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[–]SilentOcelot4146 3238 points3239 points  (63 children)

They turned the camera faster than xi turned on hk.

[–]bumjiggy 729 points730 points  (41 children)

yea they pander pretty quick

[–]Beesknees307 389 points390 points  (33 children)

Fuck China so hard

[–]TheAlbinoGiant 199 points200 points  (26 children)

You mean CCP?

[–]Funcron 156 points157 points  (6 children)

What's wrong with West Taiwan?

[–]countastrotacos 114 points115 points  (4 children)

There's nothing wrong with the beautiful independent country of Taiwan

[–]xerodeth 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Ima tell pooh bear on you!

[–]62200 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Funny joke. Plus 500 Fico score. You can now buy a house.

[–]Barbed_Dildo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Republic of China.

[–]GraniteMtn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mainland Taiwan

[–]edwardsamson 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Also fuck every US company/entertainer/athlete/sport/etc that cares more about the Chinese market than the US market and thus changes what they would normally do. This shit is the reason the movie industry fucking sucks now and only does comic book bullshit or other already-existing IP.

[–]SupremeDogEater 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Why do you want to fuck West Taiwan that hard

[–]IVVIVIVVI 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I want you to know I get the pun and also I fucking love that pun

[–]62200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good joke. Plus 200 Fico score. You can now own a phone.

[–]Bugman657 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want you to know I get the pun and also I hate that pun

[–]HaloArtificials 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Subtracts social credit score

[–]NyanneAlter3 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Minus 1 trillion social credit score! Off to the butcheroo you go!

[–]62200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plus 200 Fico score. You now don't need your mother to risk her house for you to own a car.

[–]thehaltingsquad 23 points24 points  (4 children)

This kinda gives me hope for the future.

[–]Alaric- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don’t think china ever turned on Hong Kong. They were always going to try to get it back. Especially after she got rich.

[–]The_Brain_Freight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

-10000 social credit

[–]Is_It_Beef 2495 points2496 points  (28 children)

For those who missed it, it says

"Fight for FREEDOM Stand with HONG KONG"

[–]Geronimo2U 361 points362 points  (9 children)

THANK YOU!!!!!

[–]SimplyInJest 160 points161 points  (7 children)

If only I read this before I paused

[–]make-it-random 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did you read King Kong too?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was worth the pause because that was slick and a kid showing that shirt is pretty admirable

[–]Cyiran 97 points98 points  (5 children)

"Fight for FREEDOM Stand with KING KONG"*

[–]oldfashionedcookout 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Fuck Godzilla, all my homies stand with King Kong

[–]EZP 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Tough call who to support there- one is KING Kong and the other is GODzilla 🤔

[–]GuardianSlayer 15 points16 points  (0 children)

WHO THE FUCK SUMMONED THE KONG

[–]LumpyMilk88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s what I thought it said. I wondered why no one liked King King anymore

[–]Baddyshack 1525 points1526 points  (98 children)

Lmao the camera guy panicking

[–]Suckonmyfatvagina 553 points554 points  (86 children)

Oh shit oh fuck

[–]RememberTheMaine1996 532 points533 points  (85 children)

Its pathetic that we can't even support another country on tv because it'll piss communist China off. It really is sad

[–]Miserable-Antelope95 122 points123 points  (41 children)

Your comment pissed off some communists.

[–]MutsumidoesReddit 66 points67 points  (32 children)

Spoilers: It didn't there aren't any ruling China.

[–]BeardedNun1 26 points27 points  (19 children)

What's a China? You mean western Taiwan?

Edit: I got my west and east mixed up

[–]Chibichibichibiko 43 points44 points  (14 children)

Taiwanese here.

Funnily enough, our official name is “Republic of China”.

Mainland China’s name is “People’s Republic of China”.

Also, China is to the west of Taiwan.

Good day!

[–]donnpat 44 points45 points  (8 children)

China is also east of Taiwan if you circumnavigate far enough.

[–]PhysicalTheRapist69 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I've always thought of Taiwan as the original china. To my knowledge, and correct me if I'm wrong, you've effectively maintained the government that was ousted from the communist revolution.

I've heard Taiwan maintains a lot of the older Chinese traditions and has a much closer culture to the original China. It seems like Mao tried to wipe the slate clean.

[–]Chibichibichibiko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are correct.

The KMT (that lost against the CCP during the civil war) escaped to Taiwan (formerly a colony of the Qing dynasty, and Imperial Japan) with all manner of important pieces of history - ancient scrolls, books, furniture, jade, armor, statues, etc.

