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Archive for February 21st, 2011

China Photos- Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


These are the scenes I see on a daily basis. The cars, the people and the smog.

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China View- Photo of Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


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Photos from Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


These photos are from the Dawanglu area of Beijing

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China and Her Laws

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


Here is an excerpt on the rule of law in China. The US and the west operate under the rule of law. What this means that law is standardized and fairly utilized. The rule of man is what dictators and despots use, China is considered to still use the ‘rule of man’, although they claim to be changing. The expert below addresses the issue.

excerpt from here:
“The Existing Paradigm for China In the standard view China lacked the rule of law throughout its long history for many reasons. First, the dominant intellectual tradition of China was “Confucianism” that valued the 1 rule by men. The most relevant other school of thought, Legalism, called only for the rule by law Legalism’s defect was dramatized by its association with the despotic Qin dynasty that unified China in 221BCE. (Li 1975) Legalism’s limited promise of equality before the law was emasculated by a process of “Confucianization” in the succeeding Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). During the Han, Chinese emperors could rule by will or whim over a hierarchical society that grew in size and sophistication over two millennia without significant change. The only shifts were an intellectual reaction to Buddhism (that produced “neo-Confucianism”) and a political reaction to Mongol rule (that resulted in “brutalization”). These developments merely heightened despotism and hardened hierarchies. Only with the decline of China’s last dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911), and the arrival of Western ideas and institutions did China transform its traditional, feudal, and imperial system into a modern, capitalist, and republican one. ”

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Chinee Communist Party Infiltrating Foreign Firms in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


From “The Party- (Richard Mcgregor)

“The Party’s efforts to infiltrate and control foreign companies was only one small part of a much larger strategy. The ultimate aim was to have a permanent party presence in every large private company in the country. For a display of the Party’s manic desire to be everywhere, there is no better illustration than the campaign it launched in 2007, to infiltrate private companies in Wenzhou. For the Party, Wal-Mart would seem like a pushover by comparison.”

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China Looking for Another Product to F*#k Up- Jaguar and Land Rover

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


Not content to expand her toxic grip on the milk, wine and cheese markets, China is expanding its presence in the world markets at an alarming rate. Gone are the days of the poisonous dog food and dry wall, and Mickey D’s cups that leave you brain dead, China is giving us the ‘full monty’ as it were. Chinadaily announces that some Chinese company who makes ‘SUV’s’ is looking to buy Jaguar and Land Rover. My only question is the following:

Imagine this scenario
You are driving in your new Jaguar (pos)- post Chinese purchase thereof, and your foot slips off the brake and mashes down on the accelerator due to your pos Chinese li Ning sneakers, and all of this was due to your child’s howling due to the pain in his kidneys – a present of Chinese Sanlu Milk company and then as you hurdle forward, Spot your pooch’s head is thrown into a bag of ‘Poison Pal’ Chinese dog food, thus forcing the family friend to OD instantly, and at the last moment a bale of toxic Chinese drywall hurdles forth bashing you on the skull causing an internal hemorrhage.
My question is the following, in this case, who would you sue? And in what venue?
All stand for the rise of China

excerpt from chinadaily:
An executive from Great Wall Motor Co Ltd said his company is engaged in discussion with Tata Motor’s Jaguar and Land Rover unit. The two companies may cooperate on business in the future, the China Business News reported.

“Senior executives of Jaguar and Land Rover came and visited the Great Wall Motor plant on Feb 14, but the final decision of a potential tie-up has not been reached yet,” a Great Wall Motor senior executive told the reporter.

An executive from Great Wall Motor Co Ltd said his company is engaged in discussion with Tata Motor’s Jaguar and Land Rover unit. The two companies may cooperate on business in the future, the China Business News reported.

“Senior executives of Jaguar and Land Rover came and visited the Great Wall Motor plant on Feb 14, but the final decision of a potential tie-up has not been reached yet,” a Great Wall Motor senior executive told the reporter.”

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Whore House or Sauna- in China is There a Difference?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


Here is an excellent post from chinasmack.com. This post lists the services available at Chinese saunas (read as whore houses) and the real meanings of these services. For example you can see that one of the ‘services’ is ‘ten fingers strumming the instrument’- who says the Chinese are not creative.
Anyway think of this list the next time your boss say s he is going to China on some serious ‘business’. Those guys know this is what China is about and thus that is why so many of them come here and put up with alot of the crap that goes on in China, after all, where else can a balding 55 year old guy get a 20 year old hottie, for the price of a steak dinner.

This is the rise of China.

excerpt:

Below are images of service menus or lists at various massage parlors and saunas in China where most of the services available are written as wildly esoteric Chinese idioms that reveal little about the true salacious nature of the “service” itself. Most Chinese netizens are completely baffled by the terms on the menus, while others attempt to decode and interpret what the possible meanings could be.

A list of 'services' offered at a sauna in China.

Translation:

Top: “Honored Guest Park Sauna Department”

Middle left: “The client is god, the [massage] technician is the spirit”

Middle right (blue text): “Technician [masseuse] service principle”

Middle right (red text): “There are no customers with bad character, only masseuses with bad character [service]“

A list of 'services' offered at a sauna in China.

