Interestingly, Joe Biden was very supportive of the UK during the Falklands War.This is power politics.
The UK have a seat at the table in that our nuclear weapons puts us there, but don't think it gives us much more than a seat.
Countries act like school bullies, always have, see much of our imperial past. The big ones can do what they like, so long as the other big ones don't interfere. The ultimate 'interference' is of course war.
Here we have politicians who would like to behave as the UK did 150 years ago. Some of them believe they can, as do a goodly proportion of the electorate, but in reality we lack the military means to back this up, short of launching nuclear missiles, which, against the big boys, would provoke a massive nuclear response, which will make his last year look idyllic.
We also lack the allies to back us up. While the USA helped with munitions and other supplies when Argentina invaded the Falklands, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then and if we launched a military adventure without US support we'd be brought to heel by them pretty damn quickly. Think it won't be so? Read about our invasion of the Suez canal area. We had France and Israel as allies, but the US didn't approve, and we withdrew.
You have been soaking up far too much propaganda in the West. But as I indicated above, it is hardly your fault.I'll take a guess... maybe that "nearly 100%" figure may be due to the effectively one party system controlling the message, police and judiciary?
That link to the survey is interesting, which states " The work began in 2003, and together with a leading private research and polling company in China". I wonder why they don't mention which company in China it was? Was it a Chinese company? Were any of the responses vetted by the Chinese government before being released? Were any of the respondents under pressure to answer the questions without criticizing the government? What about fear of retribution? How were the respondents chosen? What was the wording of the survey? How were the responses measured? Given the Chinese government's history of restricting information and recent machinations in Hong Kong, it's surprizing all these questions weren't addressed in the article given the context.
Of course, that's not to say that survey isn't accurate, but I think there's reason enough to doubt that figure and hence my guess (which I freely acknowledge may not be correct).
How many thousands were murdered by the state - in one day?Did you bother to read the article?