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Old 12-30-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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How China’s Rulers Control Society: Opportunity, Nationalism, Fear

For years, many Western analysts believed the Chinese people, having endured decades of hardship under Mao, would tolerate one-party rule in exchange for rising incomes and more social freedom until the day — or so the argument went — that a newly prosperous nation would demand political freedoms, too.

Instead, the opposite has happened.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...s-control.html
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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I am in BKK for NYE...my only criteria for tonight is that I am not going to a place with Mainland Chinese.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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China will need to go through another violent civil war before social justice, and humanitarian rule takes over, and let China finally join modern 1st world.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:37 PM
 
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So those scholars keep failing to understand Chinese people? Maybe studying harder will help.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:38 PM
 
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I am in BKK for NYE...my only criteria for tonight is that I am not going to a place with Mainland Chinese.
Because you don't speak Chinese and they don't speak good English?
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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China will need to go through another violent civil war before social justice, and humanitarian rule takes over, and let China finally join modern 1st world.
There have been more than a few cases where violent civil war did not result in social justice and humanitarian rule and where mostly nonviolent actions have resulted in such.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:53 AM
 
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Because you don't speak Chinese and they don't speak good English?
No, because they are inconsiderate, loud, have bad breath, and would drink donkey urine if told it was imported from America or Germany.

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia entirely different story.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:01 AM
 
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No, because they are inconsiderate, loud, have bad breath, and would drink donkey urine if told it was imported from America or Germany.

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia entirely different story.
Far from true. It's not like you are the only one who traveled abroad.

And you want to celebrate NYE out but in a quiet place without loud people? How special you are.
I'm sure white people and Hong Kongers etc just quietly pray at 12am.

People drinking American/Germany beer also bothers you? I see you are hard to please now.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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There have been more than a few cases where violent civil war did not result in social justice and humanitarian rule and where mostly nonviolent actions have resulted in such.
Doesnt mean it wont happen though. Maybe it wont be the direct cause, but still take place before any changes are made.

What non violent action has resulted in such?
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:02 PM
 
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just the opposite. mainland chinese are the most civilized compared to those from other parts of world

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No, because they are inconsiderate, loud, have bad breath, and would drink donkey urine if told it was imported from America or Germany.

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia entirely different story.
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