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China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

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The saying come true, if trump america cannot get what it wants, rumour them down. Not unusual but way down low.

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Like most foreign media, the Wall Street Journal is unavailable within China and its website and stories are blocked by online censors.

China has in recent years refused to issue or renew credentials for foreign journalists, but this is the first time in recent memory that it has actually revoked their documents, effectively expelling them from the country.

So before China runs out of reporters to ban, they ban these guys. I am not sure if the Chinese government is aware of just how stupid it really is or not. On one hand they must know that what they are doing is being seen worldwide by those that are not under their brainwashed control so how do they think that makes them look?

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Very thin skin indeed!

Respect is earned not given.

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the Wall Street Journal is unavailable within China and its website and stories are blocked by online censors.

Then how could this title "trigger indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people"???

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By the way, only fools and idiots believe in gossips.

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That reflects a new hard line in foreign affairs in which China has sought to exact economic and diplomatic costs from companies and countries that don’t follow its policies over Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, human rights and other sensitive issues.

The Commie Chinese Government is going to be surprised when the world finally runs out of patience and figures out ways to do business without them. You can only take so much abuse and BS from a tyrant. "You do things my way or you will be punished!" is what Commie leader and company think. The world better get moving on doing business without them until they learn how to play nice in the world sandbox or else we will end up with a bully telling us all what to do.

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Here is the article in question

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-the-real-sick-man-of-asia-11580773677

here is a quote and I can see why the CCP don't like article. I have no opinion either way as I have read enough times that China is bound to run out of steam or some other downfall.

China’s financial markets are probably more dangerous in the long run than China’s wildlife markets. Given the accumulated costs of decades of state-driven lending, massive malfeasance by local officials in cahoots with local banks, a towering property bubble, and vast industrial overcapacity, China is as ripe as a country can be for a massive economic correction. Even a small initial shock could lead to a massive bonfire of the vanities

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This “China is going to go bust” track has been played dozens of times and the US has an audience that keeps lapping it up. It is one of the reasons US the hare, occupied with Afghanistan, was caught napping in Asia the past two decades while China the tortoise quietly developed. The Economist (How the West Got China Wrong) and similar pieces in Foreign Policy and the Wall Street Journal can’t agree and misread China by putting too much emphasis on Xi Jinping’s personal power and influence.

The West tend to overrate an individual leader’s ability to move policies in this or that direction, because they look at leaders as being powerful heroes who can single-handedly decide what to do and where to go, overcoming opposition and all kinds of challenges. If the countries are in good relations, they’re called leaders. If not, they’re called dictators.

Reality is not necessarily like that; and in practice, Xi is part of a complex power system that runs his country. That system values having a figurehead at the top, but the person who occupies that position does not necessary enjoy (wield) autonomy or authority in his role. Believe it or not Xi and Abe have people they must answer to

The Chinese system is more like the Japanese. You can remove Xi or Abe, but you will still have pretty much the same because the party chooses. It’s the system. They’ll just put a new man, their guy, up front. So it’s more the system, the culture, rather than the person.

And in this system, those in Japan will know, criticism has to be subtle and indirect. It’s about face and respect. Blasting it in a headline like that will get you banned, right or wrong.

Haven’t you ever had your perceived Japan bashing post here get moderated? Well there you go. It’s the same culture.

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Guess they've never heard of the Streisand Effect? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

Now I'll have to go read that article. Happy that I can, unlike the billions inside CCP controlled lands.

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I believe China will go bust, it’s just a matter of when. They are great at building something that looks magnificent and falls apart soon after. I believe their current economic successes to be the same.

But being who they are, they’re now alienating the world. And that won’t go well for them in the long run.

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As I have been harping on about for years now, it is WAY beyond time when the rest of the world should dis-engage from China

STOP FEEDING THE MONSTER!

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STOP FEEDING THE MONSTER!

agree, the regime is inflicting untold suffering on the ethnic minorities within its borders paid for by the trade we pour in to their pockets. They run horrific organ harvesting schemes, cutting the living organs from un-anesthetised victims, Uighurs and others are compulsorily gene typed to facilitate mathing when a party official or western hospital wants a matching organ. The China panel rport to the UN highlighted what was going on but has been strangely un-reported by the media. Even the Israelis stopped sourcing organs from china when they discovered what was happening.

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Like most foreign media, the Wall Street Journal is unavailable within China and its website and stories are blocked by online censors.

One again obviously erroneous reporting! It may be unavailable to the masses, but not everyone!

but this is the first time in recent memory that it has actually revoked their documents, effectively expelling them from the country.

Why would a communist regime allow journalists into the country when the paper they work for is in effect banned from the populous?

Right, it's not banned!

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Then how could this title "trigger indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people"???

Yes, how could this happen? It’s not as if any Chinese people live outside of China!

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I believe China will go bust, it’s just a matter of when. They are great at building something that looks magnificent and falls apart soon after. I believe their current economic successes to be the same.

Similar to the bubble bursting in Japan. The question is whether the Chinese will wallow in a stagnate economy for decades like the Japanese did.

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