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    It's a shrew! So is my MiL. Will keep a decent social distance away. 12k miles.

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    ^ Saw one of those tree shrews in the yard just yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ Saw one of those tree shrews in the yard just yesterday.
    But you probably resisted the temptation to eat it.

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    Or do whatever else the filthbuckets do with/to it

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    Full Text: The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era


    国务院新闻办公室网站 www.scio.gov.cn   2022-08-10   来源:国新网



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    The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era" on Wednesday.
    The following is the full text of the white paper:


    The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era
    The People's Republic of ChinaThe Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and The State Council Information Office
    August 2022


    Contents


    Preamble

    I. Taiwan Is Part of China - This Is an Indisputable Fact

    II. Resolute Efforts of the CPC to Realize China's Complete Reunification

    III. China's Complete Reunification Is a Process That Cannot Be Halted


    IV. National Reunification in the New Era


    V. Bright Prospects for Peaceful Reunification


    Conclusion

    "Over its 5,000-year history, China has created a splendid culture that has shone throughout the world from past times to present, and has made an enormous contribution to human society. After a century of suffering and hardship, the nation has overcome humiliation, emerged from backwardness, and embraced boundless development opportunities. Now, it is striding towards the goal of national rejuvenation.

    Embarking on a new journey in a new era, the CPC and the Chinese government will continue to rally compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, and lead the efforts to answer the call of the times, shoulder historic responsibilities, grasp our fate and our future in our own hands, and work hard to achieve national reunification and rejuvenation.

    The journey ahead cannot be all smooth sailing. However, as long as we Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Straits devote our ingenuity and energy to the same goal, let there be no doubt - we will tolerate no foreign interference in Taiwan, we will thwart any attempt to divide our country, and we will combine as a mighty force for national reunification and rejuvenation. The historic goal of reuniting our motherland must be realized and will be realized."


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    Full Text: The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    It is BECAUSE of the sanctions that Russia's balance of trade surplus is it's highest ever! That joke sure backfired.
    You also do not understand how a trade surplus works either, do you thickko?

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    What a shit show.

    Efforts to halt the slump in China’s housing market are gathering pace as local governments, banks, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), asset management companies, and shareholders pump money into unfinished projects and cash-strapped developers.

    A meeting of the Politburo on July 28 called for action to “stabilize the real-estate market” and the use of “city-specific policies.” It also told local governments they would be responsible for ensuring the “timely delivery” of homes under construction that have already been paid for.

    In Depth: Bailouts Multiply as Pressure Mounts to Stabilize China’s Housing Market - Caixin Global

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    You also do not understand how a trade surplus works either, do you thickko?
    He doesn't . . . next he'll be wondering why increased trade with Russia has resulted in a change in the surplus.

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    Chinese anime fan claims police interrogated her for wearing a kimono

    Hong Kong (CNN)A Chinese anime fan says she was detained and interrogated by police after she wore traditional Japanese dress to pose for photos in the eastern city of Suzhou, sparking heated debate on China's social media over what some see as over-the-top nationalism.


    Wearing a white kimono decorated with images of red flowers and green leaves, the young woman said she was waiting in line for a snack on Wednesday evening in Huaihai street, a lively food strip popular for its Japanese bars and restaurants, when she and her photographer were suddenly surrounded by police.


    The woman, who goes by the handle "Is Shadow Not Self," posted details of the encounter on Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform, on Sunday, where a related hashtag had been viewed more than 90 million times before it was censored on Monday.

    According to her post, police objected to her kimono, which she had paired with a long blond wig as cosplay of a main character in the Japanese manga series "Summer Time Rendering."


    Wearing a kimono in public in China has become increasingly controversial in recent years amid a rise in nationalism and anti-Japanese sentiment. Rooted in Japan's brutal invasion of China during World War II, Chinese public sentiment against Japan has waxed and waned -- often tied to China's domestic politics and the state of bilateral ties.


    But as Chinese nationalism turns more aggressive and intolerant under the leadership of Xi Jinping, fans of Japanese culture -- which had previously been popular among China's youth -- have faced growing criticism and suspicion.


