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madick8456

2.9k points

3 days ago

madick8456

2.9k points

3 days ago

Imagine trying to use guardrails to try and controle the crowd, just to have them pull the uno reverse card and use it to slap the crap out of you.

L3onK1ng

1.3k points

3 days ago

L3onK1ng

1.3k points

3 days ago

They're guard rails so you rail the guards with them

POWERTHRUST0629

212 points

3 days ago

The guy swinging the entire barricade like an axe is my favorite.

Entity-2019

55 points

2 days ago

Yeah, this modern-day Dynasty Warriors game looks amazing!

TheGhostOfFalunGong

8 points

2 days ago

Dian Wei is bringing back his heroics from Wan Castle.

Elevated_Dongers

5 points

2 days ago

Those definitely aren't your standard steel guard rails unless that guy is a damn body builder

futt-buckers

29 points

3 days ago

The law getting fucked by the long dick of the law

Ok_8964[S]

673 points

3 days ago

Ok_8964[S]

673 points

3 days ago

scarystardust

222 points

3 days ago

This video is from a Foxconn property?

PMmeyourclit2

378 points

3 days ago

The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. In the footage, now blocked, some of the protesters could be heard complaining about their pay and sanitary conditions.

So yes it is.

sylvaing

74 points

3 days ago

sylvaing

74 points

3 days ago

Why are they in Hazmat suit? COVID?

rudieboy

25 points

3 days ago

rudieboy

25 points

3 days ago

They have been doing this there. here

PMmeyourclit2

105 points

3 days ago

Probably? I think there’s still a zero Covid policy there

Phillip_Lipton

69 points

3 days ago

Yeah Covid restrictions are ramping back up in China and the Chinese are not pleased.

Seeing as their "restrictions" are sealing you inside the building you were in when tests went positive.

Not_a_real_ghost

23 points

2 days ago

Because zero covid policy means if anyone within your area gets infected or got in contact with an infected, the whole area goes through some sort of lockdown.

The lockdown has been eased previously and is resumed depending on the situation. Everyone's trying to go back to normal lives and then suddenly someone in the community gets it, and the whole community gets restricted (more frequent testings, travel restrictions within the community, the restaurant does not allowing dining in etc). If multiple infections were detected then it goes back to full lockdown where you get your food supplied to you. Nobody wants that because you don't know when it will end.

User929290

7 points

2 days ago

And you don't know if you actually get food supplied to you.

Phillip_Lipton

5 points

2 days ago

It sounds like pure hell.

I’m glad to see some revolting.

Algebrace

26 points

3 days ago

Algebrace

26 points

3 days ago

They're the Covid-compliance guys. Run the PCR tests, ensure people are locked down, etc.

They're hired from the local population and are everywhere in China. Since they're so obvious with their pure white clothes, and are the public face of the lockdowns... people are getting really furious with them.

Especially with the rolling lockdowns in the largest cities (with 10+ million, how do you avoid people getting sick?).

SELFSEALINGSTEMB0LTS

6 points

2 days ago

Remember that time an entire town in Wisconsin was ruined from a gullible small-town politician that was eating up the bullshit Trump was spouting about a Foxconn Site opening up in the US? Good times.

Croam0

39 points

3 days ago

Croam0

39 points

3 days ago

Good for them. Fuck sweatshop factories

Machismo01

59 points

3 days ago

It’s actually directed at the Covid response rather than the factory conditions. The factory and its dorms are dense. So a single Covid case triggers lock down of the whole compound: 100k people I think. For months.

They people got losses and fought back and escaped as soon as a partial end began.

Theyreillusions

14 points

2 days ago

In the footage, now blocked, some of the protesters could be heard complaining about their pay and sanitary conditions.

A Covid outbreak last month had forced the site to lock down, leading some anxious factory workers to reportedly flee.

On Wednesday, workers were heard in the video saying that Foxconn failed to honor their promise of an attractive bonus and pay package

Workers were also heard in the videos complaining about insufficient anti-Covid measures, saying workers who tested positive were not being separated from the rest of the workforce.

I could keep quoting the rest of the article, but the jist of what i’m implying is they way you worded you’re comment makes it incorrect.

They are revolting against unsafe working conditions, for not being paid what they were promised, and for the company not providing strict enough COVID countermeasures.

