Wednesday, May 30, 2012


hard to understand - filmed out from 9th floor from factory on Friday last week - Saturday after dinner all the workers go there - dont ask me what it is.

Monday, May 28, 2012


just coming back from the MAINLAND .....I forgot to tell you. Having some nice photos & videos coming up here the next days. Time to take a rest now.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Anti foreigner sentiment is growing ?

Hoppla - recently some news showing "bad things" about foreigners in China. First the "british passport holder" assaulting a woman in Beijing. This was an Indian or Pakistani looking for cheap "love" in Beijing - this is not representing the majority of foreigners in China. Some TV guys are talking about "get out the foreign trash". Ohh sorry most of the foreign trash have made you (China) what you are today...with their foreign trash MONEY / INVESTMENTS & KNOW - HOW. What you are talking about is a minority of illegal residents, over-stayers etc. Please be more balanced ! Now it is the cellist of some orchestra from Beijing - sacked. Okay here we go: If you are a foreigner in whatever country you are a "guest" you should behave like that -this should be clear. You should obey the law & not do any stupid things. So far so good. If you are the same in CHINA you better be double careful: There is no law protecting you in any case of misconduct - whatever stupid thing you will do - it will boomerang double & triple at you if you are caught. So - just behave & be nice - then you have nothing to fear. And surely have your documents CLEAN - got the message ? Do not fool with China authorities ! Read here about the cellist + find a video here !

This one is a good one !

Monday, May 21, 2012



Two tables

photos made today in Lei Yue Mun - some kind of degeneration is visible here:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chen is out now !

It seems this evening or late afternoon Chen & his family at Beijing airport leaving the country. Please read here:FULL STORY - PLEASE CLICK HERE !

And here just from the TVB Late night news:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Boom - crash in Singapore

See here a crazy maybe drunk chinese ferarri driver killed himself & 2 other people last week in Singapore: SINGAPORE — A wealthy Chinese expatriate who crashed his million-dollar Ferrari into a taxi killing himself and two others has sparked outrage in Singapore, where anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise. Websites were swamped Monday with postings attacking Chinese and other foreigners in the city-state after it was reported that a 52-year-old local cabbie had died of his injuries following Saturday's pre-dawn accident. The crash instantly killed the 31-year-old Ferrari driver, Ma Chi, while the taxi passenger, a 41-year-old Japanese woman, died in hospital two hours later, a police spokeswoman told AFP. Police gave no other details but local media said the Ferrari driver was a financial adviser from Sichuan who was applying for permanent residency and already living in a Singapore penthouse with his family. Disgruntled locals seized on the incident as another reason to attack the government's immigration policies and the presence of more than a million foreign workers and professionals in the crowded city-state. Foreigners are blamed for pushing up living costs, straining public transport and stealing jobs, with mainland Chinese bearing the brunt of attacks. The Straits Times newspaper said the Ferrari was a limited-edition model that Ma had bought for Sg$1.8 million ($1.43 million) for his 30th birthday last year. Pictures from a video of the accident published in local newspapers showed Ma's car apparently ramming the taxi after he allegedly ran a red light following a night out with friends. Hundreds of indignant comments were posted online. "I hate to drag nationality into this tragedy but the stupidity of a single (Chinese) possibly drunkard driver has caused such catastrophic damage to so many people," Tan Wee Meng posted on Facebook. Singapore's population grew from 4.4 million in 2006 to 5.2 million in 2011, largely the result of a higher intake of immigrants as well as guest workers and professionals. The accident came two months after a Malaysian cleaner at Singapore's Changi Airport was killed after he was hit by a taxi hijacked by a Chinese guest worker. The government's more open immigration policy was a hot issue during the general elections in May 2011 in which the ruling People's Action Party garnered an all-time low of 60 percent of the vote. Update Instead of helping out the Japanese victim who laid dying and trapped in the taxi in the Ferrari crash, a man resorted to stealing her money. According to Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao, the man who looked to be in his 30s, picked up notes and coins scattered around the mangled taxi. 57-year-old Mr Lim, a cleaner from Malaysia, told the paper that the woman, who was later identified as Shigemi Ito, cried out in pain when the man pocketed the money and ran off. Reports said the man pocketed about $300 in all. Mr Lim was not able to react in time to stop the man, the report said. Miss Ito was later brought to the Singapore General Hospital where she died. Please also see chinaSmack here:JUST CLICK IT !

