they're getting stronger... and scarier...
I am very happy with the freedom of China! I am very happy to see how free the Chinese are.
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dude ears are hot
you are very brave...
tomorrow emperor xi will do a magic trick... and make you disappear...
yeah they just released a list a while back with like a hundred items that you can't show on media/Internet/whatever and it's silly
i think them banning hip hop is the funniest shit ever as there are literally a bunch of famous rappers and many popular singing shows in china
after the ban those rappers even had to change their stage names and shit
If it stems the tide of millions of 2-bit soundcloud rappers trying to imitate the commercialised rap you hear on the radio then for once they are doing gods work.
Joking aside, China sounds like it gets it's laws from a 60 year old bloke down the pub who reckons he knows for definite.
I am interested to see how the public reacts if Xi and his pals keep clamping down on stuff like this. The Chinese middle class has gotten the taste of consumerist freedom and self expression now and while it might be easy to keep oppressing people who have never experience that it's not so easy to do once the people get their rights taken away, especially when it comes to media.
I can't find it, but more rural and conservative parts of Thailand blurred the shoulders of a reporter wearing a dress with straps
And the most hilarious thing is that the majority of "Chinese Pop culture" (especially in entertainment) are all basically imitations of Western pop or K-Pop styles
My interest in dystopias has spiked since
China's descent into a oppressive state that encourages parallel identities & compliance.
I can't believe shit like this exists in 2019. There are people that say we teach history because it prevents us from making the same mistakes, and they're right. We just allow worse ones to happen.
The issue is that those who need the lessons refuse to learn. I don't know the source of the quote but a quote I've seen becoming more common in the past several years is that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes and those who do are doomed to watch others repeat its mistakes.
Many don't even believe the mistakes were bad or mistakes at all.
The same China which banned Winnie the Pooh because their leader was compared to a fucking cartoon bear as a joke? Wow, what a surprise.
Because of the CPC there is no modern culture. Culture comes from free thought, and free thought is what dethrones tyrants. They have to take inspiration from whatever outside inspirations the government can't suppress.
they killed their own culture decades ago and now they expect that banning the western culture is going to fix it
Not just that, traditional Chinese culture was incompatible with communism, so they destroyed it and its influence on the mainland.
And then because of this purge, generations grew up under the impression (both directly experienced and passed down impressions from parents, and this impact is still alive today) that Chinese culture was "junk", that causes people to chase after foreign culture because they don't know what actual Chinese culture is anymore.
Sure, there are people in the mainland that make stuff that draws from traditional Chinese culture, but the problem is that all of it just feels hollow.
I guess one simple way to put it would be something a mainlander I talked to told me, to quote him,
"traditional culture is making a comeback in the mainland too, I saw our own Chinese people wearing traditional clothing cosplay (yes he used this exact word) at an old town I went to on vacation before".
They really don't know what being Chinese is anymore thanks to the CCP.
Chinese culture in chinese media is basically just Kung Fu and throne succession soaps at this point
some of the blurring makes it look like they have connected earlobes which frankly is much much worse
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