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2012/06/09

CHINA'S ROSWELL: Documentary on Alien Skeletons found in Chinese Caves

-Gotta love all the UFO researchers! 

http://youtu.be/1CLB27zQHTE

New Music Video: Abigail Washburn "Shadow Ballad" with the Qin Zhi Yun Xi'an Folk Opera Group

-Great song, great video. 


http://youtu.be/zfLqvq-HkuE

More Abigail Washburn on ChinaStories.net!
Abigail Washburn: US-China Relations with a Banjo, Music Videos and her TED Talk:
Connecting China and America by banjo.:

Chinese Convenience Store Owner Confronts Armed Robbers with Bear Spray, Spanks Would-be Thieves!

-One of the best videos EVER!  Don't mess with Chinese people! 

A convenience store owner fought back with bear spray and a spanking when he was confronted by two would-be thieves.
A Gatineau, Que. convenience-store owner fought back with bear spray and a spanking when he was confronted by two would-be robbers at his shop Tuesday night.
Surveillance video from the store shows two men, faces partially obscured by hoods and scarves, holding what appear to be small knives as they gesture toward the cash register.
Store owner Zhen Yang speaks on a cordless phone as he moves slowly back toward a small office. That's when he pulls out a small can and releases a torrent of bear spray on the would-be thieves, sending one running out of the store.
The second man remains in the store and confronts Yang behind the counter, but Yang is not prepared to back down. He throws a chair at the remaining would-be robber and then throws the man over the counter.
As the man dangles over the counter, Yang delivers the final humiliating blow: a spanking as his pants slowly slide off his hips.
"I just want to protect myself, a customer and my life," Yang told CTV Ottawa. "They had a knife. It was scary to me."
He said the bear spray was all he had on hand to defend himself.
On Wednesday, customers were divided on whether Yang was wise to fight back.
"It's hard to decide," said customer Robert St. George. "I mean, you hand over your labour, all of the money you make. If you don't teach them a lesson they will rob them."
Customer Paul Boucher, meanwhile, said Yang could have been hurt.
"He could have been stabbed," Boucher said. "I would have given him his money."
Gatineau Police Sgt. Jean-Paul Lemay said it's rare for police to see a potential victim fight back.
"It's not something we recommend," Lemay said. "But the Criminal Code does allow people to defend themselves and make citizen's arrest. This is what happened."
While one man got away, the other was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
http://youtu.be/MNtXe5q4oJs

Watch this amazing video of a BMX rider in Shanghai: Thrills, Spills and ZhuJiaJiao River Town!

-Crazy riding... WOW! 

Fit - Van In China from FITBIKECO. on Vimeo.
Watch Van and Stew venture into the urban jungle of Shanghai and Homanate it like only Van can.

Filmed & Edited by: Stew Johnson

2012/06/08

China: The Pessoptimist Nation


-This looks great! 

China: The Pessoptimist Nation

The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new Chinese sources and innovative analysis to see how Chinese people understand their new place in the world.

To chart the trajectory of its rise, the book shifts from examining China's national interests to exploring its national aesthetic. Rather than answering the standard social science question "what is China?" with statistics of economic and military power, this book asks "when, where, and who is China?" to explore the soft power dynamics of China's identity politics.

China: The Pessoptimist Nation shows how the heart of Chinese foreign policy is not a security dilemma, but an identity dilemma. Through careful analysis, Callahan charts how Chinese identity emerges through the interplay of positive and negative feelings in a dynamic that intertwines China's domestic and international politics. China thus is the pessoptimist nation where national security is closely linked to nationalist insecurities.



As the sub-title would suggest – Pessoptimist Nation – there is a strange quandary in maintaining rhetoric of national humiliation whilst emerging as a powerful and stable player in the world order of nations. Balancing the achievements of China with her humiliation pose contradictory positions that can not just be met with understanding achievements, such as hosting the Olympics in Beijing or the Expo in Shanghai, as ending the politics of suffering as some suggested they would be. There can be no sense of finally arriving on the world stage if the discourse of inequality and retribution are replicated under the banner of National Humiliation through the generations.

Careful what you pick up in Chinatown! "Premium Rush" - Trailer (2012)

-This looks like biking in Beijing... DANGEROUS! 

http://youtu.be/yYDIw4ZnecM

From IMDB:
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Official Site


Last Interview of the Chinese Activist Li Wangyang 李旺陽 on Jun 2 2012 (English Subtitles)

-So sad. 

Translated by http://bit.ly/xWY0oK /Source: Hong Kong Cable TV "Travelling Back and Forth between China" 2012/06/02 episode - "23rd anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre, when will it end?" http://bit.ly/LpIUpM / This video is for educational purpose, no copyright infringement intended.
http://youtu.be/lClvj9J5m7E

Chinese Boy Dangles From Balcony: Caught on Tape Video

-Hang in there buddy! 

