Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year !

Think about the good & bad things of 2011 & lets hope 2012 will be more good things than bad ones. Cheers. No more posting for the rest of 2011 !
A classic here - Dinner for one - original version:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Foshan again !

This story just coming up - even if already some weeks old. It really seems Foshan is quite a special place full of aggression. Please read here:
Sex-in-car driver arrested for murdering spotters
By Pan Zheng | 2011-12-22 | ONLINE EDITION
The driver who killed one worker and injured three others after they saw him having sex in the car has been officially arrested for murder though he said he felt the victims were robbers, the Guangzhou Daily reported today.

The man surnamed Jiang, 32, admitted that he was having sex with two prostitutes in his car parked on a road in Foshan City, Guangdong Province on the night of November 23.

Prosecutors said their affair was spotted by six young men who just finished their work in a nearby factory. They saw the trio in the car, looked at them for a while, and knocked at the car door out of curiosity.

Jiang was furious and got out of the car to argue with them. Their quarrel was stopped by one of the workers.

As the group walked away, Jiang went back to his car and charged at them in revenge. One worker surnamed He was crushed to death on the spot and three others were slightly injured.

A security camera recorded the whole scene. The video footage showed a white car speeding toward the four workers without braking and vanished immediately.

Jiang surrendered to the police on December 3 and argued that he thought the victims were robbers and tried to flee in haste.

But one prostitute surnamed Mao told the police that Jiang smiled after hitting them. His defense was not accepted by the prosecutors.
Absurd that just today I have received a GROUPON offer for a 1 night stay in a Foshan hotel.....
please click here !
Until now nobody signed on that offer - but this offer only need 2 people to sign on.
Not so sure if this is the perfect travel location.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Just have a moment of peace & silence - enjoy that music & thank you very much for reading my blog.

It is Christmas now - and here is a story about some good-hearted chinese people !

Sometimes maybe you, my readers, think that I am so negative about China & the chinese People.
This is not the case. The case is that I am against all kind of unjustice, if this is in China or anywhere else in this world. As I am living (almost - as I am living in Hong Kong) in China since more than 13 years (including 5 years in Shanghai) I have learned a lot about people, traditions etc.
In my opinion the speed of China's economic development is much too fast for most of the people.
Out of this some very strange, irritating & wrong (bad) behavior has been developed by a lot of people:
Greed !  Wrong Ambitions ! Envy !
As Christmas is around the corner please see this video / story about a helping crowd in Wenzhou, most probably saving the life of a little child.
This is from here (including photos & video) click here: chinasmack

Crowd works together to lift car to save child

December 9th morning 7:25am, at the corner of Lane 40 Hangbiao Road in the city of Wenzhou, a child was run over and trapped under a car. With the SUV caught in the dilemma of not being able to go forward or back, someone shouted “lift the car!” Immediately over 10 people who had gathered around “one, two, three” used their collective strength [and lifted up the car]. The frightened child was carried out and unhurt. These people who helped did not know each other but their action both moved and warmed those at the scene and this city. Wenzhou people used action to once again demonstrate the “place of warmth” is a title fully deserved.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christian Bale - Not welcome in China anymore !

Please read here from THE STANDARD. Actor Christian Bale has embarrassed the Government - in clear words he will never ever get any visa anymore. Besides this be aware that there seems to be a certain kind of new visa policies in general. Making it more hard to get F visa (business visa) to force business people to apply for Z visa (work visa).
But wait - you are HK permanent resident, foreign passport holder, running a company in Hong Kong & need to go several times a month to China to meet your suppliers:
Why shall you apply for a Z visa ? I have reports from people now they suddenly only get L visa (tourist visa) for 2 entries - but they are not tourists - isn't that odd ?
Another question related to that is:
How is the Hong Kong SAR Government supporting this sort of business people ?
Is there any chance that there will be some help from the Hong Kong Government ?
Do they know about this practise at all ?
IMPORTANT: When you apply China Visa through your travel agency, make sure that you need a F visa either 6 month or 1 year with multiple entry. It seems some travel agencies cannot guarantee this, others can.
Oscar-winner faces visa ban

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beijing has pulled the red carpet from under the feet of Christian Bale, the Oscar-winning actor who stars in China's latest box- office hit, after he tried to visit a detained dissident.
The foreign ministry yesterday accused Bale of "fabricating news" after the Hollywood actor made international headlines last week when he tried to visit a blind lawyer-dissident being held under house arrest.

