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Archive for March 13th, 2011

China Fact- Oil Consumption in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


China imports 2.9 million barrels a day and 1.1 million of them come from Saudi Arabia.

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What Some Chinese Think of the New Embassador to China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


from here:
“A fake foreign devil who cannot even speak Chinese,” wrote one anonymous contributor to an Internet forum on public affairs.”I don’t like this guy who has forgotten his ancestors” wrote someone from Dalian on a popular news site, while another from Sichuan piped in: “If he wanted to be Chinese, he wouldn’t live in America.”

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Japan and Problems

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


Japan has had some horrible problems but you have to hand it to them, they seem to have banded together to overcome. Imagine if this had happened in the US, the streets would have been filled with looters ‘taking theirs’. You know what I mean, streets filled with vandals walking off with TV’s and stereos and terrorizing the city. Why is Japan different?

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China’s Secrecy and Cover Ups

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


Regarding the great leap forward and the tens of millions of people who died and the fact that the chicoms have coverd this up.
form here The Party- (Richard Mcgregor)

‘There was no war. No disease. The weather was quite normal. But 35 to 40 million people just disappeared. Incredible!’ Yang said. ‘This is a rare thing in history, but the authorities have somehow covered up such an important event, so that not many people know about this piece of history. People have passed the story down, but young people these days find it hard to believe.’ The central government had sent investigative teams to some localities during and after the famine to study the disaster, but to this day Beijing has not produced an official public report of the tragedy and its death toll. ‘We already knew that a large number of people had starved to death because we had read internal reports from local officials about it,’ said Wang Weizhi, a demographer who accumulated his own store of evidence about the mass loss of life. ‘But there was no major investigation by the centre.’ Even to ask the question itself was political dynamite, because of where the answer would lead–to Mao and his fellow leaders, and their direct responsibility for the deaths of tens of millions of their citizens.

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China Even Knocks Off Car Designs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


The Chinese copy everything. As these photos show, they even knock off car designs. They are protected by their non existent copyright laws.
from here

AutoMobile Imitation 01 The plain similarities between automobiles such as Mercedes C vs Geely Merrie 300(above) sparks debate whether the Chinese designs are just blatant copies of their more established counterparts. Judge them by yourselves with 11 more pics after the jump.

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Chinese Lady With a Tatoo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


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Shanghai Village

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


from here

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Shanghai Village

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


More photos of the Gao Bang village in modern day Shanghai. To the Chinese it is an eyesore and will be destroyed.
photo from here:

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Shanghai Photos

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


Here are photos of Gao Bang village in modern day Shanghai. The area is for migrant workers and will thus soon be torn down. Photos from here.

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Tatoos in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 13, 2011


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