will report favorably if you make disparaging comments about the U.S. or President Bush, you cannot make disparaging comments about communist totalitarian governments that purport to be for the people. After all these years in Hollywood, she should understand the process. Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, et al. become media heroes and nominated for the Nobel Prize for their “courage” to speak the “truth.” Barrack Obama and Pastor Wright are hailed as great spokesmen for pointing out the truth that America’s “chickens are coming home to roost.” Normal-thinking people understand that plate tectonics and Tibet political policies are not related. But a steady diet listening to the fuzzy thinking of Al Gore certainly explains the reasons for idiotic statements. Sharon, or her handlers, should know by now which idiotic statements are acceptable to the press.

  • zhang

    I’m a Chinese and I think the main factor of Sharon Stone’s words is the untrue report of some western media on Tibetan problem. I think the government is doing the right thing..she should learn about the TRUTH!!!

  • charlie1111

    Anonymous:charlie1111:If China has uninterrupted 5,000 years of history, China surely hasn’t learnt from it.China may have discovered paper, etc. but all the real technologies that propelled human to 21st century happened in U.S. which ironically has the shortest history of most of the countries. So, Charlie, stick this in your freaking small childish brain that the quality matter more than quantity.

  • Raoul’s older brother

    Charlie1111 says: “China has more than 5000 years of history and one of the last uninterrupted civilizations….But the Chinese people have never succumbed to adversaries, not now, not in the future.”Charlie1111, why do you accord Sharon Stone such a level of importance that you feel the need to invoke 5000 years of history and elevate her to the level of an earth-shaking “adversary”? A bit of overkill, don’t you think?

  • I’m a hypocrite

    I found it highly hypocritical of some Westerners to ignore the facts. If the Chinese did something that the Westerners used to do, it’s called “abusive”, or “no human right”, or “support abusive regimes”. So, Westerners say anything is about “freedom of speech”, supporting dictatorships is about “free markets or national interests”, allowing the sufferinigs of the Palestine people is “support democracy of the Isarel”.The facts: Sudan exports more to Japan than to China. India and other Wetsern are doing oil and gas businesses with Burma. But the scapgoat is still China. Why? Oh, because their name is still carying the word “Communist”.

  • DD100

    TomDefine the word country, and show me how many other countries had recognized the pre-abolition Tibet as a country.US to Irak is invation. China to pre-abolition Tibet is abolition of slavery — what American did by its Civil War.

  • Flying Dragon

    If one cannot distinguish between the government policy and natural disaster, one will be called ignorant. There is no connection between earthquake and Tibet issues, period!! Tibet is the Chinese internal affairs; it is nobody’s business including Sharon Stone.

  • Flying Dragon

    If one cannot distinguish between the government policy and natural disaster, one will be called ignorant. There is no connection between earthquake and Tibet issues, period!! Tibet is the Chinese internal affairs; it is nobody’s business including Sharon Stone.

  • Flying Dragon

    If one cannot distinguish between the government policy and natural disaster, one will be called ignorant. There is no connection between earthquake and Tibet issues, period!! Tibet is the Chinese internal affairs; it is nobody’s business including Sharon Stone.

  • Flying Dragon

    If one cannot distinguish between the government policy and natural disaster, one will be called ignorant. There is no connection between earthquake and Tibet issues, period!! Tibet is the Chinese internal affairs; it is nobody’s business including Sharon Stone.

  • Zhang

    That cold-blooded b*tch, thousands of people died, including many many children . Children died and she said that was karma?

  • Anonymous

    I sincerely thank Miss Stone for expressing her concerns about the injustice that occurs in China. Perhaps the earthquake is really a retribution from the God to punish Chinese people for their cruelty and insensibility toward Tibet’s people.Chinese government and its supporters, due to their own selfishness, brutally oppressed the freedom of speech and the human right in Tibet. If they don’t get what they deserve, it is unfair.Don’t expect people to have mercy on you when you don’t have mercy on the others.Btw, when you blame the western media, think about lies that your government tells you first. Even though western media are not always true, they are usually true and reliable. But Chinese media are always untrue about the behavior of their own government since they are state-controlled.6/4 is coming. Let’s remind ourselves how crimes against humanity inevitably occur in China.

  • laowei

    to Zhang and others of your ilk

  • Claire

    1. Let’s not equivocate “Chinese government” with “Chinese people.” They are not one and the same.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous:There are too many attrocities to list committed by the Chinese government on all peole of China, but that does not give us the liberty to conflate histories, especially the China-Tibet history with 6/4 for which no one I know does not share your view. Pre-abolition Tibet is and was what it is. There is no way one can white wash it in the name of grand ideals. America Civil War is about 150 years old, China’s abolition of Tibetan slavery is only 50+ at which equivalent time there must have been the same if not more advocating the return of black slavery in the South. We must take the stand on issue not on Communism vs. Capitalism ideology, or China vs America ideology. Enemy’s enemy can be an embarrassing friend, who may bring down your ideals like the Wenchuan earthquake to tens of thousands of Tibetan homes.

  • DD100&1

    Anonymous:There are too many attrocities to list that have been committed by the Chinese government on all peole of China, but that does not give us the liberty to conflate histories, especially the China-Tibet history with 6/4 for which no one I know does not share your view. Pre-abolition Tibet is and was what it is. There is no way one can white wash it in the name of grand ideals nor by the sins of the government. America Civil War is about 150 years old, China’s abolition of Tibetan slavery is only 50+ at whose equivalent time there must have been the same if not more confederates advocating the return of black slavery in the South. We must take the stand on issue not on Communism vs. Capitalism ideology, or China vs America ideology. Enemy’s enemy can be an embarrassing friend, who may bring down your ideals like the Wenchuan earthquake to tens of thousands of Tibetan homes.

  • You-know-who:

  • luckdog

    I am Chinese ,and a univesity student.I love china and USA.We,china,open our doors to western countries and welcome all kinds of people to see real situation.however,some have never been to china and take something as granted.This behavior is disgusting. to our angery,Stone words insult all chinese and attack china.at this time ,she loses her love and mercy just like a mad dog. While lots of people in china are her fans,including me.We hope china and usa are friends ,not enemy.

  • From Beijing

    To: the one posted a comment on June 2, 2008 1:44 AM, But like our premier Wen said, after impolitely interrupted by an American Woman , “I believe most of American are friendly to Chinese people.”And welcome to Beijing in August!

  • Dismayed

    Just one time I would like to read a post by a chinese here that acknowledges something other than hate feelings and this sense of entitlement that trumps everything and everybody elsewhere. In psychology and child development, much is written about 5 year olds and their self-absorption to the exclusion of every other relevant issue other than their own desires. Chinese seem to fit this definition. There is no introspection, no self-analysis, and no interest in truthful dialogue. They love to compartmentalize history of other nations but not understand it. Just I WANT I WANT I DEMAND MY WAY just like a 5 year old to the complete exclusion of any other point of view. No wonder some say that china is only just developing country. That mantra is true…as in child development of arrested growth. In this blog they drone on and on about how peaceful they are. But they sell arms and guns to nations and arm corrupt governments for oil. Is there anything more hypocritical than a pacifist who sell guns? They will cite Iraq but 79% of Americans openly condemn it and will take action to change the American course of history in the fall, by electing a new president. But chinese will just follow in lockstep without condemning what the entire United Nation condemns about Danfur.Can you imagine this country as a world leader? Where would they lead us? To what purpose? To what agenda? Leaders need to care about others as equally as their own.

  • TJ

    Any why would any thinking person care what Sharon Stone says?

  • Jia wei

    Sharon Stone

  • Post-it

    Dear All, There is no absolute right or wrong in the world. I am a Chinese in Hong Kong working in a US company. Fairly speaking, there are really many mis-communciation and mis-understanding between China and US people. Nothing in the world is prefect and I believe most of the human-beings in China and US are kind but they have different culture indeed. For our US counterparty, please don’t just use your preception to judge everything in China, you really want to come and learn, you will explore how nice and the kindness of Chinese in the world. Of course, again, this country is still developing with its long long history; we have our way to improve, but still, the government is government, the people are the Chinese people; if you do not agree with the Chinese government but you should not hate most of the kind people in China. “Tibet” and “Han” are all Chinese people, don’t you know both “Tibet” and “Han” are suffering in this earthquake? The government is recusing all in regardless of the ethnic.As a Chinese, I love my country and will do all the best to protect my country; btw, I will also disagree about some of the policies of our government, but it doesn’t mean we have to follow all the western style to change our country. We really know our country is improving in different aspects, esp in the human rights. Please respect all the human beings, we shouldn’t treat the disacters be a so political things.

  • Who wants Chinese citizenship?

    Jia Wei you are the only dog here and you probably eat dog too.

  • I want Chinese citizenship!

    “Who wants Chinese citizenship?: Why not just show your true name? You are so mean and pathetic. you are the only dog here and you probably eat dog too! What a trash!

  • Alicia

    What did she say that was so wrong? She wondered if the earthquake was karma paying back the Chinese for what they did to Tibetans. She didn’t say it was. Who knows, maybe it was. And maybe it wasn’t. Nobody can really say more than that.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to the comment on June 2, 2008 2:50 AM:(1) What you mean is that I have no right to condemn the Chinese government simply because I know little about China. First, how do you know I know little about China? you don’t even know me. Second, I don’t need to go to Tibet or China in order to understand the obvious wrong-doings in China. You cannot say judges’ decisions in the courthouse are biased simply because they haven’t been to the crime scenes.(2) I am not an ignorant; you and the supporters of the Chinese government are! Don’t you know how bad your government is? If there is no corruption in the Chinese government, I think at least 10,000 people will not die in this earthquake due to the poor construction of the building. You should “thank” your government for this.(3) “Xizang was liberated the presants in Xizang eat Dalai lama’s sh*t.” Compare this with how Mr. Bush liberates Iraq after 9/11 for oil. If Chinese have no other intention, Chinese should have left Xizang after liberating her.(4) “I believe most of American are friendly to Chinese people.” From the recent events, I believe most Chinese people know little about fairness and justice, and are lack behind in terms of the moral standard in today’s world.

  • Tim

    Why would you illegitimize this normally good column with a stupid comment from Stone? You have cheapened this column.

  • Anonymous

    A Hollywood star has expressed a comment in a way that is normally done by misguided, fanatic religious leaders. And so much ado about a film star’s comment!!!

  • John Lee

    “Anonymous”, It is really bizarre for you to use anonymous name. I have seen many comments here posted by you. If you really have courage, why don’t you just come out to say who you really are. You must be a member of Tibetan-in-exile, right? That is why you are so anti-Chinese. You take every opportunity here to try to create conflict between Chinese people and American people. Let me tell you something, I am Asian American. Most of Americans are not anti-Chinese at all. You don’t represent American! It is shame that you have to play game here for your selfish gain. You lost the feudalism slave-owned society in Tibet and you still dream to go back to that kind of society. The only thing you can do right now is to inspire American to hate Chinese. Americans are not stupid and very diverse. You are loser. Why not just be a good loser!

  • John

    Some of you are reaching quick conclusions about China, Tibet, one way or the other. It might not be a bad idea to actually do some research, for example, on topics such as the history of Tibet, what the Dalai Lama is actually asking, the position of the Chinese government, and so forth (This, of course, requires reading some good books instead of mere web surfing) Trying to understand why such conflict actually took place. It is not enough to use human rights to explain away all the different views, the reality is much more complicated than that.

  • Gyeltsen

    I request my Chinese friends to stop using this name “Xizang” for Tibet which is insulting and demeaning. “Xizang” is just a Chinese mispronunciation of the Tibetan word U-Tsang which only refers to central Tibet. Either say Tibet or say Boe, which is the Tibetan word for Tibet.Respectfully, from a Tibetan who is proud of his country and is NOT Chinese.

