Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html en-gb 30 Thu 05 Mar 2015 04:12:53 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html paulmason-newsnight http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html?page=80#comment4 Yes I think she did translate it perfectly - I summed it up wrong. Fri 25 Apr 2008 18:17:53 GMT+1 franzblog http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html?page=60#comment3 i'm sorry but you must be missunderstanding of "xian ren san ji".yes, if you translate from chinese english dictionary you could consider it is "bad writing by lazy person".however, in china this group of character means "a piece of freestyle writing by a leisure author".your chinese producer translate it perfect. Fri 25 Apr 2008 09:36:23 GMT+1 bookhimdano http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html?page=40#comment2 West and East: the fault line lies falls on the topic of different ideas of 'saving face' and harmony.Broadly the 'west' is in harmony with individualism while the Far east is in harmony with collectivism. So any 'attack' on the Chinese Govt policies is seen as a personal attack on ALL the chinese people. We in the west have separated the honour of the State with personal honour. So being in harmony with the State is not seen as important. Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:04:41 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html?page=20#comment1 The BBC is obviously very frightened of being thrown out of China the way it was thrown out of Zimbabe. That would be a complete disaster. Therefore, blatantly anti-Chinese postings and news stories will be self censored. BBC fair and balanced? Impartial? Willing to report the facts as they are and let the chips fall where they may? Not on your life as far as I am concerned. Too bad we don't have a way to throw them out of America too. Now if we had a declared war somewhere, maybe they could be at least forced to register as agents of an enemy alien power. Then further action could ensue. Wed 23 Apr 2008 10:49:18 GMT+1 barriesingleton http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/04/idle_scrawl_xian_ren_san_ji.html?page=0#comment0 IDLE SCRAWLAny relation to an Old Scrote?(I just didn't like to see '0' under this piece.) Tue 22 Apr 2008 20:55:19 GMT+1