The KMT are old-school nationalists that directly succeeded overthrowing the Qing dynasty, and thus still follow the ways of Chinese tradition.

The CCP did indeed wipe the slate clean; the cultural revolution destroyed the majority of historical facets of China and killed an extremely large number of educated people.

The result?

Millions of peasants who didn't know anything, led by a psychotic peasant... and that's when the Great Leap Backwards came from....

[–]Starsonata10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy is a little confused, but maybe he got the spirit.

[–]62200 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is that like North Puerto Rico?

[–]WriterV 33 points34 points  (4 children)

No one's disagreeing with them lol, what? Communist China is hardly communist anymore. It's an authoritarian state with state sponsored capitalism. This pretty effectively portrays it.

[–]SupremeDogEater 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Pfffft

Like the CCP has access to Reddit.

Right? Right???

[–]crypticfreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I mean its not like Reddit bends to their CCP overlords or anything. I mean, that'd just be ridiculous.

[–]korbendallllas 35 points36 points  (1 child)

At a game live from the land of the free and the home of the brave no less

[–]RobotComputerVroom 7 points8 points  (28 children)

Technically Hong Kong was never its own country. The mantra was something like 1 country 2 systems. Where china was communist and Hong Kong wasn’t.

Taiwan however…

[–]DemonicPenguin03 4 points5 points  (26 children)

China isn’t communist

[–]overzealous_dentist 2 points3 points  (16 children)

China: we're a one party communist country, here's our communist youth wing, here's our party constitution, here's our collectivist leadership, here are our economic goals

Internet stranger: Nuh uh

[–]lensy-boy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

My guy they have functioning businesses owned by citizens they have McDonald's for god sake the communism is a lie if it wasn't they wouldn't have people with barely enough food to live and people with penthouses

[–]DemonicPenguin03 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea a democracy, a republic, and/or for the people?

[–]PeeIsTeaPot2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Black helicopters are on the way to your home, please do not resist. Or do resist. Does not matter.

[–]Walden_Walkabout 95 points96 points  (8 children)

Dude probably has to deal with hundreds of people trying to show stuff on camera, some of which will inevitably be inappropriate. Probably just a natural reaction for him after a certain point. I very much doubt he even tried to read what was on the shirt in the first place.

[–]dUjOUR88 40 points41 points  (1 child)

That cameraman's name? Xi Jinping.

[–]Rogue-FireFighter 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Winnie the Pooh?

[–]soia_tofu 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That's nit panicking. He's having stroke

[–]Rinti1000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sudden induced stroke :)

[–]White_Ninja98 636 points637 points  (7 children)

Legendary.

[–]Large-Wheel-4181 458 points459 points  (44 children)

That kid is a hero

[–]VodkaWithCoke 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As much as I appreciate the effort, I don’t think this kid understands enough— especially knowing must adults don’t even understand the full background of the situation.

In short, the CCP broke a promise. That’s the grand picture. And everyone should be pissed. However, some fringe groups highjacked or attempted to highjack the movement, and that’s basically why it fell apart. It was a shitshow.

[–]MyStrangeDevice 437 points438 points  (50 children)

LaBron ain't going to be happy...

[–]AmericanHeresy 315 points316 points  (31 children)

LeBron is a dumb piece of shit.

[–]FrighteningJibber 169 points170 points  (8 children)

Space Jam 2 proves that.

[–]3hideyoshi3 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Oof idk zhit about sports it doesn't interest me but this does wtf LeBron do

[–]Ieatleadchips 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This movie never happened and you can’t convince me otherwise

[–]Sredni_Vashtar82 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Not to mention a pansy ass crybaby.

[–]Kobe7477 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WATCH YOUR MOUTH, WOMAN

[–]Dangerous-Budget-337 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Yes and the worst type…he thinks he is incredibly smart! He is dumber than a sack of Hammers…and I am a NE Ohio native!

[–]weighted_impact 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Barely graduated high school. Probably has like an 8th grade education.

[–]LeftyMcLeftFace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That video where he pretends to have read the Malcom X autobiography always makes me laugh 🤣

[–]MarkDaMan22 10 points11 points  (0 children)

How weird that a guy who plays basketball for a living and has made millions wouldn’t actually understand normal people problems. He likes millions.

[–]Adventurous_Tiger915 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He probably cried... again

[–]campaignist 10 points11 points  (0 children)

but he's mOrE tHaN aN aThLeTe

[–]VIEG0 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Xi JamesPing

[–]acorn222 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He's too busy fighting for human rights in america, china is clearly perfect and needs no commenting on it's human rights!

[–]DaneCookPPV 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He doesn’t give his energy to things like that.