This is the dramatic moment a Chinese toddler came terrifyingly close to a deadly plunge - after getting his head stuck on a balcony handrail while his parents were out.

The young boy had wandered towards a fourth floor balcony in an apartment building in Guangzhou, China, only to get his head wedged in the handrail.

But after exploring the view in his parents apartment, the boy's accident left his head jammed between the railings - and his body dangling perilously over a 40ft drop.

The dramatic scenes continued when neighbours below climbed up towards the boy to prevent him falling to his death.

A man dressed in a yellow t-shirt was spotted climbing up from a balcony below along window grid bars, before supporting the child with his feet as the infant tried to haul himself back indoors.

And within minutes of the terrified toddler being spotted, a crowd had assembled at street level with a large yellow blanket at the ready to catch him if he fell.

After several minutes of wondering if the child would survive or fall several stories, the youngster eventually managed to pull himself back into his home.
http://youtu.be/dADkXi1LFS0

From ABC News
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A quick-thinking neighbor held the boy in place until help arrived.

China Feces News: 6 Stinky Tweets, Shanghai Woman hit by falling feces wins $$ and Poo Power: Changing Livestock Poo into Energy

-These stories stink! 


Most disgusting Tweet:





Borderline Offensive:

Woman wins 600 yuan after falling feces hit her:

"A woman has won 600 yuan ($94) in compensation, after she was struck by falling feces wrapped in tissue from a residential building this year, a local court said Monday.

The unidentified woman and her son were on their way home in January, when she was hit in front of a neighborhood community on Shouguang Road in Pudong New Area.

She was disgusted when she learned what had fallen on her. After cleaning herself off, she went to the neighborhood committee to complain. Two social workers accompanied her to ask building residents where the filthy tissues could have come from. But, no one they asked admitted to tossing anything out of the window that day.

She went back to the same spot the next day with her camera to take photos, when she saw some remaining tissues hanging on wires above the second floor. Judging by the position of the tissues, it was believed that they were thrown from above the second floor.

However, the guilty party could not be identified, and as such, four households, on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors, were ordered to jointly shoulder the blame and each pay 150 yuan to contribute to the total compensation. "
Global Times



No, I don't think I agree.


Really? Can you inform me of that Chinese word?

Livestock Waste Energy in China "Poo Power" -ecoideasnet
http://eco-ideas.net/story/id/380/
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In Shenyang, China, more farms are installing equipment that generates methane gas by storing livestock waste underground.
The smell is filtered out and then the gas is used for cooking.
The leftover waste can be used as fertilizer for crops.
http://youtu.be/G9LNC_gobiE


This is just so wrong on so many levels.



Just think what the Chinese people think when you speak English.

Cancer Villages - China

-JourneyMan Pictures does it again! 

China warns foreigners to stop monitoring its pollution

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The Chinese government claims it's making serious efforts to clean up pollution. But as this horrifying report shows, much of their 'success' has involved simply moving their toxic industries out of sight.

"It's risky, but we have no other choice: We only have this river," Wu Zhuliang tell us from his remote farm in South Western China. For Wu and his family their reliance on the river, which runs yellow with pollution, has had terrible consequences. They buried his son just over a month ago. He had been diagnosed with two types of cancer, Leukaemia and Thymoma, and had been in so much pain he said to his mother, "open the window and I'll jump out". The water from Wu's river was found to have levels of chromium, a known carcinogen, "200 times higher than the national standard". Ma Tianjie from Greenpeace tells us it's so toxic that, "simply touching the water, it could make your skin itchy. It's a very, very serious problem." All across rural China the same stories abound. The government is cleaning up the cities, but often the most toxic industries are simply moved to rural areas where regulations are lax. Chinese farmers are now four times more likely to die from liver cancer than the global average. "The government is trying to find a way to get rid of this huge pile of historically accumulated waste but they are struggling."

A Film By SBS
Distributed By Journeyman Pictures
June 2012
http://youtu.be/-rj9Wx_jg40

2012/06/07

Shanghai Architect Creates Mark Zuckerburg Portrait with Books, You have to see it to believe it!

-I hope she paid for all those books! 


What inspired me?
I was in the States last month and wanted to do a portrait of an iconic American...I decided on Mark Zuckerberg and I thought I'd use BOOKS for his portrait, to play around with the words, 'face book'! LOL. was that PUNNY or what?!

ps: excuse the pimples...a lot popped up while working on this piece -_-

More photos and info here:
http://www.ohiseered.com/2012/06/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-portrait.html

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Behind the scenes


http://youtu.be/Mrr4QUhvO8U

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She did a Jay Chou Painting with COFFEE STAINS!

Movie Trailer: Jimmy Liao's book comes to life! "Starry Starry Night"

-This looks amazing!




