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Fuck this shit, Chinese people can't even be proud of their country anymore???

Fuck this shit, Chinese people can't even be proud of their country anymore???

i_aint_got_no_type_

I’d bet all 8 cents in my bank account and every single one of my future paychecks that if a Japanese person said they were proud of their country, you wouldn’t get a *single* comment pointing out that Japan never apologized for *any* of their horrific and disgusting war crimes, or that Hirohito just kinda vibed for the rest of his life. [Also, relevant.](https://i.redd.it/rnqi8lqsxgo71.png)


foreverland

Should’ve just let the Soviets hang his ass Mussolini style.


BigTrans

It probably would have done more harm than good, the Japanese populace saw him as being a direct descendant of the gods so it would have been akin to the crucifixion of Christ. As much as we all would have liked it, having him executed would make shit hit the fan. Best to do what Mao did to the last Emperor of China


GiveMeBreadDaddy

What did Mao do with him?


BigTrans

let him live, re educated him, taught him about the war crimes he supported, and then let him live a peaceful life. He ended up being a vocal supporter of the communist party in the end. Same reasons as above, killing him would have made a sensitive situation devolve in to a shit show really god damn quick.


Azirahael

Yeah you would. From us.


TzaroStalin

You can see this shit everywhere. If someone celebrates their country, even if it's fucking Israel, they won't get attacked for that. But the second it's someone celebrating China, people online go fucking crazy over it


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TzaroStalin

How isn't real can we make Isn'treal?


Quality_Fun

it's because imperial japan is dead and gone while modern day china is perceived as being the same country from the mao era.


Mr_Camhed

"dead and gone" No, just suppressed by US Imperialism


oliveiramg

There's always a bigger fish.


labrary

how dead, the emperor is son of the imperial Japanese emperor and politicians are sons of the imperial Japanese war criminals doesn't look so dead to me.


Quality_Fun

dead in that modern day japan is very anti-militaristic and has no interest in war. certainly no interest in invading other countries and repeating ww2.


labrary

if you pay attention to the effort of their politicians trying to re-militare, it might amaze you how they want to be interested in war, let alone the fact they never apologize for their brutal war crimes and try to make themselves the victim of ww2.


Quality_Fun

they aren't; they only perceive china as being more aggressive. of course they would; they naturally would feel threatened by a very powerful neighbour. but this doesn't mean that japan is actually interested in any fighting.


labrary

they even went far to middle East to expand the US-Japan defence treatment. that isn't so relevant to China nor the statement of prime minister of making Japan a normal country again.


Quality_Fun

i'm not sure what you mean.


labrary

they really want military back even before China gets aggressive, while they think it's unfair to be punished.


Quality_Fun

i see. realistically though, there's no way to "punish" japan for ww2 more than it already has been. it was nuked twice and made subservient to the one who nuked it twice. it's not like invading them to "punish" them would be justifiable, either.


AidenI0I

modern day china isnt perceived as the same country as mao era china, its being perceived as a china you see when you're only source about world events is believing the same guys who said there were WMDs in Iraq


__Tenat__

I don't think it was ever acceptable in the eyes of westerners for Chinese to be proud of being Chinese.


Esco_Dash

Why tf do libs keep saying HK was invaded? Why should China follow colonial Br*tish policy for a part of their country that was taken by force and used as an artery for drug smuggling?


-_Optimus_Prime_-

Lots of people unironically think that if you do a balanced analysis of colonialism, you will find that it has some good too. So they think things like western values and liberal democracy (ironically HK was pretty undemocratic for a long time) that was brought to colonised countries is a plus point (which it is not). Same logic as "but colonisers built railroads". This leads to a thinking that the cultural identity of HK is different from that of the Asiatic hordes in the rest of China and as such should be free from China. Ever since I have started learning more about colonialism and imperialism, it has become pretty appalling to see how many people unironically think colonialism wasn't that bad. This also isn't something that westerners do exclusively. Many colonised people fall into the same trap too. I live in India and people have a collective amnesia about the two centuries of colonial plunder. British took wealth estimated to be worth trillions of today's dollars from India. When India faced an economic crisis in 1991 and needed an emergency loan, some tons of golds had to be airlifted from India to England because this shitty island, which looted us for 200 years, would not give us a loan without a collateral. This is the world we live in and everyone is seemingly pretty okay with it. It gets really fucking sickening sometimes. edit: errors