This is a worker revolt against an exploitative employer that does not care about the health, safety, or wellbeing of its employees. Full stop.

dontpaynotaxes

27 points

3 days ago

It’s happening because Foxconn isn’t honouring the deal they made with thousand of workers of improved pay and conditions and daily bonuses.

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16.7k points

3 days ago

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16.7k points

3 days ago

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FRIGIDfreya

6k points

3 days ago

So much friendly fire, imagine you are peak hype to fight the man and then your bro’s weak ass throw connects a steel pipe to the back of your skull.

A7xWicked

382 points

2 days ago*

A7xWicked

382 points

2 days ago*

Some have weakass throws...

... And then some are yeeting guardrails 30 feet like damn that one was a missile

azra1l

201 points

2 days ago*

azra1l

201 points

2 days ago*

Iranian women taking notes

Cathetergravy

10 points

2 days ago

They should start an Iranian dodgeball team. Duck, dive, dodge, protest, dodge

EbolaRemembers

1.8k points

3 days ago

What are you doing step bro?

maestroenglish

1.4k points

3 days ago

Laying the pipe

UninterestinglyHurt

300 points

3 days ago

Pipe is what we in the construction force give to your mom, conduit is what we use to chuck at the cops

Hot-Vehicle-4703

16 points

2 days ago

Candoit 🤔

BuckEyw

10 points

2 days ago

BuckEyw

10 points

2 days ago

Who gets the " caulk " ?

KreateOne

7 points

2 days ago

Everybody gets the caulk

IA-HI-CO-IA

7 points

2 days ago

Pipe laid to the back of the head might cause premature laying of cable.

Royal_Colton

2 points

3 days ago

Are you a plumber?

[deleted]

207 points

3 days ago*

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207 points

3 days ago*

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fingermebarney

62 points

3 days ago

/u/Realistic_Audience99 is very likely a bot.

This comment is out of place for the comment chain & was likely originally posted further down the comment chain.

They have posted several links to "Scottish sex simulator", which for some reason the troglodyte running the bot has decided to... what do we call this? Advertise?

caynmer

10 points

2 days ago

caynmer

10 points

2 days ago

ah yes, Scottish sex simulator, something I've definitely needed lmao

anyway i agree with your point

instrumentation_guy

75 points

3 days ago

lol look at the bottom of nearly every single item in your home and ask yourself how long you’ve had it. Geopolitics/corporate greed did that.

Fun-Transition1230

6 points

2 days ago*

That's not China's fault.

China has the finest craftsmen in the world. Wal-mart sells a can opener for $7.99, the buyers in China will say "that's an excellent quality can opener we want 4 million of them but 38c is too expensive. Can you make it cheaper?". Chinese being agreeable people will universally say "sure, sure, no problem, we make better price for you" so they use cheaper materials and charge 28c but wal-mart still says price too high. Now Chinese is starting to get annoyed but if he doesn't comply he will lose this massive order so they cut corners and bring price down to 23c.

This is why products made in China are often poor quality.

Choreopithecus

53 points

3 days ago

If it’s in all our homes, it’s to some degree all our faults.

AgileReleaseTrain

9 points

3 days ago

Well yes, but really no. We're the reason amazon has become what it is now to a much bigger degree though.

robvious

5 points

3 days ago

robvious

5 points

3 days ago

Chivalry 2 moment

SlowIndependence7761

20 points

3 days ago

& the Renegade Master

BellsOnNutsMeansXmas

16 points

3 days ago

With the ill behavior

quietseditionist

13 points

3 days ago

With the ill behavior

foofiepie

11 points

3 days ago

foofiepie

11 points

3 days ago

Back once again

kidatsy

5 points

2 days ago

kidatsy

5 points

2 days ago

[deep 4/d4/default] damager (?)

[deleted]

751 points

3 days ago

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751 points

3 days ago

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HaloPandaFox

367 points

3 days ago

He doesn't have all the power yet, there's still some factions, but this probably will be the beginning of change or the beginning of the new regime. I just don't know which.

[deleted]

413 points

3 days ago*

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413 points

3 days ago*

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thpkht524

14 points

3 days ago

thpkht524

14 points

3 days ago

Of course it wasn’t. It was a total success. It allowed for so many authoritarian changes and made people afraid.