The British actor, who was in China to promote his Nanjing Massacre film The Flowers of War, was stopped last Thursday on the outskirts of the village in eastern China where the activist Chen Guangcheng is being detained.

Asked by reporters if China was embarrassed by Bale's actions, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said: "I think it is the relevant actor who should feel embarrassed instead of the Chinese side.

"The Chinese side will not welcome him to make news in China," Liu added, suggesting that Bale would not be allowed back into the country.

Bale, describing Chen as a personal "inspiration," invited a CNN crew to accompany him on an eight-hour drive from Beijing to the village in Linyi district, where he was stopped by guards.

Chen, who exposed abuses in the "one-child" population control policy, has been under house arrest since September 2010.


At least you can see how advanced China Intelligence is: Bale took an eight hour drive from Beijing to a village & they were waiting for him already !

Monday, December 19, 2011

From the Neighbours: Kim Jong II is dead

Please see the footage from North Korean TV - announcement of the death of Kim Jong Il. Is this all PROPAGANDA - who knows ?

And here some street scenes after the announcement:

I am a little bit puzzled, as per my information this Mr Kim was a brutal dictator - and they are weeping for him like that ? Maybe they are afraid of what comes after him.
Some info here about the people's life:
Read here: north-korea-hunger-crisis
And here some special info:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The next school bus tragedy

Before reading the story supplied by REUTERS let me allow some comments.
The problem with increasing traffic in China is overwhelming & the main problem is the drivers themselves:
Ruthless driving attitude of many drivers:
No sense of defensive driving. No idea about danger. Not keeping safety distances to the drivers before them. Crazy lane changing & speeding. No use of safety belts. Using the mobile during driving. Eating during
driving. The Government should urgently think about a way to get this problems under control as fast as possible: Strict penalties (financial - up to revoking driving license + jail terms) must be set- up for whatever kind of possible breach of traffic laws. There are too many accidents & crashes - most happen because of "human error". Please read the news from REUTERS here:

Another school bus crash sparks fury in China


Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:58am EST
(Reuters) - Fifteen children were killed when a school bus crashed in China's eastern province of Jiangsu, state media said on Tuesday, the latest in a string of accidents fanning public fury across the country.

The bus rolled into a ditch as it veered off the road to avoid a pedicab, the Xinhua news agency said. At least eight children were injured in the accident, which happened after school on Monday.

"Students became trapped at the bottom of the overturned bus and drowned as water gushed into the wreck," Xinhua reported, citing Zhang Bin, a deputy head of the Fengxian county, where the accident happened.

The driver, he said, had been detained.

Xinhua gave conflicting accounts on the number of children on board the bus, but all the reports suggested it was not overloaded. Xinhua last reported that 29 were on board.

An outcry erupted across China in early November after 18 nursery school children were killed when a coal truck slammed into their overcrowded school van in northwestern China.

Two other accidents involving students were reported.
A bus crash in Zhumadian city in central Henan province killed two students on Tuesday and injured 20 people, seven seriously, Xinhua reported.
The bus had been rented by a middle school and was carrying 50 students and teachers when it rammed into a truck.

On Monday, a school bus carrying 59 children collided with a truck in Guangdong Province, in China's far south, injuring 37, media reported.

The deaths and injuries are sure to amplify calls for more spending on education and children's safety. In 1993, the Chinese government vowed to dedicate 4 percent of GDP to education.

