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(Al Jazeera)   The war between China and Australia heats up on Twitter, as military analysts predict a winter counteroffensive on TikTok to breach the Facebook Maginot line with the loser being forced to retreat to MySpace   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-11-30 2:32:34 PM  
The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.
 
2020-11-30 7:43:02 PM  
It's serious business in China, anyway.  Buzzfeed has a story today, interviewing people who've been in Chinese detainment camps.  One of them was in there for using WhatsApp.
 
2020-11-30 8:17:36 PM  
*topples Risk board, storms out of room*
 
2020-11-30 9:07:19 PM  
I know this game.  Let me play!

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2020-11-30 9:07:42 PM  

ZAZ: The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.


So what are your thoughts on "re-education" camps?
 
2020-11-30 9:08:08 PM  
Both sides would be wise to come to agreement before the kpop fans get involved.
 
2020-11-30 9:13:48 PM  
Wow. Talk about blatantly fake! I mean, seriously, they have the Australian soldier standing on top of an Australian flag and an oversized jigsaw puzzle.

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2020-11-30 9:18:07 PM  
Australia will be spending scouts via the yahoo and Bing fields, mostly abandoned since the Google takeover. Unfortunately, Parlor is expected to lunch a strike at both parties any moment.
 
2020-11-30 9:28:46 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: ZAZ: The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.

So what are your thoughts on "re-education" camps?


I'm not sure. Could you educate me?
 
2020-11-30 9:34:33 PM  
Hell, just flood every Chinese IP with DDOS attacks.  Turnabout is fair play, especially given how Beijing throws a martyred hissy-fit every time some other countries dares to mildly criticise it.
 
2020-11-30 9:38:29 PM  
If you're in a diplomatic spat with farking Australia... the problem is you.
 
2020-11-30 9:42:58 PM  
China is a piece of shiat.
 
2020-11-30 9:44:54 PM  
China does such a great job of pissing away any goodwill they have. Just an unlikeable country.
 
2020-11-30 9:48:23 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: ZAZ: The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.

So what are your thoughts on "re-education" camps?


Why don't you share yours first , I mean, you brought them up after all. Bring it.

Narrator " he will not bring anything but whataboutisms and bullcrap "
 
2020-11-30 9:50:59 PM  
Hope this doesn't turn into a meat grindr
 
2020-11-30 9:57:54 PM  

Naido: It's serious business in China, anyway.  Buzzfeed has a story today, interviewing people who've been in Chinese detainment camps.  One of them was in there for using WhatsApp.


there's a documentary on Roku showing how the China government is fond of rounding up citizens, accusing them of crimes and executing them in short time. they also have Government representatives go live with Muslim families for extended periods, questioning them daily. At the least provocation family and relatives are rounded up and send to 'reeducation' camps. The government considers Muslims to be terrorist threats.

it's overdue to write political representatives and have the China government situation corrected. the next time they release a pox on the world it will probably be perfected, and we'll all wind up dead or permanently affected. China government has well proven they are perfectly unwilling to play in the sand box with anyone else. To allow them to continue on and be a threat to mankind is unacceptable. Wise citizens will urge their elected officials to make consideration and do what is necessary to end the threat to our lives.
 
2020-11-30 10:08:23 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: ZAZ: The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.

So what are your thoughts on "re-education" camps?


What's the best way to help de radicalize a segment of a population?
 
2020-11-30 10:21:04 PM  

justinguarini4ever: China does such a great job of pissing away any goodwill they have. Just an unlikeable country.


Sounds familiar, actually.
 
2020-11-30 10:32:58 PM  

justinguarini4ever: China does such a great job of pissing away any goodwill they have. Just an unlikeable country.


It's odd as almost every Chinese person I have met has been so warm, welcoming and funny to hang out with.  Of course that's here in this country and just the ones that escaped China and moved. So that's something I guess.
 
Oak [BareFark]
2020-11-30 10:45:33 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: *topples Risk board, storms out of room*


Ukraine is weak
 
2020-11-30 10:51:59 PM  
Aussies should fax them a pic of a buck-toothed Chinese soldier, from one of the USA's WW2 pamphlets.
 
