Fried Noodle!

Those who retain an online presence are finding ingenious ways around the new restrictions. The protest slogan “Gwong fuk Heung Kong, si doi gak ming”, which means “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times”, has been declared illegal. Online activists are circulating a similar sounding slogan — “Yin yuk heung cheung, si choy cha min” — which means “Bacon, sausage, vegetables, fried noodle”.

In some online groups, the words “sausage” or “fried noodle” are enough to signal support for the protest movement.

Even…sausage!

14 thoughts on “Fried Noodle!”

  1. Not Noel Scoper Not in HK I love the CCP, the National Security Law is great

    This sort of stuff has been going on in the Mainland for ages, seemingly innocuous words and phrases and combinations of numbers suddenly blocked on Weibo as people do anything to confuse and work round the censors.

    Coming soon to HK… in the meantime, likely protestors here will be holding “I fucking love Hong Kong” and blank flags instead until those are ruled subversive as well.

  2. I asked on Samizdata and got no reply–but I’ll ask it here just to see…is it worth having a nuclear war to finish the CCP once and for all?

  3. is it worth having a nuclear war to finish the CCP once and for all?

    I would lean towards “no”, but only because nuking those cunts would allow their apologists to claim that it would all have worked well in the end if only they had had more time to finish their work.

    Far better in the long term for it to fail on its own.

  4. @Ecksy

    Someone famous said about nuclear war with China something along the lines of “you could kill a billion Chinese and there’d still be 300 million of them so they’d win”. But I can’t remember who it was or even whether they were Chinese or Western, sorry.

  5. Michael Remington

    Chairman Mao Zedong famously declared, “I’m not afraid of nuclear war. There are 2.7 billion people in the world; it doesn’t matter if some are killed. China has a population of 600 million; even if half of them are killed, there are still 300 million people left.”

  6. But Mao thought peasant soldiers would beat professionals.

    Bombing the Pearl River cities and Beijing and China would collapse in anarchy. Deaths aren’t the issue — the economy and its directors are (the greatest weakness of a centralised system).

    Still a really terrible idea though. Really, really terrible. Modern wars aren’t about conquest — so the West would be making an enemy forever for no actual gains.

  7. @Chester
    Done with sufficient ruthlessness, there’d be nobody* left to be a future enemy.

    It may have been Sun Tzu** who explained how to deal with a famine affecting two neighbouring provinces. You pick the one that has been most loyal (or, if there’s no real difference in loyalty, just toss a coin) and then confiscate all the food from the second province and give it to the first. The first province will be devoted to their saviours for generations to come, and the second province doesn’t matter because they’re all dead. I suspect Stalin may have read about this.

    * to a reasonable first approximation.

    ** or it may not

  8. @Michael

    Bingo, appears to be an authentic quote as well (if not it’s one that’s got around a lot). Cheers.

  9. @MrEcks, can you hold off launching the nuclear bombs for a few weeks. I’m waiting on some deliveries from AliBaba and BangGood for some cheap tat.

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