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It Begins™: China's Authoritarian Regime Begins to Crack
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Jun 15, 2011, 10:22 PM
 
Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts | The Australian

AN eruption of protests throughout China has sent armoured vehicles into town centres, prompted an internet blackout by the government and left thousands across the country blogging about "crazy" violence on the streets.

The summer surge of protests, which flared in the southern industrial hub of Zengcheng over the weekend, has been linked to a range of frustrations with modern China - furies that have drawn the government into crackdowns on activism and massive increases in the domestic security budget.

More than 1000 migrant workers went on the rampage in Zengcheng after a pregnant street vendor in her 20s was roughed up by security guards. Such incidents, while distressing, are not uncommon. Witnesses said that the centre of town was bedlam, with smashed windows, blazing police vehicles and teargas explosions as rioters hurled missiles at an official building. One bank worker blogged that the Bank of China had ordered an immediate halt to all ATM transactions.
China seems to be heading down the path of other Asian and African authoritarian nations that are witnessing social disintegration amidst widespread anger at heavy-handed state-control. This does not bode well for the stability of a nation that is supposed to be the world's dominant power in the coming years.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 01:30 AM
 
I hope Zengcheng isn't Shenzhen cause lots of manufacturers are based out there.

That includes Foxconn.
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Jun 16, 2011, 08:13 AM
 
Wishful thinking, Kerrigan.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 08:26 AM
 
So how is a street riot with 100,000 in Canada over a sports game result any different?
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
So how is a street riot with 100,000 in Canada over a sports game result any different?
You're right, probably the same number of Asians in both /sarc
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
I hope Zengcheng isn't Shenzhen cause lots of manufacturers are based out there.

That includes Foxconn.
Yes, I hope Chinese people protesting their shitty government doesn't affect my ability to buy an iPod at will as well.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macrobat View Post
You're right, probably the same number of Asians in both /sarc
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:25 AM
 
What is it about that pic above which makes it not in the least little bit scary?
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That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:36 AM
 
Metrosexual hockey hooligan?

P.S. What's with the weird tape job on the hockey stick?
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:38 AM
 
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P.S. What's with the weird tape job on the hockey stick?
Bit of the window laminate stuff?
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Jun 16, 2011, 09:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macrobat View Post
You're right, probably the same number of Asians in both /sarc
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Bit of the window laminate stuff?
Nah. It looks like a real tape job on the stick. It's normal to tape hockey sticks, but not usually with bright green tape and like that.
     
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You'd swear those were Libyans or something.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 03:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yes, I hope Chinese people protesting their shitty government doesn't affect my ability to buy an iPod at will as well.
It's like saying who cares about riot and disruption in oil producing countries.

Lots of small to large businesses who rely on products/supplies from Shenzhen won't be able to get them.

Lost sales. Lost business. Lost jobs.

Higher prices. Lower purchasing power. Less disposable income for items people really need.
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Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
It's like saying who cares about riot and disruption in oil producing countries.

Lots of small to large businesses who rely on products/supplies from Shenzhen won't be able to get them.

Lost sales. Lost business. Lost jobs.

Higher prices. Lower purchasing power. Less disposable income for items people really need.
...and?
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 04:06 PM
 
I knew this was coming the minute they didn't kill the first group of factory workers who went out on strike months ago.
     
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Jun 16, 2011, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
...and?
Are you really asking what happens with people are out of jobs, necessities go up in price, and people can't afford a place to live and food to eat?

If you need to ask, then you are not very bright.
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Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
Are you really asking what happens with people are out of jobs, necessities go up in price, and people can't afford a place to live and food to eat?
No, I'm asking why I should prioritize one group of people over the other.

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Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
Are you really asking what happens with people are out of jobs, necessities go up in price, and people can't afford a place to live and food to eat?
They have a communist revolution and get themselves an authoritarian government?

Oh wait.
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Nice!
     
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Jun 17, 2011, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
I hope Zengcheng isn't Shenzhen cause lots of manufacturers are based out there.

That includes Foxconn.
Zengcheng isn't Shenzhen it's Zengcheng;

People revolt against China all the time and the government quickly mows them down. Most of it goes unpublicized by the media.
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