  • Krista Cole

    To the Chinese reading this blog: I am American, and I have visited your great country. I have studied your history–more than 4000 years of it, and I admire your people. Sharon Stone needs to learn. She is simply ignorant. She and all the people who like to talk about Communist China need to try visiting China. They would find an extremely nice country with a great heart–very civilized, your world, and under no circumstances do I support disunity of your country. Your country, like ours, deserves to be unified and I pray for the peace and for the victims of the quake. Tears have come to my eyes, remembering how warm your people were…Enough, Sharon Stone. How could you say such stupid things that hurt so deeply a people who didn’t deserve it?

  • Mark

    For all those who are defending Sharon Stone!It is pathetic you can’t see what is wrong with her mindset. When a terrible tragedy happens, and when thousands of children are being crused to death, the natural reaction of a NORMAL human being is the feeling of SORROW. Not ‘hmmm, this is interesting’! While she claims to be a ‘humanitarian’, she only cares about herself, her ‘dear friend’, her religion, and her people, as if the lives of the Chinese are worthless. And I don’t think the Chinese would want her ‘bow-my-head’ kinda of help if they have dignity.

  • John Lee

    Dear Gyeltsen: I am glad you finally come out to admit you are Tibetan out of “Anonymous”. Don’t try to hide and pretend to be weak. That is not American way. One more thing, I just don’t understand why your guys keep campaigning for Tibetan independence. Is that true Tibet has been part of China for many many years? Not one single country in the whole world recognizes Tibet as a country. Why not just simply accept that and get over with. American has lots of minority, too. Native American (Indians) never seek independence and never ask European American to go back to Europe. You must know the history of Native American. Tibetan independence just simply has no future.

  • koro

    That woman think it’s karma? Have her heard that’s a Tibetan area? Many Tibetan people dead in the earthquke, she regards herself the friend of Dalai, but apparently Dalai’s friends are not Tibetan people’s friends,it’s really a joke for some so-called Tibetan rights fighter~ And I think a normal person can get a lesson from this~ The person with a pair of wings are not be sure the angel,maybe she/he is monster!!

  • Anonymous

    Reply to John Lee on June 2, 2008 4:55 AMWhat the difference between “John Lee” and “Anonymous”? I don’t know you too, John Lee.The fact is that some Chinese people like to physically attack people whose opinions are different from them. For example, some were recently attacked or threatened by Chinese patriots at Duke University, in Hong Kong, and in Korea recently. That’s why we should never reveal our true identities if our opinion is different, even though your opinions are right.Miss Stone is simply a victim. When Chinese people don’t like someone’s personal opinions, they will try all sort of dirty methods to attack him/her. Chinese people simply don’t like Miss Stone to stand on the side of Tibet and therefore pick one or two inappropriate words that slip through her mouth to verbally attack her. This uncivilized behavior is kind of odds to the west and certainly unacceptable in modern world. Now you should know why this event became a headline in western newspapers.The terrible thing is that these are not isolated incidences done by some individuals. Look back in the modern history we learn that China has a cultural revolution, in which Chinese people systematically criticize and kill people who they didn’t like (because of their status in the society) but did no wrong. The horrible thing is that it occurs in a large scale: at that time a large number of Chinese people deem that this was the right thing to do. From the cultural revolution and recent events, we can have a gleam of the moral standard of Chinese people in the last couple of decades.When the CNN reporter called Chinese “bunch of goons”, I think what is in his mind is this kind of uncivilized behavior.I know you feel bad about my comment, but face it. These are bloody facts.

  • Gyeltsen

    Tashi Delek. I only post under my own name, not anonymous. Many Chinese often request us to forget our nationality and become Chinese. I think they should ask themselves: when they were occupied by Japan, would they have decided to forget their nationality and become Japanese? We love our country, our religion and our people. We have nothing against the Chinese but they are occupying our country and killing our people, suppressing our religion. Poland was occupied by Russia for one hundred and fifty years before it got its independence again. We have faith in our Tibetan heritage and our nationhood. China has been sent back out of Tibet before and will be sent back again. Boe Gyalo. Gyeltsen.

  • vance

    A bad woman without conscience

  • Thompson

    Tricia Key,My heart aches for that nun just as my heart aches for all the Chinese people who died in that horrible natural disaster. What you should remember is children (and most adults) don’t make policies…governments do! Your argument is flawed Ms. Key it is like saying slave children deserved to be slaves because they were born to an enslaved mother and this country sanctioned by law and custom what scholars refer to as the “peculiar institution.” Do you align with such an argument Ms. Key? Do you? We can’t control to whom and where we are born, but it takes a person of low moral character to believe that we deserve death because of those aforementioned things that we cannot control. Meditate sister and get rid of some of that negative energy. BTW…I had a GREAT time in Europe! I have been back 3 times since.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Vance:No. The ones without conscience are Chinese people. Miss Stone, not Chinese people, is the one who cares about the fate of Tibet people.

  • Bill Baar

    No one cares what she thinks

  • Gisele

    Bill: I think it’s totally bizarre you call me ignorant. Let me introduce myself, I’m from Shenzhen. I live there until I was 12, and I went to live in UK for education, during when I go back to China 3 times a year. So if you want me call me brainwashed, I guess the only things that Brainwashed me are the British education system and their media (BUT do not get me wrong, I love the UK. People there are receptive of other cultures). You are right on certain things, some western sites are blocked in mainland china, and I am only allowed to access this site because I’m staying with my friend who lives in Hong Kong. But about the needing-permission-to-travel-and-live-in-other-cities– After my graduation, I spent my time traveling around China. I went to OTHER CITIES like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin. My parents went to Tibet two years ago and guess what, we didnt get any “permission” from anyone (But I guess according to you, we’re all damned now and people will come to get us!!!) Well GOD BLESS ME AND MY FAMILY

  • From Xiamen China

    Anonymous:

  • Anonymous

    To John Wang:The funny thing is I don’t have a political agenda. But if you think I have, please tell me what you think it is.Yes, what Chinese people did recently is really bad. What disguise behind their patriotism is injustice, intolerance, and even violence.You said that my hatred toward Chinese is just unbelievable. But more precisely, what you should say is that my hatred toward Chinese’s tendency of picking up one or two words of who they don’t like and verbally attack them to dead unbelievable.

  • Anonymous

    Howdy COWBOY,You told me, “I didn’t think the issues you raised were worth addressing. I just wanted to point out your repeated use of a loaded term that was inaccurate and misleading. Continue your bullying.”Wow..and I thought we might become best buds..C’mon now, C-guy, don’t be like that.. you’re hurt’n ma feelins.. Really, I’ll even call your buds, “Authoritarians”, or maybe just, “Sometime Oppressors”, or even, “Bad Guys, NOT!”; whatever you say. I want it to be downright correcto-mundo Communist Chinese righteous; things that ya’ll especially r fond of:)!Now, will you address the real issues? You can put forth the standard official dissembling, “Authoritarian” (see, I really am being good) Chinese spin, like all the rest. But at least try. I know you can do it, kiddo! For the Party! Just remember, white is black, wrong is wright, and YOU can’t go wrong. Remember, they’re just soft, gullible Westerners, after all. You tell ’em, there IS a free press in China. You tell ’em. And, Chinese people really DO have broad based educations from which to draw informed opinions, a great history of always owning Tibet, and such! Ya’all ur square dealers, too, when it comes to trade! You go for it, Poke. You’re every bit as good as the others. P.S. Why’d ya chop short that wonderful name, bud?

  • John Wang

    Wow, “Anonymous” , you are finally coming out and show the true face of you. I never see any American as rude and nasty as you are. You are not American. You are the member of Tibetan-in-exile! It is a shame you don’t have courage to admit it. It is a shame that the only thing you can do right now is to inspire Americans to hate Chinese people. You are very pathetic. Americans are much smarter than you. Even Sharon Stone is smarter than you. She doesn’t want to be used by your guys any more. She doesn’t want to be against globe Chinese at all. Oh, poor member of Tibetan-in-exile!

  • bonbob

    Karma does not mean anything to athiest communists. The Chinese state media has successfully made sharon stone’s comments as a tool to gear up the usual Chinese nationalistic feelings rather than questioning the cause of the collapse of these government school buildings for the poor.

  • S. Heriger

    What’s the fuss? Is a famous person saying something incredibly stupid in a public place really news? And if it is, why isn’t it also news when not-famous people say incredibly stupid things in public spaces, such as on a blog? I don’t see why Sharon Stone’s incoherent rambling is worth such coverage to begin with. It has no effect on anything that matters, other than providing grist for purposeless mills. We’ve become a self-absorbed society so obsessed with contemplating our navels that we ignore the real problems of the world. We seem to feel that we can’t have any dead air in our lives, and fill up our brains with useless stuff. Garbage in, garbage out.A perfect example is the torrid and bizarre press coverage of Anna Nicole Smith’s death. During the same week, a rash of suicide bombings in Iraq killed over two hundred civilians, and no one blinked. A sad, drugged-out C-lister dies a tawdry death, and we get 24/7 coverage for literally weeks. Wake up, folks. Our priorities are way out of line.

  • Alex

    I think most people in America have a sense of justice. They understand that when China prevents Tibetans from owning a picture of the Dalai Lama, and imprisons or tortures them for doing so, that is evil.They understand that when every month several thousand Tibetans flee their country to go to India (which is a poor country where they will not have an easy life) something must be very wrong in Tibet.They understand that when the Chinese keep out tourists and human rights observers, they must have something to hide.They understand that when Chinese border guards shoot fleeing Tibetan nuns in the back at the border (as filmed by European tourists recently) then China is an evil country, ruled without any sense of humanity.That people in China who support these activities need to reflect within themselves, and look around, and ask themselves why these terrible things are allowed to happen.This was Sharon Stone´s reaction, and it is a normal and human one. Those Chinese who are spewing vituperative insults at her should not be taken seriously.

  • Chinese in Beijing

    While I think Sharon’s remark was detestable, the mob mentality from chinese netizens isn’s better either, she apologized, so we move on, forget about it, it’s just that. Have some tolerance, grow some thick skin, and enjoy your new place in the international community.on a side note, sharon is nothing compared to hillary and obama in the china bashing department.

  • Superstar

    shi is a idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Orville C.:Anonymous, “… It’s a complex situation that grows more complex each day. The western tourists I met there in 1985 (mostly people on the so-called hippy trail) thought Lhasa was Xanadu. I thought it was someplace I wanted to get out of fast.”Since you’re almost certainly enjoying U.S. freedoms (reference: phillyburbs.com), you’re free to express your views, including conditions in Tibet, even including toilet facilities, as you so choose. Tibetans don’t have these basic rights of expression, because of Chinese Totalitarian imposed domination and tactics, which include “re-education”, and imprisonment.It doesn’t matter if you see conditions in Tibet as a hell on earth; this is a judgement call on your part. The fact is, China has imposed its might and will on these people and they don’t want it, no matter what China proffers; they want something much more important that few Chinese here seem to have any concept of, or that they value: FREEDOM. I’ve talked with many climbers, trekkers, and other outdoor types over the years, and they have had nothing but kind things to say about Tibetans, but almost universally, have very little regard for the Chinese government’s presence there, and its oppressive policies/tactics.

  • Grammar Police

    First comment: Sharon Stone looks half her age partly due to good genes, and partly due to excellent plastic surgery.Second comment: Please fix this grammar error:

  • agnostic

    What an incredibly stupid thing to say. there is no such thing as karma. tectonic plate movement is goverened by physics not politics.Why do we care what actors and actresses think? They are completely out of touch. Are there any geologists blaming this event on karma?

  • agnostic

    What an incredibly stupid thing to say. there is no such thing as karma. tectonic plate movement is goverened by physics not politics.Why do we care what actors and actresses think? They are completely out of touch. Are there any geologists blaming this tragedy on karma?

  • Paul Shaw

    Why did she say Chinese is treating Tibetan people badly? do you guys know they had slavery system under Dalai Lama’s rule? Tibet was part of CHina for many thousand years.

  • tiancai

    一句话,对这种人没话说!

  • Yuri Lipizmeov

    I happen to agree with Sharon Stone. F’ing Chinese commies!

  • AC23

    I want to ask, why wasn’t my post granted approval? I have posted something that reflects my experience in China as an American citizen. Is it because I said the Dalai Lama do not support Tibetan Independence?

