“One small step for a man” vs. one giant heap for commie-kind

                    China mocks India in social media posts, prompting backlash.

An account linked to the Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs posted a photo on the microblogging platform Weibo comparing the Chinese Long March-5B carrier rocket to photos of cremation pyres burning at night in India under the watch of people in hazmat suits.

A caption on the post said, “China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire,” which went along with a hashtag pointing to India’s rising number of COVID-19 cases.

According to CNN, several other Chinese government accounts run by the police and local courts shared the post and photos.

 
In 1969, the Chinese were burning bourgeois furniture in public squares. It was an eventful year:

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32 Responses to “One small step for a man” vs. one giant heap for commie-kind

  1. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    In 1969, the Chinese were burning bourgeois furniture in public squares.

    Presumably after running out of books to burn.

  2. TBH says:

    Not making a lot of friends are they. I’d certainly rather us develop a closer relationship to India than the murderous regime of the CCP.

  3. Scott Osmond says:

    This is how you manage to have all the countries surrounding you considering an alliance. Keep it up CCP and you will wake up to discover that when you make your military play everyone will be fighting you or working to contain you. Something I’ve noticed about fascist governments is just how self-distructive they are.

  4. tombell says:

    But look where America’s gone since 1969. Sure the Reagan years had some highlights but his (and Maggie’s) greatest policy triumphs – bringing down the Wall and the USSR – ironically sowed the seeds for the West’s subsequent cult of self loathing and adoption of quasi Marxist economic and social policies.

  5. Lysander says:

    Rat ruckers.

  6. Tom says:

    I don’t think Indians would be volunteering to live in the fascist shithole on the other side of their northern border, which gave the world Kung Flu.

  7. egg_ says:

    In 1969, the Chinese were burning bourgeois furniture in public squares. It was an eventful year

    How the worm turns.

  8. Baa Humbug says:

    The Chinese aren’t stupid. 10 years ago, or even 5 years ago they wouldn’t have behaved so undiplomatically fearing investments and partnerships would be damaged. So what’s changed?
    They no longer fear that because they have enough national and regional governments in their pockets, not to mention giant corporations with 100’s of Billions tied up in ChyyNa.

    The Buy-Up and Tie-Up is done. Now for some provocations.

  9. Roger says:

    In 1969, the Chinese were burning bourgeois furniture in public squares. It was an eventful year…

    I remember it well, but we’re not in 1969 anymore, C.L.

    However, I do hope the Chicoms continue with these winning efforts to befriend their neighbours.

  10. duncanm says:

    I see some of our neighbours are taking our lead… with possibly a little more forceful language.

    .. and nice to see the Philipino foreign minister isn’t backing down from his statement telling China to f’ off out of the South China Sea
    https://twitter.com/teddyboylocsin/status/1389061943411941377

    .. But I get things done. my point across crystal. They can feel the sincerity in the scurrility. Usual suave diplomatic speak gets nothing done; it’s real aim is to find a post-retirement job in a multilateral talk shop for the diplomat when put out to pasture

    I love this guy.

    (regarding Saint Greta)

    Wait a minute, has she won the Nobel Prize yet? Up to my neck correcting mistakes, trying to make right what’s wrong in my limited understanding wherever and whatever wrong’s been done, I couldn’t keep track of this wonderful girl. If yes, give her another one.

    https://twitter.com/teddyboylocsin/status/1389374678280536064

  11. Speedbox says:

    Scott Osmond says:
    May 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Keep it up CCP and you will wake up to discover that when you make your military play everyone will be fighting you or working to contain you.

    And that is why the west must continue to demonstrate to the CCP that any military action against Taiwan (in particular) carries hugely disproportionate consequences. The CCP have noted the hardening in world attitude to their behaviour and they don’t like it. Having said that, the world can expect ongoing ‘limit testing’ by the CCP.

  12. Rohan says:

    But all is forgiven. Because it didn’t come from a Murdoch publication.

  13. Chris M says:

    Say what you will about India and it’s corruption but you can’t accuse them of bullying and threatening neighboring countries, enslaving entire ethnic groups and plotting to take over the world.

    The Chinese aren’t stupid.

    The people aren’t but somehow they just happen to have the stupidest form of government known to man that has deprived citizens and eventually failed every time?

  14. Just Interested says:

    But look where America’s gone since 1969. Sure the Reagan years had some highlights but his (and Maggie’s) greatest policy triumphs – bringing down the Wall and the USSR – ironically sowed the seeds for the West’s subsequent cult of self loathing and adoption of quasi Marxist economic and social policies.

    A good point actually. One of the saddest examples of the operation of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

  15. Vicki says:

    Gee, all that money & sucking up to “influencers” in the West & now they are blowing it with outbreaks of hubris.

    Keep it up China & even your “friends” will take your money & run.

  16. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    When they land on the moon I suppose one enterprisig astronaut will open a takeaway and anoter a $2,shop . They will not howeer be any danger to local wildlife by eating them ,
    there isnt any . No problem with the co2 there either. But no universities to monopolise ,they will have to build their own . Wonder what they will call it ?

  17. Mother Lode says:

    Given their history of industrial espionage and IP theft the Chinese government’s boasting rings a little hollow.

  18. Frank says:

    Is it the same rocket that is expected to land somewhere populated soon when the launch stage re-enters? Peking would be an apt site.

  19. Paul says:

    Who said it was an accidental release of the communist virus? I don’t believe it.
    It’s about time our lefties put the blame squarely on their comrades the CCP

  20. Xenophon says:

    I see that the Chinese rocket is likely to crash back to earth uncontrolled and in excess of the 10tonne agreed international limit on space junk. Indians would be justified in tossing any junk over the border.

