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Chinese Tourists, aka Global Menace Attack

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 2, 2015


Chinese tourists are known for a couple of things. First off, they redefine the term ‘rube’ with those big billed hats, one-size-fits-all shirts and incessant yapping. Indian corn colored teeth coupled with breath that could atomize coal make them a fan favorite for no one.

Aside from their utter lack of concern for aesthetic appeal, they are also known to be rude. Toting along Chinese civility with them wherever they go, the Chinese eat, spit and shit wherever they please. Aside from this their manners are on display as those howler monkeys foray into civilized lands.

Here is an example of the latter…

Wantchinatimes.com
Two Chinese tourists argued and fought with a Thai traveler at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport after the latter tried to stop them from cutting in line, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

The Thai passenger sought to stop the two Chinese women from cutting in line before the Lion Air check-in counter at the airport on Friday. The two women argued fiercely and the man found himself being chased around the airport as the two women waved their arms trying to hit him until airport staff intervened.

Staff took the women to the police station and arranged for them to take a flight back to China. Lion Air said the Thai man was scheduled to take a flight at 10pm on the day and the two women were scheduled for an 11pm departure.

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Proof China is Gearing Up for War

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 7, 2014


It does not get much clearer than this. China is gearing up for war. My only question is: to whom will all those new Chinese visa immigrants owe their loyalty when this happens.
Excerpt
Researchers at the U.S. National Defense University looked at more than 1,200 military, paramilitary, legal, economic, diplomatic, and administrative actions undertaken by claimants in the South China Sea from 1995 and 2013. Even based on unclassified data, Dr. Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty found that China had dramatically escalated its assertiveness since 2009. With respect to all actions, China accounted for about 55 percent of the total actions, with a significant jump in assertive actions since 2009. Military and paramilitary actions followed the same trend, with a spike in military assertiveness in the South China Sea clearly seen over the past few years, peaking at 62 actions in 2012 alone. A more complete, classified accounting would likely show a similar spike but even far more actions.’
Link
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-deal-chinese-assertiveness-its-time-impose-costs-11785?page=show&utm_source=The+Sinocism+China+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4dbc7fb73a-Sinocism12_05_1412_5_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_171f237867-4dbc7fb73a-29607949&mc_cid=4dbc7fb73a&mc_eid=f260e9635d

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Scandal at APEC, Putin Hitting on Xi Jinping’s Wife?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 11, 2014


Did Vladmir ‘Pooty Pute’ Putin score at APEC?

Putin
‘This meeting is so fucking boring. I wish there was something fun to do; kill Ukrainians or something’

China’s first lady thinking, ‘I wish i could meet real man. Not only is Xi’s pecker the size of a hangnail, but it quit working decades ago. And what is with all that lipstick he wears? Oh sigh,…I Wish i could get some strange…’
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China’s first lady to herself.’To hell with it, looks like Xi would rather be canoodling with Obama than his Major General wife. That wanksock.’ Straightens her hair, hacks up a wad of phlegm and spits.

Then to Putin,’That way, over there.’
Putin, ‘Huh?’

China’s first lady, ‘A hotel. It has big bed.’

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Putin, yawns, ‘Interesting.’ Turns away.

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40 minutes later
Putin, thinking, ‘I am at the end of my rope. If they don’t bring me somebody to torture I’m going to die. At least let me kick and Afghani in his nuts or something.’

Glances around, mumbles, ‘Shit this is boring. Who but the dumbass Chinese would hold a November summit in a swimming pool?

It’s cold as hell. My hammer and sickle are the size of mice paws. Damn the Chinese!’

Then it hits him. He glances over, sees Xi practically in Obama’s lap and has an idea. His mind races, ‘What the hell am I thinking, I am Vladimir Putin, the sexiest midget on the planet. They don’t call me ‘Vlad the Impaler’ for nothing.’

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To himself, ‘Looks like its time for another invasion. Heheh. Turns to Peng Liyuan who just then had groped his summer sausage.

‘Uh, hey. You are in the military, right?’

China’s first lady, face reddening, ‘Why yes, yes I am. In the dance troupe actually. Did you know that after the non-massacre in 1989 I treated the troops to a lulaby.’

