To see a bunch of Americans arguing about Chinese issues(threats, human rights) based on their ridiculous perceptions, twice more entertaining when it's a bunch of Slashdot geeks doing this. I'm always amazed to find out despite someone calling the two countries G2, how little poeple from both countries know each other.
"I think that the Chinese government has tens of millions of people in it. If you look at the army, the associated army, and whatnot, that's larger than most countries by far. So even if there were a Chinese government agent behind it, you know, it might represent a fragment of policy, as it were." from TFA
That Google's plug-pulling is more about IP theft concern rather than any kind of moral concern. Otherwise where was Google's moral concern when NSA was found out to be monitoring (or spying on) all communications going in and out of the U.S?(Don't tell me Google wasn't affected). Meanwhile, I'm surprised to find out that keywords like "tiananmen", "massacre", "Mao Zedong" are searchable with Google.com from within China(confirmed in two far-away locations), which means GFW is not blocking them. Maybe there is some progress on the negotiations between Google and CCP?
that such espionage activities might be wroks of some overenthusiastic intelligent people, which are not known to top Chinese leadership. A statement by U.S secretary will be necessary to get their attentions. Anyone who has some memory about the 1989 Iran-Contra affairs will know what I'm talking about.
That's why we call you "stupid Americans". Take a minute to calculate how many people will be killed in a civil war breaking out in a country with 1.3 billion population and all kinds of modern weapons to give yourself a little bit more clue. We had numerous civil wars killing more than millions in the last millenium, we don't want another one. And we had two revolutions in last century, each initiated by people who claimed to want to democratize China,yet bringing us one more dictatorship, thus we also don't believe that new revolution could bring any fundamental changes. In the contrast, it's actually economic reform in a peaceful environment bringing Chinese people more benefits and civil rights than they ever had.
The family planning law of China also explicitly banned forced abortions, however, bureaucrats of the planning commissions in many places just ignore it, and denied the existence of such regulations to meet the quotas.
or parallel universe, it's just that their system was not designed with enough tolerance and redundancy, they should have expected their outdoor machinery being hitted by all kinds of things falling from the sky anyhow.
I don't see these results reported anywhere else. And the highest reported superconducting temperature is still 138K according to Wikipedia, all claimed improvements afterwards seemed to be made by the same group, strange.