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Archive for April 23rd, 2010

Just Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


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Palm Reader in China

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Beijng Pollution

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Arayan Pride in China – WTF

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


Saw this guy on the subway, he was seemingly normal. Was with his wife and friend, his friend was cheesy, but he seemed ok. But look at his arm, he has what looks like a jail house tat of a swastika on it.

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Slutty in Shanghai- Shanghai has the Highest incidence of Sexually Transmitted Disease in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


Be careful in Shanghai, post here:

excerpt:
Shanghai has the highest incidence of sexually transmitted infections in China, with a population even larger than Beijing. In published surveys, 8 to 10 percent of Chinese
men admitted to having had a prostitution experience at some time in their lives. This
is alarming.

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Dogs in China are Expensive, Or at Least the Upkeep

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


From the chinadaily
“There are about 800,000 pet dogs in Shanghai but only about a quarter of them are registered and licensed. Currently, dog owners pay about 1,000 yuan ($147) or 2,000 yuan annually for their dogs’ licenses, depending on where the dogs live. The licensing service also includes planting an ID-chip in the dog and providing a vaccine every year.

The costs are considered a big burden by many dog lovers.”

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Yummy, Gotta Get Me Some of That in China!

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China To Regulate Food Safety- Yeah Right

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


They say they will impose regs to protect consumers, they point to various misdeeds in the past and the repercussions. The bottom line, I fear is that implementation will be weak, they one of the officials will be corrupt and basically nothing will change.

china daily excerpt:

” The new regulations forbid the use of food additives to mislead consumers about the content and quality of food or to fake food content. Using food additives to disguise decaying and bad quality food is also forbidden.

Under the new regulations, food producers are required to use the minimum amount of necessary food additives, and are not allowed to use those that would reduce the nutritional value of food…. at least 13 babies died from malnutrition in the east China’s Anhui Province and another 171 were hospitalized, after consuming infant milk powder that contained too little protein…. the country’s food safety authorities found seven companies producing salted red-yolk eggs with cancer-causing red Sudan dyes to make their eggs look redder and fresher”

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Cheesey in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 23, 2010


This was some cheesy event for little kids by my home. It was probably cool for them, they got to act like real American Indians, and the hostess was even playing that song, “one little two little , three little Indians.” The costumes were garbage, but it was probably cheap.

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Traffic in Beijing

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