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Archive for May 2nd, 2011

Chinese Leaders and Forced Abortions

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


Historically Chinese local leaders have been responsible for things such as the economic growth of their area. In addition, they are held responsible for the birth rate or the compliance with the one child policy. What this means is that the Chinese communist member, or ‘government official’ as they are called, who was next to you on your last vacation, may have been one of the guys in charge of ensuring that little wang only had one kid…..

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What the Arab World Thinks of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


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THE Syrians were right when they raised the slogan, “We thank Russia and China, we are dying”, during the ‘Friday of Rage’ protests against the Damascus regime that is getting drowned in the blood of innocent citizens, who were killed for demanding reform and freedom. It is not strange for Moscow and Beijing to support repressive regimes that do not hesitate in killing their own people. Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is protected by the stances of both countries; thereby, encouraging him to continue killing tens of thousands of his people in cold blood.

Russia and China should have realized why some Arab nations detest their politics. The first is despised for its extreme passion for communism and the second for its long list of disloyal and negative stands on issues concerning Arabs. Despite the fall of the Soviet Union, the Arabs are still wary of Russian politics because it has proven in recent times that it favors the extreme Persian expansionist agenda over the Arab culture of equality and peace.

Undoubtedly, the support of Russia and China for repressive regimes, especially Syria, will further isolate them from the Arab world. Besides the Gaddafi and Al-Assad regimes, as well as the Iraqi government that has been subdued by Iran, and Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon, no other Arab nation will be pleased with the stances of both countries. This means more economic setbacks in the region for the two countries, especially China which is doing everything to open up to the world and it now enjoys good economic relations with the Arab region. China is currently witnessing the dire consequences of its support for killers and terrorists in Iran, Syria and Libya at the expense of the Arab majority. This act is bound to hurt Beijing in the future, because the Arabs will put pressure on their governments to review the Chinese and Russian projects in the region.
It seems both countries are oblivious to the fact that the Arab world has changed remarkably. The region no longer tolerates what used to be acceptable in the 1980s when despotic regimes killed people, similar to what happened in a Syrian city, the mass execution at the Abu Salem Prison in Lebanon or the incitement by Hezbollah for Israel to kill the Lebanese and destroy the country’s infrastructure. Such acts will no longer go unchecked, because the people will surely bring perpetrators to book. It is then vital for the Chinese and Russian leaders to discern the messages in the slogans raised by protesters in some Syrian cities against Beijing and Moscow. All Arabs are now saying: “Thank you Russia and China; the people of Syria, Libya and Lebanon have been murdered and you continue to support the tyrant and the killer. This is certainly a disgraceful support that will never be forgotten by history.

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Chinese Men?- China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


This is not an uncommon site in China. In the photo you see two men walking arm-in-arm. To them it is natural……

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New Reality of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


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Japan Unhappy with Chinese Probe Into Poisoned Food

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


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China’s poison dumplings leave bitter taste in Japan TOKYO, March 28, (Agencies): Japanese media voiced suspicion Sunday about Beijing’s motives after China announced the arrest of a factory worker accused of poisoning frozen dumplings destined for Japan.
The arrest came two years after Tokyo first pressed Beijing to investigate the case of the pesticide-tainted dumplings that made 10 people sick in Japan, including a small child, triggering a row between the two neighhbours. “This does not resolve the issue of food safety,” the liberal Asahi Shimbun newspaper charged in an editorial, while others questioned why the investigation had taken so long and demanded an apology from China.
China’s official Xinhua news agency said Friday that Lu Yueting, 36, had been arrested on suspicion of injecting poison into the dumplings while working at a factory in northern China.
Authorities described him as a disgruntled worker who acted out of revenge because he was dissatisfied with his pay and did not get along with colleagues.
“It is difficult for consumers inside and outside China to accept such a simplistic explanation,” the Asahi Shimbun said. Initially, China had insisted that the poison was injected into the dumplings after they had reached Japan, in a spat that adding to tensions over energy and territorial disputes between the neighbours.
“Undoubtedly, the initial Chinese reaction fuelled Japanese consumers’ distrust. Why did the investigation take so long?” Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun said in an editorial.
“We hope China will fulfill its responsibility to explain.”
The dumpling incident led Japanese consumers to avoid Chinese frozen food, which temporarily disappeared from stores in Japan.
And concerns about Chinese food imports were further heightened in late 2008 after six Chinese infants died and almost 300,000 were made ill by milk powder laced with the industrial chemical melamine.
“Japan must strengthen monitoring of food imports while demanding China to step up its food safety measures,” the top-selling Yomiuri Shimbun said in an editorial. The conservative Sankei Shimbun newspaper said that now Beijing had acknowledged that the suspect was a Chinese national, the Japanese government should push for an apology and compensation.

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Cheeseball Chinese Ad- WTF

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2011


Chinese ads can be as cheesey as the typical Chinaman. In what can only be considered some Darwinian twist, the typical chinaman although they age like a peeled apple and at thirty seem to be 50, do not emotionally mature quite like the rest of us. What I mean is that in civilization, most people go through stages, ie pubescent, teen, late teen etc. But the Chinese, oddly enough seem to emotionally be stuck in a late teen state. The women, while considering it ‘cute or fashion’ will attempt to speak in the most obnoxious high-pitched shrilly whine, the boys as chinese men are called, shuffle along like high school rejects, all the while unable to take care of themselves in the same way that normal folks do. I guess the idea is that due to the fact that they don’t age well and look so ancient so early, they overcompensate by trying to act younger.

Oh yeah, I don’t know how I got off on that tangent. I think my point was that Chiense ads are so freaking cheeseball just like the people and i took a wrong turn at hate speech and vile talk. Anyway check ouit this ad, wtf is up with the guy’s lips, He either just drank a Kool Aid or he is trying out for the next Batman flick as the Joker….

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