Putin, face tightening in remorse. Thinks to himself, ‘The shit a guy’s got to put up with in order to get some tang.’

Then remembers that ‘first hag’ Peng is still talking, glances back at her liver lips blubbering.

China’s first lady, ‘Why yes I did. Anything for the motherland. Why if you would like, I could sing that same song to you right now….’

Without missing a beat, first hag breaks into an ear splitting rendition of ‘its ok, its ok, its ok to kills students for the motherland….!

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Right as she reaches the climax of the song and is ready to hail those brave men who fearlessly crouched in their tanks and spewed forth a 50 caliber reminder that Beijing should not be questioned, Putin had enough. He springs to his feet and lifts her up.

Clamping his pepper shaker sized paw over her mustard colored maw, he dry humps her and whispers, ‘You ever eaten Russian?’

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After moments of frenzied thrusting followed by a minor tremble, the two decouple. She is ecstatcic, ‘Wow you Russian bear! I think we pulled a Monica and Clinton. Is that your man-mayonnaise on my back or did somebody hit me with sherbert?’

Putin smiles in that cagey, ‘Take your eyes off and me and your dead,’ look. Then chuckles, ‘Don’t worry ‘old yeller’, I got just the thing for that. We can cover up our little escapade with this.’

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China’s first lady, ‘Why yes, yes, this will do just fine.
My my my, what a splendid night it has been.’

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After a good scrubbing, she hands back the coat.

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‘Now it’s your turn,’ she giggles and crouches under the table.

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Comprehensive List of All the things You Will Love About China- Tales from the Crypt

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 9, 2014


Living in China has made me an authority on China. In my quest to share such knowledge, I have started my ‘Tales from the Crypt’ posts which explain in detail the realities of China.

The following is a comprehensive list of all the things you will love about the PRC, should you decide to visit and or live there:

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Poll, Americans Don’t Like China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2014


Below are results of a poll showing why I love America. It took us merely a decade to realize just how bad China is. As a consequence, Americans do not like the PRC, nor do they want to engage it.

In all honesty, if we polled Chinese we would see that they hate the PRC more than we do…

Excerpt
In a recent poll by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (disclosure: I work at the Council, but am not involved in polling), Americans rated China just behind the U.S. as the most influential country in the world, ahead of the EU as a whole. But as China’s influence grows, the Council’s polling shows that Americans have less interest in engaging China. Only 33 percent of Americans encourage developing stronger ties with China – down from 40 percent in 2012. And the majority of Americans are willing to risk relations with China for developing stronger relations with regional allies. Finally, a large majority, 77 percent, propose spying on China.

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Why Chinese Expect War With America

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 17, 2014


Here is a great article with insight into the minds of Chinese. They are not our friend, nor do they want to be. They expect that we two countries will wage within a decade or less. Think about this when you consider hiring that Chinese national or selling them your house.

China has us in its ginsights.

Excerpt
Why do so many Chinese expect war?
JULIAN SNELDER 13 OCT, 11:13 AM
POLITICS ECONOMY CHINA
Lowy Interpreter

A professor of classical music in Beijing startled me in 2010 when he said, ‘when I look at my students, I fear we are headed for war within five years.’

‘War with whom?’, I enquired.

‘With anyone.’

His students don’t seem like fenqing (‘angry youth’). They are in a musical conservatory, after all, not a military academy. Many have overseas connections. But they are also ambitious, emotional, fiercely nationalist and for them war – any war – would be a gratifying affirmation of their country’s ascendance. Like the 2008 Olympic Games but with real explosions, not fireworks. These kids lap up PLA propaganda films like Silent Contest even as they dream of Juilliard. My professor friend worries they just haven’t thought things through, that their various aspirations are totally misaligned.

A similar message comes from a recent essay in The Economist. ‘What does China want?’ it asks, and it concludes China may not get all it seeks. Understandably, China wants wealth and power. It also wants respect. Yet respect is love as much as fear. The Economist wonders if the Chinese state, with its heavy hand at home and blaring ‘cold-war, Manichean imagery’, will achieve this aim.

