Dissent and Democratic Reform in China

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    For some reason after Obama came in and did the same thing as Bush, I'm not too hopeful of anything changing because the Chinese are changing guard!
     
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    You seem to be tangled up in a cobweb of stress and forgetfulness.

    It's high time for you to go for the http://www.politicalforum.com/humor-satire/276288-dolphin-stress-test.html.

    There you may see two Tibetans leaping out of a sea of fire, COB of the Web!
     
  3. waltky

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    Granny says dey better move it outta the way or some big ol' truck'll come along an' smash it to smithereens...
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    Home in Middle of Chinese Highway a Symbol of Resistance
    November 23, 2012 — In the middle of an eastern Chinese city's new main road, rising incongruously from a huge circle in the freshly laid pavement, is a five-story row house with ragged edges. This is the home of the duck farmer who said "no."
     
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    Grandpa says dey better move it outta the way or the "sharp, aggressive, Sha chi quality energy" comes along an' smash it to smithereens... :bump:

    Excerpts from http://ezinearticles.com/?Can-a-Feng-Shui-Road-Location-Have-Bad-Energy?&id=2796513

    "The placement of the property in relation to the road is one thing that you have to look into. The road in front of your house should not be directly heading to the path of your house. You should also avoid purchasing properties which are near a dead-end or a middle of a cul-de-sac, which is a bad Feng Shui road location. Bad energy will be invited into your property around these types of settings. This is based on the assumption that the energies around your house might be stagnant because there is no space to move around. The energies should be free-flowing and in order to do that, there must be enough space to move around. Stagnation will make any energy go bad."

    If the house could stand there securely for 100 years, it would certainly become the Eighth Wonder of the World. Then the state must buy it over and change it into a "Museum of Anti-Feng Shui" as it would have refuted all the theories of traditional Feng Shui. By that time, the building would worth more than what the owner had claimed because it would become a hot tourist attraction with tourist dollars instead of the "sharp, aggressive, Sha chi quality energy" flowing into the building.

    Why is a T-Junction House Considered Bad Feng Shui?
    http://fengshui.about.com/od/realestatefengshui/f/feng-shui-t-junction-house.htm

    Bad Feng Shui Energies - Sha Chi and Si Chi
    http://fengshui.about.com/od/glossaryofterms/g/shachi.htm
     
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    Academic call for reform yanked from internet by Chinese censors...
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    Academics warn of ‘violent revolution’ without reform
    Tue, Jan 01, 2013 - WAKE-UP CALL: A group of 73 Chinese academics began to circulate the letter last month on the Internet, but now all references to it in media reports have been removed
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    Most Chinese say country not ‘world power’ yet: poll
    Tue, Jan 01, 2013 - More than 80 percent of Chinese say they do not yet see their country as a “world power,” a newspaper poll published yesterday showed.
     
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    But wouldn't it be a conservative website if it asks leaders to follow the constitution...
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    China closes liberal Web site after call for political change
    Sat, Jan 05, 2013 - A liberal Chinese journal had its Web site shut down yesterday, it said, after it urged the country’s Communist leaders — who regularly promise reform — to follow the constitution.
     
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    A step in the right direction?...
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    China Says It Will Overhaul Sprawling System of Re-education Through Labor
    January 7, 2013 — China will start overhauling its draconian system of re-education through labor in the coming year, according to the state news media, signaling the incoming leadership’s determination to alter one of the government’s more widely despised cudgels for punishing petty criminals, religious dissidents, petitioners and other perceived social irritants.
     
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    Southern Weekly protests settled
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    Management, reporters defuse China censorship spat
    Jan 9,`13 -- Communist Party-backed management and rebellious staff at an influential weekly newspaper stepped back Wednesday from a contentious standoff over censorship that spilled over to the wider public and turned into an unexpected test of the new Chinese leadership's tolerance for political reform.
     
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    Chinese hold woman in detention in mortuary for three years...
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    China detains woman at disused mortuary for three years
    25 January 2013 - A Chinese woman who petitioned the authorities over the treatment of her husband at a labour camp has been detained at a disused mortuary for the past three years, state media report.
     
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    Water pollution protestors plead guilty to fomenting a riot...
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    China says 14 guilty of pollution protest violence
    Jan 31,`13 -- Fourteen people pleaded guilty to encouraging a riot in eastern China last year in which the local Communist Party chief was stripped half-naked in a mass protest that ultimately forced the local government to scrap a wastewater treatment project.
     
