• @LaterRedditor
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    1920 days ago

    Comments look exactly like before Ukraine invasion. Just saying.

    • @Siegfried
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      1620 days ago

      You mean there is an army of trolls saying that no invasion is being planned but in any case, its NATO’s fault and denouncing russophobiaTM sinophobiaTM cause, why not?

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        520 days ago

        I remember right after the invasion started /r/worldnews was full of comments defending Russia and they were all these weird accounts. 8 years old with no comments prior. To the credit of the mods there every time I reported one they were blocked.

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    321 days ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    “This reality, paired with Xi’s unease with the status quo and his determination to make progress toward unification, increases the risk of a conflict,” wrote the task force, co-chaired by Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sue Gordon, a former principal deputy director of national intelligence.

    On Tuesday, China’s central bank lowered lending rates for the first time in 10 months, a cut widely regarded as another sign that Chinese policymakers are increasingly concerned about the country’s economic forecast.

    While the two powers agreed to maintain lines of communications, Blinken’s trip reaffirmed divergent views on the future of Taiwan, with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi stating Beijing has no space for compromise or concession on the island.

    When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California in April, Chinese authorities announced possible inspections of cargo ships in the Taiwan Strait.

    The task force called on the U.S. departments of State and Commerce to identify China’s “most vulnerable industries” and determine “which sanctions would apply maximum pressure on Beijing,” and then share those findings with the other members of the proposed alliance to take coordinated actions.

    “The future of the world’s most economically critical region could very well hinge on whether the United States succeeds in deterring China and maintaining peace in the Taiwan Strait,” said the task force.


    The original article contains 984 words, the summary contains 228 words. Saved 77%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

  • @[email protected]
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    China’s has been “on the brink of something” for ages now. I don’t see icbms flying over my head right now so it’s probably not worth worrying about.

    • @Siegfried
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      620 days ago

      I guess that this goes more like, now that china’s economy is slowly shrinking they may realize that this is a now or never situation.

  • @Sgt_choke_n_stroke
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    -1821 days ago

    China gonna fall any minute bro

    China’s real-estate is broke

    China’s gonna invade Taiwan tomorrow.

    China’s youth unemployment is the weakest its its ever been

    China’s rammping up its military.

    yawn

    This is a US propaganda piece

    • @[email protected]
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      521 days ago

      Council on Foreign Relations

      Co-chairs: Susan M. Gordon (25 years CIA) and Michael G. Mullen (17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

      No way could this be propaganda dawg!

      • @[email protected]
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        No way people working in espionage and defence would have information about a foreign country and know about military matters and such

        Wait

      • @slaacaa
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        -119 days ago

        Biden, Feb 2022: “Russia will attack Ukraine”

        Me, an enlightened intellectual: “Stop provoking war, you fearmongering CIA propagandist 😡”

        • circuscritic
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          an enlightened intellectual?

          lol

          Hahahahahaha

          Holy. Fuck.

          Buhahahaha

        • @[email protected]
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          -118 days ago

          I’m not arguing against Ukraine, it’s fucking dumb and a terrible strawman. These two situations couldn’t be more different.

          Russian invaded Ukraine in 2014 and nobody did shit, of course they were going to do it again.

          Do you know what the One China policy is? That’s American policy. Do you think a country can invade itself? Do you think it’s worth it to go to war with China over Taiwan?

          You have no clue what your talking about and your strawman has been repeated ad nauseum in this thread.

    • @NOT_RICK
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      4721 days ago

      If China doesn’t invade Taiwan there will be no war to be had

      • @RapidcreekOP
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        Ukraine enters the conversation

        • @NOT_RICK
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          3921 days ago

          Russia invades Ukraine

          Tankies: How could NATO do this?

            • @NOT_RICK
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              1520 days ago

              “You made me do this” isn’t just for abusive husbands I guess

                • @NOT_RICK
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                  820 days ago

                  Good one. The argument is still bullshit that disregards the agency of independent states to freely associate with whomever they choose.

            • @Eheran
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              1020 days ago

              Instead of this"provoking" I assume NATO should have simply attacked instead? You know, like Russia did over and over again?

              • @[email protected]
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                no, NATO/US should have not provoked, simple as.

                russia wanted to join NATO over and over for years.

                • @Eheran
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                  319 days ago

                  Provoke how?

                  What about Russias multiple attacks?

                  When did Russia ever say they want to join NATO?

        • @NOT_RICK
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          2621 days ago

          Every economy in the world is slaved to perception. Doesn’t change the fact that in order for a war to happen in the South China Sea, the PRC will have to be the ones to start it.

          • @[email protected]
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            -1421 days ago

            Do you not see a problem with articles like this that justify their reasoning through bad faith?

            • @NOT_RICK
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              1621 days ago

              The Chinese economy has been doing comparatively worse to how it had been doing previously. The article you sent indicates it’s been doing better than people thought it would be, but it still mentions China’s Albatross, the downturn in their real estate market. They could totally get through that downturn fine but investors are the most uselessly fickle people on the face of the earth

              • @[email protected]
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                -921 days ago

                From what I have seen the downturn in the real estate market has been planned. The government over incentivized real estate growth so that private companies would over leverage and then the government could buy up these properties for pennies on the dollar to make them public. Of course western media is going to report on it like the sky is falling, it’s a communist country out maneuvering capitalism.

                I have plenty of criticism for the CCP but the current real estate market really could be some 3d chess, and if so good for them. We will have to see how it plays out.

                • @Eheran
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                  721 days ago

                  Making it public? Where? Never heard that. They stay empty, people own them, it is essentially the only way for them to save on money (investment), hence this massive housing market with the tons of building shells just rotting. Not to mention the extreme quality issues with their tofu dreg.