What do the Chinese people themselves want? As patriots, they want wealth, power and respect for their country.

They also want out. Of those who can afford to, 64 per cent wish to leave, an extraordinary figure. At the same time however, most Chinese are nationalistic, so perhaps Beijing merely reflects their mood. As Jessica Chen Weiss argues, nationalism is not new. The only thing that varies is the Government’s ‘green light/red light’ indulgence of nationalistic public protest. Most alarming is the high level of anticipation for war among the Chinese public. And thanks in part to an endless parade of World War II television dramas, the target is clear: Japan. In a recent survey, only one-quarter of Chinese do not foresee future military conflict with Japan.

The ‘strange revival of nationalism’ is a paradox of our age. War worship should totally contradict materialist aspirations, yet the two often go together. Perhaps some new citizens want the goodies of Western life without the full package of liberal rights and responsibilities. In the words of philosopher John Gray they ‘don’t much care about getting to Denmark’, the supposed nirvana of Francis Fukuyama’s modernity. Or they might, but they don’t become Danes when they do.

Historically, the morphing of prosperity into nationalism has been a powerful trend. The ‘strange revival’ may be exactly that: an atavistic reversion to type. In 1841, a Prussian aristocrat proclaimed the great virtue of economic progress over warfare:

Under a good and wise administration…are not (our) inhabitants better fed, clothed and schooled? Are not such results equal to a victorious campaign…with the great difference that they are not gained at the expense of other nations, nor the sacrifice of the enormous number of victims that a war demands?

Azar Gat’s magisterial War in Human Civilization identifies that aristocrat as Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke, the German Chief of General Staff, who 50 years later would blame the ‘passion of the populace’ for warmongering: ‘Today, war and peace (are) no longer cabinet questions…Public opinion (may) prove stronger than the will of those who rule.’ By the 1890s, Bismark’s restrained Prussian growth machine had become unified Germany, now under the bombastic Wilhelm, who would later ‘roll the iron dice’ for the honour of his Reich. Germany’s economic success led to an expanded sense of diplomatic entitlement.

On the other side of the world, the New York Times (30 July 1894) fretted:

Japan is panting for a fight. She has, at great cost, reorganized her army and founded a fleet, and would…readily avail herself of any opportunity of proving their value and showing to an admiring world what she can do with them. Of all possible opponents, China would be the most preferred, for the Japanese regard (the) mainland with a most holy hatred, mixed with a great deal of contempt.

Those same words are depressingly imaginable today, with the roles reversed. Xi Jinping commands the PLA to be battle-ready. The state media uses harsh words like ‘unswerving’, ‘unflinching’ and ‘uncompromising’. A defence academic warns the nation to prepare for World War III. An active-duty PLA major general scoffs that Japan can be ‘taught a lesson’ with a third of his forces. No wonder 64% of Chinese surveyed think ‘hardening our position’ is the way to resolve territorial disputes.
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Espionage and China, all You Need to Know

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2014


China is invading the USA in bot people and comlanies. While we welcome them with open arms, they see us as a means to an end. To them it is impossible that the U s coexist in any meaningful way and they would like more than to destroy us. This sounds harsh but is true.

The following are articles are about Chinese aggressive attempts at espionage. The Chinese have never liked us and never will. We are essentially at war with them.

Articles:

China’s state sponsored hacking
The FBI on Wednesday issued a private warning to industry that a group of highly skilled Chinese government hackers was in the midst of a long-running campaign to steal valuable data from U.S. companies and government agencies.

“These state-sponsored hackers are exceedingly stealthy and agile by comparison with the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398 . . . whose activity was publicly disclosed and attributed by security researchers in February 2013,” said the FBI in its alert, which referred to a Chinese military hacker unit exposed in a widely publicized report by the security firm Mandiant.

Indeed, U.S. officials say privately, the activities of this group are just as significant — if not more so — than those of Unit 61398.
The U.S. government has publicly called on the Chinese government to halt its widespread cybertheft of corporate secrets, but Beijing has denied such activities. When the Justice Department in May announced the indictments of five PLA officials on charges of commercial cyberespionage, the government responded by pulling out of talks to resolve differences between the two nations over cyberspace issues.

