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You will “pay a price” for not attending our party? How petty!

44 ( +53 / -9 )

Pay a price? Already paying a price from the virus you dumped on us….

58 ( +69 / -11 )

A political boycott is a statement against China’s abuse of human rights. However, it’s not going to make China change anything.

31 ( +39 / -8 )

What a bunch of hypocrites, they say they don’t care if we don’t come but now say there will be consequences.

They get angry when we bar Huawei from our 5G network when I’m sure no foreign company would have the same access to theirs.

China is building a massive navy and when we announce we are acquiring 8 or 10 “nuclear powered” subs this angers them? Why???

China, when you’re ready to show some maturity, diplomacy and basic respect for human rights then we’ll listen.

43 ( +49 / -6 )

Promise Putin Manchuria in exchange for assistance in a combined sea land siege.

That would send a stronger message than a political boycott of winter Olympics

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

So we have 4 countries in the early stages of giving china the big finger, it's time for the rest to stop being fearful of consequences and join in too.

Safety in numbers.

32 ( +39 / -7 )

Europe is so divided when it comes to democracy. They chant about freedom and human right but doesn't dare to stand up for it when the situation call for it. All they do instead is fight with protestors and cracking down on them instead of willing to listen. Even half-ass boycott like this and they are still hesitate to do it. Like France. Pretty sure Germany also wouldn't dare to boycott.

12 ( +19 / -7 )

No-one listens to the chinese anymore. They talk tough but forever have an inferiority complex around western, developed nations. Let them have their pathetic Genocide Olympics. It will the worst Olympics in history. Guaranteed.

Boycott the Genocide Games.

21 ( +32 / -11 )

What price?

Sending out another Virus to the world?

Idiots!

29 ( +37 / -8 )

Pretty sure Germany also wouldn't dare to boycott.

Why are you pretty sure? You dont seem to recall Germany's diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2008 for China's human rights abuses?

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Your payback failed spectacularly against Australia. Go on, let's see what else you've got. Wusses.

17 ( +23 / -6 )

political boycott is a statement against China’s abuse of human rights. However, it’s not going to make China change anything.

But boycott campaigns will have a strong impact on "foreign friends" or pro-Beijing sympathizers abroad. Quite many will wake up from commies' brainwashing programmes. Stubborn China has many to lose in this regard.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Japan and “the West” should not be concerned. - As our old fiend Ken, now Living in Tokyo, used to say:

The Great Dragon from the East” . . . sputters.
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The CCP has brought this all upon themselves, by trying to act on the world in the same manner as they act upon their own people. The kidnapping of the two Canadian nationals in petty retaliation for the legal incarceration of Meng is a prime example of that. In their own nation, they can disappear people to exert leverage on them or others. That cannot work in countries that act based on law, as their law will not allow them to bow to demands of a foreign nation. Only corrupt nations are able to bend the legal system to their personal issues.

The CCP has overplayed their hand in recent years, and they deserve all the embarrassment they get at the Olympics when the whole world will see that they stand alone, like the loser kid in the classroom who alienated everyone and has no friends.

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@Fighto!, times change. Now they need the money too much and also are also less eager to do it. Merkel administration has been extremly soft toward them in recent years. Even her successor is even more willing to cooperate and seek more trades.

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I hope Kishida will follow suit immediately and announce diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

Russian President Vladimir Putin has already accepted an invitation by Chinese leader Xi Jinping to attend.

But is Russia still banned due to doping scandals?

Russia invaded Georgia on the same day of the opening Beijing Summer Games in 2008. Ironically such might be repeated this time over eastern Ukrainian borders. Russia is likely to ruin the Olympics.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

China should never have been given these games to begin with.

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"Pay a price"

The CCP language of threats might work on their own citizens. But it won't work on Westerners. Sorry, Xinnie.

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China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price'

Sounds like a cheap yakuza threat :) Can we trade off 'a price' with the mounting invoices covering damages from Wuhan origin pandemic?

23 ( +25 / -2 )

All these countries that are boycotting the games have got heaps of internal problems in their own countries! They are trying to shift the focus of their own citizens towards China so that they can’t realize the deep deep internal problems within their own country! America complaining about the Chinese Governments camp for the Muslim minority yet it’s the American Government who have killed millions of muslims ( many innocent ones ) globally without any apology!

