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Archive for April 20th, 2012

Chinese Fashion or Hooker Ware?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 20, 2012


Here are some shots from mop.com of Chinese fashion and all that it entails…

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Chinese Justice- Judge with Poor Eyesight Gives Wrong Verdict

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 20, 2012


It is stories like the one below that keep me going in China. Read the excerpt and then laugh at these people…
Excerpt
“A truck driver who killed three people in an accident was mistakenly sentenced to only two years in jail because the judge who was responsible for the case had “bad eyesight” and announced the wrong verdict.
In September 2011, Zhang Li Qiang, a man who lives in Shanxi province, was driving his daughter, wife and two sister-in-laws to Henan province when his car was hit by a truck, killing his daughter, wife and older sister-in-law on the spot.”
from here
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=&id=20120420000069

hahahahah what morons

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Chinese Train Makers in Hurry to Kill More People- WTF?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 20, 2012


This is great news for coroners and buzzards around China

“China will work to further improve technology to increase the speeds of high-speed trains, according to a document published Wednesday by the Ministry of Science and Technology.”

read story
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1102&MainCatID=&id=20120420000079

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Chinese Ruining London

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 20, 2012


Chinese snapping up homes in London, look for spit on the sidewalks, fake Ipad and feces in the streets to follow. What the rise of China means to the world…
Story

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-19/chinese-southeast-asians-buy-half-of-new-central-london-homes.html

The pics are from the riot in Chongqing that was officially not a riot…. from boxun.com

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China’s Economic Crap Out

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 20, 2012


Here is Brewskie’s comment
“I’ve been picking for things to start unraveling around 2013-2014 since 2010. I’m more interested in what happens after the power transfer in the Party.

With decline in real estate and GDP (not to mention the falsificaiton of GDP), property developers hemmoraging cash as if their throats were gutted, plus drops in construction projects, it appears there’s genuine evidence of a slowdown. I talked with one guy today who said it reminds him a lot of the early days of ’07, when the dark clouds of the “Great US Crap Out” were just beginning to gather, if you knew what was up you sensed the tense energy; but the collective wisdom among US economists was the nation wasn’t heading for a crash, or if there was a downturn it would be mild.”- BrewMan

My 2 pennies. I agree with ’13-14 idea. The real issue is that Jiang zhemin wants Hu to give up control of the military this year. That puts all of the power in to the hands of little Xi, who loved China’s assistance in the Korean war. Xi is a slick red, who allegedly did not graduate from a proper high shool and got his masters when China’s schools were worse than today.

The real issue is that Xi needs a power base and if he gets the military plus the presidency, he will have a strong one.The problem is that many faction want that power for the bribes and money associated with it are incredible.

Thus, Xi may get the two positions but can he control them?

The red army is undergoing some reshuffling due to the ouster of Bo Xilai, but that does not mean the military is not and will not still be fragmented. Many love the Mao’ist thoughts of Bo and may push for that kind of change. They will not give up just for the loss of BXL

If Xi has all of this power, it will probably not be a good thing and hasten internal dissent, imho…I plan on being out of here before then. Perhaps long enough to view the coming storm…( I think the economic aspect is merely the symptom of the political issue)

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