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Archive for September 6th, 2011

Rampant Counterfeiting in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


At one school in China counterfeiting is so commonplace that a school has made the students sign their names on the banknotes

from here
“The tuition fee is 3,000 yuan (US$470), so even if a student pays in the largest denomination, 100 yuan, they still have to sign their name at least 30 times. Many signatures use ballpoint pen, which cannot be erased after signing. Thus, once counterfeit money is identified, the teacher can trace the fake note back to the source by the signature

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Slavery, Dead Children and People Without a Country – China News

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


Death
Chinese have a different appreciation for life than we do. The other day an ‘ethical and morally fine’ chinese person left 2 kids locked in a school bus and the kids died. This hard working china person had forgotten about the kids and why should he get off his fat ass to make sure everyone was out right? So anyway, big brother chicom is updating its rules so this does not happen again. My question is, Is this really necessary? 5000 years and still not civilized- China artie here

Slavery
China has a history of enslaving handicapped people and making the work. The stories are horrific and lead one to the conclusion that many here lack the ‘human gene’. They beat the people and commit unspeakable acts upon them, this is what Deng Xiao Ping meant when he said to get rich is glorious? But now there are more stories of the brick kiln slaves that had appeared a few years ago. although light on details, as they don’t want to be too humiliated, the Chinese are still forcing the mentally handicapped to work and selling them for as little as U$78. Story here

No country
Chinese have a thing called hukou. It is a remnant from the dsyas of collectives and was a form to control food consumption. Your hukou is like your residence within China. If you have Beijing hukou you had to get your food and meds from Bejing etc. To this day this system still stands. But some families in China were caught in an odd situation. the land around them was re-purposed for a dam and thus a new entity was created, as they did not sell their homes they now have no hukou, for their old town is dead. Now they cannot get meds, schooling etc. This is logic with Chinese characteristics.
story here

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Chinese Mini Cars Sales

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


China has mini cars better known as ‘small chinese cars which pollute beyond belief and yet have the strutural integrity of a biscuit’. These cars are as ever present as fat sweaty bellies, bellowing into cell phones and spit. The largest market for these cars in China is in the north 28%, followed by the east 26%.

(photo from wheelsphere.org)

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China’s Cultural Revolution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


Here is a snippet from factsanddetails.com
“Mao singled out nine categories of enemies: landlords, rich peasants, counter-revolutionaries, bad elements, rightists, traitors, foreign agents, capitalist roaders and—the Stinking Ninth—intellectuals. In the fight against “class enemies” and “bourgeois reactionaries,” teachers, people with a college degree or relatives overseas, workers, and members of minority groups such as Tibetans, were all targeted.”

“Peasants deemed “antisocial” were forced to stand for hours with their heads in the kowtow position, begging for forgiveness. Senior officials had their heads shaved, dirty gloves stuffed on their mouths, and ink and paint splashed on their faces. They were often forced to stand, bowing, with insulting signs hung from their necks.”

(photo factsanddetails.com)

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Panda Shit Tea in China, Crazy Expensive- WTF

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


Some charlatain/chinese guy wants to sell tea grown in panda scat for he says it can cure cancer…. Yeah right. But I guess he”s got a good idea. Panda’s are China’s animal and thus China would be the only place to get the tea so at least he’s got a good idea there….

From here
“An Shi, who is known for his paintings of pandas, said tea fertilized with panda droppings could prevent cancer and fetch a price of more than 440,000 yuan (US$69,000) per kilogram.

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China and Electric Vehicles

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


China uses more energy than any other country in the world. Sure they have more people but that’s not the issue for many of them live in the mountains and in cave huts and thus require little. The problem is their buildings are not made up to the standards of civilized countries. They use cheap materials and little to no insulation.
One of the things they are trying to do is to make E vehicles. In one Chinese area ( )they have built a $4300 e car which goes a whopping 20 mph. I guess we should give hem credit for trying but does anyone want to sit in a vehicle with a battery laden with toxic liquids ready to burst as you move along in your made in China vehicle?

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Chinese Innovation or Theft?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


The excerpt below typifies what it means to do business in China. GM has a good car with good tech and the Chinese want it. Being Chinese they cannot innovate and rely on IPR theft or extortion.In the example below, China is not going to allow GM’s EV’s a generous subsidy unless GM turns over key technology to the dipfks.
I can see how China would want to stop EV’s from entering China for the brackish gray air and fact that lung cancer is so pervasive do not really attest to the need that they are failing their ecology…
But China is showing her true colors in many ways here. Firstly, they do not innovate. Secondly they force us into unnatural sexual positions to allow us to play in the land of filth, grunge and dirt and lastly , they basically suck.

excerpt from here
“…But as G.M. prepares to start selling them here by the end of this year, the Chinese government is putting heavy pressure on the company to share some of the car’s core technology.
The Chinese government is refusing to let the Volt qualify for subsidies totaling up to $19,300 a car unless G.M. agrees to transfer the engineering secrets for one of the Volt’s three main technologies to a joint venture in China with a Chinese automaker, G.M. officials said.”

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Comment on China’s Reality

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 6, 2011


Funny comment from Brewskie who really needs to visit this place. He seems to have a good sense for the place although he’s never been here.
Brewskie
” When China’s bloated, mutilated and cancerous body starts bursting at the “Frankenstein stitches,” the smart people who’ve smelled the stench (and have had their nostrils burned as a result!) and know the flood’s coming will make moola writing books, making movies and producing TV specials on this. You’ll see a fair amount of people who don’t know the first thing about China emerge as “experts” on her flawed fundamentals.

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