    'Are you Chinese?'


    In a video the anime fan posted on Weibo, purportedly showing part of her encounter with police, the woman can be heard explaining to an officer that she was doing a photo shoot.


    "If you come here wearing Hanfu, I wouldn't say this. But you are wearing a kimono, as a Chinese. You are a Chinese! Are you?" the police officer shouts at her in reply.

    Hanfu is a blanket term for the ancient clothing worn traditionally by ethnic-majority Han Chinese before the Qing Dynasty. It has surged in popularity in recent years amid Xi's promotion of traditional culture.

    The woman then calmly asked on what grounds she was being yelled at.


    "On suspicion of picking quarrels and provoking trouble," the police said, referring to a catch-all charge often used against dissidents, journalists, human rights lawyers and activists.


    The woman was then grabbed and escorted away by several police officers in a chaotic end to the video, which has been viewed more than 8 million times as of Monday afternoon.


    The woman said in the Weibo post she was interrogated at the police station for about five hours until 1 a.m., during which she said her phone was searched, her photos deleted, and her kimono confiscated. She said she was also "educated" and warned by the police not to talk about her experience on the internet.


    CNN cannot independently verify the woman's post and the video, though two shopfronts seen in the video matched the ones on Huaihai street. fCNN attempted to contact police at Shishan station near Huaihai street, but a staff member who picked up the phone said he didn't "know much of the situation."


    The woman did not respond to CNN's attempt to reach her via Weibo.

    Chinese anime fan claims police interrogated her for wearing a kimono - CNN

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    I wouldn't recommend turning up to a bar mitzvah in Nazi regalia, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I wouldn't recommend turning up to a bar mitzvah in Nazi regalia, either.
    I wouldn't recommend listening to a xenophobic dictator either, but it doesn't appear to stop you.

    as Chinese nationalism turns more aggressive and intolerant under the leadership of Xi Jinping

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I wouldn't recommend turning up to a bar mitzvah in Nazi regalia, either.
    Or writing apologist bulshit on a website, yet here you are.
    And let's not be too petulant about it but the two are nowhere near the same . . . but keep trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I wouldn't recommend turning up to a bar mitzvah in Nazi regalia, either.

    El Desperado is playing the religion card again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    He doesn't . . . next he'll be wondering why increased trade with Russia has resulted in a change in the surplus.
    I already proved many months ago that he has no clue about it.
    He's just a little old man on his daily rant trip.

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    Your world is such a threatening place, isn't it? But mine is rather nice.

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    Ah, China, the miracle economy

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    China's central bank ealier today trimming lending rates for the second time this year, taking its key rate down ten points to 2.75 percent.
    That as latest economic data showed there was need for more stimulus to support the economy.

    Retail sales and industrial production rose slower than expected in July, as did totals exports out of China.
    This has caused much concern in Beijing.
    Add to this, the mortgage woes.

    China's once stellar property sector has sharply declined during the last few months, with both new investment and sales down sharply.


    WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO ...

    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    Bill Lee, Chief Economist at the Milken Institute discusses the latest economic data out of China and the slow down the country is facing.

    China is having great sex ... it's FUCKED


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    More great sex


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    Oh, China is doomed #1001. Suggest you look closer to home, at least culturally.

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    China Shocks With Rate Cut as Data Show ‘Alarming’ Slowdown


    China’s economic slowdown deepened in July due to a worsening property slump and continued coronavirus lockdowns, with an unexpected cut in interest rates unlikely to turn things around while those twin drags remain.


    Retail sales, industrial output and investment all slowed and missed economists estimates in July. The surveyed jobless rate for those aged 16-24 climbed to 19.9%, a record high and headache for the Communist Party as it gears up for a major congress in coming months that’s expected to give President Xi Jinping a precedent-defying third term in power.

    MORE China Shocks With Rate Cut as Data Show ‘Alarming’ Slowdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Your world is such a threatening place
    He lives close to Russia, the war-mongering murderous regime.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    uBt mine is rather nice.
    Of course it is, you're far away from China and Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    China is doomed
    Hmm, if you say so. Yes, it is.

