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China Blocks Websites at World Internet Congerence

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 20, 2014


China held a world internet conference which is like Adrian Peterson holding a child therapy session.

My only question is how long it will take until those Chinese thugs overstep their bounds and somebody drips a bomb down their pipes.

1voYVw6Z_normal.jpeg Paul Carsten (@PaulCarsten)
11/19/14, 15:31
China’s internet conference does indeed block Twitter, Google, etc inside the conference venue. Not even bothering to feign for foreigners.

Download the official Twitter app here

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Problems When Dealing With Chinese Suppliers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 15, 2014


If you are going to dance with the devil, you will get burnt. Read the following in order to minimize your ‘China stupidity’ exposure, or better yet, just go elsewhere with your production.

Excerpt

If you have experience in importing from Chinese suppliers, you know it’s very common that quotes are not handled with precision.
There are some basic yet deep-rooted reasons why suppliers in China quote incorrectly.
Precision: Suppliers in China do not quote with precision. The mindset is that the initial quote is not something that is going to make or break the project. The quote is viewed as sort of the starting point of discussion.
Details and specifications are not something firm that can readily be concreted and confirmed. Facts are “loose” and require back-and-forth.
Western buyer thinks: the quote needs to be as exact as possible so I can quote my buyer or rock n’ roll on these numbers so that we can close the job. Let’s get this right and get moving!
Chinese supplier thinks: here’s the quote and if it’s not exact or if you find any mistakes, holler back at me and we’ll get you fixed up.
From the suppliers’ mindset, nothing rides on that first quote. Whether or not you come back isn’t based on their quoting method.
The concept of going through an inquiry “with a fine-tooth comb” is not a common practice with suppliers in China.
The salesperson you work with from the supply company or factory doesn’t spend much time proofreading the quote or assuring they are quoting as per your specifications.
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China the World’s Largest Proliferator of Weapons of Mass Destruction- Must Read!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 6, 2014


This proves it, China is out to kill us all. No, they won’t be nuking us but dooming our souls to a high speed hell ending in bone crunching splats!

God Save us All

Read on
China is on track to build high-speed rail in just about every corner of the world
Lily Kuo 6 hours ago
Beijing moved one step closer to its aim of becoming a global exporter of high speed rail technology this week when a Chinese-led consortium won a multi-billion dollar contract to build a high-speed train link in Mexico.
Once a massive importer of rail technology, China now aims to be a world leader in high speed rail—from a proposed bullet train that reaches the United States via the Bering Strait to establishing a trans-Asia railway connecting Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. China is or is in talks to build or sell high speed rail trains in at least 20 countries beyond its own borders, and that doesn’t include China CNR Corporation’s forthcoming pitch to sell its trains to the US state of California.

Link

http://qz.com/292321/china-is-on-track-to-build-high-speed-rail-in-just-about-every-corner-of-the-world/

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Tales from the Crypt- Mao’s Rotting Corpse and Soul-less Chinese, Working in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 2, 2014


I read some book by a lady with a name too long to pronounce and hard-coded with far too many consonants to remember, but that book is a primer on China. In a while I will dig up her name but lets talk about the PRC first.

I never wanted to go to China, Asia was not my thing. My uni had a few China-philes but we didn’t run together. My preference was for all things Spanish. Their zest for life, the colors, the language, music, their inner being.

It was with not a little sadness that I flew the coop on a supposed one-year stint in China, which was to be capped off with a thorough body wash and then return to all things civil. One thing lead to another and Days turned to weeks and suddenly the calendar was replacing ‘0’s with 1’s and my 365 year gig had septupled.

The words ‘love’ and ‘passion’ were not associated with my stay there. In fact, ‘morbid curiosity’ and ‘masochism’ are more likely candidates for anything I felt. The simple fact is that China has a tar black hole in its inner-most being which most people associate with the complete and utter absence of good and humanity. Perhaps I should explain…

Headings go here..
To keep myself from wandering, I will slap headings before my rant. These will also let you keep track of which path my ADD enhanced mind currently rambles down.

Chinese are soulless
Referring back to the book whose name I cannot recall, I would like to say that Chinese are cruel. No, not in that ‘fat school kid who always got picked on’ way, but that deep down cruelty exposing an excess of depravity that only thousands of years of hatred and grief could create. The People in China are the most soulless i have ever met.

Lets reflect on that sentiment for a moment.

