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Chinese Man Buys Vietnamese Wife

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I guess when you have tens of millions of extra men in your ocuntry, this is what you do. This from chinasmack, this guy spent about U$5000 and got himself a ‘fine little lady.’

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“Summary: A Nanjing man surnamed Dai remarried after only spending 35,000 yuan to “find” a wife from Vietnam. “Not greedy, not lazy, not too open, not arrogant, not money-worshiping, is young, pretty, hard-working, kind-hearted, and key is obedient”, netizens have used “best quality product” to describe Dai’s wife. “Going to Vietnam to find a wife” has in recent years become the choice for a portion of bachelors, but there are also netizens who are questioning this kind of “buying a wife” method.

Writer Lin Yutang [林语堂] once imagined this kind of ideal life —- Marriy a Japanese woman to be your wife, find a French woman to be your lover, employ a Chinese person to be your cook, find an English housekeeper to manage your housekeeping. If Lin Yutang were alive today, his ideal must involve marrying a Vietnamese girl to be his wife. This way, everything he looked forward to could all become true. —- Journalist’s notes.


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North of Beijing

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Restaurant in Korea

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The place is in downtown Seoul, decent food, no one spoke English, so it was difficult. Also, like all the food in Seoul, it was expensive.

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Congo Copper to China- NO NO NO

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from the Asia times online, this is a Cinderella story gone bad. China signed up with Congo to trade copper (which China cnosumes like Crispy Creams in the US) for ‘civic infrastructure’. Maybe build some bridges, houses for the king of Congo, maybe golden planes and whatnot. Well, now apparently that deal has gone south. They have been haggling over it for the past 8 months or so and things look grim. The idea is that there are not that many places with copper in the world, so what can they do?

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“An agreement between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and China in 2008 to swap 10 million tonnes of copper ore for US$9 billion worth of mine and civic infrastructure looked like a genuine win-win.

But ever since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demanded renegotiation of the deal in May 2009, China and the DRC have been on a roller-coaster ride of risk. Today, Beijing anxiously eyes a growing list of major dysfunctional problems – and a $100 million adverse judgment in a Hong Kong court – that could derail the “deal of the century”.

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You Mean China has a Job for that? Anti Graft Thief…

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 17, 2010


Yeah, China has an anti- corruption official. Some questions, “how the fck does he still have a job? Have you been reading my posts, the guy must suck. Secondly, read below, the guy says they have to obey the “code of ethics” wtf, for those officials? Well anyway, they have one and his name is  He Guoqiang.

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People In China- Waiting to See Mao

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Off to the left across the street is Tian.en.men square. These people may have already done the pilgrimage to see Chiarman Mao’s body.

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Night Shot China

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Close to the Forbidden City- China

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To the right is Tian.en.men Square, off to the left is the Fobidden city- Beijing China

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Concubines in China- Good Old Days

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From Factsanddetails.com

Mistresses and concubines are sometimes called “little wives.” In the old days it was not common for men to have their mistresses come over to the house and have an “accounting” lesson behind closed doors while the wife prepared food for them.

Under the Communists concubines became symbols of corruption and decadence. Concubinage was abolished by the Communist after 1949. During the Maoist period people didn’t dare have extramarital affairs with a concubine or anyone out of fear of getting caught and being harshky punished.

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China’s Highest Ranking Court Member Gets Life for Taking Bribes

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This guy had been around since the forming of China- 1949, he got greedy, now he got life.

from the China Daily

“Huang Songyou, former vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court, who was found guilty of taking more than 3.9 million yuan ($574,000) in bribes from 2005 to 2008, was sentenced to life, the Legal Evening News reported on Wednesday.

The higher people’s court of Hebei province affirmed the original sentence of Huang on Wednesday. Huang is said to be the highest-ranking official toppled in the judicial system since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

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