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Updated: 2008-11-06 07:43

Obama proves American dream

Comment on "Democrat Barack Obama wins US presidency" (China Daily website, Nov 5)

Obama was born to a hard working immigrant family that realized the American dream. He studied hard, worked hard and fought his entire life for what he has learned. Obama becoming the next president of the United States is, to me, one more proof that the United States truly does allow anyone, regardless of background, to realize their full potential.


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Human rights not exclusive

Comment on "China to outline first national action plan to protect human rights" (China Daily website, Nov 4)

What are true human rights? Are they the "Guantanamo type of human rights"? My understanding of human rights often "championed" by the West is: As long as the rights serve the West or are to the advantage of the West, the rights are the "accepted norm" of human rights. Anything otherwise is not accepted as so.

Just as German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said: "You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."

"True human rights" can have different interpretations. The definition certainly does not exist exclusively in the West.


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Transparency key to food safety

Recently China's food industry is under close scrutiny as some problems happened one after another.

China is a huge country with a large population. After the food scandals broke, a ready and timely information disclosure system comes to the fore.

If Sanlu group can admit its problem regarding the melamine-tainted baby formula publicly and subsequently launch a recall, I believe it can forestall its tragic destiny of being acquired.

Covering up its problem only contributed to the exacerbation of the problem and later ignited more public anger.

Chen Xiaguang from Guangzhou

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(China Daily 11/06/2008 page11)