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Re: But he's coming from a western point of view. Why doesn't he talk about the terrorism issue?
My answer to Tomski applies - we can't treat the whole group, including their language and culture, one way because there are some terrorists in it - I don't accept that here and I don't there. China's own statements on the matter (about extremism and the 'motherland') are things I would be opposed to when coming out of the mouths of our politicians (in fact very similar to what Theresa May was saying about extremism not long ago), so I don't see this as different. To be clear, I'm only criticising china for things we're already doing, or would be if we thought we could get away with it politically (prevent/signal/de-radicalisation/re-education)
There are also lots of videos saying that they did receive bad treatment, as shown in my video. Of course either/both of these could be astroturf or misleading in some way. We know we do that, but it's not like china doesn't do it - so we could cancel out those and just be left with the word so the Chinese government themselves (which sound like Nigel farridge or something). I'm all for leaving china alone to be the state capitalists they want to be, and I don't want to join in America's plans to stop it being the richest capitalist - doesn't mean I have to like their state (I haven't met one I do like yet)