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    It's nice how China's military lines up so evenly for everything.

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    In my opinion, they can organize her visit in the close room, then post the video of the visit couple of days afterwards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    Behold, my field of "fucks given," and it is barren...

    US has stupid military recruiting videos as well...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyXIIk8wvno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinnie Jax:
    In my opinion, they can organize her visit in the close room, then post the video of the visit couple of days afterwards.
    I suspect this is what will happen and China gets to say "fake news" and gets their win for local consumption.
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    Came into work, announced that Pelosi is REALLY coming today, OMG China!

    Reaction from my (mostly) Taiwanese colleagues...crickets chirping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinnie Jax:
    In my opinion, they can organize her visit in the close room, then post the video of the visit couple of days afterwards.
    I doubt there's very much that happens behind closed doors in Taiwan that Beijing isn't aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    I asked my Chinese teacher this morning about Nancy Pelosi, she had to look up the trip. Apparently Taiwan has not been officially informed she is even coming, zero fucks given. Business as usual. And she is pretty politically tuned in...
    You do realise that Taiwan is deliberately remaining silent with minimal local press coverage because they are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. Not because zero fucks given, but they are simply paralyzed. Behind the scenes is a different story with preparations for a possible Chinese invasion, yesterday calling back all military officers from leave.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/n...3090e526bd0ab1

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    Come on Bro Xi

    Your manhood is being threatened

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    You do realise that Taiwan is deliberately remaining silent with minimal local press coverage because they are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. Not because zero fucks given, but they are simply paralyzed. Behind the scenes is a different story with preparations for a possible Chinese invasion, yesterday calling back all military officers from leave.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/n...3090e526bd0ab1
    Taiwan just wants to be low-key and maintain the status quo- so many, many polls have shown that. So they just roll with the punches. You grow weary of constant threats as during the Cold War with Russia. And that was the threat of mutually assured destruction, which is a greater threat than just being taken over by your neighbor. So, yes, they will make some show of being militarily ready because...yeah, that's what you do, heaven knows the US was good at that during the Cold War, even convinced me to join the fight against the Evil Empire. But the average "man on the street" absolutely zero fucks given. China invades, doesn't invade, there is nothing the average Taiwanese can do about it, they are totally tired of hearing this their entire life. Not to mention doing a short stint in the military...
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