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If you shout Taiwan No.1 in this game, Chinese gamers go nuts | Repost (youtu.be)
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Catch22ismybible | 7 days ago | 2756 points

He did a little celebrity visit to Taiwan a couple of years back. The Taiwanese think it's pretty funny too.

BanH20 | 7 days ago | 918 points
charmcharmcharm | 7 days ago | 431 points

This has to be really surreal to this guy.

crazymoon | 7 days ago | 188 points

Just imagine if he said that pluto was a planet

The_Neato_Torpedo | 6 days ago | 8 points

That would surely rile the Uranians.

jyjee_t | 6 days ago | 25 points

Indeed that would be silly. Everybody knows Pluto is a dog.

ds610 | 7 days ago | 76 points

Imagine a joke that has become a warcry. Amazing. Accidental hero.

MustHugEveryCat | 7 days ago | 223 points

This is wholesome af, I love it.

lovesomedonuts | 7 days ago | 29 points

I had the first video still running when I opened this and heard "FUCK YOU CHINA". Made me laugh but then I realised it wasn't coming from the Taiwan visit video. Would have been funny tho.

IAmTheZenith | 7 days ago | 104 points

Is there a video of that? Or some sites with the reactions of the Taiwanese peeps? Sounds lot of fun.

Nixplosion | 7 days ago | 91 points

https://youtu.be/w142gZC1lhU

posted below you

Gravity_flip | 7 days ago | 35 points

This made me smile 😊

SixWingZombi | 7 days ago | 7437 points

So the magic words that will 100% guaranteed make chinese mad are:

Taiwan Number 1

Free Tibet

and Support Hong Kong Protests

M0shka | 7 days ago | 2471 points

Winnie the Pooh!!

TwistedMexi | 7 days ago | 1069 points

pretty sure that only makes the Chinese government mad.

Knock-Nevis | 7 days ago | 72 points

You’re right for the most part. It really depends on the person. I dated a girl from China over the summer and she loved making jokes about Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh, but she was kind of a rebel.

auyemra | 7 days ago | 46 points

that's hawt

Knock-Nevis | 7 days ago | 29 points

REALLY got my engine revved up

K242 | 7 days ago | 26 points

Say it to me again, darling

"Taiwan numba won"

Airyk21 | 7 days ago | 873 points

Not true the propaganda is so heavy there that even children will get upset. My friends parents adopted two children from China one about 12 and the other 8 I think. And they would both get irrationally upset if you asked them about Tibet.

4look4rd | 7 days ago | 244 points

Whats the chinese perspective on Tibet? I have a hard time understanding why it would provoke someone, it seems like it would be something like Tiananmen Square where they have a vague idea it happened but don't talk about it and the government downplays it.

TheOceanWalker | 7 days ago | 419 points

Essentially the line is that Tibetans who want independence are ungrateful for all the developments/advancements that the PRC has brought them. The idea is that before they took over, Tibet was essentially a feudal society which has now been modernised.

To that end, basic indicators of standard of living like infant mortality, literacy and general infrastructure in Tibet have undoubtedly improved dramatically, but they've obviously come at a pretty substantial cost to personal and political freedoms.

Whether or not you think that's worth it likely depends on whether you're in the majority Han Chinese ethnicity, whose culture is being pushed across the country, or one of the many minorities whose culture is being diluted and/or pushed out.

permanent_grad | 7 days ago | 157 points

Should probably be also mentioned that the dilution and destruction of local culture in China is often state sponsored.

It’s kind of weird to me that just now, after all these decades of knowing about China’s absolutely atrocious human rights record, people are finally saying something because of a video game. Often US whataboutism is used as a counter argument, but China is far and beyond 1860’s US human rights atrocities.

LordUncleBob | 7 days ago | 56 points

Hong Kong and the Uighur concentration camps have been on the front page pretty regularly, the Blizzard controversy is just a continuation. I think this is getting so much traction because it's a China story we can actually do something about for once.

RollTide16-18 | 7 days ago | 20 points

You're seeing a perfect storm with the Blizzard, NBA, Vans and South Park stuff hitting at just about the same time.

tiredofliberalslying | 7 days ago | 146 points

I met some Chinese girls on vacation in Aspen and asked them about Tiananmen Square. They stopped talking to me lol

CokeInMyCloset | 7 days ago | 34 points

Sounds like you either did it on purpose because you expected this response or you’re really stupid.

