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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I was almost lynched on some social site for saying they should do away with the pledge of allegiance and to get the national flag out of all classrooms. Perhaps replace the PoA with a few minutes of social studies about the different cultures and races in the country.
    My father strode into my elementary school's principal's office and informed him that I was no longer to be forced to face the flag and recite the pledge of allegiance, nor sing the star spangled banner.

    After that day I got to leave for school ten minutes later. Bonus.

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    Cool.

    Myself and 2 mates got out of RS (Religious Studies) from the first year of high school.


    Oddly enough it wasn't really based on studying and learning about the different past/present religions of the world, but about how one single book from one single religion is completely factual and that's all that needs to be studied for years and years, and believed as... well.... gospel.


    Funny that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    If you want to make money from Chinese fans you have to consider Chinese feelings.”

    Jesus is that country populated by 1.3 billion 2 year olds?
    Over the years I have met a lot of mainland Chinese people. I don't really recognise this whinging pettiness amongst the mainly middle class people I know. Most are like people everywhere, just trying to get on with their lives. I suspect this netizen whining is coming from a fairly narrow group of vocal idiots and is not truly representative of the feelings of the majority.
    That said, there is a serious issue with what history the Chinese are taught in school. I have been lectured twice in almost exactly the same language about the looting of the Summer Palace and how that will not be forgotten and how, now that China is getting stronger, they will have their revenge. Both times that word revenge was used. These were different social occasions and the similarity of the language makes me think it came from school. I pointed out that the UK has fought two world wars since the Summer Palace incident in 1900 and that after a hundred years we could probably kiss and make up, but they were having none of it.
    Which is food for thought.

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    China threatens countermeasures following Huawei decision

    The Swedish decision to port Chinese Huawei and ZTE from Sweden's 5G network could have consequences for Swedish companies in China, warns Zhao Lijian, spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry.

    - Sweden should take an objective attitude and deal with its wrong decision to avoid negative consequences for Swedish companies in China, he says at a press conference in Beijing, according to the news agency Reuters.

    The statement is made since the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) on Tuesday closed the door for products from Chinese Huawei and ZTE in Swedish 5G networks.

    According to PTS, which made the decision in consultation with Säpo and the Swedish Armed Forces, products from Huawei and ZTE may not be used in new installation and new implementation of central functions for radio use in the affected frequency bands.

    Potential 5G operators also have a little over four years to remove existing equipment from the Chinese telecom manufacturers, the authority adds.

    The decision has been made by PTS ahead of the auction of Swedish 5G frequencies, which will take place in three weeks. (TT)
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    deal with its wrong decision

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    I noticed that too, very harsh words .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Sweden should take an objective attitude and deal with its wrong decision
    First thing that stood out from an otherwise usual piece of sabre rattling out of China.

    Luckily the world has China to decide what is right and wrong.

    China is a bit like Karen in that they start fights with everyone and then wonder why no one likes them

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I visited the war museum the last time I was in Seoul. They do an excellent job of paying tribute to the allied soldiers that lost their lives fighting off the disgusting chinky hordes.

    I'm surprised the chinkies are up in arms really, they should be hanging their heads in shame and shutting the fuck up. Look at the shithole they left in the shape of North Korea.

    China shares a fucking border with Korea. As does Russia. Tell me. Were they supposed to let the American swine waltz right up to their territorial border ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    China shares a fucking border with Korea. As does Russia. Tell me. Were they supposed to let the American swine waltz right up to their territorial border ?
    Can you ever make any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    If you want to make money from Chinese fans you have to consider Chinese feelings.”

    Jesus is that country populated by 1.3 billion 2 year olds?

    China still thinks its living in a time when countries treated each other as competitors but with respect. On the diplomatic level, the US and the USSR treated each other with respect.

    But today, everyone seems to think that sovereigns should talk to each other like 14 year olds. What a fucking joke. No more high diplomatic standards are respect between nations. No, lets have nuclear powers scream at each other like 14 year olds.

    Just another degradation of the post monarchy world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Can you ever make any sense?

    Do you ever answer a fucking question ? No. You dont.

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    Majority of South Korean's say they are specifically from SK, and not just Korea. NK is like a totally different country to them obviously.

    China has no reason to get in a dither because China helped NK during the Korean war and not South Koreans/US. China just wants the fanfare without good reason. The boy band is doing better than any band outside of SK and China is jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    China still thinks its living in a time when countries treated each other as competitors but with respect
    Good lord, you're an imbecile


    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Do you ever answer a fucking question ? No. You dont.
    You do quite well on your own . . . asking and answering your own questions - you clearly don't learn much that way

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    Abstinence is the best protection

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    Well done Sweden.

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