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Acriam

Those shots look like the beginning of a movie that does not have a happy ending.


nug4t

it's like they took dystopia as an inspiration


Acriam

It does seem that way.


Fineus

The 'epic' music doesn't help. It *sounds* like we should be adventuring through Pandora's luscious jungle mountains. Instead we're skimming over a smog covered storage yard that wouldn't look out of place in I Robot or 28 Days Later.


heavy-metal-goth-gal

Or a prison labor camp, a la Andor.


Scruffy_Nerf_Hoarder

One way out


acomputeruser48

it's a ccp propaganda video. they're advertising this as some sort of epic construction project when this is actually dystopian nightmare fuel.


The_Unreal

I appreciate that the politics of the CCP are so fucked up that they won't release propaganda tuned to Western audiences because doing so is a tacit admission that the mainlander perspective isn't shared by the rest of the world. So we get little nuggets like this that some braindead CCP official thinks we should like.


Lord_Jair

Imagine building all that shit knowing you and your family might just get locked up in there.


skwizzycat

Given than a good chunk of the modern concept of a dystopia came from Animal Farm which was an allegory for the Bolshevik ideology being corrupted into autocratic "communism", I'd say it's more likely that this is just the natural evolution of the life that the art was originally mimicking


Melicor

The worst part is a lot of people over simplify the book as "communism bad", completely missing the point that autocracy, corruption, and unchecked power are the real danger.


recursion8

Or maybe the point is giving control to an elite cadre of revolutionary vanguards who think they know what's best for 'the people' almost inevitably leads to autocracy, corruption, and unchecked power.


AbledShawl

To any elite cadre, mind you, whether they pose as merited technocrats, the rich and wealthy, or a popular leader.


firematt422

Every dystopia is someone else's utopia.


DweEbLez0

“Utopia for me, dystopia for thee.”


HumanSeeing

Every dystopia is one persons utopia.


Ravnican

And one persons utopia is another persons Fruitopia.


legotech

Zootopia is better


DeM0nFiRe

Looks a lot like District 9 in particular


SiON42X

Fookin prawns


andythefifth

Damn he’s a good actor. I heard it in his voice when I read your comment.


Fineus

*Sir? Sir ah vill shoot tha pig. Ah vil shoot tha pig sir. Just ple- pleas- LET GO OF MAH HAND MAN!*


Cayde_7even

Definitely looks like it’s gonna’ involve Brad Pitt and a satellite phone…


radrun84

Or Matt Damon & his daughter just trying desperately to survive.


Brave_Specific5870

I was thinking more Liam Neeson.


muklan

Was that a World War Z reference? Mannnn..in the book people have to reassess what's important to them, and dig deep for a way to win. In the movie, Brad Pitt gets aids and saves the world....missed the point.


Obscene_Username_2

I don't know if you've seen any chinese movies recently, but lately, the 'happy ending' in those movies is that after a tremendous amount of sacrifice, an apocalyptical disaster is averted and humanity gets to continue living.


inplayruin

I liked the one where they turned Earth into a spaceship and crashed into Jupiter.


TheBirminghamBear

Ah, a reverse Expanse.


umbrajoke

The wandering earth?


Theslootwhisperer

It wasn't a masterpiece but if you're looking for some easy to watch sci fi eye candy, it does the job.


BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

Do what now...


mang87

I don't think it's on purpose. Earth is caught in Jupiter's gravity well, and they're trying to slingshot the earth away from it or something. The trailer is like [5 goddamned minutes long](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lsOwtKNsAA) and I'm pretty sure spoils the whole movie.


QuitFuckingStaring

Lol at the guy shooting a minigun into the red spot while being sucked into it. This movie looks amazing


Wakee

Many cringy scenes in the movie, but honestly overall a pretty fun sci-fi flick.


Acriam

They're trying to warn us.


gfa22

Or preparing their citizen...


hammer310

Straight up like a district 9 sequel lol.


archimedies

I'm still waiting for a sequel 10+ years later.