  • Jerry

    Ms stone,the famous actress, who can speak such words? I can[t believe that my ears and eyes,anyhow the journalists make some sentences from her words,but she speak some familiar words at all.so please think twice before speak,especially for the people who are famous.

  • AreYouReady

    Claire!

  • AreYouReady

    Claire!

  • AreYouReady

    Washington is what 2 to 4 hours from California? If something like what happen in China (earthquake) happened here in the USA and tens of thousand of people died, I don’t think that Washington Post readers would comment “nobody is responsible.”

  • Gary Chartier

    If you think, as I do, that there is little to be said for the law of karma, then the claim that it has operated in a particular case won’t seem very credible–just as, if you don’t believe in universal divine determinism, as I don’t, John Hagee’s notion that God used Hitler will seem wildly implausible. But once you’ve accepted the idea of karmic retribution, it’s unclear to me why it isn’t perfectly possible that karma functions as Stone supposes. It’s very sensible to question the highly doubtful notion of a cosmic tit-for-tat; but once you’ve swallowed that particular camel, it appears as if one has accepted the possibility that karma will just the sorts of effects Stone imagines.

  • Archer

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  • From Beijing

    Reply to “Reply to the comment on June 2, 2008 2:50 AM:”

  • AC23

    Anyway, let me reinstate my ideas since my last post was somehow banned.I am an American who has lived in China, Taiwan, and Tibet. I sympathize greatly with those who are affected by this tragedy. I was very impressed by the quick response by the government.Sharon Stone’s comments made no sense because of the following two facts:2. The Dalai Lama, her dear friend, has openly stated that he does not wish for a “Tibet independent from China”, but rather a true autonomous region. He supports the Beijing Olympics and condemns those who wish to tarnish the Olympic spirit. So I don’t think His Holiness is too fond of her right now.China has a great amount of problems that needs to be addressed, but this is a tragedy and never should have been labeled as “karma”. I hope she didn’t think 9/11 as our “karma”.

  • Fate

    Just another example of how belief in the devine can lead to justifying death and violence. Her belief system, whatever it is, seems to provide for devine justice, kharma, or whatever you want to call it. Once you believe in devine justice, based on your own definition of justice of course, you can justify death, suffering, and other tragedies as something good, something Godly, something to be glad happened. I would hope everyone of any religious faith will sit up and take note that religion can lead you to delusional thinking, that the deaths of school children can be defined not only as good, but as Godly. Once you have God on your side fighting for your definition of justice, your morality can become anything that leads to your justice being fulfilled. The ends justify the means. No believer would critize God for killing school children. On the contrary, they would applaude just as evangelicals want Israelis to create a greater Israel to fulfill the prophesy that leads to the end of the world (a good thing in their deluded minds). And believers wonder why atheists criticize religions. This is just one small example of religion deluding one person into being happy school children were killed en masse. Religion is sick and makes you sick. No examples of the good religion does will change that fact. You don’t need religion to do good, as the godless Chinese are proving to the world in their reaction to this tragedy, but you do need spiritual belief to delude yourself that the deaths of thousands of children is kharma.

  • Madeleine

    Sharon Stone is a well meaning woman who like many Americans are seeking to understand the spiritual nature of the universe. Like most New Age psuedo eastern concepts embraced by those hoping to free themselves from the chains of life and death on their own terms, Ms. Stone’s insultingly simplistic China revelation is based on a shallow and egocentric understanding of Buddhism which undermines the vast mercy of the Buddha by subjugating it to the narrow views of one’s own personality. Karma is too too vast for an ordinary mortal to to visualize. To do so, one would have to have the ability to see the past, present and future of every atom of the universe. Simply stated, we cannot understand our own karma and so we should not persume to understand the karma of anyone else, let alone an entire nation of people.

  • Anonymous

    it’s not fair to treat her like that for the woman said somthing wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Since we are off topic for large part of the discussion, I digress and show some remanents of Dalai Lama’s rule. (from Phyliburbs Blog)Tibet: a toilet nightmare

  • hemnebob

    i am sorry for what she said. i don’t truly believe she meant it in such a generalized and or harmful way and i am sure she wished she would of worded it differently. i think the celebrities are always going to be targets for their comments and their political views and for that, they probably should be cautious as to whom they talk to or interview with. these reporters love to be stroked and if they catch someone in a moment speaking their minds and expressing their emotional perspectives, then that reporter is going to run to the bank with that and enjoy the limelight of getting that so in the end…it is about the reporter and what you cannot say in front of them.

  • Believer

    Sharon Stone has a perspective and that seems to be that evil befalls evil. The Chinese government believes and would have their people believe that the Dalai Lama is a Thug and thief and refer to him and tibetans as a “clique”. So why is the Chinese governement so enamoured on what Sharon Stone believes? I think I’ll stick with Sharon Stone and her right to her beliefs. Who knows – it could be bad Karma.

  • Anonymous

    I’m shocked to hear her comment. It shows how shallow, egotistic and hateful she truly is. Natural and man-made disasters and tragedies happen around the world. Instead of feeling sympathetic for the people who lost their lives, she was judgmental about the Chinese people and the Chinese government. Did the children die because of their Karma as Ms. Stone implied? Tibetan situation is complicated and cannot be judged as black and white. Being a celebrity doesn’t make them morally superior and self-righteous. Compassion doesn’t come with social status. If she truly cares for the Tibetan people, maybe she can help them to overcome the Tibantan poverty. A compassionate person doesn’t have to put on a show of moral superiority for the world to see. We need to see actions. If Ms. Stone has not apologized to the Chinese people, she certainly should.

  • Fate

    AC23 wrote: “I hope she didn’t think 9/11 as our “karma”.”Well, others have. And others have called Katrina devine retribution for the sinful state of New Orleans (too bad those good christians in Mississippi were too close to it). Funny that no one is calling Greenburg, KS kharma. Maybe that’s because it sits in the middle of the bible belt, where God would never destroy a town like he destroyed Sodom/Gamorrah. Kharma is always myopic and delusional.Just more examples of delusional thinking caused by spiritual belief. What I find just as striking is the belief among many of faith that they cannot be good people without their belief in God. It can be hard when you are brought up to believe in God that goodness does not come from the belief in God, or fear of God, but that goodness is a natural part of being human. To take an example from the bible, the “good samaritan” was not a follower of Jesus, nor defined to be of any particular religion. Yet this simple man stopped to help a suffering person while religious people passed the suffering man by. Once I dropped my beliefs, I found it hard to say, when a person I disliked got in a car accident for example, “That’s what he gets”. What that phrase really means is “That’s what he gets from God for being bad”. Not believing in anything devine, including devine retribution, allows an atheist to consider everyone equally human, that human life is equally valued, that people you do not like should not suffer any more than people you like. There is no God to pick the good from the bad, and worse, to support you picking the good from the bad and using His powers to meet Your ends. There is no delusion and no reason to wish death upon anyone, or hope for it.

  • Kim Huynh, Montreal

    To understand the Indian’s Karma, you have to understand a similar Chinese concept “Mandate from Heaven”, which means that you may get a key to govern but you have to take care of the people under your rules. Failing to do so and you will loose your key: There is always an universal force of justice.

  • nuxen

    To compare 9.11 with the earthquake in China is even a fair one. Any one who agrees with Sharon Stone should ask his/her own conscience if Katrina is bad Karma for the US

  • Jiaming

    Anonymous,”..This tactic is so evil because when the outside world try to guess what is going on (usually based on the poor history of Chinese’s human right), the Chinese government will immediately said they are biased and wrong. But what is really wrong is that the Chinese government never tells us the truth!..”Very well said. That is my experience, as well.

  • nuxen

    typo:To compare 9.11 with the earthquake in China is NOT even a fair one.

  • Mac

    Did Stone wear her underware, when she spoke?As we are discussing, thousands Chinese PLA soldiors are still working hard by hands, and trying to save poeple’s lives including Tibetan! I did not see Chinese did anything wrong!

  • Tom Peterson

    “You are still dreaming the feudalism slave-owned society in Tibet during old days. That is why you just shamelessly use a bunch of lies to inspire anti-Chinese sentiment. American people are smarter than you!”

  • Jack Rubin

    “by John Wang: Wow, ‘Anonymous’ , you are finally coming out and show the true face of you. I never see any American as rude and nasty as you are. You are not American. You are the member of Tibetan-in-exile! It is a shame you don’t have courage to admit it. It is a shame that the only thing you can do right now is to inspire Americans to hate Chinese people. You are very pathetic. Americans are much smarter than you. Even Sharon Stone is smarter than you. She doesn’t want to be used by your guys any more. She doesn’t want to be against globe Chinese at all. Oh, poor member of Tibetan-in-exile! “John, I am sick of those members of Tibetan-in-exile, too, who do nothing but stir up the hatred among different group of people.

  • Anonymous

    I sincerely thank Miss Stone for expressing her concerns about the injustice that occurs in China. Perhaps the earthquake is really a retribution from the God to punish Chinese people for their cruelty and insensibility toward Tibet’s people.Chinese government and her supporters, due to their own selfishness, brutally oppressed the freedom of speech and the human right in Tibet. If they don’t get what they deserve, it is unfair.Don’t expect people to have mercy on you when you don’t have mercy on the others.Someone said “Tibet was liberated the presants in Xizang eat Dalai lama’s sh*t.” Compare this with how Mr. Bush liberates Iraq after 9/11 for oil. If Chinese have no other intention, Chinese should have left Tibet after liberating her.Don’t say that you Chinese people are helping Tibetan. It is insulting. Moreover, your helps have never been enough. Now get the hell out of there.

  • YouCanSpitOnHerToo

    HI guys, Shron Stone is basically a high kind of ace hole, who make a huge profit on those sex related work, as a female animal in show zoo. The way she makes money is injustice, considering billions of poors. She only can represent some low end of people. She think she is gorgeous but she is only a low idiot. The value of the world should be corrected to promote the real people who are the pioneers and powers to advance human being’s existence in the world.

  • Orville C.

    Anonymous, “… It’s a complex situation that grows more complex each day. The western tourists I met there in 1985 (mostly people on the so-called hippy trail) thought Lhasa was Xanadu. I thought it was someplace I wanted to get out of fast.”Given that you’re almost certainly enjoying U.S. freedoms (phillyburbs.com ref.), you’re certainly free to express your views, including conditions in Tibet, even including toilet facilities, as you so choose. Tibetans don’t have these basic rights of expression, because of Chinese Totalitarian imposed domination and tactics, which include “re-education”, and imprisonment.It doesn’t matter if you see conditions in Tibet as a hell on earth; this is a judgement call on your part. The fact is, China has imposed its might and will on these people and they don’t want it.Also, I’ve talked with many climbers, trekkers, and other outdoor types over the years, and they have had nothing buy kind things to say about Tibetans, and very little regard for the Chinese government and its oppressive policies/tactics.

  • Greenberg

    Poor Sharon Stone, She just has been used by those Tibetans-in-exile. I wonder why not those

  • Anonymous

    charlie1111:Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a hypocrite:I found it highly hypocritical of some Westerners to ignore the facts. If the Chinese did something that the Westerners used to do, it’s called “abusive”, or “no human right”, or “support abusive regimes”. So, Westerners say anything is about “freedom of speech”, supporting dictatorships is about “free markets or national interests”, allowing the sufferinigs of the Palestine people is “support democracy of the Isarel”.The facts: Sudan exports more to Japan than to China. India and other Wetsern are doing oil and gas businesses with Burma. But the scapgoat is still China. Why? Oh, because their name is still carying the word “Communist”.

  • Anders

    Greenberg, I agree with you. We have spent so much taxpayer’s money in the US to feed those Tibetans-in exile, which is really ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Greenberg,”Poor Sharon Stone, She just has been used by those Tibetans-in-exile. I wonder why not thoseReally. You don’t say.. those awful Tibetans-in- exile, no less! The nerve of them.”Greenberg”, Slick, bud, you really need to come up with some better dissembling lines or you’ll never make the spy corps. Your diction, too.. And, it’s all too reminescent of ‘Soviet era’.. Your masters will not be pleased; better get with it bud, or it will be ‘Re-Ed 102’ for you!

