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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    The BBC write a lot of bollocks but as I said outside China very few are going to see it that way.

    Anyway this should be about humanity not which country "wins". The fact that countries and people see it as winning or losing against other countries is so sad and why the earth is as fucked up as it is
    I completely agree, sad but true.

    If Taiwan was not so concerned about 'losing' they would have accepted the vaccines already and be getting their people protected

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Well I agree, but it's clearly a propaganda victory for the mainland and no wonder they are milking it!
    Can you explain how you have measured this victory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    I completely agree, sad but true.

    If China was not so concerned about 'losing' they would have allow the vaccines already order to be delivered and be getting their people protected
    Or conversely
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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    As the accusations fly, some residents are taking up Beijing’s offer anyway, by travelling to the Chinese mainland to get a jab. But a travel agent arranging those trips says most who go have a mainland connection, and it could be too costly otherwise.
    One difference (of many) between China and Taiwan. In Taiwan there is open criticism of the government's handing of the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    One difference (of many) between China and Taiwan. In Taiwan there is open criticism of the government's handing of the situation.
    I'm not sure that this is a difference? When people thought the government in China was covering it up, there was a lot of criticism, internally and abroad.

    Since then, for the most part, people in China have been very, very happy with how their country has handled the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    These poor sods don't realize they'll have to re-jabbed again in Taiwan/elsewhere sooner or later with an actual effective vaccine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Since then, for the most part, people in China have been very, very happy with how their country has handled the situation.
    That's the point exactly as they are being kept in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    I'm not sure that this is a difference? When people thought the government in China was covering it up, there was a lot of criticism, internally and abroad.

    Since then, for the most part, people in China have been very, very happy with how their country has handled the situation.
    Same as the people in Hong Kong. Just read all the newspapers - everyone is very happy with the government right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    Same as the people in Hong Kong. Just read all the newspapers - everyone is very happy with the government right?
    Some are, some are not - but I don't really see what Hong Kong's happiness has to do with Taiwan failing to procure sufficient vaccines (...even HK managed this, despite what people say about the competence of the govt here)