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Dolcevita

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I have read elsewhere that if there is a boycott, it will be most likely that the boycotting countries won't send their politicians over but the athletes and fans would still go.
The western politicians are all just cheap talk to deflect on their incompetence and get votes.

On the flip-side, It will just shows that they do not believe in their own LIES about "genocide, rape, forced labor, torture, detention camp and human rights violation, etc. etc. yada yada yada" if they cannot and do not fully execute their olympic boycott threat. It is all just cheap political and propagandist posturing.
 

B.I.B.

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The winter OG will go ahead unless covid adds a hiccup. China leadership is keen to follow through and investments have been made already. There were reports china is going to retaliate hard if the west boycotts it.

Plus the more I think the more I reckon its all talk in the end. Many athletes especially from Europe are keen to participate, it's a fairly rare event that could be pinnacle of their careers. They dun want to train so hard only to be taken away the chance to compete.
Moreover which country can replace China in short notice?
Countries like SK Russia Canada that have held it in the last decade possibly. Canada could be replaced by the U.S.
 

ansy1968

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That timing of the 25-year deal is textbook perfect. Now I want to see Iran is going to sell out China again the way they sold out Huawei and ZTE.
@4Runner why would they do that? after being save from a crushing sanction and given a big boost on international front. And China had a good relationship with the gulf state, two can play the game if China wanted to?
 

Tyler

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@4Runner why would they do that? after being save from a crushing sanction and given a big boost on international front. And China had a good relationship with the gulf state, two can play the game if China wanted to?
Are Huawei smartphones popular in Iran?
 

KenC

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@4Runner why would they do that? after being save from a crushing sanction and given a big boost on international front. And China had a good relationship with the gulf state, two can play the game if China wanted to?
There is no way that Iran is going to trust the US or the West. Iranians are far from being stupid. China Iranian deal is a long term deal, a sort of civilizational level deal.
 

Temstar

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There is no way that Iran is going to trust the US or the West. Iranians are far from being stupid. China Iranian deal is a long term deal, a sort of civilizational level deal.
Even if Iran takes the bait the message China wanted to send was clear - sanctioned by the US? Sign a deal with us and watch Americans trip over themselves trying to fix their relationship with you.
 

H2O

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Ship lost power during storm, crew rescued. Looks like some crewman dropped into water


She's listing pretty bad. I guess the yacht owners will be making insurance claims soon. :(


Japan should learn this lesson, Saudi Arabia had bet all his chip with America and look what happen to her. SA is not even a regional power Japan is, so she had the leverage or at least negotiated on a position of strength with the US regarding her interest. Within 3 years her position and advantages will erode and if SK played her card right, she may overtook her in development and be equal in the region.

To be fair, the US was at it's height when the Petrodollar scheme was agreed upon. At the time, there was no way for the House of Saud to know how it would all end.


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Yup. A day late, a dollar short. Iran have already stated many times that ALL sanctions must be lifted AND verified prior to even considering going back to the JCPOA. The idiots in DC don't realize the JCPOA deal is dead.


There is no way that Iran is going to trust the US or the West. Iranians are far from being stupid. China Iranian deal is a long term deal, a sort of civilizational level deal.

The moderates in Iran still hold considerable political power against their counterpart hardliners. However, if Iran renege on this deal then they've sealed their fate as no one would ever trust Tehran again, regardless of who's in power.
 

ansy1968

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Even if Iran takes the bait the message China wanted to send was clear - sanctioned by the US? Sign a deal with us and watch Americans trip over themselves trying to fix their relationship with you.
@Temstar It had become China calling card!!!! trouble in Ukraine Lavrov called Wang " can you arrange a meeting " and Wang answer "sure how about in Guilin" the next day EU called Putin lets talk hahaha China should get a cut...LOL
 

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