Vietnam, China, wary of the ready “battles” (Figure)
6 12, the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi, the one wearing the national flag of Vietnam’s youth shouting anti-China slogans. AFP Vietnam News Agency 14 release of the Vietnamese Navy in its illegal occupation of China’s Nansha Islands reef life shooting photos. AFP
a considerable number of Vietnamese young people will be as economically strong China, Vietnam, is also competing with rivals and even enemies maritime rights and interests
“International Herald Tribune” Chang River freelance writer from Beijing China Embassy in Hanoi style building full of southern yellow glazed tiles contrast with the green trees, white walls, blue and white window showing particularly solemn. Usually, sometimes in front of Vietnam embassy take pictures of people stopped, the Chinese Embassy staff often see this scene, my heart will emerge trace pleased.
just recently where the atmosphere is becoming tense, the Vietnamese army and police stationed outside the embassy began to increase, on June 12, dozens of young Vietnamese students hold high the red star flag of Vietnam, hoarseness force Jedi shouting slogans, gathered outside the Chinese Embassy, ??they waved “resolutely defend Changsha (China Nansha Islands) and sand (China Paracel Islands)” the slogans to protest the “violation of Vietnam in the East China (ie the South China Sea) sovereignty . ”
This is a group of eating hamburgers, HIPHOP grew up listening to the younger generation in Vietnam, but forgotten the United States, France last century, the aggression of their own, instead of helping them gain national independence was the Chinese acrimony. Prior to June 5, the same people dozens of Vietnamese Embassy in China held a demonstration before.
the scenes, the more contacts in the process is very rare, of course, is the Chinese people’s sad and needs a profound reflection.
However, at the same time, the demonstration site in less than 1 km away from Ho Chi Minh museum, is held in a friendly and include more historical content in the exhibition, many visitors in the Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and President Mao Zedong intimate conversation stopped long before the precious pictures.
Vietnamese attitude towards China is very contradictory. Both the two “comrades and brothers” close period, but also a short sword, opposite of the era. Overall, however, been to Vietnam many people can feel Chinese, Vietnamese of Chinese people not so friendly, often defensive.
ready and China “battles”
history, the Vietnamese who have been the direct rule of China for thousands of years, until the tenth century AD, Vietnam only from China but an independent state, but is still a vassal of China to maintain a certain relationship. Until the late 19th century became the French colony of Vietnam, Vietnam, China was officially give up on the suzerainty. Historically, the Vietnamese broke out many times against the Chinese feudal dynasty of uprisings and battles. Vietnam opened a history textbook, a lot of space is about the national hero against “the North (ie, China’s feudal dynasties) aggression” and “brutality” of the content.
National History Museum in Vietnam, “China’s dynasties aggression, occupation of Vietnam’s record” and the “sign his wife, Ms. Zhao, Shu Mei-luan, YANG Ting-Yi, Chen said a national hero leading the people to fight against the Vietnamese and other Chinese Han North Korea, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing military hero story “illustrated, exhibition material wealth, to demonstrate the intention of promoting national pride in Vietnam. Major cities in Vietnam, the huge statue of national hero everywhere, some are in the intersection of the island, some of these people is named Ji Niangong Park. Most of the statue’s face an air of dignified manner, a military uniform and carrying weapons against the enemy courageously.
many Vietnamese, including some Vietnamese historians, the Chinese feudal dynasty in Vietnam’s history, has been brooding. They are often from China and Vietnam, there are still a reality standpoint of the territorial dispute that not only can not forget this history, but also to the “ancient reference today”, “alert the security environment surrounding Vietnam to prevent the repetition of history.”
aside the history and reality of this fundamental difference be unfounded analogy, confusion on the history and reality of the subjective approach is not conducive to the Vietnamese people, especially young people to establish a correct view of history, is not conducive to establish trust between the two peoples should be. I once asked a Vietnamese university students in view of the more historical disputes, he bluntly said: “I understand this history almost entirely from the textbook, China’s long history of aggression and domination in Vietnam, the Vietnamese was brutal , and the Vietnamese people in the increasingly strong resistance, so the Vietnamese nation is not afraid of any external aggression. “
deliberately played down the culture of the Chinese color
This is college students of history is biased and extreme, but rather representative of young people in Vietnam. In fact, China and Vietnam in addition to a brief history of the war, more economic and cultural exchanges. For example, the modern Vietnamese vocabulary meaning from sounds to influence by the Chinese on many factors; Vietnam attribution, twelve Zodiac, Chinese New Year and other traditional holiday customs, all from China; Vietnamese have on China’s Kong Zijing weight increase, Many cities have built a Temple dedicated to Confucius, an important test students in worship before going to the Temple of Confucius, in order to exam success.
the temple every year during the Lunar New Year, Chinese calligrapher to write the booth couplets are often packed with customers. And China’s classics are also very popular in Vietnam, has long been translated into Vietnamese. I know one in Vietnam, “De Volkskrant” work of the old editor said, a child, he liked to read China’s “Three Kingdoms”, “Water Margin” and other classics, as seen often fascinated and then forget to eat. Although decades have passed, but he has also detailed chapters repeat these wonderful masterpieces.
