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Q: What does it mean 'Gǔn kāi' in Chinese?

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Europe Tells H&M To "Lay Low" On Chinese Virtue Signaling Until Anger Blows OverSwedish fashion brand H&M has been told by the head of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China to bear down and "let it happen" - referring to Chinese anger at the company over their supposed refusal to use cotton picked by alleged forced labor in the country's Xinjiang region, according to Bloomberg. H&M was the subject of a massive boycott by Chinese social media users last week after someone found an undated statement from the company saying they would not use cotton from Xinjiang over forced labor concerns. They were swiftly condemned by the Communist Youth League and the People's Liberation Army - while Apple and Baidu Maps searches immediately ghosted H&M from their service. In smaller cities, H&M stores were shuttered by nervous landlords according to the report. Internet users, meanwhile, also targeted the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a group that promotes sustainable cotton production which said in October it was suspending its approval of cotton sourced from Xinjiang for the 2020-2021 season, citing human rights concerns. BCI members include Nike, Adidas, H&M and Japan’s Fast Retailing. The Xinjiang region supplies some 80% of China's cotton.

"If you boycott Xinjiang cotton, we’ll boycott you. Either Adidas quits BCI, or get out of China," one internet user wrote. Nike, Adidas and the BCI did not respond to requests for comment.

The United States and several Western allies have accused the CCP of running internment camps housing up to one million Muslim Uighurs, while China claims it's combating religious extremism, providing employment, and offering education to improve the ethnic minority group's lives.

China, meanwhile, punished the EU last week with a list of retaliatory sanctions over the Xinjiang issue - targeting 10 individuals and four entities, including the Mercator Institute of China Studies where Wuttke sits on the board.

On Tuesday, Wuttke said that while the Chinese market "saved" many companies last year as the country rebounded from the pandemic, "at the same time there’s this kind of political pressure."

 

Either way, "China definitely doesn’t come out of this looking very pretty."

 

 

 

 

 

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Gunkai is a great expression. Get outta the fucking way dickead. It's quite handy on my bike.

I saw an interesting article the other day about how Nike in particular is too deeply entrenched in Chinese sport with contracts providing clothing and shoes to not only Olympic teams but football, basketball, athletics, to name a few but sponsors these sports to such a degree that if they were officially banned, organised sport would cease to exist in China.

Sounds like Nike uses China's economic and trade strategies.

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Gunkai is a great expression. Get outta the fucking way dickead. It's quite handy on my bike.

I saw an interesting article the other day about how Nike in particular is too deeply entrenched in Chinese sport with contracts providing clothing and shoes to not only Olympic teams but football, basketball, athletics, to name a few but sponsors these sports to such a degree that if they were officially banned, organised sport would cease to exist in China.

Sounds like Nike uses China's economic and trade strategies.

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Western did not have right to intervern China issues. Delegate stated clearly in the Hong Men Yan at Alaska.

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How did they/western firms intervene?

They refused to source/use cotton from Xinjiang 'cause it's produced by the forced labour ... in internment camps all around Xinjiang. Krouts had similar camps during WW2 ...

 

China can implement "don't meddle into Chinese internal matters ...", but Wall with West will come sky high like in years before 1975 ...

 

"Can you catch my drift?"  ... that's an idiomatic expression ...

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You are right & wrong. In theory one country has no right to intervene in another's internal affairs (Sovereignity), but in reality, we do intervene.  Been this way since Day One, and not going to change. Germany:  hey man,, Jews suck, we are gonna kill them all.  US: fk u running backwards. We'll see u on the battlefield sucka!  Seriously though, powerful countries have always manipulated the affairs of other countries,, right or wrong.  In the modern age u can say that as countries who deal commercially with each other.  Yep we stick our noses in other countries doings.........  why u fkn the Uighurs anyway?  No threat to ur Han dominance.  Back off sh*thead.

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Why Han bother Uyghurs ...??

I'd say, 'cause 1. wider Xinjiang province is part of China from not too long ago, i.e. recent adoption ... like SCS; 2. the whole area is full of natural resources; 3. Uyghurs aren't Asians by appearance, but Caucasians, i.e. they look like us/no slanted eyes and they are in majority muslin religion. Uyghurs origins are Turkish, i.e. Ottoman Imperium ...They speak their own language and they have their own non-Han tradition and music. They speak and understand Chinese, but among them, they speak only their native language.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghur_language

 

No right to intervene? I'd say, too big to intervene ...

Un-humane treatment of minority?? Nobody will intervene into China 'cause of the treatment of Uyghurs, but you will hear loud and clear about that everywhere around the world you conduct yer business, i.e. Chinese Wall will raise up again ... built anew from the outside. Mark my words ...

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White House Eases US Officials' Ability To Freely Meet With Taiwan Counterpartsteaser image

Simultaneously the administration claimed it's "not looking for confrontation with China"...

 

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