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Deceit, Fraud and Theft- The China Business Guide

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 26, 2014


Here is a funny quote from the China Daily, aka least reputable ‘news source’ on the planet. ‘”More and more companies are not necessarily worried about moving into China, but how to manage to work with the Chinese,” said Greg Marchi, chief representative of CKGSB-Americas.

“That’s the reason we named our program ‘Doing Business With A Changing China’.”

CKGSB is hosting the program jointly with Columbia Business School next month in New York.’

Ok so let me get this straight. Some US ‘experts’ aka sellouts are setting up a program to help Americans, aka suckers to do business in China, aka hell?

Wtf? Do you really need a training course for that? Save your self the tuition and listen up. In order to do business in China you must
1- leave your wife and morals home
2- have no conscience
3- bring unmarked bills to pay
The local police
Their bosses
The local communists
Their bosses
Crooked ‘inspectors’
Their bosses
And so much more
4- leave your manners and etiquette back home
5- bring lots of bags because your Chinese hosts will want to take you ‘KTV’ing’ aka whoring
6- leave your loyalty to anything of ethical value back home for if you are in China, you will not use them

The simple fact is that businesses got to China because it is so corrupt. Grease the palms of a communist and you can have his kid if you would like. I am not kidding. When I was there I had doctor’s offer me the child of migrant laborers for less than $2000.

In China everything is for sale. All that gray you see encircling China’s big cities is merely proof of how bad corruption is in China. After all, they do have anti-pollution laws, which are obviously as vigorously enforced as their anti-corruption ones are. In China the air is not the only thing that is filthy.

What all this means is that there are a lot of people who make a lot of cash teaching you how to do business in China, but trust me, what you have read here will serve you far better than anything you are paying thousands of dollars for.

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Beijing Pollution Watch- Daily Smog Photos July 7-12, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 2, 2010


This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south.  I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71

July 7, 2010

July 8, 2010

July 9, 2010

July 10,2010

July 11, 2010

July 12, 2010

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Beijing Smog Pictures- July 3-6, 2010 -Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 2, 2010


This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south.  I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71.

July 3, 2010

July 4, 2010

July 5, 2010

July 6, 2010

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Beijing Smog Watch June 16-19, 2010-Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 13, 2010


This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution. The following are photos taken from four different days.

June 16, 2010

June 17, 2010

June 18, 2010

June 19, 2010

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China’s Water so Polluted They May Quit Reporting the Levels

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 18, 2010


This was from a few years back, I wonder if they still report…

Reuters has the report:

A new Chinese government survey of the country’s environmental problems has shown water pollution levels in 2007 were more than twice the government’s official estimate, largely because agricultural waste was ignored.The data, presented by Vice Environment Protection Minister Zhang Lijun, revives persistent questions about the quality of Chinese official statistics and the effectiveness of a government push for cleaner growth after decades of unbridled expansion.

We’ve long known that agriculture waste has played a huge roll in China’s water pollution, and that pesticides play a major factor. But this revelation reveals not only a breathtaking environmental problem, but a serious issue in the Chinese government’s record keeping–or perhaps more likely, its candidness with the Chinese people. Which, of course, has also long been known to be a major issue in China.

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The Chinese people deserve to know how polluted their bodies of water are–those that they often get drinking water from. And what’s worse, it appears that the Chinese government attempted to make claims to the contrary–saying they were cleaning up water sources when in fact the pollution levels were rising. Here’s Reuters:

The first national census on pollution sources found that discharge of “chemical oxygen demand” (COD) — a measure of water pollution — in wastewater was 30.3 million metric tons, Zhang said. The government had said in an official paper published two years ago that 2007 was the first year it managed to reduce water pollution, with COD falling 3 percent to 13.8 million metric tons

Finally, to make matters even worse, there’s even more environmental data obtained from the census that the government is considering not releasing at all–deeming it too sensitive and potentially embarrassing.

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China Water Pollution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 18, 2010


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Two Most Polluted Cities in the World are in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 15, 2010


The 10 most polluted cities in the world

1. Linfen, China

Type of Pollution: Coal

Source of Pollution: Industrial and Automotive Emissions

Linfen, China is not only the most-polluted city in China, but also the world. It includes many coal mines. Although legal coal mines create a lot of pollution, it is the city’s illegal coal mines that do the most damage, since they do not follow anti-pollution regulations. The city’s air is constantly soiled with burning coal.

2. Tianying, China

Type of Pollution: Lead and heavy metals

Source of Pollution: Mining and Processing

Tianying accounts for more than 50 percent of China’s total lead production. Because there are not many standards that regulate lead production in China, a lot of lead ends up in the city’s soil and water. Ultimately, the lead ends up in the bloodstream of children. Lead has been shown to decrease IQ in children.

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China and The Environment

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 14, 2010


China has some of teh most polluted cities in the world. Speaking from experience, I have developed a hacking cough in two years here.

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Linfen China- Worlds Most Polluted City

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 14, 2010


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Linfen is the most polluted city in the world,  even moreso than Chernobyl.

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Typical Chinese Smog

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 27, 2010


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