My job has taken me to some pretty rough places and my natural charm and endearing way has put me in the path of some very strange people. I’ve guns pulled on me by Mexican cops, been robbed by the law in Brazil too. Those men were tender compared to the Rio mulatto who tried to separate my internal organs for me just to get at the coin in my pocket.

What all those people had in commom, for the most part, was a sense of humanity. Sure that guy in Rio did not look like a saint as he gashed at my innards so I would stop pummeling him with blows, but before it all went down, his eyes flashed human. He was merely a homeless person with friends and family to feed. Had I given him cash he would have had no reason to attack me. I did not and he did. Lucky for me it ended in a draw. He and his buddies got the equivalent of $0.50 and I got away unharmed. But as I said, inside he was human

Chinese are cruel
It may sound a little less than politically correct to say this, but Chinese are inhumanly cruel. As you may have figured out, ‘trouble’ and ‘your humble author’ are pretty good friends. It does not follow me, but for some reason I pursue it with a vigor. My day job taxes my boredom bone which leaves me empty. Chasing danger fills a need which sitting on my ass for eight hours at a time cannot. The benefit of this hobby is that it has enabled me to peer into the souls of the most depraved people one could meet. But almost without exception, in all that depravity I saw a spark, a smidgeon of goodness. That quick glimpse of humanity quickly covered over by grief, greed or madness. Nonetheless, inside there was something human with which I could relate.

And then came China
China is famous for its ‘kill all but one child’ policy, but to those people it is nothing new. In fact, baby killing or infanticide is as old as China. A couple thousand years ago some pig-faced emperor declared that starving families could dine on their child, as long as it was a girl.

When these people were not noshing on female femurs, they were tossing them off cliffs. The Chinese had a custom of discarding unwanted baby girls into a pile on the outskirts of town. This started before China proper itself, and is still happening today.

The Chinese are inhumanly cruel

But what does this have to do with working in China?
Dragging my liberated brain back to the subject matter, I contend that thousands of years of inhumanity have deformed the mainland DNA. Sure, there are great people in China, but that layer of sickness pervades. You see it in the way they treat each other, their kids, animals and especially you. The Chinese are inhumanly cruel.

The book written by the woman whose name has too many consonants spoke about this, tangentially at least. She writes about a Canadian woman who came to China not long after I did. That woman was looking to be a model and lit in Shanghai. After doing bar gigs she found herself on the wrong end of some steel and was filleted by some local. The poor woman never even saw it coming.

Chinese will lie
This woman, like most of us, probably thought China was no different than anyplace else. Of course it may be rough, but the Chinese were human, right?

Her innocence lead her into the steaming bowels of inhumanity that typifies Chinese business today. In a country which predicates the permitted murder of infants on their perceived ability to generate wealth, civility is stuffed in the trunk. China is to society what ‘Oz’ was to prisons, a perfect storm of neurosis, predation and opportunity which lead to the dehumanization of everyone. In China it is truly a dog-eat-dog world.

Just the facts sir
Back to the woman and the book with a name. I now recall, ‘the City Swallowed Them’. The author describes this poor Canadian who was brought to China under false pretenses, which aptly describes just about anyone who has worked there.

Jobs in China and people pimping them abound, and they all share one common theme. If you work in China, you are going to get fuked. It is the nature of the beast.

Chinese worship cash
Perhaps its the thousand year history of monetizing the suffering of others or some latent gene sprung to the fore by a controlled gene pool, but the Chinese often lack that which the rest of the world would call humanity. They think nothing of twisting truths and luring people from 6000 miles away and then abusing them as if they were chattle. Lies, treachery, manipulation, the grease enabling China’s economic rise.

In my life I have never been cheated out of a day’s wage, with the exception of China. In that country I have never not been cheated, with the exception of helping friends, there were no exceptions.

The difference between the Canadian woman who was killed in Shanghai and so many gullible westerners and me is that I came prepared. I’ve danced with the darkness, and knew what to expect. In China its every man for himself, a thing which is readily apparent. You pick up quickly on that and up your game, or you bitch and leave. China leaves no middle ground, you either attack or become tomorrow’s lunch.

This trait seemed to be common in the foreigners I met there. They were either ‘deer in headlights’ townies whose frustration had them calling daddy within months or those who merely rode the wave. They sealed themselves off from the subhuman vacuum and minimized contact with China. They stuck to their clique, worked gigs recommended by friends and saw China for what it is.

