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Foreigner Detention and Deported For Sharing Porn in WeChat (UPDATED!)

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重大雷雨
3 hours ago, Moshen said:

'm a native-born American and I'm with the Venezuelan taxi driver.  That's not a "genuine cultural difference" at all.  It's political.  Any American has a right to disagree with the Second Amendment, and so do immigrants.

 

A cultural difference would be things like lining up in a queue or not, giving gifts to teachers or not, saying hello to strangers or not, and so on.

 

We had a case in my town a couple of years ago where a couple from Sweden left their infant outside a restaurant in his/her stroller while they ate, and they were arrested for child neglect.  Turns out that that's very common behavior in Sweden, and totally accepted there.  Now that's a cultural difference.

 

 

You have that completely backwards;  The case of the Swedes is just an increasing police state mentality in the U.S..  That example is purely modern politics and has nothing to do with culture (never would have happened 1 generation ago and may not happen 5 years from now.).   Those other examples are not actually cultural either, they are current modes of social interaction that may turn on a dime.

 

The right to self defense was one of the three main principles the U.S. was founded on.  The right to bear arms including knives and gun rights was a cornerstone founding principle for this nation and is a very strongly held national cultural value just as freedom of speech and freedom of religion;  it is not a trifling matter like saying hello to a stranger in Texas, but ignoring them in New York.

 

It does not matter what your personal views are.  There are now people in the U.S. who do not want to speak English, but English is still part of the culture.  There are Americans who believe in multiculturalism instead of assimilation, but assimilation is still the culture (even if it has somehow become a controversial topic).  There are Brits who dislike the royal family,  Chinese people who dislike Confucianism and French people who don't like wine, but it is still part of their culture.  I suppose it can all be changed if history is erased or groups of people are replaced.

 

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DavyJonesLocker

ok looks like some of you were right and that it may  very well be a fake news story. The same image comes up in 2015 for a financial crimes case

 

In any case, sharing explicit material is a big no-no in China  it seems . I thought it best to update the thread rather than mislead readers .

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Lu
On 9/7/2019 at 4:23 PM, DavyJonesLocker said:

I thought it best to update the thread rather than mislead readers .

Thanks for checking and updating here! Perhaps you can also add this information to your first post and/or the title, for people who don't read all the way to page 2.

 

Meanwhile, I will keep an eye on this thread and I will close it if it turns any further in the direction of discussing (or fighting over) American politics. Anyone interested in discussing American politics is welcome to do so elsewhere.

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重大雷雨
2 hours ago, Lu said:

discussing (or fighting over) American politics

 

WTF did that come from?   There was no discussion of American politics at all.   There was a discussion of what constitutes culture and how to appropriately respect the culture of the country a foreigner is in.

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Dawei3
On 9/6/2019 at 3:33 PM, 重大雷雨 said:

I don't entirely agree with you.   The main point of my post was that some of the issues are not "cultural differences"

You're mixing my post with the others.  I didn't say the differences were cultural.   I mention culture/cultural zero times in my post.   

  

 

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重大雷雨
17 hours ago, Dawei3 said:

You're mixing my post with the others.  I didn't say the differences were cultural.   I mention culture/cultural zero times in my post.   

  

 

Yes, I took your post in the context of the posts before it in the thread, including the one you replied to, rather than as a randomly inserted thought.

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