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Oh wow! We're really scared. How about us paying YOUR price for this COVID situation that we're still paying the price AND sacrifices? And we don't have people like Suga, bending over backwards towards your "bullying."

16 ( +17 / -1 )

China thinks they are the center of the universe however they are not and when they finally wake up and smell the coffee will they realize they are actually being laughed at by more of the civilized world. I laugh at China every day.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

It will the worst Olympics in history.

Second worst

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"Pay a price" really sounds like a threat. It is like a gangster. Olympics has nothing to do with politics in the first place. Whether every country's politicians/someone show up on the Olympics or not, it is their option.

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Sending out a direct threat to the entire world. It clarifies who we are dealing with.

Exactly!

After saying "diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price", all countries all over the world should boycott these games.

Not only diplomatic, also the athletes.

Because saying ""diplomatic boycott nations will pay a price", is a threat and shows the real face of that country.

How can anybody join a sport event under such circumstances???

And for the athletes, there are many other possibilities to show their skills and get a professional contract.

16 ( +18 / -2 )

And Africa who cries the most about human rights abuses etc will all, without exception, sit on their hands and look the other way. Well until the Chinese money comes out in which case their hands will be out.

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We don’t care!

Nobody cares if they come!

They are trying to politicize sports!

You will pay a price!

Oh dear, where EVER will we source our low value-added low quality consumer goods?

No Panda Garden for you!”

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China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price'

OhOhOHOh!

We're shaking in our boots! Smeh!

> The CCP language of threats might work on their own citizens. But it won't work on Westerners. Sorry, Xinnie.

Yeah- they try but they constantly get ignored like the little twits they are.

Sounds like a cheap yakuza threat :) Can we trade off 'a price' with the mounting invoices covering damages from Wuhan origin pandemic?

Hell even the Yaks are more classy than this Xi male.

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Franz PichlerToday  06:54 am JST

Pay a price? Already paying a price from the virus you dumped on us….

Could not agree more with you. They are at the very bottom of my No.2 box!

11 ( +13 / -2 )

"If you want to test a man's character, give him power." . . . Abraham Lincoln

Applied to China, in this quote we can see China ever more clearly. Many countries had hoped that with wealth and power, China would change and become more democratic and less communist. Well, just the opposite appears to be true.

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3 countries which almost completely wiped out the native people of North America and Australia in 100 years. Done with armies and settlers of the last a of the quartet make a stand for the human rights of the native people of western China, who have been part of Chinese civilization for most of the last 5000 years. The irony doesn't get much better than that.

These regimes consider the populations of their own countries as utter morons. There can be no other explanation.

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But is Russia still banned due to doping scandals?

Russia invaded Georgia on the same day of the opening Beijing Summer Games in 2008. Ironically such might be repeated this time over eastern Ukrainian borders. Russia is likely to ruin the Olympics.

Russia competes in Prince-esque manner......the Olympic Nation formerly known as Russia ;)

Their official title is OAR....Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Many countries had hoped that with wealth and power, China would change and become more democratic and less communist.

As opposed to USA where no one expected it would become less capitalistic and more civilized.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

It would be risky, but I would love it if the world called china’s bluff and left Russia as the only country joining the bully’s party. Unfortunately, everyone will play safe to keep the bully happy..it’s still China’s virus btw..

12 ( +13 / -1 )

And they will pay for sure..

In a few years, China will be the world's first economy, number one technology and international trade leader..

Either you are with China or you are economically out..

Don't mess with China..

-22 ( +3 / -25 )

it shows clearly that China will be a victim of attack soon. US and JAPAN are preparing the WAR. Whatever the Kishida politics, WE people, SUPPORT YOU AT 100% CHINA!!!!!!

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In a few years, China will be the world's first economy, number one technology and international trade leader..

Either you are with China or you are economically out..

Don't mess with China..

Thanks for the comedy act this morning! No one is scared of China and their weak threats.

Boycott the Genocide Games.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Yep China is no better than Nth Korea now! The sooner they get rid of Xi the dictator the better!

