25 November 2006

China This Week

I think lotsa people, other than myself who have this peculiar interest in what is happening in and around China. Lets face it .... China is coming up fast and hard, so whether you are a friend or a foe you would like to know whats happening to them and keep up with the latest news rite?

Well these are the happened this week :

Those greedy baskets had turned the legendary Yellow River (huang he) in China to Red River. It happened twice this month! Talking about coincidences huh?

No wonder they allocated US$175billion to improves their water, air and land pollutions.

Pollution turns Yellow River red

A stretch of China's Yellow River turned red for the second time in a month because of pollution, media says.

Waste water from a heating station near the city of Lanzhou contaminated 1km of the river, the country's second longest, according to Xinhua.

A similar spill occurred in the same area at the end of October.

China has some of the world's most polluted rivers, and is accused of overlooking the protection of the environment to develop its economy.

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Chinese Goverment is starting to pay serious attention to pollution problems and to show that they mean business they start whacking those baskets who found to be guilty of polluting the country.

China punishes river's polluters

China has punished officials responsible for a toxic river spill which threatened the water supplies of millions of people in China and Russia.

An explosion at a PetroChina chemical plant in Jilin province in November 2005 caused about 100 tonnes of benzene to enter the Songhua river.

Administrative punishments were handed down to the province's state environment protection chief as well as senior PetroChina executives.

No criminal charges have been brought.

Water supplies to 3.8 million people in China's north-eastern Harbin city were cut off for five days after the leak.

Polluted water is a growing problem for the rapidly industrialising country.

Correspondents say that 300 million people in China do not have access to safe drinking water.

In July Chinese authorities pledged to spend 1.4 trillion Yuan ($175bn) over the next five years to improve water quality, and cut air and land pollution.

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Finally they realised the fact that they are killing themselves!!! Phew! I thought they'll never learn! Abit late i reckon but better late than never rite?

Still on pollutions, now even Hong Kong is feeling the pinch of China's industrial pollution when out of no where Hong Kong is experiencing smog problems (similar to our haze problems from indonesia) but Indonesia does not belongs to us therefore we can fark them no free but China is Hong Kong's boss ... how to fark? LOL!

HK feels pressure over pollution

Concerned scientists and public policy experts in Hong Kong have formed a group to pressure the government into taking action over air quality.

They say World Health Organization guidelines for air quality objectives, released in October, should be applied in Hong Kong.

The government says it plans to set its own standards in two years time.

Meanwhile, businesses are warning of the high cost to Hong Kong's economy caused by worsening air quality.

Members of the group say more than half the particles causing the pollution and poor visibility come from factories across the border in China.

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To help reduce pollutions, a group of enviroment hereos came out with a smart invention, The Green Chinese Coffin! Its made of cardboard! Hopefully its waterproofed ..... no doubt it could be set ablaze much easier compares to the wooden one though, you just gotta pray that nobody set fire to the coffin accidently during the funeral service.

Hong Kong promotes green coffins

The Hong Kong government has come up with a plan to help the environment and cut crematorium congestion at the same time - the eco-coffin.

The corrugated cardboard coffins produce fewer harmful emissions when burnt, something which would help to improve Hong Kong's pollution-hit air.

They also take less than half the time of wooden coffins to burn, cutting waiting times at busy crematoria.

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Enough about pollutions, as a country with rapid growing economy .... industrial pollutions will not be the only problems that they will face, they will also be social illness

China's HIV/Aids cases jump 30%

China has announced a big jump in reported cases of HIV/Aids, officials and the state media have said.

More than 180,000 people are now confirmed to have the infection, a rise of nearly 40,000 cases in a year.

Authorities say the increase is partly due to better testing and reporting of cases, as the government has made tackling the disease a priority.

The figure is below China's estimate that total infections, including unreported cases, have reached 650,000.

Health officials also warned that HIV/Aids appears to be spreading from high-risk groups to the general public.

A total of 183,733 cases have been reported so far this year, up from 144,089 last year, according to health ministry figures.

The ministry has attributed 37% of the reported cases to drug abuse, and 28% to unsafe sex.

