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Subject: Commies's fake boycott against Carrefour
YelliChink    4/19/2008 8:38:23 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7356107.stm Anti-French rallies across China Protesters in several Chinese cities have gathered to demand a boycott of French products and denounce campaigns for Tibetan independence. Hundreds of people demonstrated in cities including Beijing, Wuhan, Hefei, Kunming, and Qingdao - often outside stores of the French chain Carrefour. Passions ran high, but the protests were closely patrolled by police. Protesters say they are angry at the scale of protests that accompanied the Olympic torch relay in Paris. They have also denounced French President Nicolas Sarkozy's refusal to confirm whether he will attend the opening ceremony of the Games. Pictures from the central city of Wuhan showed large crowds congregating outside a Carrefour supermarket. Protesters use lorries to block access to an outlet of the French Carrefour chain in Hefei, eastern China In Hefei, protesters used lorries to block access to a Carrefour shop The chain, which reportedly operates more than 100 outlets in China, has restated its support for Beijing's hosting of the Olympics this August, but is accused by some protesters of backing the campaign for Tibetan independence. "Oppose Tibet independence, support the Olympics," read one placard; "Say no to French goods," said another. Some placards went further, depicting Nazi swastikas on the French flag. Many protesters also bore images of the disabled Chinese athlete Jin Jing, who shot to prominence in China after fending off anti-Beijing protesters in Paris. In Beijing, protests were reported at a Carrefour, and outside the French embassy and a French school, though police were said to have dispersed the crowds rapidly. "For the moment, it's pretty calm," a Carrefour employee in Beijing told AFP news agency earlier on Saturday, confirming that dozens of protesters had gathered outside. "There is a strong feeling that authorities do not want it to get out of hand," said the employee, who did not want to be named. Campaigners for Tibetan independence have used the Olympics torch relay in several cities around the world to stage public protests against Chinese rule in Tibet. Scuffles between torch bearers and protesters in cities including London and Paris have forced host nations to mount tight security operations to protect the torch on its journey. =================================================================== In China, such public demonstration is tightly controlled by police. Apparently, it is a commie policy to do so. What I think commies are trying to do, is that they know they screw up in many ways, especially the Olympics. Nationalism is just one card they are playing now in order to stabilize the situation before the end of the Olympics. What will happen is hard to tell.
 
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Zhang Fei       4/19/2008 5:28:44 PM
I can't imagine ordinary Chinese daring to stage protests, given that they are not permitted in China. At minimum, being present at a protest means having a dossier in your name created at the Ministry of State Security (&>2269;&>3478;&>3433;&>0840;&&7096;). My feeling is that these protests are sponsored and funded by the Chinese government.
 
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Zhang Fei       4/19/2008 5:28:59 PM
I can't imagine ordinary Chinese daring to stage protests, given that they are not permitted in China. At minimum, being present at a protest means having a dossier in your name created at the Ministry of State Security (&>2269;&>3478;&>3433;&>0840;&&7096;). My feeling is that these protests are sponsored and funded by the Chinese government.
 
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Zhang Fei       4/19/2008 5:31:21 PM
I can't imagine ordinary Chinese daring to stage protests, given that they are not permitted in China. At minimum, being present at a protest means having a dossier in your name created at the Ministry of State Security (&>2269;&>3478;&>3433;&>0840;&&7096;). My feeling is that these protests are sponsored and funded by the Chinese government.
 
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YelliChink       4/19/2008 5:34:15 PM
Funny thing is that there were rumors (again called news in Taiwan I guess) a few weeks ago that said there were some secret talks between ROC MOD and DCNS/Thales about new weapons sale. Maybe commies are trying to convince French government that they will do something if the rumors become reality.

Also, just look at the picture. Commie police will arrest a few people protesting over anything. A convoy of trucks? No commie involvement? I'd check news about flying pigs.

 
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Zhang Fei       4/20/2008 9:57:53 PM
I think it would be seriously amusing if they burned down a Carrefour. Everyone knows that ordinary Chinese can?t demonstrate without government sponsorship. The destruction of a store would signal to foreign investors that the Chinese government will destroy foreign property when foreign relations are under stress. Part of the reason for the recent surge in investment in China is because of all the foreign promoters who have been talking China up. The crispy burned-out shell of a foreign store would be a useful counterpoint to their sunny projections. In conjunction with all the punitive regulations the Chinese have been putting up against foreign investment in the past several years, I suspect the shine on the China story will finally come off.
 
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