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Starry Starry Night Official Trailer #1 (2012) - HD Movie

When Mei falls in love with Jay, love at first sight takes hold, providing her fondest childhood memory. Amongst her parents' divorce and bickering and her grandfather's death, Mei finds solace in Jay even as they begin a perilous journey into the mountainous wilderness to find her grandparents' home. As they venture into the starry, starry night, they get lost in a storm that leads them towards a greater destination.
http://youtu.be/-k475nqSW-E


More books by the famous Jimmy Liao!

Sound of Colors (English) by Jimmy Liao
In this breathtaking, evocative book, a young blind girl travels from one subway station to another while her imagination takes her to impossibly wonderful places. She swims with the dolphins and sunbathes on a whales back; flies through the air with the birds and travels to the station at the end of the world. Poetic text is paired with haunting and beautiful watercolor paintings in this incredible book that explores themes of overcoming a disability and the power of the imagination. the Sound of Colors is a magical book that will take readers on a journey unlike anything they've ever experienced before.


When the Moon Forgot - By Jimmy Liao
One night the moon never rises...

A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.

This is an unforgettable tale of an unusual friendship by world-renowned illustrator Jimmy Liao. Gorgeous, evocative illustrations tell an imaginative story of love and courage; the world will never forget the time when the moon forgot.



The Blue Stone: A Journey Through Life by Jimmy Liao
From internationally renowned author and illustrator Jimmy Liao comes a new enchanting and evocative journey. Breathtaking illustrations and a haunting story take readers on a wondrous voyage around the world.


A large, beautiful blue stone is discovered in a forest. It is cut in half, and one half stays in the forest while the other starts on a long and mystical journey through many places, many owners, and many transformations. It begins as a statue of an elephant, admired by museum goers, and then becomes a carved bird residing in an elderly woman's garden. It becomes a moon, a cat, a necklace, and more, until it finally returns to the forest. The Blue Stone is a powerful tale of different life paths and possibilities, a longing for home, and love.

Bad Pronunciation + Scantily Clad Chinese women + Silly Lessons = Sexy Mandarin

-This was the only half way decent lesson, all the rest were 18+ years old ONLY! 

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According to Thatsmags, the service was started in December of last year by Mick Gleissner, a German fashion photographer who is based in Hong Kong and his girlfriend, Kaoru Kikuchi, a Japanese fashion/jewelry designer and model.

Both of them enjoy learning Chinese but dreaded the usual boring approach to language instruction. The service does not look to be quite ready or fully launched, I think. Or I don’t see a business model there yet, anyway. It’s still a free subscription service. I bet the company must have invested a lot of money to create videos with such a high production value.



Riot at the Chengdu Foxconn, Another Watchdog Group Slams Apple

-But the watchdog group never compares Apple Factories with the other factories in the area where the wages are the same and the conditions are the same.  I'm afraid they won't find any factories like that near Foxconn.  The wages in those areas are probably much lower and the conditions are much worse.  Not much of a watchdog group!

Foxconn
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The situation rapidly escalated, and up to 1,000 workers eventually joined in, WCT reported. Workers threw trash bins, chairs, pots, bottles, and even fireworks from the upper floors of the building, destroying public facilitates.

The riot ended after two hours, after dorm administrators reported the case to local police and hundreds of officers arrived at the scene to suppress the violence. Dozens were arrested.

Report: Dozens Arrested After Riot at Foxconn Factory | News & Opinion | PCMag.com:

China, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) visited Foxconn production sites in Zhengzhou and Shenzhen - where various Apple products are produced - between March and May 2012 and found that labor rights violations "remain the norm."

SACOM was not comforted by an Apple-commissioned report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which also found abuses at Foxconn facilities, but said that the firm had agreed to make changes.
Watchdog Group Slams Foxconn Working Conditions (Again) | News & Opinion | PCMag.com:


Sweatshops Are Good for Apple and Foxconn, But Not for Workers

101 East - China: Inventing Innovation

-Piracy! In China? No way! 


China is cultivating a new wave of visionaries in a bid to revive its slowing economic growth. But it also faces allegations of unfair trade practices and intellectual piracy by some of its major trading partners in the US and Europe. 101 East takes a closer look at the issue.

http://youtu.be/hx_Vv-h9EN8

via Reddit

2012/06/06

13 Photos to show how Absolutely Insane the Chinese University Entrance Exam 高考 is

-WOW. Amazing story!  Americans have a lot of work to do! 


 Anhui Province, near Shanghai, Mao Tan Chang Town has a really good school where many of the students get into big universities.  Tons of kids from all over come to this school.  So the University Entrance exam is SUPER IMPORTANT!  During the time of the Entrance Examination the children and the parents together balloon the population of the small town to over 20,000!  Great for the economy!

