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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Chen WeihuaEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPWest should end its hypocrisy on anti-terror warBy Chen Weihua (China Daily) Updated:2015-01-22 08:08Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallChinese and Russian policemen attend a joint anti-terror drill in Manzhouli City, north Chinas Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Oct 20, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]Senior US leaders invited sharp criticism at home for not attending last weeks solidarity rally in Paris against the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed. As a result, US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Paris this week to make up for the mistake.However, terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Nigeria, where Boko Haram fighters killed hundreds of, if not more, ordinary people early this month, have not received the same attention in the US and the Western world as the Paris attack. Yet such double standards and hypocrisy of the Western world is nothing new.Over the past few years, the US and some Western countries have not responded to the terrorist attacks against innocent civilians in Beijing, Kunming and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region the way they reacted to the Paris attack.On several occasions, US State Department spokespersons have used the excuse that they need more information and investigation into the incidents in China to condemn them as terrorist attacks. But they did not ask any such question after the Paris attack.Some Western news organizations have refused to describe the perpetrators at Kunming railway station in Yunnan province as terrorists, insisting on calling them “knife-wielding attackers”. And on the rare occasions that they have used the word terrorist, they put it within quotation marks as if the ruthless killers in China were any different from those in Paris or elsewhere in the Western world. One CNN report even posed the question, “Terrorism or Cry of Desperation?”, as if killing innocent civilians in China can be somehow justified.Even though China and the US have common interests in fighting terrorism, some Americans still seem to believe that only those setting off bombs in New York are terrorists while those doing the same in Beijing or any other Chinese city demand a different description.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next Page8.03KRelated StoriesTerror attacks take toll on economic growthTourist numbers in Paris drop following recent terror attacksAnti-terror measures heightenedTerror arrests made in France, GermanyMost Viewed Todays Top NewsWest should end its hypocrisy on anti-terror warGet ready for a three-year bull marketNo distorting of historyGive China its due in global economyNot enough accountability for stampede in ShanghaiForum TrendsHow has China changed?What do you think of organ donation?Do celebrities have a right to privacy?Are models necessary for auto shows?Should pet owners be taxed?Top 12 tips for traveling in ChinaHow has China changed you?ColumnistsTap, tap … these gadgets are crazy!Some Americans yet to wake up from Cold WarFeatured ContributorsDouble standards hinder fight against terrorismPaparazzis immorality over singers deathStar BloggersThe three worries of 2015 By ColinSpeakmanWe hope for a better 2015 and I am an optimist. However we have not started the new year well and there are three worries that will dog us as the year progresses.My views on the Charlie Hebdo situation By TeamkrejadosThis message is not just for Westerners whose selective endorsement of freedoms has incited those terrible actions and opened this discussion.The love of learning By MichaelMWhen I was a kid, I was just like every other kid. I didnt like school much. Oh, as usual, I liked being with friends and having fun.SpecialExperts take on world in 2015Top 10 most popular cartoons of 2014Cartoons capture 10 major China stories of 2014…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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