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2019-03-25 10:05:06 AM  
Splendid you say?

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/now closed theme park in Kissimmee
//place was the tits - I miss it
///actually was subsidized by the Chinese government
 
2019-03-25 10:56:32 AM  
Do they pay better than Soros? I'm willing to switch paid shill gigs but I don't wan to go too cheap.
Also, can I stay positive about the Dalai Lama? He did promise me I'd receive total consciousness on my death bed.
 
2019-03-25 11:06:23 AM  

wademh: Do they pay better than Soros? I'm willing to switch paid shill gigs but I don't wan to go too cheap.
Also, can I stay positive about the Dalai Lama? He did promise me I'd receive total consciousness on my death bed.


Oh, that is such a scam.  How you going to collect if the Lama doesn't come through?
 
2019-03-25 12:01:33 PM  

Diogenes: wademh: Do they pay better than Soros? I'm willing to switch paid shill gigs but I don't wan to go too cheap.
Also, can I stay positive about the Dalai Lama? He did promise me I'd receive total consciousness on my death bed.

Oh, that is such a scam.  How you going to collect if the Lama doesn't come through?


See, that's why I trust the Chinese.  They know what's what.
 
2019-03-25 12:36:18 PM  
The tag says hello?
 
2019-03-25 12:36:33 PM  
Wellllll....at least they aren't Russia.
 
2019-03-25 12:39:31 PM  

puffy999: The tag says hello?


Did someone say goodbye?

/ I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello"
 
2019-03-25 12:39:37 PM  
Good luck with that. You're still the bad guy in our dystopian war movies.
 
2019-03-25 12:41:55 PM  
China, if you are listening, please release all you have on the Trumps.  Our media would reward you greatly. If it's what I think it is, later in the summer of 2020 would be great!
 
2019-03-25 12:42:21 PM  
Who knew besides everyone that our leaders could be bought so easily?
 
2019-03-25 12:42:34 PM  

Sneakernets: Good luck with that. You're still the bad guy in our dystopian war movies.


Don't forget about the out-of-control black-ops organization loosely associated with the Federal Government....
 
2019-03-25 12:46:49 PM  
Did somebody say China?

Donald Trump Says "China"
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2019-03-25 12:57:38 PM  
GYNA

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2019-03-25 12:57:41 PM  
Today's media needs content and they will take it from whomever will provide it.  Especially if the price is right and you can't beat free, or even paid content.
 
2019-03-25 01:01:15 PM  
I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.
 
2019-03-25 01:05:48 PM  

Corn_Fed: I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.


Why?  I was planning to go one day for the food.
 
2019-03-25 01:11:02 PM  
China - keep that authoritarian fascist big brother censorship crap to yourselves. No one needs you exporting that to the rest of the world.
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2019-03-25 01:11:37 PM  
I expect that "China Today" will be about as successful as "Russia Today" was.

Ten years ago Russia Today was paying lots of money for full-page propaganda periodicals inserted into the Washington Post and other quality American newspapers.  They might as well have lit a fire with all that money - all it took was one Sergei Magnitsky and any manufactured goodwill completely evaporated.

However, China has gotten away with a lot without much open censure from governments, especially in Xinjiang.  Also, it's safe to say that Muslim countries don't seem to mind too much what China does to its Muslims, if they need something from China.
 
2019-03-25 01:28:06 PM  
I'm waiting to see what their bible rewrite looks like.
 
2019-03-25 01:43:17 PM  
Just passively watched The Meg last night, and was like, what's with all these pro-China, we work together, propaganda movies getting made?

Bonus: Japanese guy is the first to die.
 
2019-03-25 01:46:41 PM  

Corn_Fed: I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.


I've been all over Asia, including Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, but never mainland China. I'm sure I'll make it there someday. My wife is Japanese, lived in Vietnam, travels everywhere in SE Asia, alone, and is generally fearless, but even she balks at traveling around mainland China.
 
2019-03-25 01:56:44 PM  

born_yesterday: Corn_Fed: I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.

Why?  I was planning to go one day for the food.


China isn't a bad place to travel.  It's relatively cheap (although Beijing and Shanghai are much more expensive) and safe (watch your wallet though - especially in Southern China).

The downside is the language issue and for older travelers and risk averse travelers - frankly I'd recommend just doing am English language tour.  If you can't speak or read, it can be very intimidating dealing with hotels, taxis, and train system.  Also if you are white, expect to get ripped off on a few things.  Since food and other basics are fairly cheap - it's not a big deal, although nobody likes getting ripped off.

In regards to the government, politics and corruption, that has absolutely nothing to do with tourists.
 
2019-03-25 03:08:31 PM  

Sneakernets: Good luck with that. You're still the bad guy in our dystopian war movies.


