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Archive for June 10th, 2010

Chinese Film Director Attacked Meat Cleavers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 10, 2010

China is an odd place, people are constantly being attacked with sharp kitchen objects here. Yan Po, was attacked with cleavers as he moved to a prking lot in Beijing’s Chayoand district.

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Testing in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 10, 2010

The college entrance exams are now complete in China, much to the relief of millions of Chinese. This year almost 10 million Chinese took the tests to enter her best schools. Thier system is a good one, basically only the best scores get accepted to the best schools. The west, I believe, used to be like that but has become much more liberal in her policies.

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China Says its Drones are Combat Ready

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 10, 2010

China’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made great strides in recent years, and the W-50 pilotless aircraft, already entered into active service with China People’s Liberation Army (PLA) units, have formed “combat effectiveness,” China News Agency reported, citing sources from the third China UAVs Expo.

Fifty-two new drones from 70 military research and mapping institutes, such as W-50 and Z-3 unmanned aircraft, made their debuts at the three-day Expo organized by Aviation Industry Corp of China, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Equipment Department of China PLA Air Force in Beijing. Organizers hope the Expo can serve as a platform for research, production, application, management and trading, the report said.

The W-50 drone, fitted with CCD cameras and photographic reconnaissance systems, can be used for battlefield surveillance, evaluation of strikes, and other military tasks.

PLA’s 10 UAVs made their debut at the National Day parade in October 2009.

PLA's UAVs achieve 'combat effectiveness'

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Nearly 30 Million Chinese Youths Plagued by Mental Disorders

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 10, 2010

In a recent study it was found that about 30 million Chinese youths are plagued by mental disorders. It is not known if this phenomenon comes from their single-child homes or is a natural phenomenon.

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Four Chinese Reporters Robbed in the World Cup Games in S. Africa

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 10, 2010

Four reporters from China were robbed of their cameras as well as cash on a street in Johannesburg in South Africa on June 9, Beijing News reported.

The four, sent by an Anhui media group for World Cup coverage, encountered the robbers on their way to do interviews in Johannesburg. As they pulled up in their car along a street, the robbers came up and intimidated them into opening the window and door. They took money and a camera worth 10,000 yuan before fleeing.

None of the reporters was hurt, according to the report.

The incident is among a number of worrying concerns about the South African government’s ability of curbing crimes as many fans have already decided to quit their tour in the country during the World Cup.

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