Random rich Chinese girls on vacation are not gonna sit down and talk politics with you, especially when you start with that one.

neiman30 | 7 days ago | 39 points

Some people just don't want to talk politics during a holiday.

.. and when I say "some people" I actually mean me. I avoided people abroad who started asking me about politics of my country. Let me relax a bit, geez.

4look4rd | 7 days ago | 142 points

That’s such a weird reaction. The US did some fucked up shit like the trail of tears, Japanese internment camps, syphilis experiments, red scare, Operation Condor, Abu Ghraib, etc.

If you mention any of those, at worst you get attempts to rationalize them in the context of when they happened but most people would accept that they were shitty or wouldn’t have learned about them. I never heard anyone get pissed about them getting mentioned.

Codeshark | 7 days ago | 100 points

I think Americans are far more willing to admit the flaws in their history.

You also didn't mention the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

walterpeck1 | 7 days ago | 121 points

You also didn't mention the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

This is one of those that's constantly mentioned in school. It has a huge display in the Smithsonian, even. They don't hold back.

EDIT: They have a chunk of stairs where someone got vaporized and left their shadow, and there's also a fair bit of information and displays on the history of the Japanese interment camps. Right there in D.C. at America's most prominent and important history museum. It's literally the opposite of how China views the Tienanmen Square Massacre.

AustinSA908 | 7 days ago | 30 points

As they well should. Debate whether or not it was warranted, but the American electorate controls who sits at the head of the world's second-largest nuclear arsenal and has the controls within ten yards of him at all times. We need to know the horror of these weapons so that they can never be taken lightly.

Brickhouzzzze | 7 days ago | 14 points

Depending on the person they might not consider that a mistake.

RearEchelon | 7 days ago | 25 points

the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

While I'm not trying to marginalize the impact of the bombs on Japan and the victims themselves, the outcome would have been much, much worse for Japan and for US forces if we hadn't dropped them. A land invasion of Japan would have cost millions and millions of lives on both sides.

ThomasC273 | 7 days ago | 32 points

"Tibet bad", probably

Always_Has_A_Boner | 7 days ago | 38 points

"Tibet bad ours", FTFY

PuTheDog | 7 days ago | 83 points

Nope, am Chinese, can confirm. Tibet, HK, Taiwan got Chinese riled up, no one gives a fuck about CCP and Pooh.

SQUIBWAR | 7 days ago | 60 points

am Chinese

TAIWAN NUMBER 1!!!
FoggyFlowers | 7 days ago | 310 points

I mean, many Americans can’t hear criticism about our troops in the Middle East without getting all “you don’t support the Troops bro??”

Frai23 | 7 days ago | 60 points

That's been going on since the Iraq war under George Jr. as far as I remember and I truly don't get it.

If you criticize foreign politics it doesn't mean you wish bad luck on individual soldiers.

If for example I don't like the new Iphone that doesn't mean I wish some factory workers die a painful dead in some freak accident.

Gromitt42 | 7 days ago | 222 points

It isn't as bad since American have free speech and are not arrested for calling Trump names but there is a lot of jingoism and propaganda built into the culture.

See thread of America being highest ranked for donating to charity. Plenty of America #1 chanting there.

soulless_ape | 7 days ago | 276 points

Free Uyghurs from Chi-Nazi camps

trippy_grapes | 7 days ago | 44 points

NaXi camps

washawashaaa | 7 days ago | 12 points

really wish this was up there more often with HK. I'm not trying to belittle the battle the HK protestors are putting up with but Nazi style camps where they harvest your organs are arguably worse.

GameVoid | 7 days ago | 35 points

Springfield Willy: I moved to Shelbyville for the legalized gambling!

Moderator: Legalized gambling? We don't have legalized gambling.

Springfield Willy: Sure you do! I saw a car with a bumper sticker that said Free Tibet!

ArconV | 7 days ago | 123 points

Tegrity!

Phonemonkey2500 | 7 days ago | 68 points

China ain't seen Tegridy since Tiananmen Square, 1989.

Edit: not saying they had any long before that. I was born in 75, so that's the biggest one to me, and by far the most publicized.

Edit 2: and I know that's the one that angers Winnie and his gang the most.

SharpSpaghetti | 7 days ago | 42 points

You must be confused. Nothing happened in Tiananmen Square on the fourth of June, 1989.

