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Flags, Flu and Goo-Chinese News From The King

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 17, 2013


Here is news from The King our one time imbedded in China reporter……

The King tackles daunting questions such as Chinese gut rot, birdie flu and patriotic flag burning….

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/02/13/One%2BH5N1%2Bpatient%2Bdies%2Bin%2BSW%2BChina/

Chicken dance… I mean chicken Flu.

ONE of two people confirmed by the China Ministry of Health to have contracted highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 died in a hospital in southwestern city of Guiyang this morning.

The patient, a 21-year-old woman, died of multiple organ failures in Guizhou Provincial People’s Hospital at 9:41am today.

The other patient, a 31-year-old man, is still receiving treatment at the hospital.

An investigation did not find the two had contacts with fowls before they fell ill, the ministry said.

People who had close contacts with the two patients have been put under medical observation, but none of them has been found ill so far.

The human-infected highly pathogenic avian influenza is an acute respiratory infectious disease mainly caused by the deadly H5N1 subtype virus. The main symptoms include high fever and pneumonia.

The human case of bird flu is mainly transmitted from poultry to humans and there are no reported outbreaks of sustained human-to-human transmission.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/13/china-melamine-scandal/1917279/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomWorld-TopStories+%28News+-+World+-+Top+Stories%29

How fucking about that…. These Chinese diseases actually SAVED lives during the goo milk scandals… Come to think of it… I did seem alot sicker and weaker when I came back to Canada….. that Germs actually turn us into super bionic people…. That these Chinese hucking goo, and defecating ecoli into the sinks actually make us healthy… It’s still fucking gross. I rather die of all 8 plagues of the John the Revelator if it’s all the same to you China. I rather skinny dip in the Hades river….

http://shanghaiist.com/2013/02/10/hk-activist-china-flags.php

A human-rights activist has said that he feels ‘honoured’ to have been sentenced to nine months in prison after he ‘desecrated’ Chinese and Hong Kong flags.

It is the third time that Koo Sze-yiu, a Hong Kong citizen who is 66, has been jailed for protesting against the mainland government. In court he labelled the Hong Kong government a stooge of the mainland, and told the magistrate that “When I am released, I will do this again.”

He was sentenced for desecrating flags on two occasions. In the summer of last year he burned the Chinese flag outside of the liaison office, the headquarters of the CCP’s presence in Hong Kong. Then, at the beginning of this year, he waived Chinese and Hong Kong flags with holes cut in them at rallies that took place in Hong Kong.

The South China Morning Post quotes the Hong Kong magistrate involved with the sentencing as saying “Every country has her national flag … and it is the symbol of the country and represents its dignity….No matter how lofty the purposes are, violation of laws will not be accepted by the public.

The citizen journalism website Global Voices detailed netizens support of Koo. Some users posted images of their own desecration of a Chinese flag in protest at his heavy sentence, such as the two below:

inmediahk.net displayed this crab version of the flag on its facebook page. (Crabs are a symbol of censorship in China because the word for ‘river crab’, he xie 河蟹, has a similar pronunciation to the word for ‘harmony’ he xie 和谐, which is often used to justify censorship):

Fuck you China.

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