The FBI’s alert, obtained by The Washington Post, coincided with the release of a preliminary report on the same hackers by a coalition of security firms, which have dubbed the group Axiom. “The Axiom threat group is a well-resourced and sophisticated cyber espionage group that has been operating unfettered for at least four years, and most likely more,” said the report, issued by Novetta Solutions, a Northern Virginia cybersecurity firm that heads the coalition.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-warns-industry-of-chinese-cyber-campaign/2014/10/15/0349a00a-54b0-11e4-ba4b-f6333e2c0453_story.html

Spy schools
BY: Bill Gertz
July 3, 2014 5:00 am

The Chinese military revealed this week that it has set up a high-level cyberspace intelligence center amid growing concerns around the world over Beijing’s aggressive cyber espionage.

Disclosure of the new military cyber spying center followed unprecedented U.S. charges in May against five Chinese military hackers who prosecutors say engaged in widespread theft of American corporate and trade secrets through cyber espionage.

The creation of the People’s Liberation Army Cyberspace Strategic Intelligence Research Center was disclosed Monday in the official military newspaper PLA Daily.

The center is part of the General Armaments Department, whose cyber spies “will provide strong support in obtaining high-quality intelligence research findings and help China gain advantage in national information security,” the PLA Daily reported.

The Armaments Department is the chief military organ of the Communist Party’s all-powerful Central Military Commission (CMC). As part of the CMC, the cyber intelligence center will wield enormous power over both personnel and budgets within the Chinese military, intelligence, and government bureaucracy.

“The center is designed to become an authoritative research resource for Internet intelligence, build a highly-efficient cyberspace dynamically-tracking research system, provide high-end services for hot and major issues, and explore approaches of intelligence analysis as well as identification and appraisal with cyberspace characteristics,” the newspaper said.

Cyber intelligence work will include academic exchanges, conferences, published reports and translation services with the goal of expanding the center’s influence in cyberspace research.

Few details were provided on the structure and function of the cyber-spying center. However, the center will rely on cyber specialists involved in both “situation awareness” and research. Situation awareness is a term used by militaries to describe intelligence-gathering on the Internet and against information systems.

Experts who will operate the center include strategic theorists, intelligence analysts, and technology specialists.

An inaugural ceremony for the center was held June 26 where cyber warfare experts presented remarks on “cyberspace strategic situation evaluation and countermeasures.”

Military cyber programs are among the most secret elements of China’s large-scale military buildup, which has focused on developing asymmetric warfare capabilities and weapons designed to be used against a militarily stronger United States. In addition to cyber warfare tools, China’s military is building anti-satellite missiles and lasers, advanced submarines, and hypersonic strike weapons.

The announcement of the new center is unusual. Chinese government spokesmen routinely deny the military conducts any cyber intelligence operations. Senior Chinese officials, in response to claims of cyber spying, have leveled counter charges against the United States based on pilfered classified documents made public through renegade National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Confucius spies
“The Confucius Institutes do represent a threat for the Canadian government, do represent a threat to the Canadian public,” Juneau-Katsuya told the TDSB committee.

“There is publicly available information stating clearly that Western counter-intelligence agencies have identified Confucius Institutes as forms of spy agencies used by the [Chinese] government and employed by the [Chinese] government.”

Juneau-Katsuya was one of several people who asked to address the committee. The TDSB is trying to decide whether to permanently abandon its Confucius Institute partnership after an outcry from concerned parents and trustees. The committee voted on Oct. 1 to end the partnership. The entire board will vote on the issue at the end of the month.

Promoted as non-profit organizations funded by the Chinese communist regime to teach Chinese language and culture, Confucius Institutes (CI) have been cited by China’s own officials as tools to advance the regime’s soft power.

Former CSIS head Richard Fadden said during a 2010 speech while still serving with the agency that CIs are controlled by Chinese embassies and consulates and linked them with Beijing’s efforts to influence Canadian policy.

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) own former propaganda chief, Li Changchun, called CIs “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.”

