Monday, May 4, 2009

动机与技术

中墨因猪流感而生出一场不大不小的外交风波。根据美国大西洋月刊驻北京记者James Fallows所获得的一手消息,截至5月2日前的情形是这样的:
“- As international flights arrive in Beijing, from any destination, passengers are being asked to show their passports before the plane comes to the terminal. Those with Mexican passports are not allowed to enter the city. They have been taken to a hotel for quarantine and are still there. Some 40 to 50 people are now being detained in this way. To be clear, this is not being applied to people who've recently been to Mexico, or who are showing signs of disease, or who have been exposed in some other way. It has been purely a matter of whether they are Mexican citizens.

(从世界任何城市抵达北京的国际航班乘客,都必须在通关时出示护照。机场人员不允许持有墨西哥护照的乘客进入城市。他们被带往一处饭店,至今仍隔离在那里。有约四五十人被以这样的方式隔离。重点是,这个规定对于那些最近到过墨西哥的人士,或者已经出现病症的乘客,或者以其他方式接触过疫区的人,却并非一视同仁。这个规定只针对那些拥有墨西哥国籍的乘客。)

- A Mexican official in Guangzhou booked a round trip flight to Cambodia. On arriving back from Cambodia (ie, a million miles away from Mexico), he too has been detained, on the basis of his passport.”

(一个驻扎广州的墨西哥官员订了赴柬埔寨的往返机票。在从柬埔寨(一个离墨西哥万里之遥的国度)回中国之时,他同样也被隔离起来——因为他持有墨西哥护照。)
中墨关系向来友好,我觉得说中方故意“歧视”墨西哥籍的人实在没理由。而且流感当头,各国采取必要措施防止病毒入侵是应该的。所以动机上,我不认为政府有恶意。但除了动机以外,凡事还可以从技术层面上考虑——方式有没有问题?答案是显然的。如果说Fallows的消息可靠,当时机场仅仅隔离了来自世界各地持有墨西哥护照的人士,而不是隔离所有来自疫区不分国籍的人士,那么显然技术上是有问题的,不小心伤害了墨西哥同胞的感情或许还是小事,真放了病毒进入拥有13亿人口的中国,事情就大条了。

另外我觉得,将动机层面和技术层面分开来考虑,那么国际关系中或许会少很多让我们举国暴怒的事情。

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