The Black board shows encouragement for the students.  Things like, "I WON'T SLEEP!" and "I MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE!"
 Every morning 5AM students flood from their rented apartments or rooms to the school boosting all the breakfast stalls and baozi sellers.  The noise is crazy!
 Moms, waking up 30 minutes before the children and going to sleep 30 minutes after they go to sleep, experience more mental and physical pressure than their own children!  They rent a very small room.  Room, board and tuition comes to about $12,000 for the family.
 The white boards during a practice exam are to cut down on cheating.  After these exams, the teachers will announce to everyone in the class who was the best, who was the worst and who needs to work harder.  Class size? 160 students per class room.  40 classrooms.  You do the math!
 8 days left till the exam.
 Lunch for the students whose parents can't make it.  They go out and buy food at the local sellers who raise the cost of the meals so that everyone can get something.  Many students complain of price gouging.
 Parents take advantage of a community kitchen near the school where they make food for their diligent students.
 5:30 AM get up.  6:30  to 11:30 study.  11:30 to 2:30 Lunch and a break.  2:30 to 5:30 Class and study.  5:30 to 6:00 Dinner.  6:00 to 10:30pm Self study.  Yikes!
 RED BANNER: "I have nothing in my eye except for you: UNIVERSITY!"
 Mothers with umbrellas in hand have already cooked their meals and bring it to their hungry students.
 Due to the busy schedule, the students don't have time to even sit and eat, so mom holds the umbrella for her child and helps him to eat.  No matter rain, snow, sleet or sun, his mom is there.
 10:30 PM studying.
After 10:50PM , study more at the apartment/room where mom prepared his ritual glass of milk.

photos and Chinese found here:
高考镇神话(组图) - 社会 - 美国中文网:

US Conservative @JonahNRO Sees an "Upside of the Downside" as Chinese Character Tattoos are Removed and US becoming more like China!

-Interesting and optimistic piece. Read the whole thing!  Money line: "Kung Pao Chicken Pants!" HA!

One of my heroes, Irving Kristol, used to say that there's nothing wrong with the country a bad recession couldn't fix.  Kristol wasn't hoping for a recession, he was merely making the point that so many of the problems with our culture, both popular and political, were the sorts of challenges that come with affluence.

Wealth makes it easier to abandon the old customs, rituals, and habits of the heart that generated the wealth in the first place....

For years intellectuals looked enviously at the way the Japanese live in multigenerational homes. Grandma and Grandpa looked after the grandkids, and everyone looked after Grandma and Grandpa. From 2008 to 2010, American multigenerational households increased at a faster rate than in the previous eight years combined, according to AARP.

In perhaps the most welcome news, laser tattoo removals have increased by 32 percent from 2011 to 2012 alone. "Employment reasons" are cited as the new No. 1 reason for the procedure. It turns out that in an era of austerity, having a Chinese-character tattoo that translates into "I have Kung Paochickenpants" is an act of unnecessary self-indulgence rather than glorious self-expression.

An Upside of the Downside by Jonah Goldberg

Is Leon Panetta Intimidating China or being Intimidated by China?

-Panetta is intimidated by Obama. 

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is on a nine day trip through Asia right now as part of the strategic shift we've been hearing so much about from the Pentagon, towards the Asia-Pacific region. Panetta made clear that by 2020, about 60% of the US Navy Fleet will be assigned there, but he was also was adamant about saying that this move was not meant to intimidate China. Robert Farley, blogger at Lawyers Guns And Money discusses.

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http://youtu.be/9CR6p1SYZfk

Shanghai Austrian Economics Summit - July 20-23, 2012 -

International Society for Individual Liberty

Shanghai,China

Austrian Economics Summit

Asia Regional Conference

July 20-23, 2012

 
 
中国昆山花桥
希尔顿逸林酒店
DoubleTree by Hilton
Huaqiao/Kunshan
China
 
Along with the fall of the Soviet Union, the world's most momentous story of the last 30 years has been the rise of China from communist basketcase to a largely free-market economic powerhouse, yet still under the rule of the Communist Party.  The situation is highly complex.

Li Zhao Schoolland, a native of mainland China, informs us that there is a considerable free-market intellectual network in China.  Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty has been a bestseller.  Many other translated works on liberty are widely available.

The past two years, Li has organized highly successful student Austrian Economics Summer Seminars at Northeastern University in Shenyang, and will do a third one in July, 2012.  ISIL has provided financial support to these student seminars.

Li is also organizing this free-market symposium in Shanghai at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, running from evening July 20th through the 22nd, with checkout on the 23rd, plus post-conference tour options. 

ISIL is co-sponsoring the conference as an Asian regional event, and is encouraging international libertarians to attend and to explore this fascinating country.

The goal of the 2012 Shanghai conference is to expound on free-market ideas to a Chinese audience and to learn what free-market economists are doing in China. There will be three groups in attendance: 1) international attendees who are interested in both free markets and China; 2) Chinese academic and research economists who are interested in free-market ideas; and 3) university students who want to learn about free-market principles that are not taught in China.

This symposium is not affiliated with any government institutions in China. Therefore it is not registered with the Chinese government, but it is totally safe. Li just returned from a two-week planning trip to Shanghai where she met with many of the libertarian activists and academics. The Chinese label this summer symposium "a private intellectual dialogue, aiming to help China to grow."
 
