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The East is Red

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

This is a part of a famous song that was penned in yanan and used in the cultural revolution ( it was penned by a peasant and has that Chinese lack of creativity and beauty )
“The East is red, the sun has risen.
China has produced a Mao Zedong.
He works for the people’s happiness;
He is the people´s savior.”photo from here castinet.castilleja.org

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China to Improve Human Rights

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

Here is a quote from the chinadaily.com but make sure you’re not impaired while reading it or you may laugh yourself to death.
quote “Chinawilldraftanewnationalprogramforhumanrightsdevelopmentfortheperiod from 2012 to 2015 toimprovepeople’sbasicrights,”
China’s constitution provides for free speech and the owning of property, which most would consider human rights, but how well have they been protected? The Shenzhen games, the Universiade with 80,000 ugly people thrown out to clean up the city, the on-going stealing of property, the weibo no-rumor problem and myriad of others show that China has yet to make good on their promises from ’04 and the late 80’s.
But then again, based on how few rights they really have, almost anything would be an improvement right?

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Guizhou, China Drought Leaves 5.47 Million Without Water

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

Guizhou, Chine is supposed to be a tropical paradise. Tropical as in it has water, but that was before the big red machine kicked in and raped her good. Now this one province has 5.47 million people without or with a shortage of water- WTF?
Yeah, 5.47 million people in just one province or state are short or have no water. This is like saying that ALL of the people of Slovakia, or Denmark or Nicaragua have no water. The number is staggering. What’s worse is that 87 of the 88 counties have dried up well and 479 reservoirs are tapped out and 349 rivers are dry. The more China grows the more the planet suffers and the more uncle chicom steals and the more kids they send overseas and the more they plagiarize and the more spit and feces we have on our collective streets.
(photo chinadigitaltimes.com)

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Myths About Needing China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

Most people in the west have no clue about China. Either they see them as a staunch communist power or a new found democracy. It is not surprising that so many are clueless, based upon the garbage that they read in the press. Usually it is based upon kernels of truth but very few writers have lived here long enough to make sense of it all or have lived in Hong Kong or has not seen the realities of China.

In the following report, however, the author has either done their homework or lived here and really understand China. From here

Myth 1: Trade with China benefits Canada

“China is really using Canada almost as a colony,” says Mr. McAdam, “getting raw materials from us and selling them back to us in finished products ranging from furniture and clothes to plastics and high-tech equipment.

“Canada doesn’t need China,” he says. “China needs Canada.”

Myth 2: China has 1.3 billion customers
“It’s a mirage — there are one billion peasants who cannot afford a bottle of Coke,” Mr. McAdam says. The real customer base is 300,000 — people with privileged government positions.
He says that the West’s widespread trade deficits with China spring from low wages and prisoner slave labour, counterfeit products and pirated intellectual property.
While a few Canadian companies make money in China, he says, the fantasy of broad-based beneficial trade has been “created by people to justify” a close relationship with China.

Myth 3: China is becoming a democratic nation
“Trade has not brought democracy to China and never will,” says Mr. McAdam. Nor will it bring China free speech, free media, free worship or free demonstrations — graphically confirmed in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and this year in Tibet.
He quotes Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who said last year that “democracy is probably still 100 years away.”

Myth 4: China has improved human rights
With Olympic visitors gone home, Mr. McAdam predicts, China “will crack down” on its citizens.
Mr. McAdam laments that “nobody is really taking China to task over its human rights violations.” Even in Canada, Chinese émigrés and students are “intimidated by the Chinese government, which leads them to think that they, or their families back home, will be harmed — unless they spy.” This includes some targeted students, scientists, businessmen, foreign delegations and public servants, he says.
Most of the Chinese media in Canada are controlled by the Communist government or its proxies, says Mr. McAdam. “The information that the Chinese population is getting here in Canada — they might as well live in Communist China.”

Myth 5: China is benign
“China is engaged in a stunning espionage effort, buying … its way towards high-tech superpower status as fast as it can,” says Mr. McAdam. “It wants to have the world’s best military.”
Ten months ago, the U.S. government concluded, in a 350-page analysis titled 2007 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: “China is supplementing the technologies that its defense industry obtains through commercial transfers and direct production partnerships with an aggressive and large-scale industrial campaign. Chinese espionage activities in the United States are so extensive that they comprise the single greatest risk to the security of American technologies.”
(The Sidewinder Report, incidentally, had reached a similar conclusion in Canada: “China remains one of the greatest ongoing threats to Canada’s national security and Canadian industry. There is no longer any doubt that the ChIS [Chinese Intelligence Services] have been able to gain influence in important sectors of the Canadian economy, including education, real estate, high technology, security and many others. In turn, it [influence] gave them access to economic, political and some military intelligence of Canada.”)

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Reality of a Chinese Laborer

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

Yesterday I went to a local ‘hole’ or restaurant for my ration of carcinogens and learn about China. I went with the guy who helped the probably now dead Chinaman, that I blogged about yesterday.
While immersing myself in the tasty poisons they offered up, I struck up a conversation with the dead guy helper’s new best friend, a local Chinese with no English skills. The Chinese guy has a dim-witted charm and shed light on the reality of being Chinese.
The laborer is 27 with no girlfriend and no hopes of one. It’s not that he’s ugly, after all, look around… but he cannot buy a house. Chinese women, being Chinese will not marry a guy without a home for there are 30 million extra horny dudes so they can be choosy.
This guy works 28 days a month in violation of China’s ‘laws’ for the princely sum of 1250 rmb or about 180 civilized dollars per month. And for this amount, he must put up with the loudmouthed locals who aside from stuffing the blood engorged members of a communist, have never done real labor. These nutsuckers who due to their poisoned lineage are either kiddie commies or their friends no nothing more than commie keester love and all the benefits flowing from it, a thing the dimwit does not possess. He’s from Jilin and due to a break up of his mom and dad he’s been thrust into the heartless reality of living in China.
As I listened to the guy I got bummed and then was like ‘Damn I need to quit eating chocolate, my hair is touching my neck fat’

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Chinese Rickshaws

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

Nanjing, CHINA – A study conducted jointly through the sociology departments of Nanjing Rickshaw University and The Venice College of Gondoliering has found that though both occupations fall under the description of Tourist’s Bitch,
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Sophisticated Chinese Traveler- Oxymoron?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2011

On a flight to Rome a Chinese guy who by virtue of the good will of the free world is now allowed unfettered access to civilized countries, a thing the motherland has only recently allowed, tried to teach a lesson to the Italian air crew. Through a Chinese flight member he complained about the state of his coffee cup- said it was dirty.
The guy apparently wanted to show he was part of the and civilized China, as if finding a dirty mug in this land of swill and infestation is a difficult task. So the hammer head pounded away saying he needed an answer as to why his cup was dirty and if the lady could not provide one, he’d fill out a complaint. The Italian shrugged and offered the form, she probably figured him to be an illiterate anyway, as does the current author.
The funny thing is that the Chinese are their own worst enemy and see conspiracy theories all about them. They fail to see the relationship between their horrible behavior- an action, and its consequences, a dislike for said behaviour. The guy, for instance, told the story of a couple of fellow ‘land of eternal darkness’- China, who took photos in a restricted area and were told to delete them immediately. He thought this was foolish and a sign of racism. Knowing the Chinese propensity for ignorance and foolish photos, one has to sigh and wonder just how much more work the world must do to civilize these creatures.

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