“..they got money for wars but can’t feed the poor..”
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes that improper distribution of funds and hyper inflated US military spending, not globalization or other countries “stealing” US jobs, is behind the economic decline in America.
I guess this is legal over there. They must either be pushing stereotypes, love chicken,love Obama or a combination of all three. What do you guys think? By the way will KFC demand they stop infringing on there obvious rip off of their brand and logo?
via Daily Mail
Is Obama abandoning his bid for a second term in the White House and is giving Colonel Sanders a run for his money by opening a chain of fried chicken joints?
Now that’s change you can’t really believe in.
But in Beijing, China, a restaurant is actually calling itself OFC with a logo that looks alarmingly like the President dressed in the colonel’s clothes. Continue reading →
This is one bad ass Lady Cop. This is not totally raw because there is dramatic music and a presumably Chinese voice over but it is chilling nonetheless. Still can’t believe this dude went for the ‘ole throw the water bottle too hard on the floor trick’. Let’s just say I don’t seriously think he got up from those gun shots.
Raw Video captures hostage shooting by Chinese police women in southern China 9th july 2010
(May 12) — Seven kindergarteners and two adults were hacked to death today at a school in northwest China, the latest in a string of bizarre knife attacks that has persisted despite increased security at the country’s schools.
Twenty other people were wounded when a villager wielding a kitchen cleaver burst into the privately run kindergarten in Nanzheng county and began stabbing students and teachers, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The 48-year-old attacker managed to escape and return to his home, where he committed suicide.
BEIJING –Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his two-day visit to Beijing this week is part of the creation of a “new world order.”
The frequent U.S. critic told reporters that power in the world is shifting from America to countries such as Iran, Japan and China.
“We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Mr. Chavez said on arriving in China the evening before a scheduled Wednesday meeting with China’s president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao.
“The unipolar world has collapsed. The power of the U.S. empire has collapsed,” he said. “Everyday, the new poles of world power are becoming stronger. Beijing, Tokyo, Tehran .. It’s moving toward the East and toward the South.” Continue reading →
China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund.
In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies”.
Analysts said the proposal was an indication of Beijing’s fears that actions being taken to save the domestic US economy would have a negative impact on China.
“This is a clear sign that China, as the largest holder of US dollar financial assets, is concerned about the potential inflationary risk of the US Federal Reserve printing money,” said Qu Hongbin, chief China economist for HSBC.
Although Mr Zhou did not mention the US dollar, the essay gave a pointed critique of the current dollar-dominated monetary system.
“The outbreak of the [current] crisis and its spillover to the entire world reflected the inherent vulnerabilities and systemic risks in the existing international monetary system,” Mr Zhou wrote.
China has little choice but to hold the bulk of its $2,000bn of foreign exchange reserves in US dollars, and this is unlikely to change in the near future. Continue reading →
Jan. 2 (Bloomberg) — President-elect Barack Obama will probably tear down long-standing barriers between the U.S.’s civilian and military space programs to speed up a mission to the moon amid the prospect of a new space race with China.
Obama’s transition team is considering a collaboration between the Defense Department and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration because military rockets may be cheaper and ready sooner than the space agency’s planned launch vehicle, which isn’t slated to fly until 2015, according to people who’ve discussed the idea with the Obama team.
The potential change comes as Pentagon concerns are rising over China’s space ambitions because of what is perceived as an eventual threat to U.S. defense satellites, the lofty battlefield eyes of the military. Continue reading →
This isn’t good news for global markets, especially since China holds to biggest reserve of Federal Reserve Notes outside of the US. They directly dictate the fluctuation of the markets, so if they are expressing zero confidence in the dollar and calling for a ‘one-world’ currency (Got Amero’s?) then that spells bad news for anyone still clinging on to worthless fiat.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has plundered global wealth by exploiting the dollar’s dominance, and the world urgently needs other currencies to take its place, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Friday.
The front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily said that Asian and European countries should banish the U.S. dollar from their direct trade relations for a start, relying only on their own currencies.
A meeting between Asian and European leaders, starting on Friday in Beijing, presented the perfect opportunity to begin building a new international financial order, the newspaper said.
The People’s Daily is the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party. The Chinese-language overseas edition is a small circulation offshoot of the main paper.