Speakers:
DOUG BANDOW (USA) Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
JEFF CRAWFORD taught both graduate and undergraduate students at three universities in the United States,
RICHARD EBELING (USA) professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan
ANDY EYSCHEN international technology, management and strategy consultant
XINGYUAN FENG (China) Professor of Economics of Rural Development Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
FRED FOLDVARY (USA) Santa Clara University, California,
RAINER HEUFERS (Germany) Managing Director of Siap Solutions Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based consulting firm
ZHUHAI JIU (China) Zhejiang Gongshang University
CASEY LARTIGUE Director for International Relations at the Center for Free Enterprise in Seoul, South Korea.
DR. CHRISTOPHER LINGLE (USA / Guatemala) employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA.
CHRISTIAN MICHEL (France / UK) teacher, journalist, and writer
BARUN S. MITRA (India) founder and director of a nonprofit, independent public policy research and educational organization
TOM PALMER senior fellow at the Cato Institute
MARY RUWART (USA) a research scientist and ethicist
KEN SCHOOLLAND (USA) Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu.
KENLI SCHOOLLAND (USA) in the masters programme at the London School of Economics
JOSEF Šíma (Czech Republic) president of CEVRO Institute [school of legal and social studies]
ROBERT SIRICO (USA) serving on the pastoral staff of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan
JO ANN SKOUSEN (USA) teaches English writing and literature at Mercy College in New York
MARK SKOUSEN (USA) professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of over 25 books.
TUDOR SMIRNA (Romania) founding member and executive director of the Romanian Ludwig von Mises Institute
LOBO TIGGRE (USA) senior editor of the International Speculator and Casey Investment Alert
DAVID VEKSLER (USA / Ukraine) Technical Lead for English First (a part of Education First, the world's leading international education company) in Shanghai
HIROSHI YOSHIDA (Japan) President of The Institute of Public Sector Accounting and of The Free Economy Institute in Japan.
 
Found via Cafe Hayek

SEE THE INNOVATIVE WAY THESE CHINESE WORKERS TRANSPORT A TELEPHONE POLE WITHOUT A TRUCK

-Wicked Innovative! 

http://beijingcream.com. Workers decided to build a modified vehicle to transport this electricity pole to their work site using the front wheels of a disassembled tractor.

Source: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDA2MTIyMjAw.html
http://youtu.be/a1-6AtBYX48

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iZhongwen: Chinese Learning Educational Game App for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle!

-Looks awesome! Let's get this FUNDED! 



iZhongWen!

I am raising funds to make a very special educational game. iZhongWen is the antidote to the 'grammar-translation' method employed in Chinese schools - at LadeezFirstMedia, we believe that educational games can be fun and that learning a language can be the most fun of all! iZhongWen is a game that teaches kids conversational Chinese - real language skills that you will use right away. 
iZhongWen is a game created for multiple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Kindle, and Android, using CoronaSDK software. I am the Boston Ambassador for CoronaSDK and am really enthusiastic about this software. I want to create a multiple-choice quiz game to teach Chinese conversation that allows:
  • the player to choose the level of language learning - reading pinyin (the phonetic version of standard Mandarin), reading (simplified) Chinese characters, or the Speech Only level where the user simply listens to the questions and answers.
  • the player can choose the 'character' to travel with, either boy or girl.
  • the character will lead the player through a series of multiple choice questions created from a vetted Chinese language learning textbook (301 Phrases of Conversational Chinese by Kang Yuhua and Lai Siping.)
  • the player's correct and incorrect answers accumulate to get a score which is fed to Scoreoid, an API system great for keeping score in these type of games.
  • the player is encouraged to login so that they can monitor their progress. Scoreoid allows printouts to show scores, of interest to parents and teachers.
  • finally, if the user gets 100% on a level, they earn 'red envelopes' AND a printable page created by Tim Haugan of Fantastic Toys. This is the real innovation of iZhongWen. Tim is going to create 3d printables that the user can print from their device so that they can create a facsimile of the level's subject (a visit to a home, to a school, etc). Most other games give badges as incentives, but iZhongWen takes achievements a step further by giving kids something tangible that ALSO promotes language learning acquisition.
The $1000 I am requesting for this Kickstarter project will be used in conjunction with Tim Haugan of Fantastic Toys; I want to commission him to create the printable pages that will be presented to the player of iZhongWen who completes a level with 100% correct answers. This innovation takes the concept of 'achievements' to a new level by offering a concrete prize rather than an ephemeral badge. This will incentivize kids to learn more and ensure iZhongWen's quality as a deliverable.
Take a look at Tim's work here: http://myfantastictoys.com/
Who's the developer?
Jen Looper from Wellesley Mass.
I'm the owner and lead developer of LadeezFirstMedia, a company that does fun educational games using CoronaSDK, as well as other web consulting projects. I have 13 years' experience as a programmer and I know my way around the internet. I'm also a mom of 2 kids and have a strong interest in educational software. I have a PhD in French from the University of California at Berkeley; iZhongWen is a project that allows my interest in game development to intersect with my experience as an educator in language pedagogy.

