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Archive for August 28th, 2012

Chinese Will Do Anything to Save a Nickel

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

Sneaky Chinese saving a nickle or two…

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Attack of ‘Killer’ Chinese Bridges and Collapse of BYD

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

China has invented portable buildings that fold/crumble into a tidy little heap, as well as disposable bridges that come unglued as soon as they are open for business. Is it just me or do you consider yourself lucky after safe passage on a Chinese bridge, elevator or flight of stairs?

Oh yeah, BYD, China’s ‘Death by Fire’ mobiles have taken a bath on the stock market. BYD profits are down 94%, so like the King says ‘fuk you Warren Buffet’

The following comes from the once and future King!

The King Speaketh

140 die over 5 years with fuck you China……. bridges.


BAD weather, overloading and human error have been blamed for a series of bridge accidents that left more than 140 people dead over the past five years, but not shoddy construction.

The findings have angered an expert who said the bridges were “doomed” to fail due to quality problems.

Fifteen bridges, including three under construction, collapsed between 2007 and this month, killing 141 people and injuring another 111. But official reports made public say that no case was triggered by poor quality.

According to the investigation reports, torrential rainfall and overloaded trucks caused the most accidents, yesterday’s Shandong Business Daily reported.

Of the 15 bridges, three – in Henan and Hunan provinces and Chongqing City – were said to have been damaged by heavy rain while overloaded trucks were blamed for problems at four bridges in Chongqing and Hangzhou cities and Fujian and Jilin provinces.

However, when pictures of the wreckage of the Yihe Bridge in Luanchuan County in Henan were published, they showed that no steel bars had been used in the construction of the ramps that had broken. The collapse of the bridge killed 53 people in July 2010.

In July last year, gaps appeared in the middle section of the No. 3 Qianjiang Bridge in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, injuring a truck driver.

The bridge was said to have been weakened by overloaded trucks, but experts from the city’s traffic authority said the bridge had been plagued by severe quality problems. The government announcement, however, insisted the collapse had nothing to do with shoddy construction, the newspaper reported.

Besides torrential rainfall and overloading, authorities also pointed the finger at unlicensed contractors.

Chen Zhaoyuan, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said tight schedules and lack of routine maintenance had caused the collapse of the 15 bridges. Only three of them had been in use for more than 15 years.

Some officials had urged contractors to build the bridges as quickly as possible without taking actual conditions into consideration, which resulted in safety hazards, Chen said.

However, the major contributor to the accidents was still poor quality, he said. “Our national standards toward load-bearing capacity are half as strict as international standards. So frequent accidents are doomed to happen due to quality issues,” he said.

Last Friday, three people were killed and five injured when a bridge ramp in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, collapsed.

A 120-meter ramp on the multimillion-dollar Yangmingtan Bridge, less than a year after construction finished, tilted and crashed to the ground, sending four trucks plunging 30 meters. Three of the four trucks were heavy-duty vehicles carrying lime. Together they weighed more than 400 tons, the local authority said.

The local government blamed the overloaded vehicles, while China’s work safety watchdog said the build quality of the bridge was in question.

“The bridge must have some problems as it collapsed a year after being constructed,” Huang Yi, spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety, told reporters.

Authorities in Harbin yesterday released details about the designer, builder and supervisor of the bridge, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Harbin government also disclosed details of the trucks at a press briefing.

The ramp was designed by Harbin Municipal Engineering Design Institute, built by Fujian Jiaojian Group Engineer Co Ltd and supervised by Heilongjiang Baixin Construction Engineering Supervision Co Ltd, said Huang Yusheng, secretary-general of the Harbin government.

Huang said the ramp had no direct relationship with the main body of the Yangmingtan Bridge. He said the collapse of the ramp had little effect on the bridge, and traffic flow had resumed.


Fuck you warren fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you 94% drop of fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck yoiu fucy you………..

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The Rise of China Has not Been Realized by All

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

This is how 70% of the Chinese live.

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Exclusive Photo of Miss China

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What it Means to Be a Man in China

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Chinese Job Interview- All You Need to Know

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

If you can do this, then you can get a job in China.

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WTF is On Her Head? Odd Chinese Hair Style

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

Who told this woman that that hair style is anything but toxic?

