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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18540 on: 11 June, 2021, 11:50:19 AM »
Might have been this one in the Independent? It is a horrible read.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tiananmen-square-massacre-death-toll-secret-cable-british-ambassador-1989-alan-donald-a8126461.html

I've met people from China who literally don't believe this happened.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18541 on: 11 June, 2021, 12:02:36 PM »
Yeah. That's the one. It might have been a different article, but using the same ambassador's account.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18542 on: 11 June, 2021, 03:43:58 PM »
Might have been this one in the Independent? It is a horrible read.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tiananmen-square-massacre-death-toll-secret-cable-british-ambassador-1989-alan-donald-a8126461.html

I've met people from China who literally don't believe this happened.

Me too.  I lived a few minutes' walk from Tiananmen Square when I was in China - For all its giant screens showing Chinese society in all its glory, it's a miserable, concrete waste of space where a nice green park would be a lot nicer.  Or even proper housing for the people who live in the nearby slum streets.

One local IT guy I taught asked me in a conspiratorial voice if I'd heard about the massacre.  While I told him I had, I didn't have the heart to tell him that pretty much everyone outside China had heard of it.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18543 on: 13 June, 2021, 08:22:02 PM »
Merkel turning up to G7 in a Red Shirt cosplay might have been a poor call.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18544 on: 23 June, 2021, 07:22:12 AM »

A message to the PM, MPs send No.10 the Balfour Project call for the strict application of international law, including via the ICC, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18545 on: 23 June, 2021, 01:55:08 PM »
Well, the US can take all its bragging rights about freedom and democracy and stick them up its flabby great arse.

Obviously it's no major surprise, but any attempts to prevent the less popular party stopping people voting against it have failed. When only the right people are allowed to vote in certain states, those states aren't really small-D democratic states at all, are they?
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