Watch how American Skateboarders Desecrate the Great Wall of China!

-Not cool guys. 

EXPEDITION-ONE - NE HAO - AN EXPEDITION TO CHINA from KAYOTV on Vimeo.
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How Unions in Wisconsin are like China: "Not as extreme as Communism, but..." #wirecall

-Only 1 network could ,make the connection! 

Fox's Carlson Invites Guest To Compare Lack Of Freedom In China To "What's Going On In Wisconsin"

2012/06/05

See how Modern music and Ancient Chinese culture beautifully mix in a Jay Chou Music Video! 周杰倫-03髮如雪

-Great song! 


歌名: 髮如雪  Fà rú xuě
作曲: 周杰倫
填詞: 方文山
曲長: 5:01
歌詞:
*狼牙月 伊人憔悴
 我舉杯 飲盡了風雪
 是誰打翻前世櫃 惹塵埃是非
Láng yá yuè yīrén qiáocuì Wǒ jǔ bēi yǐn jǐnle fēngxuě Shì shuí dǎ fān qiánshì guì rě chén'āi shìfēi
 緣字訣 幾番輪迴
 你鎖眉 哭紅顏喚不回
 縱然青史已經成灰 我愛不滅
Yuán zì jué jǐ fān lúnhuí Nǐ suǒ méi kū hóngyán huàn bù huí Zòngrán qīngshǐ yǐjīng chéng huī wǒ ài bùmiè
 繁華如三千東流水 我只取一瓢愛了解
 只戀妳化身的蝶*
Fánhuá rú sānqiān dōng liúshuǐ wǒ zhǐ qǔ yī piáo ài liǎojiě Zhǐ liàn nǎi huàshēn de dié
#妳髮如雪 淒美了離別
 我焚香感動了誰
 邀明月 讓回憶皎潔
 愛在月光下完美
Nǎi fà rú xuě qīměile líbié Wǒ fénxiāng gǎndòngle shuí Yāo míngyuè ràng huíyì jiǎojié Ài zài yuèguāng xià wánměi
 妳髮如雪 紛飛了眼淚
 我等待蒼老了誰
 紅塵醉 微醺的歲月#
我用無悔 刻永世愛你的碑
Nǎi fà rú xuě fēnfēile yǎnlèi Wǒ děngdài cānglǎole shuí Hóngchén zuì wéi xūn de suìyuè# Wǒ yòng wú huǐ kè yǒngshì ài nǐ de bēi
(RAP)

REPEAT #*
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我用無悔 刻永世愛你的碑
Wǒ yòng wú huǐ kè yǒngshì ài nǐ de bēi
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我用無悔 刻永世愛你的碑
Wǒ yòng wú huǐ kè yǒngshì ài nǐ de bēi
$啦兒啦 啦兒啦 啦兒啦兒啦
 啦兒啦 啦兒啦 啦兒啦兒啊
 銅鏡映無邪 紮馬尾
 妳若撒野 今生我把酒奉陪$
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REPEAT
http://youtu.be/460d8zhxrq8

Liu: China's Rise Result of 'Embracing Other Cultures'

-Looks like a great book! 

(LinkAsia News: 5/25/12) LinkAsia host Yul Kwon speaks with Chinese author Jing Liu. Liu has just written the second installment of his graphic novel series "Understanding China Through Comics", an engrossing visual history of China from 220-907 A.D.

Watch our interview with Liu from October, on the first installment of the book:http://news.linktv.org/videos/understanding-china-through-comics

Watch more LinkAsia segments at http://linkasia.org.
http://youtu.be/_7GHXBaFLno
Chinese entrepreneur and artist depicts the rise and fall of an ancient superpower in ‘Understanding China through Comics, Volume 2’

BEIJING, CHINA, May 28, 2012 – The first-ever graphic depiction of Chinese history, ‘Understanding
China through Comics,’ continues with Volume 2, covering China’s most chaotic history leading to its
golden age from the Age of Division to the Tang Dynasty. Post-70’s entrepreneur and author Jing Liu brings
Chinese history to life in his unique and beautifully illustrated comic series, which has been featured in several
prominent international media, including BBC Newsnight.

The second volume tells the story of the rise and fall of China’s Tang Dynasty, probably the world’s strongest
economic and military powerhouse of that time. Like modern superpowers, the Tang faced a variety of political,
social and economic challenges. But it also created a new, historic culture from the fusion of different races,
religions and philosophies that were assembled from the detritus of preceding warring kingdoms. Does this
China historical period hold any insight into the challenges China faces today?