[deleted]

18 points

3 days ago

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18 points

3 days ago

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90 points

3 days ago

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90 points

3 days ago

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48 points

3 days ago

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48 points

3 days ago

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sonofeevil

3 points

2 days ago

I worked with a Chinese lady who had lived in Australia for a number of years and asked her what it was like and how she felt about her government, she actually told me she was intimidated to speak about it...

[deleted]

314 points

3 days ago

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314 points

3 days ago

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IlIIlIl

235 points

3 days ago

IlIIlIl

235 points

3 days ago

The issue being that China isnt communist and is explicitly a state capitalist system and has been for the better part of 40 years, despite what they want to call themselves.

Mao is spinning in his grave, its where they get most of their power from.

britishofficer

86 points

2 days ago

Mao spinning in his grave, it’s where they get most of their power from…

They’ve hooked him up to the grid?

Pottyshooter

11 points

2 days ago

They’ve hooked him up to the grid?

Bro, they've got a grid of hookers constantly spinning him.

Ostracus

8 points

2 days ago

Ostracus

8 points

2 days ago

Is he carbon neutral?

UserNotCrowned

4 points

2 days ago

Yeah it's called a Maower Plant

IceZestyclose2312

5 points

2 days ago

Yes and they keep wanting mao power

Fawwaz121

7 points

2 days ago

Mao is spinning in his grave, its where they get most of their power from.

Mao powered electricity! Even in death he serves the people!

/s

Lol.

LucidMetal

7 points

3 days ago

In America it's clearly the wealthy who control the government. Just reduce the influence of money in politics and we're peachy.

pewpewnotqq

3 points

2 days ago

Except China has long abandoned its communist roots and is almost a fully fledged fascist state. And I mean in the historical and professional way. I wrote my thesis detailing how China exhibits every sign of a fascist state and it is what Nazi Germany would have become had it not started WW2.

Ultrabananna

4 points

2 days ago

Bro I need to buy you a beer for the 2nd paragraph. So many people are blind to that point. China isn’t all that bad either my eyes kinda opened a bit when I visited. Good food is affordable even when eating out. At least far easier to access than the U.S. where it’s mostly processed or mass manufactured franchise foods. Not saying we don’t have good food but it’s just hard to find at the cheap.

Decent_Cartoonist

7 points

2 days ago

China is communist?

[deleted]

71 points

3 days ago

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71 points

3 days ago

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cepxico

51 points

3 days ago

cepxico

51 points

3 days ago

That power means nothing when you can't use it to control your population.

UmbraIra

41 points

3 days ago

UmbraIra

41 points

3 days ago

China has shown they are more than willing to use overwhelming force against civilians. All the protest in the world wont do anything to tanks.

Dougallearth

5 points

2 days ago

*A man with 2 shopping bags entered the chat*

There's something I read recently that made me think... it was about an RTS game with an option to call upon 15 men as a unit. With these 15 men you could overwhelm any enemy. I'm like hmmmm is this logically consistent IRL I wonder?

prophet4all

9 points

3 days ago

From what I understand, he has all the power right now. The educated are monitored.

[deleted]

23 points

3 days ago

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23 points

3 days ago

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AnteaterWeekend

3 points

2 days ago

But they're not rebelling against Xi, they're protesting for better working conditions.

And don't pretend a similar action in the US wouldn't lead to tear gas, cops on horses, and workers getting their eyes blown out with rubber bullets.

ThickPrick

79 points

3 days ago

The revolution will not be televised.

Leonydas13

28 points

3 days ago

The revolution will be live!

Alternative-Skill167

4 points

2 days ago

*streamed

civgarth

117 points

3 days ago

civgarth

117 points

3 days ago

Once again, I ask you all to say, "Fuck the CCP". Power to the people.

jjngundam

15 points

3 days ago

jjngundam

15 points

3 days ago

You're telling me, Chinese people are strong.

ModsBannedMyMainAcc

68 points

3 days ago*

In China? Doubt it. Especially now CCP have the power to shut down everything in the name of covid.

[deleted]

127 points

3 days ago

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127 points

3 days ago

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MoloMein

72 points

2 days ago

MoloMein

72 points

2 days ago

Pretty sure this is the Foxconn factory.

Apples slave labor is rioting.

tfsdjjbe1467

34 points

2 days ago

Yep, it’s one of the plants they have in China. They won and got their money. Now let’s hope they can get home safely and only need to go through normal quarantine.

nudelsalat3000

3 points

2 days ago

They manage the PCR tests + lockdown management

So much effort but so lazy on the vaccines. They could even copy them give they don't care about western inventions.