"Close to 20 years have passed, and this has still not been achieved," said an editorial in the China Information News on Tuesday. "For some local governments, the proportion of GDP spent on education has actually fallen."

Chinese microbloggers were quick to express their anger about the Jiangsu crash.

"Another school bus accident kills 15 children. It's just a number in the eyes of Chinese officials. The only thing they care about is whether it impacts their future career," wrote Huiji Flying on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblog.

"Nothing is safe in China apart from leaders' cars, houses, money and concubines," added Yiran Anki.

The November tragedy prompted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to promise more government funds to provide improved school bus services.

Rural areas are notorious for unsafe transport. Children face risky rides in ageing, badly maintained vans and trucks.

The school bus crashes also reflect the growing trend in rural China for schools to be concentrated in larger towns, abandoning villages where the population has been shrinking. Children then have to travel long distances to school or board away from their families.
(Reporting by Koh Gui Qing, Sabrina Mao, Chris Buckley, Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina; Editing by Ken Wills, John Newland and Ron Popeski)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another weekend "delight"- New way of Chinese robbery ! Very brutal.

The above video has been viewed over 1.1 million times and has over 3,000 comments since it was uploaded yesterday. Summary translation of the Chinese in the video:
The first victim, Yongkang resident Miss Hu was robbed of 3000 RMB cash she had placed on the ATM, 900 RMB cash in her purse, and even her platinum ring on her finger.
Two days later, the second victim Mr. Tong was robbed at 11pm at night as he was on the phone and preparing to deposit money at the ATM. He was knocked unconscious and robbed of the 47,000 RMB cash he was going to deposit and his black Apple iPhone.
This one from chinaSMACK - just click for more !

Some hardcore sound for your weekend !

Enjoy a great Iggy Pop ! The mood of this week. Give them all HARDCORE - they deserve it. If you want to know more contact me !

And then here - I know I had it here before - but it is worth to put it up again: somewhat 30 years earlier - but the same Iggy - just as good as always:

Now enjoy your weekend & all my best greetings to all chinese people who are honest & goodhearted & not greedy as hell !

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chinese business attitude - No moral No ethics - Just Rude & Greedy !

Labelled with "China Dirt" as it is clear that in general chinese business attitude is simply DIRT.
Now almost 15 years here & I cannot see any change into something positive with most of our suppliers & I have this confirmed by many colleagues:
Shortsighted Greed - this is the final solution.
Business manner ? Ethics ? Moral ? Behavior !
These words are not existing in Chinese Language !
Short story here:
One of our main suppliers since 5 years - we always paid him upfront (as he always complaining need money).
Suddenly we find a lot of other goods (not from us) in his factory.
90% of his capacity was used by us. All material supplied by us.
So today he is telling us a big bull shit of  his losses blah blah blah ....................
And he does not want to continue with us (actually the last 5 years we made him survive & build up his facilities). Do not await any words of thank !
His new customer a local internet seller on Tabao or whatever kind of internet service is placing so
big orders to him. As he is saying full of PRIDE !
We have borrowed him money all the time ...............
He is holding a lot of stock fabrics of us !
I have already told him today:
Once the door is shut - you never ever ask me again to give you some orders !
That made him rather nervous !

Clue: All the books want to tell you the truth of China Business Etiquette - all rubbish - just scratching the surface !
Once you have to deal with the real Chinese - then you will find out better !
Be careful !
By the way - do not forget this:
Most of the achievements made in China business over the last 2 or 3 decades - ALL WAS COMING INITIALLY FROM THE OUTSIDE by placing it to them.
Conclusion: The big bucks they are making is also coming from the outside.
Innovation from China - barely non - existent.
The only point is COPIES.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beijing Fog ?

Yes they call it fog what is there since a few days clouding over Beijing !
2 photos here - it doesn't look very healthy. More on the click below from chinaSMACK.

Click here to see more !

