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2012/03/17

McDonald's sold expired food, Chinese TV says - CBS

-Sorry but I've had many expired baozi 包子 before! 


Chinese state television has accused McDonald's and French retailer Carrefour of selling expired chicken products in separate incidents amid public anxiety in China over food safety.

McDonald's Corp. and Carrefour Inc. issued public apologies Friday and said they were investigating the report by China Central Television.

China is McDonald's third-biggest market, with over 1,400 stores throughout the country, according to Reuters.

McDonald's sold expired food, Chinese TV says - CBS News:

Found via Twitchy.

Kung Fu Panda 3 : Introducing Samurai Panda!

-This of course is fake. 

What if the third movie in the Kung Fu Panda series had Po versus the nation of Japan?
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Music and vocals were taken from a Tera Online trailer.
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Would this work? Never in a million years, but I saw a trailer for game called Eligium the Chosen One which had a badass CGI Panda warrior in it and one of the trailers for Tera sound to me like the voice of Tigress, so I couldn't resist.
How might this imagined scenario go? While going on a pilgrimage the Furious Five accidentally lands on Japan to discover the island is inhabited not by animals but by human beings. Although the country itself is merely fascinated, even reverent to them a vicious warlord and his army decide to invade the lands beyond to claim them. Kung Fu meets other eastern styles never known and ancient tradition runs full tilt into more modern technology in a pitched war for the fate of both worlds.
http://youtu.be/A1o4XAzwamk

Chinese Kid Raps Fast

-Move over Jay Z!!! 

Credits to G.Watsky and Mac Lethal! 

Lyrics:
Oh hi, I'm Tzire,
There's no lie that I flow with desire,
Can't deny I'm a liar,
But I did design the Singapore Flyer,
Here's just a little bit about me,
I'm too tall to fit in Maseratis,
I'm not part of the Illumanati,
I know malay, you're a "bodo babi"
Gotta be the one to bite the bullet imma sinner but i bet I coulda been a better man
I wanna be zen. but I go sipping on the sediment instead of meditating but I get it when i can
I'm not gonna wind up in the gutter with a bottle of malt-
liquor, bitter cause i never got a call
telling me that it's all figured out
i'm sick of doubt but i'm pointing at the wall
Part of me was digging up my personal epiphany,
I'm living thru infinity, eliminating anybody/everybody,
Roll up the cannibal and bite em like a peanut butter apple in a minute then I go
who's he? you gotta be kidding me
do me like Gabourey Sidibe
If you see me looking slick, go quick, get a sit, I should be starring in a chick flick,
Gonna do what I can,
To preserve my brand,
That's the least I can do as a man,
but if my baby's gay I'll say you go gay baby, work that crib!
work that bib
slap your mom
screw po-lice
flip that car
i don't want a Jesus piece
but i want a Reece's Piece and a Kit Kat Bar
I want everyone in Singapore that's feeling bored and feeling hot to be in store to being caught and be ignored being forced to reinforce your brain that's gonna pop,
Or not--
my bedroom rocks
and the beat still knocks
when I sort my socks
i'm five foot eleven of sex from the tip of my head to my gorgeous knees


Add me up on Facebook! :
http://www.facebook.com/MrRitoh?ref=tn_tnmn
http://youtu.be/jIKZn8NVLkw

iPhone's hellish Chinese workplace: the sequel -- Overlawyered, Coyote Blog and Yahoo!!

-Amen to that! 

Our original post here.  -www.Chinastories.net 

iPhone's hellish Chinese workplace: the sequel. by Walter Olson on March 16, 2012. "This American Life" has retracted a much-discussed news segment about the horrors of Apple's Shenzhen, China workplace after discovering it was faked; ...
Overlawyered
 

Danger of the Mono-Culture
But I often find the discourse around "sweatshops" to be colored by weterners' middle class notions of what our own personal alternatives are.  "I would never work for a $1 a day…" ....

This American Life retracts Apple episode, says Daisey fabricated parts  YAHOO! 

"The problem with the media is not outright bias, but an intellectual mono-culture that fails to exercise the most basic skepticism when stories fit their narrative." 

China Home: Inspirational Design Ideas

China Home: Inspirational Design Ideas 

China, long dormant in the world of design and residential architecture, has recently burst onto the world stage. Like everything else in China today, contemporary Chinese design combines elegant and deep-seated traditions with the exploratory ideas of a younger generation of designers.

From revitalized hutongs in Beijing and lane houses in Shanghai to shiny new villas in Pudong and sleek urban apartments in Hong Kong, the best modern Chinese interior design blends the legacy of the past with a fresh appetite for the new.China Home explores this burgeoning phenomenon with images taken in more than 100 gorgeous homes, and will become an indispensable source book for everyone looking for ideas to create and re-work their living space.

About the Author:
Michael Freeman has been one of Smithsonian magazine's principal photographers for more than three decades. He has photographed extensively in Asia, and has produced 117 books, including Angkor: The Hidden Glories and the award-winning Japan Modern.

"This isn't Mao's China" -Former NYPD Officer Dan Bongino Running for US Senate in Maryland

-This guy has my vote!  

Dan Bongino is a former NYPD officer, former U.S. Secret Service special agent, entrepreneur and now a candidate for U.S. Senate from the state of Maryland.

website: http://www.bongino.com
http://youtu.be/Oy5jazCrMWU

"Dan is a former Secret Service agent who had nothing to gain and everything to lose by leaving his secure and promising job with the Service, where he was a rising star. In his own words, he left because saw what was happening in our great country and could not stand by and do nothing. Those of us who are in this fight can all relate to that.

Dan has gotten national exposure through countless appearances on Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and many others. He has also racked up an impressive array of endorsements. The best thing, however, is his optimism. He says, "I don't think we can win in Maryland, I know we can win in Maryland... Folks, this isn't Mao's China."