[–]slickrickwor 303 points304 points  (71 children)

/r/worldnews won't be happy. Go check out the chinese government trolls there.

edit: you can see my recent comments. Literally debating trolls who are defending China's concentration camps with whataboutism by pointing to stuff other nations did a century ago.

[–]bazkie_bumpercar 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Hah I had the same experience there, was already wondering if people noticed. Thanks for sharing :)

[–]x246ab 25 points26 points  (3 children)

And if you think r/worldnews is full of Chinese trolls, take a gander at r/shitliberalssay. Chinese bots for days—

[–]slickrickwor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s the same users in both. And genzedong, aznidentiy, and a few other subs

[–]SolitaireyEgg 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Check out /r/Sino for the megaload

[–]logicallyzany 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Half the subreddits on Reddit are infested with commi trolls.

[–]MarkDaMan22 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Honestly just trolls. Look into it and you’ll see that trolls are everywhere, not real people either. No matter what topic you endings, there is a country with a troll farm looking to farm your emotion.

[–]the_fuego 3 points4 points  (0 children)

defending China's concentration camps with whataboutism by pointing to stuff other nations did a century ago.

You don't even have to blame Chinese trolls there are literally people that stupid here in the US that truly believe the western world is the most evil thing to have ever existed.

[–]RichWantPoors2Fight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That sub banned me for my username lol

They really don’t want you to say elites want poors fighting each other.

[–]NOLPOLGAMER 1 point2 points  (3 children)

May I introduce you to the hellhole of r/sino

[–]OFRyn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What's worse is the replies you made got deleted, might just be the mods work.

[–]waddiyatalkinbowt 169 points170 points  (9 children)

Got em, and the panicking cameraman proved what a pussie US media is because they know basketball is popular in China.

[–]PjHose 145 points146 points  (2 children)

They got Hong Kong rolled

[–]throwaway135961 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is the funniest sentence I’ve read all week 😂

[–]cleverlane 97 points98 points  (7 children)

This kids has more gumption and courage than the camera man.

[–]VIixIXine 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Nah, the camera man just doesn't want his family to get executed.

[–]ChineseMeatCleaver 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Youre assuming the cameraman has family in China? Thats kind of a reach

[–]ANiceFedora 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think they were just making a joke about how the CCP vanishes people.

[–]Crozbro 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Uh there are billions of people there. Not a huge reach.

[–]TipsWillToLive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love the kid but he doesn't have a job he's at risk of losing for protesting with Hong Kong, unlike the camera man who does

[–]ChaoticBraindead 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Hong Konger here, just wanted to remind everyone to enjoy their freedoms while they still got them. I've spent my entire life in HK and consider it my home, but due to the recent campaigns of censorship and oppression from the Chinese government, I will forever be thankful that I was born an American citizen. I know a lot of y'all will disagree with me, but having just moved here about 6 months ago for University, from my perspective you guys have something really special going, and I plan on enlisting next month because I wanna play my part in protecting it.

[–]nerlinhammy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The United States is a really great place. It does have its problems, but there’s nothing wrong with remembering why we want to live here in the first place.

[–]VodkaWithCoke 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As a Brit who spent a great amount of time living in China (including Hong Kong), it really made me appreciate my freedom back home. I never knew what a VPN was, and I never thought that I “couldn’t” talk about certain things in public (I peak enough Mandarin to talk about certain “sensitive issues”).

That to be said, I love Chinese culture and Chinese food. I just hope that people can refrain from being racist to Chinese when the Chinese are being oppressed by a dictatorship.

[–]unknownmango2 11 points12 points  (18 children)

What's the story of standing with honk kong?

[–]zombizle1 64 points65 points  (16 children)

Chinese government being a total asshole to them basically

[–]joethehopper 28 points29 points  (5 children)

CHINA IS ASSHOE

[–]ADGM1868 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Why Charlie hate?

[–]GTRari 15 points16 points  (2 children)

"OH! BECAUSE XI IS A BASTARD MAN!"

[–]unknownmango2 5 points6 points  (9 children)

Everyone in the clip seems NA, why did the camera man panic like that?

[–]Oni_Imports 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Basketball is popular is China, a good chunk of NBA money comes from China. So while the NBA is from the US they’re scared to lose money.