Sunday, May 13, 2012



Off to the mainland tomorrow........

Dear Readers - off again for a few days to the mainland. As blogging not working over there you will only hear again from me earliest on Wednesday.....or Thursday. Thank you for reading my blog. Here some "entertainment": 2 HK girls have a kind of a quarrel over a guy - just watch the language: Like always with that kind of YouTube it real or is it fake ? In this case I bet 70% real 30% fake.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Early evening heavy truck accident on Ting Kau Bridge in direction Tsing Yi. From Sham Tseng to Tsing Yi in 308M minibus it took 40 minutes - normally it is a max. of 10 minutes. See here the shot out of the bus. The song on the minibus was..."save the last dance for me"- I am afraid for one of the drivers it was too late - as you can see in the last sequence some checkered cloth covering something.

And here the sight on the way back from Tsing Yi after waiting 30 minutes for the minibus - still a mess & heavy machinery there to "clean up":

Friday, May 11, 2012

Some news, some photos etc

First - no news on Chen - it seems to become a complicate procedure.
Second - CLP in HK threatend 2 days ago power - tariffs will go up by 40% until 2015 - Cheers - the Kadoorie family soaked in wealth will just get a little bit more.
Third - nothing - just some photos here from a recent China trip............
The way of making houses.

THE BOSS CLUB - be aware what is the real meaning for that. It is only for BOSS !

Adding some "fun" to your hotel room. Be aware the so-called "Vibration Ring"is one use only.
No further comment......
This one just found this morning at the taxi drop-off in Shatin Shopping center.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nice security guys having an ice.....

outside the hospital with Chen inside - just from the looks of this guys: Don't mess around with them - they are no fun at all.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chen news - still the whole story going not smooth........

Now back from the mainland - first some news about the Chen case. In generally (my personal opinion) it was a BIG MISTAKE to leave the US embassy. Now Chen is on China soil / territory - why does China need to listen to some sounds / voices out of the US embassy. Wouldn't the US do the same vice versa ?
Problem is this:

Beijing's only official comment was a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
"If he wants to go abroad to study, as a Chinese citizen he can, like other Chinese citizens, go through normal channels to take care of the relevant processes at the relevant departments in accordance with the law," it said.

I have no idea how long that "go through  normal channels" takes - but be aware that this is not a matter of days - rather a matter of weeks, or even months.

Latest please read here - Feas grow on.......just click it.

During my stay in China inn my hotel even the TVB Pearl engish channel was available......funnily Thursday late evening news the report about the SINO - US meetings was not censored / blocked at all. This was very interesting.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Chen case - it seems all is going wrong....

The first question is following: Why Chen was not able / willing to make a deal and leave China with his family ? More you can read here........
This is from BBC click here 0r read below:
Chen Guangcheng left US embassy 'after family threats
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he left his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to family members.

Mr Chen was speaking from a hospital in the capital where he said he had agreed to come because of his fears for his family's safety.

The US said Chinese officials had made no threats but said Mr Chen would lose the chance to be with his family.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Beijing for high-level talks.

Mr Chen had been at the US embassy for a week after escaping from house arrest in his home village in Shandong province.

The blind activist's case has threatened to overshadow the bilateral talks, which are due to focus on issues like Syria and trade.

Earlier Mr Chen's lawyer said the activist was "happy" after receiving "clear assurances" from Beijing.

But Associated Press quoted Mr Chen, 40, as saying he had been told by US officials of the threat from the Chinese authorities and "got the feeling that the US government and the embassy was quite supportive of me leaving as well".

US state department spokesperson Victoria Nuland later said: "At no time did any US officials speak to Chen about physical or legal threats to his wife and children. Nor did Chinese officials make any such threats to us."

But she added: "Chinese officials had indicated to us that his family would be returned to Shandong, and they would lose their opportunity to negotiate for reunification."
'Please help me'
The BBC's Michael Bristow in Beijing says both US and Chinese officials had said Mr Chen left the embassy of his own volition but now a more complicated story is emerging.
A close friend of Mr Chen, Zeng Jinyan, herself an activist in Beijing, told the BBC she had spoken to Mr Chen and confirmed he had opted to stay in China to protect his family.

Ms Zeng said that Mr Chen "had no choice" because "thugs with sticks" were waiting for him and his family in their home village in Shandong.

She said: "It's impossible, he couldn't do anything. He said, 'please help me'."