Its pronouncements do not necessarily directly voice leadership views. But the commentary, as well as recent comments, amount to a growing chorus of Chinese disdain for Washington’s economic policies and global financial dominance in the wake of the credit crisis. Continue reading →
BEIJING (Reuters) – Threatened by a “financial tsunami,” the world must consider building a financial order no longer dependent on the United States, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Wednesday.
The commentary in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily said the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (LEH.P: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) “may augur an even larger impending global ‘financial tsunami’.”
The People’s Daily is the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, and the overseas edition is a smaller circulation offshoot of the main paper. Continue reading →
Venezuela will buy combat and training aircraft from China this week, leftist Venezuela President Hugo Chavez confirmed in a television broadcast Sunday.
The purchases will be made as part of a six-country tour, Chavez said in his broadcast of the “Alo President” television program from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, hours before leaving on a “strategic interest” trip to Cuba, China, Russia, Belarus, France and Portugal.
Chavez, a staunch foe of the US government, confirmed that during his stay in Beijing he will purchase 24 K-8 aircraft “to train fighter pilots.” The planes could be part of Venezuela’s air force by next year.
The president also confirmed that while in Beijing he will arrange the construction of tanker vessels in Chinese shipyards, with the aim of installing a shipyard in Venezuela in the near future. Continue reading →
ORLANDO—Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist and SeaWorld main attraction Michael Phelps returned to his seven-million-gallon water tank Wednesday to resume his normal schedule of performing in six shows a day for marine park crowds every day of the week.
Phelps, the 6’4″, 200-pound aquatic mammal, and the first ever SeaWorld swimmer to be raised in captivity by foster swimmers (Mark Spitz and Dara Torres), was recaptured by trainer Bob Bowman in a hoop net baited with an entire Dutch apple pie following Phelps’ final Olympic event last Sunday. Phelps was then tethered to the rudder of a container ship bound for St. Petersburg, guided down local waterways, and introduced back into his home habitat, the tank in SeaWorld’s 5,500 seat stadium, known to park officials and visitors alike as “Phelps’ Happy Harbor.”
“Michael seemed really excited to be back,” said Bowman, adding that the male swimmer became playful upon entering his tank, breaching the water and sounding repeatedly. “He just started swimming freestyle and backstroke, and only stopped to slide belly first onto the tank’s platform so he could be fed dozens of fried egg sandwiches.”
Brazil has an abundance of women (some of the finest on the planet) and the highest concentration of “black” folk outside of Africa, but the world is looking at Brazil for one of its other abundances, food. As the world is on the brink of a food shortage, Brazil is emerging as a contender in this essential battle for survival. After all what do you think is the secret ingredient to the world-renowned beauty that has everyone wanted to relocate to Rio de Janeiro? Those women are eating some of the best food on the planet!
With millions of people literally hungering for affordable food, Brazil’s breakthroughs in tropical agriculture may prove to be the key to feeding a growing global population. If Saudi Arabia fills the world’s gas stations, China assembles its consumer goods, and India vies to staff its office services, then it is Brazil that is stepping forward to stock its pantries. The rise of Brazil as an agricultural powerhouse may be the most important story of globalization that many Americans have never heard of.
This story kinda makes me sick to my stomach but it must be reported nonetheless. It seems that China is scraping ‘dog cuisine’, during the upcoming Olympic games that start this summer. People are up in arms over this practice and it will be getting more press attention as we near the start of the festivities.
Dogmeat has been taken off the menu, dogs everywhere rejoice!
note: Sorry about the pic just wanted to give you a realistic idea of this sick practice that needs to be banished everywhere.
BEIJING (AP) – Canine cuisine is being sent to the doghouse during next month’s Beijing Olympic Games.Dog meat has been struck from the menus of officially designated Olympic restaurants, and Beijing tourism officials are telling other outlets to discourage consumers from ordering dishes made from dogs, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Waiters and waitresses should “patiently” suggest other options to diners who order dog, it said, quoting city tourism bureau Vice Director Xiong Yumei.
Dog, known in Chinese as “xiangrou,” or “fragrant meat,” is eaten by some Chinese for its purported health-giving qualities.
