活动人士：玉林狗肉节纪念或取消 Yulin Dog Festival Chinese Headlines
The following is just basically a rough translation from Mandarin of what was reported about the dog festival which normally takes place on June 21, in Yulin, China.
Yulin Dog Festival, celebrate or cancel? After triggering a huge international controversay the festival may be cancelled this year. Several animal protection agencies have cited the Yulin Government has already ordered the dog meat, prior to the ban that’s being publicized internationally as the solution to the problem”
US Time Magazine has quoted Chinese animal protection agencies. Yulin may wish to change their image internationally. Animal protection groups have stated they hope this ban will inspire an end to consumption of dog meat forever, however it remains unclear as to how this ban will be implemented. Yulin dog festival takes place during the summer solstice where locals follow historical customs and consume dog meat.
How is this historical? Last time I checked historical was longer then three years. The important things to note from these headlines is that the ban that’s being reported internationally is only temporary. Efforts towards abolishing sales of dog meat in China should not be halted as, most liekly, The government will simply just enforce censorship and try to get attention elsewhere, as far away from the public eyes as possible. Furthermore, reports suggest government has already ordered the dog meat for the festival, in advanced. This is beyond predictable of Chinese government. The Chinese government is sneaky as f. It’s entirely likely it will still probably allow the event to quietly take place, while portraying to foreign media like nothing is happening.
A similar article from a year before described how the state had issued police officers, not wearing their uniforms (which is common practice in Mainland China) to watch out for foreign media groups, etc. Chinese media is, at best, questionable as censorship tatics for the majority of news reports are practiced.
A classical example, is this woman, who was a electorial candidate. In Article 34 of the Chinese constitution it states the following:
All citizens of the People’s Republic of China who have reached the age of 18 have the right to vote and stand for election, regardless of nationality, race, sex, occupation, family background, religious belief, education, property status, or length of residence, except persons deprived of political rights according to law.
Observe how the un-uniformed Chinese officers (Often the case in mainland China) dealt with this BBC and how they have specifically prepared procedures to interact with, and remove foreign media quickly. China’s government is extreme and the majority of media cannot be trusted. The media is censored and is completely corrupted and one would be wise to question everything.