Jing Liu notes, “To the Chinese, China’s rise to world power in the 21st century is called ‘the great restoration.’
But we learn from history that this rise is the result of embracing other cultures, not isolation or prejudice.
Volume 2 illustrates a key driving force, the evolution of fundamental Chinese philosophy. As an example, one
can note that, without adopting Buddhism, which originated in India, Tang Dynasty China would not have been
the center of the world.”

About the Author:
Jing Liu was born and raised in the era of opening-up Beijing. He is a successful Chinese artist and entrepreneur
who works regularly with international clients and has made many friends through his work and travels inside
and outside his native country. Liu graduated from Beijing University of Technology with degrees in industrial
design and engineering, and Master’s in international economics and trade.

With this illustrated guide in English to Chinese history, Jing Liu hopes to put China into its historical context:
for his newborn son, his friends both near and far, and for anyone who has ever had an even passing interest in
understanding China and from whence it came.

You can get the books on Amazon RIGHT NOW! 
Understanding China through Comics, Volume 1
Understanding China through Comics, Volume 2

Watch These Chinese speak Fluent French as they pair wine with Chinese food!

-What wine goes well with Moo Goo Gai Pan!? 

Chinese have a passion for Bordeaux Wines from PRIMEREPORTERS on Vimeo.
Bordeaux is a name associated with good quality wines. This reputation is well known in China that become last year the biggest importer of the famous French wines. Our reporter in France, Constantino de Miguel explores this Chinese passion for Bordeaux that goes beyond wines and spans from cuisine to tourism.

2012/06/04

Have you ever seen a Horse kick a Ferrari? Thanks to Shanghai, now you have!

-Probably prefers a Porsche! 

专辑: 实拍上海世博园宝马受惊踢法拉利 实拍战马怒踹法拉利.kankanews.com by Tycho de Feyter (c) Loadet for a fair use only
A prancing horse from Italy got into a fight with a real horse in Shanghai, China. A Ferrari 458 and a Lamborghini Aventador were cruising along a busy street near the Shanghai World Expo Center when a local horse riding club crossed their path. The Ferrari driver hit the horn like Ferrari drivers do. One of the horses however didn't find that cool and attacked... See below for the movie! Kick at 5 seconds!
That is an angry horse indeed, bang was loud and hard! The owner of the Ferrari sure got angry and jumped out of his car to explain those horse riding hippies his view on the world, but he didn't call for police, likely because he didn't have a license plate on his horse-kicked car. Damage seems limited, horse hit Ferrari just above the wheel where bodywork is strong. Still, this 458 will need some repairs...

This incident in Shanghai is the third set-back for Ferrari in China in a very short time. In early May Ferrari had to apologize to 'the' Chinese people for damaging an old city wall, and just last week Ferrari announced an embarrassing recall. What's going on there in Italy, too busy with cappuccino makers and other irrelevant Ferrari-branded crap? It's about the cars, you stupido!
http://youtu.be/c_7JqMWai4k

白人看不懂 (White people can't read this) T-shirt in Chinese

-One of the funniest T-shirts I've ever seen.


白人看不懂 (White people can't read this)

Traditional

White people can't read this. It is said: Bai ren kan bu dong.

白人看不懂 (White people can't read this) T-shirt by chensan215
Buy personalized shirts on zazzle.

Asian Americans targeted the most by bullies, Plus 3 Bullying Asians Videos

-Learn some Kung Fu and kick A$$!! 


In a 2011 Justice and Education Department survey, 54 percent of Asian-American teens reported being bullied in the classroom, compared with 38 percent of African-Americans, 34 percent for Hispanics and 31 percent of white students.

Asian Americans targeted the most by bullies | Asiance Magazine:
Originally Found via:


7 vs 1 Asian Bullying/Beating in Chicago

http://youtu.be/ibZUTLWDfTM

Asian kid gets bullied by white kid.

http://youtu.be/2gKrcFufOno


Asian kid gets bullied

http://youtu.be/0buxGe7_WS0



June 4th, 1989, Tiananmen Square and Beijing Massacre


-Never Forget.


The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the June 4th Incident, or colloquially, Six-four (Chinese: 六四) by the Chinese public, and as the Political Turmoil between Spring and Summer of 1989 by the government of the People's Republic of China, were a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals and labour activists in the People's Republic of China between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989.
http://youtu.be/XJBnHMpHGRY
Soldier in Tiananmen Square, the day after.  Courtesy of @zuola  on Twitpic


一九八九年的六月五号的天安门广场一片狼藉,除了战士,也许没有人知道这里几个小时前发生了什么。... on Twitpic


完整版PlayList: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0938BF24000377A1 注:我承认此片中存在偏见,一定程度上扭曲了客观事实.此片没有具体描述解放军,公安警察的被害状况.仅供资料作为参考,不代表我的个人意见. 纪录片天安门 纪念六四,勿忘历史 documentary movie THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE about Tiananmen square protests of 1989. english subtitles http://www.tsquare.tv/film/transcript01.htm
http://youtu.be/r7ou2-Kv4UA