11 ( +13 / -2 )

China thinks it can buly the rest of the world, like they do with its own citizen. Empty gangster threats don't work with Civilised countries, they never learn that.

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China warns Olympic diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price'

But first:

Where the hell Peng Shuai?

I mean, China isn't North Korea after all, is it?

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Russia invaded Georgia on the same day of the opening Beijing Summer Games in 2008. Ironically such might be repeated this time over eastern Ukrainian borders. Russia is likely to ruin the Olympics.

It was only a matter of time before Russia was blamed for this.

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Very brave and strong move from these countries.

Now let’s hope that more western countries will join them against these dictators and tyranids.

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China thinks it can buly the rest of the world, like they do with its own citizen. Empty gangster threats don't work with Civilised countries, they never learn that.

'Civilized countries' of which China isn't one...... I think that says it all. We see fascism once again openly accepted if not embraced in 'civilized countries'.

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Ooooo I'm shaking! /costanza

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Oh I am happy to pay a price to get the Chinese influencers such as the numerous "Confucius" Institutes out of this country, and pay a price to block Chinese food products from my supermarket too!

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Where the hell Peng Shuai?

”Peng? Peng who? Never heard of her.”

Thats the official CCP line.

As for China being the world’s leader in technology, don’t make me laugh. The last major Chinese contribution to teach was gunpowder.

The PRC would still be using piston engine aircraft if it weren’t for intellectual property theft and espionage.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

I thought yesterday they said, "Who cares?" whether countries send their diplomats or not. This doesn't sound like it, does it? Their itsy bitsy feelings are hurt.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Threats and ultimatums? - Ohkay, then. - Reads like the same old, “boring” anti-West rhetoric. Seems hypocritical enjoying this *renewed* ‘freedom of expression’ while Living in Tokyo and watching anime about demons and ghost hunters. Aren’t such media and freedoms now heavily restricted, if not forbidden in China ??

*- @9:23am: **“And they will pay for sure..*

Either you are with China or ..

Don't mess with China..” -

4 ( +5 / -1 )

millions dead, what more price is there to pay?

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HiroToday  07:13 am JST

Europe is so divided when it comes to democracy. They chant about freedom and human right but doesn't dare to stand up for it when the situation call for it. All they do instead is fight with protestors and cracking down on them instead of willing to listen. Even half-ass boycott like this and they are still hesitate to do it. Like France. Pretty sure Germany also wouldn't dare to boycott.

What are you talking about ?

Give an example of fighting human rights protestors and cracking down on them ?

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well still did nt see any evidence abt that "genocide"... maybe same one Serbs did in Kosova to Albanians,Hussain to Kurds in Iraq,Khaddafi to Libyans n Libya or bad guy Assad to Syrians in Syria?i smell same propaganda here...

0 ( +5 / -5 )

I thought China didn't care. The CCP might want to talk to all those CCP-sponsored Twitter posters who said, "you weren't invited in the first place." Surely looks like the CCP is butthurt to me.

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Hey bach, YA YOU, ioc guy!!!

Are you paying attention, YOUR ""host"" for the 2022 winter games is right now openly THREATENING countries around the world!!!!!

What are YOU & the ioc going to DO??!!

The world wants to know!!!

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Living in Japan we all know how important 'face' is to Asian cultures and even more so in Chinese culture by the sounds. It is a completely different cultural mindset and mental hardware compared to the debate thriving individualist cultures where many of us hail from. We love a good debate and even enjoy disagreeing, and getting proved wrong on occasion is not a mortal blow to our psyches or egos it's actually a good thing. We have learned something and are stronger for it.

Ill never forget having dinner with a Vietnamese member of parliament in my hometown of Perth, Weste Australia a few years back. He was a champ. Suave, sophisticated, well-meaning, community orientated, a lawyer by trade, full of charisma and goodwill. He was telling me how much he loved the way Aussie politics worked. There are brutal debates within the halls of parliament, some serious and heated dogfights, but afterward, he said you'd have opposing party members slapping each other on the back saying "That was a good one!" and managing to remain upbeat, respectful, and even mates. It is the battle of ideas, not of the people. He said to me, "Ricky, you just can't do this in Asia. Asians hold grudges."