Shhsecretacc

Have you watched the Korean movie Flu? I don’t wanna spoil it but it looks exactly like this.


Acriam

I'll have to check it out.


RobTheScott

This feels like the scene in the matrix where the machines are using humans as batteries.


gmanz33

These are the bunkers in Black Mirror where people be biking and watching Reddit.TV.


d_smogh

15 Million Merits. I regularly say to people we should have pushbike in our house connected to dynamos that recharge batteries.


After_Survey2245

Well that just seems like slavery with extra steps!


exit_this_whey

Thats what you use my universe for? To run your car?! Yea, but don’t flatter yourself! There’s always triple A you fucking cocksucker!


SuperSMT

People always forget the cost of food in these proposals. The human body isn't very efficient at turning energy into electricity!


Kyle2theSQL

The inefficiency is probably intentional. Once software and robotics are sufficiently advanced they have less need for more bodies. And working people to death in isolation is good for reducing birth rates, too.


kubadon1

What happen to that show was dope


akshaypathak911

Real world started catching up to their futuristic scripts, and currently outpacing the writers.


Rare-Aids

I dont likethis timeline


DaddyFigured

Sounds like you have covid. Into the quarantracion camp you go.


Top-Shit

quarantracion camp, is this the first time this word was mentioned?


2dizzy

We were here when /u/DaddyFigured coined what would be the rest of our lives... /r/UsernameChecksOut


TootBreaker

I'm here I'll remember this day, in my pod They have internet, right?


Kriztauf

This was a legit reason they gave


KamikazeChief

2020 was a thousand miles beyond batshit.


Car_Audio_Master4You

Season 4 was really good.. I liked that USS Callister episode


EdgarTheBrave

It’s such a phenomenal show. There are only a few weak episodes for me personally that I’ll skip on a rewatch. Then again I am an absolute sucker for anthology series. It’s a real shame that the Twilight Zone remake was so shockingly bad. You’d think it would be hard to fuck up an anthology show that looks at shit like aliens/cryptids and other paranormal happenings.


Several-Listen7915

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities has some great episodes you might enjoy, basically a horror black mirror.


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AliennoiseE

I think they had better conditions in Matrix. At least they were oblivious to their tragedy.


James-W-Tate

Keep in mind that according to the Architect, the first Matrix was a utopia, but our minds rejected it. So they dumbed down the program and only made it one of our most prosperous ages. There's no way humans treat each other this well in a similar situation.


Kolytsin

Like, who would have thought that the 1990s/early 2000s were actually the peak of human civilization, lol.


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LUNAVESSEL

China all set to host the next FIFA world cup


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locootte90

And people won't boycot it.


SelfSufficientHub

I have actually boycotted this years and I have watched every England game for as long as remember. Won’t go anywhere showing it, won’t watch it at home, won’t buy anything that states “official sponsors” of it.


crusty_muff

6,500 borderline slave labor workers died in building the infrastructure for the current World Cup, and not nearly enough people are boycotting it. The ones that are are more bothered by Qatar not allowing rainbow armbands. We live in a clown world.


hungry4danish

Yeah the news that 20 million people watched USA/England match made me realize that there is no grand, meaningful boycott of the Qatar WC happening despite all the bullshit with it.


captain_flak

You're not going to get any meaningful boycott from viewers. You need the member countries to do the boycotting. If Brazil ever boycotted the World Cup, you'd know things would be shaken up.


Glittering-Walrus228

what would it actually take for brazil to boycott the World Cup? wrong answers only.


Doovster

2 dolla


RoostasTowel

People gladly travel to Dubai and it's just as bad with workers deaths. People may not travel to the games. But expecting nobody to watch because of a bad country killing people is ignoring reality. The games were just in Russia....


Yo_Wats_Good

The next World Cup is actually being hosted by the US, Canada, and Mexico.


HalftimeHeaters

World Cup 2026 hosted by CUM


Xx_Gandalf-poop_xX

It's too late, we can't pull out now.


it_administrator01

> I recently saw the riots happening at the worlds largest apple factory. Foxconn factory* While Apple are Foxconn's biggest customer, it's not an "Apple factory"


AlphaLycanroc

I thought the USA/Mexico was jointly holding the World Cup in 4 years?


