worth asking for curiosity.. when you say speak openly, what category of statements were you thinking of?
This is what I mean by everyone is a expert in their own right because they are only comfortable operating within comforts of their own limit - which is the only way it should be. I would never but I don't know if others might already be feeling too hairy to reply. That's not because I think I'm willing to risk it more, hell no. It's just if no one actually mentioned NSL or to keep it down "in case", I would be discussing freely this nsl trial like I'm abt the tickets giveaway. Worrying abt getting raided is the last thing on my mind because I have never known China or HK to apply it like this. And by that I mean nobody here is actually discussing with any other purpose, it is for intellectual debate and mental sparring. To my knowledge, authorities have never clamped down on this before..
Yes in theory they can do because they are a fascist state but the chinese psyche to me is nothing but unchanging and predictable to a T. Actually that is their damn problem, can't seem to change. So there is really a bigger divide here than anyone cares to admit. For those like me very comfortable in their understanding of NSL to discuss and debate at their own risk, this is not looked upon favorably at all not for site safety but I think because they think it just makes them look bad in some way.