According to a fabulous piece on China’s corporate takeover of Africa featured in Fast Company, the transfer of resources has given China the longterm financial edge in a economic showdown that is bound to take place. This story seems to confirm who is predicted to win.
China’s economy will overtake that of the United States by 2035 and be twice its size by midcentury, a study released Tuesday by a US research organization concluded.
The report by economist Albert Keidel of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said China’s rapid growth is driven by domestic demand more than exports, and will sustain high single-digit growth rates well into the 21st century. Continue reading →
It’s fair to say that China has waited forever for this moment. In August China plays host to the Olympics and they intend on no one interfering with their ‘coming-out’ ceremony. They are pulling out all the stops to insure no radical monks sabotage this spectacle. These photos surfaced of the Chinese military running drills in preparation of the August 8th event.
Members of China’s armed police demonstrate a rapid deployment during an anti-terrorist drill held in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province July 2, 2008, roughly one month ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
Members of China’s armed police operates water canon vehicles to disperse a “mob” during an anti-terrorist drill held in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province July 2, 2008, roughly one month ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Continue reading →
We all most know how disappointing it was for Kobe Bryant, as he and his team fell short at the NBA championship. Well Bryant along with other basketball players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have a chance of even greater glory. The players will lead a U.S. Olympic basketball team, they will hope to do much better than the third-place they achieved in Athens four years ago, the team hope to bring the gold home from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
The team has already been doing will on an international level, but now it is hoped that they can show how improved they are at the Olympic Games, which will be held in Beijing on August 4. The team that the U.S is sending to China are both deep and versatile, these include Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Redd, Tayshaun Prince among others. Continue reading →
While the rest of the world anticipates an Obama presidency, the world’s two standing Communist regimes, Cuba & China have gone on record expressing their displeasure with this prospect
“Obama has not broken through white America’s feeling of superiority, on the contrary, his emergence has reinforced that feeling,” said the comment, which was written by the paper’s senior editor.
China’s state-run People’s Daily Monday cast doubt on Barack Obama’s ability to bring change if elected US president, in a commentary that gave a rare insight into the Chinese government’s thinking.
The report in the overseas edition of the newspaper — the mouthpiece of the Communist Party — also said Obama’s emergence as Democratic Party candidate for the US presidential elections did not challenge racial divisions. Continue reading →
BEIJING, June 16 (Reuters) – China has warned that the Yellow River, the nation’s second longest and known as the nation’s sorrow for its history of tragedy, may suffer serious flooding as the south endures some of its worst storms for decades.
Already reeling from a devastating earthquake, China has suffered floods across its south in recent days that have killed 57 people and forced 1.27 million to move to safer ground, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The national meteorological service has also warned that the 5,500-km (3,400-mile) Yellow River flowing through the north may also see “quite large” floods this year, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Sunday. Continue reading →
So the political PR game is to now humanize dictators by making them more accessible or currently “with the times.” They tried it first by putting Bush on game shows and his family on the Today Show now they are trying to give China’s murderous regime a facelift on Facebook. The PM who still has blood on his hands from killing countless amounts of Tibetan monks became an overnight humanitarian once tragedy struck his country, just like Bush and Co.
BEIJING: Chinese leaders are not known for making themselves available to the public, even after the Internet opened the door to governments around the world. But Facebook, one of the most popular online social networking sites, now has a page for Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
The page, at Facebook.com/pages /-Wen-Jia-bao/13823116911, had more than 14,000 “supporters” on Wednesday. That reflects the booming popularity of Wen, also known as “Grandpa Wen,” who flew to Sichuan Province hours after the earthquake struck there May 12 and traveled through the hardest-hit towns, expressing sympathy to victims all the way. Continue reading →
While rebounding, rebuilding and recovering from the worst natural disaster in three decades, China or RED China as she is commonly referred to, has experienced another tragedy that has put the country back on edge. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake tremor is responsible for the collapsing of 70,000 homes, leaving hundreds injured and one dead in addition to the 60,000-80,000 feared dead from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that leveled China on May 11.
21 million homes were affected by the initial earthquake.
The following after shock tremors were felt hundreds of miles away in Beijing are were the longest so far. Reports have stated 69 dams are in jeopardy of cracking.
“This was already an incredibly disastrous situation and to add an aftershock like this on top of it makes the rescue effort even more difficult.”