Emergency-Salamander

And Canada


Feisty-Ad396

Ah yes, the CUM coalition


Aeryale

I'm dead


SnooTangerines4810

Canada, US, Mexico, and other nations more east. C.U.M.O.N.M.E wait a damn minute


abysmalSleepSchedule

Why do I get the feeling this isn’t for the quarantining?


Fortnait739595958

All the protestors will 'get covid' and be put into quarantine, and if they don't return, 'they died of covid'


MrNobody312

It's so hard to just sit by and watch this shit happen. I take it trying to help would cause another war?


deityblade

Theres economics sanctions that could be taken I hope you can afford the cost of living to sky rocket as the products you rely on that are made in China become more expensive lol


Simmery

The products that people think they rely on are not really the products they rely on.


Einar_47

Try telling that to all the domestic manufacturers who will raise their prices regardless of whether or not their business has anything to do with China because they can profiteer off the inflation. The current rate of inflation is almost 50% corporate profits, lord knows they didn't raise the wages and *they* aren't paying through the nose for raw resources.


charliesk9unit

The cost of shipping a container has dropped back to normal and any retailers who blamed high logistics cost still have the increased prices. EVERYBODY. WANTS. MORE. MONEY.


Cannabace

The Oil and Gas Feb 2022 Playbook


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I’d be willing to do it to know I’m not funding a literal genocide.


Scrambles9876

Whoops a daisy that govt provided digital id and vaccine passport says you are at risk? Welp off to the camp ya go for your own good.


Dision43

Dystopian


Crruell

Idk ask old Germany or russia


nickmaran

Don't forget to give Armbands to the patients so we can easily identify them


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Rtyano

Eh, you can take off an armband, let's just tattoo a number on them, put a chip in their arm, and call it a day


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LeftHandedAnt

What do you mean *every* Uyghur caught Covid!?


allegoryofthedave

Also every single protestor caught it too. Not a surprise since they should been locked up at home.Oh well…


housebird350

And the death rate for those people is astronomical.


Hidesuru

Comment stealing bot... Downvote and report. https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/z6xjdf/the_largest_quarantine_camp_in_chinas_guangzhou/iy3jvim/


Azshadow6

These were pointed out a year ago but msm played it off as a conspiracy theory. When a government says it’s here to help, it’s good to be cautious


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djbrain86

This camp doesn’t look very fun…


Evan_dood

I hate to be "that guy" but China has been building things like this for a while (3+ years, right around when covid started if I remember right) and it's always been regarded as a conspiracy theory. But as time passes, more evidence points to this being a real thing they are doing... for "quarantine"


Crow85

Quarantine or concentrate what is the difference, as long as it removes the sickness from society? /s


jjbrewcrew

You will live in ze pods and you will eat ze bugs


DewieCox1982

*Xi pods and Xi bugs


Romanfiend

This is either to deal with increased social strife due to the Zero COVID Policy, or they have decided to go after the Hui Muslims in addition to the Uyghur. Up to this point the Hui have been considered the 'good' Muslims, but there have been rumblings that China is changing public perception to allow them to commit cultural genocide on the Hui as well. China doesn't want to deal with multiculturalism. They are going to get away with this as well because while people are going to make noise nobody will do anything.


Necromorph2

They have literal concentration camps but no one cares cuz cheap shitty products .


SaturatedJuicestice

Concentration camps get bad press, these are now extended quarantine camps.


Labulous

It never was about the quarantine


JS-DSTRB

This should be at r/damnthatsdisturbing


SabashChandraBose

How did this footage get out? Isn't everything scrubbed and inspected?


JS-DSTRB

Through their perspective, this is a great thing, they present this as an effort to "save" people. So no problem in letting this video come out. It's disturbing for us.


CT101823696

What a convenient way to build a concentration camp


stressHCLB

Never let a crisis go to waste, right?


