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Onion Rings..

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Dangerous Shanghai- Structure Collapses in new Shanghai Terminal

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 26, 2010

It just keeps getting worse for quality problems in Chinese construction.

excerpt from Shanghaidaily:

“SECTIONS of a fire curtain fell to the ground in a transit hall linking Metro Line 2 with the new Terminal 2 at Hongqiao International Airport yesterday morning. No one was injured.

The device, a large canvas screen fixed to the ceiling which would be lowered in event of a fire to prevent it spreading, broke at 7:15am and parts of it fell to the ground.

The hall was cordoned off for a while with security staff guarding the scene. Some escalators and an inquiry service desk were closed.

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Chinese Art- Forbidden City

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Chinese Student in America Writes Paper on Crippling the US Power Grid

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 26, 2010

Chinese Studen Writes Paper on How to Cripple the USA’s power Grid

This would not be bothersome if China didnt have a history of its students studying in the US, and then either working for US companies while sending intelligence back to China, or working as many have called like “sleeper cells” who do the motherland’s bidding when asked. You have to remember, they are crazy nationalistic, just Google ‘red guard’, the ‘cultural revolution’ and remember those were internal struggles, imagine how they feel about foreign entities. Then read the post below.

Excerpt from globaltimes

“A paper by a Chinese graduate engineering student discussing the vulnerability of the US power grid has again stirred the waters of cyber security in Washington in the wake of the Google spat.
Larry M. Wortzel, a military strategist and vice chairman of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, told the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs earlier this month that the paper discussed “how to attack a small US power grid sub-network in a way that would cause a cascading failure of the entire US,” The New York Times said Sunday.
“My point is that now that vulnerability is out there all over China for anybody to take advantage of,” Wortzel told the newspaper.
Wang Jianwei, the author of Cascade-Based Attack Vulnerability on the US Power Grid, said in the interview with the newspaper that he chose the US grid for research basically because it was “the easiest way to go.”
China does not publish data on power grids. But the US does and is the only country he could find with useful data, Wang told the newspaper.”

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Beijing Traffic

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No Wonder they Called the Stadium, The Birds Nest

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 26, 2010

Chinese are preoccupied with their sex drive, sexual prowess etc. And, they will eat anything to prove it. See below from about.com

“Bird’s Nest Soup
The chief ingredient in Bird’s nest soup is the nest of the swiftlet, a tiny bird that lives in caves in Southeast Asia. Instead of twigs and straw, the swiftlet makes a nest from its own saliva – the only bird in the world to do so. Harvesting these nests requires great skill – men must balance on tall bamboo poles to grab the nests from inside the dark caves. Like sea cucumber, bird’s nest actually tastes rather bland. Its recent rise in popularity comes from its growing reputation both as a health tonic and an aphrodisiac.

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Transparency China Style…- Ambiguous China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 26, 2010

Great job Chinadaily, read the full article below. The title is 470 Police in Beijing for Crash Course, then it goes on to state that they dont know what the course is for, but it must be big, after all, it is a ‘crash course!’. Monitoring the news in this place is really an interesting experience.

“More than 470 municipal police officers from all over the country convened in Beijing on Saturday for a ten-day crash course, the China News Agency reported, without specifying the content of the latest training.
A similar training session, for nationwide county-level police officers, was orchestrated last April by the Public Security Ministry’s Party Committee in Beijing.
Minister Meng Jianzhu delivered a speech to the police officers at Saturday’s training, urging their capability building to safeguard national security and social stability.”

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Forbidden City

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Cambodia Prevents Marrying with korean Men to Staunch Human Trafficking

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 26, 2010

Whats up with the love, Cambodia hates Koreans or what?

From weirdasianews

PHNOM PENH, March 22 (Xinhua) — The Cambodian government has temporarily suspended marriages between Cambodian women and South Korean men, a move to prevent fear of human trafficking, foreign ministry’s official said on Monday.
Koy Kuong, foreign ministry’s spokesman, said that the Cambodia government informed South Korean Embassy in Phnom Penh that it had decided to temporarily suspend trans-marriage between the Cambodians and South Koreans.
He said a diplomatic note was sent on March 5, just days after a Cambodian woman was arrested and convicted to 10 years in prison for brokering 25 girls from rural area for a S. Korean man.

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