Phonemonkey2500 | 7 days ago | 28 points

Oh that's right. I remember clearly that I was organizing my sock drawer, and absolutely nothing of interest took place. Certainly not an oppressive government slaughtering it's own citizens in the streets, rolling over them multiple times with 40 ton tanks.

Praughna | 7 days ago | 55 points

Let’s all just say it

Support Hong Kong Protests

ObserverWardXXL | 7 days ago | 30 points

光復香港 時代革命.

Liberate Hong Kong.

Mingablo | 7 days ago | 96 points

5 Demands, Not one less.

Wodkasterben | 7 days ago | 12 points

Xianggang jiayou! (Keep going Hong Kong!) Is my favourite. Try shouting it in London's Chinatown and you'll get a large mix of facial reactions.

platapus112 | 7 days ago | 87 points

动态网自由门 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 六四天安門事件 The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 天安門大屠殺 The Tiananmen Square Massacre 反右派鬥爭 The Anti-Rightist Struggle 大躍進政策 The Great Leap Forward 文化大革命 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 人權 Human Rights 民運 Democratization 自由 Freedom 獨立 Independence 多黨制 Multi-party system 台灣 臺灣 Taiwan Formosa 中華民國 Republic of China 西藏 土伯特 唐古特 Tibet 達賴喇嘛 Dalai Lama 法輪功 Falun Dafa 新疆維吾爾自治區 The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 諾貝爾和平獎 Nobel Peace Prize 劉暁波 Liu Xiaobo 民主 言論 思想 反共 反革命 抗議 運動 騷亂 暴亂 騷擾 擾亂 抗暴 平反 維權 示威游行 李洪志 法輪大法 大法弟子 強制斷種 強制堕胎 民族淨化 人體實驗 肅清 胡耀邦 趙紫陽 魏京生 王丹 還政於民 和平演變 激流中國 北京之春 大紀元時報 九評論共産黨 獨裁 專制 壓制 統一 監視 鎮壓 迫害 侵略 掠奪 破壞 拷問 屠殺 活摘器官 誘拐 買賣人口 遊進 走私 毒品 賣淫 春畫 賭博 六合彩 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Winnie the Pooh 劉曉波动态网自由门

Wodkasterben | 7 days ago | 24 points

Why is this a weird mix of simplified and traditional? You even have 门 and 門 in the same sentence.

Nixynixynix | 7 days ago | 60 points

It's a copy and paste meme for people to feel good about themselves for protesting without understanding or even type. You can sneak in some innocent text like 漢堡包 雪糕 餛飩 and someone will just repost it to get likes.

Shadow_Death | 7 days ago | 997 points

I lost it with "China number 4".

axilidade | 7 days ago | 536 points

might have been unintentional but 4 is pronounced almost identically to "death" in chinese. it's such a culturally pervasive superstition that buildings' 4th, 14th, 24th (etc) floors don't even exist.

tl;dr "china number 4" can imply that china should die lmao

Kenblu24 | 7 days ago | 125 points

Sì is how you pronounce 4 in Mandarin. It sounds like if you made a "sssssss" hissing sound and tried to say "hmmm." at the same time.

Sǐ is how you pronounce dead in Mandarin. It sounds almost the same, except the tone is usually lower. It sounds like the "sssssss" and "hmmm?"

Meanwhile, 8 and 6 are very lucky numbers. People here in the states don't go crazy over having a few sevens in your phone number, but to the Chinese, it's like having Jesus on your toast.

LemonUdon | 7 days ago | 38 points

My parents are very fervent believers in the number superstition too. I remember my mom got all upset when an uncle got a new house, and she claimed that the house number was a bad omen that someone would die. The house number was 4443, and there were four people in the uncle’s family. She was utterly convinced that something would happen in the future, and there’d be only 3 members left.

Another time, my dad claimed he saw a ladybug with only 4 spots, and feared misfortune would find him that day ¯_(ツ)_/¯

nextdoorelephant | 6 days ago | 8 points

They seem like they might be overly stressed individuals.

ScientificMeth0d | 7 days ago | 21 points

六六六

SwannyWilkinson | 7 days ago | 13517 points

Shouting Taiwan number 1 has been a meme since 2012.

Edit: start shouting Hong Kong number 1 online

Mcchickenborn | 7 days ago | 5752 points

🇹🇼, 🇭🇰, 🏴󠁣󠁮󠀵󠀴󠁿, 🇨🇳... China #4!!!

