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Archive for May 5th, 2012

Chinese Whine About Blind Lawyers Escape

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 5, 2012


The Whitney Chicoms cannot take themselves seriously. They are in constant battle with reality and litter the net with garbage. The following excerpt is a good example.
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Given the sensitivity of the case at a time when senior US officials were in town for economic and strategic talks, most Chinese media did not report or comment on the dramatic incident this week except for the nationalistic Communist Party tabloid Global Times which slammed US intervention in a domestic matter in an editorial which looked to paper over Chen’s brutal treatment under extrajudicial house arrest as the result of “loopholes” in local governance.

The editorial said Chen now only represents anti-Chinese forces in the west. The lawyer has become a tool for US politicians to smear China’s reputation, the paper said, adding that his appeal does not bear much significance but shows how far US politicians are willing to go to stir up trouble in China.
From here
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120505000085&cid=1101

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Chinese Hygeine, Hotel Washes Toilet and Cups With Same Cloth

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 5, 2012


China and civilization do not go together.
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The rapid expansion of budget hotels in China has thrown up a number of problems, including poor-quality hardware at franchised hotels and often chaotic management.

A hotel in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province belonging to the Homeinns chain, the leading economy-class hotel brand in the country, has been accused of substandard hygiene, including using the same cloth to wipe both the toilet and the cups in a room.
Story
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1102&MainCatID=&id=20120429000090

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China, A Nation of Cheaters

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 5, 2012


I love this story….
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China is a nation of cheaters.

No, it’s not my intention to besmirch 1.35 billion Chinese. Certainly, many do try to be honest – even if it puts them at a disadvantage. But the state holds so many selfish, deceitful people that they have given the entire country an ugly reputation.

For example, a Chinese social-networking site’s recent survey of college students found extensive cheating among those applying to American colleges.

At least 70 percent of application essays are ghostwritten, the survey found. Transcripts are falsified. Better-educated substitutes are hired to take Scholastic Aptitude and English-language tests.

Many Chinese newspapers and magazines, the New York Times recently reported, hand out rate cards to anyone who wants to purchase a faked, flattering published profile. And not long ago, a cheating school-bus driver crammed 64 kindergarten children into a nine-seat van and then crashed head-on into a truck. Nineteen children died.

Accidents like this are commonplace. In fact, China has more fatal road accidents than any other nation, even though automobile ownership per capita, while growing fast, remains low – on a par with Sri Lanka. The trouble is, people often buy cars before learning how to drive.

The Lancet, a British medical journal, published a despairing piece about needless Chinese deaths on the roads. It notes that government figures on traffic deaths grossly underestimate the problem – admitting to less than half the accidents – and concludes that “until the Chinese government is honest with its people, and with itself,” the problem won’t be solved.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/04/INQO1OBOTA.DTL#ixzz1u0ovjWWB

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US Pandering to China, Delays Human Rights Report

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 5, 2012


The otrauma administration is a gelding

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Clinton, along with Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner and other top State Department officials, met with Chinese officials about human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who is now believed to be under U.S. protection in Beijing.

Diplomats are scrambling to resolve the thorny issue presented by the blind legal activist, who made a daring escape from house arrest.

Ironically, Clinton, who is in the position of having to choose whether to defend the human rights of a human rights activist, is now 67 days late in sending to Congress the latest State Department reports on Human Rights conditions in China and other countries.

http://joemiller.us/2012/05/as-clinton-visits-china-state-dept-stalls-release-of-human-rights-report-67-days-late/

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