In Hong Kong Hippocratic Oath is existing

................otherwise 100's of pregnant mainland woman abusing the Accident & Emergency department of Hong Kong Public Hospitals could be send away easily. So this is the newest trend to just sit pregnant in some shabby Hostel or boarding house and then call the emergency as "suddenly the baby wants to come". Just in relation to the last post - here in Hong Kong Public Hospitals nobody will dare to simply send them away or let them wait too long.
I just wish some of the guys mistreating my old friend in the Shenzhen hospital (post below) would have his pregnant wife begging to get admission in a HK Public Hospital & then let her wait 12 hours !
Please read here from THE STANDARD:
A&E births double for mainlanders
Mary Ann Benitez Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The number of pregnant mainlanders rushing to Accident and Emergency Departments of public hospitals this year has doubled as compared to 2010, the Hospital Authority revealed.
"The approaching peak season for deliveries along with the suspension of this year's obstetric bookings service for non-local mothers in public hospitals has aggravated the situation in recent months," a spokesman said.
Last month, there was a total of 205 such cases, representing a 99 percent increase over the 103 in November last year.
The trend spiked significantly from May when monthly deliveries through A&E exceeded 100, from an average of 70-80.
In the first 11 months of this year, there were 1,453 such deliveries, up sharply from 708 in the same period last year.
Thirty percent of the 1,453 deliveries were by mainlanders who made prior bookings in public hospitals but were unable to go there in time, the authority said.
In contrast, mainlanders delivered 8,672 babies through appointments at public hospitals up to November 30, as compared to 9,899 for the whole of 2010.
The number of children born to Hong Kong residents has remained stable, at between 30,000 and 32,000 a year, from 2008 until November this year.
Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said the problem will persist as increasing fees and charges for mainlanders have not had a deterrent effect.
Mainlanders have to pay maternity packages of HK$39,000 on booked deliveries and HK$48,000 for non- booked deliveries at public hospitals.
The authority reminded expectant mainlanders that rushing to A&E at the last minute to deliver posed risks for both them and babies.

The Hippocratic Oath is not existing in China !

Be careful if you are long-term in China, better make sure you have correct medical insurance which will help you to save your life, in case you have any kind of serious accident, emergency etc.

Short story about a very good friend:
Since 18 years in HK & China. Permanent HK resident, 50 years old.
2.5 years ago lost his job & a lot of money with some of his "good friends chinese business partners".
Close to be broke.
Married with a Chinese.
Stayed in Hangzhou & Hong Kong.
Before Christmas 2009 suddenly got a big headache burning like fire.
Got heavy black spots under the eyes. Jumped in a plane from Hangzhou to Shenzhen to his wife home.
Broke down the next day:
Rupture of a brain aneurysm.
His wife brought him to the emergency unit of a Shenzhen hospital.
No insurance coverage.
To make the surgery they demanded to put RMB 120,000.00 on the table.
This took the wife some time to arrange.
Her husband was left alone in the hospital floor with a surely still heavily rupture of the aneurysm.
It took somewhat more than 12 hours before they started to conduct the surgery (only after receiving the cash).
Surely this was much too late.
After surgery he was in coma.
After one week we arranged his transfer to Hong Kong, where he was several weeks still in coma & then being transferred to an elderly home.
Now being supported by Hong Kong welfare.
CT scans of his brain are not very positive.
He cannot talk.
We do not know if he recognizes anybody.
He is in a state "trapped in his own body".
Totally depending on nursery.
Here is a link of what the HIPPOCRATIC OATH means:
From Wikipedia click here.
This is the China version excerpt.
And here another story where doctors & nurses did not follow the Hippocratic oath