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    China factory orders shrink in ominous sign for global outlook

    I remember when it was "when the USA sneezes, the World catches a cold".




    BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Investors wanting to gauge the health of global consumer sentiment should look no further than China's factories right now.

    Makers of goods ranging from Christmas decorations to clothing and tents say orders from overseas customers are drying up, with some predicting that the best they can aim for is flat demand versus last year, according to more than a dozen export managers interviewed by Bloomberg News.

    The snapshots from factories in key Chinese hubs indicate that households worldwide, already tightening their belts to contend with a rapid rise in the cost of living, may be cautious for longer and add weight to warnings about a potential global recession.


    "Consumers do not have the money to spend with soaring inflation," said Ms Wendy Ma, marketing manager at a textile maker in the eastern city of Ningbo, adding that the decline in demand happened suddenly.

    Orders for items including buttons, zippers and sewing thread dropped about 30 per cent in July and August from a year earlier as demand from major markets like the United States and Europe declined, she said.

    The reports from manufacturers suggest that the resilience being seen in China's export data may fade. That said, the boom has been somewhat helped by price inflation as well as Chinese manufacturers making up for delays from pandemic lockdowns and orders that were brought forward in the light of ongoing supply chain distortions.


    "The general direction is that export growth will slow down in the coming months, and it is possible to reach a negative territory by the end of the year," said Dr Larry Hu, head of China economics at Macquarie Group.

    Still, the decline in demand for China-made goods will be gradual, instead of a collapse, he added.

    Headwinds have been slowly building for months. Mr Clark Feng, whose Vita Leisure buys tents and furniture from domestic manufacturers to sell overseas, said export orders have been dropping since March and European clients are asking to buy only about 30 per cent to 50 per cent of what they wanted last year. Workers in some of the factories he sources from have been laid off or sent on vacation, something he has not seen in his decade in the industry.

    Overseas clients are looking to clear their existing inventories instead of ordering new products, Mr Feng said. "Our products were very popular last year and now, we swing from one extreme to another extreme and the demand is even lower than pre-pandemic. There is a sense of panicking."



    FULL- China factory orders shrink in ominous sign for global outlook | The Straits Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The purpose of this thread is to present a Chinese perspective on things- but a 'reasonable' Chinese perspective.
    a bit hard when Chinese can not speak out or even wear the clothes they want. I'am sure you will put it into perspective for us

    16.08.2022 It is not uncommon to see youngsters in China dressed in Japanese costumes. Most of them are so-called cosplayers who play a character from a Japanese manga series. Japanese pop culture is popular in China and cosplay is a popular hobby. Apparently, some police officers in the southern Chinese city of Suzhou didn't like it. They arrested a young woman wearing a kimono re-enacting a character from the manga series Bright Sun – Dark Shadows.

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    Even the title is a misnomer. Their is no view from China. A view requires having all objective information available to form a view. In Sabangs utopian china, he glosses over the fact that truth available to the majority of its' citizens is heavily censored if it differs from the party narrative, no matter how wrong or ill informed that narrative may be. Disappearances and gaol sentencences for those who dont conform to the CCP narrative seem to be glossed over in the world of the chinese trolls who infect this forum.
    These brainwashed CCP fifth columnists having been convinced 2+2=5, are having trouble convincing everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Even the title is a misnomer. Their is no view from China. A view requires having all objective information available to form a view. In Sabangs utopian china, he glosses over the fact that truth available to the majority of its' citizens is heavily censored if it differs from the party narrative, no matter how wrong or ill informed that narrative may be. Disappearances and gaol sentencences for those who dont conform to the CCP narrative seem to be glossed over in the world of the chinese trolls who infect this forum.
    These brainwashed CCP fifth columnists having been convinced 2+2=5, are having trouble convincing everyone else.
    Yes, it really should be called "Hoohoo and sabang's chinky propaganda bullshit thread".

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