Not yet, at least."

Read tons more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/encouraging_signs_in_maryland.html#ixzz1pOenfkVJ

YouTube Channel for Bongino for Senate.

"The Rise of China a Return to the Natural Order of Things" by Malcolm Turnbull

-Australian Politician tells us about China's Rise. 

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician . A graduate of Sydney Grammar School & the University of Sydney. As a barrister he rose to the public's attention as the successful advocate in the Spycatcher trial blocking the British Government's attempts to suppress the memoirs of a former MI5 agent.
After founding how own investment banking firm in 1987 he went on to become a managing director and later a partner of Goldman Sachs. From 1993 to 2000, Turnbull was also the chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. Turnbull has has been a director and investor in several successful technologies businesses and is Australia's richest parliamentarian. Turnbull was elected as Liberal Party MP for the Sydney seat of Wentworth in 2004.
Turnbull was promoted to Minister for the Environment and Water Resources portfolio. Following the Liberal parties loss to the Labour Party in the 2007 election. Turnbull was appointed as Shadow Treasurer and in September 2008, Turnbull was elected liberal party ( opposition) leader in December 2009 Turnbull lost a leadership ballot to tony Abbott by 42 votes to 41.Following Turbull's reelection as MP for Wentworth in the 2010 election he has served as shadow communications minister.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
http://youtu.be/FothKc-0vG8

"This American Life" Retracted Apple/China Episode -WSJ

-Journalistic Malpractice!  

Producers of the public-radio program "This American Life" retracted an episode of one of its broadcasts that had been critical of Apple Inc.'s manufacturing practices in China, saying that it contained "significant fabrications."
http://youtu.be/qSTW5dHCBI0

From the ChinaStories Editors:  


This is a classic story of the corruptness of American Media.  NPR and TAL wanted this story to be true.  They wanted to make Apple look bad and in turn wanted Capitalism to look bad.  They've been bitten and retracting is just a start.  Nobody should blame Mike Daisy, nobody should blame Apple or Foxconn.  The blame should be all on NPR and TAL who are completely responsible for using an actor and writer to tell a news story.  If anything, this should inform TAL listeners (and there's a lot of them) that what they listen to on this show isn't always true.  Sad really.  It taints all the future shows.  Big question: Are all the programs who aired segments with Mike Daisy going to also retract their shows and apologize to their viewers???  Look down at the bottom of the post where Mike Daisy speaks on the media with BILL MAHER only last month!!!  

From TAL:
"We've discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey's story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. Marketplace'sChina correspondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications.

Ira also talks with Mike Daisey about why he misled This American Life during the fact-checking process. And we end the show separating fact from fiction, when it comes to Apple's manufacturing practices in China.

A full transcript of this episode is available here.

Rob Schmitz, a Shanghai-based reporter for Marketplace, tracks down and interviews Cathy Lee, Mike Daisey's interpreter on his trip to Shenzhen, China, and the Foxconn factory. In her interview with Rob, Cathy disputes much of what Daisey has been telling theater audiences since 2010 and much of what he said on the radio. Rob also talks to Mike Daisey about Cathy's version of the trip and tries to square the two accounts. (21 minutes).

Show about the retracted show March 16, 2012

---------added 2pm 3/17/2012-------

From Daily Caller:
“THIS AMERICAN LIFE is essentially a journalistic ­— not a theatrical ­— enterprise, and as such it operates under a different set of rules and expectations,” said Daisey. “But this is my only regret.”
That This American Life is a “journalistic enterprise” is “debatable,” Slate’s Forrest Wickman wrote. The show has a history of featuring fictional works and a “mostly bunk” story by author and pop economist Malcom Gladwell in 2008, Wickman wrote.
This American Life’s home station, WBEZ, also announced that it canceled a previously scheduled live presentation of Daisey’s monologue and would refund ticket purchases to the show.
Tons more at: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/16/radio-shows-foxconn-story-retracted-due-to-fabrications-by-author/#ixzz1pOiWnnDA

American Thinker  "NPR show forced to retract Apple hit piece"
Twitchy - Collection of Twitter stuff.

From February 1, 2011

Mike Daisy on his monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
http://youtu.be/rPnoB4LzB8g

2/6/2012 Mike Daisey on Real Time with Bill Maher

Mike Daisey, creator of THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, talks with Bill Maher about Apple's human rights violations in China, where thousands toil making iPhones and iPads in miserable working conditions while Apple realizes record-shattering profits. Learn more at http://mikedaisey.com/
http://youtu.be/iebnHvxKqlY
April 25, 2011 Monologist Mike Daisey Our guest is monologist Mike Daisey, whose latest work is "The Agony and The Ectasy of Steve Jobs."
http://youtu.be/SGvZNl1Qpis

Breakingviews: no stepping out of line for China's leaders

-Bo Xilai stepping down like Goldman Sachs letter? 

Princeling Bo Xilai's sacking doesn't expose cracks in the political system - it shows party unity ahead of this year's leadership shuffle, says Reuters Breakingviews.
http://youtu.be/_v7pCjFpYT0

2012/03/16

Indonesia urges calm over rise of China

-Waging aggressive peace... how do you do that?
INDONESIA has called on Australia to ''wage aggressive peace'' in the Asia-Pacific region, and to accept that the rise of China is natural and not threatening. Indonesia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marty Natalegawa, said countries should not react

Google TV Adds New Chinese Language Apps, But It's Still Only Available In US

-We can watch crappy CCTV in the US!!!
Among them are a mix of entertainment and news services, including al-Jazeera, the Chinese-language PPTV, the IslamBox collection of channels, Yupp TV (another aggregator, this time of Indian content) and Japan's Crunchyroll.
 

