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Archive for August 30th, 2012

Proof The Senkaku Islands Belong to Japan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2012


From the Christian Science Monitor

What is Japan’s claim?

Japan’s foreign ministry cites surveys in 1885 confirming they were “uninhabited” with “no trace of having been under the control of China.” The government of Japan in January 1895 decided to incorporate the islands and to place a marker on one of them declaring them to be part of Japan.

But what do the Japanese say to the Chinese claim that the islands appear on Ming Dynasty maps?

Neither the Communist government that had taken over the Chinese mainland in 1949 nor the “Nationalist” Chinese government, driven to the island province ofTaiwan, objected when the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951 placed the islands under US administrative control.

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China’s Property Market Crash-Ordos Falls

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2012


From wantchinatimes.com

Kangbashi New Area in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia is a suburban area full of unfinished buildings, the construction of which ground to a halt in October last year, reports the China Economic Weekly in Beijing.

The weekly quoted a local source as saying there are buildings with total floor area of 22.25 million square meters under construction in the city as of November, including 10.05 million square meters of recently begun projects.

At present, construction on 80% of them had stopped due to a lack of funds. Deserted construction sites are everywhere in the city,and the few people remaining on these sites are likely to be creditors looking for the owners of the construction companies to demand repayment of their loans, said the source.

The sales manager of a half-completed building told the weekly that the price of the building was 10,000 yuan (US$1,580) per square meter last year, while the current price is unknown because nobody wants to buy it.

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A Look at China’s Next Leaders, Culture Revolution – Public execution & Impact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2012


This barbarianism is what China’s leaders of tomorrow grew up with. It is no wonder both Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai killed so many people. They grew up with abject hate.

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What Happened When the 50 Cent Poster Crossed the Road?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2012


I saw this online

what happend when the CCP50cent poster crossed the road?

Fat CCP officials car ran him down, his mother went to jail for complain, and he never had a girlfriend so that didnt matter… ti he he

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China: The Roots of Madness (1967) Documentary Film

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2012


Great flick about the realities of China

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