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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2011, 06:24:35 PM »

The US does the same thing with fucking jet fighter planes and shit instead of housing.

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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2011, 07:25:36 PM »

I thought that was free bombs.

Well... at the very least, bombs given away outnumbers jets given away.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #122 on: July 17, 2011, 02:51:58 AM »

Yeah but we can use jet planes, we just gotta keep finding wars.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #123 on: July 17, 2011, 08:14:29 AM »

We have more bullets than guns.
A military jet plane's most obvious and close-to-only function is to deploy bombs or seeking missiles.

... VTOL shit is pretty cool though.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #124 on: July 17, 2011, 08:31:40 AM »

Let's just skip past the missiles.

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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #125 on: August 09, 2011, 12:39:27 PM »

More on the continuing cyber attacks out of China.

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The vulnerability of corporations to attack stems in part from ignorance, in part from denial. Google executives reportedly believed that the American government monitors this country’s Internet infrastructure the same way it monitors foreign military threats to keep the geographic homeland secure. A former White House official told me, “After Google got hacked, they called the N.S.A. in and said, ‘You were supposed to protect us from this!’ The N.S.A. guys just about fell out of their chairs. They could not believe how naïve the Google guys had been.” (In response to detailed questions regarding Operation Aurora and the company’s response to it, Google declined to comment.)

Scary shit!
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #126 on: August 09, 2011, 07:04:23 PM »

Well, better that they find out now, while things are more or less "peaceful".
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #127 on: August 09, 2011, 09:48:54 PM »

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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2011, 06:32:51 PM »

China airs documentary proving military university is hacking U.S. targets

(Comments suggest the news source isn't impartial, but don't seem to discredit the story as much as blame said source for editorializing it.)
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #129 on: August 23, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »

Huh. They're actually flaunting it.

No Igor Gouzenko moment to be had here, I guess.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #130 on: January 04, 2012, 06:29:26 PM »

Media regulators Tuesday announced a new directive to limit entertainment programs on 34 satellite TV channels and to replace them with "healthy shows," amid debates over moral decline in the country and the need for cultural reforms.

The new rules...are aimed at "preventing excessive entertainment and vulgar content so as to meet the people's demand for more delicate programs."

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"All broadcasting, TV and relevant organizations are not allowed to conduct ratings rankings, and they are forbidden from eliminating or evaluating programs solely based on audience figures," it added.

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The new directive does not give a definition for entertainment shows or to what extent they will be considered excessive, but lists match-making shows, game shows, talk shows, talent shows and reality shows as its primary targets.
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« Reply #131 on: January 04, 2012, 07:47:09 PM »

Hm. May wind up being one of the best ways to actively piss the population off and undermine the authority of the government (in a petty, casual way) I've heard.

Seems like a fair-sized misstep for the Careful Control overlords.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2012, 04:56:36 PM »

An interesting new wrinkle that is probably much more relevant than bizarre Twitter rumours. Anyone been following the minor tug of war between Wang Yang and Bo Xilai?

The white western doofus Coles Notes version is that Wang is the boss in Guangzhou (which is close to Hong Kong) and probably the most open and free mainland territory. Wang has experimented with "okay we're going to open this door just a crack" type stuff and most western observers "like" him as compared to similar bosses. Xilai is a bit of a an old guard throwback to the Mao era, who's become popular by smashing crime rings the old-fashioned way (round up absolutely everybody). He also has a fondness for patriotic songs and Mao-flavoured moralizing, so he's the "Family values" guy. The other side of that coin is that Wang is promoting more privatization and commercial dealing and Xilai stumps for more old-style socialism. But being the conservative guy is a bit different in China after all.

Anyway, there's been some serious weirdness going on with Bo Xilai lately. And it's anyone's guess what the upshot will be.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2012, 11:01:20 AM »

There was a quote from this article on the ongoing efforts to contain a spill of cadmium that I can't really get over:

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Despite what appears to have been a disaster avoided, the episode highlighted China’s continuing struggle against contamination of its waterways. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has acknowledged that half the nation’s rivers and lakes are unfit for human contact, and news reports of chemical and oil spills are commonplace here.

That is insane.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #134 on: February 15, 2012, 11:17:59 AM »

On the lighter side of things: How hard is it to pass the Chinese Drivers' License test?

Those questions!
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #135 on: February 15, 2012, 11:38:30 AM »

More like "THOSE ANSWERS!"

I wonder what the guts of the Chinese prison system look like.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #136 on: February 15, 2012, 02:03:02 PM »

A graveyard.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #137 on: February 15, 2012, 02:10:08 PM »

You did a real good thing, Anthony.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #138 on: March 14, 2012, 07:15:30 PM »

Bo Xilai just got the boot from Chongqing. He may still have a place as a functionary somewhere, but his ascent is almost certainly finished; the paty bosses are making it clear that Xilai'll never make the top leadership now.

There's a hell of an interesting backstory there, I'm sure, but I doubt we'll see much of it.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #139 on: March 17, 2012, 04:46:10 AM »

This is terribly minor and I'm not sure how many of you will get this, but: One of China's new "instant cities" brought on by the real-estate boom was called "Ordos"

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(And if you don't care about ancient video game references, it's also a decent article on the current state of the property bubble in China)
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