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Post Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:02 am
Rampager Grand Duke
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Brendiggg asked:
Made in China? What are your thoughts on this, Ramp?


Hmmm...let us see...what we got here:

Let's start with the title...
"A box of Halloween decorations reveals a desperate plea"
lol

Wat have we got more...:
A woman finding a written note taped to some Styrofoam gravestones – a graveyard kit she bought for her daughter's Halloween party.
...
and says she believes it's real.

LOL

But the best part has yet to come:
According to The Oregonian, Human Rights Watch could not confirm the origin or authenticity of the note.

LOL...
But our local clown finds such nice proza and things and stories the ultimate proof for Chinese working conditions.

RIGHT...lol
Whatever idiot..


OK..
My turn now???

HERE:
FACTS:

Forced labour and rape, the new face of slavery in America

In the Midwestern heartland, police are encountering a new social evil: trafficking, often involving women and children who are forced to work as prostitutes or unpaid labour; and the outcomes can be brutal.

The rest of this NEWS and FACTS is rather long and shocking, but let me quote some facts :

Figures from the State Department reveal that 17,500 people are trafficked into the US every year against their will or under false pretences, mainly to be used for sex or forced labour.

In one recent incident a 16-year-old Mexican girl was found to have been trafficked across the US border. Doctors noticed the heavily pregnant girl showed clear signs of physical abuse when she was brought into a hospital in Dayton to give birth. The police were called but the couple who had brought her had already fled. When the girl's story emerged, it became clear she had been kept against her will in the nearby city of Springfield and used for labour and sex. "I thought slavery ended a few centuries ago. But here it is alive and well," said Springfield's sheriff, Gene Kelly.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/22/people-trafficking-usa-prostitution-ohio

Post Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:42 pm
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Nice to see you omitted the part where the U.N. human rights watchdog stated the letter is an accurate description of conditions in "re-education" camps. Of course, you know much better than they do, right?

And what has America got to do with it?

Post Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:23 am
Rampager Grand Duke
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China building nuke plant with fourth-generation features
2013-01-06

BEIJING -- China has broken ground on a 3 billion-yuan ($476 million) nuclear power project that will be the first in the world to put a reactor with fourth-generation features into commercial use, a Chinese energy company said Sunday.
http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-01/06/content_16089011.htm

Post Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:13 am
Rampager Grand Duke
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Netherlands wants more high-tech Chinese exports
2013-01-14

China was one of the leading providers of high-tech goods to the Netherlands in 2012, leaping ahead of the United States and Germany, according to an embassy official.

China also looks set to maintain this position over the coming years.

The Netherlands is home to Europe's largest port, Rotterdam, and has a proud trading tradition, and China is playing an increasing role in that trade, said Li Fei, economic and commercial counselor at the Chinese embassy in The Hague.

"Made in China no longer means cheap and low quality here."

Li cited figures from Statistics Netherlands, a government body that compiles information about the country.

In 2011, China passed Germany and the US to become the largest source of high-tech products imported by the Netherlands.

"It's exciting news, and there is little doubt that China can maintain this position in the coming years," he said.

The European Union is China's largest trade partner, and the Netherlands is China's second-largest trade partner in Europe.

Li described the Netherlands as "the barometer of the European economy" as it's a key hub for both exports and imports.

In 2011, the Netherlands imported high-tech goods valued at 96 billion euro ($128 billion). Of these imports, 18 percent came from China. More than half of China's exports to the Netherlands are high-tech products, mainly laptops and mobile phones, Li said.

Previously, China's shipments to the Netherlands consisted mainly of garments and toys.
http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-01/14/content_16110812.htm

lol@exporting cheap things that break
Funny ...

I especially noted this:
In 2011, China passed Germany and the US to become the largest source of high-tech products imported by the Netherlands.

Post Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Rampager Grand Duke
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Beijing approves US$11.2 billion international airport
16 January, 2013

China's State Council has approved plans for a much-needed new airport in Beijing, official Chinese media reported this week.

Officials also approved a rail line connecting the airport to the city center.

Located in Daxing, a suburban district in southern Beijing, the airport will reportedly cost approximately RMB 70 billion (US$11.2 billion) and is scheduled to open in 2018.

Six runways will be for commercial use, while one will be reserved for military use, China Daily reported, quoting CAAC News, a media outlet affiliated with the local aviation administration.

Beijing Capital International Airport, the city's current airport, has long been criticized for lack of infrastructure and constant delays in the context of China's rapidly growing air travel demand.

With 81.8 million passenger trips in 2012, it was ranked the world's second-busiest airport for three years running, right after Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's 90 million (domestic and international passengers).

"There are constant delays and the international terminal is awful," Jeff Lee, a Hong Kong-based 31-year-old frequent business traveler to Beijing, told CNN.

"Literally, the best restaurant in the international terminal is Pizza Hut. I enjoy Pizza Hut as much as the next guy but not in the capital of China."

In 2011, aviation officials in China announced plans to increase its total number of airports from 175 to 230 within five years, saying Beijing alone is expected to handle 450-500 million passenger trips by 2015.

The new airport will have the capacity to handle 70 million passenger trips by 2025, reported local media.
http://travel.cnn.com/beijing-approves-international-airport-477311?hpt=ibu_c2

Post Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:30 am
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