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Lining Up For the Restroom at Movie Intermission in China

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China’s Economic Collapse and Japan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

The King weighs in on China’s economic woes

Unfortunatly the market problems that we gleefully cheer for to hasten the demise of the big stinky for the good of mankind, also destablised bonified freedom loving democracies, who are friendly and obey the rule of law, and strengthen humanity. Such as Japan.


Contraction risk rises amid faltering Europe, China demand

Japan’s risk of an economic contraction this quarter has increased as faltering demand from Europe to China drags down exports, strengthening the case for more government measures to support growth.

JPMorgan Securities Japan Co. forecasts a 0.3 percent annualized decline in gross domestic product in the three months through September after previously seeing 1 percent growth. BNP Paribas SA estimates a 0.9 percent fall after earlier predicting no change.
China’s failure to secure an economic rebound is adding to austerity measures in Europe and unemployment in the U.S. in limiting prospects for Japanese trade and growth. Pressure may build for an extra government budget and additional stimulus from the Bank of Japan as subsidies for purchases of fuel-efficient cars wind down, damping consumer spending.
“We’ve revised down our forecast because the global economy is looking weaker than we anticipated,” said Ryutaro Kono, chief Japan economist at BNP and a former government nominee for the BOJ Policy Board. “We expected a gradual rebound for the emerging economies but the recent data aren’t signaling it. Europe continues to slump and exports to the U.S. also are slowing.”
Japan will downgrade its assessment of the domestic economy for the first time in 10 months in a report to the Cabinet Tuesday, according to the Nikkei newspaper. The nation had a wider-than-estimated trade deficit in July as shipments to the European Union fell 25 percent from a year earlier and those to China slid 12 percent.
“Chronic” upward pressure on the yen is placing downward pressure on Japan’s economy, BOJ Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa said Friday. Gains in the currency erode the sales and profits of exporters.
For now, the economists forecasting a contraction this quarter are in a minority. The median of 27 forecasts compiled by Bloomberg News this month was for a 1 percent expansion. Besides BNP and JPMorgan Securities Japan, those now seeing a decline include Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Group AG. Growth was 1.4 percent in the second quarter.
Mitsubishi Research Institute, the best forecaster of Japan’s GDP in the past two years according to Bloomberg data, sees a 0.2 percent expansion in the third quarter and a 0.7 percent gain in the fourth quarter, with earthquake reconstruction work playing a role.
“Exports are slowing more than we thought,” said Akihiro Morishige, an economist at Mitsubishi Research. “However, Japan will probably be able to avoid a recession because the reconstruction demand continues to support the recovery.”
Second-quarter figures for gross domestic product showed that consumption rose the least since households cut spending in the immediate aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake.
“Without a smooth baton pass from domestic demand to external demand, the Japanese economy may get into serious trouble,” said Masamichi Adachi, a senior economist at JPMorgan Securities in Tokyo and a former central bank official. “There is high possibility that not only the Bank of Japan but also the government will need to introduce stimulus measures.”
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said his nation needs to do more to support exports, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. China’s industrial companies’ profits dropped for a fourth month in July, the government said Monday. German business confidence data are due today, and South Korea reported a slide in consumer confidence to the lowest level in seven months.
Weakness in Chinese manufacturing has dashed hopes for a quick, strong recovery in Japan’s exports in coming months, Masaaki Kanno, chief economist at JPMorgan Securities Japan Co. in Tokyo and a former BOJ official, wrote in a report.

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“Freedom of the Press” With Chinese Characteristics-Liu Xiang Fall a Hoax

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 28, 2012

Tell the truth in China and feel the wrath of the chicoms. China is nothing but smoke and dirty mirrors

According to the Oriental Guardian, a free newspaper offered on subway stations in Nanjing, the capital of eastern China’s Jiangsu province, CCTV knew Liu was nursing an injury going into the race and had prepared four scripts in advance to prepare for the likelihood that Liu would fail to live up to the country’s expectations, as in Beijing four years ago when he also withdrew through injury. The paper’s headline on Aug. 23 read: “Liu Xiang knew, CCTV knew, leaders knew: only spectators foolishly waited to witness a miracle.”
The Oriental Guardian’s editor-in-chief Chen Zhaohui has been suspended and deputy editor Yu Jiechen was given an official warning, while news directors Guo Xiaosong and Zhao Zaiqiang and editorial assistant Zhang Yuhai were sacked, Ming Pao said. The reporter who wrote the article was reassigned to another position because he was not responsible for the offending headline, Ming Pao added.”

from here http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=&id=20120828000066

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