2020-11-30 11:15:28 PM  
Obviously, things like this should be more multilateral. One of the things the world is going to miss about the US is that multilateral actions could be arranged and coordinated through the US, or delegated and supported.

Now what is going to happen is that Australia gets pulled into something by Twitter too quickly to arrange something of a wider policy with Canada, Japan, or even Iran, India, etc.

This probably will not work out well for China OR Australia because there is no effective way of reaching an agreement or figuring the diplomatic damage. You will have minorities in each nation stirring things up more and more.

If the US does not come back online, there is going to have to be something done systemically to coordinate multilateral efforts, or they will become consistently ineffective and frustrating.
 
2020-11-30 11:29:48 PM  

GranoblasticMan: justinguarini4ever: China does such a great job of pissing away any goodwill they have. Just an unlikeable country.

Sounds familiar, actually.


Australia hates China for their freedoms!
 
2020-12-01 1:43:13 AM  
The bastards are destroying Yarra Valley wine because it was supposedly poisoned.  That is only wine that was still owned by the Aussies already on docks in China.  If it had been paid for, it wasn't poisoned.  Don't sell anything to the mainland that isn't paid for before it leaves your factory.

I've recently been very vocal that I will not be buying anything made in China to retailers.  We are in the middle of a trade war and I am not going to be supporting someone who is actively trying to screw me over.  I haven't bought anything more than $50 that was made in China all year.
 
2020-12-01 2:38:18 AM  

Intrepid00: Sean VasDeferens: ZAZ: The real news is, a government official causing outrage on Twitter isn't Donald Trump.  Also, watch out for a surprise attack through WeChat.

So what are your thoughts on "re-education" camps?

I'm not sure. Could you educate me?


Again?
 
2020-12-01 3:59:57 AM  

DON.MAC: The bastards are destroying Yarra Valley wine because it was supposedly poisoned.  That is only wine that was still owned by the Aussies already on docks in China.  If it had been paid for, it wasn't poisoned.  Don't sell anything to the mainland that isn't paid for before it leaves your factory.

I've recently been very vocal that I will not be buying anything made in China to retailers.  We are in the middle of a trade war and I am not going to be supporting someone who is actively trying to screw me over.  I haven't bought anything more than $50 that was made in China all year.


So you haven't bought anything?

Seriously, everything is made in China.  (I did once find some t-shirts made in Bangladesh.)

/fark China
//put them on ignore
 
2020-12-01 4:11:09 AM  
This is just China's MO, they play nice with you initially and wait until your markets are dependent on China purchasing a huge chunk of all exports. When China has you over a barrel, China's got you in the perfect position for them to fark you in the ass, which is what they'll do.

It was always a trap and Australia stupidly wandered right into it.

We should have diversified our export markets a long time back, unfortunately we'll just have to do it now, while under pressure, which is suboptimal.
 
2020-12-01 4:12:25 AM  

Nidiot: DON.MAC: The bastards are destroying Yarra Valley wine because it was supposedly poisoned.  That is only wine that was still owned by the Aussies already on docks in China.  If it had been paid for, it wasn't poisoned.  Don't sell anything to the mainland that isn't paid for before it leaves your factory.

I've recently been very vocal that I will not be buying anything made in China to retailers.  We are in the middle of a trade war and I am not going to be supporting someone who is actively trying to screw me over.  I haven't bought anything more than $50 that was made in China all year.

So you haven't bought anything?

Seriously, everything is made in China.  (I did once find some t-shirts made in Bangladesh.)

/fark China
//put them on ignore


It went to three tire shops and only one wasn't  cooperative.  None of the new computer gear at work is made in China except the AMD processors and a demo firewall.  If we pick the firewall, they have a part number for the ones made in Japan or Mexico. Most of the high tech stuff I buy like monitors are made in South Korea or Taiwan. It can be done but you have to read labels.

Even the cheap disposable face masks I bought were made locally.
 
2020-12-01 5:09:55 AM  
1. only moron's would take that picture as being a factual depiction of events, it's a political editorial pic / meme(sad one)

2. the issue is about Australia being ok with their soldiers Doing war crimes.