Former CCP leader Hu Jintao also clarified that using the name of Confucius for the institutes is no indication that the regime suddenly endorses the teachings of the ancient sage, which were widely criticized and ridiculed during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

Rather, the famous name allows the CCP to promote the institutes since, according to Hu’s remarks published in Chinese, “through many years of effort, we have now found the way to cultivate and prepare supporters for our Party.”

“Establishing and spreading the various Chinese language institutes such as Confucius Institutes around the world is to increase our Party’s [CCP’s] influence worldwide,” Hu said.

Confucius Institutes Rejected

“Facts are…that currently the Confucius Institutes in Canada are not increasing in number, they are decreasing in number,” Juneau-Katsuya told the TDSB committee.

McMaster University and the University of Sherbrooke shut down their CIs, and in the United States, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Chicago recently decided to end their relationship with CIs.

“They experienced the partnership with the Confucius Institute, they experienced partnership with the Chinese government, and they decided to give up the [relationship],” Juneau-Katsuya said.

“My father used to remind me very often that wise men would learn from the experience of somebody who went through something, and the fool will wait and go through the same experience instead.”

There is no shortage of evidence showing how CIs are used for spying activities, Juneau-Katsuya said.

Investigations have shown that CI employees in certain provinces have tried to get access to government accounts and secrets, he said. What’s more, Chinese intelligence agencies do not plan in terms of years, but rather generations.

“They have developed a system where they would be capable to recruit people or identify people from very, very early ages, wait for a long period of time,­­­ and eventually sort of capture the ‘spirit’ of the love that person might have for the Chinese culture,” Juneau-Katsuya said, citing this as one of the risks of the CI coming to Toronto schools.

In another example, Juneau-Katsuya said an academic gets invited to China, is given the red-carpet treatment such as expensive meals and wine, and is made to believe he or she is someone “extremely important.”

Once the person becomes indebted to the regime, the regime’s agents will use this leverage to advance their own agenda.

“The Chinese exploit that very well, and they are good at being capable to sort of barter their way and barter their relationship with people, and that has been done over and over again.”

CSIS has observed many cases of this, Juneau-Katsuya said, where elected officials and representatives of major institutions go on visits to China and once back, implement policies favourable to Beijing in their jurisdiction, whether municipal, provincial, or federal.

Then-head of CSIS Fadden said in an interview with the CBC in 2010 that some municipal politicians and provincial cabinet ministers are under the influence of foreign governments, while alluding to China as the most aggressive country in efforts to gain influence in Canada.

CIs also target people in the industry for the Chinese regime’s benefit, Juneau-Katsuya said.

“Confucius Institutes do not only teach students, … they also go to the private sector and teach to the private sector,” he said.

The unsuspecting people from the industry attend the institute and hope to learn Chinese and build friendships. However, “there is a strategy behind all of this [for CIs] to be able to eventually recruit or simply obtain information from these people.”
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1018292-hosting-confucius-institute-a-bad-idea-says-intelligence-veteran/

Regular readers of the National Interest enjoy a rich flow of essays debating the consequences of China’s return as a great power and how U.S. policy makers should respond to the challenge China’s rise will create for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

But elsewhere in Washington’s corridors of power and across the country, the subject of China’s rise, its implications for U.S. and regional security, and how U.S. foreign policy should adjust to this development is commonly treated like the proverbial elephant in the room, clearly present, but not clearly discussed.

U.S. policy makers and the American public must face up to the fact that China’s return as a great power is inevitably creating a contest that will likely evolve into the most consequential and taxing security challenge the United States will face in the decades ahead. It will be the most consequential because the stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region is of paramount importance to America’s economy, its standard of living, its future prosperity and its own role as a global power. It will be the most taxing, because China will have at its disposal far more resources than the Soviet Union ever dreamed of having. The Cold War security competition demanded much of the United States; the China challenge will demand as least as much, if not more. The China challenge is the elephant in most rooms in Washington perhaps because the magnitude of the challenge is so unsettling to policy makers and planners.

Nevertheless, U.S. policy makers and America’s political system will inevitably have to face up to the China challenge. Indeed, there are four harsh realities with which America must soon come to terms.

