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Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Justice in Cina, Not For Foreingers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2012

Michael Jordan sued a Chinese company for using his likeness and image and loss. The phonetic equivalent of Jordan, cheowdan was used alongside his number 23 and outline of him playing.
Jordan lost that case but chinese company search engine Baidu won a suit against a condom manufacturer for using the baidu name on its condoms.
According to trademark laws, it is is illegal to sell a product which may fool one into thinking they are buying the real McCoy. Thus, it is a stretch to say that baidu condoms would be confused for baidu the search engine, but Jordan’s image and name being sold on sneakers and clothing is outright theft.
This is Chinese law.


A Chinese court has ruled that a Shenzhen-based company’s “Baidu” brand of condoms violates the trademark of the country’s largest search engine, whcih shares the same name. The company says it will appeal to a higher court for the case.

Note to celebrities: Make sure you copyright your Chinese names before it’s too late. Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese sportswear company for using his name and identity without his permission.

“Jordan’s name is translated to ‘Qiaodan,’ and the company ‘Qiaodan Sports’ was accused of using not only his name, but his jersey number, and even attempted to use the names of his children…”

That’s all according to the 49-year-old retired NBA star. He says in this video message on his website:

“… it pains me to see someone misrepresent me and my identity. I had no other choice but to turn to the courts. Other athletes had done the same.”

When the sportswear company started using Jordan’s Chinese moniker in 2000, it became widely popular. The New York Times reports that the company earned $45 million in profit last year alone.

But the company denies Jordan’s allegations, saying, quote, “any resemblance is coincidental.” NBC has its response:

“‘There is no connection, 23 is just a number like $23 or $230 dollars… I don’t think there is a problem at all here. … There are so many Jordans besides the basketball player – there are many other celebrities both in the U.S. and worldwide called Jordan.’”

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Chinese Rats Deserting a Sinking Ship

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2012

Here is proof
“And the fact that China’s wealthiest, including many corrupt officials, are increasingly opting for overseas citizenship for themselves or their family members, scares them, too. Last year more than 3,000 Chinese citizens applied for investor visas to the U.S., up from 270 in 2007. That’s 78 percent of the total applicant pool for this type of visa, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.”



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Chinese Pervert Dry Humps a Woman’s Shoulder on the Bus

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 2, 2012

Check out this vid of some Chinese pos pervert. The freak is dry humping the womans shoulder. You would think that communist party members would have stolen enough cash to buy some ktv junk. ‘European’ , I hope this is one of the worthless bums you beat into unconsciousness.

video here or here

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