ImOutWanderingAround

The whole zero tolerance policy is exactly this.


ANiceDent

Zero tolerance to individuals rights: Cheeena


Dat_Fcknewb

Especially those which you may have caused


Crist1n4

Nah, Muslims just all got Covid at the same time, must be genetics. Nothing to see here, move on. /s


CertifiedSheep

New figures from a government-funded science center show that people of Uyghur descent are at extreme risk for infection and should be quarantined immediately. Also at high risk are political dissidents and the handicapped.


TheGooch01

Dystopian


Prionkiller

Small correction: it's only dystopian if it isn't real. THIS IS REAL!


WaitingForNormal

Wait really? Oh shit, you’re right. Guess I’ve been using that word wrong. dys·to·pi·an adjective relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.


IndianaJones_OP

Technically you could still imagine something that is real.


coldfu

Like for example all the people?


FamousEarlTea

Doesn't dystopian mean (in this context) "like in a dystopia"? Which could apply to existing things.


NowhereToRun13

Quarantine or concentration camp?


ZyonLog

why not both?


drycooter

Quarantration camp


blazezero25

i mean, buildings can easily be repurposed..


tacwombat

Yes


Snooflu

90,000 isolation pods China: this bitch can fit 100,000 Uyghurs


BlumpkinPromoter

You forgot to slap the hood


ThrowawaySpareParts

You're giving the Chinese government more credit than I would - no way they're only putting 1 person in each pod.


Zown4

Lol who said only one person per pod? Last I saw they were stacking people in pods. This could easily house a million at a time.


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Jesus Christ this isn’t goood… they are getting ready for SOMETHING..


SaharaHN

Yes my thoughts exactly.


gmanz33

My thoughts exactly too, which I now need to follow up with de-escalation shit because literally anybody, any day, can fall into the "doomsday" thoughts. Definitely not saying bury your head, but be aware that we're being "reactive" and not 100% logical right now.


veracity-mittens

For me I can’t turn my stress off very easily so I try to distract myself with a less stressful stress like “I need to finish Christmas shopping”


MapleBaconBelt

Same. Right now it's just about making tea, after that I'll fight the apocalypse if needed I guess. One thing at a time.


starvinchevy

And looking at these images while you are far away is isolating and it’s sending danger signals to your brain for good reason. But you’ve gotta just cling onto the hope that this isn’t 100%. The people are protesting, we can protest, and we can make a difference in our direct communities. Let good survive in the small ways.


Complete-Rhubarb5634

Growing dissent of Xi's leadership among Chinese citizens. Seems like a great way to handle opposition. Until Covid I used to travel to China for business. I'll never set foot in that country again so long as Xi and this regime is in power. They'd nab me at the gate no doubt. Edit: Came across this just now. There is probably a cleaner way of linking this but I'm old and bad at interwebs... https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/z5yqpl/mass_protest_in_shanghai_today_where_people_are/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button


CaptianTumbleweed

Same here, I used to travel there a lot for business in 2012-2016 but I’ll never go back. The golden age in China was short lived.


Brittle_Hollow

What was peak China, the 2008 Beijing Olympics?


CaptianTumbleweed

I’d say 2005-2015 those years the country was very open, lots of optimism and huge growth for the people.


Vanhandle

Yes, I visited in 2003 and was able to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and a lot of other culturally important sights. Not sure I would feel comfortable attempting that same trip today.


Head-like-a-carp

They are oid hands at this. The fact that we buy so much stuff from them is horrible Government policies have included the arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in state-sponsored internment camps, forced labor, suppression of Uyghur religious practices, political indoctrination, severe ill-treatment, forced sterilization, forced contraception, and forced abortion.


jumpup

But wait there's more if you order now you'll get the next 5 atrocities free.


fizban7

China also just love to have people building things constantly. They have whole ghost towns build so that the gov could give out contracts.


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Not so much interesting as it is disgusting


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Yeah this is horrifying not interesting. And then to stick some epic hollywood action movie music over the top as if it's something good lol.


