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Archive for May 4th, 2011

China to Continue its ‘Civilized’ One Child Policy Stance

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


From here

The world’s most populous country will continue its strict family planning policy that permits, in general, only one child per couple living in urban areas, President Hu Jintao announced last week. The policy is controversial in many ways, but its most noticeable impact has been badly skewing the country’s gender ratio in favor of men. For every 100 girls born in China, there are 119 boys born. There had been speculation that the government in Beijing would take steps to relax the birth policy. Hu’s statements last week counterintuitively suggest, China watchers say, that party elders are actively evaluating the policy and possible changes may be in the offing. Chinese officials have credited the one-child policy, which was introduced as a temporary measure in 1980, with preventing 400 million additional births”

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Shady Chinese Math- How Many Foreigners Live in China??

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


Scratching my head in confusion I ponder this question. To me it seems pretty easy, how many foreigners live in China. But this is China and they seem to have a problem with either math, credibility or both. According to xinhua there are “A total of 593,832 foreigners …National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday showed.” but according to this site, there are 1.02 million foreign citizens living in China. Hmm, so which is it? The only thing I can thing of, other than typical unreliable Chinese data, is that the lower number does not reflect foreigners living in Hong Kong ie is only mainland china as the first article states, but I am not sure about the nature of the counting for the second number. .

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China Fact- Foreign Workers in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


201,955 foreingers work in the land of perrenial drab and pollution, I mean 201,955 foreigners work in China….

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China Rejects US Religious Report- Their Heads Spin in Anger

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


from here:

“We advise the so-called ‘US Commission on International Religious Freedom’ to abandon its prejudices, respect facts and stop intervening in China’s domestic affairs,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement today.
In an annual report released last Thursday, the commission said it found serious violations in nations including China, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam and highlighted what it called a sharp deterioration in Pakistan.”

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Another Chinese Company to IPO in the USA, Reuters Says Be Careful

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


Report from here:
“The Chinese social networking website Renren goes public in the US this week. However, a report from Reuters reminds investors to be aware of the company’s risks.

“Appetite to invest in China right now is so strong that some investors are willing to ignore factors that they wouldn’t in other markets,” said Mark Natkin, managing director of Marbridge Consulting, a company based in Beijing.

The report noted that data offered by Renren is inconsistent. The company said its unique log-ins increased by five million, or 19%, in the first quarter of 2011. However, in its report 12 days earlier the figure was given as seven million, or 29%.

The lack of clear information is a big problem with Renren. “If you can’t validate the numbers or the company proves it doesn’t have a good handle on the numbers, then you’ve got to be concerned,” said Gary Rieschel, founder of Qiming Venture Partners, an investor in Renren’s rival Kaixin001.

Another problem is the Chinese government’s censorship of the Iiternet. The government makes companies filter out sensitive words to “harmonize” online discourse. If Renren does not obey these rules, it cannot operate in China.

Renren is also required to monitor advertisements on its sites. In some cases the government can review the advertisements before they are posted.

Renren plans to raise US$507.9 million in the US exchange market, with the asking share price ranging from US$9-US$11 in its initial public offering (IPO). Last Friday (Apr. 29) it raised the expected price range of its IPO by 30% to US$12-US$14.”

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Chinese Government Admits Credibility Crisis- Sort of…

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


This is a funny report from xinhua chicom mouthpiece. It starts out talking about the public mistrust in the food industry and talks about recent events causing it. Then it is like, ‘well we have problems with our drugs too, the chinese dont trust them as they are shoddy as well. Then in the end they are like “oh yeah we also have problems with credibility in real estate and advertising as well.

My question is what the hell can be trusted in China? What is there to believe in in China?

from xinhua

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) — Following a series of scandals, China’s food and drug industries are facing “serious public mistrust,” a recent report has found.
In a scale of one to 100, the country’s food industry earned a score of 65.4, or “serious,” in the severity level of cheating the public, according to a report released Wednesday by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, citing a survey ….. of 1,171 respondents in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The country’s drug industry was given 64, also serious, said the report, entitled “Annual Report on Social Mentality of China 2011.”
….A severer credibility crisis is plaguing the country’s advertising and real estate sectors as both, with scores above 70, were deemed by the report as “very serious” in the level of cheating the public.”

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China Gives the Finger to the Dollar- from Cainandtoddbenson.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


This site has great artwork, check it here:

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Fewer Chinese Taking University Entrance Exams

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


From the chinadaily
BEIJING – A smaller number of students will take the national college entrance examination in 2011 than did in past years, according to a report released by a website run by the Ministry of Education.

The site, http://www.eol.cn, suggested the trend of fewer people taking the test is likely to continue until 2020. The reduced interest in the test, which is the benchmark by which students are admitted to university, is likely to have an impact on the financial situation of some of the nation’s universities.

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China To Open New Organ-Transplant Hospitals- Criminals Scared to Death

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


China , well you can read the excerpt below. But the bottom line is that china kills a lot of people, or their penal system does. And i guess they have historically found it a bad idea to waste all those beautiful organs of those convicts, so they have been harvesting them, or so the world alleges. Thus when China says they will set up new organ-transplant hospitals, the convicts have to be shaking in their boots… oh yeah they are shaking but so are the farmers, the poor, the indigent, almost anyone without representation..check my blgo about people who have been forced and tricked into selling organs here

excerpt from the chinadaily:
“Beijing – The Ministry of Health is set to approve new organ-transplant hospitals under a one-year pilot project, on condition they only use donated organs from the country’s voluntary organ donation system run by the ministry and the Red Cross Society of China. China has 164 hospitals authorized to practice transplants, but they have been relying on death row inmates as a major source of organ donations.

“Although written consent is required, the fact that China remains the only country in the world counting on executed prisoners for organ donations has seriously tarnished its image, particularly abroad,” said Qiu Renzong, a bioethics researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.”

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China’s Prosecutes First Case of Sexual Assault of a Man- Kudos to China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 4, 2011


Kudos to China for prosecuting this case. Rape is rape and it is good that they have proceeded with this case and kudos for printing it.

chinadaily:
“BEIJING – A court in the capital convicted a security guard of intentional injury for raping his male colleague and sentenced him to one year in jail in what is believed to be the first prosecution of a sexual assault of a man.
The 42-year-old convict, Zhang Hua (alias), was working as a security guard at Haosha Sports Center in Beijing’s Chaoyang district when the assault occurred, Chaoyang district people’s court press officer Wang Liying told China Daily on Tuesday. The court heard that in the late night of May 9, Zhang raped 18-year-old Li Jun (not his real name) in their dormitory, inflicting minor injuries upon Li.Li later called the police, who detained Zhang, a native of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on the following day”

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