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Street Corner

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God Less in the PRC

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 9, 2010


It is odd here, I mean the fact that there is no religion. Think about it about 1.37 billion people or over 4 times the amount you would find in America, and all of them no idea about God. Well not really all of them, but maybe 99.999% of them.

Funny thing is that the few people who have asked me about God, or even seem inquisitive, have a different light in their eyes, like a ray of hope. I have seen it in just about every religious person, be they Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, but here many are not atheistic, they truly have never heard of God, it is sad.

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Dont Go Home in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 9, 2010


What is this picture about? Why is this poor woman being blocked out by hundreds of Chengguan (City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcements)? [Netease] On December 17, Wuhan City organized over 800 law enforcement officers to forcefully demolish nearly 40,000 square meters of illegal buildings that are near the Wuhan City to Huangshi City railway construction site. The phenomenon of local famers rushing to “grow houses” is very common.

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Slip in China

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Beijing

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Yummy Scum Food!

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More Chinese Sports Fraud- Chinese Try to Score a Goal Against Themselves

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File under STupid, Humorous, China and funny

“BEIJING – Chinese police said Wednesday the boss of a football club in Qingdao of eastern Shandong Province was found to have asked players to manipulate the result of a match last September to help him win a bet, which ended in the players trying to shoot an own goal. The revelation came a day after the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced disciplinary measures for three clubs caught match-fixing and bribery.

Qingdao Hailifeng, a second division team involved in the September fraud, was disqualified entirely and fined 200,000 yuan (about 29,000 U.S. dollars), the CFA said.”

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Chinese Cheating in Sports

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 9, 2010


They just dont stop…
“HONG KONG – A football player, who was amongst five persons arrested in connection with suspected bribery in fixing a football match, was charged for his alleged role in offering an advantage to another football player Thursday evening, according to Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

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Chinese Lawyers Barred for Life For Defending Religious Members

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 9, 2010


China needs prayers, look at how the communist mouthpiece chiinadaily reports the case as opposed to the AP

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BEIJING – Two Chinese lawyers who represented a member of an outlawed spiritual movement have been banned for life from practicing law — a penalty they said Saturday is designed to scare other lawyers away from taking on sensitive human rights cases.

Tang Jitian and Liu Wei said during separate telephone interviews that Beijing judicial authorities informed them Friday that they had lost their credentials. The ruling is permanent, but both plan to appeal.

Chinese authorities tend to crack down on anything they see as dissent, and many are uncomfortable with the increasing assertiveness of the country’s lawyers. Many lawyers have been punished for working on sensitive issues like the Falun Gong, the spiritual movement the communist government has banned as an evil cult — apparently concerned it could threaten the state’s authority.

“There are some judicial authorities who are very conservative and quite obstinate,” Tang said. “Perhaps in making this ruling, they are trying to send a warning to other lawyers to make them afraid of also ending up like this.”

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice posted separate notices Friday on its website announcing that Liu and Tang had lost their licenses. The notices said the pair had “disobeyed court personnel and disrupted order in the courtroom” during an April 2009 trial at the Luzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan province.

Now from the communist mouthpiece chinadaily.com
“Beijing’s justice bureau revoked local lawyers Tang Jitian and Liu Wei’s certificates on April 30 for disturbing court order while defending a criminal case.

Tang, from Beijing Anhui Law Firm, and Liu, from Beijing Shunhe Law Firm, served as the second instance counsels of a criminal suspect surnamed Yang from Sichuan province in April. During the court proceedings, despite the judges’ warnings, the two lawyers allegedly disrupted the court order and left the court without any reason.

Prior to the decision, the bureau held a public hearing on the punishment to ensure the two lawyers’ rights to defend themselves.”

China needs a ton of prayers.

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Careful in China

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