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Archive for July 4th, 2010

Living and Working in China- Marriage

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 4, 2010

Had a good discussion with a guy the other day. He is English and was telling me some horror stories about Chinese women and what they will do to get citizenship to the west. In his particular case, his wife told him that she needed to have him sponsor her mom and dad to come to the UK, which he did. He then was told that she needed her cousin to come as well, so the guy sponsored him. The lady then said that the cousin was not really her cousin, but lover and she summarily left the English guy.
I also know of a guy who supposedly got a woman pregnant and she quickly left for Canada to give birth. The baby now is Canadian, which allows the woman greater movement. The problem is that the woman apparently is quite loose (she is from Shanghai) and is approaching many foreign men to take a paternity test as she really does not know who the father is.

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China in Pictures

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 4, 2010

Photo from the north side of Beijing.

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The EU is Pissed at China for Flooding their Markets with Fake Goods

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 4, 2010

“A report in the South China Morning Post last month quoted a United Nations official as having said that Chinese producers, some with the influence of organized criminal gangs, control Europe’s $8.2-billion counterfeit goods market. Citing a UN report, the newspaper said Chinese mainland sources account for about 55 percent, or $4.51 billion, of Europe’s fake products market.

Such reports about Chinese products are not unusual. As an emerging market, China has been under tremendous pressure from the United States and the European Union (EU) to crack down on people making counterfeit and inferior quality products.

According to an article on http://www.stnn.cc on July 31, 2007, the value of China’s fake products crossed $16 billion in 2006, causing a loss of $2.6 billion to US enterprises. The article also said that 80 percent of the fake and imitation products confiscated by EU countries in 2006 were from China.”

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