80s China: 9 Photographs from 1986 from an American Teaching English in China

Serious girl at Sports Day
(c) Craig Allen.  Serious girl at Sports Day. Zhenjiang, China, 1986, on the campus of Jiangsu Institute of Technology
Big brother interfering with his sister driving a go cart
(c) Craig Allen.  Big brother interfering with his sister driving a go cart. Shot in Hangzhou, China in December 1985. Maybe they're cousins. (One child policy.)
Little girl posing for photos
(c) Craig Allen.  Little girl posing for photos. Shanghai, China, 1986 Pottery vendors in Shanghai
(c) Craig Allen.  Pottery vendors in Shanghai. Shot in 1986. Group of people waiting for a bus in Shanghai
(c) Craig Allen.  Group of people waiting for a bus in Shanghai. Shot in Shanghai in 1986 Two little girls in Shanghai sitting outside on a hot day
(c) Craig Allen.  Two little girls in Shanghai sitting outside on a hot day. Shot in Shanghai in 1986. Crickets for sale
(c) Craig Allen.  Crickets for sale. Shot in Shanghai in 1986. Each of the little woven spheres is a cricket, or a locust of some sort. The insects were all chirping, and it was very loud. Grandparents looking after children in Shanghai's Huangpu Park
(c) Craig Allen.  Grandparents looking after children in Shanghai's Huangpu Park. This was shot in Shanghai in the summer of 1986. This was shot in Huangpu Park, which is on the Bund next to Suzhou Creek. Up until 1990, or so, this was a lovely and historic little green space. It was always full of people exercising, reading, or just enjoying the shade. It was a wonderful spot to enjoy people watching, too. Unfortunately, the authorities decided to raze most of it, and in its place now is a very unattractive concrete "park" with very little greenery or shade, and seldom will you see people spending any time there. I was very sad when I learned this space had been ruined.
Six people in Suzhou
(c) Craig Allen.  Six people in Suzhou. Shot in Suzhou, China in 1986.
All photos used with permission by the creator, Craig Allen

NYTimes China Media Round UP: Hong Kong Elections, Building the USA Dream, Cameroon's Ivory, "This American Life," Man Asian Prize Winner Blasts China, and the Mitt Romney/China Connection

-Good Reading!

In Hong Kong Elections, Some Chinese See Enviable Openness
New York Times
HONG KONG — The three candidates to become the next chief executive of Hong Kong engaged in a vituperative, televised debate on Friday evening in an election campaign that is being closely followed in mainland China. The openness with which

 
Building the American Dream in China
New York Times
The young American architect didn't think to tell me this until we had already climbed up a construction ladder and started walking gingerly across the curved roof of an unfinished building in northeastern China. It was a frigid day in late February,
 
China's Hunger for Ivory is Killing Cameroon's Elephants
New York Times (blog)
What is also clear is that the slaughter — which is unprecedented even in the context of a recent increase in wildlife poaching — has as its ultimate destination China and, to a lesser degree, Thailand and Egypt (where Chinese are the main customers
 
'This American Life' Retracts Episode on Apple's Suppliers in China ...
By By BRIAN STELTER
2:57 p.m. | Updated The weekly public radio program "This American Life" said on Friday that it was retracting a story about Apple's suppliers in China because of falsehoods with it, exposing tensions between journalism, storytelling and
 
First Woman to Win Man Asian Prize Condemns North Korea, China ...
By By JOYCE HOR-CHUNG LAU
Kyung-sook Shin, the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize, used the black-tie gala in Hong Kong to speak out against North Korea and Chinese complicity. Read more...
 
A US Tie to Surveillance Push in Chinese Cities
New York Times
BEIJING — As the Chinese government forges ahead on a multibillion-dollar effort to blanket the country with surveillance cameras, one American company stands to profit: Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney.
 
 

All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth

All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth

The allure of the world's fastest growing economy and largest population is undeniable; global companies crowd into the mainland in search of salvation to offset markets that have peaked or are in decline. China's youth population is composed of 500 million under the age of 30 and is poised to play a vital role in the global economy. Unitl now, no one has focused on this powerful group and the strategies that succeed with them.

Born under the one-child policy into a newly opened economy, Chinese youth are consumer pioneers almost by birthright. Backed by two parents and four grandparents, they are positioned to consume new cars, luxury products, and real estate much earlier than their foreign peers. It is youth's accumulation of power that will catapult China to become the number one consumer market across too many categories to list.

In All Eyes East, author Mary Bergstrom shares years of experience studying youth and helping companies understand and better target young audiences in China. She guides readers through the stories behind the headlines to reveal the unique way that Chinese youth look at themselves and the world. Along the way, she deciphers key issues such as the phenomenon of assigning new generations every ten years (or less), the meaning and manifestations of subcultures, and the new order that has emerged as a result of the country's dramatic gender imbalance.

"All Eyes East is the first work I have seen that identifies the fundemental motivations of China's 'new generation.' Rather than lapse into cliché about spending power or growing individualism, she uncovers the tension between modern values and Chinese tradition that make this age cohort such a fascinating subject of exploration." 
- Tom Doctoroff, author of Billions and What Chinese Want 

"There is much to understand about Chinese youth. It is a complex and ever changing audience that requires more than the occasional focus group or standard market research. Bergstrom goes on the road, looks into the cupboards, shops, and talks to Chinese youth in a way that cuts through the red tape and the standard Q&A. Hanging out with influencers, she uncovers what will be the next big thing years ahead of others. If you want to know about Chinese youth, start here." 
- Frederique Covington Corbett, Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft, AsiaPac 

Alex Salmond: Scottish National Panda

-Cute panda, but is he speaking with a Scottish accent? 

