Is China about to bring the hammer down in Hong Kong?

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Eerie train station scene of how China treats its Uyghurs
    They are supposed to have 1M+ in camps (who are not counted as part of their "prison population" since none received trials)
    What will they do with disagreeable Hong Kongers?
     
  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Good thread about what is going on in those videos
    It's not HK but its an example of how China operates currently, and how the NYT/Thomas Friedman want the US to operate

     
  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    More on these camps, from back in late June, by Vice TV

     
  4. Joe Fan

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  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    “The Communist Party, Xi Jinping is not a dictator. They listen to the people, they are in power for the common people. The Communist Party is doing a lot of good things."
    -- Michael Bloomberg
     
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  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    So did Hitler
     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Check out this guy (his Twitter says he's "For human rights, democracy, global justice & LGBTI freedom")
    How many women did Mao cause the death of? 25 miilion? More?
    This is what American 'progressives' would do to us if they could -- camps, starvation, death
     
  8. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    To be fair, the twit (writer of the tweet) did say the CPC did commit many crimes. Maybe he should have added, “causing 75m deaths”.
     
  9. Joe Fan

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  13. Joe Fan

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    I think I may have started sooner

    In any event, the NYT/Thomas Friedman think this system is better than ours and seek to bring it here
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    GM Daryl Morey got at odds with the team owner over this. In case you dont already know, the Rockets have had long-standing economic ties inside China ever since Yao Ming.

    There are many who claim that while China can block free speech within its borders, it cannot do so outside. I disagree. The Communists in China are quite good at blocking speech outside of China using economic coercion or bribery.

    Many 'progressives' in the US want to bring the Chinese system here. Dont let them do it. It's up to you.

     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  15. Joe Fan

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    So the Rockets are now officially suffering real economic harm because Morey tweeted out a line in support of HK.

    As if this were not odd enough, watching the left freak out over this is even weirder. Lefties censor and seek to censor people all the time, every day, over social speech. Yet now they suddenly despise the use by someone else of one of their primary tools. And the group they despise today, the Communist Chinese, are who they want the US to mimic. This is sort of sticky wicket you get when you have no principles to guide you.

    Anyway, here is South Park's take -- "Band in China"

     
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  19. Joe Fan

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    I feel for Morey. The new owner of the Rockets just paid $2.5B for the team. And then this one little comment in a Morey tweet may have cost Fertitta 100s of millions. Ouch. Did you know more people in China watch the NBA than people in the US?

     
  20. TxnByBirth

    TxnByBirth 1,000+ Posts

    Silver reacts as Chinese TV cancels NBA games

    Wow, Adam Silver. Just wow. It's good to know that part of the "values of the game" include cowing to a Chinese government overtly practicing violent and ruthless suppression of equality, respect and freedom.

    This is every bit about growing your business. Just be truthful enough to admit it. It'll still be disgusting, but at least no one will say you're disgusting AND a liar.
     
  21. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    What a load of ******** this is. How can you say you are for equality, respect, and freedom of expression when you have just sided with Communist dictatorship, censorship, abuse, and injust for $$$. What a crook. I plan on watching less NBA this year. I don't much anyway until the finals. But all these "woke" coaches like Kerr and Popovich will only criticize the US but never the worst offender of all time. Maybe just maybe I will watch the playoffs if Porzingas stays healthy and Doncic gets the Mavs in.
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I've never been much of a Kerr fan, so if nothing else good comes from this, at least he has been exposed for being a raging douchebag

     
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  25. mchammer

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    Hey Seattle Husker,

    NBA finally banned players from kneeling during the anthem. About time, right? Wait, it’s the Chinese anthem.
     
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  26. 2003TexasGrad

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    Daryl Morey has single handed exposed the hypocrisy of the NBA, its players and its coaches, pretty much all of the smug progressive Left, and China as a whole.

    Incredible. I dont want to see a single liberal criticize Donald Trump ever again unless they are willing to publicly condemn China and agree that Trump is doing the right thing with his trade war with China.

    Where's LeBron James? Come on man. Youre a big shot "woke" talking head right? Give us the woke lowdown on China. Im waiting...
     
  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It's true even though that was not his intent
     
  28. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Absolutely it wasnt his intent but its amazing how in focus all of this is because of it. Amazing really.
     
  29. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Completely unsurprising. Communist governments always lie about economic output. Even the US lies about it and there is some level of transparency here.
     
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