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  • My farking major was East Asian Studies, and I still can't understand why China can't let go of their butthurt over Taiwan.
  • aleister_greynight: My farking major was East Asian Studies, and I still can't understand why China can't let go of their butthurt over Taiwan.


    Do the Chinese think Taiwan was always Chinese, and only Western and Japanese imperialism has denuded them of it?

    I find it amazing that Taiwan was part of China for less time than Ireland was ruled from London, and yet no one would seriously suggest that means Ireland belongs to the English. So I have to assume everyone incorrectly believes Taiwan has always been part of China.
  • Don't Fark around with nougat.
    Nougat
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  • We suggest it is a country because it IS a country.
  • Slaxl: aleister_greynight: My farking major was East Asian Studies, and I still can't understand why China can't let go of their butthurt over Taiwan.

    Do the Chinese think Taiwan was always Chinese, and only Western and Japanese imperialism has denuded them of it?

    I find it amazing that Taiwan was part of China for less time than Ireland was ruled from London, and yet no one would seriously suggest that means Ireland belongs to the English. So I have to assume everyone incorrectly believes Taiwan has always been part of China.


    Historically, China was the largest cultural power of East Asia. Due to a combination of having a series of corrupt emperor's, European (but not American) imperialism, it went through a dark period. Which got darker in WW2. Then worse under the CCP.

    With Deng, China began to rebound, but due to their history, they have a chip on their shoulder a mile wide. They want to return to their ancient domineering ways. More than want though, have a sense of aggrieved entitlement to do so. It's kind of like "the South shall rise again", except real.

    The US doesn't actually agree that Taiwan is part of China. Instead we simply diplomatically note that this is the position of both Taiwan and the Mainland, and insist that any governmental unification be done entirely without any sort of coercion.

    Xi is also a step backwards. I don't think he's popular among the Chinese, but they can't get rid of him either.
  • Slaxl: aleister_greynight: My farking major was East Asian Studies, and I still can't understand why China can't let go of their butthurt over Taiwan.

    Do the Chinese think Taiwan was always Chinese, and only Western and Japanese imperialism has denuded them of it?

    I find it amazing that Taiwan was part of China for less time than Ireland was ruled from London, and yet no one would seriously suggest that means Ireland belongs to the English. So I have to assume everyone incorrectly believes Taiwan has always been part of China.


    History is the excuse, not the reason. The reality is Taiwan is strategically positioned, unlike Ireland. If Ireland was between England and the continent (or if Iceland posed a threat to Britain, I guess) it would still be British.

    Why does the US still "own" Guantanamo Bay? It's expensive, it's not like it's got US citizens to defend there (unlike, say, The Falklands and Britain), what's served? Strategic position.
  • Guess I wont buy from them anymore.
  • Mars is a biatch company.  They are Xis biatch now and they squeal like a pig when Xi tells them to.

    When WW3 happens, mars execs better go to china and enroll in the PLA as comfort biatches for the chinese soldiers.  John Cena too.
  • Who pissed someone off to get the job of reading the fine print on ads? I think this same person is the only one in the world to read the Apple TOS in its entirety.
  • aleister_greynight: My farking major was East Asian Studies, and I still can't understand why China can't let go of their butthurt over Taiwan.


    ? Isn't it where people ran after the red revolt?
  • Taiwan has also an equal claim to being the government of ALL of China..The Republic Government
    became a "Government in Exile" in Taiwan. They didn't go to Taiwan to start a country..They ARE China,
    The Republic of China, in their eye, they are the legitimate government, NOT the Communist Chinese Party
    in Beijing..When it comes down to it, they didn't completely smash the resistance to Mao..
  • "Packed with peanuts!" ::thrusts groin:: "It's really satisfying!"
  • Ragin' Asian: Who pissed someone off to get the job of reading the fine print on ads? I think this same person is the only one in the world to read the Apple TOS in its entirety.


    I have.  How are you supposed to use a product without reading the documentation?

    It took me three days to RTFM on all the documentation for my used car, and I almost ran out of beer and gummy bears in the meantime.
  • Q. What's the difference between a click farm and real Chinese social media users?

    A. The click farm doesn't jump off of buildings.
  • AceGently: Ragin' Asian: Who pissed someone off to get the job of reading the fine print on ads? I think this same person is the only one in the world to read the Apple TOS in its entirety.

    I have.  How are you supposed to use a product without reading the documentation?

    It took me three days to RTFM on all the documentation for my used car, and I almost ran out of beer and gummy bears in the meantime.


    How many of those Haribo sugarless did you eat?
  • I'll say it.

    Taiwan is a country.
  • CokeBear: I'll say it.

    Taiwan is a country.


    Rome is a country.

    /FIGHT!!!!
  • When you get worked up by what a candy bar ad says, you really don't have anything useful to do with your life.
  • Mr.Insightful: Historically, China was the largest cultural power of East Asia. Due to a combination of having a series of corrupt emperor's, European (but not American) imperialism, it went through a dark period. Which got darker in WW2. Then worse under the CCP.


    True, but China holds a bigger grudge against Taiwan for existing than against Japan for its actions in the Sino-Japanese war.
  • The Song of Satisfaction
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    That is all.
  • Bloody William: Mr.Insightful: Historically, China was the largest cultural power of East Asia. Due to a combination of having a series of corrupt emperor's, European (but not American) imperialism, it went through a dark period. Which got darker in WW2. Then worse under the CCP.

    True, but China holds a bigger grudge against Taiwan for existing than against Japan for its actions in the Sino-Japanese war.


    I for one am thankful Japan took a tough stand against allergies.
  • Yeah it's probably time to change our approach from a One China policy to recognizing Taiwan as an independent country. China is like Nazi Germany - it cannot be appeased and it will run roughshod over human rights of minorities.

    Yes, I understand that the US is hardly perfect, but objectively speaking would anyone rather live in China?
  • There were Snickers and Baby Ruths in the candy bowl at work yesterday.  I did a taste test and Baby Ruth won hands down:  more peanuts, lighter consistency that doesn't overwork your jaw trying to chew it, and similar flavor.

    Xi should stick to Bit O' Honey
  • +1 Headline, Subby. I laffed.

    But I didn't know Mr Mouse owned the Mars/Snickers company

    South Park Season 23 Episode 2 "Band In China" Clip "SHUT THE F*CK UP THOR"
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    Definitely NSFW
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