Listen to the panda! Scottish Independence now!
http://youtu.be/vr71SIPGxx4

President Gee of Ohio State University (OSU) interviewed in Qingdao, China

-Qingdao is similar to San Francisco?? Really? 

Dr. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University interviewed by QDTV
http://youtu.be/MpjSuENQqUw

2 Videos of the Unknown Human Species Discovered in China

-I guess he didn't have a razor! 

The remains of unknown human species have been identified in China
Read Full Story:http://www.cosmostv.org/2012/03/red-deer-cave-peoplethe-remains-of.html http://youtu.be/JPow6UyrxC4

 Red Deer Cave Man Discovered in China May Be New Human

It may be that Fred and Wilma had more than just the Rubbles as neighbors. A previously unknown type of human may have been identified in southern China, who researchers say existed alongside modern man as recently as 11, 500 years ago.

The Red Deer Cave people's bones, which suggest a very different appearance than modern man, were discovered in the Yunnan Province in 1989, but haven't been studied until now. Some reviewing the findings even believe that these early people never really interbred with others and are unique among the members of the human evolutionary tree.

The biggest problem in identifying the Red Deer Cave man as a new human is that there isn't a satisfactory definition of just what a modern human is. Skeptics are already questioning the findings but the proof will be in the primordial pudding; researchers say some the world's best DNA extraction labs are working to get some ancient evidence of the brand new man.
http://youtu.be/hoMWOG7TUyM

Chinese conundrum (about Bo Xilai)

-It's quite the Conundrum! 

Once a rising star of the chinese communist party, why did telegenic and well connected Bo Xilai get the sack?
http://youtu.be/Sc3QgzjWefM

China was top investor in Germany last year: agency

-They should have invested in Greece! 
"China was the top foreign investor in Germany in 2011, ahead of the United States, Switzerland and France, the government development agency Germany Trade & Invest said on Thursday.
China invested in 158 projects, while the US invested in 110, Switzerland in 91 and France in 53, GTAI said in a statement.
Nevertheless, Europe accounted for around half of total foreign investment in Germany, the agency added."


China was top investor in Germany last year: agency - Yahoo! News Canada:

Islam in Southern East Asia and China

-ooooh. Zheng He was a Muslim?! Learn something new everyday!  

This episode narrates the historical facts of Southern East Asia regards to Islam and the role of Muslims there...
http://youtu.be/5kxeSvtcchI

80s Kung Fu Movies: "Above The Law" Trailer

-This movie looks AWESOME!!! 

Hong Kong - 1986 - Above The Law Trailer - Action - Martial Arts - Yuen Biao - Cynthia Rothrock -Wu Ma. View details at http://www.asianwack.com/asian-cinema-7/above-the-law
http://youtu.be/7h1PKb1oVsc

2012/03/15

Inside the Chinese Boom in Corporate Espionage - Businessweek

-Long piece but good information!  

In terms of outright theft of intellectual property, there is growing evidence that China’s intelligence agencies are involved, as attacks spread from hits on large technology companies to the hacking of startups and even law firms. “The government can basically put their hands in and take whatever they want,” says Michael Wessel, who sits on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that reports to Congress. “We need to take more actions and protect our intellectual property.”

McGahn says he still wants to do business in China. But even if the company never sells another component there, he contends AMSC will survive. He has since moved to secure deals in Russia and is eyeing India as the next big wind market. In the meantime, McGahn has been schooled about doing business in China in a way he never imagined. “I used to be a Sinophile,” McGahn says, then pauses for a long exhale. “I don’t know what I am now.”
Inside the Chinese Boom in Corporate Espionage - Businessweek:

White rice link seen with Type 2 diabetes, says study

-Don't tell the Chinese!  

Health researchers said on Thursday they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming an epidemic.

Further work is need to probe the apparent association and diets that are notoriously high in sugar and fats should remain on the no-go list, they cautioned.

"What we've found is white rice is likely to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, especially at high consumption levels such as in Asian populations," Qi Sun of the Harvard School of Public Health told AFP.

"But at the same time people should pay close attention to the other things they eat.

"It's very important to address not just a single food but the whole pattern of consumption."

White rice link seen with Type 2 diabetes, says study - Yahoo! News Canada:

5 Movies to See at Hong Kong's Film Festival

-Wait, Love in the -WHAT??
By Dean Napolitano "Love in the Buff," which opens this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, captures the shifting nature of Chinese-language cinema: a Hong Kong director, a Beijing setting, dialogue in Cantonese and Mandarin, and,
5 Movies to See at Hong Kong's Film Festival
Wall Street Journal (blog)

French Winemaker Builds Winery in China

-French will now complain of Chinese wine...
Said a Shanghai-based analyst about the growth: "The world's top luxury brands are all very interested in the Chinese market, Rothschild is no exception." One small glitch in the love between Rothschild and the Chinese: counterfeit wines from Beijing.
French Winemaker Builds Winery in China
The Daily meal
 

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice?

Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives—one British and one Chinese—race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade?

Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

"Clue by clue, Paul French uncovers the truth of a bizarre murder case that shocked Peking in 1937. In doing so, he draws a chilling portrait of the city''s decadent, violent and overly-privileged Euro-American expatriate community. It is a feat comparable to that of White Mischief. Fascinating and irresistible. I couldn''t put it down." 
 – John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

“Simply marvelous! An atmospheric who-done-it in which the setting is pre-communist China, incorporating the last tottering edges of the British empire, a cast of enigmatic foreigners, and Peking bracing as Japan invades and brings the last of Old China to its knees. The mysterious and seemingly motiveless killing of a young English girl by a spirit-haunted gate in Peking is much more than it appears.”
 – Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I: A Novel

Six Monks vs. One Warship - NYT

-Carrier Lust? What in the world is that?
China has long had carrier lust, and Michael says Beijing's first one is "a 1980s Soviet warship that has been refitted with modern weaponry.'' State-run media in China quoted a top navy official as saying the carrier has been undergoing sea trials since last August. China recently announced an 11.2 percent increase in its defense budget, and as Edward Wong has reported, an expanding Chinese navy has been showing a new reach and confidence. The Chinese carrier, formerly ...
IHT Rendezvous

China To Be No. 1 In Smartphone Shipments This Year

-More smartphones, more smart kids!
A forecast out Thursday from research firm IDC says China will become the world's largest market for smartphone shipments in 2012 — jumping ahead of the US, which holds the No. 1 spot.

