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Archive for April 24th, 2011

Chinese Official Admits That Chiense Schools Suck

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


Excerpt from here:
However, Xiong said becoming a globally top-rated university is still a far stretch for Chinese universities.

“Sadly, we found that the quality of our graduates is declining,” Xiong said. “This consensus has already been reached by employers, teachers and even the students themselves.”

Xiong said that one sign that top Chinese universities are losing out to their peers abroad is that an increasing number of Chinese high school students have opted to go abroad for higher education in recent years.

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Pissed off Truckers in Shanghai Demanding Change?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


From here:

BEIJING — Truck drivers disrupted operations at Shanghai’s seaport on Friday, the third day of a violence-marred protest that underscores the growing anger among Chinese over rising inflation.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at a container-handling facility at the city’s Baoshan port, news reports stated, monitored by dozens of police officers. On Thursday, thousands of drivers staged a noisy protest at the huge Waigaoqiao port, smashing truck windows of drivers who had refused to join them, and officers arrested several drivers who tried to overturn a police car.

The protests threatened to snarl operations at the world’s busiest harbor, but analysts said that any impact was likely to be small. China’s state-controlled newspapers ignored the strike, and censors removed reports on the disturbance

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Erosion of Rights in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


This is an interesting article as it says that in China, if one has the IP addy and a virtual name, then they can prosecute an offense. As typical the article is light on details so one can only assume what the real purpose is, but it seems pretty typical of this place. The ruling communist party typically will use such a notion to further their own political goals, ie muzzling or controlling anti chicom sentiments. For instance, on their crackdowns on porn and illegal DVD’s, the communist party makes sure to dispose of all politically sensitive material. Some go so far as to claim these illegal works purges as nothing more than a diversion of the real intent, to suffocate free speech.
Some may sit back and think that poor China is damned if they do and damned if they don’t. For instance you may be thinking that China was really trying to do the right thing, if you’re thinking this, then you have never lived here. for 7 days a week and about 12 hours per day anyone can visit the Silk Market on Yonganli, which is a mega structure of a host of IPR violations. The facility is vast and sells fake I-everything, to fake DVD’s Fake Armani, about 90% of the stuff in there is pirated. Yonganli is about 3 to 5 miles from the heart of the communist governmental offices, so, if the communists really wanted to crack down, why don’t they take a shot at closing the doors of this place, even if only for starters. The answer, at least to me seems painfully obvious- bribes, lies, and business as usual in Cina.

from here
An Internet Protocol (IP) address and virtual name will be sufficient to successfully file a civil lawsuit for an Internet infringement case in the East China province of Jiangxi under new provincial regulations reported by media on Sunday.

A 35-item trial regulations drafted over a year by a team of Jiangxi legal experts and judges not only include far-reaching investigation rights for Internet infringement cases, but a regulation that attempts to define electronic evidence and the responsibilities of Internet service providers, the Beijing Times reported on Sunday.

The defendant in an Internet infringement case usually has a virtual identity, explained Wang Huijun, a judge at the Jiangxi Higher People’s Court.
Under the current national law, a plaintiff gets stuck with the potentially onerous task of identifying the virtual defendant.

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Building Fire Kills at Least 17 in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


FRom Fox news
BEIJING – At least 17 people were killed in an early morning fire Monday in a four-story building in southern Beijing, state media reported.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency said 24 other people were hurt in the fire, which broke out at 1 a.m. (1700 GMT Sunday). It said the fire had been put out, but did not immediately give a cause for the blaze.

Building fires are common in China because of lax safety codes and unsafe construction work. In November, 58 people were killed in a Shanghai apartment fire that was blamed on welders ignoring safety precautions.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/24/building-kills-17-people-beijing/#ixzz1KUtC8i4D

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How China’s Leaders Laid the Groundwork for Abuse

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


From Historical Antecedents Chinese Business Ethics
“…both Mao and Deng placed a great value on collectivism – collectivism in the sense that the interests of the country must be advanced, even if this means that individual rights and freedoms are sacrificed. This approach of “the ends justifies the means” is referred to as consequentialism, and is generally not a highly regarded ethical theory in the West. Clearly there are different”

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Chicoms Invading Canada?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


China sends more people to Canada then any other country. 90% of all chinese millionaires are chicoms or their kids, 80% of all chinese billionaires are chicoms or their kids. To get to Canada via investment you need 1.6 million in invested capital, so you do the math. Who is going to Canada?
From here
China is the No. 1 source country for immigration to Canada, with more than 343,000 Chinese gaining permanent resident status between 2000 and 2009.

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Beijing Street Photo

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Uncle Chicom and Religious People and Leaders and Cadaver Faced Men/Leader/Types

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


According to this site, the fknut below is the chicom in charge of religious subversion, or as his official title states he is “The Communist Party’s senior official with responsibility for this policy is the director general of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, Wang Zuo An. ”
My observations:
1- is this twink alive or a cadaver?
2- is this that his real face or a transplant
3- is that a smile or a grimace
4- is it just me or does he look like he just shit his pants

Director General, State Administration for Religious Affairs, Wang Zuo AnMr Wang says Christianity is growing faster than ever

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Pssst .. Happy Easter, But Not in China- Devotees Arrested in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 24, 2011


from here
“The worshippers, from the Shouwang church, were trying to hold an outdoor service because they own no premises. In recent weeks, the police have arrested dozens of people from the church, which has about 1,000 members.

The authorities have also been carrying out a wider suppression of dissent – harassing foreign reporters and detaining lawyers and activists.

The most high-profile detainee, artist Ai Weiwei, was taken by police as he tried to board a flight earlier this month.”

continue

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13180842

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China Pic- No People

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