@sir Masterfully written, and thoroughly documented opinion piece. Thanks!
Just a quick note on the #hongkong section, generally we prefer to use the term "autonomy" rather than "independence", as independence is another kettle of fish that most of us do not seek.
@old97 thanks for the tip, I'll update the article to use autonomy instead
@sir all good. Thanks for writing such a thorough and well researched article.
@clacke thank you for sharing your thoughts. I made updates where it was easy - like that typo - but for the rest, I'll have to take some time to process this and figure out how it should affect the article.
@sir A great read. Do you (or anybody else for that matter) have a list of companies who have kowtowed to China? I'd like to also start avoiding them where I can.
@sir Thank you for this Drew. It's awesome to see that people are writing more and more about this, and are ready to actually do something. Gonna spread the word.
@sir Very well written, poignant piece, Drew.
@sir I had not thought of the UK responsibility to uphold the treaty. That was a really good point.
@sir Huge respect for posting this.
Just last week everyone was tooting the Pine phone. I saw that it ships from China via China Post and decided to skip it.
It wasn't an easy decision. Now I don't feel alone :)
@sir This will be hard, very difficult. Especially considering a lot of our food is shipped to China to be processed then shipped back. However, I think I'm going all in on no more China. Unless I absolutely can't, of course (I'm rather poor and a lot of cheaper items I can afford are most likely Chinese or in someway handled by the Chinese...).
Our => the US.
@old97 @sir I may be (somewhat?) wrong about that actually. Your comment got me researching and I came across this: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/china-chicken-reshipped/
It looks like seafood is, but not chicken?
This is all rather disturbing imho.
@sir Honest question: I just ordered a Pinebook Pro and Pinephone which are pushing the software freedom narrative ahead but both are manufactured in China. I don’t know where I’d buy devices I need to compute in the future which both respect software freedoms and are manufactured outside China. Do you?
@sovereign recycle stuff which has already been manfuactured. I don't think that it's possible to have a fully freedom respecting phone given these constraints
@sovereign but, fwiw, I have a pinephone preorder and I haven't cancelled it. I didn't realize at the time that it was made in China.
@sovereign well, it's not a preorder, it's just a regular order. They have delays because of civil unrest
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