Bob Fu, of Texas-based rights advocacy group ChinaAid, said reliable sources had also told it that Mr Chen had left the embassy because serious threats to his immediate family members were made by the Chinese government.

"We are deeply concerned about this sad development if the report about Chen's involuntary departure is true," Mr Fu said.

Hillary Clinton had earlier issued a statement saying: "I am pleased that we were able to facilitate Chen Guangcheng's stay and departure from the US embassy in a way that reflected his choices and our values.

"Mr Chen has a number of understandings with the Chinese government about his future, including the opportunity to pursue higher education in a safe environment," she said.

"Making these commitments a reality is the next crucial task. The United States government and the American people are committed to remaining engaged with Mr Chen and his family in the days, weeks, and years ahead."

Ms Nuland later said that "at no point during his time in the embassy did Chen ever request political asylum in the US. At every opportunity, he expressed his desire to stay in China, reunify with his family, continue his education and work for reform in his country".

But AP quoted Mr Chen as appealing to the US to "help my family and me leave [China] safely".

US-based China activist Yaxue Cao told the BBC she was angry at the US for reaching a deal with China.

She said: "If past indications are anything to go by, can you for a minute think China will guarantee Chen Guangcheng's safety? Is the state department kidding?"
'Free citizen'
Mr Chen had been driven from the US embassy to a VIP section of Chaoyang Hospital for a check-up, before being united with his wife and two children.

He was reportedly accompanied to the hospital by US officials, but Mr Chen later told Britain's Channel 4 News: "Nobody from the [US] Embassy is here. I don't understand why. They promised to be here."

Some 20 police officers ordered journalists to leave the hospital and detained one protester carrying a banner reading "Free Guangcheng. Democracy for China", Agence France-Presse news agency reported.

Earlier, Mr Chen's lawyer, Li Jinsong, said he had spoken to his client on the phone. He said Mr Chen was "very happy and wants to hug all his friends".

Mr Li said the dissident had told him he now had "true freedom", his rights were now protected by the national law and he was "a free citizen".

The affair has strained US-China relations at a delicate time.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said: "What the US needs to do is to stop misleading the public and stop making every excuse to shift responsibility and conceal its own wrongdoing."

Mr Liu earlier said China was "strongly dissatisfied" and that the US should apologise.

Mr Chen had planned his escape for months, scaling the wall the authorities had built around his house and then being driven hundreds of miles to Beijing, where activists say he stayed in safe houses before fleeing to the embassy.

Several people involved in Mr Chen's escape have been detained or have disappeared in recent days.

One point is not very clear: You run away / escape from your house arrest and hide / seek shelter in a foreign country embassy - did you ever ..never think about the WHOLE MEANING of that action ?
What is the best possible way out ? That was the offer to seek asylum with your family in the US - or am I completely wrong with that idea. Was something going wrong in the negotiations ? Who did the mistake ? Was it tricky whom ? Lets hope very much that Chen and his family can find peace very soon............

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng leaves US Embassy in Beijing By NBC News, staff and news services A blind Chinese legal activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing left the U.S. Embassy Wednesday to receive medical care in Beijing and be reunited with this family. China demanded an apology from Washington over Chen Guangcheng's stay at the U.S. Embassy, according to the government's news service Xinhua. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in China earlier in the day for top-level talks that risk being upstaged by the drama over Chen whose flight to the U.S. Embassy had not been confirmed by either China or the United States until now. "Chen Guangcheng has arrived at a medical facility in Beijing where he will receive medical treatment and be reunited with his family," a senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue, told Reuters. The official did not give additional details on Chen's whereabouts or condition. Xinhua reported that Chen left the U.S. Embassy "of his own volition" after staying there for six days. U.S. officials were trying to protect Chen even after he left the embassy, according to an email seen by NBC News. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was with Chen at Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing, and Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell had guaranteed the activist his freedom, the emails said. China's Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, said it was extremely unhappy the embassy had taken Chen in. "It must be pointed out that the United States Embassy took the Chinese citizen Chen Guangcheng into the embassy in an irregular manner, and China expresses its strong dissatisfaction over this," ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in a statement carried by Xinhua. "The U.S. method was interference in Chinese domestic affairs, and this is totally unacceptable to China. China demands that the United States apologize over this, thoroughly investigate this incident, punish those who are responsible, and give assurances that such incidents will not recur." The statements were the first official comments by either government on Chen's case since his supporters said last Friday that he had escaped 20 months of house arrest and gone into U.S. government protection. Blind dissident’s case a ‘hot potato’ for US-China Chen ran afoul of local government officials for exposing forced abortions and other abuses, and his dogged pursuit of justice and mistreatment by authorities brought him attention from the U.S. and foreign governments and earned him supporters among many ordinary Chinese. Chen's plight has overshadowed the Strategic and Economic Dialogue due to begin on Thursday. The United States hopes the talks will encourage greater Chinese cooperation on trade as well over Iran, Syria, North Korea and other international disputes. Relations could easily go awry, especially with the ruling Communist Party wrestling with a leadership scandal and a looming power succession. More on Chen: Video reveals blind Chinese activist's plight "Of course, as the U.S. must realize, this does quite a lot of harm to China-U.S. relations," Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing said of Chen's flight into U.S. protection. "In this situation, both sides want to restrict the impact of this (Chen) incident. But whether they can find a way to resolve the problem relatively quickly depends on how the dialogue and discussions go," Shi added. NBC News, staff, Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

