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Flag biter strikes back!

September 7th, 2006 . by Matt

The flag biter is now chewing on the Chinese flag. The Chinese characters on the flag say ‘historical distortion’. From Yeolchae’s blog

flag biter

flag biter

flag biter

More on the flag biter here and here.

I wonder what kind of ‘historical distortion’ he is protesting about. Is it about China not accepting that the Korean master race created Chinese characters and Oriental medicine?

I think the flag biter is taking on more than he can chew (excuse the pun!).


11 Responses to “Flag biter strikes back!”

  1. comment number 1 by: tomato

    Matt

    I think he’s talking about Chine incorporating 高句麗 and 渤海 as part of “Chinese” history. Well, I’m pretty sure these kingdoms were not Han Chinese, but I’m also pretty sure that their ruling class and most of the subject population were not ethnic Koreans, but rather one of the Tungus tribes like the Jurchins (Manchus). But on the other hand, if the Manchus are one of the ethnic groups that make up modern China, it’s not so wrong to see the kingdoms of 高句麗 and 渤海 as part of “Chinese” history…

    The Korean argument is that China is on its way to reclaim the Korean penninsula…”distorting history” is one step of re-colonizing Korea, they say,but I think this is REALLY paranoid.

  2. comment number 2 by: BananaBoi

    HAHA! Mr Flag-Biter is lucky that he is burning the Chinese flag in Korea and not in China. It is a criminal offense in China to deface, burn, destroy and trample the Chinese flag, the penalty is up to 3 years imprisonment.

  3. comment number 3 by: pacifist

    I can’t understand why this flag eater is always doing this kind of things. Is this his job (is he receiving some money from newspaper agents or somebody)?

    Anyway it is a silly thing, it may make the world only laugh…

  4. comment number 4 by: nou

    look what flag he’s tearing off in this picture. only the korean flag will be safe from him.

  5. comment number 5 by: Matt

    look what flag he’s tearing off in this picture. only the korean flag will be safe from him.

    Nice find! Is that the Union Jack or the flag of the DPRK?

  6. comment number 6 by: nou

    it’s dprk’s naturally. the UK didn’t do things yet deserving his flag destruction.

    this article shows his another biting of the chinese flag. this one was due to the chinese policy of returning north korean defectors to their homeland. he’s the leader of hwalbindan association and he seems to get recongnition amongst extreme rightists in korea.

  7. comment number 7 by: Katz

    Ugh, I wouldn’t even dare to touch that disgusting flag.

  8. comment number 8 by: Horizon Naito

    I found HIM….

    http://keiten.blog6.fc2.com/blog-date-200503.html


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