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Archive for February 18th, 2011

Tons of Chinese at a Job Fair

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


This is a lot of Chinese… Chinese job fair from chinadaily.com

Migrant workers setting their sights higher
Recruiters hold up boards advertising jobs as they seek migrant workers at a job market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, this week. ALY SONG / REUTERS

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My Swollen Hand in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


Here is my hand after my Chinese hospital visit. They say it was swollen due to the fact that it was I , not they who did something wrong…

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On Chinese Law and Their Weak Judiciary

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


Here is a good excerpt from this page. The page is ssrn.com and is a great resource for research. The snippet below talks about the problem of laws and judicial interpretation in China. In essence the piece says that due to many factors both the laws and the judiciary’s ability to formulate and interpret them are pretty weak.

excerpt:
Judicial interpretations play an important role in the Chinese legal system; “written in response to a perceived need rather than to resolve a single case, judicial interpretations function almost as laws or regulations, filling gaps and answering questions. However, the status of judicial interpretations has long been problematic in China. Whilst it is apparent that the statutes themselves are written in such general and vague terms as to be virtually useless without further interpretation, statutory interpretation is somewhat of a grey area in Chinese jurisprudence. The PRC Constitution gives the power of statutory interpretation to the National People’s Congress, but is otherwise silent on the issue. Nevertheless, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) is currently “the most important and active interpretation authority in China. ” As Chinese legislation is frequently based on imported models and foreign concepts, guidance from the SPC is necessary to aid lower courts to apply the legislation correctly, as they make lack sufficient knowledge of the historical background of such imported concepts.21 The SPC’s powers of interpretation are limited to cases of concrete application under the Organic Law of the People’s Courts, but in practice, it “has gone far beyond the limit and has performed interpretation that should more properly be described as ‘quasilegislation’. ”22
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Another Oil Spill in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


This photo is from the chinadaily and talks about yet another instance of an oil spill in the Chinese port city of Dalian. When the US had our horrible spill, this area experienced one as well. As of late this area in China has had many spills leading many to wonder what will happen to China as their reliance on oil increases.

Oil spill after cargo ship tilts in Dalian
A Sierra Leone cargo ship tilts near Dalian Port in Dalian city, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, Feb 17, 2011. The ship leaned to one side by 30 degrees at the port while cargo was being loaded, causing an oil spill. Four Chinese oil recovery vessels are cleaning up the contamination. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Chinese Mom Videos Daughter Nude To Help Her Wed…

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


This woman who is supposedly a Chinese actress and model is in a quandary, or so her mother says. Her ever loving mother says that she is too old and thus wants her to marry. In the videos below, the mother is supposedly helping her out to that end by pimping/videoing her nude.

According to the translation on chinasmack, the mom is saying that woman is too old and the mother is worried she wont marry, so she will do a spicy vid to help get a man. Some say its a publicity stunt, but this is China so who really knows. I think a mom who takes naked vids of her daughter is suspect, but then again I am not Chinese.

If you watch the longest vid, you will see that in the end, the older pimp mom seems to be wailing away about how her daughter can’t get a man etc. I think her mom should be an actress.

Gan Lulu, model and actress, filmed after bathing by a mother hoping to help her find a boyfriend for Valentine's Day.

You can click here and here or here- this is the longest, to see the video, one of them is twice as long as the other. Alternatively you can cut and paste the following urls into your browser:

http://v.ku6.com/show/iOxQtzKrJD7dQPbY.html

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/S2Sp1KLRC1k/

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/ApDWJ0pkHr4/

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Public Potty in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


I do not know why this particular subway stop is so popular for public urinationand defecation but it is. This stop has plenty of public toilets nearby, but the people just seem to like to do their business in the open. As you can see, here is a shot of a lady pulling up the pants of some kid who just got done urinating. Public urination/defecation is so prevalent in China that many grow numb to it.

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2 2 When She Was a Baby- Chinese Rabbit Picture

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


My rabbit a few years ago, my observation- damn she was skinny back then. 

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Chinese Diapers or ‘Cute Chinese Baby with His Ass Hanging Out’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


Here is a fine example of Chinese diapers, as the bare bottom of this Chinese child will attest to, they are non existent. Many Chinese cut holes in the rear of the kids pants so the kids can stop to go to the bathroom right where they stand. In the west this may seem unsanitary ie some kid walking around with his butt exposed and his junk hanging out, but this is China and it’s normal.

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300 Teachers Missing from Classrooms in China- The Good News and Bad

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


In a city in China, according to the Chinadaily over 300 teachers have been missing from public schools in a city in China for over 2 years, but have still gotten paid- this is the bad news. The good news is that the level of ‘education’ has not changed one iota… tells you a lot doesn’t it?

chinadialy excerpt:
” BEIJING – More than 300 teachers at public schools in a city in Central China have been missing from the classroom for the past two years but have still been claiming their government paychecks, according to an article from Xinhua News Agency.

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China Development Banks to China- Your Schools Suck!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 18, 2011


A Chinese bank is only accpeting applicants from two famed US universities, much to the chagrin of the locals. The bottom line is that if Chinese didnt cheat and knew how to teach, they would be able to attract talent and be able to place their people.

chinadaily excerpt:
“China Development Bank (CDB), one of China’s main policy banks, will only recruit major students from Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for its summer intern program.” The move has sparked criticism from some domestic college students who will not be able to apply due to the stringent requirements.

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