Mysterious Chinese Fossils May Be New Human Species - LiveScience


A view of a skull from the Red Deer Cave People. Researchers found the species had unique features seen neither in modern nor known archaic lineages of humans.
CREDIT: Darren Curnoe 


Mysterious fossils of what may be a previously unknown type of human have been uncovered in caves in China, ones that possess a highly unusual mix of bygone and modern human features, scientists reveal.

Surprisingly, the fossils are only between 11,500 and 14,500 years old. That means they would have shared the landscape with modern humans when China's earliest farmers were first appearing.

"These new fossils might be of a previously unknown species, one that survived until the very end of the ice age around 11,000 years ago," said researcher Darren Curnoe, a palaeoanthropologist at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Mysterious Fossils May Be New Human Species | Red Deer Cave People & Hominin Species | LiveScience:

Does The Anglosphere Still Rule? and The Graying of China

-You think the UK is old and gray... check out Japan and China! 

"In addition to noting the economic and cultural advantages the Anglosphere still enjoys, perhaps the most interesting part of their article is their discussion on demographics. Much has been said about the huge population of China and how they will dwarf anything the Anglos can produce. But often overlooked is how rapidly China will age. “China now has a fertility rate of 1.6, even lower than that of Western Europe.” The graying of society will be a huge economic issue in the 21st century, and how countries deal with that will decide their success or failure. Bolstered by immigration, Anglo countries like the United States and Australia will be able to avoid the age-related issues that closed societies like China and Japan face."

Does The Anglosphere Still Rule? | Via Meadia:

Knockoff Victoria's Secret show at Chinese university

-So many fakes in China.... so many... 

Knockoff Victoria's Secret show at Chinese university
http://youtu.be/HJuZ8PxCPxg
h/t MICGadget

Who won the "Who does Capitalism Better? USA or China" Slate/Intelligence Squared debate, and how

-Really good debate... please watch it!  Posted here.

About three-fourths of the way through Tuesday’s Slate/Intelligence Squared Oxford-styledebate on whether China does capitalism better than America, one audience member stood up to request a clarification of terms. How, she asked the panelists on stage, do you define capitalism?

She struck a nerve. People throughout the auditorium sat up a little straighter. Debater Peter Schiff took the question, hesitantly outlining a system that sounded alien to realities either here or China. “Where the means of production are controlled completely privately. Where the factors of production, land, labor and capital are allocated through a market. Where prices for all goods and services, wages and interest rates are set by the market,” he said. American capitalism triumphs over Chinese capitalism at the March 13 Slate/Intelligence Squared debate - Slate Magazine:

Worlds' Fair Shanghai: Five Centuries of Progress 1974-2474



-I want this poster so bad!  
























Worlds' Fair Shanghai

Vintage inspired event poster of the future. A worlds' fair (yes more than one world) to take place in Shanghai.


Around China in 31 dishes | CNNGo.com

-Start drooling NOW!

Around china in 31 dishes -- laziji

3. Chongqing: La zi ji (chili-fried chicken cubes, 辣子鸡)

The cuisine: Even compared with food from Sichuan, China’s mecca of spicy dishes, Chongqing cuisine scores high in spiciness and numb-inducing ingredients.

The dish: La zi ji combines crispy chicken breast cubes with a fireplace of peppercorn, toasted sesame and dried bird’s-eye chilis to create a plate of hot, red deliciousness.

Restaurant chain Sichuan Folk (simplified Chinese site), or ba guo bu yi (巴国布衣), is a good bet for a plate of authentic la zi ji in major Chinese cities.

The nationwide brand also stages thrilling Sichuan “face-changing” opera performance during dinner hours.


Around china in 31 dishes -- gong fu lv

10. Hebei province: Lvrou huoshao (donkey meat sandwich, 驴肉火烧)

The cuisine: Much as it is in neighboring Beijing, Hebei cuisine is savory and sauce heavy, with an emphasis on the cut and color of the dishes.

The dish: Brace yourself. Locals reckon donkey is as delicious as dragon meat, even though no one can provide much in the way of documentary evidence of having eaten the latter.

Donkey meat is high in protein, low in cholesterol and has a finer fiber than beef. It's leaner than pork and lacks the funky odor of mutton.

Sliced donkey meat is stewed and served between two pieces of ciabatta-like bread to make a Hebei-style sandwich.

Tons more at
Around China in 31 dishes | CNNGo.com:

Beijing on the Potomac: PAPER THAT BROKE WATERGATE PARTNERS WITH CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY | WFB

-UNETHICAL!!!  
Screen Shot of China Daily
Some journalism experts and China observers say the partnership crosses ethical boundaries and misleads unassuming readers about the Chinese government’s lackluster record on a host of important issues.

The China Watch website, which features the Washington Post’s official masthead, looks like many other online news sites, containing videos, articles, and slideshows. However, a small block of text in the website’s right-hand corner offers a disclaimer: “A Paid Supplement to The Washington Post.”

Journalism experts believe that the Post should explain to readers the precise nature of its relationship with China.