No they aren't because then they can't be released there
 
2019-03-25 03:09:13 PM  
I have been seeing a lot of Chinese propaganda being pushed without any sort of complaint in a bunch of Esperanto groups I am a member of online (I know, I know, nerds). I feel like China was "testing the waters" with a small, globalist-leaning audience for the last few years using Esperanto (which China has embraced). 


Tibet is apparently a magical place, which has developed economically and socially sense "democratic reform". And the Uygur were all just poor victims of an Islamist plot to destroy their culture, according to smiling interviews with women in white-walled, bare dorms surrounded by wire. I give it a month until the Media starts repeating these interviews and propaganda pieces.
 
2019-03-25 04:54:39 PM  

ModernLuddite: I have been seeing a lot of Chinese propaganda being pushed without any sort of complaint in a bunch of Esperanto groups I am a member of online (I know, I know, nerds). I feel like China was "testing the waters" with a small, globalist-leaning audience for the last few years using Esperanto (which China has embraced). 


Tibet is apparently a magical place, which has developed economically and socially sense "democratic reform". And the Uygur were all just poor victims of an Islamist plot to destroy their culture, according to smiling interviews with women in white-walled, bare dorms surrounded by wire. I give it a month until the Media starts repeating these interviews and propaganda pieces.


CCP propaganda sometimes gets parroted on Fark.  I've seen long time farkers repeat 9 dash line propaganda.  You can also see CCP influence in cinema through self-censorship.  A movie like 7 years in tibet wouldn't get the green lit today for fear of the other studio movies being blacklisted.  Plot elements that are completely unnecessary get inserted in movies like The Arrival and Looper to be better received by CCP censors.  Wang Jianglin of Wanda Dalian invested over a billion into AMC to try and get a greater say over what gets shown.
 
2019-03-25 07:42:00 PM  

Gergesa: ModernLuddite: I have been seeing a lot of Chinese propaganda being pushed without any sort of complaint in a bunch of Esperanto groups I am a member of online (I know, I know, nerds). I feel like China was "testing the waters" with a small, globalist-leaning audience for the last few years using Esperanto (which China has embraced). 


Tibet is apparently a magical place, which has developed economically and socially sense "democratic reform". And the Uygur were all just poor victims of an Islamist plot to destroy their culture, according to smiling interviews with women in white-walled, bare dorms surrounded by wire. I give it a month until the Media starts repeating these interviews and propaganda pieces.

CCP propaganda sometimes gets parroted on Fark.  I've seen long time farkers repeat 9 dash line propaganda.  You can also see CCP influence in cinema through self-censorship.  A movie like 7 years in tibet wouldn't get the green lit today for fear of the other studio movies being blacklisted.  Plot elements that are completely unnecessary get inserted in movies like The Arrival and Looper to be better received by CCP censors.  Wang Jianglin of Wanda Dalian invested over a billion into AMC to try and get a greater say over what gets shown.


plus this kind of stuff
 
2019-03-26 07:49:52 AM  

SirEattonHogg: born_yesterday: Corn_Fed: I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.

Why?  I was planning to go one day for the food.

China isn't a bad place to travel.  It's relatively cheap (although Beijing and Shanghai are much more expensive) and safe (watch your wallet though - especially in Southern China).

The downside is the language issue and for older travelers and risk averse travelers - frankly I'd recommend just doing am English language tour.  If you can't speak or read, it can be very intimidating dealing with hotels, taxis, and train system.  Also if you are white, expect to get ripped off on a few things.  Since food and other basics are fairly cheap - it's not a big deal, although nobody likes getting ripped off.

In regards to the government, politics and corruption, that has absolutely nothing to do with tourists.


Thanks!
 
2019-03-26 08:10:25 AM  

born_yesterday: SirEattonHogg: born_yesterday: Corn_Fed: I've been to China. You couldn't pay me to return. I love to travel, but China is in the "hell no, never again" category.

Why?  I was planning to go one day for the food.

China isn't a bad place to travel.  It's relatively cheap (although Beijing and Shanghai are much more expensive) and safe (watch your wallet though - especially in Southern China).

The downside is the language issue and for older travelers and risk averse travelers - frankly I'd recommend just doing am English language tour.  If you can't speak or read, it can be very intimidating dealing with hotels, taxis, and train system.  Also if you are white, expect to get ripped off on a few things.  Since food and other basics are fairly cheap - it's not a big deal, although nobody likes getting ripped off.

In regards to the government, politics and corruption, that has absolutely nothing to do with tourists.

Thanks!


Enjoy your trip and especially the food.... so much stuff you can't really get back in the States.  If you are into Asian food, you'll enjoy- noodles, buns, seafood (depending on the region), dumplings.  But uh... bring imodium pills just in case ;)
 
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