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Tony Chow:The point is that Miss Stone said something wrong solely because she care about the Tibetan. But she chose wrong words and a wrong time to say this.Miss Stone is simply a victim. When Chinese people don’t like someone’s personal opinions, they will try all sort of dirty methods to attack him/her. Chinese people simply don’t like Miss Stone to stand on the side of Tibet and therefore pick one or two inappropriate words that slip through her mouth to verbally attack her. This uncivilized behavior is kind of odds to the west and certainly unacceptable in modern world. Now you should know why this event became a headline in western newspapers.

  • Anonymous

    “Alex”, it is really shame for you to say that “thousand Tibetans flee their country to go to India ” and “Chinese border guards shoot fleeing Tibetan nuns in the back at the border”, etc. You act like not one single Chinese understands English so that you could say anything you want. Yes, American do have sense of justice. In this earthquake, American people clearly see how Chinese people in China have worked day and night to try to save Tibetan’s life. American people have their own judgement whether Chinese people are just bunch of bad guys as you claimed.Tibetans are not flee from China.The fact is that Dalai Lama is looking moving back to Chinese Tibet since he is getting older and want to live here for the rest of his life.You just shamelessly use a bunch of lies to inspire anti-Chinese sentiment. American people are smarter than you!

  • Bob

    “Anonymous”, why are you so upset about Greenberg’s comment? You are the member of Tibetans-in-exile, right? I think they have a good point. Why do we have to spend so much taxpayer’s money on your guys?

  • FreedomIsForMoney

    Obviously, some people use freedom as a No.1 weapon to survive, as they do not have any practical skill for living. They are pathetic. If you are so boring you can keep funding those freedom thugs until one day karma comes.

  • SBmgr

    Just curious why these amricans has so much hatred on Chinese Who give you americans this “moral high ground” to criticize others? An empire invades all over the world for oil, hundreds of Iraqis die evey day because from the deep South to the Northeast, american people need gasoline to commute to work everyday! The largest warmonger whose president Jimmy Carter won 2003 “Nobel peace prize” for being “the only post-war american president who did not send troops overseas”. as the biggest capitalist group who exploits other nations worldwide, raids their resources in name of american national interests, extracts toils of international working class to pay for the black hole named “sub prime” created by you americans who can not afford mortgage but want to live in big house! the evilest imperialist manipulating in almost every region on the earth. A moronic country brainwashed by various “Church”, A country who enforces democracy to every corner of the world and “elected” G.W.Bush, the warmonger, TWICE, in the name of DEMOCRACY! you are nothing but bunch of hypocrites and fools!You are actually practicing Darwinism to other nations. Eat the weak, ally the strong, later turn the strong to weak, and eat it. However, pathetically you seem don’t know what yourselves are doing here on this planet; even forbid teaching Darwinism in your pitiful american schools! Who authorize you to do all the above? Who do you think you are, you dare to talk to Chinese people on Karma, learn something, find out what karma will come upon yourselves in near future, bad bad america!Chinese bureaucratics only dictates domestically and oppresses Chinese people in China. Compare with the global exploitation and bully of you amricans, the descents of colonists and imperialists, they are saints.

  • Tom

    Ms Sharon Stone is not victim of Chinese people. She is victim of those radical Tibetan-In-Exile. Those radical Tibetans in USA just simply use Ms Sharon Stone.Tibetan-In-Exile, just go home!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SBmgr

    Just curious why these amricans has so much hatred on Chinese Who give you americans this “moral high ground” to criticize others? An empire invades all over the world for oil, hundreds of Iraqis die evey day because from the deep South to the Northeast, american people need gasoline to commute to work everyday! The largest warmonger whose president Jimmy Carter won 2003 “Nobel peace prize” for being “the only post-war american president who did not send troops overseas”. as the biggest capitalist group who exploits other nations worldwide, raids their resources in name of american national interests, extracts toils of international working class to pay for the black hole named “sub prime” created by you americans who can not afford mortgage but want to live in big house! the evilest imperialist manipulating in almost every region on the earth. A country who enforces democracy to every corner of the world and “elected” G.W.Bush, the warmonger, TWICE, in the name of DEMOCRACY! you are nothing but bunch of hypocrites and fools!You are actually practicing Darwinism to other nations. Eat the weak, ally the strong, later turn the strong to weak, and eat it. However, pathetically you seem don’t know what yourselves are doing here on this planet; even forbid teaching Darwinism in your pitiful american schools! Who authorize you to do all the above? Who do you think you are, you dare to talk to Chinese people on Karma, learn something, find out what karma will come upon yourselves in near future, bad bad america!Chinese bureaucratics only dictates domestically and oppresses Chinese people in China. Compare with the global exploitation and bully of you amricans, the descents of colonists and imperialists, they are saints.

  • Anonymous

    Reply:”You mean when San Francisco were to be wiped out in an earthquake and a non-American movie star attributed it to your bad karma, you are not entitled to be mad and angry at her, as doing so would be uncivilized? IF that happens, I bet you wouldn’t be smiling or find it humurous anymore.”I really think that perhaps this earthquake is a retribution from the God to punish Chinese people for their cruelty and insensibility toward Tibet’s people. But I would not be smile to find out this kind of “bad karma” argument humurous as you suggested. But I will believe in it, and I will not get mad or angry at her because the wrong-doings before the earthquake is true.

  • KLW

    Yes, Tibetans are “flee from China”. This video from 2006 shows Chinese border guards shooting at fleeing Tibetans: The Telegraph, London, reported at the time: “Nun killed as guards gun down refugees from Tibet, By Thomas Bell in Kathmandu, Last Updated: 1:53AM BST 12/10/2006. At the end of their terrible journey, a group of Tibetan refugees yesterday told how a nun was shot dead and 14 children taken away at gunpoint by Chinese border guards during a 20-day march to escape across the Himalaya. Seventy-five men, women and children started out, often walking at night to avoid security patrols but only 41 made it to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, leaving the young nun dead in the snow and another man lying wounded. The remainder, including the children, were marched away at gunpoint. The shooting was witnessed by scores of westerners camped nearby. A 24-year-old woman described her escape as the survivors laboured up the snowbound 18,753ft Nangpa Pass linking Nepal to Tibet. She said: “We were walking in line. Before the shooting we knew the soldiers were after us so we started to walk quickly. They warned us to stop, then started shooting. We were running. The bullets were landing near us. The nun who died was 100 yards ahead of me. I saw her fall. I was lucky. A bullet tore my trousers, but it missed me.”Yeah, so that’s reality. If you want lies, listen to the Chinese people who are posting here. I don’t know why they are so heartless and cruel. Must be the effect of growing up in such a cruel totalitarian country.Damn the Chinese.

  • Jones

    I think China and the United States could be a good partner. Maybe it is time to re-exam whether it is worth to spend lots of money to support those Tibetans in the west.

  • KLWISIdiot

    KLW is another idiot.I don’t think It(he/she) has ever witnessed any evnets. What it(he/she) relys on is just a virtual world, another PS2 style guy, other smart media arses, who making profit on this, can drive it (he/she) like puppies. The situation now is KLW always belives in minority’s cults other than the most people’s knowledge and the truth. KLW is just another Sharon Stone or a blonde boy.

  • Anonymous

    To Jones:You are not a righteous person since all in your mind is about money and self-benefit. There is nothing that you think you ought to do solely because it is the right thing to do. You only care about yourself. I hope that some day you will be in great troubles and no one would like to help you.

  • Panther

    One friendly suggestion:Fix your own government first.

  • Drop-Tibet-Staff

    As an American, I truly think this Tibet staff is getting out of hand right now. We really should stop this staff. It is not in the center of our national interest. It will come back to haunt us.

  • PLUNGE-TIBET-STAFF

    Man, the Chinese jokers are really out of hand now. Here’s one pretending to be an American and telling us to ‘drop Tibet staff’ because ‘it is not in the centre of our national interest’.Suggestion for you Chinese freelance spies.1. Spend more time in English class.The more I learn about China, the less I like it. The Chinese-Americans I know are good people but the Chinese on here are scary as hell. They don’t seem to have any space in their minds for any viewpoint except their own “CHINA RULES WE ARE GREAT YEAH EVERYONE ELSE IS FILTHY SWINE”.I think there should be a Chinese version of Borat. It would be hilarious.

  • XYZ

    I can’t believe this Tibetan guy comes out to attack Jones. Jones just made statement that “I think China and the United States could be a good partner. Maybe it is time to re-exam whether it is worth to spend lots of money to support those Tibetans in the west”, which makes sense to me.

  • Anonymous

    “Bobster”,'”Anonymous”, why are you so upset about Greenberg’s comment? You are the member of Tibetans-in-exile, right? I think they have a good point. Why do we have to spend so much taxpayer’s money on your guys?”Not sure why you’d zero in on the supposition of me being a Tibetan. Not upset either-rather, heartily amused. Not sorry to disappoint either, as I’m a fourth gen. American. We’re on to you, too.You’d better brush up on that diction, too, if you really want to go somewhere!

  • Anonymous

    Reply to XYZ:Fortunately, there are righteous people in this world. But Jones and you are not among them.

  • Tibetan-IN-EXILE

    Man, the Chinese jokers are really out of hand now. Here’s one pretending to be an American and telling us to ‘plunge Tibet staff’ because ‘it is in the centre of our national interest’.Suggestion for you English freelance spies.1. Spend more time other than English class.The more I spy on China, the less I can do about it. The Americans ever in China I know are people who know good but the Americans on here are scary as hell. They don’t seem to have any space in their minds for any viewpoint except their own “USA USA USA USA NO ONE CAN TEACH ME”.I think there should be a USA version of Bin Laden. It would be over hilarious.

  • Caren

    Jones, I have similar feeling that it is not worth to spend lots of money to support those Tibetans in the west.

  • cerry

    Harold, I also have the same feeling that we should not be nice to the Tibetan-in-exile staff. We American should teach them lesson and be nice to Chinese peoples instead. How nice felling that to be. Then all joy with soup of three treasures, dog chicken rat snake! Oh now. Four treasures. Me velly solly, me love you long time, please be nice to me chinese persons we good we not like you think oh no.

  • Sam

    Ok, guy, you would find +1.3 bln spy work for China.

  • Anonymous

    When Chinese people reacted radically about the western media, they forgot that it is Chinese government who hid the crimes against human right in the first place.This tactic is so evil because when the outside world try to guess what is going on (usually based on the poor history of Chinese’s human right), the Chinese government will immediately said they are biased and wrong. But what is really wrong is that the Chinese government never tells us the truth!Chinese people pretend to be blind on this issue, because they care about their own faces in the Olympic games and their economic stability, much more than how bad the oppression is and the fate of Tibetans. They unanimously attack the western media for their bias (e.g., the words by the CNN reporters), and bring out their so-called “patriotism” which is just another name of their selfishness.How stupid Chinese people are in thinking that that they can change the opinions of the world by showing their own amoral wishful thinking! They insist they are right, but this insistence will only damage the image of Chinese people further, by showing how low the moral standard of the Chinese people are.Notice that it is the Chinese government who casts the anger of Chinese people on the CNN reporters in the first place, and ask their people to blame CNN. How foolish the leaders in the Chinese government are in thinking that the same tactic used in their Cultural Revolution can have any effect on other countries. But the stupid Chinese people were being used anyway, such that no one inside China dares to say that the government is wrong again (there were numerous news about some Chinese people were attacked because they supported Tibet). This, of course,is at the cost of damaging the image of China in the world.Ironically, the one who ultimately suffer from the lack of human right in China are the Chinese people themselves, not people in the West. The Chinese government can oppress other voices in the future too. So ultimately the selfish Chinese people get what they deserve—in Miss Stone’s words: it is a “karmic retribution” on Chinese people for their own selfishness.