3. lol Guess China hurt the feelings of the Australian people and should shut up about it and not speak out on human rights when it's in another country (the more Australia cry's about it the more hypocrite they look to the chinese population )
 
2020-12-01 6:27:51 AM  

bluewave69: 1. only moron's would take that picture as being a factual depiction of events, it's a political editorial pic / meme(sad one)

2. the issue is about Australia being ok with their soldiers Doing war crimes.

3. lol Guess China hurt the feelings of the Australian people and should shut up about it and not speak out on human rights when it's in another country (the more Australia cry's about it the more hypocrite they look to the chinese population )


Not sure how serious you are, this is just the latest in a seemingly endless ongoing saga of China having a hissy fit, which began about the time Australia suggested that the origin of the covid-19 outbreak in China should be independently investigated.

If you lived in Australia you'd be be pretty tired of hearing which of our exports they are rejecting this week, or how they are placing 200% tariff increases on our wines etc. China doesn't care at all about human rights or our soldiers committing war crimes. They are just acting like pricks because they can. They think they are better than everyone, and they want us to show proper supplication, by getting down on our knees and kissing their ass.
 
2020-12-01 7:56:38 AM  
idk i think it's more about equal treatment. Exemple: china own low single digits of Australian corporations while the U.S own more Australian corporations then Australian does , yet all the actions seem to be targeted toward china (no just in that field)

media is owned by brits (murdoch) etc etc

so kinda weird that the average Australian seem concerned about kow towing to china since in the meanwhile they are on their knees going balls deeps on the U.S c*ck.

if it wasn't for the China boom in the last 30 years we would be talking about Australia in the same line as South-Africa and Argentina. so idk i get Canada sticking to the u.s like a poodle because our economy depends on them (*sigh* diversification never went anywhere) but Australia seem in a fight to make sure it goes into depression. as far i can see what china want is just for Australia to be neutral (aka don't start/join anti china containment drive, dont put pressure on their companies to have to go thru hoops that companies from other countries don't etc )
 
2020-12-01 8:41:30 AM  
Oh shhh dumb propaganda is dumb propaganda.  Trying to compare apples and oranges, Dictatorships and Free Countries.
 
2020-12-01 1:03:18 PM  
"The Chinese government should be utterly ashamed of this post.

As if the Chinese government even understands shame.
 
2020-12-01 5:03:32 PM  

stuffy: "The Chinese government should be utterly ashamed of this post.

As if the Chinese government even understands shame.


They get it, but unless yoh are the right kind of Chinese it doesn't matter what you think.
 
2020-12-01 7:31:01 PM  

bluewave69: idk i think it's more about equal treatment. Exemple: china own low single digits of Australian corporations while the U.S own more Australian corporations then Australian does , yet all the actions seem to be targeted toward china (no just in that field)

media is owned by brits (murdoch) etc etc

so kinda weird that the average Australian seem concerned about kow towing to china since in the meanwhile they are on their knees going balls deeps on the U.S c*ck.

if it wasn't for the China boom in the last 30 years we would be talking about Australia in the same line as South-Africa and Argentina. so idk i get Canada sticking to the u.s like a poodle because our economy depends on them (*sigh* diversification never went anywhere) but Australia seem in a fight to make sure it goes into depression. as far i can see what china want is just for Australia to be neutral (aka don't start/join anti china containment drive, dont put pressure on their companies to have to go thru hoops that companies from other countries don't etc )


Clearly you are a Chinese bot or something. China does not want neutral, it want special treatment. Have you even seen the list of demands it made of Australia? Including us using Huawei to build our 5G network (oh yeah they promise not to use it for espionage, very funny). How about we get to decide who dies that and they stfu.
 
2020-12-01 9:57:19 PM  

bluewave69: if it wasn't for the China boom in the last 30 years we would be talking about Australia in the same line as South-Africa and Argentina.


That is BS.  The average victorian family is better off by about $45,000 over their lifetime because of coal and iron exports to China.  The average Victorian family will now be $330,000 worse off because of the belts and roads loans for massively overpriced infrastructure.  That doesn't include the massive increase in real estate costs and university education.
 
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