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    Mebbe dey could petition England to take `em back as a colony again?...
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    Colonial flags fly again as anger grows in Hong Kong over erosion of freedom
    Sun, Feb 03, 2013 - CONTROVERSIAL SYMBOL: Protesters said use of the UK flag did not indicate a desire to restore colonial rule, but is aimed at China’s authoritarian rule of Hong Kong
     
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    I never knew that.
     
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    Granny hopin' dey don't nationalize dat rickshaw company she got stock in...
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    China’s reforms at a critical junction
    Tue, Dec 31, 2013 - As China celebrated the 120th anniversary of former leader Mao Zedong’s birth, there has been much discussion about his legacy in the early 21st century.
     
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    The more things change - the more they remain the same...
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    25 Years After Tiananmen Massacre, China Still Won't Tolerate Dissent
    May 22, 2014 -- “The more things change in China, the more they stay the same," Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said in his opening statement at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing held on Capitol Hill Tuesday to mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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    Chinese President in Veiled Warning to the US: Don’t Try to ‘Monopolize Regional Affairs’
    May 22, 2014 – Buoyed by the signing of a massive deal to buy Russian natural gas for the next 30 years, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for a new security framework for Asia, in a speech which Chinese state media said contained veiled warnings to the United States.
     
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    Grandpa hopin' Granny in America could take over dat rickshaw company she got stock in before dey nationalize it ...
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    The more things change - the more they remain the same...as stated in the Book of Heaven.
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    Well, Obama seems to know the Kazakh proverb better. Apparently, he is ready to "blow out another's oil lamp" anytime. Not only is he clean-shaven, his hair is short.


    Eight Photos of Obama Looking Fascinated by Kids' Science Projects
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/pict...-fascinated-by-kids-science-projects-20140527

    P.S. I wonder whether there was any kids' science project for him to blow out an oil lamp at the White House Science Fair.
     
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    Good to see China timely release of activists rounded up before Tiananmen Square anniversary...
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    China Begins Releasing Dissidents Following Tiananmen Anniversary
    June 05, 2014 ~ China has begun releasing activists it rounded up before Wednesday's 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
     
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    China gettin' ready to stifle dissent...
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    Armored Chinese vehicles cause alarm in Hong Kong
    Sat, Aug 30, 2014 - Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm yesterday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed traveling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of “military might” ahead of expected protests.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dey want dey's MTV...
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    Hong Kong democracy is China’s nightmare
    Mon, Sep 01, 2014 - Hong Kong is now facing a series of governance crises: a stagnant economy, an incompetent government void of any legitimacy, its marginalization by the fast-growing cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and persistent tensions with China over universal suffrage in elections for the territory’s chief executive and legislators.
     
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    possum wonderin' if ever'body kung-fu fightin'?...
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    Hong Kong Pro-democracy protestors in for long haul
    Sun, Oct 12, 2014 - Hundreds of student activists camped at major protest sites in Hong Kong last night as the territory’s democracy movement sought to regather momentum after the government called off talks with its leaders aimed at defusing unrest in the global financial hub.
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    World watches Beijing in Hong Kong
    Tue, Oct 07, 2014 - BIG BROTHER: The means of surveillance have been turned on the CCP by the international media, and its reaction is being scrutinized in Lhasa, Urumqi and Taipei
     
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    China crackin' down on corruption...
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    Study: Chinese anti-corruption cases quadruple in two years
    Over the last two years, probes have targeted local governments and state-run enterprises. The latest round of investigations have focused on financial institutions.
     
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    Striking miners held large banners demanding back pay...
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    Coal miners’ strike in northern China turns violent: report
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - ’ON MY KNEES’: In video footage, dozens of police cars can be seen lining the streets, and protesters complained of violence by authorities
     
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    China crackin' down on free speech...
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    China’s crackdown on free speech sparking growing dissent
    Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016 - A member of China’s top political advisory body calling for free speech. An employee at the state-run Xinhua news service publicly decrying the “massive” suppression of online expression. The granddaughter of a famous Chinese military general openly calling for democracy. A Communist-controlled news site publishing a letter demanding the resignation of President Xi Jinping.
     

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