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by earthfriendly
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

“I think Hong Kong will return to China,” he told me. “They have the guns, the jails. We have nothing here in Hong Kong. All we can do is protest peacefully and try to make the world pay attention.”......... “What you’re doing is writing an obituary,” Bao, the New Century publisher, told me when we...
by earthfriendly
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

Only then would Lam be allowed to return to work in his bookstore — but as a mole, the “eyes and ears” of the investigation. He would report who bought which books, documenting each client and sale through text and photos. Lam agreed to the proposal immediately. “After being in prison for so long,”...
by earthfriendly
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

First of all, what I am going to say is only meant for sharing. Sharing of ideas and opinions and i am also open to what others have to say. Either from the left or the right. I don't want to play God and I am not trying to tell people how to live and think. This identity politics is driving and div...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

Do you think he has the ability to exercise free will under CCP's captivity? Wondering if he will appear on the radar later with a scripted apology :-k .

http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/08/chi ... y-kicking/
by earthfriendly
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

The plot thickens. What is next? A champagne-popping emoji after he emerges from re-education? Joke aside this is serious matter. He has resigned from the Interpol whilst in captivity. How is that even possible? And does China have any more credibility left? https://www.yahoo.com/news/missing-interp...
by earthfriendly
Sun, 07 Oct 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

This reminds me of bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish national (originally from China) who was kidnapped right under the nose of two Swedish diplomats who were escorting him. Who shall be next :-k ? And remember now, Gui is no longer a Chinese citizen but a Swedish one. China has effectively violated ...
by earthfriendly
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: The Human Story
Replies: 47
Views: 19231

Re: The Human Story

Meanwhile in China...... there is this general lack of empathy and respect for all life forms there. Sigh! Scroll thru the comments and is it any wonder how this stereotype comes about? https://www.facebook.com/culturacolectivaplus/videos/225133628356955/ Maryam Mudeer Chinese will do ANYTHING to ma...
by earthfriendly
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

Exactly. Beware of strangers bearing gifts. There is a reason why these countries have difficulty getting loans elsewhere. China is their only option and she will capitalize on the opportunity to exploit. My point being that China is learning very slowly that she can't get her way on the internation...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

The bad news coming out of Sri Lanka has put other countries on alert. That, plus Mahathir's warning about the emergence of a new form of economic colonialism has forced China to change its tune. China is now offering loans that are interest free. The push back from the global community is working
by earthfriendly
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

That is what they have been touting and parading to the rest of the world. Soft power ala CCP style. And they go about it hawkishly. The very anithesis of soft power. The cluelessness :lol: . And too ethnocentric to see beyond themselves and their culture. Just like the mainland Chinese, people from...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

"China has responded by trying to gently reframe the Belt and Road Initiative. In a recent speech, Xi described the projects not in economic terms but rather as a diplomatic tool that could unite much of the world. China “should be considerate of image issues ” around Belt and Road, said Yanmei Xie,...
by earthfriendly
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

Re: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era

Yes, that country can be so avante garde. Incredible India ! Singapore will only jump on the bandwagon after the wide spread adoption by the rest of the world. For now, it is missionary impossible lah.
by earthfriendly
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Good/bad things about Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 9244

Re: Good/bad things about Singapore

Yeah Singapore is quite easy to make friends actually, people are not so distance as swedish people haha It kindof depends on what kind of "friends" you want to make, right? Despite being of Asian extract myself, I find it easier to get along with the Swedes. Their culture has that nice balance of ...

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