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Archive for June 2nd, 2013

China’s Caste System

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2013

China has a thing called hukou which essentially has created a caste system of a few million haves and 1.339,000,000 have nots.

The excerp below speaks to this inequality, but in the form of education. If a Chinese couple ant their 1 dud kid to get nto a ‘decent’ high school in Beijing they have to have connections ie commie friends, plus pay about 280,000 RMB or $45,000 civilized dollars. Obviously the masses cannot afford this.

“The children of Beijing residents at least can all go to school, but they also face many challenges. Unless you are very connected it is nearly impossible to get into Beijing’s best public schools, even with large bribes. The competition for the few available slots requires enrolling in for-profit tutoring enterprises run by the schools. Caijing recently highlighted this problem, writing in Middle School Enrollment Process Tainted by Hidden Interest Chain that:

A research report released by Xicheng District Procuratorate in June 2011 shows that “crime by taking advantage of duty” in the education system has shown a rising trend in recent years. It is primarily concentrated in primary and middle schools, and mainly features abusing authority to enroll students, secretly admitting extra students, and misappropriating school funds.

Training institutes that specialize in providing mathematics, English and language tutoring have profited by taking advantage of parents’ desire to give their kids access to the best education. In general, if a student takes all three courses, yearly fees will exceed 30,000 yuan.

The institutions also benefit from illicit transfers. A source from a training institution in Beijing told Caijing that some institutes establish relationships with primary and middle school principals and charge high intermediary fees to parents in exchange for introducing students to elite schools.

The enrollment process for students entering junior middle schools is interwoven with parents’ mentality of blindly pursuing elite schools; however, in the final analysis, this phenomenon still reflects the uneven distribution of education resources and the reality of inadequate investment in education. As money and elitism continue to rule the system, the enrollment process has evolved into a ruthless secret war.

The title of this post comes from a 21st Century Business Herald article (小升初”之战 都是“拼爹”的游戏) that also looks at the problems with Beijing’s public education system. Ms. Wang, who is doing everything in her power to enroll her child in a top school, tells the reporter that one of the reasons she is pushing is so hard is she fears her child attending a school with bad students and migrant worker’s kids:

“万一把你的孩子给派位到一所薄弱校,学生天天抽烟、旷课,好多都是外地孩子,你愿意自己的孩子跟卖菜、卖大米的孩子上同一所学校吗?”王女士有点自己的“歧视”。What if you send your child to a weak school, the students smoke every day, skip class, a lot of them are migrant workers’ kids. Are you willing to send your child to the same school as the children of vegetable and rice sellers?”



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Crazy Chinese Brainwashing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2013

Here is what China is watching now This guy is standing in front of an image of some small islands such as the Senkakus. In Chinese the sign says, ‘no matter how hard you try you can never steal our islands’ The people in China are crazy brainwashed.

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Why Chinese Like Communism

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2013

Before going to hell aka China, I thought that democracy was a thing we all aspired to. I have since been proven wrong. As a matter of fact, the Chinese are patently comfortable with despotic leaders. This desire stems from two things, fear and lack of compassion.

The Chinese fear each other because they have witnessed the craziness, and depravity they are capable of. During the cultural revolution, for instance, millions were killed in the name of revenge and or jealousy. Interestingly enough, this was not just a cultural revolution thing but endemic to China’s history.

One of the most important things, however, could be the lack of compassion that pervades this place. You can see it in their eyes, they do not have the same appreciation for life and living things. It is not like anywhere in the America’s where there is an idea that we have all been put here for a reason. To the Chinese this is not true, or we are here for them to take advantage of. The Chinese definition of a soul is something that can stolen and sold for a quick buck.

Oh yeah here is a pic from 1989 in that little accident that never happened.

Don’t say ‘democracy’ in China.

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Suicide Swill , China Exporting Killer Alcohol to the USA

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2013

China makes some rot gut liquor called beiju or ‘bye Joe’. The drink tastes like like a mix of the stuff you scrape from your tongue in the morning and toenails. What it lacks in tastes it makes up for in toxins and it is reputed that the Chinese water it down with methanol or rubbing alcohol which is much cheaper. As a matter of fact, my colleagues say they don’t trust it and foreigners have complained of physical problems after a night dedicated to its consumption.

The good news is that this stuff will now be sold in the USA. Yes sireee, thanks to American capitalists aka sell out pricks, they are going to feed us that stuff. But maybe I am overreacting and the Chinese liquor is really safe. Just because they add poison to baby milk does not mean they would do the same to liquor does it?

I am going to go out on a limb and predict that some of our fellow men and women will consume the stuff and go blind.

Oh yeah, china’s newest weapon of mass destruction is going to be called fire water, which seems dreadfully unimaginative considering the roots of that term.

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China’s Xi Jinping Tries to Eat a Kid’s Face

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2013

Here is China’s King communist-Xi Jinping. In a fit of hunger he grabbed a kid and tried to feast on the boy’s fat orange cheek. As you can see, Xi’s comrade buddies looked on in envy.

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