Now China has set up a situation for itself where it has walked smack bang into one of the biggest 'face' losses you could imagine. A humiliation on a global scale that should have been their big global celebration.

What concerns me the most is that we may be pushing them into such a corner that they just kick the whole public relations stuff completely and do something really, really stupid. Nothing is more hurtful than the loss of face and we all know that level of emotion and desperation doesn't particularly lead to good decisions being made. Am worried that an overly aggressive push on this Olympics may push us further towards conflict, and the cultural misunderstanding will have been a huge part of it. It's going to take some serious diplomatic skills to get us off this collision path, but de-escalation has to be a goal. Just think about what escalation could look like in the coming decade or so. Sorry for the long-winded comment. Thoughts?

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RickyK

My thoughts from 30yrs ago to present have been the WEST seriously needs to dis-invest FROM china, its been clear to me since I left Uni in the mid 80s that the way the west has dealing with china wasnt working & its gotten much worse now 30+yrs later......MUCH WORSE!!

Hopefully soon there will be a coordinated exit from china, and sadly I think the west needs to stop allowing china to send its students to western universities, the amount of tech stolen & our taxes back home helped feed the MONSTER that china is and educate its people on the cheap is now setting us up for conflict at some point likely.

That or the chinese govt will wage a war on its people, I think they will more likely attack outside in desperation at some point.

The west helped create what china has become, we need to fix our colossal mistake, it WILL HURT!!!

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GW totally agree. We’ve been in a cheap goods 30 year party and now the hangover hurts. With regards to less international students, I heard a talk from a guy in international relations on this very topic the other day and he reckons that we need to increase things like student exchanges as a way to keep things from getting too tribal. Grass roots programs and soft power. The more young students we have of each other’s countries and cultures, ways of life and languages the less likely we end up killing each other and sacrificing yet another generation to the gods of war. The tech theft issue is a tough one though, but denying young people access to each other’s education may not be the way to go. Muzukashiine!

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The CCP will be defeated by its own people not the West. Only the Chinese people can change the country. If the West wants to change China then make it too expensive to be communist.

Only people's bank accounts will motivate the Chinese population to rebel.

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There have to be more nations boycotting than this. Otherwise it just looks like the Anglosphere ganging up on China, and that’s the way the Chinese will represent it to their people and the rest of the world. Where are the Europeans? And while I’m at it, where have those posters gone who’ve been saying for days now that diplomatic boycotts were “tokenistic” and that the CCP wouldn’t give a damn about them?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

It's good that these countries are speaking up to CCP abuses.......Although strange that some of these very countries seem to be doing thier damnedest to emulate China with things such as extended hard downs, forced vaccines, media and speech suppression and increasing restriction of religious practise and expression.

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Honestly this feels like a misplay from China. The correct response should have been metered apathy, which is about what these boycotts deserved. "People who weren't invited are boycotting us. Oh no! Anyway..."

Giving the boycotts even this shred of legitimacy actually gives them more weight than they had previously and just serves what the US probably wanted.

I don't think there is any implication here that China itself will do anything, but I still think making any statement at all was the wrong move, outside of maybe dismissing them.

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I thought it was best to speak softly and carry a big stick?

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and they will inevitably pay the price for their wrongdoing,

The way this is worded tells me that the CCP doesn't really have a plan for retaliation. They have no immediate leverage they can apply. Instead they will wait perhaps for an opportunity at some later time possibly years from now when maybe the west would like some Chinese cooperation on some matter and the Chinese will remind them of the boycott as they demur.