China is a swamp
Which brings me to the conclusion of this rant. China’s spiritual pestilence has a stultifying effect on one’s soul. In a country where random acts of ‘kindness’ are replaced with ‘treachery’ hardens one’s heart. Like I said above, this means you either get with it or get out, the thing to remember is that in China nothing is for free. Think about it like this…

If you are truly thinking of going to China, read a book or two. Try anything from the mid 19th century and you will have a good idea of what the. PRC is all about. Any country which condones the consumption of its children is not a good place. Remember I said that this was a holdover from antiquity, well I failed to state that it is still alive and well. In fact, there are still Chinese padding the streets with infant blood on their hands, during the late 1950’s and up the the late 60’s, Mao’s madness threw China into chaos and famine. In order to survive, the Chinese literally ate their youth. Jasper Becker can tell you all about it, just run an Amazon search on his name.

Now consider, if a people will go so far as to feast on the flesh of their own, what will they do to you?

Think about that as you consider that fantastic Teaching job in China or guided tour there. The Chinese are inhumanly cruel. Why else would the face of the world’s most prolific murderer adorn each and every banknote they have?

China should be treated with the same pestilence that it treats its youth and its livestock. Consider it the Ebola of humanity and cordon it off from your life.

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Why Chinese Tourists Act Like Pigs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 2, 2014


Below my remarks are comments regarding why Chinese tourists were scolded by CCP Xi, China’s head skull crusher. Of course, anyone who has been to hell has seen how the Chinese behave. Public urination is a spectator sport and public defecation is how children are indoctrinated. Once while at the Hilton I saw a guy take his one-child burden out of his room and walk him to the kiddie pool. The future drain on society then stood and pissed into the pool as his badger-faced dad looked on. This is China.

Comments from here

-I’m no expert on the Chinese but I think the main reason people see their behaviour as rude or complain that they act like pigs is because of where they’re from. They have forever been living in a completely closed country. Because of this they know virtually nothing about the habits and customs outside of China. The way they behave when they travel is the way they behave when they’re at home. They have no idea that the way they live is totally unacceptable in most Western countries. In China, if someone has to have a dump they head for the nearest alley, even in big cities. Most city dwellers are new to the experience and bring their rural habits to town when they come. As for cooking in hotel rooms, maybe it’s price shock. Remember, they’ve lived, worked and been paid in China, with a currency that’s virtually worthless in Western countries. Unless you have a suitcase full of it, you’re not going to buy much with Chinese money in the West. When you’re asked to pay for a hamburger, as much as you pay for a weeks food for the family at home, instant noodles would seem like the wise alternative.

There could of course be some doing their very best to take home video they can send to their commie thug leaders and get a cheque in the mail for. Some of what I’ve in videos is pretty bad.

ModernLiving
9/18/2014 8:49 AM CST
Of more concern is Xi Jinping’s defacing of China’s economy.

Tony Manero
9/18/2014 3:58 AM CST
Tennis shoes and baseball caps while strolling Champ-Elysees are next for Chinese Tourists.

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Get the Shit Kicked Out of You, Another Way For Chinese To Game the US Immigration System

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2014


This lady swims from China, lights in the land of milk and honey and then sucks at the teat of ma and pa Washington and now she wants to be a citizen? She wants to stay, put her in the octagon let her duke it out with some ghetto thugs. She wins, she stays, she loses, she goes…

Excerpt
While they waited to hear back from the NYPD, Huang learned from her sister about a visa the federal government grants to undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime and who help law enforcement try to catch the perpetrators. The so-called U visa, which allows the recipient to live and work in the U.S. for four years, would remove the threat of deportation and start Huang and her husband on the road to citizenship.

Huang hired a lawyer to help with her application. On one of the forms, an NYPD sergeant attested to Huang’s help. Then Huang hit a snag: Police headquarters must officially verify her cooperation before her application can be submitted to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and it hasn’t done so. According to Chunyu Jean Wang, Huang’s lawyer, the NYPD hasn’t responded to her repeated inquiries for months. “We’re lucky if anyone picks up the phone,” Wang said.

The U visa program was created by Congress to help police and prosecutors build trust with immigrant communities. But national data analyzed by Reuters, along with dozens of interviews with police, prosecutors, lawyers and immigrants across the country, show that for undocumented immigrants like Huang who seek a U visa by helping the police, the chances of gaining a legal toehold in the United States are largely a matter of geography.

