What was that the HK government was saying about passing the extradition bill to satisfy the Financial Action Task Force again?
Dhalsim vs. Chun Li
Itâ€™s MMA fighters, which is surprising, because...
.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 â€œone of Chinaâ€™s great inventions,â€ and hailed traditional martial arts as an important tool to spread Chinese influence to the world. A month before Xuâ€™s fight with Wei Lei, China nominated tai chi to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
In that context, Xuâ€™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 itâ€™s not surprising that, for Xu, the official backlash came as quickly as the fame
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 cityâ€™s stability and prosperity. But Xu, once again, refused to toe the line.
Itâ€™s sad what they do to people who tell the truth.On YouTube, Xu defended the city: â€œHong Kong is the world's top free-trading port. Hong Kong has Asiaâ€™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.â€
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 â€œrelated departments,â€ to identify the officials. The term is sometimes used to refer to law enforcement in China.
â€œThey can go after me however they want. But by coming to my home, they were threatening me through my family,â€ he said months after the visit.
It's all very well criticizing China, but don't forget....
If USA can do it...
Apparenty their neighbours also did this...
Oh and don't forget about your cousins down under....
Last edited by ArrynField; 29-06-2020 at 04:14 PM.