  • Anonymous

    I am ashamed of Sharon’s comment. It is really no different than Pat Robertson claiming a hurricane in Orlando is G-d’s retribution on gays and lesbians. (PS to the author: Bad grammar alert in your first paragraph. It should be “…whose identity and career are her own.” Was your editor on vacation this week?)

  • From Beijing

    The one who stated him/herself as chinese, posted on June 1, 2008 6:35 PM, saying Chinese is going to kill every one in its way:

  • Zhang

    Can I ?

  • Anonymous

    Wonder what she thinks about 911. Bad karma?

  • ANONYMOUS

    Yeah, let me clue you in to the difference between what Pat Robertson said about gays and what Sharon Stone said about Chinese repression in Tibet.- there is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian.Got the difference between Pat Robertson and Sharon Stone yet, brainiac?

  • Anonymous

    As an American, I truly think this Tibet staff is getting out of hand right now. We really should stop this staff. It is not in the center of our national interest. It will come back to haunt us.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what the Dalai Lama is Really thinking when she wears that gawdy, glitzy jewelry and proclaims she is a Budhist….it is so obvious she needs to learn fundamental teachings of budhism and more about human compassion….She just seems a bit phoney and perhaps needs to start reflecting inward for deeper meaning…best wishes to her.

  • ANONYMOUS

    As an Armenian, I really think we should stop this Tibetan staff. It is very big and swollen and red and could come back to hit us very hard.

  • nobody

    I don’t think she wants to say that in front of the cameras.

  • Anonymous

    Stone’s comments are as nonsensical as Jerry Falwell’s after 9/11 (and I happen to like her as an actress). It’s insulting and degrading to all humanity to attribute the catastrophe in China to “karma.”

  • get real

    “I have a great respect for China, the people, the culture, the history. But don’t tell me I should kiss your buttocks for cheap clothes made in your country.”Don’t lie you have respect for other when you only know is to blame others.Here is the karma on US:

  • Cowboy

    Anonymous,

  • Tim

    Obviously, some people use freedom as a No.1 weapon to survive, as they do not have any practical skill for living. They are pathetic. If you are so boring you can keep funding those freedom thugs until one day karma comes.

  • Anonymous

    “It’s insulting and degrading to all humanity to attribute the catastrophe in China to “karma.”But her purpose of insulting the Chinese government is because the Chinese government and her supporters, due to their own selfishness, brutally oppressed the freedom of speech and the human right in Tibet. Stone’s comments make a lot of senses. It is that Chinese people don’t like her to stand on Tibet’s side and therefore they pick one or two inappropriate words that slip through her mouth to verbally attack her.

  • Anonymous

    To drop a big, fashionable political name Dali lama ‘as good friend of mine’ seemed to be her main concern, she does not care how Chinese people think but how ‘interesting’ the earth quake had happened… this stupid small group in Hollywood thought that to be associated with Tibet issue will keep them on the spot light forever. Well, Chinese people should against all of their products, not just against Sharon Stone

  • Anonymous

    Poor Sharon Stone, She just has been used by those Tibetans-in-exile. I wonder why not those

  • charlie1111

    Dear Mom, where are you?Mom is in heaven, dear babyDear dad, Where are you?Dad is in heaven, dear babyDon’t leave me too far, dear Mom and Dad

  • Anonymous

    “To drop a big, fashionable political name Dali lama ‘as good friend of mine’ seemed to be her main concern, she does not care how Chinese people think but how ‘interesting’ the earth quake had happened… this stupid small group in Hollywood thought that to be associated with Tibet issue will keep them on the spot light forever. Well, Chinese people should against all of their products, not just against Sharon Stone”An example of how some Chinese people revenge people whose opinions are different from them. Chinese people cannot tolerate people who have different opinions.

  • Cerry

    Interesting reading the various Chinese comments pretending to be Americans. “Krista Cole” is the latest one.

  • John

    sharon stone insincere apology came after a week later of her evil acusation of chinses deserved this deadly earthquake. Ask the victims & the dead(70,000, 20,000 missing,370,000 people badly injured) whether they will accept apology or forgive stone. scores of children became parentless,homeless,mentally devasted, parents became childless.Donation from Overseas Chinese & Chinese embassy in Paris sent nearly 3000 tents via airbus A380 arrived in quake area 5/31/08 for the tibetans suffered the quake in Aba area. Majority of tibetans in China considered themselves tibetan chinese & do not want to separate from China. Their lives have improvevery much since when dalia lama was ruling that area. There are always a few trouble makers in every racial group & they cannot detate policy for the majority tibetans whom they want to remain with China.

  • John

    sharon stone insincere apology came after a week later of her evil acusation of chinses deserved this deadly earthquake. Ask the victims & the dead(70,000, 20,000 missing,370,000 people badly injured) whether they will accept apology or forgive stone. scores of children became parentless,homeless,mentally devasted, parents became childless.Donation from Overseas Chinese & Chinese embassy in Paris sent nearly 3000 tents via airbus A380 arrived in quake area 5/31/08 for the tibetans suffered the quake in Aba area. Majority of tibetans in China considered themselves tibetan chinese & do not want to separate from China. Their lives have improvevery much since when dalia lama was ruling that area. There are always a few trouble makers in every racial group & they cannot detate policy for the majority tibetans whom they want to remain with China.

  • 123

    Sharon Stone, Shame On You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • canuplaygod

    to Anonymous: in what position you are to judge Chinese history? and in what position you are to imply US has a better history in human rights? the only clue i get is that US has a history of only 200 sth years, and of course your stories will run much shorter than that of China’s. Can we all just be a human here? what does an earthquake have anything to do with politics? to all those sharon Stones out there:

  • Anonymous

    Reply to charlie1111:No, it is wrong to say that these people show pleasure of the earthquake. No, they don’t. It is your own evil heart which depicts these people to be heartless.The one who is heartless is you, who shows no sympathy to the students who were killed by the Chinese government in 1989, etc. These people died for your own country, in hoping to change the policy system to a better one. But the bad guys in your government decided to kill them all.

  • Jackson Browne

    Charlie1111, No one is taking pleasure in the earthquake tragedy. Lying, twisting scum like you would not be tolerated in China. You are such an obviously shameless lackey for your Communist masters (in case there is anyone young and/ or dumb enough to read your words and attach any credence at all to them.

  • Jackson Browne

    June 4, 2008By JIM YARDLEYThe two lawyers, Teng Biao and Jiang Tianyong, are known for taking on politically contentious cases, including those alleging official abuses of human rights. Reached on Tuesday night, Mr. Teng said he learned last week that judicial authorities had renewed the license of every lawyer in his firm, except his own.“Obviously, it is because of the Tibetan letter that I signed and also other sensitive cases I handled,” Mr. Teng said.Judicial authorities could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. But the action against the two lawyers came after human rights groups say authorities initially considered denying license renewals for numerous lawyers, only to relent in the cases other than those of Mr. Teng and Mr. Jiang.Lawyers are increasingly at the cutting edge of efforts to push systemic reform in China. Self-styled “rights defenders” regard the law as a tool to expand and protect the rights of individuals in an authoritarian political system. But the ruling Communist Party is often wary of lawyers who try to challenge what it regards as the unassailable preeminence of the party in society.In April, 18 lawyers signed a public letter volunteering free legal services to Tibetans arrested during an official crackdown against protests in western China. State media reported that 30 Tibetans, represented by government-appointed lawyers, were given sentences from three years to life during trials in April. Mr. Teng said Beijing judicial authorities were not pleased with the offer of free legal counsel and later warned the lawyers not to get involved in the Tibetan situation.By May, Mr. Teng said his law firm applied for its standard annual renewal of licenses. But the firm’s licenses were suspended. “They just informed my boss that I was the reason the whole firm was in trouble,” Mr. Teng said. But on May 29, authorities lifted the suspension and granted renewals for the other 60 or so lawyers in the firm.Last month, before a final decision had been made on the licenses, Mr. Jiang said his status was in jeopardy because of his willingness to handle “sensitive cases.” “As a lawyer, I only care about whether the case can be legally defended,” Mr. Jiang told The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. “I will follow the right rules within the law. I don’t know how to judge whether a case is sensitive or not.”

  • canuplaygod

    To Jiaming and Anonymous and alike:'”..This tactic is so evil because when the outside world try to guess what is going on (usually based on the poor history of Chinese’s human right), the Chinese government will immediately said they are biased and wrong. But what is really wrong is that the Chinese government never tells us the truth!..”Very well said. That is my experience, as well.’My question: what if they’re telling you the truth, you just choose to deny it? and how can you be so sure that whatever American or western media are putting up about china is all abt TRUTH? it’s not news that they have ‘happened’ to slip in one or two false prints now and then. whole bunch of brainwashed toking abt politics… i doubt how many truth there would be.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile:

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to canuplaygod:(1) You said “what if they’re telling you the truth, you just choose to deny it?” … You said “how can you be so sure that whatever American or western media are putting up about china is all abt TRUTH?”The western media would not lie to you because there are many different news agencies and it is hard for each of them to tell a different story at the same time. This cross-validation can help to make sure that information are presented in the original form. If some one try to tamper it and make up a story, someone else will notice.But in China, the media are state-controlled, which mean that the government tamper all the information before they were presented to the citizen. Can you trust these media?The reason why the western media cannot tell the truth about China is because they cannot get those information.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to the comments of canuplaygod:(1) The modern Chinese history is full of shXts caused by your government. Don’t you read any history book?(2) The US, of course, has a much better history in human rights. People who cannot see that obviously does not know what is human rights, and I would not expect them to treat people with human rights.(3) One human right is the freedom of speech. People in the US can complain about the government and kick them out of their office if they did any wrong. If the government tried to revenge, it will be a huge scandal. Can you Chinese people do this?(4) The earthquake has nothing to do with politics. It is some Chinese people who picked one or two words slipped though the mouth of Miss Stone to attack her. This kind of personal attack is somewhat like the massive assaults in Cultural Revolution. This becomes the headline news in western newspapers because it was a surprise to the West how Chinese people behave.(5) I pray god, not play god. It is the Chinese communists who declared there is no god and played the role of God. Who the hell are they to think there is no god?

  • Anonymous

    I was not surprised to hear that lawyers who offered to defend Tibetans were disbarred by the Chinese government. Chinese government must have used other dirty tricks to prevent Tibetans to get a fair trial. If that occurs in the west, it would be a big scandal but in China it is normal.The minds of Chinese people are corrupted and their hearts are black. In order to get what they want they would not care about justice and fairness. In order to oppress the opposites they will use all sorts of tricks including killing them.Chinese people are simply amoral. Believe it or not: Chinese will play some dirty tricks in the Olympic games in order to earn more gold medals and cause their enemy countries (e.g., America) fail. They don’t mind cheating if they get a chance. We will see..

  • Anonymous-Is-Racist:

    Reply to the comments of Anonymous:(1) We know who you are. You are absolutely piece of shXt. As the 4th generation in the United States, you are too obessevie about your white heritage. That is why you hate Chinese people so much. You are ruthlessly condemn Chinese people over and over. Just look at all of your shXt comments here. Surfing all the American web sites (CNN, TIMES, Yahoo, etc), we cannot find one poster like yourself who are so mean and so nasty toward Chinese people. You are the worst racist in the modern American history. Deep down in your soul, you hate Chinese people so much, and yet you are so proud of your White family name so that you refuse to use any other name. At the same time, you are afraid that global Chinese people may come back to hunt you because of your such evil racist soul; therefore, you have to hide your name. That is exactly reason why you use “Anonymous” name. Guess what, we will come back to hunt you if don’t stop demonizing Chinese people!(2). Senate Obama will be the president of the United States. You will be ruled by a black guy! The dominance by your bunch of racists is over. Just live with that. The United States will be dominated by black folks, Jewish people, Hispanic people, Asian people and open-minded white people. People like yourself will be absolutely in the minority. You can’t stand it, right? Well, go to the hell! (3). You are angry and mad. You can’t accept the reality of the United States and the reality of the world, so you choose Chinese people as easy target. Well, we will kick your ass too, just as American people did to you.(4) Global Jews fight and hunt Nazi-German for many years. We will fight and hunt racists like yourself for rest of your life no matter where you live. You should be punished and you deserve it.

