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Old 01-13-2019, 06:00 PM   #106
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By the way, these words typically not derogatory, not even Big Nose. Also, you are mixing Cantonese and Mandarin. Cantonese is more rare (Hong Kong, Macau)
The 60 million speakers of Cantonese count as rare for you? Plus, if you visit any American or Canadian Chinatown, you'll hear more Cantonese than Mandarin. The first Chinese migrants to America spoke southern Chinese dialects particularly Toisan which is mutually intelligible with Cantonese.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:44 PM   #107
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The 60 million speakers of Cantonese count as rare for you? Plus, if you visit any American or Canadian Chinatown, you'll hear more Cantonese than Mandarin. The first Chinese migrants to America spoke southern Chinese dialects particularly Toisan which is mutually intelligible with Cantonese.
I did not know that about American or Canadian Chinatowns.

In 1.4 Billion China, yes, less common. Just be aware of your geography.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:44 PM   #108
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I think what most in the West don't realize is that China is in no way homogeneous - there is no such thing as "The Chinese" in the sense that we would understand a label like "The Brits" or "The French".

China has 54 separate ethnic groups and hundreds of mutually unintelligible dialects split into 8 language groups. This is vastly more diverse than the EU.

Their history is one of vicious internal conflict - one that makes the centuries of European wars look like a cake walk. They have been in conflict with each other for millennia.

Ironically, outsiders have actually been a unifying influence - but not in a good way, well not a good way for the rest of us.

I'm not even starting on the effects of living under an extreme form of Stalinism for 40 years.

The bottom line - avoid buying or using any PRC built connected device - period.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:59 PM   #110
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^ So what you are saying is we need to use social media to wedge those divisions as far apart as possible right?
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China is playing hardball now...

China sentences Canadian man to death in drug case linked to Huawei row
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EIJING - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday expressed "extreme concern" after a Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a retrial ordered not long after the arrest in Vancouver of a Chinese technology executive.

A death sentence for Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg complicates an ongoing standoff over the arrest of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer on U.S. charges and the subsequent detention in China of two Canadians on national security charges.
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I suspect this is just the start. PRC is Trumpian in its inability to back down or be embarrassed in any way.

Worse, it is absolutely wedded to its data-mining/IP theft strategy to keep its products competitive as its local wages and other costs rise.
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