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Archive for June 3rd, 2010

Beijing Smog Watch, June 3, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Chinese Prices Getting Crazy- Minimum wage Increase in Bejing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


Bejing has raised its minimum wage to a stunning 960 RMB per month. That roughly equates to ?U$ 141 per month. And remember, for that price you can legally work them 48 hours per week, 6 days per. This being China, however, most work them 6 days at 12 hours per.

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China on Chinese Universities- You Suck!! Redux

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


“BEIJING – More than half of the students polled in a recent survey said that the country does not have universities that can rank as the world’s top schools. The results of the survey, which were released by the social survey center of the China Youth Daily late last month, polled 4,488 people online, with 25.9 percent of them having studied in first-level universities in China.

Only 30.1 percent of the respondents were satisfied with their college experience, the survey showed. Nearly 59 percent said the country lacked top universities on the global scale.

“I have not learnt much from university and I believe the reason is rooted in the educational system in China,” said Qian Wei, who spent six years in Peking University.”

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 2, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 1, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch May 31, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch May 30, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Brijing Smog Watch, May 28, 2010, Smog in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Chinese Woman Died Trapped in Rocks

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


Woman dies after getting stuck in rocks

A woman is stuck between two big rocks after the collapse of a quarry in Jiujiang, South China’s Jiangxi province, June 1, 2010. The 30-year-old was pulled out after two hours but died despite best efforts.

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Beijing Smog Watch, May 27, 2010, Smog in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2010


My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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