PAPER THAT BROKE WATERGATE PARTNERS WITH CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY
Beijing on the Potomac | Washington Free Beacon:

Media Wrap Up: Collected Tweets on Bo Xilai's Sacking: @BBCnews @LouisaLim @TomLasseter | Twitchy

Communist Party leader Bo Xilai removed from post in China | Twitchy:

BBC News - Bo Xilai removed by China from Chongqing leader post:

Ng Han Guan/AP - Bo Xilai, Chongqing party secretary attends the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) 
Bo Xilai purged after Wen attack - FT.com:

China ousts Bo Xilai as Chongqing party boss | World news | guardian.co.uk:

Bo Xilai Axed as Chongqing Party Chief After Wen’s Criticism - Bloomberg:

Bo Xilai Ousted From Communist Party Post in China - NYTimes.com:

In China, Bo Xilai Ousted From Communist Party Post - NYTimes.com:

Top Chinese leader Bo Xilai purged, one day after criticism - Telegraph:

Bo Xilai fired in Chinese Communist Party leadership shakeup - The Washington Post:



China Replaces Bo Xilai as Chongqing Party Chief - WSJ.com:

Bo Xilai falls, and rises in the headlines - China Media Project:

重庆市委主要负责同志职务调整_网易新闻中心:





Bo Xilai, the charismatic but controversial Communist Party leader of China's Chongqing metropolis, has been removed from his post, according to state news agency Xinhua

Faceoff: USA vs China

-In this corner stands the failing superpower, and in this corner the Dragon from the East! 

Faceoff: USA vs China - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.

USA vs. China - who has better future?

By 2050, China's population is projected to be 1.46 billion while the US will be at 400 million. This staggering difference will allow a continued cheap labor force and large market size in China.
Round 1 - China!

The US has a smaller, more expensive labor force, but it has more developed infrastructure and internal political stability to support its free market. Politically, economically, and culturally the United States remains the most influential country in the world.
Round 2 - USA!

China is the world's largest exporter and second largest importer. China also became the most favored nation in trade with the United States.
Round 3 - China!

Although the US is ranked #3 for exports, it has the world's largest national economy, with a GDP -- or Gross Domestic Product -- of $15 Trillion annually.
Round 4 - USA!

China's GDP does not match America's, but rates have grown significantly over the past few years. Many economists predict China's GDP to overtake that of the US within several decades.
Round 5 - China!

There are challenges awaiting the US in the future, but it has faced stiff competition before and has ended up on top. History favors the US!
Round 6 - USA!

So which side wins?
http://youtu.be/8Y_DVBhbqmc

2012/03/14

Kung Fu Strike for Xbox 360 Preview Trailer

-Looks kind of dumb... I'll pass. 

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, the arena brawler with a Bruce Lee style, is coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade.
http://youtu.be/USZCvhL4L4s

Thrasher's King of the Road China: Shox

-Love the chicken feet, cupping, street vendor, Tiananmen! AWESOME TRIP! and awesome boarding! 

http://youtu.be/yu6XvpnuVbw

Wen Jiabao fears another Cultural Revolution!

I can't cut and paste from FT so you'll have to go there to see the article.  See the quote of Wen Jiabao who says that he fears another Cultural Revolution in China.
Wen attacks party conservatives - FT.com:
Chinese reform 'necessary' to avert new Cultural Revolution

Urgent reform is needed to prevent a repeat of the "historical tragedy" of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao said in a rare emotional speech today. Asia Correspondent John Sparks reports.
http://youtu.be/PtTDSQ0_4Xg

America has made the world freer, safer and wealthier and China just might kill the goose that laid the Golden Egg!

-By Robert Kagan from the Brookings institute.

"What about the free market, free trade economic order? People assume China and other rising powers that have benefited so much from the present system would have a stake in preserving it. They wouldn't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. But China's form of capitalism is heavily dominated by the state, with the ultimate goal being preservation of the ruling party.

Although the Chinese have been beneficiaries of an open international economic order, they could end up undermining it simply because, as an autocratic society, their priority is to preserve the state's control of wealth and the power it brings. They might kill the goose because they can't figure out how to keep both it and themselves alive."
 

Chinese Premier Win Jiabao: 'Democracy is inevitable' and why Confucius is Bolder than Wen Jiabao!

-Learn your state Mandarin! 

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, at his last annual post-parliament news conference, says the country needs political reform to keep pace with economic development.

The following is a quote from a site that Wen Jiabao。

随着经济的发展,又产生了分配不公、诚信缺失、贪污腐败等问题。我深知解决这些问题,不仅要进行经济体制改革,而且要进行政治体制改革,cut   民主制度会依照中国的国情循序渐进地得到发展。  这也是任何力量所阻挡不住的。
Found here in Chinese.
http://youtu.be/K1auSXvf56w

from Useless Tree

Confucius is Politically Bolder than Wen Jiabao



He would find some support in Confucius, who is often presented as a defender of authority and hierarchy but who actually was quite will to challenge the powers that be if they were pressing society in the wrong direction, as here in Analects 11.17...

Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don't Learn) in China and America

-For all the teachers and students! 
Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don't Learn) in China and America

In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left youth in the United States and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting us into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Pine, a U.S. education expert, highlights essential differences and striking similarities between the two systems. She shows how parents, educators, and policymakers can implement practical solutions, drawing the best from both systems and genuinely equipping our children to meet the challenges we face in the twenty-first century.

About the Author:
Nancy Pine is the director of Bridging Cultures: U.S./China Program at Mount St. Mary's College. She is an internationally known educator with 20 years of research and consulting experience in China. Her focus has been on how children and young adults learn in the United States and in China. She has taught in both China and the United States and has won numerous awards, including a City of Los Angeles award for her cross-cultural efforts.

