L'état qui triche

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Quelquefois, c'est l'état chinois qui triche, sans même chercher à s'en cacher. Et qui le fait sans aucune vergogne, au nom de l'intérêt du peuple, ou de la stabilité sociale. On mesure la distance qu'il reste encore à franchir avant que la Chine ne devienne un pays capable de se comporter normalement sur le plan international.

Leaked Cables Offer Glimpses Into Relations of U.S. and China

By MICHAEL WINES NEW YORK TIMES, 4 septembre 2011
BEIJING - This capital city's skies were clogged with pollution, as is often the case, and China's government was concerned. So it summoned officials of the American Embassy here to a meeting.
But the session had nothing to do with hazy skies. Rather, Chinese officials were peeved that the Americans were monitoring pollution themselves, and posting on Twitter for anyone to read, their more precise findings, which usually judged the smog far worse than official Chinese readings.
Chinese officials feared the conflicting information "might lead to 'social consequences,' " an American Embassy cable quoted the officials as saying. So could the Americans please block Chinese citizens from visiting the Web site? [...]

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