So in China you need to pay first before they are willing to save your life, as long as you not having a super insurance or are some relative or "princeling" of some heavy-weight officials or other "important person". 
This is totally against the HIPPOCRATIC OATH !
I was long thinking if I should put the photo of my friend here on that blog - maybe some people might consider it "not right" or "unethical" or some kind of problem of breaking some law - I dont care right now about this concerns.
Because it makes me angry to know that if they would have started much earlier with the surgery this man could be much better today !
12 hours with a rupture in a lousy cold Shenzhen hospital floor & the doctors waiting for the cash come down on the table ?
What would this man be maybe much better today if they would have started the surgery immediately after he was admitted by his wife into the emergency unit ?
Reminder: Make sure you have a good & solid medical insurance valid also for the MAINLAND CHINA if you are often travelling in China. Carry the card with your insurance number + other details always with you.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shanghai Proposition

Simply disgusting - please watch - this is the MODERN CHINA:

Uploaded by sav0320 on Mar 13, 2010
Walking on the streets of Shanghai, I met a new friend. Sorry, I did not accept the offer.
** Note ** Some language might be offensive. The whole situation might be offensive!
This video was posted two years ago and removed shortly after.

Please see also this one from CNN - better be careful if you are "messing around" in China:

And then found this one:
China's Sexual Revolution Part 1 + 2 (CBC Documentary)

Fa Yuen street fire this week killing 9 people

Terrible this week in Mong Kok Fa Yuen Street a fire at night killing 9 people. The police says it is suspicious - most probably arson. It seems that some of the stalls had been put on fire and because of the very small distance from the stalls to the houses (more than 50 years old) the fire quickly spread into some houses.
Here a short clip, but in Cantonese. And further below a video about this Fa Yuen Street.

Fa Yuen Street (traditional Chinese: 花園街) is a street between Boundary Street and Dundas Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. With over fifty stores selling sport shoes, the street is famous for selling sport gears and is known as Sport Shoes Street or Sneaker Street (波鞋街). Merlion Tales explores Fa Yuen Street hoping for bargain buys and great food! Read more at

[Hong Kong Bus Ride] 九巴 GK9636 @ 66 往 大興 [全程行車影片]

Found this on on You Tube - quite nice views out from that bus - it is a long clip more than 45 minutes & mainly driving through the New Territories. You can find many more Hong Kong bus rides on that You Tube user channel.
Uploaded by mm2teaching on Sep 13, 2011

KMB Route 66 Entire journey video (Towards Tai Hing)

Volvo Olympian
S3V22 - GK9636 (05/1995 - )
Engine: Cummins L10-B252
Gearbox: ZF 4HP500
Body: Alexander Type R
Date: AUG 2011
Copyright: Justin1082

途經車站 Stops observed:
00:12 深水埗欽州街 Sham Shui Po (Yen Chow Street)
01:25 怡閣苑 Yee Kok Court
02:14 長沙灣遊樂場 Cheung Sha Wan Playground
03:34 興華街 Hing Wah Street
04:50 荔枝角鐵路站 Lai Chi Kok Railway Station
06:16 美孚鐵路站 Mei Foo Railway Station
08:28 葵涌交匯處 Kwai Chung Interchange
09:57 荔景邨 Lai King Estate
11:31 葵芳邨 Kwai Fong Estate
13:07 光輝圍 Kwong Fai Circuit
14:17 健全街 Kin Chuen Street
15:03 大窩口鐵路站 Tai Wo Hau Railway Station
16:46 眾安街 Chung On Street
18:05 福來邨永樂樓 Wing Lok House, Fuk Loi Estate
19:44 荃景圍天橋 Tsuen King Circuit Flyover
37:38 豐景園 Goodview Garden
38:03 翠寧花園 Tsui Ning Garden
39:15 友愛邨 Yau Oi Estate
40:25 屯門公園 Tuen Mun Park
42:02 屯門鐵路站 Tuen Mun Railway Station
43:11 屯門消防局 Tuen Mun Fire Station
44:25 鳴琴鐵路站 Ming Kum Railway Station
45:31 中電 China Light Building
46:06 台山小學 Toi Shan Primary School
47:06 大興 Tai Hing