SuperS0l

They misspelled “concentration”


Depressed_student_20

Why are they building it? Is it because of all the protests and they wanna hide it as a quarantine thing?


Civ_Emperor07

China has made a mandatory covid app that people have to use to get around. It is basically a virtual ID that says if you are infected(red), in close vicinity of people infected(yellow) or if you are completely clean(green). If you are yellow you are restricted from entering certain public spaces and if you are red you have to go to a quarantine camp. The system itself is ok, a bit dystopian but the idea works. But the system is being abused by the Chinese authorities, who use it to find and arrest people. If the government wants you arrested or removed they simply change your status and next time you are out in public and a police officer or other authority checks you, you will be red and immediately be sent off to a “quarantine” camp. It has proven effective at stopping protests. Edit: Guys I’m not saying it’s ok, I’m saying it works ok. I think it’s dystopian AF and very fitting for the CCP.


Aggressive-Advice220

“A bit dystopian” he says


Electrical_Log_1084

Just a smudge


Depressed_student_20

Sounds dystopian, I rather stay at home than go to a quarantine camp


Ihaveastalkerproblem

Here's 2 weeks of food and water, stay inside while we bolt your house shut.


AssBlast2020

what a fucking nightmare that place is


iDreamOfSalsa

I've often wondered what the rest of the world must have been doing and thinking when the holocaust happened. Observing China over the last few years it seems apparent to me they were us and history will look on this event in a similar light and wonder why the world allowed it to happen.


simian_fold

This is actually worse in some respects. The concentration and extermination camps built by the Nazis were largely unknown outside of the Reich (and inside if you believe the German 'ich habe es nicht gewusst' line) and largely unknown to the Allied general public. What China is doing is being filmed in full colour and published for everyone to see, everyone knows about it, and still we do nothing


PM_ME_CATS_OR_BOOBS

German newspapers explicitly talked about the existence of the camps. The idea that German citizens didn't know about them is an often repeated idea but it's totally ahistorical.


cloudjianrider

What are we supposed to do exactly? Are we willing to start a global conflict over it? Serious questions


iDreamOfSalsa

Yeah this is it in a nutshell. China is very good at setting up the board so you wont take action. I also think of Eddie Izzard's line "Hitler's mistake was he killed other people. You want to kill your own people, sure. We've been trying to kill you for *ages*. But kill people next door... Well, after a few years we wont tolerate that will we?"


OmenLW

Unless they interfere with US shipping channels, trade routes or anything else that directly affects their money, nothing will happen. That's why the US even got involved in WWI.


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Telling world leaders to quit relying on China? Its been obvious for years, especially during the beginning of the pandemic.


bonemonkey12

Interesting? That's terrifying.


No_Quote_2464

Actually getting covid is significantly better than doing that shit


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China out here building more concentration camps.


FiveAlarmDogParty

This thread is now a choose your own adventure story. Here are your starting points; 1 - they’re actually concentration camps and political dissenters are going to be put here until they become unalive 2- this is an advanced barracks for Chinas military when they attack Taiwan to sure up chip supply 3- China can’t create a working COVID vaccine so they’re expecting a major outbreak bEcAUsE tHeY kNoW *sOmEtHiNg* 4- these will be used as government housing for folks because China knows the housing bubble is fit to burst and nobody will be able to have houses 5- it’s just China spending money on useless construction projects because that’s what China does Choose your story and write your favorite version of “Who Fucking Knows What’s Happening So I Guess Let’s All Speculate - Chinese Edition”


Ajax-Rex

Agreed. While I can think of quite a few nefarious reasons for these concentration camp like buildings to be constructed, the bottom line is I don’t know the source of this video or the context. Does anyone know where this came from, who filmed it, or what the official purpose of these buildings is?


natophonic2

There is this AP article that talks about adding quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people in Guangzhou: https://apnews.com/article/health-china-social-media-beijing-94dee24454984179f79b493cf0589d62 It doesn't reference OP's video specifically. If anyone can read Chinese (not it), there are some words at about 8 seconds into this vid that could possibly add context.


bone_thief

Given the fact that the footage exists and we are looking at it, it's most likely exactly what the CCP says it is: a covid isolation camp.


rejectedprophet

Anyone that believes this is even remotely grounded in sound reasoning, logic or science is utterly delusional


-tobi-kadachi-

Yeah it’s weird to see how many people are saying “they know something” or other dumb theory’s. Like have they been paying attention, china loves construction scams and has been using covid as a way to crack down on and track movement since day 1. This is just a way of promoting both.


