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Stupid Americans-Industrial Espionage by a Chinaman

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


When will we learn? Here is another case of a Chinaman who comes to the land of milk and honey, makes a great life then screws us. The US is so foolish for trusting many of those folks. Even the CIA has said that due to this crazy nationalism, they rarely turn on their country (which may be an admirable thing). But why is it our cheapskate companies, all to save a penny, are willing to bring them here only to have them spy on us. The same thing happened with some old guy and nuclear subs, a few other such instances, also Motorola with Huawei..We never learn, so maybe we as a world deserve this.

excerpt: September 1, 2010

Kexue Huang, aka John, 45, has been arrested and charged in a 17-count indictment with economic espionage intended to benefit a foreign government and instrumentalities, and interstate and foreign transportation of stolen property.
Huang was arrested on July 13, 2010, in Westborough, Massachusetts by FBI agents, and today made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. According to the indictment, Huang is a Chinese national who was granted legal permanent resident status in the United States. The indictment alleges that Huang, formerly of Carmel, Indiana, misappropriated and transported trade secrets and property to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) while working as a research scientist at Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow). While he was employed at Dow, he then directed university researchers in the PRC to further develop the Dow trade secrets. He also allegedly applied for and obtained grant funding that was used to develop the stolen trade secrets.”

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Chinese Eating on Airplanes

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


Yesterday I flew back and so was stuck on a full plane as usual. In all honesty, for once the Chinese behaved themselves and it really felt as if I were in civilization. (Caveat, there were a few people who disobeyed the rule of not standing before we reach the gate so they could grab their stuff and the man-stewardess came up to them and was upset, but I digress)
So, finding nothing to pick at, I was forced to civil thoughts and had none. Then the stewardesses came around with a ‘snack’. This is China and it is almost impossible to get a bad meal, but a bad snack…
They bring around this big boxes that look like you could fit 2 size 12 loafers in them, just to get you all excited. I was hungry and was looking forward to some Chinese yumyum, but nay. Inside the big box was nothing but some type of red muffin that tasted like offal, and I roll with no butter. Along side that was one of those little mini-oranges and some crunchy brown thing that looked like a fossilized roach. I dumped the box upside down and peered inside for more, but found nothing. I stuffed all the crap back in the box and fumed. Then I noticed that on this flight of about 130 passengers only yours truly was not eating. The woman next to me was like Kobayashi hoovering up all that was in her path, the rest of the patrons too, seemed to consider this to be the best food that mankind could provide. I am thinking you tight-assed people, you can get some great snacks anywhere in Beijing for less than a1U$ , what are you thinking. Then the ‘help me stewardess’ lights start to flick on as these people ask for seconds. I guess to them they consider it like a buffet and try to stick as much into their gaping maws as possible before landing, after all house prices are climbing and they’d hate to actually spend cash on food…
I grabbed my bag and unwrapped my delicious huge Milky candy bar that I had purchased in Chongqing and began to chew with my mouth open and exhale , I covered myself in a delicious chocolate hazy fog. I figured if they were so crazy to eat, I’d really give them something to think about……..entertainment like this you cant get back home….

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Action Items for Blog

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


Woo I owe this blog and you people a ton of posts- here is a list of what comes to mind, you may not understand this but dont worry, its like my virtual sticky note and also my way of making me commit to doing these…
-Chinese hospital post- last one?
-I have a Chinese company
-I have a Chinese patent
-Chinese envelopes suck
-Chinese on airplanes
-Life of a blog
-China quality
-China fraud in students
-general bitching
-Chinese all same, shop for Chinese in USA
Ok, I will attack this post haste….
Oh yeah, if you have any ideas or questions about living here, let me know, I probably will have a story for you.

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Leaning Tower of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


This SOHO in Beijing, and is it just me or are some of those buildings crooked? No kidding, in China I have seen tons of buildings that seem crooked or off center. I had a shot of one at Suihui east which was great. It’s probably buried amongst the other 2600 photos I have on my phone… yeah I really have that many, but I think that I keep putting up the same ones, like the beautiful Beijing sunset etc. I just need to upload them all….

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The Truth of Doing Business in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


Quick post, I’m writing this after the one below about the bald headed dudes getting close to the Chinese leady . ( I am still in the airports and bored, so I will write, but when my wrists hurt, I will quit).