From Wikipedia:
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the June Fourth Incident in Chinese,[1] were a series of popular demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China beginning on 15 April 1989. The protests ended with military suppression on 4 June. In the late 1970s, the Chinese leadership of Deng Xiaoping abandoned Maoist-style planned collectivist economics, and embraced market-based reforms.[2] Due to the rapid pace of change, by the late 1980s, grievances over inflation, limited career prospects for students, and corruption of the party elite were growing rapidly. Communist governments were also losing legitimacy around the world, particularly in Eastern Europe. In April 1989, triggered by the death of deposed Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang, a liberal reformer, mass gatherings and protests took place in and around Tiananmen Square.[3] At its height, some half a million protesters assembled there. The largely student-run demonstrations called for continued economic reform, freedom of the press, accountability from officials, and political liberalization[4]. Peaceful protests also occurred in other cities, such as Shanghai and Wuhan, while looting and rioting broke out in Xi'an and Changsha.[5] The movement lasted for about seven weeks. The government initially attempted appeasing the protesters through concessions, but a student-led hunger strike galvanized support for the demonstrators around the country. Ultimately, Deng Xiaoping and other party elders resolved to use force to suppress the movement.[6] Party authorities declared martial law on 20 May. Military convoys entered Beijing on the evening of 3–4 June. Under strict orders to clear the Square by dawn, the People's Liberation Army pushed through makeshift blockades set up by demonstrators in western Beijing on their way to Tiananmen Square. The PLA used live fire to clear their path of protesters. The exact number of civilian deaths is not known, and the majority of estimates range from several hundred to thousands.[7] Internationally, the Chinese government was widely condemned for the use of force against the protesters. Western governments imposed economic sanctions and arms embargoes. Following 4 June, the government conducted widespread arrests of protesters and their supporters, cracked down on other protests around China, expelled foreign journalists and strictly controlled coverage of the events in the domestic press. Officials deemed sympathetic to the protests were demoted or purged.[8] General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who was considered too sympathetic to the movement, was ousted in a party leadership reshuffle. The aftermath of the protests strengthened the power of orthodox Communist hardliners, and delayed further market reforms until Deng Xiaoping's 1992 southern tour.[9] Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

CHINA'S LABOR GOES ROBOTIC, and Top 10 Movie Robots!

-Obama won't like this... no jobs. 

The next generation of Chinese workers is building machines to do factory work, instead of manning the assembly lines themselves.

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The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors factory in Baoding might seem like the perfect answer to China's fast-rising labor costs - they don't ask for a raise, get injured or go on strike.

For Great Wall, a private sector Chinese car maker that employs 50,000 workers, the Swiss robots and other machinery that line its bright factory floor produce more than cost savings. The company hopes they will help it build cars good enough to compete with the global auto makers.


Which one of these robots are the factory gears going to evolve into?!

http://youtu.be/dq679BTCkPU
We love robots, and so does Hollywood! Here's our look at the top 10 robots from movies and TV. Who comes out on top of our list: C-3PO? R2-D2? Wall-E? ROBOCOP?? Watch and find out!

Like, Comment & Share Today's Episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq679BTCkPU

2012/06/03

Have you ever seen a Goat on a Highwire? Thanks to China, now you have.

-WTF?? 

Although I see a well trained animal doing some performance that welcome lots of applause from the crowds.

I was thinking how are the animals being treated behind the back doors. Does the trainers practice animal welfare during the process of training and how proper are they being kept and fed.
http://youtu.be/GkyK_C9Eoro

via 

THE ARRIVAL OF WANG - UK Exclusive Teaser - Sci-Fi/Alien

-WTF??? 

Coming soon:

Life on earth is in for a shock...

When Chinese-language interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a job that pays a fortune, she can't believe her luck. This time, however, is going to be a little different. After being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous 'Wang'. Who is Wang and what does he want? Disturbed by the way the interrogation is conducted by the domineering Inspector Curti (Ennio Fantastichini, Loose Cannons), Gaia demands that the lights are switched on. Only upon seeing Wang, does Gaia realise why the job has come with so much mystery and subterfuge. And that she may be in way over her head...

"The Arrival of Wang is that rare beast in modern genre cinema -- a film which works on multiple levels and is more than just the sum of its parts. Essential viewing!" - Blogomatic 3000

"Powerful and believable performances... a leftfield charmer you'd do well to catch." - Eye For Film

"Compelling and unique!" - Screen Space

Coming Soon from Saffron Hill/Peccadillo Pictures www.peccapics.com
http://youtu.be/3C7H4cgCSnA

HORRIBLY Scary Floods in Southern China, Dramatic Rescue by Firefighters of a Taxi driver!

-This is freaky! 

Firefighters pull to safety a taxi driver and his passenger stranded in the gushing waters of a flooded dam in southern China. Sunita Rappai reports.
http://youtu.be/z4JhpeCQs8s


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