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[–] sneakybells 1 points 61 points (+62|-1) ago 

This is a god damn civil service. Thank you OP.

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[–] CisLord 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'd be pretty pissed if they locked up the only ones willing and able to help me.

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[–] HPB 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Heh I'm sat in China reading this and didn't get a paywall. The irony...

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Maybe they want the chinese to rid this article

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[–] bakedpotato486 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you using any script blockers? I didn't see any paywall either...

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No pay wall in Canada either.

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[–] OftenTooRude 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

According to Amnesty International, around 120 lawyers…
Teng Biao, a Chinese lawyer and activist currently in America, says it includes nearly all of China’s civil-rights lawyers.

How large is China? How many civil-rights lawyers does it have? Just 120? AI's statement of "around 120 lawyers" having gotten questioned is an objective one from a generally trustworthy source. However, the statement that those were "nearly all of China's civil-rights lawyers", —the statement which informed the headline—, is opinion from "a Chinese lawyer and activist currently in America". Note that which lawyers you consider civil-rights lawyers is largely a matter of opinion. Such opinion is easy to defend, even to the point of non-falsifiability: Faced with conflicting evidence, you can simply say that you don't consider any of the other lawyers to be true civil-rights lawyers.

Finding a good lawyer in China may become harder.

Of all the lawyers in China, 120 are how many percent? Of course, "may" is also malleable. Your mother "may" be a whore.

This article would have been better if it had stuck to the facts, which in themselves are concerning enough.

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[–] kosmic_osmo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i will say its scary to think a nation that large would only have 120 or so civil rights lawyers

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[–] didntsayeeeee 1 points 41 points (+42|-1) ago 

You gotta admit that being a civil rights lawyer in China is just asking for trouble.

Condemnation from world leaders in 3, 2... haha, just kidding, as long as the Chinese Government keeps up the trade thing they can do whatever they want.

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[–] PM-me-about-Autism 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Asking four trouble for doing the right thing. I don't get that concept. It doesn't mean anything except as a pretty fudge for tyrants.

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[–] Shandsman 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

That's like the old italian man from catch 22 who told the soldier he supported the axis troops when they came to town and the supported the allied troops. It is better to live on your feet than die on your knee he would say and the soldier kept telling him he had it wrong but he just didn't see that he had no principles he wanted to die for.

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[–] repoman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe we could balance our trade deficit by exporting some SJWs to China where they are actually needed.

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[–] owyn_merrilin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

as long as the Chinese Government keeps up the trade thing they can do whatever they want.

More importantly, as long as certain Chinese individuals keep selling made-in-china-for-china stuff (which is so much cheaper/better for the price than made-in-China-for-export stuff, i.e., almost literally everything available at retail in the West) to westerners online. I've gotten everything from $30 equivalent knives for under $10 to a friggin' USB Bluetooth dongle for $2 and free shipping that way. I feel for the people of China, but holy hell have I gotten some deals out of that country.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought about doing that. Have you had any problems with the manufacturers or custom agents?

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[–] AberdolfLincler 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Some people are willing to die for their beliefs. Sure, they could probably run, but I guess they'd rather fight for their people. So whether or not they were "asking for trouble", you can't really blame some people for standing up for human rights, against all odds.

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[–] Snagglerock 2 points 31 points (+33|-2) ago 

Just remember this is the country our corporations admire and want to support. It's great for business.. Not so much for people.

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[–] Valyrios 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

People? You mean our loyal and loving labour force? Hail Corporate!

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hail Corporate! Heil Hydra!

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Remember those remarks when Romney said he just loved how the Chinese Slave laborers were forced to sleep three-person to a bunk jammed into a tiny room?

He was salivating over this. So was his audience.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can ask the 680million people that china has brought out of poverty

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[–] mark132012 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

China got them into that poverty, it's a nation's growing pains.

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[–] alexalex1432 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I don't really keep up with Chinese news but this sounds like a pretty big deal.

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[–] James557 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Unfortunately this kinda thing isn't out of the ordinary for them, but yeah it's definitely still a big deal

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This stuff comes and goes in china. Usually right before a big government announcment.

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[–] RabidRaccoon 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

At times like these we should support the One True China, whose capital is in Taipei and whose name is the Republic of China.

Accept no substitute!

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[–] josemon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You don't know what you are talking about. It is obvious that Mongolia its bidding its time. Prepare for the return of the Yuan dynasty!

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[–] RabidRaccoon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If the Qing dynasty comes back we'd have to get rid of the calendar

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

It'd be like year 5000 or some shit instead of year 104. Think of all the bits we need to waste when we stored them in a computer. Madness!

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[–] CatNamedJava 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Also they invited general tso chicken Hail Taiwan

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[–] RabidRaccoon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

General Tso's Chicken was invented in Taiwan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuo_Zongtang#General_Tso.27s_chicken

General Tso's chicken was introduced in New York in the 1970s, inspired by the dish originally prepared by Chef Peng in Taiwan.[8] Peng named the dish in honor of the historic figure

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[–] MrPim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think General Tso is gonna make it.

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[–] klngonwarr 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Do not worry, we too soon shall be picking up people who do share the collective's goals

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[–] codioBunny 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Being a civil rights lawyer in China? These are (maybe even were at this point) some brave people.

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[–] repoman 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Right up there with Republicans in Portland.

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[–] voidchoice 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I wonder what the future of the world is when we do business with people like this. I cringe whenever I see a trade deal being struck and think to myself how many are being exploited behind all those handshaking suits and smiling faces. Millions I suspect!

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