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    Am under time constraints but the thread title is self explanatory. I'm hoping for a thread where the creeping acceptance of China as a benevolent influence on world affairs is challenged. The projected surface image may be shiny but scratch beneath it and deeply sinister strains of state repression are easily discernible. What is as disconcerting is the pass given to China by our liberal media.As just one example-imagine the epidemic of outrage that would have occurred if Trump had pulled a similar stunt with America's Muslim population as the link presented below.Where's Bob Geldof when he's needed? Something is up people!!
    One million Chinese people 'move into Muslim homes to report on Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs' | The Independent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagmore View Post
    Am under time constraints but the thread title is self explanatory. I'm hoping for a thread where the creeping acceptance of China as a benevolent influence on world affairs is challenged. The projected surface image may be shiny but scratch beneath it and deeply sinister strains of state repression are easily discernible. What is as disconcerting is the pass given to China by our liberal media.As just one example-imagine the epidemic of outrage that would have occurred if Trump had pulled a similar stunt with America's Muslim population as the link presented below.Where's Bob Geldof when he's needed? Something is up people!!
    One million Chinese people 'move into Muslim homes to report on Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs' | The Independent
    China is well on the way to replacing the US as the worlds superpower and everyone wants a piece of that action.

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    "One former inmate claimed Muslim inmates were forced to eat pork and drink alcohol."

    Reminds me of the treatment of the Jews and Moslems by the Spanish after the conquest of Andalusia.

    Also....

    China's hidden camps - BBC News
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    One thing that unites pretty much all sides is the worlds common aversion to extremist Islam.
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    I see some posts have been removed. Comparison in forms of manipulation, observation, spying and control in the west and in China doesn't seem to have met with moderator approval.

    The answer to the OPs question of course is that China is the emergent superpower. They've been given no more or less a pass than any other superpower of the past.

    And the US was not only given a pass but allowed to beam unmitigated propaganda about its society for decades by the media.

    There's no real difference in global realpolitik between the US, Russia or China. And the Mainstream News in the west will do what its advertisers want, just as quickly as an administrator in the Chinese state civil service will do exactly what the Politburo wants in Beijing.

    Who knows with Russia? It is the same as the US, a mix of criminal cartels and investment banks. So there again it is whatever the corporate culture wants.

    I guess the message is never mind the media. It is predominantly a sort of parasitical servant anyway to one interest or another so whether that is the US, Russia, China or whoever doesn't really matter.
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    Why were posts removed?

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    Access to markets and money. China is an anti-democratic totalitarian dictatorship. Blame neoliberal policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Why were posts removed?
    Indeed - its a Chinese Puzzle wrapped up in a inscrutable mystery...


    Or Orders from our real Masters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Swan View Post
    Access to markets and money. China is an anti-democratic totalitarian dictatorship. Blame neoliberal policies.
    China has actually become rather good at neoliberal policies. They certainly have a sophisticated understanding of what large cash reserves can buy you (re the new Silk Road project).

    It is a very interesting stage economically in China. Technically they are still a communist state with centralised control but I would not make the mistake of assuming they don't understand the free market system. They are using it well enough as far as I can see.

    And they maintain direct intervention as a possibility to cool it off were it needs to be cooled off- which is a mistake the west made in allowing unregulated capitalism to run amok.

    Wouldn't it be something of an irony if it turned out the most efficient model of controlled endeavour in the form of capitalism was finally cracked by what is politically a socialist system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Why were posts removed?
    I posted a few posts pointing out that western systems get a hell of a pass in terms of social control methods and that the Chinese were at least honest about what they are doing.

    From memory one post contained a line about Sky and Virgin in the west and the likelihood of them planning TV packages (with a lot of data capture from new HD TVs humming away in the background and packaging that data back to HQ where they sell/share it with retail organisations and 'public organisations'). I referred to the distraction package for a certain social demographic as the 'A55hole' package, to demonstrate the sort of soft manipulation through consumer packaging in the west.

    Whereas the Chinese at least send a spy with a gun in his baggage. It is the difference between direct and indirect manipulation.

    This post will probably disappear as well under the DacencyRegime(c).
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