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@RickyKaminski13, your post is so true. One must also consider that their educational system doesn't teach their people about things like the Age of Enlightenment, the French and American revolutions and the ideas behind these, or about much of the history especially recent history we are all aware of. My wife is from Shanghai college educated in the US. Until just last week she thought Vietnam invaded China in 1979. "Everybody knows that". I showed her some historical accounts and now she sort of understands that China invaded Vietnam and was stopped, but doesn't understand why Vietnamese forces were in Cambodia or why China cared. When I showed her a map of the region she thought Vientiane Laos was Vietnam. She didn't know there was a country called Laos. She thinks the US started the Korean War by invading North Korea and that China won that war. She knows essentially nothing about Israel, Iran, the Ottoman Empire, WWI or how the map of the Middle East came to be what it is. It's all "the US not minding its business" to her. She is adamant China civilized the Tibetans and gets mad at the idea that China has no claim to the South China Sea. She doesn't understand NATO or why it came to be. This is a woman with a BSEE from a major US university who does complex 6DOF simulations in a rocket lab. The whole world view of the Chinese is 180 degrees from that of the west. We look at the same thing an see two entirely different things. Most of their leaders do not know how to read us and that could lead to tragic mistakes.

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No message sent as "diplomatic boycotts" are meaningless.

No one watches the Olympics to see which politicians showed up.

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Honestly this feels like a misplay from China. The correct response should have been metered apathy, which is about what these boycotts deserved. "People who weren't invited are boycotting us. Oh no! Anyway..."

If you listen to the interviews on the streets the general response from the people is the correct response, something along the lines of "oh well, the Olympics is an international event, one country or a few countries not coming is not going to make or break it." The government always seems obligated to make a tough stance in response. It's the same with the issue on Taiwan.

China just sent out pictures of a "hut" from the dark side of the moon. We may not be the only ones in this universe. Build Your Dreams is recording insane numbers in sales. EV is going to make current cars obsolete. Nissan is the leader of the Japanese automakers. These are the more interesting topics. We've been talking about human rights since the days of the Most Favored Nation status.

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Pfffft... Yawn.... Next!

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

"China has been angered.....angered Beijing". When is the CCP not angry ?

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ell still did nt see any evidence abt that "genocide"... maybe same one Serbs did in Kosova to Albanians,Hussain to Kurds in Iraq,Khaddafi to Libyans n Libya or bad guy Assad to Syrians in Syria?i smell same propaganda here...

Other than all the dead bodies, and eye witness accounts. The intercepted communications and testimony of the underlings.....

Other than that. TOTAL propaganda.

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No one watches the Olympics to see which politicians showed up.

I guarantee you the CCP is watching.

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MontyToday 07:21 am JST

What price?

The tickets. They are not offering refunds.

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'Pay a price'

Sure, the US and a few allies will not send their politicians to the Olympics

So China will make them pay price by not sending their politicians to whatever events these countries hold next.

A symbolic retaliation for a symbolic action, ROFL!!!

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Nations of the world have the right to send athletes to Olympic games, either Summer or Winter when held. They also have the right to send Officials, or not send officials as they see fit. Any nation that "threatens a price will be paid" to countries that exercise their rights is over stepping and being childish.

China could simply say,

"It is a shame some nations are either unable or unwilling to send government representatives, they have that right. We will still endevor to hold a worthy Olympic games for all the worlds athletes, for the attending official's from around the world and for the spectators around the globe."

Instead, China makes threatening noises and looks petty rather than sounding simply a little disappointed. An opportunity lost for China in the stakes of looking worldly and diplomatic in the face of a limited diplomatic protest.

I cant say I am surprised. The CCP cant be accused of having a good grasp on diplomacy.

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After these threats it will be wise to withdraw athletes too. It seems dangerous to go to China if they demonstrate hostility to your country. Not very aligned with the official values of Olympic movement either.

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I curse Kissinger and Nixon for encouraging China to come out of isolation. The world was better off when they were isolated.

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 With regards to less international students, I heard a talk from a guy in international relations on this very topic the other day and he reckons that we need to increase things like student exchanges as a way to keep things from getting too tribal. Grass roots programs and soft power. The more young students we have of each other’s countries and cultures, ways of life and languages the less likely we end up killing each other and sacrificing yet another generation to the gods of war

RickyK, in the 80s when I was in Uni I agreed with the above, my Uni is big in engineering, math & computers, LOTS of Chinese students back then & still to today, sadly this idea is just NOT panning out, again sadly.....

I interact with Chinese through work etc & most are nice people but you can tell they are hooked on their govts lies & propaganda, to an extent these chinese people HAVE to lie to themselves to NOT get in trouble back home, I GET that as well, but......

