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    These Chinese officials must be quaking in their boots....
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    https://www.sarawakreport.org/2020/0...wer-over-1mdb/

    https://www.sarawakreport.org/2020/0...ole-for-china/

    What was that the HK government was saying about passing the extradition bill to satisfy the Financial Action Task Force again?

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    Tai Chi trainers probably to keep in line with Xi's promotion of traditional Chinese hogwash
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    Hahaha

    Dhalsim vs. Chun Li

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    amp.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3090840/china-recruits-mma-fighters-tibet-border-militia

    It’s MMA fighters, which is surprising, because...

    amp.inkstonenews.com/society/chinas-mma-fighter-xu-xiaodong-fight-survival/article/3047417

    But in China, martial arts like tai chi are not just a form of exercise. They are an integral part of an ancient, rich culture that prizes respect for established norms and ways of doing things.


    Over the years, Chinese lawmakers have repeatedly praised tai chi and kung fu as “one of China’s great inventions,” and hailed traditional martial arts as an important tool to spread Chinese influence to the world. A month before Xu’s fight with Wei Lei, China nominated tai chi to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.


    In that context, Xu’s challenge was seen by many as an affront to both tai chi, one of the most popular martial arts styles practiced in the country, and traditional Chinese culture. Perhaps it’s not surprising that, for Xu, the official backlash came as quickly as the fame
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    Just for added colour.

    When Xu made his first YouTube appearance in August 2019, he chose to tackle the most controversial topic of the day: anti-government protests in Hong Kong, which had begun two months earlier and continue to this day.


    In mainland China, the protesters had been largely portrayed by state media as rioters and separatists intent on destroying the city’s stability and prosperity. But Xu, once again, refused to toe the line.

    On YouTube, Xu defended the city: “Hong Kong is the world's top free-trading port. Hong Kong has Asia’s finest universities. It's also a place of wealth. I don't like to see, nor do I believe, that there would be that many rioters.”


    Shortly after that live stream, Xu was awakened by knocks on the door of his Beijing apartment. His young daughter opened the door to two uniformed Chinese officials.


    Xu, who refused to give more detail, used a vague Chinese term, the “related departments,” to identify the officials. The term is sometimes used to refer to law enforcement in China.


    “They can go after me however they want. But by coming to my home, they were threatening me through my family,” he said months after the visit.

    It’s sad what they do to people who tell the truth.

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    It's all very well criticizing China, but don't forget....

    If USA can do it...

    https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/543.html

    https://time.com/5737080/native-amer...ation-history/

    Apparenty their neighbours also did this...

    https://newint.org/features/2018/11/...digenous-women

    Oh and don't forget about your cousins down under....

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2003-12-...consent/101008

    Last edited by ArrynField; 29-06-2020 at 04:14 PM.

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