Mr. Tea

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apparently someone got shot in hong kong today. seems to be taking the whole thing to another level.

can someone explain me tho. is hong kong a city with a history of civil obedience? do they have autonomist or anarchist groups? they seem to be so extremely well organized yet i have never heard of unrest like this before in hong kong?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...th-live-round-during-china-national-day-rally
It's no mystery why they're pissed off. The Chinese government agreed to a legal paradigm called 'One country, two systems' and now they're reneging on that and trying to run HK under exactly the same ultra-authoritarian lines they run the rest of the country.
 

Mr. Tea

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So that'll be why my Twitter feed is full of stuff about boycotting Blizzard.

What a bunch of pathetic dweebs.
 

Leo

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instead of western businesses influencing china, it's the other way around. corporations couldn't give two shits about freedom of expression, it's all about the $$$.
 

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If even a fraction of what's in there is true then it's fucking appalling. I can't see it ending anytime soon either given how desperate people are for access to the Chinese market.
 

Mr. Tea

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I've read some stuff recently about the organ-harvesting of political prisoners that properly shook me up.

I won't go into details. Suffice to say, fuck, they could at least have the decency to properly kill the poor bastards first.
 

Mr. Tea

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‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html

HONG KONG — The students booked their tickets home at the end of the semester, hoping for a relaxing break after exams and a summer of happy reunions with family in China’s far west.

Instead, they would soon be told that their parents were gone, relatives had vanished and neighbors were missing — all of them locked up in an expanding network of detention camps built to hold Muslim ethnic minorities.

The authorities in the Xinjiang region worried the situation was a powder keg. And so they prepared.

The leadership distributed a classified directive advising local officials to corner returning students as soon as they arrived and keep them quiet. It included a chillingly bureaucratic guide for how to handle their anguished questions, beginning with the most obvious: Where is my family?
 

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I guess they could have just hired a bunch of people and staged it to make China look a certain way, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was legit.
 
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