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Archive for September 22nd, 2011

Forbidden in China- Forbidden City Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


Photo of the forbidden City

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Subway, Scat and Steamy Piles- Another Day in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


I live in China and believe it or not, the place is not too bad. Like all cities it has those killer ‘i love u moments’ and then it has those ‘wtf ‘ episodes that makes one wonder from which planet these people come. Today was a day filled with the latter.
Upon disembarking from the subway, which provided a pleasant journey today, I walked no less than 400 yards to assume my toils for the day. What I saw in that span may astound those of you from civilization. Within 200 meters I saw a hubby and wife holding a baby as it urinated within the confines of the subway-photo to come. Continuing my journey I then glimpsed a pool of fresh urine by a work site and after carefully avoiding it had to side-step a steaming log of scat! Yes , my final steps before entering my work required that I long jump a heap of human feces clumped by a tree. Ahh the beauty of China.

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China’s GDP Numbers Don’t Add Up- Graft in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


An article said that China’s GDP numbers or the value of all goods and services reported by their provinces do not equal the ‘real’ GDP or value. They say that this has always been the case. As we all know, Chinese are usually good at math so what is the problem? Your humble and hirsuite author believes that the provinces are counting all the bribes and money from prostituion and a smidge of the knockoff goods they sell…maybe that’s the difference.

from here:
“When officials at China’s National Bureau of Statistics added GDP figures submitted by local governments, the total exceeded cumulative GDP at the national level by 2.3 trillion yuan (US$359 billion).
Since 1985, China has calculated the nation’s GDP at both the local and national levels, and the sum of local figures has always been higher than the national measurement. The government has attributed the discrepancy to repeat counting and the lack of a standardized accounting system.”

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Photo of Horrible Chinese Pollution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


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Photo of Chinese Mob

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


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Post on Yahoo-What do you Think?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


I saw this comment on the yahoo message boards
“Taiwan is a de facto Chinese government. History proves it.

ROC was a national and democractic government established by Dr. Sun Yet-Sen after the collapse of dynasty. In 1937, ROC was busy fighting against Japanese invasion for eight years under the leadership of Chiang Kai-Shek. After Japanese surrender, in 1941, ROC was then challenged by a civil war instigated by Mao backed by Communbist Soviet. ROC fled to Taiwan after being defeated in 1949. Mao then occupied China and established PRC – People’s Republic of China, a communist Chparty.

ROC continued to be recognized by many countries as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan controlled China’s seat in UN until early 1970’s.

US switched the relationship with ROC (Taiwan) in ealry 1970’s by Nixon and Carter to PRC (Commie China). Since then US spoon-fed PRC and nurtured it to become today’s superpower. And this new superpower is opposing US and Western values in full swing. PRC is a one party country without democracy, law and social fairness. PRC has truned to become the largest playground of corruption on this planet earth.”

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Chinese and Self Loathing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


As a masochist I realize that self-flagellation hurts, at least in the physical sense, so I do it emotionally. Today that meant that I read the global times, or parts of it. Its too bad that we have progressed as far as utilizing toilet paper in the rest room, for the Global Times ( the communist party mouthpiece under the People’s daily) would look great with nice hunks of steaming scat covering it.
Hmm quite the gentleman aren’t I?
Anyway I read an article in the globaltimes that said that Apple is neglecting the Chinese market for they do not make things with the Chinese in mind or so they say. The funny thing is that apple makes stuff with no one in mind, thats why they are cool. In addition, the Chinese hate china so much that anything geared to China will fail for the Chinese won’t want it for it will remind them of how bad they suck and how backwards they are and foreigners wont want it for the same reasons.
Now lest you think your humble author is full of hooey, hear me out. The Chinese ( I am talking young people) do not like being reminded of their Chinese ness, they see it as hokie and backwards) . So maybe Apple knows what htey are doing…

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Excellence in Chinese Manufacturing Quality in a Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


This is pretty typical

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Funny Article on Credibility of Chinese Professionals

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


In an article from here they said that the ‘leaking of exam answers’ lead some to question the crediblity of exams in China an thus the professionals who take them. wtf?
What is a Chinese ‘professional’ anyway? And does anyone in their right mind trust those guys?
Excerpt:
“Qualification examinations for accountants, doctors and legal personnel in China became mired in a scandal of leaked test questions, leading to the Ministry of Justice’s announcement of an investigation into the allegations”

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Law With Chinese Characteristics- There is None

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 22, 2011


The production of corruption in Chinas courts- Li Ling

Through an empirically grounded examination of how court rulings tainted by corruption are processed, this article found that judicial corruption in China is an institutionalized activity which is systemically inherent in the particular decision-making mechanism, guided by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s instrumental rule-by-law ideal.

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