09.09.09 9:09:09


Vivid N. Savitri摄(Via Shanghaiist

Worldwide Moment for Peace

Sharon Stone: China's "not the Botox capital of the world"

Stone sorry for 'karma' comment

From South China Morning Post
By Vivienne Chow
Sep 08, 2009

Hollywood star Sharon Stone has apologised for her "bad karma" comments on the Sichuan earthquake, 15 months after the incident upset Chinese communities around the world.

"I'm sorry that my comments caused pain to a nation and a people. I hope my apology will be accepted and finally fully understood," Stone says in an interview in the latest edition of Hong Kong Prestige magazine.

Stone, known for her links with Tibet, made her provocative comments at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. When asked about what she thought of the earthquake, which left 87,000 dead, she replied: "I'm not happy with the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And the earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that bad things happen to you?"

The comments cost her a beauty ad deal with Dior in China and brought a ban on her movies. Dior subsequently released a statement quoting Stone apologising, but she later told The New York Times that the apology had distorted her words and she was not going to apologise.

In the Prestige interview, and began sharing custody of one of her children.the Golden Globe-winning actress explained that last year she went through the trauma of two miscarriages and began sharing custody of one of her children.

"I forget that when I speak sometimes the whole world listens," said the American actress best known for her role in Basic Instinct.

She also praised China as a country, the hospitality of the Chinese and Chinese culture as a whole.

Stone, 51, said ageing was about "really accepting yourself and loving your age", and she loved China because it embraced this concept. "It's not the Botox capital of the world."


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9月5日参加国庆阅兵的女民兵在训练。来源:CFP via china.org.cn



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The New York Times
Op-Ed Columnist

Our One-Party Democracy

Published: September 8, 2009


Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

Our one-party democracy is worse. ...

“China is going to eat our lunch and take our jobs on clean energy — an industry that we largely invented — and they are going to do it with a managed economy we don’t have and don’t want,” said Joe Romm, who writes the blog, http://climateprogress.org/.