First, the next American president and his or her advisers will need to face up to the fact that a policy of forbearance toward China has now been tried and has failed. Forbearance has been a bipartisan policy. In 2005, former deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick politely asked China to be a “responsible stakeholder” in the international system, with the hope and expectation that China would see its interests best fulfilled by cooperating with the existing international system. Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for Asia during Barack Obama’s first term, argued for a policy of conciliation in order to avoid the “Thucydides Trap,” the tragic clashing of great powers that has littered so much of world history. It was defensible to have tried forbearance first. However, China’s response since 2008 to forbearance has been clear: more assertiveness, more salami-slicing and an acceleration of its military modernization. Part of the deal of trying forbearance first must include a willingness to admit when it has run its course. The next set of U.S. policy makers will have to acknowledge the end of forbearance as a useful China policy.
Link http://nationalinterest.org/feature/america-must-face-the-china-challenge-11490

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Brazilian Workers 30% More Productive than Chinese

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 11, 2011


Brazil is a great country, I lived there twice, but they do have a more relaxed culture. But I’s have to say that in general, they are hard workers, but just like to relax. For instance while I was there I saw them badgered for their attitudes but in reality were pretty good. The Chinese, in an effort to foul up the world are now in Brazil and the Brazilians are pissed. Chinese arrogance and inflexibility are causing them problems as the Chinese do not respect Brazilian culture, nor any culture for theat matter. But interestingly enough, although all Chinese claim to work so hard and see the rest of us barbarians  as lazy, a report from  The Conference Board states that Brazilian workers were 30 percent more productive in 2010 than Chinese workers. This should come as a surprise to know one ass your typical chinaman spends more time on qq or bitching about house prices then putting his nose to the grindstone.

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Contaminated Water in Northeastern China- Where Will China’s Eco-Refugees End Up?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 26, 2011


articles from xinhua

“HARBIN, April 24 (Xinhua) — About 9,000 people in a northeastern China county have to line up in front of temporary water supply stations to get drinking water after their tap water was found polluted, authorities said Sunday. Many local residents in Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province, have been reportedly infected with intestinal illnesses since Friday.

Local government confirmed that the infection was caused by polluted drinking water after excessive amounts of e-coli bacteria was found in the drinking water.

People in 2,675 households in seven residential areas have been affected by the impure water, as of Sunday afternoon.

Zhang Wen, an official with the county, said some underground water supply pipes are aged and had fissures, so the underground water was polluted by waste water from the soakaway pits.

Six temporary water supply stations had been set up so far. The local government is working to repair and disinfect the problematic water supply systems.

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Local residents wait to get drinking water from a temporary water supply station after the local tap water was found polluted in Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province, April 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Many local residents in Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province, have been reportedly infected with intestinal illnesses since Friday.

Local government confirmed that the infection was caused by polluted drinking water after excessive amounts of e-coli bacteria was found in the drinking water.

People in 2,675 households in seven residential areas have been affected by the impure water, as of Sunday afternoon.

Zhang Wen, an official with the county, said some underground water supply pipes are aged and had fissures, so the underground water was polluted by waste water from the soakaway pits.

Six temporary water supply stations had been set up so far. The local government is working to repair and disinfect the problematic water supply systems.

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A woman holds her child in her arm who got sick after the local tap water was polluted in Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province, April 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Chinese Guy Fails to Pay Bribes

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011


The Chinese love to run these little articles about how they are cracking down on various crimes. One of their favs is how they crack down on fake goods. In the excerpt below, they talk about cracking a gang who was going to export 30,000 fake bags, LV etc. The funny thing is that I can go right now to the Silk Market which is ten minutes from the head of the communist party, and buy any fake bag purse, golf club, whatever I want. So when I read articles like the snippet below, I just have to chuckle.

chinadaily:
“After a convoluted trail led to the recent arrest of suspects, Qingdao police solved the mystery of who was behind the largest cache of counterfeit goods set for export since a nationwide campaign against intellectual property infringement began late last year.

Fourteen suspects have been detained for attempting to export more than 30,000 counterfeit handbags, suitcases and hats.

Labeled as well-known brands including LV, Adidas and Puma, the trove had a total potential retail value of 232 million yuan ($35.3 million), according to police.

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