If IPVM Was Based In China....

This is straight from the PRC's official press agency:

"A new committee will be established to implement a self-discipline pact on ethics in the media industry....

The signatories pledged to "protect the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the interests of the state, and to not publish or spread any information that would undermine the image of either."

On the plus side, security trade magazines would do really well there. On the negative side, so much for any real information or debate.


IPVM with a breaking story: Commies have an obsessive need to control information. We'll have more on this shocking development tonight at eleven.

What fascinates me is that they said it point blank in their own publication. It's one thing for Westerns to make a claim like that, it's another thing for the CPC itself to assert that in its own English language site.

Dear Comrade Erenthal,

Your post has been reviewed by us and found to have exceeded the following previously agreed upon guidelines.

Negativity - Allowed: 20% You: 75%

Sarcasm - Allowed: 35% You: 100%

Don't do it again.

Thank you.

Step in line - Or else!

They are extremely sensitive about Tiananmen square and their brutal track record.

But they are not shy about showing off. Here is a disturbing new photo and article straight from the Chinese government: Ultimate Dogfight: Only the Fiercest Wins

Imagine not being able to criticize or object to something like this?

"They punch, corner, and bite. It is no less fierce than a human boxing or UFC fight."

Last I knew, you could not bite or rip pieces of skin or body parts off in UFC. Hitting in the throat, testicles, kidneys and eye gouging was against the rules. If it looked like you were seriously hurtt, they'd stop the fight. And fighters were there by choice and could quit anytime. However, I have seen some heavy bleeding in UFC fights they let go by amid bloodthirsty cries from the crowd, which embarrasses and concerns me as it makes us more and more 3rd world like in my mind.

Last I knew, you could not bite or rip pieces of skin or body parts off in UFC.

"It is no less fierce than a human boxing or UFC fight."

So it could be more fierce.

"...human boxing..." as opposed to?

"...human boxing..." as opposed to?

As opposed to this guy.

I imagine theres lunch at this event after the fight?

On the plus side, security trade magazines would do really well there. On the negative side, so much for any real information or debate.

It might take a few years, but they'll get there...

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This was a work of art! It looks like it was a lot of effort. LOL keep up the great work!

That deserves a free membership! Nice work.

1, that's quit a utopian future you've painted!

I nearly spit out my coffee when I saw "Brian Schmode to head WTO". This alone has made IPVM membership worthwhile.

Cheap shot, I admit.

There's an old saying in security journalism "No one ever got fired for working over Bryan Schmode." Working under him was a different story of course.

China is not a communist country. It is fascist. But I understand why many people often confuse the two. Both require state control of behavior and thought via one-party rule. Both claim to be implementing policies solely for the benefit of the average working man. But fascism allows private ownership of factories and real property, whereas communism keeps all productive property and real estate in the state's/party's control. China switched from communism to fascism under Deng "It is glorious to be rich" Xiaoping, who lead the transformation from a closed economy to a partially open one.

IMHO, we are fools to continue to do "business" with state owned and financed companies. Once the yuan is part of the SDR, their central bank will be able to print money just as our Fed does, but instead of it sitting idle in bank "excess reserves", it will likely finance unprofitable enterprises such as Hikvision and Dahua solely for the purpose of taking market share, maintaining domestic employment and, therefore, enhancing the political power of the Communist Party.

I think Yuan was added to SDR on Oct 1 2015?

The decision to include them in the SDR basket was made in October 2015 but doesn't go into effect until 10-1-2016.

https://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/facts/sdr.htm

yep, my mistake

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

China is not a communist country. It is fascist.

Agreed!

Both require state control of behavior and thought via one-party rule. Both claim to be implementing policies solely for the benefit of the average working man.

Disagree, (a little). Although both are one-party rule, in theory at least, pure Communism does not require state control of behavior and thought, as the state is merely the collective. And in pure Fascism, glory to the state is the sufficient reason for policy making.

That said China is not anywhere near pure Communism or pure Fascism for that matter. They're their own deal. Although the natural decay of Communisim may lead to Facism, as is happening in China today, there is an undeniable Capitalistic element involved as well. Their stock market crash, and its impact on the hoi polloi is evidence that there exists more than just nominally appointed wealth of the Fascist state.

These 3 idealogical elements are in tension, and though I agree Communism is on the wane, it remains to be seen what will come from the struggle between the Greed of the State (Fascism) and the Greed of the People (Capitalism).

Great philosophical discussion. An interesting and very significant aspect of IPVM's "China Report" was the sense of entrepreneurship sprouting everywhere. I'd love to see that in America.

Without capitalism - there are no rewards to entrepreneurship. There is nothing wrong or sinister with creating something of value, and having the freedom to sell product or service.

Agreed. And outside of its own borders, China is all about capitalism.

You would have 1.4 billion subscribers ;)

And the same revenue.

"And the same revenue."

Darn, I was just going to make a similar remark/joke.

Of course, only HIK and Dahua would be innovative in reports.

Longsee would be competitive and the rest would be expensive products by capitalist western manufacturers of lower quality.

You could Google that if it wasn't blocked :)