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  1. Birdjaguar

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    @Ferocitus Do you have a link to that graphic?
     
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    I’m not sure what it’s meant to prove, anyway—Hong Kong already had the world’s second highest life expectancy in 1995, just trailing Japan.
     
  3. Ferocitus

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    The (non-Commie) link is on the graphic itself.
    https://villeseppala.com
    I think you'll like some other graphics by the same author/artist Ville Seppala.
    It will be interesting to see how GDP figures change as Covid effects fade and/or kick in
    over the next few millenia.
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  4. Ferocitus

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    Bitter bitter :p
    It's a HK thread. I posted something about HK.
    Get over yourself!
     
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    You're right, and I'm sorry.

    While we were talking about human rights abuses, you brought up that social indicator, and I totally lost focus.

    To make amends, I got you a fish to accompany your contribution:

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    So far. Then again, 2019 was before Beijing de facto rescinding HK's status as a legal exception from the overarching Chinese system.

    Henceforth it's really just another largish city in China. Let's see how it all pans out.
     
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    A trojan horse no doubt - as long there's a small minority anywhere in China that remembers the benifits of self-government, the centralised particracy will never be truly secure,

    and they know it all too well I suspect.
     
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    Hey everybody look!
    Look at this modern train, wowza!

    fuxing-train-shanghai-hongqiao-railway-station-768.jpg

    What were we talking about again? Oh, yeah, China can't be a repressive dictatorship because look, train!

    Have you ever been repressed by the Chinese government? No? Then how do you know about it? You're just speculating.
    And do you see any repression in this photo? No? That proves it doesn't exist.

    Train!
     
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    In my 30 years+ of life, I have never seen a single nation, who build an awesome train like that oppressing the Uyghur community, not a single one of them.

    Why should I believe that China is any different? I don't get this. Thank you for informing Ama, beautiful train by the way.
     
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    He would like to thank you for the compliment ;)

    Spoiler :

    itsokay.jpg
     
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  13. Ferocitus

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    UN resolutions on HK failed, but there was a huge success for the non-USA led tribunals against genocide.

    International Tribunal on Human Rights Abuses
    Against Black, Brown, and Indigenous Peoples
    October 23-25, 2021
    New York, NY, Turtle Island, Lenape land, USA

    GUILTY on ALL Counts!
    After hearing from over 30 witnesses and receiving hundreds of documents, the Panel of Jurists found
    the US government and its subdivisions GUILTY of Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations. The
    Executive Summary Verdict which follows is their preliminary report, with a detailed and cited ruling
    to appear in the near future.

    https://www.tribunal2021.com/news

    https://www.tribunal2021.com/panel-of-jurists
     
  14. Ferocitus

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    Of course it could all go to hell in a hand-basket if, or when, the next Covid variants hit.
    But HK and Macau are doing quite well atm.
    But you keep wishing them death and destruction. :)
     
  15. Ferocitus

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    Even better, trains through Xinjiang to Europe!

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    (Not approved by Pompeo/Trump.)
     
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    This disparity is actually quite interesting
     
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    It's really telling that most Muslim nations voted against the US resolutions and Israel didn't support the USA.

    The Uyghur tactic is a busted flush and the anti-China pros are now moving back to safer ground - Tibet. :p
     
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    It's funny that you think there can only be one issue at any one time.

    I have no idea what the US thing is meant to prove. Does the US engage in sinophobia in order to demonise China for the same stuff it perpetrates at home? Yes.

    Does this make all criticism of China made up? Nope. It's on you to actually prove the claims (for which evidence already exists) false, the same as Moriarte.

    It must be so easy, right? Come on. Demonstrate how all the accounts that have come out of the region are fake or otherwise falsified.
     
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  19. Ferocitus

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    Choo choo!
    trainstations.jpeg
     
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    I mean, I'm not from the States :D

    Regardless, I accept you admitting that you don't actually have anything that disproves the evidence of the plight of the Uyghurs in China. It takes character to admit when you're wrong, so well done.
     
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