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Archive for May 15th, 2011

How China Views the US- How China Views Osama Bin Laden in a Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


Pictures speak volumes and this one says it all. In a poll by Phoenix TV, over half the Chinese respondents were saddened by the death of the ‘anti-American’ Osama Bin laden

photo from http://special.globaltimes.cn/2011-05/653611.html

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Chinese Family Allegedly Beat Cop to Death for Touching Their Car- Li Gang Again?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


China’s morality crisis seems to be plumetting towards an abyss. In the article below, a Chinese one child policy boy named Han Fangyi allegedly was stopped by police for traffic violations allegedly then beat the cop and then his family allegedly joined in resulting in the death of the cop. The uncle of the alleged cop killer is a Deputy Director in a public security bureau, a-la Li Gang.

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Chart of Global Asylum Seekers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


Asylum seekers from around the world from the economist

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Messages

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


It would appear that the chicom firewall v2.0 is making it tough on my site so it may be a day or so till i get to the comments….

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China Warns About Election “Rule Breakers”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


Xinhua, below, says that the ruling communist party of China is warning of severe punishment for rule breakers in the upcoming elections. I guess this makes sense to me as a bullet to the back of the skull does seem severe, at least in my book. The confusing thing is that do they really have rules in their elections. I suppose they may and they probably look like this:
1- you must vote communist
2- you must vote for the guy listed here
3-you must not complain
4-you must be happy
5-do not choose anyone not listed below

sample Chinese communist ballot
peasant village A
Choice for minister

xing zhang communist party
running unopposed
Choice for vice minister
Xing Xizhang communist party
running unopposed

To me the whole thing smacks of kids playing dress up. They already know who is going to win so why go through the hassle of really voting?

from xinhuanet
BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) — The Communist Party of China (CPC) has stressed severe punishments on those who break election rules in the upcoming local leadership reshuffles as officials at various levels finish their five-year terms.
The Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee in a statement Sunday urged local authorities to rectify problems and stoutly investigate and deal with activities breaking election rules in the nationwide leadership reshuffles.

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Unhealthy Additives Added to Healthy Products in China Again

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


This place is like a carnival. Not carnaval with hotties from Brazil running around in the heat, but like a carnival with dirty carnies with ‘plumbers ass’ and rigged games. The nes say that Shanghai has some ‘healthy products’ with unhealthy additives. Mckinsey did a study recently where 53% of the middle class Chinese do not trust Chinese good and only buy foreign, I say why so few?

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China’s Navy Looking for a few Good Men- But Setlles for Chinese Instead

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


China is looking to bolster their military and hire some good men. They want guys with PhD’s but unfortunately they need Chinese so they have to find guys with local educations meaning that these Chinese Phd’s have the intellectual snap of a guy with an assoicates degree back home. But in reality who cares, the aircraft carrier that the Chinese will be using does not need to be manned by the sharpest knife in the kitchen as its an old Russian reject that even the Japanesw laughed at while ago. Leave it to the Chinese to buy an old piece of shit carrier and call it the second coming.
chinadaily
“China’s navy is looking for a highly-educated elite as it looks toward launching its first aircraft carrier battle group. (File Photo/CFP)
China’s navy plans to attract more than 2,000 recruits with PhD degrees in the next five years, Xia Ping, head of the Navy Personnel Department, said Monday (May 9) at a military conference. The plan demonstrates the country’s ambition to expand its navy along with its new aircraft carrier.
The navy is reportedly nearing completion on the refit of the Varyag, a Soviet-era aircraft carrier purchased from the Ukraine, which may be commissioned early next year as China’s first carrier.
The plan to build a talent pool for large naval vessels should serve the launch of an aircraft carrier later in the year, analysts said, according to the official Global Times.The military has already trained more than 1,000 commanders and technical personnel to develop and operate new marine weaponry, including “large surface combat ships,” nuclear submarines and new warplanes, between 2005 and 2010, Xia said.”

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2000 Private Gas Stations Out of Fuel in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


In southern China it has been reported that over 2000 gas stations are out of fuel due to China’s energy crisis.

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Question About China and Toxic Food

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


I have been to many poverty stricken countries, but have never seen anything like that which happens here vz putting poison into food to make a few pennies. My question is why the Chinese do this? Is it greed, a lack of God or culture?

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More on Pole Dancing in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 15, 2011


This article and photo come from the china daily with a title of “Pole Dancing Shakes off Ill Repute”. My question is how, in a country like this does one get ill repute…

Pole dancing shakes off ill repute in China
Pole dancing in China is a fitness trend with slightly saucy appeal. [Photo by Michael Paul Franklin / China Daily]

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