Hong Kong police seize M&M's as national security threat

Hong Kong police seize M&M's as national security threat


Please have them get in contact with me. I'm one of the very few qualified, fully trained, bonded, documented, licensed and registered disposal services in the world. :D


I can't put my finger in it, but something tells me you're lying through your teeth.


It's wonder I have any left. :)


>n Tang's account, the goods "create privilege" behind bars. Referring to political detainees, he said that they "canvass followers in there, and they establish sphere of influence by using this privilege" which he said "further add hatred to Hong Kong and the central governments thereby endangering national security." I am going to go out on a limb and say jailing people adds hatred to Hong Kong and the central government. Call me crazy but I dont think the people in jail are thankful to the government for doing that


This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Hong-Kong-security-law/Hong-Kong-police-seize-M-M-s-as-national-security-threat) reduced by 80%. (I'm a bot) ***** > HONG KONG - Hong Kong police on Monday arrested three activists for allegedly attempting to incite subversion through distributing M&M's chocolates and other daily goods to prisoners. > Steve Li, senior superintendent of the police national security bureau, told reporters the trio aimed at fomenting "War" or "Revolution" against the governments of Hong Kong and China. > Inciting subversion is one of the four offenses under the national security law imposed on Hong Kong last year by Beijing, along with separatism, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/pscrtl/hong_kong_police_seize_mandms_as_national/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 2.02, ~599332 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **HONG**^#1 **KONG**^#2 **security**^#3 **force**^#4 **national**^#5


how fucked up is your gov if shitty chocolate is enough to incite a 'revolution'


I would had understood if they where smarties .. Those are the real shitty chocolate..


My fellow Americans, those are not the Smarties we know of. I believe they are referencing [these](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties). [This](https://the-candy-encyclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Smarties) is what is associated with the term Smarties for me.


I am not American, but I would totally prefer your smarties over mine ! Chocolate smarties taste so chemical it's unbelievable, I can almost taste the scientist who made them. Your smarties are called Rockets here :) They have almost the same wraping too!


How do you know what scientists taste like? It’s a big field and I would think a physicist would taste a bit different than a agronomist or paleontologist. What’s the best part of a scientist to taste? Are biologist free-range organic while biochemists GMO? I have so many questions.


Lmao you'd need to ask r/canibalism that , if it even existed. But imo, without any research or any of that, just with a hunch, the brain, man... The brain is like a muscle, depending on the field of scientists specialization , I'm sure different parts of the brain are more accute, or I could say, used and perfected, therefore more tasty ?


I bet Schrodingers box taste like a dead cat


They’re not *that* bad


m&m are so bad that they have to be called candy because there's not enough chocolate in it to be sold as chocolate. [The Official **Candy** of the New Millenium.](https://www.mms.com/history)


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess Xi gains around 2 to 2.5stones in weight over the coming months.....


Next he will want all the honey.


Be careful of the green ones. They're dangerously addictive and can cause an acute sense of disloyalty.


They could sell M&M bags with only red in it, to remember them to stay on the commie path.


Imo this dude is on drugs




I'm starting to think this may not have been a mistake... ​ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/18/facebook-xi-jinping-mr-shithole


Don't most countries have limits on what can be given to prisoners in care packages? Nikkei is trying to frame this as '*Hong Kong is so crazy that they view M&Ms as a security threat'*, but the story is really about people trying to illegally smuggle goods into prisons. Even liberal democracies like the US and UK and have pretty strict limits on what you can send to people in prison and how often you can send it. Framing this another way, if Trump supporters were trying to illegally smuggle cigarettes into prisons to support people arrested in the January 6th riots, would Nikkei report that as "US police seize cigarettes as national security threat'?


Get outta here with your common sense post /s


I mean for this many downvotes I figured someone would have at least tried to argue or explain why I’m wrong. But nope.


What they're alleging is that this is a coordinated move whereby prison currency (in this case M&Ms) is being used to foment political dissent. It's not *just* the contraband, it's what it's being used for. The reason the story is framed this way is that the journalist wants to shine the light on these people who have been jailed simply for their political views. *That's* the injustice here; the frivolous nature of the title is just to draw your attention, so it can then be cast on the plight of these people.


I understand that, I'm just saying framing it that way is silly. And based on the comments in this post, everyone is fixated on the M&Ms aspect rather than the jailing of political figures, so I'm not sure it succeeds in drawing attention to the issue either. More broadly, this type of reporting is often used when it comes to stories about China. Headlines fixate on some aspect of a story that seems quirky, weird, and exotic, but also authoritarian. Rather than a discussion of Hong Kong's politics, this thread has just turned into (presumably mostly Western) Redditors basically saying "Haha, Hong Kong feels threatened by M&Ms, look how stupid and paranoid they are". We both agree the major issue here is whether or not these people should be in jail. Because that is the major issue, articles about prisons not allowing in M&Ms for these prisoners is just a distraction from the core issue.


Nope, here we are talking about it. Their strategy worked perfectly.


They’d never try that with the real Slim Shady.


I bet they let the red ones go.


Ah yes M&M's classic hidden agenda, control over inmates within a jail cell!