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Chinese Kill Cops too

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

431 Cops were killed in China last year while on duty. For some reason the article that sites this reports that about half of them were in their 40’s.

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Chinese Hacking the Indians

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

Beijing denies hacking India. Hmm they also deny hu.man ri.ghts abu.ses, and issues with Xin.jiang, the selling of organs of prisoners, and oh but I guess you can feel me. Thus, when Beijing comes out with a statement like this, they are basically wasting our time, its all bullshit. I guess it is also a waste of my time and yours as well, but I will post this just in case ….

” Hu Haiyan (China Daily)

Updated: 2010-04-07 07:33

Foreign Ministry questions motives of claim, saying China does its part to fight international cyber crimes

BEIJING – China on Tuesday refuted a claim that Chengdu-based hackers stole information from the Indian Defense Ministry.

“China firmly opposes any kind of cyber crime, including cyber attacks. The cyber attack is an international issue requiring the cooperation and joint efforts of the international community,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu told a press conference.

A group of researchers at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto claimed that a cyber-espionage group based in southwest China stole documents from the Indian Defence Ministry and emails from the Dalai Lama’s office, the Telegraph reported.The hackers allegedly stole classified reports about security in several Indian states, and about several Indian missile systems.

“I don’t know what evidence these people have, or what their motives are,” Jiang said, referring to the researchers. The spokesperson added that China could investigate if these allegations were provided with evidence.

“Our policy is very clear. We resolutely oppose all Internet crime, including hacking,” she said.

The “cyberspies” used popular online services, including Twitter, Google Groups and Yahoo mail, to access infected computers, ultimately directing them to communicate with command and control servers in China, said the report released by the Munk Centre, entitled Shadows in the Cloud.

“We have no evidence in this report of the involvement of the People’s Republic of China or any other government,” wrote the authors. They concluded the network was likely run by individuals with connections to the Chinese criminal underworld, and information “might have been passed to branches of the Chinese government”.

Stolen documents recovered by the researchers contained sensitive information taken from India’s National Security Council Secretariat, the group of researchers said.

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WTF? In China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

Without Words

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Freedom of Speech in China- Unless you are Bob Dylan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

China has told Dylan to stay the fck out!! I guess he had onece uttered some pro-Tib.et remarks.


Aged 68 and almost half a century past the zenith of his angry, protest-song youth, Bob Dylan must almost have forgotten what it was like to be deemed a threat to society. But it seems at least one place still sees him as a dangerous radical.

Dylan’s planned tour of east Asia later this month has been called off after Chinese officials refused permission for him to play in Beijing and Shanghai, his local promoters said. China‘s ministry of culture, which vets planned concerts by overseas artists, appeared wary of Dylan’s past as an icon of the counterculture movement, said Jeffrey Wu, of the Taiwan-based promoters Brokers Brothers Herald.

Dylan fans denied the chance to see their hero might also blame Björk, who caused consternation among Chinese officials two years ago by shouting pro-Tibet slogans at a concert in Shanghai, Wu told Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.

The verdict scuppers Dylan’s plans to play his first dates in mainland China. The singer, who plays around 100 concerts a year on his Never Ending Tour, had hoped to extend a multi-city Japanese leg with concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. All these would now be called off, Wu told the newspaper.”

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Drought in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

Killing the planet.

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Pissed Someone Off in China- Is This Torture?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

I am a China noob, so I dont know, its either a martial arts display in Keifung or he really pissed someone off…

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Somewhere in Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

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Living and Working in China- Stairs and Doors

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

Chinese are baffled by electric objects, like automatic doors, elevators, escalators.

They will run up to subway doors as they are closing, get caught in them while they are shutting, pull out, then attempt to re open them. They also like to push the buttons by the elevators and wait at one specific door. Another opens and they don’t see it, but just keep pushing the damned button so your elevator cannot ascend. You must motion to them to come to your elevator.

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China Fact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 6, 2010

The Chinese calendar was developed thousands of years ago and has the years named after 12 animals of the Zodiac. The Chinese had an advanced system of astronomy as well as mathematics, which laid a strong foundation for their beliefs and traditions, followed till date.

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