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The Chinese are Monsters

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by deevah, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  2. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    1. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May fired her defense secretary, Gavin Williamson, over his role in a leak of secret information regarding the role of China's Huawei in building out British 5G networks. The intrigue.
  3. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    World shrugs as China locks up 1 million Muslims
    Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

    China has detained an estimated 1 to 2 million Uighur Muslims (pronounced WEE-guhr), and millions more live one step away from detention under the watchful eye of the Chinese Communist Party, Axios World editor David Lawler reports.

    • Why it matters: It has been two years since the internment camps came to light internationally, and a series of reports from the region of Xinjiang have made vivid the scale of the abuses. Yet foreign governments and corporations are content to pretend it isn’t happening.
    "If ... any other country in the world was found to be detaining over 1 million Muslims of a certain ethnicity, you can bet we’d be seeing an international outcry,” says Sophie Richardson, China director for Human Rights Watch.

    • "There has been this almost childlike hope that as China gets wealthier and more secure, it would" adapt to international norms, Richardson says.
    • Instead, China is using its economic clout and influence at the UN to undermine those norms.
    China has long waged a campaign of "assimilation and cultural destruction" in Xinjiang. But under President Xi Jinping it has dramatically escalated.

    • China used to deny the camps existed; it now claims they're voluntary and designed to root out extremism.
  4. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Tuesday is a big day for the world
    Photo Jeff Widener/AP
    Tomorrow and Tuesday mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed.

    • Commemorations of the event are banned in mainland China, and those who merely discuss it are often punished by authorities.(AP)
    Why it matters: The Chinese government still suppresses talk of Tiananmen Square because it recognizes that even police states can be vulnerable.

    • What to watch for: Will citizens in Beijing find a way to call attention to the anniversary, and how will the government react?
    In the photo above, an unknown Chinese man became known as "tank man" after standing alone to block a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.

    Backstory: Early on June 5, 1989, AP photographer Jeff Widener, who had been smuggled into the Beijing Hotel by an American college exchange student, heard approaching tanks and rushed to his sixth-floor balcony.

    • "I started to take a photograph and a guy walks out with shopping bags and I'm thinking to myself, 'you know this guy's going to mess up my photograph,'" Widener told AP for an anniversary story.
    • What happened next: "The man moved at least twice to block the tanks and climbed on the turret of one to converse with a crew member. Eventually, he was whisked from the scene by two men in blue, whose identities, like that of the man himself, have never been revealed."
    Below, Taiwanese take selfies yesterday with an inflatable "tank man" erected by an artist in Liberty Square, at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

    Photo: Chiang Ying-ying/AP
  5. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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  10. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Chrétien is floating the idea of cancelling Meng Wanzhou’s extradition proceedings

    Sources say the former Liberal prime minister has discussed a proposal that would see the Justice Minister use his legal authority to stop the U.S. extradition as a way to help free two Canadians jailed in China. (for subscribers)

    Chrétien, who last week offered to serve as Canada’s special envoy to assist with the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, has talked with business executives about the plan that was first raised by a University of British Columbia professor.

    China has said that Meng, the CFO of Huawei, would need to be returned home if Canada wants to unfreeze diplomatic relations.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to ask forU.S. President Donald Trump’s help in putting pressure on China to free Kovrig and Spavor. The two leaders will meet at the White House next week, ahead of the G20 summit in Japan where Trudeau is hoping to sit down with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  11. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    ^(so basically Kovrig & Spavor are spies)

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