For your entertainment while I am not here: 3x Music history THE DOORS JIMI HENDRIX & THE STONES IN ALTAMONT

No further comment - simply great - enjoy:
Jim sitting on a barstool and performing - thats so cool. Never reached by anybody like that ! His leatherpants are great ! The very cool thing with them they never had a bass player - Ray did this all during he played the organ ...mainly with his feet ! Good thing is - it is all in sync - even that many years old ! Why nowadays we do not have singers like Jim anymore ? I remember me in 71 in Munich - everything was plastered with photos of Jim: Jim Morrison is dead ! We all have been very touched. One of the greatest - the whole group ! And here from Sweden 1969 Jimi Hendrix - so nice & so much Hendrix - what do we need more ? Enjoy - this one is dedicated to Chen sitting in th US embassy in Beijing: The Stones here in Altamont - not such a good thing - too much violence from the Angels ( this one out of sync slightly......) And here the sad end of that show - THE SUMMER OF LOVE was over with that including THE FAMILY story in LA. And this is the Angels interpretation:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hong Kong Weather 01.05.2012 - TERRIBLE !

This video shot today around 6.45 pm while driving over Ting Kau bridge. The mini bus driver is playing the BEATLES - before that video it was HOTEL CALIFORNIA. It is dark, it is wet & it is hot. The last 3 months the weather here was the most terrible I remember since years. Please see the video here:

The rest of the week off to the mainland - dont await to much posting until Sunday. Thank you for reading my blog !

Some news about Chen in the US embassy..........

China & US are now negotiating about Chen's future. Only possibility is let him go for asylum in the United States, because of "medical reasons". But he insists that his family can go with him - this is understandable.
Both parties want to solve this issue fast now - as on Thursday they willl start SINO US talks & want to get rid of that " problem" before. 2 days ago it was said that he does not want to leave China......hey man thats your only chance now.


Finally I tried to sell some electronics via Craigs List Hong Kong version......In generally I did not awaited any reply - but I got one person interested in this stuff...pricing was somewhat HKD 8,000......
My first reply was: Yes goods are still available, if you interested contact me again. Are you in Hong Kong ?
Following answer:
Thanks for the mail i do located in urbana but right now  am out of the state that is why i offer you that amount plus the shipping  to my cousin do accept my offer and set up a paypal account cos is safe  and secure online payment do that and get back to me with your paypal  email ID and full name so i can make the payment and get back to you with  the shipping address.
Already that answer made clear: This is scam.
Urbana is in Illinois - if it is this one - anyhow my answer was like that:
Sorry, only sell locally & cash against goods.
Then the reply was very interesting:
You sound skeptic from your email and that's very wrong,if you are thinking that I just want to take your money for nothing then that's very wrong and sounds so absurd When I know how people work hard to earn their money.I will never think of taking some kinda advantage over you and please take that out of your mind that is an awful thing to think about. Please understand me better.It seems you don't even trust your self,because you have to trust yourself to trust another person.I was not trying to lure you into this, everything about me and this transaction are 100% real and OK, i will like you to know one thing i am a woman of God and i so much believe in him and his words and i wouldn't do such a thing when i have blood running through my vein.
I guess that person even did not really know what I was trying to sell there - anyhow I replied again somewhat like that:
I am a man of god & also blood is running in my veins, but I cannot ship overseas. Thanks.

Lets see the answer - if it is interesting enough I will post it.

