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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fuzzz, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Fuzzz

    Fuzzz you

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    Lately I see more and more negative threads against the People's Republic of China.
    The following are examples from threads which were visited and had at least one reply today (June 21st).

    *Toothpaste From China Containing Harmful Chemical
    *China beats US at pollution.
    *To arms! China is plotting against us!

    I wonder if there's a reason for this. Is there a massive anti-China media propaganda going on in some of the US's media (read: FOX, CNN, other American right-winged media)?
     
  2. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    No its because the peoples republic of China is evil. To arms all americans. FIght for your country.
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Or maybe it's because China is a real threat? You know, I really love it how everyone chokes things like this up to "the US propaganda machine," it makes me laugh on the outside, but cry on the inside, because there are people out there who really believe that kind of crap.
     
  4. Masquerouge

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    I'd say that because China is becoming a bigger and bigger player on the world scene.

    Well that's true. And when you factor in the major screw-up on pet food that killed hundreds of pets, and the SNAFU about the medicines that killed hundreds of people in South America, I think there is a legitimate concern about the lack of regulation and control over Chinese exports.

    That's also a fact, and one that does not come as a big surprise, since that was known for quite some time. You're bound to pollute a lot with over 1 billion people, especially if you're trying to reach Western standards of living.

    Now THAT's propaganda :)



    Not massive. As I pointed out, only 1 out of the 3 threads you quoted seems to be "propaganda" (and I use quotes).

    But who wouldn't be concerned about losing their #1 position?
     
  5. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff Supporter

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    That had me on the floor with laughter!

    Encore! Encore!

    :)
     
  6. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff Supporter

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    And the reason there is so much anti-PRC propaganda is that the US empire
    knows it's grip is slipping, and warning the West not to trade with the reds.

    As if the regime in China is really communist in all but name.
    The same way the USA is not about liberty, bar the name.

    EDITED!

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  7. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I think it's healthy to be concerned about the growing influence of China on the world stage, both economically and politically. But I do share your anxiety over the evolution of this concern into outright paranoia...
     
  8. Ramius75

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    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

    Its a normal response to be weary of the threats they cannot understand or truly fear.

    The same thing happened to Japan 20 years ago when their corporations was found to be buying large pieces of USA and suddenly, all the evil Japanese Yakuzas, wrestler, gangster movies all starting to appear. But when there is a larger threat, Japan once again becomes a friend and trusted allies, forgetting the events that happened 20 or 50 years ago.

    Likewise when Bush first becoming the president and calling China a strategic competitor but after 9/11. They found that they need china support and it suddenly became Strategic partner.
     
  9. Swedishguy

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    Surely you must mean the other way around, no?
     
  10. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    Give me an eff'ing break.
     
  11. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff Supporter

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    OK, you can have a five-minute coffee break, no more than that!

    :)

    The charge I lay there is not really just for the USA, but all so-called democracies.
    All we do is elect our arrogant dictatorships, China merely skips that part.

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  12. Swedishguy

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    :confused: What you really said was that the Us is all about liberty in everything except name.
     
  13. WillJ

    WillJ Coolness Connoisseur

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    When he has 25,000 posts, he's bound to make a verbal goof now and then. ;)
     
  14. DNK

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    Edit: I'm blind apparently.
     
  15. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    I don't like sleazy governments nor people. Right now, China has plenty of both. (A preemptive so does America too, thanks for reminding everyone).

    I would show a slight distaste more for China because of recent news mainly.
     
  16. useless

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    and you've never considered your country's evil?
     
  17. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan The Ruler of Cattle

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    they use lead based paint on our toys too. It was on the noghtly news a couple of days ago. =) And quit complaining about nothing, because I have to deal with that crap from most of my friends. Ahh the joy of loving your country...what happened to thee? *sigh*
     
  18. CurtSibling

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    Aha! Enemy Ace brain malfunction!

    That should have read the USA is not about liberty.

    And to be fair the UK and Europe are not different, not wishing to single our the Yanks on this one.

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  19. joycem10

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    When they mess with Thomas the Tank Engine I start to get pissed. My kids should be able to gnaw on Percy, Gordon and James with the expectation that he is eating latex based paint not lead based paint.
     
  20. CartesianFart

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    Let me ask you somethin:D -Is there any positive thread that anyone can make on the behalf of the People's Republic of China?;)
     

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