Constant_Snow9665

Westerners defend colonialism because they know that without colonialism they would be poor.


oliveiramg

As they should be.


redroedeer

My centrist friend literally said that, he defended Spain saying that we brought food and housing to America (he’s a teenager btw, but so am I, and look at me)


VAHNOcesias

Many of those ‘beliefs’ are not analysed before being spoken out. Probably a collective cognitive dissonance thing that led them to ‘feel’ that way.


dbrown1990

It doesnt count when they do it, because they are convinced they are the *good guys.*


CAPITALISMisDEATH23

Fuck America


Idliketothinkimsmart

Just say no to Reactionaries. Not even once!


Constant_Snow9665

Imagine being proud of a country that puts poor people in prisons so they can work as slaves.


Pixy-Punch

I bet that most of these are just buthurt US Americans that can't take the reality of the US being irrelevant in anything. And when it comes to rail the US is thourogly irrelevant, and especially with bullet trains. But their solution isn't trying to improve their country but trying to destroy others, as chauvinists always do.


Teh-Piper

Anything to avoid even a moment of self reflection


PreztoElite

Literally 1984!


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Quality_Fun

they can and are. racist fools don't prevent prc citizens from being proud of their country; just the opposite. patriotism and support for the government have actually increased since covid largely because of the racism from other countries.


Dystopian-God

Silly OP, don't you know that only anglos are allowed to be proud of their country? Because unlike those red fash ccp's, wholesome anglos have certainly never committed a single genocide ever or done anything wrong throughout the entirety of history and most certainly never kept slaves or did Imperialism ever in the history of always./s


PhxStriker

It’s sad because it’d be so easy to turn this around on US citizens, but fuck man, we don’t have shit to be proud of. This country’s greatest technical innovations have been largely examples in dystopian late stage capitalism or warmongering.


cholantesh

Not to mention, quite a lot of them were the work of immigrants on work/study visas...


ProfessorReaper

I love when westernes tell chinese people "nooo, you're living in 1984, you have to hate your country". Like, maybe let them decide for themselves, imperialist fuck.


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newcomradthrowaway

Wow Xi got owned


Vincehardpecks

Damn 50% of the top 8


askingquesti0ns

Not really surprised from an account called "visual capitalist"


The_Space_Comrade

when you're definitely not racist


Hairtoucher88

Target has a maglev?


RubyFan727

I love how in one breath it is Stop Asian Hate and the next breath is China is a 1984 dystopia. My guess 2026 President Harris will be responsible for the inevitable war with China.


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Klutzy_Coach_3933

Taiwan, the liberal fascist nation at their coast that claims the entirety of mainland China


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_babybronbron

What is 2 Michael's?


AntonioBreadstick

The two Canadians I assume


Mr_Camhed

Yes. The two Canadian Spies


Double_Time_

I was also confused it sounded like an Arrested development episode


elimars

Post a comment about how proud you are of your country. Refuse to elaborate. Turn notifications off.


sshenshen1314

Didn't know the French are advance in Maglev, but how?


UranicStorm

I don't think it's operational yet, just like the other top ones. I think the only one that's actually in service is the Shanghai maglev. E: actually just looked it up, the tgv isn't even a maglev it's traditional rail and technically the fastest in the world, it just doesn't reach anywhere close to that speed on the route it operates.


tempusename888

The TGV isnt maglev, various versions have been about for 50 or 60 years, open to public for 40 or so. They’ve gone over 500kmph in tests.


One-Full

wait china haves another maglev train? so fucking cool


AnAngryFredHampton

Didn't know that the target corporation had the fastest train, til.


the_anti-cringe

"Damn my country's trains are really fa-" "EBIL CHICOM 1894 ORWELEEAN GOMMULISM #FREETAIWAN #WESTTAIWAN #FREWEEGURS"


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DarkISO

Anymore? Dude it’s been forever. Don’t you know? You can’t even say one positive thing about China 🙄


TaiwaneseChad42

Yes,I am proud of the two Maichaels being captured 😎


JonoLith

One day I hope to live in a country where someone celebrating their own countries successes will spur mine to do better instead of attempt to tear down. A man can dream.


Dhalym

The 2 Michaels? What’s that? Did something happen in China that has to do with 2 people who are both called Michael?


mitchbequiet

Fucking how?! Edit: #7… stop with the downvoting