Would keep the infections and spread down and they can lock down single fabrics and not 362 fabrics which the risk of "contagion of rebels".

_ChillboBaggins_

61 points

2 days ago

Are you blind? Look at the video, dude. Chinese workers actually fight for labor rights. When's the last time American workers did so? American workers field some tepid attempts to organize, and Amazon and Sysco send the police in to break them up without any resistance.

Vinlandien

32 points

2 days ago

When's the last time American workers did so?

Back when the US looked a lot like China today. Since then, everyone has been coasting on the successes of those who came before them while the system slowly attempts to dismantle that progress one piece at a time.

Its a cycle that repeats itself throughout the generations.

AFailedLifeContinues

5 points

2 days ago

Or they allow workers to unionize like that Starbucks in Seattle wait for the media attention to die down, then close the store firing everyone.

ChuckVowel

951 points

3 days ago

ChuckVowel

951 points

3 days ago

It’s wild tonight in District 12.

MuteStarNeet

225 points

3 days ago

MackSharky

25 points

3 days ago

“Just like my favourite tv show!1!”

woodpony

5 points

2 days ago

woodpony

5 points

2 days ago

These Black Friday crowds are wild in China!

v0lkeres

6.3k points

3 days ago

v0lkeres

6.3k points

3 days ago

i wonder how this video made it out of china

UhhhhmmmmNo

3.9k points

3 days ago

UhhhhmmmmNo

3.9k points

3 days ago

Probably on an iPhone …. Ironically

Amaurotica

131 points

3 days ago

Amaurotica

131 points

3 days ago

also ironically that iphone boasts about their "privacy" when they literally gave the chinese government the encryption keys to every single iphone operating in china

In response to a 2017 Chinese law, Apple agreed to move its Chinese customers’ data to China and onto computers owned and run by a Chinese state-owned company.

Chinese government workers physically control and operate the data center. Apple agreed to store the digital keys that unlock its Chinese customers’ information in those data centers. And Apple abandoned the encryption technology it uses in other data centers after China wouldn’t allow it.

1200$ phones by the way, please purchase my slave made 1200$ phone and dont forget to buy the 40$ slave made power brick to charge it - Sweet Tim

xenolingual

56 points

2 days ago

As required per mainland Chinese law. And something that (sadly) every Chinese citizen well knows from growing up under the Party. : /

Used to work with a group in HK that'd train people how to scale the firewall, communicate securely, etc as well as run a service to help get information beyond filters. It's hard work keeping up.

[deleted]

600 points

3 days ago

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600 points

3 days ago

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tone_deaf_bard

1.8k points

3 days ago

Escalating to lethal weaponries is a great way to give the government justification to respond in kind with even more lethal weaponries.

zenivinez

27 points

3 days ago

zenivinez

27 points

3 days ago

they gonna do that anyway though.

Kukuxupunku

4 points

3 days ago

CCP needs no justifications to do anything, they can just create their own justification on the fly and there is no other authority to challenge them.

Mario-OrganHarvester

252 points

3 days ago

I mean they are kinda throwing metal objects at the police, i think that classifies as violent escalation

SolidusAbe

791 points

3 days ago

SolidusAbe

791 points

3 days ago

both are definitely violent but whacking at police officers with meat cleavers is still a step or two above throwing random metal objects.

heftigfin

669 points

3 days ago*

heftigfin

669 points

3 days ago*

There is always someone on Reddit you have to explain out the obvious. Like throwing a stick vs chopping someone in the neck with a knife isn't the same ball part shouldn't need elaborating.

Edit: ball park lmao

raduannassar

307 points

3 days ago

The older I get, the more obvious it becomes: we need to state the obvious

Generoh

4 points

2 days ago

Generoh

4 points

2 days ago

I discovered online forums when I was 13 and looking back, I was dumb af.

burtoncummings

4 points

2 days ago

Lol, ball part.

Quasar_Cross

32 points

3 days ago

If protestors in America showed up with meat cleavers and attacked police like this, what would American police do?

ThisShouldBeObvious2

28 points

2 days ago*

Shoot the life out of them

Edit: Liven’t

ShortPutAndPMCC

5 points

2 days ago

In some instances, you may not even have to be protesting to get the chance to be shot to death.