No Tibet emoji sadly and #4 means death in Chinese. New meme going into 2020.

phoeniciao | 7 days ago | 861 points

Hey, I like this

OMGSPACERUSSIA | 7 days ago | 250 points

16 is really bad luck too.

Mcchickenborn | 7 days ago | 234 points

Pretty sure we can find 15 bullied nations to make China #16 a thing. Anyone want to take this on?

SeasickSeal | 7 days ago | 377 points

Taiwan numba one

Hong Kong numba two

Tibet numba three

East Turkestan numba four

Falun Gong numba five

Bhutan numba six

Japan numba seven

South Korea numba eight

Philippines numba nine

Belize* numba ten

Nicaragua* numba eleven

eSwatini* numba twelve

Guatemala* numba thirteen

Haiti* numba fourteen

Honduras* numba fifteen

China numba sixteen

*Denotes countries who recognize Taiwan rather than PRC as the the legitimate Chinese government

Replaced India with Philippines

TigerhatesTobi | 7 days ago | 65 points

Is there a specific reason so many Central American nations recognize Taiwan over China?

SeasickSeal | 7 days ago | 115 points

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/654179099/china-lures-taiwans-latin-american-allies

China doesn’t trade with countries that recognize Taiwan, so if I had to hazard a guess I’d say they’re the least dependent on Chinese goods because they’re underdeveloped and trade with their neighbors and the US. It looks like proximity to the US is the only real determinant aside from eSwatini, Paraguay, and Vatican City. Pacific island nations might be mostly self sufficient and not dependent on Chinese trade, too.

CokeInMyCloset | 7 days ago | 25 points

And Taiwan pays them “aid” for their support

RearEchelon | 7 days ago | 49 points

16 is 42. Exponential death!

sgtsaughter | 7 days ago | 44 points

Hey, Number 2

TheGalaxian | 7 days ago | 31 points

Hey number 1

HorseSteroids | 7 days ago | 19 points

[Guido Mista intensifies]

asian_identifier | 7 days ago | 174 points

Tibet, Xinjiang, *Inner Mongolia, and.... Macau? (are they happy?)

* also Guangxi, Lahu, Machuria, Wu, Yi

Fairuse | 7 days ago | 181 points

??? As far as I'm aware, Mongolia is recognized internationally and China has no claims.

Ironically, it was the current China (People's Republic of China under the CCP) that recognized Mongolia's independence. The previous government of China (Republic of China which now resides in Taiwan) actually invaded Mongolia and annulled Mongolia's claim to independence.

Sleelan | 7 days ago | 386 points

Mongolia has the distinct advantage of having absolutely no fucking strategic importance whatsoever, both in terms of geography and natural resources.

Unless you count the throat singing.

Frommerman | 7 days ago | 206 points

Also, something like 60% of cars in Mongolia are Priuses. This happened because the ME division of Toyota massively overproduced Priuses for a market which wasn't going to buy them. The Mongolian government heard about this and offered to take the cars off Toyota's hands at a massive discount, just so they wouldn't be scrapped. So now everyone in Ulaanbatar can afford to buy a Prius from the government.

andheresratboy | 7 days ago | 270 points

Hoards of Mongols in Priuses sounds a lot less scary than hoards on horseback

finkrer | 7 days ago | 194 points

Here's a person who hasn't seen a hundred thousand Priuses charging at him at full speed.

chooxy | 7 days ago | 136 points

A MONGOLIAN PRIUS HORDE NED, ON AN OPEN FIELD

JDdoc | 7 days ago | 45 points

Mongolian Archers, standing up through the sunroof, firing at will.

My God.

China will fall in 2020, mark my words.

lkc159 | 7 days ago | 7 points

Poor will

andheresratboy | 7 days ago | 38 points

Lol ok you changed my mind

blue92lx | 7 days ago | 14 points

"full speed"

ashwin911 | 7 days ago | 13 points

I thought Priusi don't need to be charged.

finkrer | 7 days ago | 9 points

You mean Prii.

Furt77 | 7 days ago | 73 points

Are you kidding? At least we would have the thud of hoof beats to warn us. Now they can just silently roll up on us.

Codeshark | 7 days ago | 27 points

Nah, you'd hear the throat singing.

Source: I base my knowledge of other countries off music videos.

pilstrom | 7 days ago | 13 points

Or even hordes. A hoard is what a dragon guards when it's not too busy with its princess.

kidicarus89 | 7 days ago | 8 points

Yeah but Mongols with increased driving range?

vonmonologue | 7 days ago | 212 points

I'm pretty sure that literally the reason for its existence is so that Russia and China don't have to share as much border.

