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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Bloomberg Portrays Awful Chinese Parents Happy the Government Parents Their Kids for Them

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - I'm not even sure this is FAKE NEWS.

We have been covering China constantly on this website. Undue weight, actually—though it's absolutely related to videogames, since it's been about China's heavy restrictions on sub-18 year olds’ ability to play videogames. But in today's article, I get to combine anti-China with... anti-Bloomberg, which I've been calling FAKE NEWS Bloomberg after all of the garbage they've been publishing about the videogame industry (and other things).

Their Quicktakes group published this series of short clips asking various Chinese people in China what they think about China's restrictions on children playing videogames. Any person who believes in Western values should be appalled by it:

Here's the thing: I don't think this is FAKE NEWS on Bloomberg's part—although that's also confirmation bias on my part. I don't think this was selectively put together for an agenda: This is probably the average sort of reaction within China. Whether it's from genuine belief, government propaganda, or fear of being sent to a slave labour camp by the government for saying the wrong thing isn't really of much interest to me: it all leads to the same end result that I doubt would change if the Chinese person happened to be relocated to the United States.

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Mr. Yi is labelled as a parent, praising the government for being the parent to his children.
So what good does that make him, then?

By the way, I don't consider Bloomberg to be spreading Chinese Communist Party propaganda with their mini report here. (Which might make this article not actually anti-Bloomberg.) This is valuable reporting that people can point to later for just how different the collectivist mindset is. When normal Americans (which excludes people like Tucker Carlson) see this (and they did, because it was “trending” on Twitter), they'll think China is awful, not admirable.

Along with showing utterly useless parents, Bloomberg also had a clip from Tao Ran, who is a former Chinese army man who works in adolescent development in China with an addiction treatment centre that resembles a prison. He kept stating China's new policy is a “last resort”, but he seems REALLY excited about this last resort. He's also excited about how Chinese companies will be using facial recognition technology on devices to check if there's a minor playing their game outside of the 8 to 9 PM Friday through Sunday timeslot. If China's psychological experts are claiming that spying on children is good for their development, clearly China is raising a generation of broken people that will grow up to be... stunted. Well, if that's what America is gonna have to compete with, that should be an easy win for Team Freedom. ...Assuming America (and other members of the team) doesn't go and emulate the commies and authoritarians.

If you were one of those Chinese parents interviewed by Bloomberg and would like to elaborate on your thoughts, feel FREE (a feeling that's foreign to you, but it's a great feeling to have) to do so in the comments section. You are, of course, on a VPN, because KoopaTV is banned within China after publishing too many things against the Chinese Communist Party. And if you're one of the billions of other people not interviewed by Bloomberg, you may also comment as well on your thoughts on what ordinary-looking Chinese people think.

Bloomberg Media Group's CEO has left to make a new venture altogether, still in journalism, and he finds the kind of reporting by Bloomberg presented in this article to be problematic.
Bloomberg isn't giving a Quicktake on how parents feel when the government took their access to games next.

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