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Tales From the Crypt-Living in China Lesson #1- Don’t Tell the Cops Where You Live

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 23, 2014


Living in China is like being dragged down a gravel road in your bananna hammock, its quite painful. Thousands of years of abuse has encrusted the heart of these people with an impermeable scab which nothing short of atomic devastation can cure.

With that heart-rendering background, I thought I should share some of my wisdom from living in hell, or as you like to call it, China.

I have incredible ADD so cannot promise anything in the long term but right now this sounds like a great idea. Each day I think of it I will share a life lesson for anyone who is considering going to China. Consider it my word for the wise.

Big brother is alive and well in China, avoid him at all costs
China is spooky, the people watch everything. They have been brainwashed into thinking we are all out to get them and their reaction to this untruth is to watch every move we make. All foreigners must be up to no good, they reason, for there are 1.4 billion Chinese wanting to get out. Who in their right mind wants to come in!

Bearing that in mind, they watch us. I am not joking. The local cops tell people in your apartment building to keep an eye out on you. They figure us to be lecherous drug addicts hell bent on sleeping with all that which the Chinese approximate to be women.

A friend of mine was actually canned from two teaching jobs for just that, but that’s beside the point. They have 1,400,000,000 people and 200,000 riots per year. Don’t they have bigger fish to fry than to spy on some university professor? Apparently not.

Lie to the cops about where you live
China is essentially a police state and within one or two days of moving in you have to notify the gestapo of your place of residence. The cops are picky about this. You can get high at Beijing or Guangzhou and chances are you are ok. Buy a hooker near the hutongs, no problem. But fail to register where you live and you will be standing in the pokey next to some Chinese Nobel Prize winner.

Aside from the obvious reasons for doing this, ie they don’t want to waste time finding us when the next major clash occurs, is that they can screw with your internet connection. The communists are as afraid of information and truth as they are of Japanese invaders. The way they curtail that is with hardcore cyber tools. Once they know where you live they have your IP address and can ensure your VPN is blocked.

VPN’s
For those who don’t know, a VPN is a secure network which allows you to bypass the Great Wall of Oppression and surf the net like a human.

Which brings me to my conclusion. For years I paid some realtor to lie about where I lived. During that time my VPN worked like a charm. Once I was forced to tell the truth about my residence the VPN was at times useless. For example, I could not access Gmail even while using it. The only thing I can think of is how divulging my whereabouts hosed me.

Lesson learned, buddy up to some apartment pimp, ie realtor and slip him 100 RMB to forge a contract and take it to the PSB and register a fake address for you. Tell him you don’t want your ex finding you or something, it is China, they do almost anything for some coin.

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Wall Street Journal Self-Sensoring in China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2014


Greatfire.org is an excellent site which keeps an eye on the baboons in Beijing. In the excerpt below we see how the Wall Street Journal has sold out to the communist party, following Bloomberg in so doing.

Excerpt

Earlier today, we broke the news that Reuters Chinese and WSJ Chinese were practicing self-censorship concerning the Hong Kong democracy protests. While we have not yet heard back from Reuters, we have received vehement denial from WSJ Chinese editor Li Yuan and WSJ editor-in-chief Gerard Baker via Twitter.

Li Yuan asked via Twitter whether we at GreatFire.org were aware that WSJ had been blocked in China for four months (the implication being that because the website is already blocked, they have no reason to self-censor). It appears that she did not take the time to read our report at all before commenting.

@niubi If you don’t read Chinese, call me to check your facts. ChineseWSJ has been blocked in China for 4 months; @GreatFireChina Do U know?

— Li Yuan (@LiYuan6) September 29, 2014

Here’s the quote from our report which is the second paragraph of the article:

In November 2013, China blocked WSJ Chinese and Reuters Chinese for a few days. The act was meant to intimidate both companies and to warn them that they have to keep their content in line with Beijing. WSJ Chinese was subsequently blocked for goodin June 2014 after the site posted multiple news items related to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests on the website’s front page. Reuters Chinese did not post anything related to the June anniversary and remained unblocked.

You may recall that Bloomberg has been accused of curbing articles that might anger Chinaafter their site was blocked in China and the company received pressure from the Chinese government over their business operations in the country.

The main purpose of our website GreatFire.org is to test what internet websites are being blocked in China. We automatically test the Great Firewall of China and update a list of blocked websites in real time. We also keep an eye on developments related to censorship in China.

