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Archive for March 3rd, 2011

Uncle Chicom Demands Patriotism- Reblog

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


Here is a reblog from here. She talks about how the Chines are skeptical about the chicoms. My question is that since the cultural revolution or the 60’s, I’m pretty sure they have felt the same way.

from here:

“Huh. Go figure. The Chinese people are beginning to be skeptical of their government. Could it be partly because food prices have risen over 30% in the last year? Isn’t it strange that people might become upset if they can’t afford to eat? Also, I’m sure that being kicked out of your home without just compensation, so that it can be bulldozed to make way for new development creates a great feeling of patriotism among the people.

winner-winner, chickendinner :-)

A state-run Chinese newspaper said Tuesday that skepticism was on the rise in the country and that it was necessary to be patriotic.

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China Bans these on Wangfujing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


These things are banned on Wangfujing in Beijing:”reporting, taking photographs (and) causing people to congregate without authorization,dog walking, the wearing of sloppy dress, fortune telling and other “feudal and superstitious activities.”- from Reuters

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Photo of Chinese Commerce

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


In any open space or flat surface, the Chinese will sell things.

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China’s Scary Water Problem- China’s Coming Ecological Disaster

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


China, in her all out pursuit of money is allowing her land to be abused and exploited. The result is that her water supply has been depleted and destroyed. Here are some scary facts abou the water supply in China:
-on a per person basis, China has 1/3 of the world average of water
-in the drought stricken northern region, they have only 1/4 of the water of the rest of the country, putting them at about 1/12 of the availability of the rest of the world.
-in the north rivers and lakes have been drying up for years

-the drough stricken north is where many of China’s corn and wheat are grown….

sounds kinda scary to me…

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China Fact- Chinese are Miserable

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


I am not surprised by this stat. When you come to China and you should, you will often see long faces, and the more you know them, the more you will see how the Chinese carp endlessly about everything, but usually money. I guess when you live by the sword you die by the sword…

From the Chinadaily
“BEIJING – Only 6 percent of Chinese people see themselves as happy…..a survey showed on Wednesday.The proportion was in stark contrast to Denmark, which topped another recent poll. There, 82 percent described themselves as happy in a sampling carried out by Gallup World Poll. That poll ranked China 125th in a table of worldwide happiness”

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Chinese Street Scene

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


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Chinese Mountain Range

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


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Big Bottle of Wine in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


This photo is from a winery in China

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Big Brother Sets up “No Reporting Zones”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


Excerpt from here:

“Anticipating another conflict with the international press corps over the coverage of potential anti-government protests on March 6, China on Wednesday said it had set up “no reporting zones” in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent foreign correspondents from reporting on the happenings.”

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Mazda Sales Down in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 3, 2011


” March 2 (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) said car sales in China fell 29 percent to 9033 units in February, in part because of the end of government tax incentives for small cars. “

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