  • canuplaygod

    To Anonymous-Is_Racist: can’t agree with you no more.To Anonymous:basically i see no point in further arguing with you. You’ve already had your mind set, and all i’ve seen is biased, loose, ignorant, self-righteous comments that ‘sliped’ through your mouth. But that’s ur human rights. So keep on bashing, i’m sure it will do you good and that will earn you karma.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Anonymous-Is-Racist:Don’t let your low self-esteem to make you bark like a dog. If you think my opinions are right, don’t deny them.

  • Anonymous-Is-Racist

    Reply to Anonymous:You are absolutely trash! From all of your writing, it is very clear that you have evil racist mind. It is really joke that you pretend to have high moral gound.

  • Anonymous-Is-Racist

    Reply to Anonymous:You are absolutely trash! From all of your writing, it is very clear that you have evil racist mind. It is really a joke that you pretend to have high moral ground.

  • Anonymous-Is-Racist

    Your opinion is totally garbage and there is nothing new. We see those garbage before from exactly same kind of racists like yourself. By the way, it this what you make a living here every day by bashing Chinese people? You are very pathetic.

  • ELSPETH

    We have long memories too, you filthy Chinese racists. If anybody’s going to be hunted down it will be you and your dirty yellow hides.Look behind you! It’s a smart bomb.Whoops, sorry.After we’re done with you they’ll be wishing they had the Japanese back in Nanking.

  • Anonymous-Is-Racist

    Hi, “canuplaygod”, thank you for your comment. I have lots of British and Jewish friends here. After reading “Anonymous” shXt comments here, they all agree that “Anonymous” is very typical racist. Just ignore him. Take care of yourself. Have a good time.

  • Bomb-ELSPETH-trash

    Oh, poor “ELSPETH”. Your skin color is not yellow? so what is your skin color? Black or white? Yes, my skin color is yellow and I am proud of it. Why not coming out to reveal your skin color? What are you afraid of? Are you chicken or what? What a piece of shXt trash!

  • Anonymous

    Haha. Someone tried to pretend to be me starting from June 3, 2008 5:53 AM.Fortunately, people can still read my comments before that time.Btw, I recommend the one who pretend to be me to sharpen his writing skill first. For example, you should say “I have gained a better insight into ….”

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Attack China for money-Falun Gong

    Although the congress gives us six million dollars a year for our work, we have mainly relied on donations to sustain our operations. We hired people to sit outside every Chinese diplomatic missions in the west. We bought uniforms for them, armed them with fake-news pamphlets and music instruments to make noise. But how can we do all of this and still pay our master a decent salary? Now that the donations to our cult has dwindled, I ask my American sympathizers to lobby the congress for more money. Please help us, American! We’ll do anything to attack China and disgrace our ancestors!

  • Attack China for money-Ma Jian

    Hi, my name is Ma Jian. I was a basketball player in China raised and trained by the Chinese government. After my playing career is over, I needed a better life. Nobody gave a damn of my basket skills. So I became a dissident. It worked as far as getting me a citizenship. But I have to survive. And nobody hires me to play basketball and I don’t know how to do other things. So I wrote a book with a lot of materials your congress would like to have to attack China (hei hei hei, don’t ask me if it is true). I showed up leading the Tibetan protest, disrupted the torch relay, supported falun gong. I have been more active than Wei Jingsheng (he doesn’t have a book, hei, hei, hei), but I was paid less. So please buy my book so that I can live better. What? you need me to do more? Sure! I will go to the Chinese embassy and protest for a year. I don’t have a job anyway.

  • Tibetan in Exile–we need money!

    Yes, our Holiness gets all the attention and money (though not from richard gere) from your governments. But what about us who actually do the shouting, grabbing running around in costumes and waving? Sure we are born in the west and never been to China. But that is not the point. The point is that we need the Tibet issue to survive. The recent events really helped us a lot with more financial support. But is this enough? Certainly not! We have about 30000 Tibetans living in the US. But we have hundreds of local organizations. They are getting very little money. For example, our “Free Tibet” local chapter in Utah only has a budget of just over 400000$. Why so stingy? I think the British is a little more generous. The Germans and French are talking tough but the money doesn’t show. Those are peanuts. We get our lion’s share from the US. So please help us. We are really afraid that you will forget us after the Olympics are over. Please!

  • BOMM DA CHINKIES

    Hah! You poor fish, my skin is coloured aquamarine and turquoise. It shines a million colors in the light and blinds and bedazzles all who behold it. If you were but to gaze upon it for one instant, the image would remain, imprinted upon your retina, for everything that remained to you of life.

  • Jiaming

    The many good people here, NEED to read this. It appeared here, in Washington Post on April, 3. It was titled, ‘Chinese Spy Slept in U.S. For Twenty Years’, subtitled, Espionage Network Is Growing. Here is an excerpt:”According to U.S. intelligence and Justice Department officials, the Mak case represents only a small facet of an intelligence-gathering operation that has long been in place and is growing in size and sophistication.The Chinese government, in an enterprise that one senior official likened to an “intellectual vacuum cleaner,” has deployed a diverse network of professional spies, students, scientists and others to systematically collect U.S. know-how, the officials said. Some are trained in modern electronic techniques for snooping on wireless computer transactions. Others, such as Mak, are technical experts who have been in place for years and have blended into their communities.”Chi Mak acknowledged that he had been placed in the United States more than 20 years earlier, in order to burrow into the defense-industrial establishment to steal secrets,” Joel Brenner, the head of counterintelligence for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said in an interview. “It speaks of deep patience,” he said, and is part of a pattern.”

  • Anonymous

    Apparently some goons pretend to be the Chinese dissidents and acts like beggars.

  • Anonymous

    Tony Chow:

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Attack China for money-Ma Jian

    Hi, my name is Ma Jian. I was a basketball player in China raised and trained by the Chinese government. After my playing career is over, I needed a better life. Nobody gave a damn of my basket skills. So I became a dissident. It worked as far as getting me a citizenship. But I have to survive. And nobody hires me to play basketball and I don’t know how to do other things. So I wrote a book with a lot of materials your congress would like to have to attack China (hei hei hei, don’t ask me if it is true). I showed up leading the Tibetan protest, disrupted the torch relay, supported falun gong. I have been more active than Wei Jingsheng (he doesn’t have a book, hei, hei, hei), but I was paid less. So please buy my book so that I can live better. What? you need me to do more? Sure! I will go to the Chinese embassy and protest for a year. I don’t have a job anyway.

  • Attack China is my full time job

    Who am I? I am a falun gong member. Or maybe I am a dissident. Or maybe I am a Dalai Lama follower. But I will not tell you. I will let you guess. Why am I doing this? Because that is my job. The harder I attack China and the Chinese people, the more I get paid. Sometimes I will pretend to be a Chinese attacking Americans to stir things a little. But that is to serve my purpose. What? Do I feel shame? No. I call the one who gives me milk “Mommy”. I don’t live in China anymore. I need to survive in the US. Why do we disrupt the fund raising in New York?Wow! you guys really showed the Chinese your strength. Well, sort of. Now we have more foreign members than Chinese even though we hire a lot of illegal immigrants. The Chinese people just ignore us. How could they love their motherland so much? TO be continued.

  • FreeSpeech

    “Anonymous”, your hatred toward Chinese is just unbelievable. The way you bash Chinese people just reminds me of 1950’s McCarthysim in the United States. I don’t know who you are and where you are , and I don’t want to know and I don’t care. It is very disturbing to see you to harbor so much hatred toward Chinese people. I clearly see the pattern here that you use every single opportunity to remind people how Chinese people are very bad. Most of Americans and most of Europeans are not anti-Chinese at all. I have to say that you will be very disappointed at the end. Playing the fear just simply doesn’t work in American politics. Most of Asian Americans are not anti-Chinese. Most of Jewish Americans are not anti-Chinese. Most of Hispanic Americans are not anti-Chinese. Most of African Americans are not anti-Chinese. Most of European Americans are not anti-Chinese either. You have so much knowledge about China, about Tibet, and about every single detail on the Olympic touch relay two month ago. It is not that hard to figure out who you are and what is your political agenda. Your extreme view toward Chinese people doesn’t surprise all of us.

  • Guonan

    Sharon Stone is a female animal too far away from being a decent human being. Her apology via her agent (later denied) was so faked, especially in contrast to her karma remarks straight from her heart and instinct. No wonder she worships Dalai Lama who once personally signed the order to cut off the skins of two live young Tibetan (slave) girls just to serve his religious ceremony — the signed document is still kept in the Tibetan Museum today.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Jiaming

    “TO be continued.””Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.”Pure China LIES.

  • Attack China is my full time job

    Continued:Why am I so active this time?Well, China has been developing fast. Most people now support the Chinese government. The China collapse as we hoped is farther and farther from reality. We are loosing our financial support, at least the non-government support. The Olympics and the Tibet riot (Thank you Dalai lama!) gave us a chance to milk some new money, sort of give a dead horse a new life. So we have to try our best to get some attention. We’ve been calling for sanctions. The Chinese people think we are shameless and question why we call for sanction and why it is good for China and the Chinese people. But hey, we live better now and we don’t care about you!

  • Attack China is my full time job

    Who am I?I am a falun gong member. Or maybe I am a dissident. Or maybe I am a Dalai Lama follower. But I will not tell you. I will let you guess.Why am I doing this?Because that is my job. The harder I attack China and the Chinese people, the more I get paid. Sometimes I will pretend to be a Chinese attacking Americans to stir things a little. But that is to serve my purpose.What? Do I feel shame?No. I call the one who gives me milk “Mommy”. I don’t live in China anymore. I need to survive in the US.Why do we disrupt the fund raising in New York?Yes we showed up during the three-day national mourning period to inflict the most pain to the Chinese. But we didn’t expect the Chinese would chase us away. But on May 31, the table turned. We showed up with 700 uniformed falun gong members and Wei jingsheng. We have a giant marching band. The Chinese just couldn’t match our noise, hei, hei, hei.Wow! you guys really showed the Chinese your strength.Well, sort of. Now we have more foreign members than Chinese even though we hire a lot of illegal immigrants. The Chinese people just ignore us. How could they love their motherland so much?TO be continued.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Anonymous

    It seems that some people is vandalizing this forum. I hope the moderator can do something to stop him.

  • Anonymous

    charlie1111:The people who show the most pleasure of this tragedy are falun gong and some anti-China activists. After being confronted by ordinary Chinese people in Flushing, New York for the last few days, these folks organized a rally yesterday in Flushing with a few hundred falun gong people and some knuckle heads including Wei Jingsheng. They used marching bands and other forms to celebrate the suffering of the Chinese people (Han, Qiang and Tibetan). Wei Jingsheng even gave a speech to the falun gong members. These people are truly amazing as they showed their heartless nature with no shame.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to “I’m a hypocrite:”Bad guys always try to shift the focus on their own issues to the others by pointing out that other people are hypocritical and mean and not good enough, etc., as if all people around the world are bad, so it is okay for them to be bad.If other people are bad, they will be punished separately. But if you are bad, you will be punished for your own crimes, and that is not related to the other people’s problems. In short, your country has no human right, your government ought to be punished.History has shown that communist nations are bad mainly to their own people but also to other countries as well. The reasons why they fail are (1) their policies make no economical sense and inhuman, and (2) they are using one-party totalitarian systems, which cannot eliminate bad guys from powers.None of the communist nations were successful, so did China. Unless recently, China adopted the capitalism a little bit, and her economics becomes better. But the bad guys in the government still insists to use one-party systems. Why? It is because they can stay in power. Why do they want to stay in power? It is because they did a lot of bad things in the past and they are afraid that when they were not in power, someone will kick their ass.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to charlie1111:No, it is wrong to say that these people show pleasure of the earthquake. No, they don’t. It is your own evil heart which depicts these people to be heartless.The one who is heartless is you, who shows no sympathy to the students who were killed by the Chinese government in 1989, etc. These people died for your own country, in hoping to change the policy system to a better one. But the bad guys in your government decided to kill them all.

