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Archive for January 25th, 2011

China’s Huawei To Set Up Security Center in Britain- Inviting The Fox Into the Hen House

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

China’s Huawei To Set Up Security Center in Britain-

China has a company called Huawei. This company makes routers and such and has been maligned for the fact that the guy who started the company was an officer in China’s red army. Yeah, let me say it again. The man who started the company was an officer in China’s Red Army and joined China’s communist party in 1978. Being the intelligent sort, he is very silent about the role he now plays within the organization. A quick google search provides an ample supply of rumor mongering about the concerns that companies have in terms of getting in bed with a Chinese company that is privately held and thus no one really knows who controls what is happening within the organization….

Countries who deal with Huawei are rightly concerned (imho), as the allegations of spying run deep, so the braintrust at Huawei is setting up a ‘security center’ in Britain, to purportedly assist in testing their equipment. Hmmmm, to me this sounds very reasonable and I am sure that the Huawei employees culled from the bowels of the company and/or certain unnamed chinese agencies who may be supporting it, will use the customary Chinese ethics/morals when and if they test the machinery…..

(and before someone bleats “uh, the facility will be staffed with locals – ie non chinese – you dumbazz- I will ask you to be quiet and drink some milk, eat some cookies and be quiet while the big folks are discussing ‘big folks’ things. If you would research the company and the role it is allegedly playing in other countries then you may get my point and any number of implications this post has, if you don’t then go play with your tinker toys, maybe chew on them, I heard they are tasty)


SHANGHAI – China’s top telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies said on Monday that it has established a security center in Britain to allow its products and software to be examined and tested.

Huawei, which has seen its plans for global expansion crimped by national security concerns among foreign governments, hopes that its Cyber Security Evaluation Center, opened last month in Britain’s Banbury, will allay those fears.”

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The Real Reason the Chinese Block Social Networking Sites

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

I have found the following which to me, explains uncle C(chicoms) rancor against social networking sites here in the center of the universe- china.


NEW YORK – Nearly four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released on Monday showed.

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger- In China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

Here is a quote from some English guy a long time ago. I am not saying I agree with the man, just passing along some information…..


Historic China, and other sketches (Herbert Allen Giles)

“It seems to be generally believed that the Chinese, as a nation, are an immoral, degraded race; that they are utterly dishonest, cruel, and in every way depraved; that opium, a more terrible scourge than gin, is now working frightful ravages in their midst; and that only the forcible diffusion of Christianity can save the Empire from speedy and overwhelming ruin.”

He does, however go on to say that he disagrees with the above assertion.

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My Chinese Breakfast

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

Subway cookies here are just as good as back home.

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Let Freedom Ring- Stature of Liberty in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

Take a good look… This money machine in China shows just how open they are. Proudly displayed for all to see is the statue of liberty. We can tell just how far China has come, for had they done this 20 or 30 years ago, the man responsible would have had his skull crushed and then be removed from the party…

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A Caring Message from Uncle C- Religion in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

The excerpt from the chinadaily tugs at your heart strings doesnt it? (extreme sarcasm intended)

“BEIJING – Ten years after the tragic moment that changed her life, Hao Huijun, a former Falun Gong believer who survived setting herself on fire, is still struggling with remorse and pain.

“Please tell those who are still practicing Falun Gong to keep away from it and be sober-minded,” Hao, 58, told reporters who visited her ahead of the Chinese lunar new year.”

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Peaceful China or Angry Neighbor

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 25, 2011

Here is a shot from some TV station in China. As we can see, China is touting her peaceful nature as she films the glorious Chinese long range bombs code named “Chop sueykungpaodong” aka the “Dont FK with TW or you will pay” missile.
I often think that we in the west misunderstand these mild-mannered people and seem to think they are hellbent on world dominance. I really dont know how we can believe such nonsense.

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