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Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

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No surprise here, surely. They know which side their bread is buttered. China is an important market for them, a few misplaced words and they are banned from entering and playing in China. Needs must when the devil drives....

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They know not to cut off the hand that feeds them.

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Mouthpieces for the CCP. Surprised? Not me.

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Ever considered they may believe in what they say? I'm not saying I agree with them, but strange as it may seem, some people do agree with China

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They wear GUCCI and live on their knees.

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Dasai!

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CHINESE K-Pop stars? That is actually a thing?

Man, these china people can't seem to come up with anything original. Even their pop stars are rip-offs of other people's cultures.

I support the Hong Kong police," she wrote on her Weibo account. "You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong."

What a shame you are chinese government puppet.

Freedom for Hong Kong!

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Ever considered they may believe in what they say?

I'd be surprised if they didn't believe it. It's surprising how well dictatorships are able to shape their people's thoughts.

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Always good to keep track on the pulse of K-pop and thier opinions. OMG... we suck.

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Of course they do. Their families are hostage of the CCP.

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Wesley:

I believe the members are in a k-pop band in korea. Granted, if they were based in China I would call them c-pop.

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Putting aside where one stands on hong kong and taiwan in regards to China, having different language options does not destroy territorial integrity. US and Canada have been using Spanish and French, respectively, along with majority English. Sure Quebec threatens to leave every so often, but democracy (parliamentary- the better kind, IMHO, though not proportionally representative) and referenda ease the tensions and gives federal govt legitimacy. To paraphrase Princess/Senator/General/Supreme Rebel Commader/Etc "the more you tighten your grip, the easier it is to slip through."

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They likely have family in china which could be implicated, it's not a matter of what you believe in. They could truly believe it but either way they will say it like their lives depended on it.

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Everyone wants to believe that their govt is made up of kind people looking out for the general guy on the street. Inside China, things have been pretty great for the last 20 yrs, effectively under the same leadership as today, so there is a bunch of trust.

Since they don't easily have access to ideas from the rest of the world (except Chinese state-sponsored hackers), they are inside a state-controlled echo chamber hearing how great things are. Dissenting opinions aren't allowed to trend online. They are controlled, just like Winnie the Pooh and Tigger have been, except with more effort in control for things that really matter.

Ai Weiwei became much less active when they pulled his family off the streets. Have to wonder if any suggestion might have been made to these Fine People.

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WesleyAug. 20 02:48 pm JSTCHINESE K-Pop stars? That is actually a thing?

Man, these china people can't seem to come up with anything original. Even their pop stars are rip-offs of other people's cultures.

I support the Hong Kong police," she wrote on her Weibo account. "You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong."

What a shame you are chinese government puppet.

Freedom for Hong Kong!

We're talking a totalitarian nation here. Even the pop stars of China have to get their 'ok' from the Party. Everything is centered around the CCP there, even the entertainment. And it's to glorify the Party.

they are inside a state-controlled echo chamber hearing how great things are. Dissenting opinions aren't allowed to trend online. They are controlled

That's what 'totalitarian' means - TOTAL CONTROL. Everything there is kept all out of sight, unless anyone is lucky enough to defect and spill the beans.

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