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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

Shanghai 25 years ago and the same shot today

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:50 AM

China's re-education camps

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Her ordeal began in 2006 when her 10-year-old daughter disappeared from home. Unbeknown to Tang Hui, the girl had been raped and then lured to a local karaoke centre by a man she'd met. There she was gang raped again by four men, beaten and forced to work as a prostitute.
Local police did little to track down the missing girl, saying she'd probably run away from home. Tang Hui didn't give up and, after three months searching her hometown of Yongzhou, discovered where her daughter was being held. Only then did the authorities act, freeing the girl and arresting her captors.
Tang Hui campaigned vigorously for the death penalty for the men who did it. But she says the pimps had powerful connections in the police force, and the bad publicity the case brought may have tarnished the careers of local officials.
So those same police and officials had Tang Hui sent to Zhuzhou Baimalong camp to undergo 18 months of re-education. She says it was an act of revenge to silence her. Her re-education meant being told she must obey whatever the Communist Party says.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

Book: Factory Girls

Years long study of the largest migration in the world of people leaving rural area for industrial jobs in the many factories of China.

Most amazing thing about this book for me was how a Communist government was willing to fuse capitalism into it's society and choose the absolute worst side of it, the exploitation of the poor and uneducated.

Young people leave their farms, beg for a job in a factory that might pay $100 a month. The factory keeps the first 2 months pay, and only gives this up if they agree to allow the person to quit. Fines for talking too much, for going to the bathroom, etc.

But tens of millions of people are taking these jobs in order to better their life, and see a little more of the world.

Of course forced prostitution is a danger for the women, and the men surprisingly have fewer work options and room for advancements meaning the men return home after only a few years to get married and settle down.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on 21 March 2013 - 08:35 AM, said:

Book: Factory Girls

Years long study of the largest migration in the world of people leaving rural area for industrial jobs in the many factories of China.

Most amazing thing about this book for me was how a Communist government was willing to fuse capitalism into it's society and choose the absolute worst side of it, the exploitation of the poor and uneducated.

Young people leave their farms, beg for a job in a factory that might pay $100 a month. The factory keeps the first 2 months pay, and only gives this up if they agree to allow the person to quit. Fines for talking too much, for going to the bathroom, etc.

But tens of millions of people are taking these jobs in order to better their life, and see a little more of the world.

Of course forced prostitution is a danger for the women, and the men surprisingly have fewer work options and room for advancements meaning the men return home after only a few years to get married and settle down.

Conditions in factories in the Pearl River Delta area which is where this book takes place are improving greatly for workers for the simple reason that there is now a shortage of factory workers.

A combination of new factories opening up inland closer to where the migrants grew up plus demographic changes mean that factories are having to pay higher wages and retention bonuses to get enough workers. The minimum wage in places like Shenzhen has also been going up radidly.

China is actually going to run into severe demographic challenges in the coming decades as their population ages and the percentage of people of working age shrinks. There is no way they are going to be able to keep the One Child Policy in place eventhough there are huge loopholes in it.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

They'll just ship the factories overseas, which will solve their problems with labor's wanting more money. What do they think? that they are in a communist country?
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

China moves troops in support of NK

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Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and warplane activity.

China’s navy also conducted live-firing naval drills by warships in the Yellow Sea that were set to end Monday near the Korean peninsula, in apparent support of North Korea, which was angered by ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that are set to continue throughout April.


China may soon be in the market for another Navy, if they think they can go toe to toe with ours.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:46 AM

The Hong Kong Stock Market was down 2.7% today over bird flu fears with most of the Chinese Airlines down over 10%.


Shanghai closes poultry markets over bird flu

http://www.shanghaid...+H7N9+detected/
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

It's possible that the first human to human transmission of the H7N9 Bird Flu has been reported. That isn't good.

http://news.xinhuane...c_132285203.htm
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 05 April 2013 - 03:50 AM, said:

It's possible that the first human to human transmission of the H7N9 Bird Flu has been reported. That isn't good.

http://news.xinhuane...c_132285203.htm
This kind of reporting from china must be taken with a grain of salt. Having sex with birds isnt something they like to talk about.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

This map link is updated with the locations of Bird Flu cases in China

https://maps.google....833780da3&msa=0
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:47 AM




  • WHO@WHO 1h
    In total, WHO has received notification of 21 laboratory-confirmed #H7N9 cases, including 6 deaths

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

China and the internet

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Looks like we exported liberals to China along with our debt.

Easier to vaccinate them then to kill the rats with wings?
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on 09 April 2013 - 04:45 PM, said:

Looks like we exported liberals to China along with our debt.

Easier to vaccinate them then to kill the rats with wings?

Well when they aren't racing pigeons they are on the menu
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

That makes me feel better.

Or does it?
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

Choking on China






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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 12 April 2013 - 10:15 AM, said:

With this much polution, I could almost become a global warming alarmist. But theres no way the pollution levels in the us, is trumping the power of ma nature.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:56 AM

This is the part of China where my Wife's Parents and Brother live but they are okay.

Powerful quake jolts China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 124 and injuring thousands
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

Special section of the China Daily English website on the Earthquake

http://www.chinadail...13sichuanquake/
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

New bird flu strain in China the ‘most lethal’ virus so far, says World Health Organization
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