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An American in China

New and Improved Blog Rules Version 4.2

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 14, 2010


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William Thames, making his way across southern China now, stay tuned.

I had posted my blog rules a while ago and decided to change them. The old ones can be found here. Now, for the new and improved version…This site gives and irreverent and sometimes crude view of living and working all over China. It is not one of those ‘yippe yippe, look at how great China is’ sites. If you want that go here or here.In this site for the low low price of nothing, you get to hear me use potty mouth words and denigrate China, or treat it with the respect it deserves. For this same price, you get to hear Gowron, aka The King, share his China insights and use the politically incorrect term for coitus quite often. You will also hear the words of the ‘soothsayer of the midwest’ aka Brewskie, who manages to comment on China without being nearly as crude as the other two humble authors.You will read and see things that you never thought were possible in civilization, because they are not. China, as it stands today, does not, for the most part meet that definition-imho. If any of this is disconcerting to you then please stick your head back in the sand and run from this blog.. Winning The Day Oh yeah click here to go to a site where you can buy goods not made in China….or you can search to buy here too

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What Happens When a Country has 30 Million too Many Men

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 18, 2014


This had to happen

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Chinese Delivery Vehicle

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 15, 2014


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China Ruining the Search for Flight MH 370

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 14, 2014


The Chinese have an eerie way of ruining all they touch. Here is a prime example….

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked like the hero of the multinational search effort.

Within days, however, the Chinese claims were discounted, and attention shifted to another set of signals recorded by American personnel aboard an Australian ship hundreds of miles away.

Still, the Chinese claims have exasperated some officials from the United States and other participating countries. The announcement was only one in a series of moves by China that might have been intended to project competence, according to officials and analysts, but only served to distract and delay the search effort.

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“Everybody wants to find the plane,” said a senior Defense Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to appear overly critical of the Chinese. But, he continued, “false leads slow down the investigation.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/world/asia/chinas-efforts-in-hunt-for-plane-are-seen-as-hurting-more-than-helping.html?_r=0

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Chinese Soldiers Suck

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 14, 2014


Chalk this up to another thing that China cannot produce- warriors…

Six hundred thirty French and a couple of companies of the FFL help off 12,000 Chinese for 4 months….

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By some insane Chinese ‘logic’, the entire South China Sea area belongs to them, for real humans, this is a joke. Here is an …

The Siege of Tuyen Quang was an important confrontation between the French and the Chinese armies in Tonkin (northern Vietnam) during the Sino-French War (August 1884 – April 1885). A French garrison of 630 men, including two companies of the French Foreign Legion, successfully defended the French post of Tuyen Quang against vastly superior Chinese forces (12000) in a four-month siege from 24 November 1884 to 3 March 1885.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tuy%C3%AAn_Quang

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Chinese Lies, HPV and Propaganda

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 14, 2014


On CCTV, aka tell me lies, they just did a propaganda piece on HPV. The show was filled with half truths, lies and ignorance. They warned women about the ‘risk’ of having more than one child. They said that giving birth increases the chance of contracting HPV , among other things.

In China, TV serves as an arm of the state, it keeps the people ignorant and ill informed. The only benefit is that Chinese will listen and not have more than one kid. That is something we can all embrace.

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Smoggy China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 8, 2014


This is China

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Chinese Apartments Collapsing, Chinese Construction, a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2014


How typical is this? Chinese buildings are crumbling like their morals…

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A residential building in east China’s Zhejiang province and a residential construction site in central China’s Hunan province have collapsed, reports China’s official Xinhua News Agency.

Around 15 apartments in a five-storey building in Zhejiang’s Fenghua city collapsed at around 9:00am on Friday. Residents of the brick building had just asked a local television station to report on their situation after a safety inspection deemed the building “dangerous” but no evacuation was ordered.

The residents had complained about a number of issues over the past two years, including structural instabilities and crumbling walls. Seven residents were pulled out from the rubbles after the collapse. A female resident among them later died in hospital.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=&id=20140406000046

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Breaking Agreements, Chinese ‘Truths’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2014


China is a country which embraces deceit. I mean this literally. To them a con artist or skillful liar is a person to be envied. Read about how they lied about not using that dirty old hulk of an aircraft carrier from Ukraine.

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In 1998, Ukraine sold the hulk of the former Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag to China for US$20,000 and stipulated in the contract that the carrier could not be used for military purposes.

As subsequent events have shown, Beijing did not comply with the restriction. The Chinese military managed to complete a refit of the ship and commissioned it into the PLA Navy as China’s first aircraft carrier, thed Liaoning, in 2012.

In the process of rebuilding the ship, China requested access to key technology from Ukraine several times but was rejected on each occasion. The situation changed after Yanukovych became president in 2010, however.

Under Yanukovych, Chinese military personnel were allowed to visit the NITKA (Ground Aviation Training and Research Complex) in Crimea on a regular basis, and China also obtained all the necessary technology to rebuild the carrier, the report said.

Link

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140406000017&cid=1101

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Chinese Forcibly Sterilized After Second Child

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2014


How maniacal are Beijing’s communists? Not only do they murder more infants than any other country but even made people sign sterilization contracts after having two kids. In other words, by law these people had to be sterilized.

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Citizens in south China’s Guangdong province will not be forced to sign a ligation promise if they want to have a second child, said provincial health authorities Friday.

Previously, several couples who were eligible to have a second child claimed they were forced to sign a ligation agreement when they applied for a birth certificate.

Many couples were annoyed by this requirement. “My wife and I found it difficult to accept. There are many choices on contraception. Ligation is not necessary,” said a Guangzhou citizen who only gave his surname as Wang.

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Citizens in south China’s Guangdong province will not be forced to sign a ligation promise if they want to have a second child, said provincial health authorities Friday.

Previously, several couples who were eligible to have a second child claimed they were forced to sign a ligation agreement when they applied for a birth certificate.

Many couples were annoyed by this requirement. “My wife and I found it difficult to accept. There are many choices on contraception. Ligation is not necessary,” said a Guangzhou citizen who only gave his surname as Wang.

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More than 50% of China’s Waterways Have Disappeared

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2014


Be ware, Chinese eco refugees will soon be storming the shores of civilized countries.

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More than 50 percent of China’s rivers have disappeared altogether, and few of the surviving waterways are not completely polluted. Some 280 million Chinese people drink unsafe water, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Nearly half of the country’s rivers and lakes carry water that is unfit even for human contact.

And China’s cancer mortality rate has soared, climbing 80 percent in the last 30 years. About 3.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, 2.5 million of whom die. Rural residents are more likely than urban residents to die of stomach and intestinal cancers, presumably because of polluted water. State media reported on one government inquiry that found 110 million people across the country reside less than a mile from a hazardous industrial site.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/opinion/chinas-poisonous-waterways.html?_r=0

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