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Archive for August 12th, 2012

Homicide High Speed Rail in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

Ballin BrewMan sent some good China news which i will soon upload, but wtf is this?
He found a report that even though China spent hundreds of billions on its rail system, they still fouled up. Some of the tunels are already cracking, and weremade without steel reinforcements!
Freaking savages!
From the BrewMan

And finally, cracks in tunnels for high-speed trains are cropping up; some tunnels come minus without steel reinforcement!


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Person From China Swaps Kidney for Ipad

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

Brewskie tells it like it is about China
From The BrewMan


Must be the tough love of tiger mom/wolf dad parenting…

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China’s State Secrets and Torture

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

From theepochtimes.com

The Chinese Communist Party introduced the State secrets law in 1988 and uses it broadly and arbitrarily in imprisoning dissidents and covering up information. The Committee Against Torture expressed “grave concern over the use of this law which severely undermines the availability of information about torture, criminal justice and related issues.”

The law prevents the disclosure of crucial information, the Committee stated in its report, such as disaggregated statistical information on detainees in all forms of detention and custody and ill-treatment in the state party, information on groups and entities deemed to be “hostile organizations”, “minority splittist organizations”, “hostile religious organizations”, “reactionary sects”, as well as basic information on places of detention, information about the “circumstances of prisoners of great influence”, violations of the law or codes of conduct by public security organs, and information on matters inside prisons.

One of the 12 submitters to the review, Human Rights in China, also highlighted China’s state secrets system as a major concern.

“In many instances, information requested by the Committee is classified as “state secrets.” Such information control obstructs the Committee’s review process and undermines legislative, administrative, judicial, or other measures aimed at preventing acts of torture,” stated the submission.

Progress on Paper, Deterioration in Reality

As a signatory to the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT), which it signed in 1988, China is subject to a compliance review every four years.

China missed the last review in 2004 by ignoring it completely. This year it submitted a report spanning eight years but failed to respond to the 11 pages of questions raised by the UN follow-up committee. The Chinese regime’s 38-page report is largely a list of constitutional amendments and penal code reforms, which rights groups say are empty words.

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Nine Chinese On One Scooter

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Playing Bangcock

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18 chinese Provinces Raise Minimum Wage

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

18 provinces have raised their minimum wage, here is my take
Only foreign firms respect these wages, so for most chinese, who do not work for foreign firms this means nothing
Even though the new Beijing minimum is 2 u$ per hour, that is 1.50 more than most of these people are worth
The crash of the chitanic is coming
This will cause inflation, plus the drought in the USA will cause an increase in food prices, which will hurt these thugs

Excerpt from wantchinatimes.com

As of Aug. 9, 18 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China raised their minimum monthly wages. Among them, Shenzhen, the industrial hub in the southern province of Guangdong, will pay the highest monthly salary of 1,500 yuan (US$236), while Beijing will pay the highest hourly salary of 14 yuan (US$2.20), statistics from the state-run news portal Chinanews showed.

The regions and municipalities that have implemented hikes are Beijing, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shenzhen, Shandong, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangxi, Ningxia, Gansu, Shanxi, Yunnan, Chongqing, Jiangsu, Xinjiang, Fujian and Hainan.

After adjustments, Shenzhen will pay the highest monthly wage of 1,500 yuan (US$236), followed by Shanghai with 1,450 yuan (US$228) and Xinjiang with 1,340 yuan (US$211). Jiangxi will pay the lowest monthly wage with 870 yuan (US$137). Beijing, Xinjiang and Shenzhen are the top three payers of hourly wages of 14 yuan (US$2.20), 13.4 yuan (US$2.10) and 13.3 yuan (US$2.09), respectively. Guangxi, on the other hand, will pay the lowest at only 8.5 yuan (US$1.34) per hour.

Photo from a riot in china

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How I feel Today

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

From ajarnforums.net

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Tibet Wins Medal at the Olympics

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

Qieyang Shenjie to the Chinese, Choeyang Kyi to the Tibetans won an Olympic medal for Tibet!!!

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High atech Tiananmen

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China Invests in Another White Elephant by Knocking of Hollywood

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2012

China is swimming in debt. This, however, does not stop them from investing in foolish projects. This foolish project is a Hollywood knockoff. The real reason for creating this, imho, is that the owners, who are communist scumbags, can use this opportunity to chase after up and coming chinese movie starlets….

Despite the fact that most production centers in the country are operating at a loss, a new studio for television and film productions is planned for the city of Wuxi in eastern China’s Jiangsu province involving investment of 10 billion yuan (US$1.57 billion). The project has been dubbed “Hualaiwu” — a Chinese transliteration of “Hollywood.”

The project has elicited suspicion from various parties, since 80% of domestic studios are in the red, according to a study by the Institute for Cultural Industries at Peking University.

From here


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