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    China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

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    By ANITA CHANG, Associated Press Anita Chang, Associated Press 1 hr 59 mins ago

    BEIJING Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a concerted show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution" apparently modeled after pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East.
    Authorities detained activists, increased the number of police on the streets, disconnected some mobile phone text messaging services and censored Internet postings about the call to stage protests at 2 p.m. in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other major cities.
    The campaign did not gain much traction among ordinary citizens and the chances of overthrowing the Communist government are slim, considering Beijing's tight controls over the media and Internet. A student-led, pro-democracy movement in 1989 was crushed by the military and hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed.
    On Sunday, police took at least three people away in Beijing, one of whom tried to lay down white jasmine flowers while hundreds of people milled about the protest gathering spot, outside a McDonald's on the capital's busiest shopping street. In Shanghai, police led away three people near the planned protest spot after they scuffled in an apparent bid to grab the attention of passers-by.
    Here goes! China flexing muscle.
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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

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    Here goes! China flexing muscle.
    Have they ever pretended not being a communist country?

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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Have they ever pretended not being a communist country?
    Maybe that's why liberals lick their boots so much.
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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe that's why liberals lick their boots so much.
    The only Purpose of this post, is to get a rise out of someone.

    Seriously bro?

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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The only Purpose of this post, is to get a rise out of someone.

    Seriously bro?
    While crude perhaps, there is a ring of truth to it, I mean after all even Obama has openly admired china and how they do business...

    Just sayin.
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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    While crude perhaps, there is a ring of truth to it, I mean after all even Obama has openly admired china and how they do business...

    Just sayin.
    Right or wrong I'm inclined to agree... One should admire such efficiency.

    But no, saying such a blanket statement has no purpose except to spark animosity.

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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Right or wrong I'm inclined to agree... One should admire such efficiency.

    But no, saying such a blanket statement has no purpose except to spark animosity.
    The price of Gov't efficiency the way they do business is the loss of personal freedoms and liberty.
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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The price of Gov't efficiency the way they do business is the loss of personal freedoms and liberty.
    Slow down there Captain America.

    I'm not saying I want it that way, but in a morbid way, it is rather impressive for the Chinese to say "Right! We want to build the biggest Dam in the world. You over there, city of 2 million people, get up, you're moving".

    "One should admire such efficiency" - Garack, Deep Space Nine

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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    China is Communist in name only, its an authoritarian nation that likes money.
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    Re: China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The only Purpose of this post, is to get a rise out of someone.

    Seriously bro?
    I just want the libs to see who butt their kissing that's all. It should get a rise out of them, and they need to think about which country they ought to be admiring.
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