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Archive for June 17th, 2011

China’s Official Churches Aid in Interrogating Free Church- Freedom Of Religion in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


This is pretty sad, China can even mess up religion. In the blurb below they are using the ‘official churches’ to investigate those that the communists dont like.
excerpt

BEIJING, June 17, 2011 /Christian Newswire/

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Beijing Shows True Human Rights Views- Sudanese Leader to Visit China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


According to Time, “Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is, officially, a wanted man. On March 4, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the 65-year-old on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur — the first warrant ever issued by the court for a sitting head of state.”
So of course the man is welcome in China and will visit some time in June. I guess this says a lot about China, her belief about human rights and what kind of country/dictatorship is running her.

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Photo of Chinese Sunset

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


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Martial Law Again in China-_China Riots

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


In Xintang China, a state of near martial law has been imposed. There are police patrolling the streets, road blocks and orders for stores to close early. The reason is due to rioting over the injustice suffered by the local migrant workers.www.asianews.it/…/Xintang:-police-and-army-occupy-city-to-stop-protests-21824.html
excerpt from here
“Residents have been “advised” not to go out at night and not to post pictures of the clashes on line. Yesterday, the authorities have summoned the managers of 1,200 companies in the area telling them to “pay close attention to their employees.” It all began with a trivial accident: on the evening of June 10 security guards beat and mistreated Wang Lianmei, a pregnant 20 year old migrant from Sichuan, who with her husband was selling goods in front of a supermarket. Within hours, tens of thousands of migrants, especially from Sichuan, took to the streets, attacking the town hall, breaking the windows and setting fire to police cars.”
continue here (also posted here)
http://www.asianews.it/…/Xintang:-police-and-army-occupy-city-to-stop-protests-21824.html

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Change in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


By R Berring Central to understanding Mao’s thoughts on law is an appreciation of the special role of the peasant in the Maoist ethic. The one constant in the millennia of Chinese history has been the peasant. Living a subsistence life in the village, maintaining as little contact with the formal government structures as possible, this hardy individual was not touched by the powers of the dynastic or warlord government in any but the most unfortunate of ways. United by a culture based in a common written language, moral condition and historic heritage, this mass of peasants was the reality of China. In the traditional dynastic order, a sort of mythic bond based on the Mencian 孟子 concept of the Mandate of Heaven (in Chinese: tianming 天命) was believed to relate the success of the life of the peasant to the actions of the Emperor. If the central government did not manage to keep certain coordinating functions on the rails, notably those concerning flood control and irrigation as well as some level of famine control, enough trouble could brew to bring about change.

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Photo of a Store in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


Photo of Chinese store
This store is near Dawanglu subway station.

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Chinese College Grads Earn What They are Worth- Pay for College Grads in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


A new study has said that a college grad in China only makes about U$44 a month more than a manual laborer. But in all honesty, due to the level of preparation of each one, their skill sets are not that dissimilar….

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Mao on Unique China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


R Berring
I will identify this core of values as Maoist. These Maoist values stress the uniqueness of China, the centrality of the peasant and peasant sensibility to government, the importance of communitarian and non-structural values to the process of government, the importance of personal status, and the government of men through virtue as opposed to any definable norms of behaviour. In a very important way these goals could only be embodied in the person of the heroic leader of the Communist Party, Mao Zedong 毛澤東.

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China’s Jaded View of HIstory

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


China can be hyper arrogant as well as hyper ignorant at times. For instance, they call August 15, 1945 the day of

China’s Victory in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression , as if the Chinese played a great role in ousting the Japanese to being with. What most people call WW2, the Chinese call the war against Japanese Aggression. I guess that is what you would expect from a country like China, they still lack an understanding on the world, their place in it and truly important issues.

For instance, while the Chinese call the Japanese invasion an ant trying to eat an elephant, the Japanese were definitely in charge. While they may not have eaten the elephant, they had a pretty strong control on its nerve center. Ironically the Chinese movies which try to stoke nationalistic feelings show these brave soldiers fighting in the trenches, but eye witness accounts do not seem to corrobrate a strong attack by the locals, at least in the beginning.

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Milk Poisoning Three in China Ruled Intentional

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 17, 2011


The other day it was found out that a man allegedly added an industrial salt to a milk product killing three children. Supposedly the man has been caught and is being questioned.

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