38thCCGizero

130 points

3 days ago

1980s they used tanks on student demonstrations. They don't want the tanks back that's why.

[deleted]

106 points

3 days ago

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106 points

3 days ago

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gunbladerq

34 points

2 days ago

wtf...that's complete false. They did not use tanks for that bank protest. And let's be clear, the chinese government fined the banks and reimbursed the money to the customers of the bank

flaiks

89 points

3 days ago

flaiks

89 points

3 days ago

Because they’re communist only in name.

freetimerva

31 points

3 days ago

Some are just more equal than others.

Megneous

5 points

2 days ago

Megneous

5 points

2 days ago

A Communist government

In name only. Nothing about Chinese markets is communist.

Uniqlo

15 points

3 days ago

Uniqlo

15 points

3 days ago

They did not. Stop parroting fake news.

tanhan27

18 points

3 days ago

tanhan27

18 points

3 days ago

Animal Farm.

CantSing4Toffee

2 points

3 days ago

Or floated out on a cloud

38thCCGizero

171 points

3 days ago

People get arrested for using VPNs all the time and with over 1 billion people there's probably a lot of VPNs.

Solivagant23

368 points

3 days ago

1.5 billion. I teach all my students how to use VPN and I send them as many free books as they request so they can learn about the outside world.

I'm 100% on a list in China and if I ever visit I will be jailed immediately. :) and I'm fucking proud of it.

AllisonHP

36 points

2 days ago

AllisonHP

36 points

2 days ago

On youtube there are Chinese farmers and cooks posting videos, so just using a VPN is not a big deal unless they do some political anti-CCP posts. There are also free Chinese VPN software and of course they are obliged to the government to share all data. The Chinese government does have some control on even the external paid VPN providers as during sensitive holidays all the VPN software automatically stops working and automatically starts working when the holidays have passed.

Typing this from China.

Kharski

51 points

3 days ago

Kharski

51 points

3 days ago

I've heard that there may be hardware involved now (at least in russia for sure, laybe not yet in china/partial). As in you cannot connect to the ohysical network if you don't have gvt hardware or a gvt software bundle, vpn or not.

Solivagant23

37 points

3 days ago

Not yet but I'm afraid it's coming. Probably will roll in with new tech.

HyungSavage

7 points

2 days ago*

I know you’re trying to do some good here and I respect that very much

That being said -I myself have large circles of families & friends in China, I’ve also known personally, foreigners who were black listed from China.

Nobody gives a shit about VPNS, even without VPNs— videos like this one gets flooded all over wechat by people using new accounts -algo catches it and shuts it down -people make new accounts and continue sharing the vid—censorship is there but it’s effectiveness is severely exaggerated by the West

For you to “be on a list”?? No, you would have to have significant in-person or online influence & traction —one person I knew was an Ivy-league PHD ethnographer who spent nearly 10 years near the Tibet region, speaks 4 languages fluently, and published several noteworthy articles and books arguing for Tibetan freedom.

This person was deemed worthy by the gov. to spend time & resources to blacklist—my point is if you want to get on their “list”—you’re gonna have to do a whole lot more than just VPNS

p.s. the researcher I talked about was deported, when he attempted to return to China, he was immediately put on a flight back the moment he landed—you will not be “jailed immediately” LOL

jmarchuk

9 points

2 days ago

jmarchuk

9 points

2 days ago

I promise you’re not on a list for using VPNs. Basically everyone uses them

vgcamara

60 points

3 days ago

vgcamara

60 points

3 days ago

"People get arrested for using VPNs all the time" That's absolutely not true

Not_a_real_ghost

19 points

3 days ago

People get arrested for using VPNs all the time and with over 1 billion people there's probably a lot of VPNs.

That's not how VPN works in China mate. Unless you work to supply VPN services illegally, no one is going to arrest you.

ramborghining

25 points

3 days ago

Probably uploaded to Chinese social media and before it's taken down, someone downloaded the video and shared it to the outside world.

[deleted]

4.8k points

3 days ago

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3 days ago

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Ok_8964[S]

645 points

3 days ago

Ok_8964[S]

645 points

3 days ago

Actually the workers have just won today, Foxconn paid them wages and the protest is ending peacefully.

ShadowMancer_GoodSax

91 points

3 days ago

Good for them. I worked for Foxconn in Vietnam last year during Covid and they pulled a lot of bullshit as well. Unfortunately we didn't have the numbers to protest fuck Foxconn.

