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      01-18-2019, 06:51 PM   #242
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Originally Posted by Joekerr View Post
Do you get the sense that they are frantic / really nervous about this CFO being questioned? Does she have some sort of secrets they are worried will be exposed?

It just seems to be blown out of proportion in relation to what happened.
I think for the Chinese govt, it's not about what she may or may not say, it is about national pride. They want to be seen as the good guys and the evidence that comes out of this may be bad for their image.

Also the whole "century of humiliation" thing where they feel like they've been bullied by other countries all the time and so they're standing up to what they perceive as the bully. China’s ambassador to Canada has said that “Western egotism and white supremacy” were behind calls for Beijing to release two detained Canadians.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/w...supremacy.html

The motivations behind some of the stuff China does is not very complex... they think they're being bullied and so they're standing up to the bullies.
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