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  #2759886 14-Aug-2021 02:25
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  #2760005 14-Aug-2021 15:57
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I was wondering who would run this Youtube Channel, as it's sure to ire the Chinese.

It's the religious cult / sect "Falun Gong"

They are pseudo-science anti-vaxxers.

So just be aware they are biased against China and vaccines in general.

China's biggest shipping port struck by virus; Quarantined mom begs for food for her child


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Yeh, one does have to look at inherent biases of sources, fortunately there are multiple sources for indications of SARS-Cov2 in China.
Of course looking at CCP controlled news where its a serious offence to question official numbers.
They are not going to speculate on how many zeros you should add to official China statistics.

 

It was distressing to see that a number of HK activists have gone down the whole Trumpy line as rest of world was seeming not to care.
Trump of course never cared, and sells everyone out.  I understood why though.

 

ADVChina, serpentza, laowhy86 youtube channels are more grounded.
While they might bring up the LAB thing.
Having worked teaching English to doctors ( One married a doctor ).
Experienced very lax procedures in big city hospitals in their 10Y or so in China.
We had the guy doing supposed anti AIDS genetic engineering on Humans.
Their confidence in a BSL4 lab in same environment, but really its in the environment so much anyway, we just lack field testing.

 

Supply chain is not looking good as China revs up for western Xmas production season.

 

China partly shuts port after virus case
‘SYSTEM DISRUPTION’: An extended closure at Ningbo could have ‘far-reaching downstream consequences,’ as holiday shopping seasons approach, an analyst said
https://taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2021/08/13/2003762502

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All inbound and outbound container services at Meishan terminal in the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan were halted until further notice due to a “system disruption,” according to a statement on the port’s electronic data platform.
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Ningbo: Global supply fears as China partly shuts major port
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58196477

 

Nanjing: Concerns in China grow as Delta outbreak spreads
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58052894




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The 5 Most Illegal Things I Did in China

  1. Staying with a friend overnight without registering with the local police.

  2. Driving a motorcycle

  3. Watching pornography

  4. Seeing a doctor without a ticket

  5. Stay in hotels

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This stuff is pretty borderline esp if without evidence but it's in the herald and some of the funding and research support (scientists) did actually came from the US so it's not all made up either. Could easily put it under a USA wants to be lovable thread.

Read at your peril.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/covid-19-wuhan-scientists-planned-to-release-coronaviruses-into-cave-bats-18-months-before-outbreak/FNOF4GO4NULPSWUYW3DLMKFYVM/




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Yeh you need a virologist who works in BSL labs doing experiments to put this in context.

 

Take this example, to do experiments in mice to solve human disease problems.
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 In 2017, Portuguese researchers created a chimera virus, a mouse virus with a human viral gene, which enables them to investigate new ways to treat cancer caused by human herpes virus infection. The team found out that when the cancer-causing virus loses a protein, called LANA, it also loses its ability to cause cancer.
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You might say don't go near the bats don't disturb them, but then we would know much less and be blindsided even more.

 

Situation in China was already difficult, open scientific study is not so possible in a closed political environment.
Now due to China stopping access have no idea what's going on in bat populations in China. 
Sampling Cane Rats, Civets, and Racoon Dogs and other China bush meat zip... nada... nothing...

 

I doubt that scientists sampling bat and bush meat populations are popular anywhere, but it least its possible.
Only across the border in Cambodia, where a 92.6% nucleotide identity with SARS-CoV-2 has just been found.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.26.428212v1

 

Ignorance is bliss , but then its not.

 

I skipped a bit of context in the article so we have some expert advice proposals were going too far.
Yeh if studies are done in a Politically open environment then oversight can happen, but China its a problem.




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  #2796163 16-Oct-2021 10:11
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I hate to use the "evil" moniker, but China's "Social Credit System" qualifies. is a dystopian government coercion.

If you just want to meat, jump to the 7 minute mark.

How Does China's Social Credit System Work?


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Some truly disturbing figures about the difference between China's rich coastal regions (comparable to Japan and Korea) and the interior (comparable to Sudan and Yemen), and how it explains a lot of China's attitude towards its regions.

 





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Apparently CCP does not want to be loveable to Corgis.

 

Giving animals rights to humane treatment or at least death would put them ahead of people ?

 

Chinese anti-pandemic workers club corgi to death, triggering online backlash
Local authorities claim killing was ‘harmless disposal’
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4345515

 

 


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ezbee: Giving animals rights to humane treatment or at least death would put them ahead of people ?

I think it's nothing like that. Legislation has been introduced into the people's congress a couple of times and has not progressed much there. On the plus side China no longer requires animal testing for some cosmetic products.

You'll note the article states the response worker was reprimanded and reassigned. This could indicate a change in process going forward.

Imo many countries now in EU only implemented this kind of legislation as a requirement of EU membership. Other countries around the world it's patchy too. It is good to progress this kind of legislation as it benefits human health and well being through better farming practice and hygiene.


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Well she won't be consulting a human rights lawyer. 

 

China crackdown on rights lawyers ‘shocking’: Rights expert
Rights activists and their lawyers continue to be charged, detained, disappeared and tortured according to UN special rapporteur on situation of human rights defenders.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/16/china-crackdown-on-rights-lawyers-shocking-un-expert

 

Xi: China Must Never Adopt Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, or Judicial Independence
The Chinese president calls for strengthening the Communist Party’s leadership over law in China.
https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/xi-china-must-never-adopt-constitutionalism-separation-of-powers-or-judicial-independence/

 

Its pretty much a safe bet that our present extradition to China case is going to continue to go nowhere.
Given increasing ability of of potential deportee to show a fair trial, as we would define it as impossible.


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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: China’s silence on nuclear arms buildup fuels speculation on motives

The US Defense Department released a report this month that spotlights the Chinese military’s rapid nuclear modernization efforts.

The report follows news earlier this year that China constructed potential intercontinental ballistic missile silos and tested an orbital hypersonic missile system.

China has also been at work strengthening its nuclear triad capability of land, sea, and air missiles. And the country is reportedly experimenting with new and perhaps exotic delivery technologies, while possibly shifting toward a launch on warning posture.

World citizens who want to understand the security implications and prospects for future arms control cooperation with China must first try to understand the military rationale behind its nuclear expansion.

Chinese decision makers have never elaborated in public about speeding up China’s traditionally modest nuclear modernization program.
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