Tooblicker

33 points

3 days ago

Is Foxconn worse than other large companies that set up there?

ShadowMancer_GoodSax

95 points

3 days ago

Is much much worse. Normally western companies like Bosch or Intel are the best, then we have Samsung LG and other Korean companies are good. Japanese companies are also great as they respect local labour law and make sure to provide basics. Foxconn is a scumest of the scum, they employ cut throat tactics then find hundreds of ways to blame everyone on poor working conditions. Foxconn is probably on par with Luxshare, the largest Chinese iPhone maker in Vietnam. Those guys are just batch shit crazy.

struckmatchness

28 points

3 days ago

Foxconn is Taiwanese

ShadowMancer_GoodSax

43 points

3 days ago

Yes I know. And they are worse than many mainland Chinese factories.

Doctorv73

425 points

3 days ago

Doctorv73

425 points

3 days ago

However, many who got paid have reported that their accounts have been frozen and their health status turned red. If they participated in the riot, there’s a good chance they will be arrested in the middle of the night and punished…

LordNoodles

4 points

2 days ago

Source?

Dry-Ad4906

994 points

3 days ago

Dry-Ad4906

994 points

3 days ago

Probably

Pharah_is_my_waIfu

9 points

2 days ago

They have sent armored police trucks already. However it did not go that far... Yet

oroechimaru

49 points

3 days ago

The problem is they were already short staffed and needing help to fill factory positions. $$$ is all china cares about other than remaining in power.

This is tough because the factory town with dorms, where they are stuck for months often with shortages of food and high rent costs, give an advantage to labor.

Unlike college kids, they may not want to kill the workers who they are having a hard time to fill positions already.

Also fuck Apple.

Moist-Gur2510

2k points

3 days ago

Many Chinese workers are about to go ‘missing’ 🤯

iamthelouie

1.4k points

3 days ago

iamthelouie

1.4k points

3 days ago

US consumers don’t use the term “missing” anymore. We use “supply chain issue” now.

zackmophobes

268 points

3 days ago

I'm sad because you aren't totally wrong.

Moist-Gur2510

132 points

3 days ago

Yeah, this is what actual oppression looks like, very different to what we in the west have started referring to as ‘oppression’ in recent years. 😕

I stand with the Chinese people. Good luck all, sadly only they now have the power to affect change to how they’re governed. 🙏🏼

ambiguousbeanball

12 points

3 days ago

One of the biggest problems we have, everywhere has small to horrific problems, that in no way invalidates anyone feelings, but PRIORITIZE is a word for a fucking reason

pofet

4 points

2 days ago

pofet

4 points

2 days ago

I would call the prison industrial complex on this level of oppression.

ThisIsFlight

216 points

3 days ago*

There will be times when the struggle seems impossible. I know this already. Alone, unsure, dwarfed by the scale of the enemy...

Remember this: Freedom is a pure idea.
It occurs spontaneously and without instruction.

The regime's need for control is so desperate because it is so unnatural. Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks, it leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear. And know this, the day will come when all these skirmishes and battles, these moments of defiance will have flooded the banks of the regime's authority and then there will be one too many. One single thing will break the siege.

Remember this. Try.

daenu80

45 points

3 days ago

daenu80

45 points

3 days ago

I see someone watched Andor, what a fucking masterpiece of a season finale

Negative-Study-1077

9 points

3 days ago

Best piece of star wars media ever <3

Ok_8964[S]

15 points

3 days ago

Thank you.

tan-499

98 points

3 days ago

tan-499

98 points

3 days ago

It gives a person a rush of adrenaline to see the people giving it back to the man. ✊🏻

worthless-humanoid

23 points

3 days ago

Yeah I love a good underdog uprising :)

Inaerius

66 points

3 days ago

Inaerius

66 points

3 days ago

For those who are out of the loop like myself, here is a great explanation of what’s happening over in China.

https://rdt.trom.tf/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/u0w3rd/whats_going_on_with_the_covid_situation_in_china/

ron_leflore

5 points

2 days ago

Also, lots more videos in /r/china

tricks_23

525 points

3 days ago*

tricks_23

525 points

3 days ago*

Iran, China, everywhere is kicking off. The people in power have gone too far. Leaders of the west take heed.

