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Archive for March 8th, 2011

Japan Pissed at China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 8, 2011


Below is an article from Bloomberg about the Japanese being upset with the Chinese. I’ve never lived in Japan and don’t know much about them but I know that one of the concerns of the USA during WW2 was the fact that the Japanese are true warriors, they never give up. When we took an island in the South Pacific, something like 175,000 Japanese were there and all but like 25,000 fought to the death. Supposedly this is why the US feared attacking Japan on foot, they thought the loss of life would be catastrophic.
This notion of the Japanese fighting to the death is a large part of their culture and supposedly part of the reson for their atrocities in Nanjing. According to the Japanese, while the Chinese had them outmanned and it was their homeland, they (Chinese) did not offer up much of a defense and in the end surrendered. To the Japanese who had women training to defend their homeland in WW2, this was proof of the inferiority of the Chinese, in their minds. Thus, although the Chinese may be leveraging all of that foreign capital while building their country, they may want a sense check on their military powers. Maybe they are ‘the bomb’ and have all these great weapons and soldiers- I have my doubts, but evenstill, the Japanese, historically are not a race to be trifled with.

excerpt:
“March 9 (Bloomberg) — Japan’s government lodged a formal protest after a Chinese helicopter buzzed a Japanese destroyer in the East China Sea earlier this week. “This was an extremely dangerous action,” Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa told reporters yesterday in Tokyo, according to a transcript. “We have asked through diplomatic channels that action is taken to avoid any accidental collisions”

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2 2 In China

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2 2 my rabbit just taking it easy.

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Why the Chinese are Vengeful

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Excerpt from The Civilization of China (Herbert Allen Giles)
The germ of this spirit of revenge, this desire to get on level terms with an enemy, as when a life is extracted for a life, can be traced, strangely enough, to the practice of filial piety and fraternal love, the very cornerstone of good government and national prosperity. In the Book of Rites, which forms a part of the Confucian Canon, and contains rules not only for the performance of ceremonies but also for the guidance of individual conduct, the following passage occurs: “With the slayer of his father, a man may not live under the same sky; against the slayer of his brother, a man must never have to go home to fetch a weapon; with the slayer of his friend, a man may not live in the same state.”

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Foreign Devils- What Chinese Really Think of Us

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From The Civilization of China (Herbert Allen Giles)
“…Chinaman once appeared at a British Consulate, with a present of some kind, which he had brought from his home a hundred miles away, in obedience to the command of his dying father, who had formerly been cured of ophthalmia by a foreign doctor, and who had told him, on his deathbed, “never to forget the English.” Yet this present was addressed in Chinese: “To His Excellency the Great English Devil, Consul X.” The Chinaman may love you, but you are a devil all the same. “

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The China Effect in America- China and Road Kill

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Why does this news article not surprise me.
http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/33311729.html

Dead deer carved inside Hamburg restaurant

By Jenny Rizzo

July 9, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2008 at 6:39 PM EST

A shocking story tonight out of Hamburg involving the carcass of a dead deer ending up in the kitchen of a local restaurant. Investigators with the Erie County Health Department got a tip Friday morning that roadkill was spotted being dragged inside the China King restaurant. When investigators arrived for an unannounced inspection, they did indeed find a dead deer being carved inside the kitchen. As you can imagine, that is a serious public health violation.

Outside the restaurant, there is a trail of red blood droplets that lead to the China King’s side door. Erie County Health Commissioner immediately issued an order closing the restaurant when he heard about the gruesome discovery. “My understanding is that it was the whole deer,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Anthony Billittier.

The Health Department will now launch an investigation into this case to find out where the deer came from and what the employees of the restaurant intended to use it for. “In New York State, we have laws like you can’t butcher a wild deer and sell it because we want to make sure the meat is safe, obviously,” said Billittier.

Only raw meat purchased from a licensed vendor is allowed to be brought inside a restaurant where it can be prepared and then served.

Some of China King’s regular customers were shocked and disgusted when they heard about what happened. “I was shocked… People don’t do that! Its disgusting, I mean, you don’t know what kind of parasites were on that deer,” said Kathy Sitek.

“I think they should be out of business. I think its wrong to feed that to people,” said customer Sara MacAllister.

There will be a hearing next week at the Health Department, which is the China King owner’s chance to present his side of the story. The ultimate decision on whether or not to shut down the restaurant permanently rests with Health Commissioner, Dr. Anthony Billittier.

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China Not Happy With 22% of World’s Population

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From the : AP Beijing is considering whether to adopt a two-child policy within the next five years, ending the three-decade-old one-child rule”

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China- Pollution, Trikes and Chaos

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Chinese Love Birds

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A picture is worth a million words….

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Chinese Guy Toting ‘a Lot of Stuff!’- China Photo

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While the chicoms are out getting their ‘swerve on’ and sticking out their paws for the requisite hong bao’s or bribes, guys like this, who are despised by the noveau riche here, are the backbone of the Chinese economy.

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My Chinese Friends….

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