  • falun gong

    charlie1111:The people who show the most pleasure of this tragedy are falun gong and some anti-China activists. After being confronted by ordinary Chinese people in Flushing, New York for the last few days, these folks organized a rally yesterday in Flushing with a few hundred falun gong people and some knuckle heads including Wei Jingsheng. They used marching bands and other forms to celebrate the suffering of the Chinese people (Han, Qiang and Tibetan). Wei Jingsheng even gave a speech to the falun gong members. These people are truly amazing as they showed their heartless nature with no shame.

  • FEE

    Never heard of Ma Jian, but he must be a good and capable person judging by the angry spitting from Chinese drones. I’ll make sure to buy his book.

  • Ms. Stone is an idiot

    Yes the chinese government is 100% corrupt, run by children of the red guard. Yes the Chinese are ruled by a murderous, authoritarian government that is polluting, stealing, and profiting from the deaths of those who use the products it’s paid-off inspectors and bribed local political officials can spew into the food supply.However, the average Chinese citizens are honorable, hard working, and deserve respect and assistance like any other human in trouble.Sharon Stone’s classless remark is right up there with Jerry Falwell’s comments about 9/11.Blaming the victim – nice touch

  • Paul

    I may have been so so wrong but Karma was the first thing I thought that came into play when i heard about this disaster. I don’t wish harm on anyone or any culture but i sometimes think the universe has a very cruel and un bias way of balancing things out.please understand this is only a thought and i deeply apologize if i am offensive or just plain stupid in any way.

  • Anonymous

    Tibetan-In-Exile: Can you stop vandalizing this forum?

  • Attack China for money-Ma Jian:

    FEE: Thank you FEE!Thanks again.

  • Attack China for money-Ma Jian

    FEE: ============Hi FEE:I mentioned that you can name your topic for me to write if yours is not listed. I forgot to mention that, please don’t ask me to write basketball. Basketball was my career and I know nothing about it. So please ignore basketball. Everything else is fair game. Thanks for your promise to buy my book.

  • Anonymous

    1)Sharon Stone is entitled to give that comment.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile—Need Money!

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • walter chang

    as a chinese, i do wish the existence of a karma god, who constantly oversee this world with his just. however, in reality human being in this cruel world gets more furious, chinese, japnese, western people, jews, arab—-, you name it, all feel the karma god keeps his distance to us! then some people tricks in to play god! this is my plane view.

  • Anonymous

    The Story of Tibet and her Greedy NeighborhoodAncient Tibet is a weak country. To prevent the invasion of Chinese, Tibetan paid tributes to Chinese and let them use their resources. At first, peaceful Tibetan wanted to befriend this neighborhood. But what they don’t realize is that this neighborhood is a rogue: after conveniently taking advantages of Tibetan for such a long time, they start to forget that Tibet is not theirs.Now Tibetan wants to stop this relationship, but Chinese blames Tibetan for dividing their “own” country. What kind of asXhole Chinese are!What this stories teach us is that NEVER NEVER treat Chinese too friendly and give them any advantage; once they get used to the benefits you give them, they forget who you are. When you stop giving them the benefits, they say you are bad and bite you.To all greedy Chinese: If something is not yours, don’t touch it; it will cost you.

  • Tibetan-In-Exile—Need Money!

    Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.Some background information about Dalai lama and Tibet.Dalai Lama said: I like it!Dalai Lama said: I don’t like it!Dalai Lama said: I am out of here!Dalai Lama said: let’s fight for independence!Dalai Lama said: I want autonomy!Dalai Lama said: I want independence.Dalai Lama said: let’s seize the opportunity!Dalai Lama again said: “I want autonomy”. “I don’t want to attend the Olympics”. “I want to attend the Olympics”. “The protesters have their right and I am powerless”. “The protesters should stop”.Dalai Lama, get yourself together before speaking. Otherwise, you will be the same as your best pal, Sharon Stone, or your other pal, richard geer who pissed off the Indian people by bending over their famed actress.

  • Sharon Stone

    To Anonymous:You are fuXking sore loser!

  • Anonymous

    The Story of Tibet and her Greedy NeighborAncient Tibet is a weak country. To prevent the invasion of Chinese, Tibetan paid tributes to Chinese and let them use their resources. At first, peaceful Tibetan wanted to befriend this neighbor. But what they don’t realize is that this neighbor is a rogue: after conveniently taking advantages of Tibetan for such a long time, they start to forget that Tibet is not theirs.Now Tibetan wants to stop this relationship, but Chinese blames Tibetan for dividing their “own” country. What kind of asXhole Chinese are!What this stories teach us is that NEVER NEVER treat Chinese too friendly and give them any advantage; once they get used to the benefits you give them, they forget who you are. When you stop giving them the benefits, they say you are bad and bite you.To all greedy Chinese: If something is not yours, don’t touch it; it will cost you.

  • attack China for money

    Falun Gong just lost a law suit in CA. They will mess up every Chinese new year parade in major cities. But San Francisco banned them. So they filed law suit and lost. They were ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal fee. I guess they need to raise more funds now. But don’t worry, Li Hongzhi lives in penthouse in Manhattan and owns several other places. These guys are magic fund raisers thanks to their ferocious hatred toward China and the Chinese people.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to the comments on June 4, 2008 4:31 PM.Miss Stone didn’t blame the victims; she showed her sympathy to the victims in the earthquake too.But her remarks also showed her sympathy to the Tibetan people who suffered from the oppression of the Chinese government. Even if you don’t agree with her sympathy towards Tibetan people, don’t misinterpret her remarks and say that she blamed the victims in the earthquake, in order to attack her personality.

  • instarx

    Another star brought back to reality. I’ve seen it again and again – a star, politician, or CEO has had their ego fed to the point that they think whatever comes out of their mouths is wisdom. How many hangers-on had agreed with Ms. Stone or shook their heads in agreement when she spoke this stupidity in the past? They know who butters their bread.Eventually one of these insulated geniuses speaks out in public and is amazed to find out that not everyone is a yes-man.

  • A NEW DALA LAMA is COMING

    Basically, the current 14th Dala Lama knows he is dying. The next 15th Dala Lama will be recognised within the land of China. That will be the end of those a few thouthands people associated with 14th Dala Lama, as they have to give away their luxry life and further more become back peasants (thankfully not slaves anymore). That is why they raise their dirty activities, cause they must do now, time is running out, before 14th dala Lama dying. I guess next stratagy of those thugs could be to stop Dala Lama institution so that they can hold their priviledges. They are just thinking about their own selfishly. I wonder how those dumb hollywood stars cope with 15th Dala Lama. Hey this is the spirit of Tibet. Obey it!

  • Anonymous

    Reply to georgeB:You are wrong. Chinese people should apologize to Miss Stone for misinterpreting her comments—she didn’t say that the earthquake victims deserve to die; it is some Chinese patriots who meticulously accuse her of saying this.Basically, the furious Chinese patriots like you hate every foreigner for no reason. If those Chinese losers are not doing well in their own country, they should blame their government, or not someone else.Don’t try to present the 1.3 billion Chinese people; I know some Chinese people do not agree with you.

  • RIGHTS!

    IRAQIS, DON’T BE ENSLAVED BY AMERICANS!STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS!

  • robertaP

    Sharon Stone’s comment about Katrina. News Reporter: Did you hear know about the typhoon in New Orleans?Stone: Of cause I have. You know, it’s very interesting about that since first, I’m not

  • gokillyourself

    “5. If I were you, I will kill myself for saying these stupid things.”-then go kill yourself, Stupid.

  • majian’sfan

    Are you real “Ma Jian”? I am a basketball fan. I want your signiture! please leave it on this board, I mean, please type “Ma Jian” from your keyboard, that will work.As a fan of yours, I have an idea to share with you.Since you are so successful supporting FLG, Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan… each and every kinds of dissidents in the western world, and made money from writing stories appeasing whatever americans’ appitite. Why not broadcast online your experience in the West in a format of series articles, you know, you can write the mechanism how did you do in appeasing and satisfying american readers, politicians and whoever westerners living on mxxxxxbating their superioirity as “being a westerner”. How the dissidents live in this civilized West and how “enlightened” people treat them, which is, of course far better than the Chinese did.My suggestion is you firstly try to write it for free, weekly, for 3 to 4 weeks, grab lots of readers. Soon some publishing guys will come asking you sell them your stories exclusively, they will be definitly from Chinese side, since now in China, the publishing industry is booming, and the sale is always good, it will sell in much larger quantity than your book sold in the West, I garantee you make more money from Chinese readers. Don’t worry about the authority, they would be glad to see you tell the chinese what happened while you are in the West as a dissident and how the western propaganda is cooked.This book is targeted on the Chinese market, in the meantime, you can still write and sell stories about how bad China is for your western audience, which is your basic reader group and income source, then in both channels you could be a popular figure, a cultural icon, more celebrated than you were as a basketball star. You even could make a big fortune from this, which is obviously better than your condition now doing anything for whatever gives you money.Ma Jian, I never thought I could meet you, though online, it was a pleasure talking to you. Hope you’d be doing good.

  • majian’sfan

    Are you real “Ma Jian”? I am a basketball fan. I want your signiture! please leave it on this board, I mean, please type “Ma Jian” from your keyboard, that will work.As a fan of yours, I have an idea to share with you.Since you are so successful supporting FLG, democratic movement, Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan… each and every kinds of chinese dissidents in the western world, and made money from writing stories appeasing whatever americans’ appitite. Why not broadcast online your experience in the West in a format of series articles, you know, you can write the mechanism how did you do in appeasing and satisfying american readers, politicians and whoever westerners living on mxxxxxbating their superioirity as “being a westerner”. How the dissidents live in this civilized West and how “enlightened” people treat them, which is, of course far better than the Chinese did.My suggestion is you firstly try to write it for free, weekly, for 3 to 4 weeks, grab lots of readers. Soon some publishing guys will come asking you sell them your stories exclusively, they will be definitly from Chinese side, since now in China, the publishing industry is booming, and the sale is always good, it will sell in much larger quantity than your book sold in the West, I garantee you make more money from Chinese readers. Don’t worry about the authority, they would be glad to see you tell the chinese what happened while you are in the West as a dissident and how the western propaganda is cooked.This book is targeted on the Chinese market, in the meantime, you can still write and sell stories about how bad China is for your western audience, which is your basic reader group and income source, then in both channels you could be a popular figure, a cultural icon, more celebrated than you were as a basketball star. You even could make a big fortune from this, which is obviously better than your condition now doing anything for whatever gives you money.Ma Jian, I never thought I could meet you, though online, it was a pleasure talking to you. Hope you’d be doing good.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to einbischen frieden:6. You said, “these are all for the chinese to think about…..hope others focus on their own lives”. This “none of your business” attitude is foolish. Someone is helping you, but you don’t even admit this and blame him.No one, including Americans, wants to care about your Chinese business. But there are serious problems in China, and emotionally and politically, America and other developed countries have no choice but to intervene.(1) Emotionally, no righteous person should ignore the fact that the Chinese government mistreated their people. It is not only about the human rights and the freedom of speech; it is also about the corruption in the Chinese government, the bad economic policies, the lies about economic data and social problems, the injustice due to unsound legal systems and one-party system, etc. If you saw your neighbor beat up their children every day, a man with a good heart would certainly report the incidence to the police and social workers in order to save the children. Likewise, when America saw that the Chinese government mistreated their people each day, Americans, with a stronger moral sense than Chinese, try to give Chinese people a hand. But this plain good heart were often meticulously defaced by Chinese conspiracy theorists. (2) Politically, if the Chinese people were not doing good, it may cause instabilities and problems to the world. Chinese people are funny: they think that people all around the world are biased and have no good intention towards China. (by contrast, those self-centered Chineses would not think about how biased their opinions about foreigners are, and what kind of good they did to other countries). This nationalism may turn China into something like Nazi Germany in World War II in the future. Therefore, the developed countries such as the US have no choice but to intervene China, hopefully helping this troublesome country back on the right track.

  • FREE

    FREE GUANTANAMO!