Li Yuan also provided a list of articles about Hong Kong and featured one article covering the protest. That one article was published after our original report.

Link

https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2014/sep/wall-street-journal-chinese-denies-self-censorship

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China and Russia Agree to Hack Together? WTF?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2014


Russia and China deserve each other. A communist country and its ex-pimp, together form an integral component in the demise of the world as we know it. Russia is broke and terror attacks are up in China. The last time the head CCP thug Xi went to Xinjiang, there were multiple bombings nearby.

The APEC summit will be held in hell/Beijing this year and it is being locked down. I heard all businesses were told to shutter their doors for that week. I guess the communists are really really worried about violent protests.

A sign of the times in terms of Russia and China is that they are signing a cyber-security agreement. I guess thus means they will share all the stuff they steal. Not long ago the Russian mafia mob into China to teach the communist klutzes how to do it properly.

Excerpt
An unprecedented treaty on cybersecurity cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports.

Popular newspaper Kommersant quoted unnamed sources “close to the Kremlin” as saying that the final text of the “two-sided agreement on cooperation in the field of information security” was not ready yet, but officials hope the document will be signed on November 10.

The draft treaty states the two countries oppose the use of information technology to meddle in the internal affairs of independent states, to undermine national sovereignty as well as political, economic and social stability and public order, Kommersant reported.

The daily’s sources also added that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping were expected to deliver a joint address on cybersecurity in the course of Putin’s visit to China.

According to Kommersant the Russian-Chinese treaty will be much greater in scale than a similar agreement signed between Russia and the United States in 2013. The Russia-US pact only worked at getting out of acute crises through measures like creating dedicated hotlines between national authorities for quick problem-solving. The treaty with China would allow the development of joint projects and conducting joint cybersecurity operations.

Linkhttp://rt.com/politics/197812-russia-china-network-security/

Are their members touching?

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Buy Alibaba and Support Chinese Communists

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 21, 2014


Some weird looking guy called ‘Jack’ Ma created a mashup Chinese internet company. The communists in Beijing helped him by saying ‘close sesame’ to foreign firms, giving him monopoly rights in China. Such a favor has a cost, however, and now Jack Ma is paying Beijing back. For the right to be the richest man in China, Ma has had to dole out the cash. For example, he just bought a ‘company’ run by the wife of a Chinese Military General, with a $500 million price tag. But that was just part and parcel of the communist payoff, check this out:

“To say, however, that Ma’s gargantuan success only comes from simple opportunism and bootstrapping know-how is disingenuous. What some investors who rushed to pick Alibaba stock may not know is that the company is hugely reliant on the Chinese government for continued success. The same government that brutally admonishes civil rights, enforces mass censorship, and creates inherently unfair economic playgrounds is now using Ma as a consulate to the world economy.

Jack Ma, far from being an everyman, has a “lips-to-teeth” relationship with Communist leaders in China, and it’s a relationship that has proven profitable for both ends. Because of how Ma has structured Alibaba, the tech superpower can withhold the power most investors will assume they have upon purchasing a share.

Contrary to the “one share, one vote” system of most publicly traded companies, Ma and his Board of Directors are able to hold impenetrable power over the company while actually holding very few shares.

This is not just dangerous to U.S. investors; it sets a precedent that, for most American companies, would be entirely unacceptable. Who does control Alibaba outside of Ma himself is a far more complex question.

Through a dense thicket of shell companies, Caribbean tax havens, and Alibaba’s opaque management system, Communist Party leaders regularly are given favor by Ma in a way that can prove dangerous to U.S. investors and companies.

Back in July, the New York Times reported on how Alibaba’s IPO “could be a bonanza” for members of the Politburo Standing Committee, one of the centers of power in the Chinese government. In short, four Chinese firms—all headed by sons or grandsons of members of the PSC—were selectively sold Alibaba shares so the company could buy back part of what it sold to Yahoo.

This is the perfect example of how Alibaba is structured: to take advantage of a lack of law enforcement within Chinese commerce to the detriment of a U.S. firm.”
Link

So there you have it. Jack Ma is making communists fat and happy and we Americans are footing the bill.

I don’t know about you, but giving billions to the same guys who have threatened us with nuclear war is a little scary. Shouldn’t we be discouraging this sort of thing? Does it make sense for us to fellate members of that government which has said that they cannot peacefully coexist with us?

Time will tell just how stupid we are, but to me its pretty obvious. America is for sale and China is buying.

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