However, some people in Vietnam, but even some of the functions that should not make people feel too much of Chinese history and culture of Vietnam’s influence. For example, in 2010 the city was the capital of Vietnam River built 1000 years, to commemorate this important historical event, shot a Vietnamese name “Li Gong Yun – way to rise Dragon,” the costume drama, is about the founding monarch Chao Vietnam Li Gong Yun’s life story. AD 1010, Li Gong Li Chao Yun established and countries have moved to rise from Ninh Binh City, which is now in Hanoi, marking the beginning of the river built the city. But did not play during the millennium celebrations in Hanoi, scheduled broadcast, the relevant departments, the explanation given is: As the play most of the location shooting in China, the play of the palaces, temples, and costumes and other props the actors is not enough, “Vietnam” and too much like China, the review department for the crew cut who “looks too Chinese taste” and “misleading” the lens.
Perhaps it was due to historical reasons, China and Vietnam’s culture, such similarities, but to make this part of the Vietnamese think it through “de-China” to maintain the national character. Vietnam in recent years, especially in the context of sustained economic development, Vietnam has been emphasized that promote high-level national traditions and patriotism, played down the Vietnamese culture in the Chinese style is considered to be an effective approach.
learn from China is unwilling
in history and culture, the Vietnam conflict in China a lot of mixed emotions, but in the real exchanges , the Vietnamese out of interests to consider, especially in its domestic economic development, the urgency of their willingness to develop economic and trade relations with China, not only that, they also made no secret from China’s development experience.
Vietnamese businessman Ruan Hongjun because business requires frequent travel between the two countries and Vietnam. He had deep feeling for the author said, “I have been doing business with China more than a decade, I witnessed the rapid development of Chinese economy, China’s construction achievements to the world’s attention, but also to the development of a model in Vietnam.”
as Ruan Hongjun said, Vietnam since 1986, the implementation of “reform and opening” policy, economic and social development of the general idea and is exactly what the Chinese refer to mature and learn from the experience. Vietnam’s top leaders have publicly stated that the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and China are socialist countries, the situation is similar in administering the country, strengthen the Party, against the West “peaceful evolution” and many other aspects have the same mission, face similar problems. Vietnam attaches great importance to China’s successful experience, that these experiences are more in line with Vietnam’s national conditions, development of Vietnam’s very helpful.
said that the Vietnamese high-level requirements, as long as China put on the political, economic, cultural and other important policies, the Vietnamese relevant departments to the policy content of the first time, translated for the high-level reference to Vietnam . Facts have proved that the Chinese party and government “three rural” issue, state-owned enterprise reform, improving social security and environmental protection an important measure, once introduced, the Vietnamese media reports and will be resolved quickly, and to sample for these measures for the situation in Vietnam The policy will be introduced in the near future.
in learning Chinese at the same time, Vietnam is very clear and their level of development still lags behind China, but also because of different national policies the results are quite different. In fact, Vietnam and China’s economic development gap is not narrowing but widening gradually. In recent years, Vietnam’s economic growth than China, but inflation was much higher than China, people’s lives pressures. Not always followed to learn Chinese, and the results are not so good, it makes a lot of Vietnamese people feel a little self-esteem and frustration. As a result, some of the negative news about China is often caused by the Vietnamese more attention and interest. Some local media on China’s economic and social fields, frequently at great length the negative news reports, some of them hype.
learn from China who is always willing to learn from China, which is quite a lot of Vietnamese ambivalence. Perhaps it is this attitude which enabled them to get China to do more themselves and when the heart is always sour.
feel “powerful neighbor to be vigilant”
Vietnamese often to China as “a powerful neighbor,” has a double meaning in this name: “rely on the powerful” and “powerful neighbor to be vigilant.” As we all know, from the last 1950s to the seventies, China and the U.S. aggression in Vietnam’s struggle against France to give a great and selfless assistance for Vietnam to obtain the final to defeat the aggressors for national independence has played a pivotal role.
this, the Vietnamese leaders have repeatedly said: “The Vietnamese people’s victory with the Chinese government and Chinese people’s strong support and great assistance inseparable Vietnamese people will never forget China’s generous support. “” the Vietnamese people will forever cherish President Hu Jintao and Chairman Mao from the carefully cultivated friendship between Vietnam and determined to try to make such a great friendship from generation to generation. “
period for China and Vietnam” comrades and brothers “of the close friendship and now has over 60 years are witness to the Vietnamese, many of them talked about those days when people are disinterested assistance to China with deep feeling, but also a profound experience to enhance cross- the importance of friendship and cooperation. However, for the Vietnamese contemporary young people, the history and the increasingly blurred away by the young people welcome some of the local media to hype at great length with Vietnam in the South China Sea dispute over sovereignty, but rarely mentioned the history of the two countries have fought side by side. A considerable number of Vietnamese Youth of China as a strong economy, is also competing with the Vietnamese maritime rights and interests of opponents and even enemies.
in protest demonstrations outside the Chinese embassy in the Vietnamese people, who had invaded their country for the United States has no hatred, resentment and even the question. For China, a considerable number of them who have acknowledged the “powerful neighbor to be vigilant,” saying that even a “China threat theory” approver.
“Why is there such a mentality of young people in Vietnam?” Nguyen said Vietnam’s small college, “Vietnam’s history has repeatedly subjected to aggression from the north, so always beware of ‘North powers’ sense of threat by many Vietnamese generations. The reality of the South China Sea dispute over sovereignty to the Vietnamese people the impression that nearly within close proximity to China than the United States thousands of miles more distant threat. ”(edit: SN049)
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