Big Mao: There are a lot of apologists for China in NZ and there really shouldn’t be

I’m a Socialist Communist lefty post marxist anarchist with radical environmental tendencies.

I’ve never felt any love to towards the Chinese, Putin OR the American Military Industrial Complex.

Putin is a KGB thug who probably bombed his own people in Moscow to start a barbaric war with Chechnya. He is homophobic beyond belief and he started a war in the Ukraine, so yeah –  I hate the American Military Industrial Complex, but let’s not pretend Putin is an antidote to their corruption!

Sure, China has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and that feat of Government should be celebrated and championed, but let’s not forget that beyond that incredible result you have a paranoid, aggressively authoritarian regime with mass surveillance powers that sells body organs, commits genocides and has devastated Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

The bewildering amount of apologists for China in NZ is extraordinary, and it really shouldn’t be.

China is not our friend and they are not a friend to their own people…

Chinese researchers claim they have built and tested artificial intelligence capable of reading minds

A new report has claimed the Chinese government is now implementing cutting-edge artificial intelligence to monitor the minds of dozens of Communist party officials.

Researchers in China claimed to have developed software that can acutely analyse facial expressions and brain waves to monitor subjects’ attention to “thought and political education”.

China’s stringent police state has been radically upscaled over the past decade, using big data, machine learning, face recognition technology and artificial intelligence to build what many have labelled the world’s most complex digital dictatorship.

According to the Hefei Comprehensive National Science Centre, the high-tech development would be used to “further solidify their confidence and determination to be grateful to the party, listen to the party and follow the party”.

In a short clip, a subject was seen looking at the screen at a kiosk, scrolling through exercises promoting party policy. According to researchers, the technology in the kiosk was able to note the researcher’s expressions and pinpoint their reactions to particular pieces of content.

The institute said it had encouraged 43 party members on the research team to take party lessons while being monitored by the new software.

The video report was published on July 1 but has since vanished.

“On one hand, it can judge how party members have accepted thought and political education,” the article said. “On the other hand, it will provide real data for thought and political education so it can be improved and enriched.”

President Xi, secretary of the Communist Party and leader of the nation of 1.4 billion, has demanded absolute loyalty to the party it and has previously declared that “thought and political education” is an essential part of the government’s doctrine.

Chinese state-backed publication Study Times was reporting about the development of similar artificial intelligence back in 2019, claiming algorithms could be used to “gauge the thought condition of party members” and make sure content can “go into the head and the heart of party members”.

…y-e-a-h. I think when the Party is looking at 1984 as a instruction Manuel, we need to appreciate they don’t share our concerns for human rights and whose technology is out of moral line with our own.

That said is there that much difference between Facebook hate algorithms and the Chinese trying to brainwash their members to love them?

We need to urgently decouple economically from China.


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