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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    That turned out to be fake actually, and there is a Winnie the Pooh shop at Shanghai (world's largest) Disneyland. You should go there sometime!
    But I think Uncle Xi should really take tea with Paddington Bear, they have more in common.
    Gravitas: Why China's censors banned Winnie the Pooh

    396,336 views Jul 17, 2020 In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping went to the United States for a state visit. Since then, cartoon character Winnie the Pooh has become a vehicle to mock Xi Jinping. WION's Executive Editor Palki Sharma Upadhyay tells you why China censors Winnie the Pooh.


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


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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    China appreciates Solomon Islands PM’s ‘clear, powerful’ speech against attempts to jeopardize bilateral ties: FM
    China ... offered us huge bribes, say Solomon Islands MPs

    Politicians say they were offered hundreds of thousands of dollars for their support before country switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing

    China and Taiwan offered us huge bribes, say Solomon Islands MPs | Solomon Islands | The Guardian


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    Solomon Islands in danger of becoming a puppet state of China

    Celsus Irokwato Talifilu

    March 30, 2022


    The Sogavare government’s proposed security agreement with China – which will see military and intelligence personnel stationed on our islands – is bad news for both the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific region.

    China has been bad news for the Solomon Islands in the past, and will be so again for the whole South Pacific region.

    Solomon Islands in danger of becoming a puppet state of China

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    Solomon Islands Threatens to Ban Journalists After China Reports


    The Solomon Islands government threatened to ban “disrespectful and demeaning” journalists from entering in response to an Australian documentary that alleged widespread Beijing influence in the Pacific country.

    A spokesperson for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare accused the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) of promoting “racism and racial stereotyping” in a lengthy statement published Wednesday, and warned the government would “ensure that racial practices are eliminated from the Solomon Islands.”

    “Such organizations or journalist who possess such qualities will not be allowed to enter Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands nations,” Sogavare’s spokesperson said in the statement.

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    Just quietly, I wouldn't be holding up the marriage between China and the Solomon Islands.

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    Sore loser 'arry. Surely you must be getting used to it by now?

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    Yeah I'm just looking at the posts above yours and realising what a complete and utter thicko you are, and how much utter bullshit you swallow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    China and Taiwan offered us huge bribes, say Solomon Islands MPs | Solomon Islands | The Guardian
    Your misleading title:

    China ... offered us huge bribes, say Solomon Islands MPs

    From your link:

    The alleged Beijing offer:

    "Daniel Sudaini, the premier of Malaita, Solomon Islands’ largest province, alleges he was offered a bribe in exchange for softening his strong anti-Beijing position.

    "a group of people or maybe someone who called me on the phone to give me an offer

    Offering, via a phone call! From who, a Chinese official, a Taiwan official, a NaGastan official .....


    Whereas the Taiwan by name stated offer:

    "Titus Fika, a government MP who chaired one inquiry that ended up recommending the government change its allegiance from Taiwan to China, denied that money influenced the decision of his committee.

    Instead, Fika accused Taiwan of trying to corrupt the process, saying he was offered a bribe from Taiwan to keep the status quo.

    “Taiwan wanted to bribe [me]. They wanted to give us $1m to sign for Taiwan then after we sign for Taiwanwe will receive another [$1m] into our account,” he said.

    An unnamed person from Taiwan face to face, a phone call, an email ...


    Two conflicting reports from a "neutral" Guardian.

    Last edited by OhOh; 27-09-2022 at 11:03 PM.
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    Yeah but we know the chinkies bribe everyone. It's their way.

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    Fun fact:

    AidData's analysis shows that for every dollar of aid to low-income and middle-income countries, China has provided $9 of debt.The opposite is true of the U.S.: For every dollar of debt that it provides to low-income and middle-income countries, it provides at least $9 of aid.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2401950/

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    The Great Fall Of China's Housing Market: Who Will Pay The Price? | Insight | China Mortgage Boycott


    166,359 views Sep 26, 2022 In July, thousands of Chinese homebuyers threatened to boycott mortgage payments.
    Since the Evergrande Crisis, other cash-strapped developers have halted construction, leaving millions in limbo.

