How NOT to Get Arrested in China

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How NOT to Get Arrested in China

Postby plwk » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:14 am



Seriously? :o :mrgreen:

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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

Postby pemachophel » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:47 pm

She's speaking Pu-tong-hua (Standard dialect), a.k.a. Beijing hua (Beijing dialect), a.k.a Mandarin. Actually, her pronunciation is quite nice.

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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

Postby Jinzang » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:28 am

Yes, the video is over the top, but it doesn't hurt to remind people of the repressive policies of the Chinese government. I don't think we should use the faults of the United States to ignore the repression that is happening every day in China.
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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

Postby Huifeng » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:51 am

Her accent may be Taiwanese Mandarin, but it could also be any one of a number of places such as Fujian, or even Malaysian or Singaporean. It's almost a nice generic Mandarin / Putonghua which you could find anywhere.

The actual content of that clip is rather over the top, though. Oppressive regime, yes; but it's not that ridiculous.

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Re: How NOT to Get Arrested in China

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:55 am

In the 1980's, some Chinese Peoples Liberation Army soldiers tore up the tee shirt of a tourist which featured Actor Phil Silvers in the TV role Sgt. Bilko (left), believing that it was a portrait of HH Dalai Lama (right). I guess what they say is true...all non-Chinese look the same!
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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
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