GanQuan wrote: I can only say that 99% people in China knows tobacco is bad for human health, many of them know cigarette causes lung cancer,
You've interviewed 99% of the people in China?
as for the rest of the "common knowledge", ask how many Canadians know about it.
Most of them, which is why the smoking rate is in decline here. Here in Toronto, 100% of our restaurants and bars are now smoke-free, by law. Workplace smoking is also banned; you have to go outside to smoke. Same goes for shopping malls.
Yes, you SHOULD believe whatever a news organizagion said to you on ANY issue, and never doubt anything about it, not even when someone honestly trying to tell you that maybe some of them are wrong, and this someone happen to knows this issue better than you.
And you've done more research on this matter than the reporter and the various medical professionals interviewed? From the sounds of it, your "research" amounts solely to a subjective reading of your friends.
I'm asking you how many companies does Canadian goverment owned, I'm not asking you whether your goverment take responsibilities for what these companies do or not. Your government is a responsible government, I never doubted this. But apparently, things are completely different in Canadia and China, we have many complex historical problems, and we are working very hard on those, you should learn how to consider things differently in different situations.
How can you deny that China is worse off than Canada in one breath and then admit that China has lots of terrible problems that Canada does not, in the next sentence? Will you now revert back to your previous "you have no right to say you're better off" statement?
Have you seen the original article written in Chinese? If you didn't, how can you possiblely believe that the original author meant to tell the public that tobacco is good for human health? even if he did, how can be so sure that this is directed by the government?
"Even if he did"? It's pretty obvious YOU never bothered reading the original article either, or you wouldn't have to qualify your statements like that. So yes, I'll take that reporter's translation of an article he read over your translation of an article you obviously never saw.
I never denied that there are propagandas here, actually I said there are many things should be changed in China, but on this issue, I can tell you that Chinese government did what is right.
It "did what is right?" And what was that? Does the Chinese government tell people about the health hazards of smoking? What exactly are they doing to stem the tide of more than a million people dying every year from tobacco-related illnesses?