  • Always on top

    This nameless guy is full of hatred towards Chinese. Yet he dares to say that he cares about the human rights of the Chinese people and viciously attacking another reasonable message. This guy obviously is manning this forum day and night and making sure his hateful rant is always on top. This technique is the same as the Tibetan in exile on every forums in the US, knowing that many people will only read a few messages from the top.One thing we should do is to avoid categorically attacking Chinese or Americans or any group of people. We should be aware that individual actions can’t be used to attack a whole ethnic group,a whole region, let alone a whole country. Let’s ignore this little guy and focus on the issue.

  • This Ma Jian is not that Ma Jian

    I think the Human rights Ma Jian was messed up in one of the post. The guy who does those things in the post is not a basketball player. The Ma Jian who is in the human rights camp is a exiled writer who wrote: “Red Dust”; “Beijing Coma” etc.

  • Somebody

    The Dalai Lama can be reborn anywhere he wants to be. He has already stated categorically that if Tibet is still under the thumb of the evil Chinese government, when the time comes for the 15th Dalai Lama to be born, he will be born OUTSIDE TIBET. So the Chinese government cannot “identify” a new Dalai Lama (as if they even understood the process by which this is done)without the whole world knowing that he is a fake, chosen by the Chinese government to be a tool to help enslave the Tibetan people even more. Remember what happened to the real Panchen Lama? He and his family are in prison, if not dead. And the Chinese government “identified” another child and claim that he is the real Panchen Lama. Everyone knows that this is a lie.The REAL 15th Dalai Lama will be born to a Tibetan family in exile and will be the leader of his people both inside and outside Tibet, until the Chinese government stops its evil suppression of Tibetan religion and culture. The Tibetan people will never accept a Dalai Lama chosen by the evil Chinese government. Tibetan culture will survive, in spite of the best efforts of the racist Chinese.

  • freeiraq!

    FREE IRAQ!

  • makelovenotwar

    MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!

  • BRINGTOJUSTICE

    STOP AMERICANS KILLING IRAQIS AND BRING TO JUSTICE THE KILLERS!

  • THEYREVIL

    STOP EVIL AMERICANS DESTORYING IRAQI CULTURE AND RELIGION!STOP STUPID AMERICANS!

  • GENOCIDE

    STOP THE GENOCIDE IN IRAQ!

  • Tibetan in Exile–we need money!

    Tibetan in Exile–we need money!: Yes, our Holiness gets all the attention and money (though not from Sharon Stone) from your governments. But what about us who actually do the shouting, grabbing running around in costumes and waving? Sure we are born in the west and never been to China. But that is not the point. The point is that we need the Tibet issue to survive. The recent events really helped us a lot with more financial support. But is this enough? Certainly not! We have about 30000 Tibetans living in the US. But we have hundreds of local organizations. They are getting very little money. For example, our “Free Tibet” local chapter in Utah only has a budget of just over 400000$. Why so stingy? I think the British is a little more generous. The Germans and French are talking tough but the money doesn’t show. Those are peanuts. We get our lion’s share from the US. So please help us. We are really afraid that you will forget us after the Olympics are over. Please!

  • anonymous

    I’m not buddhist, but i think it’s not useful to fight bad karma with bad karma.

  • words of wisdom

    Seattle times By Tom Plate / Syndicated columnistThe Hollywood Squares do ChinaLOS ANGELES — So now it’s Sharon Stone. Before her, it was Steven Spielberg. And before him and her and it sometimes seems now and forever there was Richard Gere.These are America’s High Pontificators the Hollywood Squares of the world situation. They like to offer their special wisdom on what China is doing wrong, especially in Tibet. They like it so very much when people all over the globe actually take them seriously and listen to them. And they especially like it when China takes them seriously by getting furious with them.As for us ordinary Americans — well, whatever would we do without the Hollywood Squares?Stone, looking rather fetching, we must admit, in her skintight leopard dress at the Cannes Film Festival, offered the Cannes crowd this in-depth analysis of the tension in Tibet: “I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And then the [Sichuan] earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?”Wow, what a great thought! Stone has this new theory that earthquakes are caused by bad government policies. Now please — and you know who you are — stop laughing. It is just theoretically conceivable that she is right. If she is, let us consider for a moment the enormously consequential implications.For example, I live in Southern California, also known as Big Earthquake Country. We all sit around our pools, barbecues and Jacuzzis waiting for the Big One. We assume that some day it will come. While we’re waiting, we smoke or drink different things to ease the pain of the future shocks.But maybe just maybe if we had better government policies, we’d have fewer quakes here? Maybe if we pulled out of Iraq and finally improved our public schools and were nicer to immigrants.If this is the case, then why are the Hollywood Squares wasting their advice on China and its earthquakes. What about California and our earthquakes?If Sharon and for that matter Steven and Richard would just for once turn the focus and policy brilliance on what America is doing wrong karma-wise, then perhaps we can avoid having to endure Mother Nature at her meanest old witch worst.I mean, why go through what the poor Chinese have had to endure these past few weeks?In addition to warmly welcoming Stone’s advice about counterproductive karmic government policies here, I’d like to widen that invitation to all the Hollywood Squares who have advice for foreign governments.My advice is this: Maybe we Americans ought to work harder to get our own backyard in really good shape before we start nagging faraway neighborhoods about their shortcomings.Look at Japan. It is most interesting that the Japanese, who actually live in China’s neighborhood, managed to resist the temptation to hurl stones at China as Sharon did. Perhaps that’s because many Japanese, unlike many Americans, have really good memories. They vividly recall their own Kobe quake of 1995. They recall that they reacted very poorly then — about as ineptly as the U.S. government reacted to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Instead, the Japanese sought to light some candles in China rather than curse the darkness that could be arguably attributable to misguided China’s policies. Most laudably, Tokyo responded instantly to Beijing’s surprising request for Japan’s Air Self Defense Forces to fly relief teams and equipment into the province of Sichuan. This was the first time since 1945 that Japanese military aircraft landed on Chinese soil.This is not to suggest that Hollywood’s High Pontificators are cheap to dish out the charity. The whole world’s heart has been touched by the tragedy. But as an editorial on the Taiwan Journal, the official weekly newspaper out of Taipei, put it: “Political disagreements and contentions between nations were relegated to the back burner as human survival prevailed over all other contending issues.” Like China-rival Japan, even Taiwan — officially dubbed a runaway province by Beijing — lost no time in coming to China’s aid.The fact of the matter is that the Hollywood Squares are just too quick to dish out unwanted advice and judgments, and sometimes at the worst possible time. Sharon, of all people, should recall the New Testament warning (John 8:7): “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”UCLA professor Tom Plate lives in Beverly Hills, not far away enough from the huge San Andreas fault.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to “Always on top”. (1) You said, “…viciously attacking another reasonable message”. Tell me which the Chinese’s messages are reasonable. Most of them are unreasonable and biased towards their own interests. They are selfish.(2) You said, “This guy obviously is manning this forum day and night and making sure his hateful rant is always on top.” What we can see here is that some Chinese patriots vandalized this forum whenever someone posts unfavorable messages against Chinese’s recent behavior. This vandalizing behavior is certainly hateful.(3) You said, “individual actions can’t be used to attack a whole ethnic group,a whole region, let alone a whole country.”When Chinese blamed the western media for their bias, they forget that it is just some individual (the CNN reporter) who holds such an extreme view. But anyway, they blame all of the western media and say they are all biased.When Chinese blamed the Tibetans for stirring up troubles during the Olympic torch passing, they maintained that it is just some individuals in Tibet who wants independence, as if these people can be ignored since they are minorities. Have Chinese ever conducted a survey to see how many Tibet want independence? If they dare to do so, they will find out most Tibetans do not like Chinese in Tibet.The anti-foreigners opinions in China is so unanimous. If you ask a Chinese, you will hardly find someone who say Chinese or the Chinese government is wrong. Perhaps those Chinese who dare to say other Chinese are wrong were labeled as anti-Chinese (汉奸) and get killed already.(4) You said, “Let’s ignore this little guy and focus on the issue.” You Chinese, of course, want people to ignore any message against China. Instead of arguing, all they know are just to “eliminate” the opposite views. Wanna to kill me?

  • Anonymous

    Chinese people who are suffering as result of quake, deserve sympathy and support from world body.Chinese officialdom is a different matter. The shame Chinese officials are suffering today as a result of losses and suffering of people as a direct rsult of earthquake may not be a result of Karma.Howevr, the ridicule that Chinese officials are suffering today can be attributed to their Karma. For who knows the countless times Chinese officials have ridiculed less fortunate souls of their country and the even less fortunates of world at large.

  • you’r

    government brainwashed idiot.

  • Sharon Stone

    Anonymous, you are sore shXt loser. Pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Song:What awake the world is how Chinese people behave in this incident. They are ridiculous.

  • Song

    Wow…Sharon Stone really brave to speak out what she thought. Her speech really awake the whole world like earthquake. I pray and hope that people will be more close and respect each other regardless of races, looks & religions.Peace and Love

  • George

    Sharon Stone is typical of most Hollywood Celebrities; out of touch with ordinary people and the world at large and prone to fad religious cults like that of the so-called Dali Lama – a man who misses his 1000 room palace and who’s more concerned about lining his own pockets from gullible rich people. Perhaps it’s Sharon Stone’s karma to be a hasbeen b-movie star.

  • sloppyjournalistwon’thelp

    “Instead, the Japanese sought to light some candles in China rather than curse the darkness that could be arguably attributable to misguided China’s policies. Most laudably, Tokyo responded instantly to Beijing’s surprising request for Japan’s Air Self Defense Forces to fly relief teams and equipment into the province of Sichuan. This was the first time since 1945 that Japanese military aircraft landed on Chinese soil.”This is day-dreamming, the japanese defence dept. imagined this, they use their own “free media” fabricating this “invitation” to enlarge and push their progress in “national mormality”. they started from the very beginning to cheat on themsleves and japanese common people, and to the end Chinese authority allowed them fly NO air force plane to China since 1945.Chinese people allow russian, korean, even amrican air force to transport materials to the disaster area, but no Japanese, everyone but japanese. This california “columnist”‘d better be responsible to whatever he is saying in his articles. since to Americans, most of whom know no foreign languages, half of the senates and congressmen have no US passport and never been abroad, English media seems the only way to provide them information regarding the outside world. if a journalist made any misinterpretation, the mistake would amplify and propergate to the mass, and I believe, american’s unique ignorance to the world is the root cuase of Iraq war and whatever your greedy and foolish behaviours in this “supposed to be peaceful” world.

  • sloppyjournalismwon’thelp

    “Instead, the Japanese sought to light some candles in China rather than curse the darkness that could be arguably attributable to misguided China’s policies. Most laudably, Tokyo responded instantly to Beijing’s surprising request for Japan’s Air Self Defense Forces to fly relief teams and equipment into the province of Sichuan. This was the first time since 1945 that Japanese military aircraft landed on Chinese soil.”This is day-dreamming, the japanese defence dept. imagined this, they use their own “free media” fabricating this “invitation” to enlarge and push their progress in “national mormality”, which is important to their national self-esteem. they started from the very beginning to cheat on themsleves and japanese common people, the air force official lied to the reporter, the reporter issued “offcial said chinese invited our air force”, like a “Ponzi scheme” and to the end Chinese authority allowed them fly NO air force plane “to China since 1945”.Chinese people allow russian, korean, even amrican air force to transport aid materials to the disaster area, but no Japanese, everyone but japanese. This california “columnist”‘d better be responsible to whatever he is saying in his articles. since to Americans, most of whom know no foreign languages, half of senates and congressmen have no US passport and never been abroad, English media seems the only way to provide them truth regarding the outside world. if a journalist made any small misinterpretation(intentedly or not), the mistake would amplify and propagate to the mass, and I believe, american’s unique ignorance to the actual world is the root cuase of Iraq war and whatever your greedy and foolish behaviours in this “supposed to be peaceful” world.Sloppy journalism won’t help.

  • Anonymous

    it’s really stupid for her to say those words..stupid..