Archive for 'China'
“…and that’s where you’ll put the giant portrait of Chairman Mao, er, Comandante Chavez.”
Fans of the People’s Republic and the Bolivarian Republic may consider this excellent news (I’m expecting a celebratory post about it any moment at Socialist Unity); but for more genuine advocates of democracy and human rights, it’s hardly a promising sign.
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No doubt from the culture of compliance and not daring to question more senior CCP figures, the new building for its inhouse publication looks like a giant cock. And, as the reports, the Great Chinese Firewall is blocking Internet searches for it.
What other inappropriately shaped examples of architecture have Saucers seen?
I suppose it’s possible that this will turn out to be a hoax, but nobody should be surprised if it’s genuine.
A Portland, Oregon, woman named Julie Keith opened a box of made-in-China Halloween decorations purchased at a local Kmart to find this plea:
Despite a US law that prohibits the importation of all items “mined, produced [...]
Posted: December 28th, 2012 under China.
Those wild ‘n crazy Taiwanese animators at NMA.TV have produced a video about the events surrounding the recent riot by Foxconn employees at a plant (seemingly more like a labor camp) in China assembling the Apple iPhone 5 and other electronic gadgets.
The ghost of Steve Jobs is a nice touch.
Hong Kong-based China Labour Bulletin [...]
When last we encountered Homer Simpson, he had voted for Mitt Romney (“He did invent Obamacare”), been shown Romney’s previously secret tax returns, been sucked through a giant tube to the assembly line of a Chinese factory making American flags, found Ned Flanders working next to him and jumped out a window, only to be [...]
A man not adverse to bloviation, last year the Pater familias of Scotland, Fish-heid McMoonface stopped at having a “friendly word” with Beijing over her human rights record so not to damage trade deals worth a roughly estimated £250 millions each year.
This might not or might very well be why a stramash now is developing [...]
In China, of course, tweeting messages that certain people don’t like can get you in a lot more trouble than it can in the UK.
In April 2011, retired forestry official Fang Hong posted a scatological tweet, mocking a powerful Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, the Chongqing party secretary.
Fang had been critical of Bo in the past. [...]
Posted: May 26th, 2012 under China.
One issue we’ve tried to draw attention to here– an issue which deserves far more attention than it gets– is the extent to which Western-owned companies provide technology which helps repressive regimes stay repressive.
We’ve reported how companies like Microsoft and Yahoo have helped the Chinese government control access to the Internet– and even help authorities [...]
The AFL-CIO Now blog reports on the high (non-monetary) cost of Apple products:
More horrors out now from the Chinese serf-labor system involved in creating Apple products like iPads, iPhones and Kindles. It turns out many of the workers churning out millions of the devices in unendurable conditions at Foxconn and other factories are also forced [...]
Although Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination are now approximately nil, she continues to represent in many ways the id of the GOP Right.
So I have a feeling she wasn’t speaking entirely for herself at Saturday night’s candidates’ debate when she said:
“So what would I cut? I think really what I [...]