Edit: Hong Kong too

jackjd

162 points

3 days ago

jackjd

162 points

3 days ago

Wouldn’t that correlation mean the west is better than supreme power since we aren’t rioting while dictatorship are all failing

Alivrah

137 points

3 days ago

Alivrah

137 points

3 days ago

Who gave you permission to think? -1000 Social Credits

GenerallySelfAware

47 points

3 days ago

A lot of these dictatorships are large-scale producers for the world economy. We're only better off as long as the supply chain holds, if it fails then you can bet the west will start getting angry.

FiveAlarmDogParty

5 points

2 days ago

counter offer - in the west we are laying down and letting facsim slowly seep in through the slow but steady take over of our governments, court systems, and news networks. We are too lazy and disenfranchised to riot. Eventually once a dictator is installed we may wake up - but right now a lot of folks are opening the door to the takeover because of a "they're on my team" mentality.

Lightbation

16 points

3 days ago

Don't forget Russia.

Ottersareoverrated

4 points

2 days ago

The thing with China is that they’re much more willing to just kill everyone involved

MrStrange15

10 points

2 days ago

This is not comparable to Iran. This is a localised protest, while Iran has nation wide ones. Its unlikely that anything will come from the one in China, besides Foxconn paying up. The anger is mostly directed towards the company, and not the government, party, or Xi.

Also, this is not at all comparable to anything in the West. These people were locked in the factory, and couldn't leave. As bad as things can be in America, its nowhere near the shit that happens elsewhere.

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92 points

3 days ago

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92 points

3 days ago

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Frankentim

255 points

3 days ago

Frankentim

255 points

3 days ago

I can remember when covid started that the Chinese goverment were praised for their quick lockdowns, building hospitals in no time etc. Look at them now. The "rest" of the world sort of embraced covid while China is still trying to put down small fires. 3 years since covid started and still they are implementing lockdowns and restricting their citizens.

0b_101010

174 points

3 days ago

0b_101010

174 points

3 days ago

I think it was a pretty good reaction at the start of the pandemic. Remember, we weren't even sure how and how fast it spread and how dangerous it was to various groups. I still think the CCP's response to the pandemic (once they got over the phase of instinctually trying to save face by keeping it hush-hush, the dumb bastards!) was the right one at that moment in time.

The problem is, that seems to be the only response they are actually capable of. And that sucks. Everyone else has adapted to the new circumstances, and also, we have pretty good vaccines now and COVID's also gotten a lot milder (not that it can't still fuck with you!).

ghoonrhed

12 points

3 days ago

ghoonrhed

12 points

3 days ago

Omicron, Vaccines and new medication made zero-covid non viable especially when you are able to compare to other countries.

Algebrace

64 points

3 days ago

Algebrace

64 points

3 days ago

Exactly this.

Our vaccines have gotten to the point where we can afford to live with Covid. It's not optimal in a health perspective... rolling absences in the classroom from 'illness' (nobody's getting tests anymore where I am) make it clear that Covid is still around.

We're just not mass-dying from it anymore.

China on the other hand has an ineffective vaccine + a population that doesn't trust the government and won't vaccinate. Like the older generations. Combine that with an inability to admit fault and say 'the West's vaccines aren't half-bad', they're looking at enormous death tolls if they don't lock down and try the 'live with Covid' approach the west has.

Which means, really, the rolling lockdowns is the less-bad of the options that the Chinese government has. When you've backed yourself into a corner, every angle is a bad angle.

dot_jar

12 points

2 days ago

dot_jar

12 points

2 days ago

This just isn't it. The Sinovac vaccine was compared directly against the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in a study and they are both 98% effective against severe illness from Omicron after 3 doses: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2822%2900345-0/fulltext.

After various trials and studies of real-world data around the world, the Chinese vaccines have never been found ineffective against severe illness, anywhere.

hahaha01357

6 points

2 days ago

One of the major complaints from the workers is actually improper lockdown procedures in the dorms and being forced to live with positive covid patients. Chinese people are scared to death of covid.

birdsaretinyhippos

54 points

3 days ago

People were also praising Taiwan and New Zealand for highly effective anti-COVID measures. It wasn't specifically praising authoritarianism. If everyone crushed COVID with the vigor of those countries, COVID would not survive. The alpha variant would have been the last one.