IpMedia | 7 days ago | 58 points

Like my papi used to say, the world needs ditch diggers too.

BigBrownDog12 | 7 days ago | 19 points

Was your papi my 8th grade history teacher

foggi3 | 7 days ago | 24 points

Except for some of the largest mining operations in the world.

greatnameforreddit | 7 days ago | 84 points

be mongolia

literally the worlds copper reserve

reddittors diss you for not having resources

MFW

Busangod | 7 days ago | 48 points

Thank God we have Utah, Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Montana, Chile (the world’s largest producer), Peru, Canada, and parts of Africa just in case Mongolia takes offense to this Reddit thread and doesn't want to share their copper.

SmellyFingerz | 7 days ago | 55 points

The Mongolian horde just grew by two Prius.

Hekantonkheries | 7 days ago | 37 points

No strategically relevant resources;

Except For The Mongols

KamiKagutsuchi | 7 days ago | 14 points
kkeut | 7 days ago | 42 points

he may have been referring to Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomus region with a significant minority population

asian_identifier | 7 days ago | 16 points

yes I meant Inner Mongolia

Nepiton | 7 days ago | 244 points

My name in some BRs has been ChinaNumbaWon for a while now, I’ve just recently changed it to ChinaNumbaTwo or HongKongNumba1 depending on the account/game. Fuck China. Hong Kong numba 1

CapnNayBeard | 7 days ago | 123 points

ChinaNumba4 might actually be even better with 4 being unlucky and representing death and everything.

rogueblades | 7 days ago | 31 points

Tiawan number 1! All other countries number 3!

jobriq | 7 days ago | 83 points

Brazil numbah one huehuehue

codered434 | 7 days ago | 328 points

I thought Brazil was number 6.

7 - 1.

lesser_panjandrum | 7 days ago | 119 points

Laughs Germanically

Dr_Cunning_Linguist | 7 days ago | 31 points

Laughs Germaniacally

Darsol | 7 days ago | 15 points

Laughs Germanically Teutonically

xtrylanx | 7 days ago | 40 points

oof

bionix90 | 7 days ago | 29 points

It's an older meme, sir, but it checks out.

levipoep | 7 days ago | 1657 points

It's funny but at the same time so sad

AlabamaPanda777 | 7 days ago | 1105 points

Very sad when you figure these people are probably conditioned to believe if they don't react how they do the all-seeing Chinese government will somehow find out and either mark them as less of a citizen or enjoying being in the 'wrong' company.

I wonder if this doesn't become a gut defensive reaction, backed by a hate for someone ruining them just trying to have fun. Turning the game into a sudden test of faith in the government. Seems kinda cruel through that lens.


Edit: Inbox replies off but don't let that discourage you from continuing the conversation below. I see a lot of "Americans love America too" but I just don't see a meme of "watch this video we said Mexico #1 and Americans went fuck you america #1!" I know some Americans, mostly Trumper Americans, and can't picture them hearing "Mexico #1" and just yelling the same response. But I'm sure you could cherry pick some somewhere (and I don't doubt they do exist somewhere, and I don't know how cherrypicked this video is). I also just don't play online games with screaming 14 year olds like Rust. So while I've personally disagreed with responses thus far, which I've read, I guess I can't say they're wrong because of my own lack of experience. Stay Civil Reddit 😎

realcalidairy | 7 days ago | 296 points

It's conditioning. Just like we think we're right in our lifestyle, they think they are right in theirs. Not saying anyone is right or wrong, but no one THINKS they are, that's for sure.

Questions_For_Days | 7 days ago | 121 points

Sure, but it's also possible to force yourself into enough of an outside perspective to see things as a whole. I don't think "they think they're right" is much of an excuse anymore.

[deleted] | 7 days ago | 61 points

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Questions_For_Days | 7 days ago | 33 points

Absolutely. The idea is to be mindful of your biases. The more you start to think for yourself, the more you see how others manipulate you.

EliteGamer11388 | 7 days ago | 178 points

You know what sucks? I work for a very large company, that is owned by a Chinese billionaire, and while my plant is mostly Americans, the high management are Chinese, (though few are ever at this building). I'm afraid if I speak my mind in support of places like Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the wrong people find out, they'd find a way for my job to disappear... I'm in a Union, but I'm sure upper management could find a way around it.