Here is how business is done in China…
If you are a small fish, the Chinese rope you in, they wine and dine you with cheap spirits or merely meet yoiu at the airport and tell you about their company. They will have some cheap flyers with many mistakes, and smile a lot. They will take you to your hotel and fight to pay the bill but in the end you will do so. They will screw you you have been forwarned.
If you are a medium sized fish. The Chinese will meet you at the airport and bring a person who is supposed to be an interpreter, but is some moron who read hooked on phonics. He will have dandruff and bad breath. he will probably double as the driver, or some other hack will do so. The ‘leaders’ will sit in the back, and then take you to meet the real leader. He will sit behind a big desk and say a bunch of bullshit aobut china and his coompany. He does not care about yoiu, but really wants to hit the KTV to see one of his 2nd wives (lovers). He will be very patient and tell you about how much this relationship means to him and his company. You will eat good food and then go to a local KTV to sing… for now. After getting drunk, he will tell you yoiu can take home any woman you want, but , he’ll wink and say, you must pay her. He will then walk you to the door with his arm draped around some tall thin cross-eyed KTV worker and take off. He will take your money, offer you mediocre goods and one day screw you.
If you are a big fish. They will meet yoiu at the airport in a limo. The driver will be real and the translator as well, alhtough her English will suck, but her legs will be long and sexy. The undlerlings will suck up to you as you never thought possible. You will meet the owner of the company who will treat you as if you were the one’s who’d gotten those 10 commandments on the mountain. You will dine on the finest foods, and meet the smartest employees he has to offer. They will all overcome you with their attentive ways and smiles. You will go to KTV where at least 4 women will be at your beckon call, if you so desire, yoiu can have a private room, but can do no more than touch while there. You will consume mass quantities of alcohol and your senses will be dull. One of the leaders ‘workers’ who has a pocket full of condoms and viagra, will see you off with as many of the ladies as you wish, its on the house. In the end his company will screw you and give you sub-par service. But you will come back, after all, for a balding 55 year old guy, where in the hell else in the universe can you get treated like that…… remember this on your next trip to the ‘toxic toy department’ in Wal-mart….

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Airport in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


I’m at the airport and just hanging out. I will describe what I see to you,… bring you into my world.
Ok, I am in Chongqing and its reputed to have the hottest chicks in China. I’m on some free device from which to access the net. To my left is a young Chinese lady, she’s an assh**LE. I went to guy a coke and she pushes next to me, shoves her cash in the face of the cashier while I was in the middle of paying. In Chinese I told her to wait just as I did. She thinks she’s hot but isnt, but she is thin. Some 50 year old businessmen just sallied up next to her, I guess they are thinking of a quickie before having to face their wives back home-hoping she is a KTV lady is what I mean. She is being cool to them or playing it coy, I am not sure.
In front of me is some Chinese guy who has they weird attitude like “hey I own a car, so Respect My Authoritayyyy”. In China no one owns a car (4% do) so if you have one, you are the man…He is the kind of guy who constantly was given snuggies back in the states, in China he was probably popular.
In front of him is a woman, she is bored and also surfing the net. The place where I am is called the leiseure restaurant, and if you buy food you get free net access. The place has about 7 or 8 workers and they all have cleansed my table within the past 7 minutes. They practice their English and say ‘hallo’.
This airport has some cheeseball shops that sell overpriced goods. I wouldnt trust one of them to sell authentic good, but may buy some chocolate. To my right are three old ladies, but then again remember in China everyone over 30looks old. They are chewing some freaking seeds that all Chinese chew, i have no idea what they are. They are spitting the hulls on the floor.
Ok I am bored now and my wrists hurt, so I may end this post…

Ok, just did a spell check and all is good, I think. The older guys have given up on the chick, shes throwing her hair arouind, between them, the poor guys probably have a total of 40 hair follicles, but are probably good guys. the probably just got wined and dined, had some ‘massages’, good food and then entered into a long term contract filled with loop holes that the local Chinese will clean their clocks with….

I love china

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Chinese Cooking

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


Here is a great photo of how they prepare the food in a small Chinese restaurant. I mean great by the fact you can see it as it really is. It may look a little dingy, but I can assure you that this food is incredible. Its kind of like Pizza Hut in the olden days when they made the pizza in front of you. Here they always do so. You may think it looks a little unsanitary and maybe it is, but damn the food here is ace!

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Get Some Ballz in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


Im happy because I am traveling. Today I will leave and go back to the big mean city, but this is a post about the good of China, and the good often times comes from the simple things in life.
The city in which I currently am is part of Chongqing and called Yong Chuan, I think. Anyway, like I said, the place is great, it has none of the political bs of the big cities and you wont be swamped by all the noveau riche chinese trying to show you that they are not so backwards, and actually know things. In a city like this, people take you as you are, and you do likewise.
Also the prices are great:
food for 8 maybe 35U$ including alcohol
snacks 0.5U$
noodles and beef U$1
taxi ten minute drive U$ 0.7
true massage 90 minutes U$10

So get some balls, forget Shanhai or Beijing, if you really want to know China, spin a map and point, then go to that place. I bet you will have a lot more fun if you travel that way. The reason is that you will get some ace photos and meet some cool pictures. I mean do you want to have all of the same old stale photos of tian.en.man and the Great Wall?

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Chongqing at Night- China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 25, 2010


NIght shot of Young Chuan China, which is part of Chongqing…

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