Officials say these two causes continue to pose the greatest danger, because effective measures to discourage unsafe behaviour are not yet in place.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, in Beijing, says China has the world's biggest sex industry.

More than 10 million young women are thought to work in the country's brothels, but by the health ministry's own estimates, less than half of them ask their clients to use condoms.

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WOW! China has got the world largest sex industry!! No wonder so many Ahpeks from Malaysia always goto China to do "business", with a package like this no wonder China economy is growing so rapid!

So nowadays if you goto China to do "business" you might come back with a little bit more than that .... you might brought back Aids as souvenir too!

Aids is only one part of the price to be paid on the way to becoming one of the world largest economic power, the other sexual diseases like sexuality crisis will start to appear like mushroom just after a rain strom.

Right after the success of a gay hotline, the lesbian hotline is following its footsteps. They are coming out in millions! China is prolly the best place for gays n lesbos to find their other half in the near future.

China opens first lesbian hotline

China has opened its first telephone support helpline for lesbians, state media has reported.

The free service launched in Shanghai is staffed by lesbians trained in counselling and offers psychological help and support, Xinhua agency said.

The initiative follows the success of a similar service for gay men in the country.

Homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder by the Chinese authorities until 2001.

Homosexuals suffered persecution during the Mao era, and correspondents say they still face frequent discrimination.

"Many lesbians in China are pressured into marrying men and end up living miserable lives," sociologist Li Yinhe said.

China does not keep official statistics on homosexuality but the country's health authority estimated there were 5 million to 10 million gay men at the end of 2004.

Some experts believe the true figure is around 30 million.

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30 millions lesbians!!! 30 MILLIONS!! thats more than the total population of Malaysia!!! ..... if this is not scary, i dont know what else is! They can even form their own country if they want!

Other than social diseases there will also be corruptions, its kinda like the Macdonald's value meal .... the fries, coke and the burger all come in the package. You can buy a value meal if you dont want the fries or the coke. Corruptions is the fries lol!

The difference is, if you were caught in China for corruptions, you will gonna get it! But if the same thing happened in our country .... well I guessed you already know the answer by now.....


China finds pension fund abuse

China's National Audit Office says its investigations have found that as much as 7.1bn yuan ($900m) of pensioners' money has been misused.

It said the money had been used in overseas investments, construction projects and unauthorised lending.

Private pensions are almost unheard of in China. Most people rely on state schemes.

Any crisis in China's pension funds could have important political consequences.

So the leadership in Beijing is thought to be considering plans to tighten the governance of China's fractured social security system.

Until recently, China's state pension funds were controlled locally. With little independent auditing or oversight, these provincial schemes have been open to abuse.

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In the past, businessmen will fly to china, source for the products they wanna buy and import it to their own country, that is not the way these chinese do business now. They are no longer taking the proactive approaches, nowadays they will pack their bags and get on a flight and go on a selling spree in another country by themself. At this point of time, they are invading Africa with all their "end of the line stocks"

China's ambitions in Africa

China has stepped up its business presence in Africa, but is being criticised for not pushing for improvements in human rights and governance in some countries.

There has never been a better time to buy flip flops in Dar es Salaam.

At the Kariokoo street market they come in all shapes and sizes: wedge heels, sequins, buckles.

Flip flops for work, and for fashion.

But at Tanzania's only flip-flop factory, these are dog days.

All but a few varieties of Africa's flip flops now come from China and local companies cannot compete.

Mr Ghaddar claims end of line stock from Chinese factories is "dumped" here, sold for less than the cost of materials, dodging customs and import duties.

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Looks like China got lotsa freaking problems up their hands right now, Im wondering will that influence the speed of how fast they could move forward?

This is Wingz reporting live from my studies room here in Malaysia.

How? this kinda reporting chun anot?

4 comments:

  1. Niama Fulatt! So many things happening wan ah ?

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  2. chun! memang chun! keep 'em coming!

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  3. China is such a huge country and it's normal for problems to appear. They're definately moving way too fast. Slowing down might be a good sign.

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  4. Eh..I tot China ban 9 you ledi! NO?

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