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China’s Cultural Revolution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 16, 2010


Jackie Chan said that China cannot handle democracy and freedom, here is an excerpt from factsanddetails.com about the recent history of China.

“Scholars now believe that two little-known and little-studied campaigns of the Cultural Revolution—the “Purification of the Class Ranks” (1968-70) and the campaign against “May 16 Elements” (1968-69)—were among the bloodiest events of the Cultural Revolution.

In the “Wuhan incident” in the summer of 1967, PLA troops shot dead a many as a thousand Red Guards members who protested the arrest of a faction leader.
One woman was hounded to such a degree she lept off a three-story building in a suicide attempt and broke her back. She survived. In the hospital workers refused to clean her body cast after she soiled herself.

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China Fact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 16, 2010


  • Since becoming a member of the World Bank in 1980, the Bank has supported more than 284 projects in China, with a total of $42.2 billion in loans and credits – of which 70 projects are ongoing, making China’s portfolio one of the largest in the Bank.
  • China graduated from the International Development Association in 1999.

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China’s Contribution to a Green World

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Good Morning China

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Typical China

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West side of Beijing, by Xidan

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China Destorys Part of Great Barrier Reef, Blame Australia

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 16, 2010


China is blaming for the little mishap on the barrier reef in Australia. According to the local news, it was not the Chinese who are at fault. It was not that big frigging boat that was way off course, and presumably taking a short cut to its destination, because that is what they do in China.

According to the local papers with help from the controlling communist party, the problem was that the area was not properly marked.

It was not marked? WTF???  It may not have been, because it is a protected area, its probably not supposed to be marked, as its not supposed to have huge tankers carrying noxious shit into it!

So, the paint that is scraped off the boat will kill ass plant life in that area for about 20 years, but China still blames the Australians. This is the China effect in our lives.

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China Fact- Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 16, 2010


From factsanddetails.com

“Cosmetic surgery is a $2.5 billion a year industry in China, and it is growing at a pace of 20 percent a year according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Cosmetic surgery clinics with names like Dreaming Girl’s Fantasy are popping up all over the place. By one count over 10,000 medical facilities offer cosmetic surgery. The No. 9 People’s Hospital in Shanghai performed 25,000 cosmetic operations in 2003, a 25 percent increase from the year before.

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Polite in China

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Fish Anyone- Polluted Water in China

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A farmer scoops out dead fish from the bank of a reservoir in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, April 6, 2010. With a storage capacity of more than 40 million cubic meters, the Tuanjie reservoir in the suburban area of the city was found to be heavily polluted and claimed the lives of numerous fish after the ice melted. The water has turned almost black, and dead fish formed a two-kilometer-long and two-meter-wide belt off the south bank of the reservoir and gave off a foul odor that reached for miles. The provincial and city environmental protection departments are now investigating the situation. [Photo/Xinhua]

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If it it, It is One of the Few…

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