Perfect example of this is point out below by DesertTorties's wife:

 My wife is from Shanghai college educated in the US. Until just last week she thought Vietnam invaded China in 1979. "Everybody knows that". I showed her some historical accounts and now she sort of understands that China invaded Vietnam and was stopped, but doesn't understand why Vietnamese forces were in Cambodia or why China cared. When I showed her a map of the region she thought Vientiane Laos was Vietnam. She didn't know there was a country called Laos.

Heck many of us married to Japanese(myself included) see similar say when it comes to WWII.....etc

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What China can do is stop production of products or withhold exporting them or the materials needed to make other products.

They can control the production of most technology with them controlling rare mineral deposits. Any new technology will have China hands on it somewhere along the supply chain.

They are already starting to withhold goods from Europe.

EU threatens China with WTO action as reports of Lithuanian trade blockade escalate

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/eu-threatens-china-wto-action-093000310.html

China can not bully large Western countries or countries working as a team (EU). They can only bully 3rd World countries that are isolated or have no real backup. Africa and South America need to create their own unions to stop China from occupying their countries. South Africa is a primary example of occupation!

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I notice the media are pushing the Athletes hard to attend the CCP flop games. It seem the media and IOC are the political tools of the CCP when it comes to the $$$$$$$$$. I predict that the cancel cults will target any competitor who even seem to want to go. The cancel cults and Media are going to fight this out with the IOC caught in between.

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well still did nt see any evidence abt that "genocide"... maybe same one Serbs did in Kosova to Albanians,Hussain to Kurds in Iraq,Khaddafi to Libyans n Libya or bad guy Assad to Syrians in Syria?i smell same propaganda here...

There was the photo of a torture chamber a brave and skilled CIA operative smuggled out of Xinjiang. It was picked up and published in several "free press" media outlets. No retraction that I'm aware of when the fact emerged it was a BDSM club in Taipei. Not sure if the brave and skilled CIA operative went to the club on tax payers money.

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If it means I have to pay a price more for goods that are local or competitors elsewhere, than that's the price I'll pay. No more enabling China

Anything China does to bully anyone else will only hasten their irrelevance. We are at fault for enabling China, it's time we took responsibility and reinvested in world democracies and even ourselves

If we ever need a lesson we only need to look at China

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well still did nt see any evidence abt that "genocide"...

Amazing that you turn blind about genocide in China.

Try reading this.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59595952

maybe same one Serbs did in Kosova to Albanians

And Albanians from Serbs and Croats from Serbs and Serbs from Croats etc etc.

,Hussain to Kurds in Iraq,

A correct documented fact.

Ghaddafi to Libyans n Libya

More documented facts.

or bad guy Assad to Syrians in Syria?i

Televised facts.

smell same propaganda here...

Chinese propaganda, deny and deflect to someone else.

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I wonder what the what the atherleats think of this political gesturing? there the one that are getting hurt here, they are the ones being used as politicle pawns with goverments politics.

As for China, someone needs to put there foot down to this bully boy attitude, and stand up to them, if not they will carry one and get worse.

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If a diplomatic 2022 boycott is deemed to be ineffective, why would the Government China need to make ever more shrill threats to nations that see fit to take a stance to torture, genocide, forced sterilization, will pay the price?

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China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price'

Great! I hope every country is willing to pay that "price". And let us shame those governments who send diplomats to XiJipings genocide olympics.

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According to an unofficial UK-based tribunal's judgement, Sir Geoffrey said there was "no evidence of mass killings" in Xinjiang, but he said that the alleged efforts to prevent births amounted to genocidal intent. 

Think of all the babies that could have been born but were killed by China through sterilization. This is the genocide that is happening.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Here is the link for : "no evidence of mass killings" in Xinjiang, but alleged efforts to prevent births amounted to genocidal intent. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59595952

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world was better off when they were isolated

I think it was worth giving China a chance at integration with the world and democracy for its people's sake. But unfortunately the CCP hasn't changed and needs to be put in its place.

Will Chinese citizen's exposure to the free world empower them to overthrow the CCP? I hope so.

