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Putin

10 years ago Putin gave an interview – he was chosen as Man of the Year – around the time he got naked on a horse (while Bush was in a fighter pilot suit…) and Mr. Putin said … the … Continue reading

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Oh the lies …

I’m searching for Winston Churchill and the link of Trumps visiting Blenheim Palace turned up. I watched. The beautiful castle under the setting sun, the hue is just incredibly gorgeous. Then the next video turned up and it’s CNN’s Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Trump and the queen, MacArthur and Hirohito

Waking up to this headline news. The little queen in blue is trying to sneak up to Trump … she walks to his left then to his right … The comments on this are mostly negative to Trump. But I … Continue reading

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Anson Burlingame and the Chinese

PBS has a docu tonight at 8 (I think; by CAAM) about this Act. As I’ve been doing some research (unrelating to this Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882) and noticed that this Act is an amendment of Burlingame Treaty signed in … Continue reading

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The best hookers in the world

SPIEF2018 me too in St Petersburg .. the signs of backwardness. Very few women and Christine Lagarde realized that she’s the only woman. But there are plenty women who dressed identically, from hairdo to earrings. Wondering how many of them are … Continue reading

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Photos of our children

Washington Post reports a couple took their holiday pictures to print in a store, found a detective at their door the following day, which led a social worker took their three daughters away from them, citing child abuse and pornography, in … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Chinese Trump Supporter in the World

2017.12.08 Not sure why later David Wang’s face was painted over when I wanted to forward this article to friends. It’s no secret that Donald Trump is not particularly popular among minority groups — especially Asian Americans. In a 2016 survey … Continue reading

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Low end population; Amazon; RYB

I ordered Hershey chocolate on Nov 26 for a birthday boy in Beijing.  In 22 hours, it shipped out from Shanghai and arrived in Beijing (Dahongmen 丰台大红门 Big Red Door @ Fengtai district), to be delivered. However, after two days, it returned to Shanghai on … Continue reading

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Why China tolerates N Korea for so long?

The radio station wnyc this morning had an interviewee who’s knowledgeable on North Korea (was he the ambassador to South Korea?). He said China thinks (thought) the Kim family brings stability to the country. And it was unwise for the United … Continue reading

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After Meeting Trump, Japanese Mogul Pledges $50 Billion Investment in the U.S.

For once, the Donald looks presidential. That son of Japan looks like a huckster, to say the best, who wears a burgundy color vest? Oh boy. By the way, which sector could really create 50k jobs?? Mr Son certainly can … Continue reading

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$1:¥7.48

Is this for real? Really??? Trader’s mistake? Confused with Singapore $? One US dollar is worth more than 7 yuan – RMB. Oh my.  Howeverm Yahoo has at ¥6.878 and Bloomberg at 6.8815.     正在睡梦中,忽然觉得有点儿什么事儿,一屁股坐起来发现人民币一夜之间暴跌,心中如有晴天霹雳,有件事儿让我久久不能平静,我一直在想,人民币一夜狂贬值,我的资产会不会缩水呢,想到这里我一个咕噜从床上翻起来,抓起放在桌上的一美金纸币,迅速的跑去银行排队,一夜暴富的机会终于来到了,我终于可以吃上一粒梦寐以求的茶叶蛋了…… 是不是交易员大乌龙 和新加坡元搞混了?

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Poke …

FaceBook has a feature or used to: poke. People poke each other for fun, for a little attention, to say hello. The media is going wild over Trump talking a call from Taiwan. Pls, people, get real. He’s NOT a … Continue reading

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A wise man submits to fate

Chinese has an idiom: 识时务者为俊杰, means servers are clever or whoever understands the times is a great man, or those who suit their actions to the time are wise. The youths in Hong Kong are misguided, who should learn this … Continue reading

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Divorces, Shanghai style

WSJ and 上海离婚登记处 Are you being shanghai’ed should add one more meaning now: divorce. They certainly do thing differently: In Shanghai, Couples Rush to Divorce to Buy Property Later. Splitting up often means selling the house. But Shanghai couples dashed to … Continue reading

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The invading forces

I spot a dancing group at the pool after the match. It’s pretty secluded area. Many neighbors and neighborhoods in China complained about them for the noisy and turf. (Dalian and Beijing). Now they bring that to US as well. … Continue reading

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‘Gangster grannies’ and China’s shadow banking world “中国大妈”和影子银行世界

BBC, 18 August 2016 Karishma Vaswani, Asia business correspondent Think of the words shadow banking, and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a slick-suited, smooth-talking mafia-esque character who will most likely be found in seedy bars or night clubs. … Continue reading

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Haier buys GE

It’s official on Monday June 6: for $5.6b, GE belongs to Haier. … and there isn’t a buzz. No major media coverage. Google haier GE today, no major media coverage. Reuters covered on Jan 15 and WSJ on March 3 (0 … Continue reading

