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The Thugs That Run China

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:05 am

If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 03 Jan 2017 2:26 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china


The 50c'ers will be making their money on this post :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby GSM8 » Tue, 03 Jan 2017 3:09 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china

I'd take that with a pinch of salt as a single perspective article. May vary by shades and degree but it's in essence the same in any country when you try to mess with the foundations of power

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 03 Jan 2017 4:31 pm

GSM8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china

I'd take that with a pinch of salt as a single perspective article. May vary by shades and degree but it's in essence the same in any country when you try to mess with the foundations of power


Indeed , but rarely does the Govt doing the subjugating get backed up by an army of keyboard warriors.

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby maneo » Sun, 08 Jan 2017 2:00 pm

Barnsley wrote:
GSM8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china

I'd take that with a pinch of salt as a single perspective article. May vary by shades and degree but it's in essence the same in any country when you try to mess with the foundations of power


Indeed , but rarely does the Govt doing the subjugating get backed up by an army of keyboard warriors.

:mrgreen:

They are good at embracing & taking advantage of technology, aren't they?
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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby Nihility » Sun, 08 Jan 2017 2:28 pm

There are plenty of rumblings at the moment about whether or not Xi will change the current system whereby he will extend his stay beyond the current 10 year maximum time. If so, this will shake the party to the core. Interesting times ahead

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 14 Jan 2017 7:50 am

This new kid on the block, with the constant need to prove himself by flexing his muscle. Screaming to the world "look at me, look at me, my might and power. Obey or I shall crush you". Doing what those with lowest self-esteem does best. And chip on shoulder comes to mind . That need for validation. So clingy, shudder.......

https://mustsharenews.com/china-terrex-singapore/

Not everyone plays that game. Some nations and people have evolved past that stage. Like Tump said, you can keep it :mrgreen: .

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 15 Jan 2017 2:29 pm

"They opined that this is China's "deliberate move to punish Singapore and isolate it in belt-road projects" because the republic has sided with the US on disputes involving the South China Sea. In fact, the displeasure China has shown towards Singapore is becoming more intense, with China's government spokesman recently warning Singapore to observe the "one-China" policy after the latter's military dealing with Taiwan. "


http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/c ... 1484447874

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 07 Feb 2017 5:54 am

That is how friendship / relationship is forged. One person at a time, like what we are doing here in this forum. I call many of the forum members here as my friends. Not some big govt machinery e.g. CCP pushing their personal agendas down the throat of its citizens.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/a ... xtor=CS1-2

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 07 Feb 2017 6:24 am

Over 2 decades ago, I visited Xiamen , south China, where my ancestry hail. My sister wanted to revisit this spot , a communal area anchored by an ancient (banyan?) tree. In hope of bumping into this man she had met on her previous trip. We did find him there (his turf huh?). And it was thru him that I found out my sister had sponsored a trip for him to visit SG. She had put up a bond in order to secure a visit for him. He was extremely grateful to my sister who made it possible for him (a stranger that my sister met for the first time) to see a slice of the outside world. A world outside his immediate China.

And that, my friend, is how friendships are forged .

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby TMD » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:34 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china


The Chinese reported that Mr Dahlin's organisation was pretty well funded by foreign entities. I am surprised he was allowed to continue his operation in China for several years.

From FT -
"Xinhua said Mr Dahlin had “hired and trained others, who were called ‘lawyers’ and petitioners, to gather, distort, exaggerate and even fabricate negative information about China”, and compiled it into a human rights report. The Chinese Urgent Action Working Group had received “unregulated huge sums of money” from seven unnamed foreign non-governmental organisations, the agency said."

https://www.ft.com/content/0c2e83b0-bf2 ... eeb63d6d4b

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:42 am

TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china


The Chinese reported that Mr Dahlin's organisation was pretty well funded by foreign entities. I am surprised he was allowed to continue his operation in China for several years.

From FT -
"Xinhua said Mr Dahlin had “hired and trained others, who were called ‘lawyers’ and petitioners, to gather, distort, exaggerate and even fabricate negative information about China”, and compiled it into a human rights report. The Chinese Urgent Action Working Group had received “unregulated huge sums of money” from seven unnamed foreign non-governmental organisations, the agency said."

https://www.ft.com/content/0c2e83b0-bf2 ... eeb63d6d4b


And regardless, the response of the Chinese government is that of thugs... arrests, jailing, and more... to hell with the rule of law.

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 03 Mar 2017 2:37 pm

TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china


The Chinese reported that Mr Dahlin's organisation was pretty well funded by foreign entities. I am surprised he was allowed to continue his operation in China for several years.

From FT -
"Xinhua said Mr Dahlin had “hired and trained others, who were called ‘lawyers’ and petitioners, to gather, distort, exaggerate and even fabricate negative information about China”, and compiled it into a human rights report. The Chinese Urgent Action Working Group had received “unregulated huge sums of money” from seven unnamed foreign non-governmental organisations, the agency said."

https://www.ft.com/content/0c2e83b0-bf2 ... eeb63d6d4b


I take it that you have been away for a month getting re-educated back in the Middle Kingdom :cool: :cool:
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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby TMD » Sun, 05 Mar 2017 1:50 am

Barnsley wrote:
TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:If you've ever had the strange notion that China isn't actually run by a brutal dictatorship, this article will open your eyes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -new-china


The Chinese reported that Mr Dahlin's organisation was pretty well funded by foreign entities. I am surprised he was allowed to continue his operation in China for several years.

From FT -
"Xinhua said Mr Dahlin had “hired and trained others, who were called ‘lawyers’ and petitioners, to gather, distort, exaggerate and even fabricate negative information about China”, and compiled it into a human rights report. The Chinese Urgent Action Working Group had received “unregulated huge sums of money” from seven unnamed foreign non-governmental organisations, the agency said."

https://www.ft.com/content/0c2e83b0-bf2 ... eeb63d6d4b


I take it that you have been away for a month getting re-educated back in the Middle Kingdom :cool: :cool:


I take it that your assumption is as good as someone's Chinese hoax. :cool: :cool:

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Re: The Thugs That Run China

Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 27 Aug 2017 9:03 am

Not everyone will give in to tyrannical demands.


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