MS-07B-3

Oh, they know something alright, it just doesn't have anything to do with the dangers of COVID.


Moods6950

So question ? Why are they needing this ? What are they anticipating???


thrwoawasksdgg

***China has been in a massive housing bubble for over a decade. Like, far worse than the one in US that triggered 2008 financial crisis. They are running out of options to keep it from collapsing. And the only reason that China's educated population puts up with their bullshit government is continued economic growth.*** Unlike the US, most of the houses involved in this bubble aren't even real. We're talking unfinished apartments in abandoned buildings. Their real value is nearly zero and people are buying them at 20 years average salary. And people have been feeding the bubble for decades because in China there's no other way to invest your money into something "safe". Unless you're rich, then you move it out of China. The bubble started collapsing earlier this year and is accelerating. the CCP is trying to parachute the market down gently... But that's not going to work. Most of the "houses" cost 300k USD and are worth nothing, they're unlivable. The CCP is preparing for massive civil unrest and attempted revolution. Maybe even civil war. When the bubble goes boom, a large part of China's population will see 90% of their wealth evaporate overnight. The tacit agreement that CCP would be oppressive but deliver them prosperity will be naked


IlIlIlIlIllIlIll

It’s crazy that a country supposedly built off Marxist ideas seems to have no concept of [the tendency of the rate of profit to fall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendency_of_the_rate_of_profit_to_fall). It’s crazy economic mismanagement when basically the only reason the government is tolerated is that they have made things economically better for a lot of people in China. If totalitarianism can’t even keep food on the table why wouldn’t you revolt?


ShakespearIsKing

It's just the hundred years Chinese cycle. Dynasty gets power. Creates stability and welfare. The dynasty gets too corrupt and tired. Shit hits the fan, economic downturn is inevitable. China has a Civil war and fractures into 20 warlord states. One win and becomes the new dynasty. Repeat.


Feisty-Ad396

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rebellions_in_China Not even hundred years, it’s like every 50 years if you technically count the beginning to end of PRC vs ROC I think the problem is that China is just way too massive. If they broke up into a united states or united nations maybe they’d maintain their culture and be small enough to stay stable. Either that or China’s basically a cursed country.


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Civilanimal

This is not a "quarantine" camp, it's a concentration camp for political dissidents. The CCP is using COVID as an excuse to eliminate those disloyal to the state.


justattodayyesterday

This is north of Hong Kong across the border.


NoCapOlChap

Almost all of China is North of Hong Kong


Lord_Morningst4r

The Chinese government doesn't look at their people as people. They are just units to them.


LongTimeHuman

China is preparing for war. These camps will house either arrested anti-CCP protesters or Chinese military members being staged for strategic deployment. The XI government may claim these camps will be used to isolate people who have Covid, but look at the video and notice the total lack of any kind of hospital, clinic, or other medical buildings.


Hidesuru

Have you seen the way China treats it's citizens? I can completely believe they built these pods to house sick people without giving thought to treatment. You come out alive in two weeks or we dump the body and hose down the interior. NEXT!


biznatch11

How can you possibly tell from this video whether these buildings will have medical facilities inside them?


prettypistolgg

My thoughts exactly. If it was military they would still need clinics, mess halls etc...


ddoogiehowitzerr

War against whom?


bigspunge1

Their own people.


Feisty-Ad396

Kinda interesting, China basically has had a civil war every 50 years for the last few thousand years. It’s nearing the 50 year mark since the end of the latest civil war that forced ROC out (before that the ROC overthrew the Qing dynasty or something).


Omega_112

Concentration camps more like it 😳