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Toxic Chinese Gutter Oil- Yum Yum

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 9, 2011


These things pictured here are filled with swill or gutter oil. This is the stuff that according to chinese sources, at least 10% of all meals here are cooked with. The process is nothing less than filtering out the cigarette butts, the bottle caps and chopsticks and then re-bottling and selling it. My friends from Sichuan refuse to eat at the restaurants due to fear of this stuff.
Check out the articles here:
http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&q=chinas%20swill%20oil&gbv=2&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=2079l10466l0l10720l47l32l8l0l0l0l220l1431l0.4.4l8l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1096&bih=517&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

http://www.echinacities.com/aroundtown/china-in-pulse/china-s-crackdown-on-swill-oil-32-people-arrested.html

http://shanghaiist.com/2011/09/19/photos_swill_oil_factory_in_kunming.php

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-03/18/content_9610919.htm

http://www.iags.org/china.htm

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China and Her Movies

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 9, 2011


From the work “Indigenous Innovation”

“Road of Renaissance” mixes two conflicting sentiments: victory and victimization. These
clashing themes of unbridled national pride vs. distrust of foreigners are cross-stitched
throughout the fabric of China’s national psyche and political culture. They are also deeply
entrenched in China’s vast economic planning bureaucracy and fused into the DNA of the
country’s extensive new industrial policies that Party leaders have hung under the banner of
“Indigenous Innovation.”

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Chinese Baby Carriage

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 9, 2011


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