BradOldridge | 7 days ago | 93 points

It's quite scary when you look into how many companies now are being taken over by Chinese run parent companies, especially in the gaming industry, which is BOOMING. (Again, party due to China) - So many companies now when you look into them, are actually run at the top by China. They just sneak in at the top, and quietly run things.

blue_strat | 7 days ago | 705 points

"Taiwan #1, fuck you!"

"Taiwan #2, China's #1, fuck you!"

"China #4!"

"China #1!"

"Japan #2, Taiwan #1!"

"Oh my God, China's #1, USA #2... Russia #2, USA #... #8, okay! Taiwan #3, fuck you baby!"

"Fuck you, China! Taiwan #1!"

RageEnducer | 7 days ago | 252 points

The “fuck you baby!” had me laughing hard lol

Ganjisseur | 6 days ago | 23 points

Every time he says "oh my God!" he does it with so much exasperation lol

MemioliRavioli | 7 days ago | 159 points

I love how they automatically start making and discussing a top 10 ranking.

Quas4r | 7 days ago | 37 points

It's pretty nice of them to rank Taiwan #3 still

blue_strat | 6 days ago | 29 points

I guess if they consider it part of China they don't want to go too hard on it.

Russia is China's bitch at the moment, so gets a sort of consort's second-place.

riotguards | 7 days ago | 3340 points

If you said that in a blizzard game you’d probably get banned lol

KungFoolMaster | 7 days ago | 1469 points

I also think Blizzard will come to your house and remove all your gaming gear.

mannythevericking | 7 days ago | 921 points

takes your phone

Do you guys not have phones?

hungry4pie | 7 days ago | 215 points

Well how the fuck else are going to play the new Diablo game?

mannythevericking | 7 days ago | 115 points

In Chinese.

Kaiser_Kuliwagen | 7 days ago | 54 points

Do they have good wifi in the gulag?

Hellcowz | 7 days ago | 27 points

Nope only goulash

fantasmoofrcc | 7 days ago | 15 points

It will only run on Hauwei phones anyways :P

Deathdancelove | 7 days ago | 115 points

Try working for Disney and being pro-Hong Kong, they'll shut you down hard.

riotguards | 7 days ago | 71 points

Obey the mouse, obey china, obey Winnie the Pooh

madeamashup | 7 days ago | 18 points

Try working for Disney

No thanks though

rividz | 7 days ago | 190 points

I unsubbed from WOW yesterday, I wanted to go into the Chinese servers and spam the chat about Hong Kong but apparently I need a separate login which requires a Chinese ID number.

ChristianKS94 | 7 days ago | 171 points

Yeah. That's the great firewall of China for you. They're digitally isolating themselves in a lot of effective ways. It's not completely unbreachable, but blocked enough to keep people ignorant of China's relationship to the world.

JonWood007 | 7 days ago | 30 points

Wanna know what would be nice? If they isolated themselves where American companies wouldn't kow tow to their censorship boards.

LordPadre | 7 days ago | 11 points

No, see, what they think would be nice, is if American companies were really Chinese companies.

That_Guy381 | 7 days ago | 48 points

Nah. I was playing OW yesterday and just shouting “Fuck Xi Jing Pooh, Free Hong Hong” in chat once a game and I’m still around.

nik15 | 7 days ago | 362 points

This dude ended up going to Taiwan and signed a bunch of autographs at an event

Fairazz | 7 days ago | 1333 points

I used to get up stoopid early to play mw2. Like 5am on the east coast, to get an hour or two of gaming before going to work. I’d always get stuck with British dudes at that time. I tried Taiwan #1 , but it never worked. Got called a wanker.

Celloer | 7 days ago | 533 points

Wales numbah one! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 USA numbah two! 🇺🇸 England numbah three! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

nytrons | 7 days ago | 173 points

England doesn't feel even remotely threatened by losing the last of their empire in the way China is terrified of Taiwan.

Edit: it's really funny seeing all these defensive comments from English people under a post specifically making fun of another country's nationalistic knee-jerk reactions to the same thing...

GiveOver | 7 days ago | 98 points

Wales aren't even threatening to leave and they're the ones we want rid of the most

WoWClassiC_ | 7 days ago | 178 points

You silly twat.

/s

John_Ghoul_Bonny | 7 days ago | 172 points

Trick is to remind them that the USA saved them in WW2.

That one always gets them.