Chinese Province News: Train Crashes in Hubei, TV shows in Henan, Brave Dragons in Shanxi, entrepreneurs in Zhejiang and drugmakers in Anhui

-There's always something going on in a Province in China!

Chinese Official Cites Soil in Rail Collapse
Wall Street Journal
Wang Zujian, director of the railway-construction bureau for the central China province of Hubei, said the incident occurred in part because the rail tracks were constructed partially on mounds of packed construction soil and gravel resting on unstable

Chinese TV show 'Interviews before Execution' stirs controversy
msnbc.com (blog)
It was broadcast on "Interviews Before Execution," a weekly TV program, that aired on the Legal Channel in China's central-eastern Henan Province for over five years. Starting in late 2006, the hour-long show attracted millions of viewers and ranked

Shanxi fined 60000 yuan for crowd trouble
China Daily
By Sun Xiaochen (China Daily) The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) fined the Shanxi Brave Dragons and the local organizing committee 60000 yuan ($9478) on Tuesday after reckless fan behavior during the semifinal game against the Beijing Ducks on
 
Entrepreneurs in Zhejiang call for funding channels
China Daily
By Zhou Yan (China Daily) Some of the most influential entrepreneurs in Zhejiang province, the powerhouse of the nation's flourishing private sector, are calling for easier policies on funding channels for micro-sized and small private enterprises.
 
Chinese officials intent on 'Anhui model' for price cuts
FiercePharma
Unfortunately for drugmakers, that means officials are also pledging to adopt Anhui province's aggressive tendering system, which slashed prices by at least 30% on key drugs over the past year. Anhui's drug-buying approach has attracted a lot of
 
 

青岛大学 Qingdao University

-You can promote your university on YouTube also!  COOL!  
青岛大学
Qingdao University
칭다오 대학교

Recap of Shanxi-Beijing Game 4 and fallout while Former NBA Star Marbury Accused of Hitting Chinese Fan!

-Hilarious! 
http://beijingcream.com/2012/03/shanxi-beijing-stephon-marbury-cba-game-4-fal... - in which Shanxi beats Beijing 102-100 in a hotly contested and highly controversial game to tie the series at two games apiece. Afterwards, Stephon Marbury is accused of sending a Shanxi fan to the hospital, but as you'll see in the next video, IF it happened, the fan probably deserved it.
http://youtu.be/iuv89WelETI
 
Marbury's response: 1:23 mark. For subtitles and translation of the fan's accusation at 0:51, see http://beijingcream.com/2012/03/marbury-denies-punching-fan-says-accuser-has-...
http://youtu.be/J8FoyEYgheg
Originally Found at Buzz Feed

'Land Subsidence' Is The Cause Of Chinese Train Derailment

-Not human error...earth error. 

Heavy rain caused road bed to collapse - Railway engineers in China have revealed the cause of a dramatic train derailment.

For full report and more videos see http://goo.gl/xNy3E.
http://youtu.be/E4HDHQF2tZQ

"China Does Capitalism Better Than America" Intelligence Squared 1 hour 45 minute debate!

-Great great debate! 

China Does Capitalism Better Than America from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates on FORA.tv

Orville Schell

Peter Schiff

Ian Bremmer

Minxin Pei


UNCOVERED: NBC NEWS STAR AL SHARPTON uses the word "Chinaman" and still on TV??!

-Where's the outrage?? oh wait, he's black so this is acceptable? 

Breitbart.com has compiled the insults and characterizations Al Sharpton -- the man who NBC News' President Phil Griffin called an "elder statesmen" -- has made in his career.
Found here.

Transcript found here.
"You the best chicken ____ in the universe. Gonna buy some Colonel Sanders chicken. Then the Chinaman come in and throw some hot ___ [cough] ___. Then the Korean sells us watermelon. ___ watermelon all my life. They're gonna cut it up and put it in a bucket with a rubber band around it, and then we're gonna buy it like it's somethin we didn't know what it was."

China PR vs Jordan: 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

-They win but still didn't qualify?  Where are the Vuvuzelas?? 

China 3-1 Jordan: Midfielder Hao Junmin struck twice as China ended their unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Jordan.for more, visit http://goo.gl/gTYLE

Visit our channel at http://www.youtube.com/asianqulifiers2014
http://youtu.be/pgCW3jv0iSY

Raggedy Sparrow Meets Cricket. "Greetings!" Chinese Brush painting plants birds animals

-Really amazing. Fun to watch! Subscribe to their channel!!! 

I have always enjoyed the miniature Raggedy Birds, just merely a celebration of ink and paint and paper. Tiny. And its fun to see their gruff lil faces as they come face to face with Crickets.
I almost slipped up and gave the Cricket a European Top Hat....
Anyway, this was a cheerful practice at the days ending. And I am pleased with the colours.
This is Red Star paper bought for me by a good friend in Dallas. It is very difficult to work with if you are not Chinese trained.
http://youtu.be/5iNGc9C6uGw

How a Baby Develops 胎儿发育过程:1~37周 Part 5: Chinese Videos in English!?

-Educational in both languages! 
胎儿发育过程:28~37周

How Parents in China and USA treat their children who are bad at school

-Spank them early and often! 


CHINA
Mother in China on her knees begs daughter to study hard.
近日一则名为《妈妈公共场所跪地五分钟 只为求女儿用功读书》的帖子在各大论坛流传。据发帖者称,事情发生在深圳。一位母亲在公共场所跪倒在女儿面前五分钟,只为求女儿用功读书。
From a China site SINA.

A father fed up with his son’s bad grades is putting the middle schooler’s punishment on display. The South Florida seventh grader had to stand at a busy intersection holding a sign of shame. The sign that Michael Bell Jr. had to hold up read: “Hey, I want to be a class clown. Is it wrong?” The back says: “I’m in the 7th grade and got 3 F’s. Blow your horn if there’s something is wrong with that.” The seventh grader is failing three classes.
Found here. at WTVR Richmond.

