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      02-14-2019, 12:32 PM   #243
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I wonder how they got the Swedish ambassador to China to agree to come meet Ms Gui? Seems very fishy... maybe they coerced the ambassador or used some kind of blackmail.

Here's her account of the meeting:
https://medium.com/@angela_62804/dam...t-1a09ba853018

Very weird meeting with two "business people" who were trying to "help".
Yeah - so the Swedes can be a bit more slimy when it comes to politics than many think. I am honestly not that surprised. I am sure that the ChiCom's said that they would offer some profitable contracts to Sweden should they help out on this small little matter. Or something of the like.
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Yeah - so the Swedes can be a bit more slimy when it comes to politics than many think. I am honestly not that surprised. I am sure that the ChiCom's said that they would offer some profitable contracts to Sweden should they help out on this small little matter. Or something of the like.
We should get Lisbeth Salander, to meet with the swedish envoy, privately, and get to the bottom of this?





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We should get Lisbeth Salander, to meet with the swedish envoy, privately, and get to the bottom of this?





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I feel like there should be a movie about that....
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I feel like there should be a movie about that....
Brown Chicken, Brown Cow...

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Damn. If you read that whole story in detail, it looks like it comes right from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel.

That is some serious shit.

All five members of the book store get abducted by Chinese Intelligence officials while outside of the country of China? Looks like one was abducted while on vacation in Thailand.

Then they are charged with various treason charges, all of which carry the death penalty?

Holy crap. The fact that China is 'collecting' these people outside of mainland China and violating international sovereignty is probably the biggest concern I have. Can you imagine walking through Boise, Idaho minding your own business when a truck pulls over and you are kidnapped and whisked away to China?

Screw that.
Plus on top of that you wake up and your organs have been 'donated' to the Party

https://www.theepochtimes.com/prison...s_2801108.html
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Plus on top of that you wake up and your organs have been 'donated' to the Party

https://www.theepochtimes.com/prison...s_2801108.html
Damn.....
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An interesting read....

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47265411
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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated - BBC https://reut.rs/2GQcMhx
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Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: sources https://reut.rs/2GOtgqz
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While China and Russia were modernizing their militaries, Obama was adding more welfare programs.
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China and their Orwellian wanna be government is a severe threat to democracy and freedom. Our shortcomings are nothing compared to theirs. But many of written off western democracy in the past. And they've always been wrong.
Interesting when Democracy and Freedom are all of the sudden important
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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated - BBC https://reut.rs/2GQcMhx
He is right, there was a particular group of people behind all of this for a particular reason.
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Interesting when Democracy and Freedom are all of the sudden important
Context? What's sudden?
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Context? What's sudden?
Do you support Democracy and Freedom for all countries and states around the world
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Do you support Democracy and Freedom for all countries and states around the world
Sure, even in the gaza strip.

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Sure, even in the gaza strip.

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What about Israel then?
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What about Israel then?
You start spouting off here a little while ago, with no context or sourcing.

Do you have a point? If so, make it.
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An interesting read....

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47265411
It's too bad that the more moderate and progressive members of the CCP are censored and removed from power. If more of them able to sway the party, we would not have Xi Jingping today.

In the article it mentions how Li Rui's magazine was taken over in 2016 after Xi Jingping rose to power.
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Are they finally waking up?

Europe intensifies diplomacy to shield against Chinese power https://reut.rs/2NyGXeH
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The crackdown and massacre was 30 years ago today.
you probably cry today?
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