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Although strange that some of these very countries seem to be doing thier damnedest to emulate China with things such as extended hard downs, forced vaccines, media and speech suppression and increasing restriction of religious practise and expression.

... and there we go with the usual hitching of the anti-vaxxer bandwagon to whatever totally inappropriate and irrelevant human rights issue is happening elsewhere that can be twisted to even peripherally suit their agenda. You would think, if you were an alien, that the governments of democratic countries are ignoring the will of the majority of their populations and subjecting their citizens en masse to re-education camps (1 million Uighurs) suppression of all and any rights (Hong Kong) threats of invasion (Taiwan) or just simply persecuting individual citizens for next to nothing (tennis players, fashion journalists). But no, the governments these people have such a problem with are just trying to protect their populations against a pandemic. Makes you wonder whether the malcontents have any idea whatsoever what real democracy is, and what it isn't. I'd say not.

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No retraction that I'm aware of when the fact emerged it was a BDSM club in Taipei.

And your point ? Kind of like how the CCP claim, through their tacky propaganda videos, that in fact covid-19 originted from contaminated deer in the US, and how the Uyghurs of Xinjiang are so happy-go-lucky to be "reeducated".

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why would the Government China need to make ever more shrill threats

Because the CCP want to use the upcoming Beijing Olympics to prove to the world that they are a great nation. A diplomatic boycott is akin to being slapped in the face./spat upon by the rest of the world, which is what they deserve.

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Cry baby China

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China, why are you threatening us? Are you scared of the truth you bully.

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lolozo79, It is truly remarkable how over 1.4 billion people can still be held hostage by what amounts to a 21st century Fuhrer.

As a global community are our so called leaders could just stand by and let this happen, have we not learnt the lessons of 1939/45, what have we become?

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@ noriahojanen

Russia invaded Georgia on the same day of the opening Beijing Summer Games in 2008. Ironically such might be repeated this time over eastern Ukrainian borders. Russia is likely to ruin the Olympics.

actually it was Georgia that attacked the Russians during the Beijing Olympics. Let’s not rewrite history

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Boo Hoo no one wants to play with us!!! China's threats are like a big dog loud bark no teeth!!!

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Countries using sports to political ends should be ashamed of themselves.

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China didn't attend the 2021 Junior Diving Championships a few weeks ago. Clearly, this is how the "west" will pay? Will China boycott the 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics? That would teach "the west".

Athletes from the countries get to compete.

Beijing doesn't get any political photo opportunities from future enemies.

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How not to generate Good Will.

Walk away each and Every Participating Country.

Who will pay the price then?

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China was the United States' 3rd largest goods export market in 2020.

There is less to that than you imagine. Mutual trade between the US and China accounts for about 2% of the US GDP. It is important to a few sectors of the US economy but not important overall. The US could lose the Chinese market altogether and it would not cause significant disruption to the US economy. There would be some angry soybean and hog farmers but not much beyond that. What Starbucks, KFC, Old Navy and other US retail outlets sell in China counts on the Chinese GDP. Most of what they sell there doesn't come from the US, it is made in China or maybe other low wage nations. The stores themselves are locally owned. Only money going from China to the US to pay franchise fees and wages of some top executives is considered a US "export" to China (you have to study how international trade is accounted for to understand that one, it was not obvious to me initially and I'm an economist). Hard to say anyone in the US except some top executives lose anything if China shut down every US branded retail chain there.

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What China can do is stop production of products or withhold exporting them or the materials needed to make other products.

China is resource poor. They have to import all the raw materials that their factories require. There is nothing for them to withhold in that regard. Australia alone could bring China to its knees if it cut off the supply of iron ore to them.

I don't know your shopping habits but I have been boycotting PRC products for a great many years now, since Hu Jintao was their President. When you shop like I do you soon discover there is an abundance of products not made in China, and a surprising number made in the US. There is almost no product made exclusively in China. I can buy a US made laptop or desktop computer. There are several US brands to chose from. My cell phone is from Malaysia. Shoes are made in the US, Vietnam or Dominican Republic. Major household appliances are made in the US or maybe Mexico. Etc.. What that means is that even if China embargoed the US the US consumer would not suffer. Lots and lots of nations are dying to step in and assume China's market share in the US. China is the only loser in such a scenario.

