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Archive for August 18th, 2012

Chinese Fatass

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2012

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Wicked Japanese Camel Toe, Camel Toe in Asia

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2012

camel toe, japanese camel toe, chinese camel toe, asian camel toe

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Coming Crash in China-big Time Layoffs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2012

The bad news is that global suppliers are pulling put of China, the good news is that leaves more thieves on the streets

The time is coming..

Motorola has announced plans to cut more than 1,000 workers in China as part of the US phone manufacturer’s global layoff plan.

Affected employees on Aug. 17 reportedly gathered at the company’s subsidiaries in Beijing and Nanjing to protest the cuts.


After Adidas shut down its only directly owned apparel factory in Suzhou in eastern China, six Chinese contract manufacturers for the German sports apparel brand face closure with nearly 1,000 workers estimated to lose their jobs, Shanghai’s First Financial Daily reports.

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Truth About Killer Chinese Cars-93.7% Chinese Defective Cars Made in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2012

Here are some excellent comments from the Wall Street Journal Real Time Report on Killer Chinese cars. Of note is that China saw an upswing in defective and recalled cars. And Chinese brands represent 93% of the defective cars.

  • 8:16 am August 18, 2012
  • Jon Preston wrote:

I currently represent the leading US manufacturer of 100% non-asbestos gasket materials (Interface Solutions, Inc.) and have lived and worked in China for the past several years promoting the same. The article is spot on regarding product drift within the context of Chinese produced fiber gasket materials. While most in country gasket material producers have the capability to manufacture non-asbestos materials, the products quite simply don’t meet the demands of the applications they are intended to seal. Asbestos gasket materials are much easier to produce and are far less costly. The OEM’s have been assured by their Tier I suppliers that there is no asbestos within the products/parts they buy. Unfortunately, the OEM’s don’t have the capabilities to test for asbestos content and they rely on the supply base which is quite suspect. Chery and Great Wall are just two of many OEM’s that are buying asbestos gaskets. Many of the brands we are familiar with in the States also contain Chinese made asbestos gaskets. Several MNC’s within China that are either WOFE’s or JV’s also source from these same producers of gaskets that supply Chery and Great Wall.

  • 9:32 am August 18, 2012
  • Osaka48 wrote:

OODA loop,
Chinese shills may NOT want to mention that in 2011, China RECALLED 1.83 million cars for safety DEFECTS…UP 55% FROM 2010 (nice safety trend!). Chinese-made vehicles accounted for 93.7% of these vehicles vs. 6.3% imported brands! “Don’t ride in a Cherry as it may crush your berries.” Ha ha!
Not to mention that China’s traffic death toll per 100K vehicles is nearly twice that of most civilized countries. I’ve been there and they drive like maniacs.

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