I believe the 1 child policy was only for certain families? And it wasn't exactly banned, but would exclude those certain families from benefits that they might otherwise receive if they stuck to the policy?
And what the hell is up with "banning reincarnation"?!
I was under the impression that there were a lot of exemptions to the policy - anyone who didn't live in a city, anyone non-Han, etc. I may be mistaken though
Never heard of Avatar being banned but I now read it is a combination of taking too much money from domestic films and because it showed them resisting demolition which China does enforce pretty strongly so the latter would seem to be the more important reason.
Never had a problem with using Jetpunk despite the Taiwan thing and Jasmine tea is everywhere.
Is it that jasmine tea is not an original Chinese thing but since everyone else thinks it is and serves it up at Chinese restaurants it is now Chinese even in China?
Now free of China, these lamas can say anything they want, like how China slaughtered most of them and burned down hundreds of monasteries, et al. In order to prevent this, the Chinese want to ensure that any new recognized incarnations are in their country, under their control (like their fake Panchen Lama), and not stir up any Tibetan uprisings.
On August 3, 2007, China's State Administration for Religious Affairs issued a decree that all the reincarnations of tulkus of Tibetan Buddhism must get government approval, otherwise they are "illegal or invalid". The decree states, "It is an important move to institutionalize management on reincarnation of living Buddhas. The selection of reincarnates must preserve national unity and solidarity of all ethnic groups and the selection process cannot be influenced by any group or individual from outside the country."
Yeah, so, you get it.
Other Buddhist traditions (Zen, Theravada, Pure Land, etc.) rely only on accomplishment and worthiness to elevate people to revered teacher. The Tibetans were utterly isolated until 1949, but now, seeing that system, are coming to realize that it’s a much, much better idea.
just informative texts without ego motivation are a much lighter read. I have learned a lot :)
out of the millions movies made, for something to be awful they really must be terribly unimaginably bad. A movie isnt awful because you find it boring or dont like the plot etc
Interesting fact, most Chinese people are lactose-intolerant, nevertheless milk is portrayed as ultra-healthy (for real, who cares if it makes you puke and get horrible stomach aches, it's healthy)
but rumours are that even in that small territory there are internal struggles. One part want to call it futonia and the other couchia
Though it's not known for sure what behavior of Justin's put him on the bureau's radar, it has been speculated that it might have to do with him posting a selfie from a Japanese shrine that celebrates war criminals who participated in the rape of Nanjing and other atrocities in China and Korea.
*this quiz does not suggest these things are banned in china