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Old 11-04-2013, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Spartan198 View Post
State-run media criticizing anything about the state? Sounds like an attempt at misinformation to me.
"The state" in the PRC isn't some monolithic entity just because everyone is under the same ideology. There are competing power factions and bureaucratic rivalries, same as anywhere else.

What is happening here is that one of those factions is angry at another (the military) for hurting rather than boosting national pride, which is the PLA's main role nowadays (fighting wars against the Anglos, Indians, and Japanese is of secondary importance...and it's a pretty distant second).
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the hogs of war.

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