Translation:

Massage Item – Service Price – Service Duration

Golden Foot Massage – 68 yuan – 50 minutes
Chinese-style therapy – 88 yuan – 50 minutes
Thai-style therapy – 138 yuan – 50 minutes
Heat therapy – 168 yuan – 50 minutes
Jaded hand guiding dragon – 198 yuan – 60 minutes
Connecting the pulse of the dragon – 238 yuan – 70 minutes
Illusions of love – 268 yuan – 80 minutes
Flower fragrant salt bath – 298 yuan + 100 room fee – 90 minutes
Amorous cherry blossom – 300 yuan – 45 minutes
Roaming the North Pole – 488 yuan – 60 minutes
Divine dragon sways its tail – 588 yuan – 70 minutes
Kiss of an angel – 688 yuan – 70 minutes

A list of 'services' offered at a sauna in China.

Translation:

Service Menu

Shower room service

  1. Love birds hair wash
  2. Breast rub dragon’s body
  3. Flying dragon on earth

Front service [left column]

  1. Ten finger strumming the instrument
  2. Countless ties and a thousand links
  3. Breast massage
  4. Ten fingers linked to the heart
  5. Roaming the world
  6. Green ocean
  7. Desert storm
  8. Tuck between breasts
  9. Flowing water, golden mountain
  10. Toast to the emperor
  11. Ice and fire; nine steps to heaven
  12. Star wars
  13. 360 degrees blowjob

Back service [right column]

  1. Foot massage
  2. Hand wash the dragon gate
  3. Ten finger strumming the instrument
  4. Breast massage
  5. countless ties and a thousand links
  6. Ten fingers linked to the heart
  7. Roaming the world
  8. Green ocean
  9. Desert storm
  10. Tuck between breasts
  11. Flowing water, golden mountain
  12. Lone dragon pass through
  13. Seeking the moon under the sea
  14. Topple the mountains and overturn the seas

Dragon and Phoenix Chair

  1. Wild snake dance
  2. Auspicious dragon and phoenix
  3. Bravely advance forward
  4. Embracing the moon
  5. The latter fights arrive first
  6. Rapid rise
  7. Weather the storm in the same boat
  8. True hearts face to face
  9. Rise after one falls

A list of 'services' offered at a sauna in China.

Translation:

Service Procedure Chart

  1. Bath (10 minutes)
    Water snake intertwine the waist
    Seeking the moon under the sea
    Roaming around the world
    Heaven in the seas
  2. Dance (10 minutes)
    Wild snake dance
    Wild cat frenzy
  3. King of the world (20 minutes)
    Gentle and tender
    Intimate care
    Water flow from high mountain
    Lone dragon pass through
    Circle dragon spitting balls
    Heavenly ecstasy
  4. Backside (30 minutes)
    Ten finger strumming the instrument
    Billowing life
    Music, chess, calligraphy, and painting
    Red lipped kiss
    Dragonfly touching water
    Exploring the dragon cave
    Monkey stealing peaches
    Topple the mountains and overturn the seas
  5. Front side (30 minutes)
    Jade hand Goddess of Mercy
    Xi Shi
    massage
    Chang’e’s
    kiss
    Sweet dew oozing from the heart
    Tropical rain forest
    Foot love
    Diaochan
    looking at the moon
    Ice water world
  6. Flying in the air technique (25 minutes)
    Upside Down hanging hook
    Fairy tossing flowers
    Swing
    Goose and pigeon
    Gold rooster erect
    Vast flat land
    Make money every season
    Fusion of dragon and phoenix

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Beijing to Raise Taxi Fare at the End of the Year- Chinese Inflation

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


Inflation is hitting China and pretty hard, and it’s only getting worse. China, possessing over 22% of all the people on the planet is having a hard time finding employees in some industries. The problem often lies in the fact that Chinese bosses are scum-like bastards who do not pay on time and lie and cheat the employees. Thus, the typical village can either stay home and work the fields and live on 200 U$ per year, or come to Beijing, work like a slave and then get stiffed on his paycheck. When I first came to Beijing, I lived outside of town and protests over work related abuse was common.
In addition to this, the issue of house prices is contentious and as houses are important to all Chinese, most do not have the cash to buy one in the large metropolises. For instance in places like Beijing and Shanghai, the communists allow the developers to eat up all the land, “allegedly” and ‘allegedly’ allow greedy developers to kick the residents off their own turf and then take the land, only to resell it to the wealthy. The result is that a lot of the floating laborers or migrant workers as they are called in China are saying ‘no’ to working in the big cities.
This lack of labor, alongside an increase in the price of vegetables, due some would say, to the fact that China is killing her land and crops, mean higher prices across the board. This has lead to, and will continue to lead to inflation which really has uncle chicom nervous as when you have 1 000 000 000 people who cannot afford to eat, things can get a bit dicey….
Oh yeah, China will raise the rates we pay on taxis at the end of the year…

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Chinese Lady Trampled Upon While Waiting for Doctor

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


From chinasmack.

October 26th 5 am, Xiangya Hospital, Changsha. 31-year-old Yang Yan waited the whole night for registration. When the hospital opened, she was knocked down by the crowd and trampled over, causing a broken shoulder. The difficulty in seeing a doctor pervades the country, the proposition for new healthcare reform is out, but the healthcare problem waits to be solved.

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Chinese Walking Down the Street- China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 21, 2011


People walking on Dawang lu. “lu” means street in Chinese.

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