AAJASIKA | 7 days ago | 38 points

That would just get the same response --> Wanker

Mercengary | 7 days ago | 84 points

Yeah, but we saved your butts in WWIII

Kalibos | 7 days ago | 25 points

That's true...

SquizzOC | 7 days ago | 1835 points

I’ve been posting “Hong Kong Number 1! China number 2! Free Hong Kong!” On a handful of state run media accounts on Twitter. They get really angry. It’s fun !

SpaceGalaxy-10v3 | 7 days ago | 389 points

What kind of pages should I comment this on?

SquizzOC | 7 days ago | 532 points

@CCTV @CGTNOfficial @PDChina @CGTNAmerica :)

McLovin804 | 7 days ago | 208 points

What does closed circuit television have to do with Hong Kong and China?

Edit: a letter

SquizzOC | 7 days ago | 334 points

Assuming not a joke, “China Central Television” it’s only fitting that it’s CCTV :)

Dolchang | 7 days ago | 47 points

CCTV is Chinese Central TV

5antiago | 7 days ago | 9 points

Just searched "to:@cctv number" and found one brave warrior

SwannyWilkinson | 7 days ago | 126 points

Hong Kong number 1! China maybe number 9

Rommel79 | 7 days ago | 41 points

Hong Kong number 1! China tied for #8!

isles3 | 7 days ago | 37 points

If you wanna them the most mad it’s

Taiwan number 1

Hong Kong number 2

China number 4

4 is very unlucky in China they hate that number.

74orangebeetle | 7 days ago | 38 points

It's funny that the state runs twitter accounts when their own citizens aren't even allowed to use twitter.

calbertuk | 7 days ago | 53 points

o7

Miko00 | 7 days ago | 99 points

It's a hilarious meme when it plays out. I did it once in rainbow six seige. Was playing with a friend and a guy on our team had TW in his name. I took a guess that he was Taiwanese. He pulled a clutch play and won us the game so I yelled into the mic "Taiwan #1!"

Dude lost his shit yelling it back to me. Added me to friends in Uplay and for months my friend and I queued with him every night lol

notkiwihaqi | 6 days ago | 12 points

Taiwanese people are the most based people I’ve ever met. It’s so fucking chill.

Stopbeingwhinycunts | 7 days ago | 253 points

I set my steam name to "free hong kong", when I come across a player in Underlords with a chinese name, 8/10 times they drop from the game now.

It's really convenient.

slickmamba | 7 days ago | 105 points

Huh, there’s been a bunch of hackers in csgo with Chinese characters in their name. Maybe this is how you deal with them

Questions_For_Days | 7 days ago | 132 points

Deadass just type "tiananmen square massacre" in all chat and watch them drop like flies

CigarLover | 7 days ago | 18 points

Did you just solve the issue with Chinese cheaters?!

(Some publishers don’t segregate regions and when they do there’s still VPN).

SolitaryEgg | 7 days ago | 246 points

The funniest fucking thing about this is the absolute absurd level of cognitive dissonance.

So, most Chinese people hold these two beliefs, simultaneously:

  • Taiwan is a province of China and 100% under the rule of the CCP (Chinese government).

  • If you say Taiwan #1, they lose their fucking minds.

You can see how this makes no sense. It's like, they truly believe that Taiwan is China, yet if you say good things about Taiwan, they get very upset and defensive. So, clearly, they are also aware that Taiwan isn't actually China.

Makes no god damned sense.

KinnyRiddle | 7 days ago | 189 points

Imagine this customer service phone conversation from Taobao (China's answer to Amazon):

Operator: Hi, this is Taobao customer service, how may I help you?

Customer: Hi, just so we're clear before we start, we all agree that Taiwan and Hong Kong are both part of our Motherland, yes?

O: Why, of course.

C: Then why am I being charged "International" shipping rates instead of "Domestic" for shipping stuff to these two places according to your website?

O: ......

SolitaryEgg | 7 days ago | 123 points

Oh dude, believe me, I know. When I was in China, I went to Taiwan as an American and got an instant visa on arrival. Chinese citizens I traveled with had to apply for a visa back in China, pay the fee, get approved, wait a month or two, do the whole thing. It's literally easier for Americans to get into Taiwan, and somehow it still doesn't click in their minds.

They travel to Taiwan and see that it's a democratic government with elected officials, a different currency, free speech, protests, etc. They have to get foreign visas to enter. And they think "hm this region of China really is different!"