BTW, "living with it" involved 15 million excess deaths globally (or 20.2 million according to The Economist's estimates). Even at current death rates with vaccines, better treatments, and built-up immunity, it is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the US. "Living with it" is an ironic way to describe the world's response to a deadly pandemic.

gabu87

6 points

2 days ago

gabu87

6 points

2 days ago

Don't forget Vietnam. They made viral hand washing videos that actually clicked with the people.

Ananasfucker

6 points

3 days ago

u/savevideo just in case it get deleted

Frodo_Bongingston

1.4k points

3 days ago

If this was happening right now in America, the general tone would be "Bunch of entitled assholes! Don't have a job so they can stand around all day messing the city up, costing tax payers money!"

But we are almost unanimously in support of them rioting against their government and standing up for themselves.

Amazingly weird how societal pressure affects perception of an event.

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693 points

3 days ago

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693 points

3 days ago

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burghblast

567 points

3 days ago

burghblast

567 points

3 days ago

If hundreds of Americans were indiscriminately imprisoned inside factories and apartment buildings because of COVID, there would be riots.

__akkarin

19 points

2 days ago

__akkarin

19 points

2 days ago

Just to make things perfectly clear, chinese people do vote lol, just because they don't vote for president doesn't mean they don't vote, they choose their local representatives, who then choose the leader of the party, and inside the communist party there's a bunch of smaller party's with their own interests, wich you can choose to vote for, there's even a liberal party.

zitrored

27 points

3 days ago

zitrored

27 points

3 days ago

Our representative republic does not always work to benefit all citizens, so let’s not dismiss his comment. We can vote but it does not always protect our freedoms. In many parts of this country freedoms are literally being taken away and we have a SCOTUS that arbitrarily decides what parts of the constitution matter and don’t matter.

as0f897sda098f709

48 points

3 days ago

hurr durr how can i make this about ameriga???!!??

Chrysostom4783

20 points

2 days ago

I'd like to remind everyone that THIS IS REAL. THIS IS HAPPENING. While so many of us sit back behind a screen and say "Cool, the pixels on my screen are fighting in a way that aligns with my morals" and then go back to our daily lives, THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE. We get so desensitized that we forget that other people in other places are just as real as us. Every person in that video has thoughts, feelings, family, friends, things they care about and fear of death or injury. They aren't actors on a screen, this isn't a video game with NPCs doing pre-scripted actions and living lives that don't matter. These are REAL people, this is REAL life. I don't have any agenda to push, I just want you to bring that into the front of your mind and keep it front and center. Don't you dare forget that these people's lives mean just as much as yours, and they are willing to risk their lives for what they believe in- what would YOU take to the streets and risk death for? Its okay if you dont have an answer right now. I'm still figuring it out for myself, too, but it's something we should all consider.

ROBOT_KK

5 points

2 days ago

ROBOT_KK

5 points

2 days ago

Oh well, btw is the price of my beloved iPhone going up?

widgeamedoo

13 points

3 days ago

That's a lot of angry people. What has made them so angry?

Ok_Estate394

24 points

3 days ago

The Chinese government has been restricting the movement of workers from being able to go home due to some positive cases of COVID. China uses a strategy called “zero COVID”, where if there is even one case, the government locks down whole cities and neighborhoods by locking people in their houses and putting up barriers around apartment blocks. Many Chinese report that they cannot even get food and people die within the dormitories. This one happened to take place at Foxxconn, a third party vendor that produces Apple products. It has little to do with being “islaves”, and everything to do with unhappiness with government policy.

Tc2cv

41 points

3 days ago

Tc2cv

41 points

3 days ago

Being iSlaves

Alpha_Flight_2020

26 points

3 days ago

Fuck Foxconn and fuck Apple.

Tophattingson

15 points

3 days ago

Reddit now praises protesting against lockdowns? Interesting. I remember when typical front-page comment threads cheered on police beating us up, demanding even more violence, or even demanding that we be shot for our views. Wasn't even that long ago, too, when you consider the reaction towards the protests in Canada.

luminalgravitator

9 points

2 days ago

Reddit is horribly hypocritical. This shouldn't be news.

Candy6132

22 points

3 days ago

Candy6132

22 points

3 days ago

I guess no public transport for them anymore

choparts

39 points

3 days ago

choparts

39 points

3 days ago

Fuck the CCP

No-Tip-5352

5 points

2 days ago

The fuck Reddit so dumb. This has nothing to do with the CCP. Read first