Mistranslations falsely blame Ukrainians for atrocities perpetrated by Russian forces against civilians

The Guardian lying as always.

@peeonyou
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Ok but the US straight up admitted they’re pumping out BS left and right

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When the US says something. Libs: “It’s freedom of speech!”

When China says something. Libs: “It’s propaganda!”

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In China’s EN-CN dictionary, “Russia” translates into “Ukraine.”

Are we supposed to believe that?

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Yeah this takes the goddamn cake. Do they think Chinese people are stupid and that they don’t actually know what the Chinese or English names for those countries are? Like, they see some post in English and they go “damnit, I don’t know what the name of that country is!” And if they saw that in the dictionary, would they actually say “oh, never mind, guess I was wrong!” This isn’t George Orwell’s fantasy universe where people in “authoritarian” countries actually believe in ridiculous logical errors like 2+2=5. This is reality. Where if a government, any government, does something this blatant, their people are going to call bullshit!

News flash, the majority of Chinese people, especially the younger generation, know some level of English. It’s taught in school from the first grade, through primary, middle and high school, and onto university where it is still a mandatory subject for most majors. And the names of those countries are transliterations of their native names in Mandarin and English, so it’s already pretty easy to tell what they are from context! No one is searching in the dictionary what those mean, and if they are, it’s very unlikely that they’d even be reading English media as opposed media in their native language!

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Do they think Chinese people are stupid and that they don’t actually know what the Chinese or English names for those countries are?

Except the audience isn’t reading the original source? It’s not like they’re putting up the Russian Flag and Putin’s face on the screen and saying Ukraine underneath it. They’re reporting it as Ukraine, erroneously citing The Guardian, fullstop - the article literally posted examples of it

of course they are pro-russian! They are sane individuals, and not brainwashed americans with the broken politics of a toddler

At first I was like “mmk this is some silly sinophobic nonsense” but then I saw this

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