2012/03/13

海南万人示威 大批武警出动 催泪弹镇压 Armed Police Fire Tear Gas at Crowds in Hainan

-Gov't officials denying children the Gaokao if you join the protest. Nasty. 

继广东汕头民众去年底上街抗议当局兴建电厂污染,成功逼停计划后,日前海南省民众发出怒吼!上万名海南莺歌海镇民上街头,高举「反对煤电,保护环境」标语包围镇政府,抗议当局不顾反对强行兴建火力发电厂,与大批警力起冲突,警方祭出催泪弹镇压。因正值「两会」期间,相关敏感讯息全遭封锁,示威民众现况不明朗。
Chinese sources

In China’s southern island province of Hainan, thousands of people in the Yinggehai Township of Ledong City took to the streets on Saturday. It’s the second large-scale protest there against plans for a coal-fired power plant in a month.

English Source

No Longer on Beijing's Menu: Chicken Without Sex

-Beijing constantly says they will "wipe all Chinglish away!" but they never do.  Just take a weekend trip outside of Beijing or Shanghai and come back in stitches!!
The Beijing Foreign Affairs Office and the Beijing Speaks Foreign Languages Program have jointly published a book offering official guidance on the translation of Chinese restaurant menus featuring "proper" English translations.  Gone are the days of "four glad meatballs" (四喜丸子), which the book says should be henceforth known as braised pork balls in gravy. And as for "tofu made by a woman with freckles" (麻婆豆腐)? From now on, the iconic Sichuanese dish should be simply indentified by its Romanized Chinese name, mapo dofu.  Many restaurant menus feature English translations so strange they confuse, not only foreigners, but even English teachers well versed in "Chinglish," the paper quoted an unnamed official with Beijing Foreign Affairs Office as saying.

2 China Posts from Heritage Foundation: Economic Espionage and a Rare Earths Distraction

-Are we spying on rare earths?
 
If you heard that people based in a certain country completely compromised the computer systems of Nortel, a Canadian telecom firm that has since collapsed, what country would you guess?  If you heard that a company based in a certain country was accused of receiving commercial secrets stolen from DuPont, what country would you guess?  If you heard that a company based in a certain country was accused by American Superconductor (AMSC) of stealing software used to program advanced wind turbines, what country would you guess?
 
Heritage.org

 
The U.S., EU, and Japan are suing China in the World Trade Organization (WTO), calling Chinese export quotas on rare earth elements an illegal trade practice.  The U.S. will most likely win. But the suit is peripheral to real issues and was brought because the U.S. is unable or unwilling to address the true problems in Sino–American economic relations.
 
The Rare Earths Distraction
Heritage.org

Myanmar soldiers shot dead China farmer: Beijing tight-lipped

-Because they want good relations!
12 incident along the China-Myanmar border in Yunnan province. Chinese state-run media had made no previous mention of the shooting and it was not clear why Beijing — a key ally and major investor in Myanmar — had remained tight-lipped about the

Myanmar soldiers shot dead China farmer: Beijing
China Post
 

In the Shadow of the Dragon: The Global Expansion of Chinese Companies--and How It Will Change Business Forever

In the Shadow of the Dragon: The Global Expansion of Chinese Companies--and How It Will Change Business Forever

The "made in China" label has long dominated the lower end of the US manufacturing industry, effectively squeezing it out of existence. That's old news. What most people don't know is that China's global reach now extends much further. Chinese companies have entered higher-end markets-technology, financial services, transportation, energy-and are emerging as powerhouse multinationals. In the Shadow of the Dragon is a meticulously researched expose of the most competitive companies in China. Based on interviews with Chinese business leaders and original case studies, the book provides: * Profiles of key players * Insights into subtle yet powerful strategies used to gain market dominance * An understanding of the Chinese approach to going global * Analysis of the Chinese way of innovation * Advice on competing head-to-head or forming alliances with Chinese partners Part primer, part survival guide, In the Shadow of the Dragon is the first book to lay bare the challenges looming ahead....
A meticulously researched exposé of the most competitive companies in China, In the Shadow of the Dragon examines the Chinese corporations poised to make a tremendous splash on the international marketplace, what tactics they’re using to move beyond China, and where they are most likely to compete and to succeed. Based on interviews with Chinese business leaders and original case studies, the book reveals how and why these organizations function the way they do, the revolutionary strategies they’re using to rewrite the play­book on international business, and what we must do to defend our own companies and thrive in the future.

Part primer, part survival guide, the book examines key organizations in different segments of China’s economy, including energy, electronics, low-cost production, financial services, sophisticated industrial equipment, household appliances, and more. You’ll hear fascinating accounts of organizations such as ICBC, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which recently launched the largest IPO in history; Baidu, China’s leading internet search engine, which has a market cap twice that of Yahoo, and considerably higher than eBay’s; and Haier, which quietly cornered the U.S. market in creating cheap, small refrigerators for dorm rooms, and forced Whirlpool’s hand when making a serious bid for Maytag.

How the West responds to China’s emergence as an economic power will have a crucial impact on both international business and the current trend toward globalization. This enlightening and practical book takes an insider’s view of the forces at work inside China, and how they will come to affect us all.

WINTER NIE is a business consultant and professor at IMD, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

WILLIAM DOWELL is a freelance writer who served as a Time magazine correspondent in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

Parents of gay children address China's National People's Congress

-From a mental problem to a national discussion!
Ten parents of gay children in China have sent a open letter to the government to call for legislation to stop discrimination against gay people. In the letter is addressed to the National People's Congress (NPC) that meets every year in March and the



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