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Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Bronchitis in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2010


Living and working here is great. The government sucks and is overbearing, but other than that and the little annoying things, Beijing is a great place. Thing is, I have bronchitis again, my neighbor redid his house and as China has no standards, some toxic methane is leaking into my ventilation system and has gotten into my lungs.
My concern is that it can turn into a long term thing. I guess this is just life in China.

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WTF- Chinese Cops use Bricks to Fight Bank Employees?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2010


10 injured in Chengguan, bank employees scuffle
An urban administrative officer, or “chengguan,” holds a brick at the site of a fight that injured 10 people Tuesday in Xingtai city, Hebei province. [Photo/chinanews.com]

A group of 20 chengguan officers using sticks and bricks fought Tuesday with 10 employees of Xingtai Commercial Bank in Xingtai city of Hebei province, the chinanews.com.cn reported Wednesday.

More than ten people were injured in the scuffle.

The fight started after a dispute between the two sides about the decoration project of the Qiaodong Branch of Xingtai Commercial Bank.

Xintai police are investigating the incident.

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Spooky China- China Policing their Own

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2010


Vagrant made porn map for crackdown Wang, a vagrant, holds up his handmade “porn spot map” for a reporter during an interview. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]

A vagrant surnamed Wang provided his self-made “porn spot map” to Dongguan police based on his own investigation, helping the police in their work, the Guangzhou Daily reported Tuesday.

Local police has launched a three day anti-porn campaign since May 24.

A total of 1,148 people were caught, and 30 porn-related businesses were busted by Dongguan police in a three-day period, according to the report.

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