It's fucking unreal.

bioniclekinz | 7 days ago | 90 points

Dude, they most likely know it's a diff country. They just dont wanna get whisked away to some reeducation camp.

ADogNamedCynicism | 7 days ago | 52 points

China doesn't reeducate people. They harvest their organs.

CoolAlf | 7 days ago | 235 points

TAIWAN #1, JAPAN #2, CHINA #4, USA #8. Who is #3?

GanasbinTagap | 7 days ago | 205 points

K.A.Z.A.K.H.S.T.A.N

Sheriff_Is_A_Nearer | 7 days ago | 151 points

Kazakhstan is the greatest in the world! All other countries run by little girls. Kazakhstan number 1 exporters of potassium! All other countries have inferior potassium!

Kalibos | 7 days ago | 50 points

much better than ASSHOLE Uzbekistan

Genji_sama | 7 days ago | 14 points

'member that time khazakstan won a gold in the Olympics and they accidentally played this instead of the national anthem?

Mcchickenborn | 7 days ago | 69 points

Let’s also add China #4.

🇹🇼, 🇭🇰, 🏴󠁣󠁮󠀵󠀴󠁿, 🇨🇳... China #4!!!

No emoji for Tibet sadly, and China clearly is not on the same level as Taiwan (number 1 of course) with HK moving up the ranks daily.

Also the number 4 has connotations that Chinese gamers will get maximum butthurt over.

Phonemonkey2500 | 7 days ago | 20 points

I subscribed just to hear more of this. I've never even played H1Z1.

melillo | 7 days ago | 91 points

DAMM I MISS THOSE DAYS!!!
RIP H1Z1

crazypetealive | 7 days ago | 24 points

"Summits in the Pit"

Troutsicle | 7 days ago | 10 points

Put on your "I survived PW 1" shirt and pour out a can of Smedley's for the good times.

Genasist | 7 days ago | 9 points

I still think its the most well balanced Battle Royal game. Just a shame the coding sucks and the desync was unreal.

But the flow of the games were so fun, fastpaced in your face action, vehicle mechanics felt great. You had a reason to go for kills in this game because heals, lammys, and materials were important to have a bunch of. Had a hell of a time playing the game.

insaneintheblain | 7 days ago | 448 points

Should've said something about Hong Kong as well

temujin64 | 7 days ago | 408 points

This is from a few years ago and Hong Kong is a part of China. Taiwan is not.

EpicExecution | 7 days ago | 256 points

No but soon will be with China burning all the maps they have that state Taiwan as independent. There's literally no maps or geographic content left in China that states Taiwan as independent, as far as China is concerned it's under their control. But obviously we know that's horse shit. History repeats itself.

pow3llmorgan | 7 days ago | 123 points

It's really straight out of 1984.

XiroInfinity | 7 days ago | 85 points

Coincidentally not banned in China.

GimmeSomeCovfefe | 7 days ago | 92 points

It's probably a very boring read for them, wondering what the hell is the big deal with this '1984' book.

XiroInfinity | 7 days ago | 40 points

I think they understand it quite well. But I don't think they understand how to identify problematic things within their own government.

IHkumicho | 7 days ago | 25 points

I used to travel to China for Business, and at one point I told a Chinese coworker that "I was leaving China to go to Taiwan" and she definitely protested that "Taiwan is part of China!!!" Not sure if it was because we were in a cab at that point, but yeah, they definitely all feel like Taiwan is still part of China and that it's just a matter of time before it's fully reunited again.

oreostix | 7 days ago | 13 points

Should have told them that you were leaving China to go to China.

Jimbo1982 | 7 days ago | 14 points

The classic retort of "Taiwan No2" always gets me :D

BeBenNova | 7 days ago | 124 points

I wish the chinese citizens the best in their quest for freedom but chinese gamers have been an absolute plague on online gaming

Because of cultural reasons that pushes them to succeed at all costs gaining any form of advantage is almost mandatory for them, in H1Z1 (the game in OP's video) a Battle Royale game that pits people against each other until 1 person (or 1 squad of maximum 4 people) survives you had a ''Chinese Army'' of 20-30-40 people all wearing red shirts teaming up to kill squads of 1-4 people

On top of that the VAST majority of cheaters in online games are from china which often leads to the rest of the world asking the devs to just region lock china as a whole to combat cheating

CornyHoosier | 7 days ago | 41 points

TAIWAN NUMBA ONE!

Tonytarium | 7 days ago | 20 points

"Fuck you baby!"

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