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Many Chinese

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Chinese Bus Stop

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Evil or Confucius

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great title right, just enough to piss off some Chinese or other Asians, hackles raised, ready to fight. The title is meant to be provocative in nature, nothing more. But, just think about it for a bit. Confucius, to my limited knowledge, espouses the idea of harmony and piety of relationships. Meaning that one owed the greatest respect to those who occupy the closest relationships, (ie. father,mother etc.), but then beyond this, he owes a decreasing amount of fidelity, respect etc. Contrast this to Jesus, who says we are all one family, and to love thy neighbor as thyself.
I dont know about you, but I see a huge disconnect.

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Beastiality in China, Farm Woman Doing the Dog

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 26, 2010

From the chinahush.com
The author seemed sympathetic to some farmer (see below) who was caught, having sex with her do, they got physically stuck in the process and she had to go to the hospital. The author says that the woman chose the act, as she had no man, or husband.
I guess in China they dont understand abstinence, or divorce, or self control. I guess its no wonder they outlaw porn, can you imagine what they would be into if they had unfettered access to it?

留守妇女 [liúshǒufùnǚ]: noun. wives who stay at home in rural areas while their husbands are away in urban areas for long periods of time Not long ago, Dr. Zhang Hongyan encountered an embarrassing moment at the hospital emergency room: a woman dressed in rags was sent to the hospital with her lower body attached to her pet dog’s genital. When the medical staff pushed the bed into the operating room, the female patient’s face was colorless. No need to explain, Zhang Hongyan has already guessed what had happened. Zhang Hongyan picked up a suction syringe filled with anesthetic and injected into the panic pet dog.

Without much of struggle, a few minutes later, the sleeping dog was successfully taken out of the room. Drops of sweat rolled down from Dr, Zhang’s forehead. The patient gradually calmed down, however Dr, Zhang felt uneasy: in this imbalanced society, how many women are doing the same thing in order to relief their sufferings?

What Dr. Zhang encountered is actually an extreme case of sexual repression among the China’s rural women. The female patient lived in Xiaolan town, a farmer who just started working in the fields. Five years ago, her husband had an affair while working in Fuoshan, the couple was separated since then. Their young son lived with the mother. Same day in the afternoon, when she was “trapped” by her pet “lover”, she panicked and was not able to pick up the phone. Luckily her son came home early for lunch from school. He went in and saw everything when he heard her mother’s scream in the bedroom.

What does a 9 year old know, he just stood there and stared until his mother called for help, then he dialed 120. After the awkward moment, the hospital agreed to keep a tight-lip. However, a few days later the news spread like wildfire and public opinion raged.

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Force Majeure

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 26, 2010

Force Majeure is an act of God, it is used in business to show that an act was beyond one’s control and thus limit his/her liability. China uses the concept, although they have no idea of God, and the importance of God to the west.

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WTF in China- Incomprehensible

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China not Changing Iran Position

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BEIJING – China on Thursday reaffirmed that the best way to resolve the Iran nuclear issue was through dialogue and negotiations. “China took part in the New York meeting (of the P5 plus one nations earlier this month) with a constructive attitude and discussed Washington’s proposal (on drafting new sanctions),” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters in Beijing during a regular press briefing.

Envoys from the five UN Security Council veto-wielding nations, the US, Russia, China, Britain and France, along with Germany met at the UN headquarters in New York earlier this month to discuss a fourth sanctions resolution on Iran.

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Guomao Soho China

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World Fair in China-WTF is a World Fair

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 26, 2010

China is funny insofar as anything they do , they make it sound epic. To wit, they are holding the worlds fair, and calling it the biggest party in the world. Firstly, wtf is the worlds fair, do they still hold that thing. A Chinese leader, Wen Jiabao called it a 100 year dream fulfilled, to this again I say, wtf? Filling a dream, that is democracy and choice, not frittering away 40billion U$ to try and convince the world that you are still not a gaggle of backwards peasants. Or maybe its just me, maybe it is a glorious undertaken by an old society that deserves its day.


“You have probably never heard of Shanghai‘s 2010 Expo and are still less likely to attend. But from 1 May, the city will welcome an estimated 70 million visitors to the $4bn (£2.6bn), six-month event, as hyped in China as it is unknown outside it. Wen Jiabao, the country’s premier, has described it as the fulfilment of a 100-year-old dream.”

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