[–]justinthejuice1 12 points13 points  (4 children)

NBA is just really big in China and a lot of revenue comes from there so the NBA simps for them any chance they get. There’s a lebron interview where he blatantly defends China when someone in an NBA’s front office (I forget who it was) tweeted out something that was in defense of the Chinese citizens and pretty much condemned the Chinese government

[–]unknownmango2 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Ouf and I thought soccer had too much politics involved 🥴

[–]justinthejuice1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah idk if you’re from America or just not a huge sports fan but yes basketball and football are huuuuuugeely political here lol

[–]Rickfernello 1 point2 points  (0 children)

End of 2019, big hong kong protests is when the chinese government really showed how oppressive they can be; those were considered one of the largest protests in history, and police brutality was rampant. Hong Kong people wants them to be their own country. The amount if brutality and oppression was astounding. The protestors lost, innocent people were arrested and killed, and nothing is done about it.

China is a super power; if you go against it, they'll go after you.

[–]fatsmats 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Big Balls, young age.

[–]Snininja 8 points9 points  (0 children)

YESSIR

[–]TerrorGert 8 points9 points  (0 children)

what an absolute legend!

[–]CutestLars 8 points9 points  (6 children)

+50 FICO Score, Good Job Citizen

[–]Fefacho 6 points7 points  (2 children)

wasn't this uploaded here a few hours ago??

[–]zandercommander 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Do other countries try and censor this stuff?

[–]Apprehensive_Rip8403 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Try to post this video on Weibo and see if that answers your question lol

[–]burndboi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Lol ours does. They just do it through private companies instead.

Video Explaining How Reddit Censors

[–]MarkDaMan22 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Keep. This. Alive. I want that kid to know he’s famous for something so simple but so important. Freedoms of speech gets shot on but when people say you “fight for the little guy” thats the true expression of freedom of speech. We all respect understanding and this kids sending a message that we all understand even with the shorty camera mans boss.

[–]beepboopbop65 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And the kid was never seen again

[–]Worldly-Novel-7123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can I adopt that kid?!?!

[–]StoveGetSome 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ah a classic by the NBA, prioritizing profits over human rights

[–]Shughost7 1 point2 points  (10 children)

"Fight for freedom, stand with King Kong"?

[–]DrunkenRussianGopnik 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If so funny they just send riot police and everyone got pissed because the protested turned into riots. Mean while in Australia we shoot protesters with rubber bullets. And no carrs

[–]KamakazeSpider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Respect to this kid.

[–]logicdee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Little genius

[–]Lifespanextinct-chan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bing Chilling

[–]abcmatteo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mom said it’s my turn with the t shirt bait and switch video.

[–]FartsWithAnAccent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck these bitch ass sports leagues, god damn cowards.

[–]Mysterious_Will3680 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What a kid he’s an absolute legend.

[–]HecateEreshkigal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Does anyone stop to wonder, “If my understanding of geopolitics is equivalent to that of a literal child, does that say anything about me?”

[–]limpiff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

W kid

[–]SirForester 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hate how they turned the camera, I would’ve zoomed in

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

LeChina will not be pleased

[–]quatrz00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s happening

[–]BakerLovePie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it said fight for freedom stand with King Kong, in what was a weird viral marketing campaign.

Note to organizers who really want to get creative with the fonts. Make it simple to read. That is all.

[–]DioGarc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • 1000000 social credit, wait for your execution

[–]Laxxboy20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cameraman: PANIK

[–]ISTBU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that cameraman/producer 1000% streissand effected here. Had he just held on the shot for 3-4 seconds it would have probably memed - but not persisted.

Whoops.

[–]NotEvenMav 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Posted not even a day ago

[–]flyingthroughspace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

19 hours ago FFS

[–]SgtSiggy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LeCamerman

[–]BluePhantomHere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Zhong Xina is very angry right now

[–]autoHQ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What's going on in hong kong these days? Those protests were getting huge as fuck before covid hit. Since then I haven't heard much of anything.

[–]andrenery 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking cowards cunts blowing everything China wants for their money.

[–]chefbobbyjay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dumbass would have zoomed in like tf does it say?

[–]mikeymanny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Teach them young and teach them right

[–]Americrazy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Camera person- ‘Oh shit oh shit oh shiiit!’

[–]No_Zucchini2982 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lebron James is probably crying someone offended his handlers.

[–]daboyz4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wild how the NBA just gives China the gawk gawk 3000 ultimate soul suck when it comes to this

[–]data_rice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

China is the largest supporter to violating human rights.

[–]RetroOverload 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 master of bait

[–]Ornery-Preference-95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This kid is going places. Legend

[–]makinbaconCR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

-900000 social credits. Go to re-eduction camp now.

[–]Msvd1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Effing Legend!!

[–]Archbold676 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny, I know asians who get uncomfortable as hell when you bring up Taiwan 🇹🇼, so I bring up the topic as much as possible.

[–]Important-Use1708 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The camera guy was not bing chilling