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美国疯了?奥巴马傻了? 7月23日到8月3日,一条中国有关南海主题的宣传片以每天24小时,每小时5次的频率在美国纽约时报广场密集播放。3分12秒的宣传片向全球受众介绍中国对南海诸岛的合理、合法拥有无可争议的主权,澄清所谓南海仲裁案的闹剧真相。 这是一个巨大的耳光!而且打这个耳光子的国家是跑到被打者里家里面去打的!而且要一连打十天,而且还要每天打120次!我在震惊之余,陷入长时间的沉默。 一个国家竟然允许和自己的政府不一样的声音存在,并且允许其在公共场合进行传播,而且是如此巨大的幅度,而且是如此针锋相对的观点,而且是事关自己的重大国策! 美国真的疯了吗?奥巴马真的傻了吗? 他的政府,他的国会,他的军人,他的党派,他的政法人员,他的爱国人士,他的粉丝儿,他的追随者,他的航空母舰,他的那些智囊团,难道全都睡着了?他们为什么没有一个人、一个组织公开站出来,为了他们的政府立场,一起来阻止我们的声音? 我曾经担心,他们中的一些激进分子会因此而抵制中国货,会向那个大屏幕抛掷杂物和鸡蛋,会游行示威喊口号!然而我又错了!因为此时此刻,在美国唐人街确实有一批人打着标语走过来了。然而,他们不是反对中国南海宣传片的。恰恰相反,他们是反对美国政府的,更确切地说,是反对自己的户籍所在地政府的。他们是声援中国政府的!是因南海问题向美国政府讨要说法和施加压力的!我向他们竖起了大拇指!OK!你们真棒! 然而,我再一次陷入长时间的沉默! 美国政府、军队、国会、法庭竟然都没有权力阻止言论自由! 然而,更让人匪夷所思的是:美国权威的教育思想库“亚洲协会”公布了一份报告,标题竟然是《全球化时代的数学和科学教育——美国能向中国学习什么》。作为当今世界的唯一的超级大国,第一军事、经济、科技强国,美国不是全力以赴抵制中国的各种思想和观念,而是要向中国学习! 其实,早在去年7月31日,美国《纽约时报》经济版就发表了一篇题为《向中国学习》的署名文章。作者斯坦恩在文章中说,如果你既想要活得好,又无所事事,只知道担心中国发展,那还不如趁早从中国学点东西。学习人家如何通过提高个人能力、大量储蓄及谨慎投资来使个人和国家变得富有。 在经济方面,美国学术界一直在探讨,为什么中国能够在较短时间内,取得经济上的巨大进步?究竟哪些东西值得借鉴?在军事上《孙子兵法》被美国军事界奉为战争宝典。在文化上,美国在自己的国土上建设了近60多所孔子学府!他们不仅知道老子、庄子、韩非子,而且知道李时珍、张衡、董仲舒…… 许多中国人一听到美国向中国学习就飘飘然起来!甚至认为美国衰落了,不自信了,不值得尊重和担忧了。 其实都不是!美国不仅没有衰落,而且自信的很!因为美国不仅有人提出向中国学习,而且还有人提出向朝鲜学习,向俄罗斯学习,向伊拉克学习,向越南学习,向古巴和非洲学习,向世界各国学习!他们会在最落后的国家找到值得自己学习的那一点! 学然后知不足。一个不断学习的国家,一个允许各种意见充分表达的国家,一个能尊重人的基本权利的国家,一个有权力不能为的国家,不是自信是什么!不是发达是什么!不是进步是什么!也许,这正是美国能够成为世界第一强国的真实原因所在! 然而,就在此时此刻,我看见祖国的网络阵地上,一片喊打喊杀喊封之声。什么美狗、汉奸、叛徒、西奴、美爹、走狗;什么反D分子、卖国贼、特务、豺狼,什么删帖、禁言、销号;什么书籍下架、电影禁看、禁止&&&,一拨又一拨的“激进”分子,喊着口号,打着旗帜,如火如荼,不断揭批和揭发。他们有人砸苹果手机、抵制肯德基、诅咒美国人;有人把自由、平等、民主、文明视为美国的专利去嘲笑;甚至有人喊出中国死十亿人,美国死三亿人的豪言壮语!再看看一些大报大刊、舆论阵地、网络战士也全都因中国政府在美国纽约时报广场,打出了自己的南海主张宣传片,而兴高彩烈,手舞足蹈,摇旗呐喊!好似我们打了一个大胜仗!攻克了敌人的一个阵地,收复了一片原本属于我们的土地。 而我无论如何也高兴不起来,忽然感到一种从未有过的惆怅和沉重! 是啊!一个国家允许另一个国家在自己的广场上,宣传和自己的政府截然相反的观点和思想。这需要什么样的胸怀和包容能力!这需要什么样的规则去制约!要打败这样的国家需要什么样的智慧、能力、心胸和文明? 47681

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