Red China has announced plans to acquire farmland abroad in order to accommodate its swelling population. Beijing is pushing to make this a government mandated policy in line with its mandated investments in state-owned banks and oil companies. As China experiences an economic boom, it is becoming increasingly reliant on meats instead of rice, which has always been a staple of the Chinese diet. Even though China boasts 40% of the worlds farmers within its borders, its usable land is limited. Only 9% of it is able to yield harvest. Oil rich countries like Libya and Saudi Arabia are also looking to secure foreign land to lock down a secure food supply.
So it will be in the Chinese government’s interests to expand beyond its borders so it doesn’t become a financial casualty in the oncoming global food wars. Its focus is on South American (Brazil in particular) and African countries (already partnered for natural resources) which it intends to acquire land to grow soybeans, bananas and vegetables. At issue is whether China will use Chinese labor and Chinese manufacturing equipment if it gets into these countries, a practice often used by countries that acquire land abroad. CLICK [HERE] for the full story.
On Saturday (4/29) China erupted in anti-Western demonstrations in response to a perceived bias against the Communist country’s handling of Tibetan monks. To add fuel to the fire, CNN’s Jack Cafferty is being accused of slander after publicly declaring that China is “a bunch of goons and thugs.” Although CNN has since apologized on behalf of Cafferty, protesters still took the streets by the thousands in both mainland China, France, Britain, Berlin and Los Angeles to denounce CNN and any other American detractors of the Beijing regime, who will play host to the 2008 Olympics.
In what is gearing up to be an ugly and controversial opening ceremony, Germany and British leaders have already stated that they will not be in attendance. George Bush is expected to obediently be there representing the United States, whom the Chinese have invested insurmountable amounts of currency in. The protesters also mobilized and rallied in front of French retailer Carrefour, a store the Chinese claim support the Dalai Lama.
People gathered in front of Carrefour stores, chanting slogans of “Oppose Tibet independence” and “Oppose CNN’s anti-China statements,” referring to the international broadcaster, the official Xinhua news agency said.
They also chanted “Support the Olympics,” “Play up! China,” and “Condemn CNN” through loudspeakers.
These protest were the biggest anti-West demonstrations China has seen in three years since they protested Japan’s wartime past. CLICK HEREfor full details.
Nike is gearing up for the Olympics with two illmatic releases. The Beijing 2008 Pack are destined to be the only thing protest-proof this Summer in China. The pack consists of Nike Air Force 2 Low’s and the Nike Air Flight ’89’s (gold-accent). If you wanna stay in tune with the BIG game and get you a pair, go HERE!
The UN is teaming up with Google Earth to bring a face to the displaced and pinpoint every place of suffering around the globe with hopes to help those in need. Remember those late night commercials urging you to donate $0.50 to save someones’s life? Well, just so you can be certain that the UN means business they want to use Google Earth to show you these places in real time. Ingenious. Or to track the Tibetans, or to track the Olympic flame as it makes it journey to China. Is the crisis in Darfur tugging at your heart and you’re thikning of loosening up the purse strings? Well, thanks to Google Earth you can take a visit to a refuge camp to see the atrocities for yourself and probably make your mind up. Check it:
Click on the United Nations’ “visit a camp” button in Google Earth, for example, and an online depiction of the globe spins and zeroes in on a satellite view of a refugee camp in Chad. There, visitors learn about the refugees who have fled to that country from western Sudan’s Darfur region. Click on a button and users can find out how much money it costs to install, say, a new water source at the camp. Click again and users can donate that amount.
The signaling of the changing of the guard is taking place right in front of our face and a recent editorial featured in the UK’s Daily Mail titled Why China is the REAL master of the universe let the cat out the bag. China is quietly being crowned as the next emerging World Superpower while simultneously America is making her embarrasing descent into an inferior global position. The forecast is much bleaker than the talking heads on cable news tell-lie-vision(TV) would have unsuspecting Americans believe.
As the world bears witness China’s arrogance in terms of their handling of the Tibetans and their show of power in London (of all places) alongside the Olympic flame, more people are sitting up, taking notice and asking uncomfortable questions, like “Why are they getting away with this?” “Why aren’t Democratic governments denouncing these abuses?” Continue reading →