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China rejects G7 criticism on human rights

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Because of course they do. Screw the CCP. As the Chief of Staff Leo in The West Wing once said “They are strong, I’m stronger.”

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its a good day when china gets angry about something

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Anyone here expected them to admit anything? Accept any critique whatsoever? Even say, in public, that any policy of theirs that adversely affects others may have been ever so slightly misguided?

Wow, China, you have a problem.

The real world problem: few trust you.

The impact of your government propaganda - as amply shown in brief detailed in this article - will be ignored and thus largely branded ineffective as long as it is not supported by sincere deeds driven by true self-critique and introspection; some deeds, no matter how small, to show that you can play the part of a respectable member of the international community. Something that shows everyone that you are NOT all authoritarian all the time.

Frustrated that you are misunderstood, you grow impatient with your use of soft power, and want to substitute it with hard power. This at the very time that the world is witnessing the largely repressive nature of your political system. Domestically, public protests against your political initiatives are non-existent, as they are suppressed by authoritarian laws. The world views evidence of re-education camps in Xinjiang of between 800,000 and 2,000,000 Muslims, including many thousands of Kazakhs and Kyrgyz. And the world views evidence of the immense suffering of the Uighurs in the hands of the C.C.P, constituting the crime of genocide. And your unrelentingly continuous support of a brutal military government in Myanmar by supplying lethal arms and vetoing any international sanctions?

You persist in facing any adverse press copy or diplomatic initiative with the same tired old rhetoric , 'you lie,' 'you slander,' and (my favorite), 'you should talk.'

And you can still wonder why the world is understandably apprehensive of your motives and still doesn't want to give you that which you desire most? Respect?

Helmsman? Want to be a Legacy Helmsman? For all of the world? You know how.

But no, probably not. Too bad.

By any reasonable standard, by any self-respecting democracy, you are, and will likely continue to be viewed as an undeniable large economic power whose clumsy use of your weight and influence is increasingly seen by others as rather unbalanced. And a growing threat to global peace and prosperity.

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And a growing threat to global peace and prosperity.

Have you seen this article in Guardian?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/05/us-threat-democracy-russia-china-global-poll

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Let’s hope the people of China can see how grotesque the CCP has become and put them for all of our sakes! China is not the issue the sick twisted CCP ARE!

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a growing threat to global peace and prosperity.

This will be part of the annual Democracy Perception Index (DPI), still under embargo until next week's Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021. (Proprietary property, don't you know). I've seen the one released last June (compiled in 2019) though:

54 countries surveyed, representing 75% of the world’s population, 79% of people said democracy was important for them to have in their country, ranging from 92% in Greece to 55% in Iran. However, only half of the global population surveyed thinks their country is currently democratic, ranging from 78% in Switzerland to 20% in Venezuela. Even across the countries that are officially considered democratic by the Freedom House, only 55% of the population (on average) perceives their country as democratic today.

U.S. didn't fare well that year, either: The countries where people think that the US has had the most negative impact on democracy around the world are: Austria (66% negative), Germany (62%), Denmark (59%), Switzerland (58%) and Canada (58%). But neither did banks and social media. Go figure.

Note: Their surveys are conducted entirely online through internet-connected devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers. China wasn't mentioned anywhere in the poll last year (no word on whether the poll made it through their Internet censorship), so let's wait and see if they slipped into this years poll.

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GdTokyoToday  06:53 am JST

Because of course they do. Screw the CCP. As the Chief of Staff Leo in The West Wing once said “They are strong, I’m stronger.”

Oh did somebody hurt Xi's feelings? Suck it up, cupcake. Truth hurts. Wah!

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The countries where people think that the US has had the most negative impact on democracy around the world are: Austria (66% negative), Germany (62%), Denmark (59%), Switzerland (58%) and Canada (58%)

No wonder China dismisses anything that G7 says about democracy in other countries..

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G7 is like a 4th grade bully in the playground who get a bloody nose from a 3rd grade girl.

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How can China deny it when those g7 diplomats themselves actually went to the uyghur regions and saw it with their own eyes.

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Xi is just unbelievable!

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Well at least the mighty G7 “tried”.

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Well at least the mighty G7 “tried”.

Right! It should have implemented punitive sanctions or authorized bombings of Chinese cities. Weak sauce, G7.

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China rejects G7 criticism on human rights

Well, CCP China is on the UN human rights council, so they must be right.

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Well, CCP China is on the UN human rights council, so they must be right.

Totally! Because that’s how reality works.

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China versus the World. The CCP's actions and policies are inconguous with the peacefil law based order that the international community strives for. Whatever happens, they asked for it.

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One more thing to ponder on the perception index is that social media, journalists and social media which are perceived generally poorly towards a negative impact on democracy, are also the forums and medium that allow opinions by ordinary people to be shared on a global basis. Like here. Ironic.

Ever spent time at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park? There are a few others around the surrounding metro area as well. I understand that Sydney has their own version as well. You should try one some day. It is not always pretty to watch and listen to, but then, again, democracy is frequently like that.

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