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Expect drama at this Olympics when athletes show up with signs protesting various things or make statements to the press critical of China. You know it will happen.

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Lots and lots of nations are dying to step in and assume China's market share in the US. China is the only loser in such a scenario.

Agree wholeheartedly. I started reducing the purchase of Chinese products this year and frankly it wasn’t that hard. You do sometimes have to pay a bit more and I personally think it’s worth it. With internet shopping and all it shouldn’t be hard to completely boycott Chinese products, I’m working towards there now.

Enough of empowering the monster.

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Desert Tortoise

Expect drama at this Olympics when athletes show up with signs protesting various things or make statements to the press critical of China. You know it will happen.

I doubt it. The athletes who go there want to get a medal and do not want to be be expelled.

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@TARA TAN KITAOKA

I remember you were calling for Japan's shutdown over Olympics, why didn't you call it the same for China when cases are rising?

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I wonder what "the price" would be? Taking athletes from those who come for the winter Sinolympic as ransoms? Athletes beware! You come at your own price for your country.

I hope there will be more countries to join in, especially those from the Arab world - you should help your brothers and sisters from the atrocities by the CCP. We have yet to see the response from the European nations that often compete in winter games but they should remember the benefits they gain with collaborations with the CCP is far lesser than the CCP rips from them, not to mention the social and economic ruins the CCP has successfully inflicted on the World.

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To TARA TAN KITAOKA, you must also know that the CCP has politicized everything, whether it is a business, sport, or entertainment. To be able to do them in China we have to self-censored our own views and not to show China in a bad light because "it hurts Chinese feelings". If you remember, the Chinese have made many films painting Japan as a bad guy; they had boycotted Japanese products that you build in China; cut off the supply of rare earth to Japanese electronics manufacturers; they have tried to dump their products in Japan at a cheap price to destroy your market; copied your technology and sell at a cheap price that Japanese cannot compete... There are so many to mention here.

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Public interest in the Olympic Games has been dwindling for years and many cities just don't see them as worth it financially. What is China getting really?

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It is time the free nations of the world hold China, the CCP, and dictator Xi accountable for being the planets bully. Time for a bloody nose Xi and a swollen lip! Time for my country to recognize Taiwan as independent country and not part of China. Come and try to take Taiwan Xi and see what happens. You will be running back to the mainland with your tail between your legs! We have had enough of you.

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This symbolic boycott won't accomplish much at all. If democratic nations were serious, then they would reign in their big corporation's doing business with China, re-tool domestic industry and reduce imports from Communist slave labor manufacturers who disregard all environmental concerns.

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The CCP is lucky that China didn't lose the Olympics after what it did to the rest of the world over the last two years.

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Pay? We are all already paying and will continue to pay for the China virus!!!

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Although I never support China but they way they are handling extremism is need of hour. Needless to mention Europe already lost to similar influx of illegal migrants.

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China won’t play the game of the globalists so she will become a target to make her inconsequential. The western world is going to isolate China into submission. George Sorros withdrew all his investments in China and the Chinese are calling him the son of Satan. China will ultimately become inconsequential. Strong powers like Russia and Islam extremist nations like Iran and Turkey will be eliminated in the Ezekiel 38 war. We have a systematic destruction of America. So the globalists agenda to usher in the New World Order, the Great Reset, the one world government will become a reality very soon. Christians will be raptured and the Christ rejecting world will be left to suffer the wrath of God.

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Did they figure out the price yet? Will it be 1,200 yen?

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Asiaman7Dec. 10  06:46 am JST

You will “pay a price” for not attending our party? How petty!

Awww po' bay-bees! They won't be getting as much sponsorship, revenue or a chance to put on a 'happy happy' shining face to give the image that Chinese Communism is so 'Glorious and Great' while hiding the fact that (ahem) it is so corrupt and rotten to the core.

What kind of 'price' will these nations 'pay', Xi? You gonna throw a hissy fit over this? Are you? My best advice to you is YOU NEED TO CLEAN UP YOUR ACT. Start respecting human rights in China!

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