Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   US State Department funding bill amendment would rename DC street for prominent jailed Chinese dissident. Guess whose embassy is on that street?   (bbc.com) divider line 22
    More: Amusing, Chinese embassy, Chinese, United States, Andrei Sakharov, sensationalism  
•       •       •

4712 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jun 2014 at 8:51 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2014-06-25 09:00:24 PM  
5 votes:
US Embassy,
Edward Snowden St,
Beijing, CH
2014-06-25 06:28:29 PM  
5 votes:
Regardless of how you feel about China's human rights record, what does this really accomplish? If you want to antagonize another major world power and major trading partner, then you should at least get something out of it. This gets the US absolutely nothing.
2014-06-25 09:00:29 PM  
3 votes:
China should name a street "Edward Snowden".
2014-06-25 07:12:32 PM  
3 votes:
Not so original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_sands#Reactions

In Tehran, Iran, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr sent a message of condolence to the Sands family. The government renamed Winston Churchill Boulevard, the location of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tehran, to Bobby Sands Street, prompting the embassy to move its entrance door to Ferdowsi Avenue to avoid using Bobby Sands Street on its letterhead.
2014-06-25 09:32:14 PM  
2 votes:
Was hoping for Ai Wei Way
2014-06-25 09:15:34 PM  
2 votes:

skinink: Farxist Marxist: US Embassy,
Edward Snowden St,
Beijing, CH

US Embassy
Lee Harvey Oswald Avenue
Guangzhou, China


Somehow, Lee Harvey Oswald Drive has a better ring to it.
2014-06-25 09:01:09 PM  
2 votes:
damn you Farxist!
2014-06-25 08:32:53 PM  
2 votes:

RexTalionis: Regardless of how you feel about China's human rights record, what does this really accomplish? If you want to antagonize another major world power and major trading partner, then you should at least get something out of it. This gets the US absolutely nothing.


Well, I was going to mention in this thread that St. George's Place in Glasgow apparently contributed to the downfall of apartheid. The South African Consulate was there, so they renamed it Nelson Mandela Place.

Sid_6.7: Not so original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_sands#Reactions

In Tehran, Iran, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr sent a message of condolence to the Sands family. The government renamed Winston Churchill Boulevard, the location of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tehran, to Bobby Sands Street, prompting the embassy to move its entrance door to Ferdowsi Avenue to avoid using Bobby Sands Street on its letterhead.


But it seems that this is a common tactic in diplomatic dick-waving.
2014-06-26 01:15:36 PM  
1 votes:
Gee, I wonder what party would stupid enough to propose such an amendment.  Oh right.  The one that thinks we are never involved in enough wars.
2014-06-25 11:16:48 PM  
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_sands#Reactions


Interesting. I don't speak Irish but his last name in Gaelic, Seachnasaigh. Does that mean what I think it means? "Saxon"?

Because that would be pretty funny.
2014-06-25 10:05:20 PM  
1 votes:

Danger Avoid Death: drjekel_mrhyde: They should name all their jails after American serial killers

I'd enjoy that just to hear the Chinese try to pronounce Richard Ramirez (Lichard Lamilez?) or Henry Lee Lucas (Henly Ree Rucas?), just to name a couple.


The 'r' sound exists in Chinese, you hick.
2014-06-25 09:49:42 PM  
1 votes:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Passive Aggressive foreign policy.

Thanks Obama!

I'm sure you're aware that the exact same thing happened to the Soviet embassy during the Reagan administration.
2014-06-25 09:48:57 PM  
1 votes:
If you really want to piss them off, send a couple monitoring vessels up next to that new oil platform.
2014-06-25 09:33:45 PM  
1 votes:
RexTalionis:   Regardless of how you feel about China's human rights record, what does this really accomplish? If you want to antagonize another major world power and major trading partner, then you should at least get something out of it. This gets the US absolutely nothing.


As much as I dislike Beijing, THIS I agree with.  It smacks of being so ineffectual to influence China, one resorts to pathetic childish ways to annoy them.  Which wouldn't annoy me at all if I was an embassy official - although I'd definitely protest about how the Americans are being "provocative".

Now what I thought was funny and very irritating to China was appointing Gary Locke as ambassador.  A guy who looks like them but is probably even more American than me and speaks worse Mandarin than me (which is an accomplishment - mine is utterly pathetic).
2014-06-25 09:17:51 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, with the Nobel committee citing his fight for "a more open and democratic China" for more than two decades.

I wonder what such an advocate for democracy would make of D.C.'s plantationhood.  D.C.'s home rule is compromised to the point where Congress, in which D.C. has no voting members, can change the names of the fricking streets.  Fark the CCP.  But also fark Congressional Republicans for turning their backs on the bedrock principle of democracy (representative government) out of pure partisanship, if not outright racism.
2014-06-25 09:10:23 PM  
1 votes:

Farxist Marxist: US Embassy,
Edward Snowden St,
Beijing, CH


US Embassy
Lee Harvey Oswald Avenue
Guangzhou, China
2014-06-25 09:06:39 PM  
1 votes:
fc08.deviantart.net
2014-06-25 09:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
Seems pretty lame for the State Dept.
2014-06-25 09:02:51 PM  
1 votes:

j_moriarty: damn you Farxist!


LOL!!!
2014-06-25 08:59:01 PM  
1 votes:
name it Tibet Street
2014-06-25 08:56:02 PM  
1 votes:

ElLoco: fark 'em if they can't take a joke.


You say that now, but just you wait, they'll buy a water purification plant near the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in retaliation.
2014-06-25 08:52:03 PM  
1 votes:

iron de havilland: But it seems that this is a common tactic in diplomatic dick-waving.


Yes, but it was the fact that they renamed the street named for Churchill that I find particularly amusing.

/and Thatcher can burn in hell
 
Displayed 22 of 22 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report