    Over speculation left Chinese property market in jeopardy.

    Meanwhile, desperate homebuyers have moved into their unfinished apartments, making do without electricity and water.

    With echoes of the 2008 US subprime mortgage financial crisis, people around the world are closely watching how this crisis in China will unfold.

    What is behind China's mortgage crisis?


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    Erm, what does that have to do with this thread? There is a China thread you know.
    Maybe we should just merge everything into one huge, messy Megathread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Erm, what does that have to do with this thread? There is a China thread you know.
    Maybe we should just merge everything into one huge, messy Megathread.
    This is where you're supposed to post some chinky bullshit about how everything is going swimmingly.

    That's your "brave new world".

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    More fun facts from Harry's ..AidData:

    The book debunks popular myths about China’s overseas development program, including the idea that Beijing uses aid to prop up rogue regimes and debt to ensnare and subordinate unsuspecting governments. Its central conclusion is that Beijing is neither the global development “hero” promoted by its allies and clients nor the “villain” caricatured by its rivals and critics.
    Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China'''s Overseas Development Program


    Pick and choose

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    See China thread. This thread is about the alarming growth in media filtering, censorship and 'cancelling'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    See China thread. This thread is about the alarming growth in media filtering, censorship and 'cancelling'.
    Ah, so you stupidly believe this isn't systemic in Chinkystan then?

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    Global spread of fake China story creates credibility crisis

    THERE ARE RED FACES all over the media this week after an insane story about a coup in China was shared around the world.

    Huge numbers of journalists, east and west, took a clearly invented tale about the arrest of Chinese leader Xi Jinping seriously. “Where there’s smoke there’s fire, as they say, and there is a column of smoke the likes of which we haven’t seen since July 64 AD pouring out of Beijing,” said the Australian edition of The Spectator, a UK title.

    The ludicrous tale spread through the Internet worldwide, reaching millions of readers as it rose sharply on Google trends worldwide. In India, it reached the list of top three biggest news stories, despite not containing a word of truth.

    Many versions included the information that there was no evidence for the story – but omitted the fact that under the most basic rules of journalism, stories with zero evidence would normally not be considered printable. The fact that it was so widely reported is yet another nail in the coffin of mainstream media credibility, said numerous voices on social media.

    Here’s what happened:

    In the past few days, Jennifer Zeng, a member of the Falun Gong (a cult whose leader Li Hongzhi teaches that space aliens introduced science into the world so they can take control of human bodies), put out an astonishing story that was picked up and spread by people like Gordon Chang, a United States. anti-China campaigner. Ms Zeng, who also conducts an anti-China campaign from the U.S., spread the “rumor” on Twitter and later on her blog and YouTube that there had been a coup in China. It was accompanied by a short video of army vehicles on the road.



    She provided no sources or evidence of any kind.

    This is the scary thing: THAT DIDN’T MATTER.

    MAJOR MEDIA SHARED IT

    Major western publication Newsweek wrote up the story, saying that there was no evidence as yet, adding: “Newsweek has contacted the Chinese Foreign ministry for comment.”

    The allegation also appeared on MSN.com, which said: “The rumour goes – Xi Jinping has been removed as the head of China’s People’s Liberation Army or PLA and has been placed under house arrest.” The version printed by MSN, lifted from an Indian source, seemed to add meat to the story: “There have been reports of some sort of revolt within the China’s People’s Liberation Army over the ‘Zero Covid Policy’ in China that mandates anyone who travels out of the country to undergo a rigorous quarantine process.”



    The tale of the Chinese leader’s arrest was also taken seriously in the UK, with the Daily Telegraph printing that “The increasingly febrile atmosphere coincided with unusual rumours swirling online on Saturday about a potential military coup.”

    ALSO IN INDIA AND AMERICA

    In India, the rumor was printed by large and small media, including big names such as The Hindustan Times, ZeeNews India, India Today, Daily News and Analysis, and many others, and was the talk of the country.

