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  • Way to go Yao

    'nuff said'

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/1114309908

    Aldo

  • #2
    Is he a U.S citizen? If he's not and he's a citizen of China then who cares as long as he doesn’t start waving the red flag at NBA games. If he’s a U.S citizen then he should refuse the award. I don't get to upset over most things but when comes to communism nothing pisses me off more then someone supporting that sick, warped, evil, way of life.

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    • #3
      ...that sick, warped, evil, way of life.

      Some very harsh words, eh?
      Will F.
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      • #4
        well i guess its an honor for him. He better step it up in the playoffs though.
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        • #5
          So what if he accepts the award, he is Chinese and his country wants to honor him, nothing wrong with that. I hope he accepts it.

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          • #6
            Communism?

            Im sure when his million something pay a year gets nocked down to the level of everyone else, he wont be mad at all.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by FrontierFlyer
            Communism?

            Im sure when his million something pay a year gets nocked down to the level of everyone else, he wont be mad at all.
            Oh please, don't be so ignorant. Do you think that's how things work in China? Communism exists in China only in the fact that the government is not elected, and that they have complete control.

            As an everyday joe, you can't even tell. Having lived there for 6 years, and repeatedly visited the contry, being there is just like being in any Western nation. Not everyone makes the same amount of money. And you don't get shot for saying bad stuff about the government. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the all-too-common anti-China image portrayed in the Western world is rather inaccurate.
            Will F.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by Crazy764
              Sorry to burst your bubble, but the all-too-common anti-China image portrayed in the Western world is rather inaccurate.
              So I guess their deplorable human rights record is inaccurate as well? Lets just look at some of China's lighter human rights violations shall we..?

              1. Restrictions on Independent Organizing and demonstration.

              2. Restrictions on Free Speech and the Media.

              3. Suppression of Religious Freedom.

              4. Lack of Judicial Independence and Due Process.

              5. Last but not least Tibet.

              So lets stop sugar coating how wonderful and similar Chinese society is to the west because its not. China is still very much a closed society ruled by a totalitarian regime with aggressive tendencies to its people.

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              • #9
                I agree that China still has a lot to catch up in terms of rights and freedom, but I think what Will was trying to say is that the "average Joe" especially in urban areas live and work similarly to most western countries, that is, emphasis on economy, trade, making money, consumerism etc. Like I said, they still have some catching up, but it's no longer that "Comrades" stuff

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by tommyalf
                  So I guess their deplorable human rights record is inaccurate as well? Lets just look at some of China's lighter human rights violations shall we..?

                  1. Restrictions on Independent Organizing and demonstration.

                  2. Restrictions on Free Speech and the Media.

                  3. Suppression of Religious Freedom.

                  4. Lack of Judicial Independence and Due Process.

                  5. Last but not least Tibet.

                  So lets stop sugar coating how wonderful and similar Chinese society is to the west because its not. China is still very much a closed society ruled by a totalitarian regime with aggressive tendencies to its people.
                  Yeah...people are getting dragged off the street left, right, and centre and being tortured to death. Very much like Iraq. Uh huh...

                  Keep telling yourself that. OR...go to China and take a look.

                  Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
                  I agree that China still has a lot to catch up in terms of rights and freedom, but I think what Will was trying to say is that the "average Joe" especially in urban areas live and work similarly to most western countries, that is, emphasis on economy, trade, making money, consumerism etc. Like I said, they still have some catching up, but it's no longer that "Comrades" stuff
                  Bingo!
                  Will F.
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                  • #11
                    Wow he didn't close the thread!
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                    • #12
                      Crazy764 is right. China is probely the most Democratic communist nation ever. It is not even considered communist by my teacher. If it was communist would the US trade with it and stuff?

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by expoITHscohen
                        If it was communist would the US trade with it and stuff?
                        Yes.

                        Well, unless China liked being a third world country.

                        Besides, who cares who you are trading with if you can make a quick buck?

                        And your teacher is wrong. No denying that China is communist, just not to the extent of the former USSR. Probably more like Vietnam than anything else.
                        Last edited by herpa2003; 2005-05-03, 02:15. Reason: clarification
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                        • #14
                          He did say it is classified as a communist country but doesn't act like one. Also I am sure we could make millions off of Cuba.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by expoITHscohen
                            He did say it is classified as a communist country but doesn't act like one. Also I am sure we could make millions off of Cuba.
                            This is the double standard no one will ever understand...

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