  21. Nob says:

    This is pretty much what they did with tweets about Aussie soldiers in Afghanistan.

  22. Judge Dredd says:

    It’s been nearly 50 years since anyone went to the moon…
    Apparently NASA destroyed (“lost”) all the technology and original telemetry data…
    Did anyone really ever go?

  23. H B Bear says:

    With over a billion on each side this could take some time.

  24. Rorschach says:

    Is it the same rocket that is expected to land somewhere populated soon when the launch stage re-enters?

    I see that the Chinese rocket is likely to crash back to earth uncontrolled and in excess of the 10tonne agreed international limit on space junk.

    Indeed.

    If China is happy to have its boosters and stages land on their citizens … OK. But it is now putting others at risk!. It may be that given 70% of the Earth is water, that is where it’ll land. However, they plan 10 such launches. And this will obviously increase the chance of the steel and such crashing on land and hitting something or someone important.

    Here is a link to a site that tracks the launcher

    https://www.n2yo.com/?s=43776&live=1

    And here is a link to a site that is trying to predict where it crashes.

    https://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=43776

    China has form in not giving a shit about anyone or anything. One of the worst things it did in space was to do an anti-satellite test [aginst int’l law] that shattered the target and created the biggest cloud of space debris ever!

    …the test created one-sixth of all radar trackable debris. Other government estimates say the event led to 3,400 pieces of debris, more than half of which is expected to still be in orbit in 2027

    https://spacenews.com/u-s-official-china-turned-to-debris-free-asat-tests-following-2007-outcry/

  25. Rorschach says:

    It’s been nearly 50 years since anyone went to the moon…

    Apparently NASA destroyed (“lost”) all the technology and original telemetry data…

    Let me see! Where did I drop that SD Rom card?

    TBH The storage medium for late 60’s / early 70’s was… shall we say … very primitive. And paper and even mag tape perishes easily. [The mag tape was probably pverwritten!]

    https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/l1gkxb/the_change_in_storage_from_1970_to_2021/

  26. Bruce says:

    China built a demographic time-bomb with their “One Child” policy.

    The ultimate result of this edict was a substantial gender imbalance spectacularly favouring male children. . this has resulted in tens of million “marriageable-age ” Chinese men being unable to find a “bride” in country.

    T0 further sour this situation, many of these blokes belong to the “little emperor” demographic and are thus not keenly sought by Chinese women. They, especially the educated ones who have traveled, have developed a taste for “foreign gentlemen”, as it were. Nor is this vast army of “spare” young men simply turning gay and cruising the Bund in Shanghai.

    The PLA has exported tens / hundreds of thousands of them all over the world on “aid” projects and “trade” missions. This is all about establishing “genetic precedence” globally. As per that other expansionist cult; “Once Chinese, ALWAYS Chinese.

    Demographics is destiny.

    See also:

    “The future belongs to those who turn up”.

  27. Rorschach says:

    China built a demographic time-bomb with their “One Child” policy.

    I wonder if the next designer virus released gets rid of the “men of marriageable” demographic as efficiently as the WuFlu gets rid of the aged.

    It’s either that or cannon fodder.

  28. yarpos says:

    I wonder how much the Chinese will brag when the uncontrolled re-entry of their launcher spears into central Beijing? another 10 in the works apparently showing how dramatically they dont give a shit about anyone but themselves and their signature on international agreements means nothing. Not new news, but at least they are confirming their attitude.

  29. Squirrel says:

    It’s as if China’s relations with the world are being run by a bunch of sexually frustrated teenage boys.

    The world might be a much happier place if the CCP added porn to the long list of things they steal from the West.

  30. Perth Trader says:

    In 1945 India started its nuke industry, while China was still long marching.Apart from nukes pointed at Pakistan , I’d guess they have a few pointed at China.

  31. mh says:

    The massive core of a Chinese rocket used last week in the launch of the first leg of its space station ambitions is whipping around Earth in a low orbit, and where it lands is anybody’s guess.

    SpaceNews reported that the core of the Long March 5B, which is considered a variant of the country’s largest rocket, will reenter the Earth within the next week as one of the “largest instances of uncontrolled reentry of a spacecraft and could potentially land on an inhabited area.”

    The website estimated that the roughly 100-foot-long object is orbiting Earth every 90 minutes and zips past north of New York, Beijing and as far south as New Zealand. The report said that despite the threat, it is most likely destined to splash in one of the world’s oceans or in an isolated area.

  32. Rorschach says:

    The world might be a much happier place if the CCP added porn to the long list of things they steal from the West.

    Honeywell has recently been accused of sending design drawings of SME [Significant Military Equipment] categorised parts to China.

    The 71 drawings, which Honeywell identified in its first voluntary disclosure and supplemental correspondence with the Department as controlled under Categories VIII(i), XI(d), and XIX(g) of the United States Munitions List (USML), contained engineering prints showing layouts, dimensions, and geometries for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, military electronics, and gas turbine engines, including but not limited to the:
    • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,
    • B-1B Lancer Long-Range Strategic Bomber,
    • F-22 Fighter Aircraft,
    • C-130 Military Transport Aircraft,
    • A-7H Corsair Aircraft,
    • A-10 Aircraft,
    • Apache Longbow Helicopter,
    • M1A1 Abrams Tank,
    • Tactical Tomahawk Missile, and
    • T55 Turboshaft Engine.

    Honeywell exported 51 of the 71 drawings to unaffiliated suppliers in the
    PRC, which is a proscribed destination under ITAR § 126.1(d)(1). Honeywell also
    exported 20 of the 71 drawings to its subsidiaries in the PRC, and its subsidiaries
    retransferred 16 of the 20 drawings to unaffiliated suppliers in the PRC.

    Charging Document

    The slap on the wrist for doing this:

    A $13M fine

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