    In America, most newspaper steered clear, but popular online news site newsmax.com went to town on it: “ ‘Something is up with China and its President Xi Jinping, but ‘we don’t know what it is,’ retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Blaine Holt said Sunday on Newsmax in response to the rumors reports of an attempted coup against the two-term leader.”

    Jennifer Zeng’s religious group, Falun Gong, which produces news media under titles such as Epoch Times and NDTV, has been a major source of anti-China news. It is widely supported by the anti-China lobby in Hong Kong, including UK-based Benedict Rogers, a right-wing political activist. Rogers has spoken at Falun Gong meetings and is a key figure guiding UK parliamentary policy on Hong Kong.

    DEATH OF CREDIBILITY

    It’s not clear whether the tale was invented by the Falun Gong or anti-China sources in India. Ms Zeng pushed follow-up posts backtracking on her report later but it was too late.

    Many voices around the world are today shaking their heads in amazement at the implosion of journalistic standards. “Honestly, I can’t believe anyone would be so stupid as to discuss a coup in China without first verifying that it actually happened,” said Jerry Grey, a popular British-Australian commentator based in China.

    “The whole thing seems like a massive own goal for Zeng, NTD/Epoch and anyone else sharing it,” said Curt McArdle, a British teacher. “All it does is paint them as either gullible or untrustworthy…”

    The affair leaves the world with an urgent question about journalism which needs answering, some commentators said. “Why are we—not just China or the US but practically the whole world—so soft with journalists spreading unverified stories?” asked Jerry Wang on Twitter.

    Davide Melia, who works as a teacher in China, said: “I am quite jealous of people who get paid good money to just sit around and occasionally churn out completely made-up stuff that a not-insignificant number of people will take totally at face value.”

    https://www.fridayeveryday.com/global-spread-of-fake-china-story-creates-credibility-crisis/


    Now that's hilarious.
    Last edited by sabang; 01-10-2022 at 08:46 AM.

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    Many versions included the information that there was no evidence for the story – but omitted the fact that under the most basic rules of journalism, stories with zero evidence would normally not be considered printable.
    WTF do the chinkies know about the "most basic rules of journalism"?

    They literally lie all the time.


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    First I’ve seen of that story and I read news for hours, but I don’t view whack-job sites where this “story” spread. A non-story.

    As for “rumors” who cares.
    Last edited by misskit; 01-10-2022 at 09:18 AM.

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    It made Newsweek.

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    Yeah. Like this.

    Xi Jinping Trends Online Amid Coup Rumors, Canceled Flights

    Chinese President Xi Jinping became one of the top trending topics on Twitter amid unsubstantiated reports he is under house arrest and that China is in the midst of a military coup.


    Xi and the phrase #ChinaCoup trended on social media after tens of thousands of users spread unconfirmed rumors that the president was detained and overthrown by the China's People's Liberation Army.

    This speculation, which has not been discussed by any reputable sources, arrived as there are hardly any commercial flights flying over the capital of Beijing on Saturday, with unverified reports claiming all trains and buses are also being canceled out of Beijing.


    MORE Xi Jinping Trends Online Amid Coup Rumors, Canceled Flights


    You are a koolaid drinker, sabang.

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    Nope, I am certainly not Falun Gong, and wouldn't run with any of their 'scoops'.

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    Happy National Day.

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    India Today investigated the claims - that the flights were cancelled on September 21 - but it did not find any unnatural drop in the number of flights at any given time. The flight operations also appeared normal over Beijing, where the bulk of the so called military actions were to take place. Not only this, flight activity was also normal on in the following days, on September 22, 23, 34, and 25. There were not even the slightest outliers in the patterns.

    Was there a massive cancellation of flights in China? Here's what we found

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    You are a koolaid drinker, sabang.
    At the forefront of the Three Stooges. A trio of useful idiots on TD who push propaganda, lies and general horseshit.

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    Last edited by bsnub; 01-10-2022 at 12:28 PM.

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    Don't worry, I will let you know if there is a real coup- actual or attempted- in China.

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    I can understand everyones enthusiasm for the topic.

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