Some more news on Chen - anybody can tell how this will end ?

It seems somewhat hopeless: Chen in the US embassy in Beijing. His family - not sure about where they are & what will happen to them. Doesnt all sounds too good - anybody has a HEART in that cruel political business ? It is about HEART & SOUL nowadays - more than ever. But it seems this is a complete MISS.

Please read from here just click - copy below:

Chen Guangcheng's nephew flees in fear for his life

Chen Kegui said to be in hiding as Chinese dissident's escape to US embassy reveals bitter human cost to family.

Four days after the blind activist Chen Guangcheng made his audacious bid for freedom, dropping over a wall under cover of darkness and limping away on an injured leg, his nephew also made a desperate escape through fields of peanut and sweet potato plants.
Friends say the older man reached the safety of the US embassy in Beijing, but when last heard from on Sunday night, his nephew, Chen Kegui, was on the run – penniless, frightened, struggling for breath and hiding from a black car he feared was following him.
The 33-year-old's flight is the most potent reminder that his uncle's incredible escape from 19 months of house arrest has come at a bitter cost.
On Monday, the European Union urged China to avoid harassing the activist's family and associates. But many are already in the hands of furious officials; Chen Kegui fled after lashing out with a knife at men who had broken into his home and detained his father. Shortly afterwards, two police officers marched his mother away from the hospital where she was caring for his sick child. Chen Kegui's wife is now too frightened to reveal her location.
"She's afraid she will be next and the whole family will be taken away. She's terrified," said lawyer Liu Weiguo, whom she hired before she left.
The family lived just a few hundred metres away from Chen Guangcheng, in the village of Dongshigu in eastern Shandong province. But the family members had not seen each other for more than a year thanks to the state of siege in which the activist lived following his release from jail in 2010.
His wife, Yuan Weijing, their six-year-old daughter and his mother are thought to remain under the watch of up to 100 hired guards – armed with hi-tech surveillance and phone-jamming equipment – who have beaten, threatened or harassed supporters, journalists and even diplomats trying to visit. They are said to have broken Yuan's bones in one beating last year.
On Monday, only two men stood by the roadside as reporters approached. But within moments two more had emerged to block the path; and one knocked on the window of a parked van to summon sleepy reinforcements. The leader, a burly man in a badly fitting brown suit jacket, quickly made a phone call.
"We are afraid of thieves. We don't want anything stolen," he said, when asked why visitors could not enter, pushing us back towards the highway.
Asked whether Chen's family were still in the village, he insisted he did not know.
"Go! Go!" said a bespectacled man in camouflage, pointing towards the road.
As we drove away, the leader of the group snapped our number plate with his phone. A silver car tailed us out of the area.
Two more of Chen Guangcheng's relatives from Dongshigu – his cousin and his cousin's son – have also been detained, say human rights activists. Two supporters, one of whom drove him away from the area, have also been held. Police have so far declined to comment.
Perhaps the most immediate cause for concern is Chen Kegui. Hours after the incident he told blogger Cao Yaxue that a group of men – armed with wooden clubs and led by a local official – had broken in at around midnight on Thursday after realising his uncle had escaped.
Sobbing as he spoke, Chen Kegui described how he had grabbed kitchen knives to use for self-defence and slashed at the intruders as they tried to grab him. It is unclear how badly the men were injured.
"In China, law is trampled over at will. I love my motherland, but this is what she gives me," he told Cao.
"Chen Guangcheng is innocent. But they forced a charge on him. My father is getting old, couldn't walk, and where did they take him? I feel helpless.
"If I am sentenced to death, I hope someone will help take care of my father, my mother, my family, my child … I hope the case will be dealt with according to rights provided for by the law, not manipulated by the privileged people."
He told Cao he had called the emergency police line and was waiting to turn himself in. But the police never arrived so he fled three hours later, his lawyer Liu said.
"A man in his position is panicky – it's only human. He would try to escape from the scene and go as far as he could," said Liu, who had spent much of Monday trying to find his client.
When the two spoke by phone on Sunday night he said Chen was fighting an asthma attack and struggling to talk.
"He wasn't even sure of his exact location," said the lawyer. "It was a strange and unfamiliar place. He said there was a black car chasing him, so he veered off the highway and into the fields."
The last thing he heard before Chen hung up was the young man asking a passer-by where the nearest police station was.
Nicholas Bequelin of Human Rights Watch said it was reasonable for authorities to investigate someone who had attacked others with a knife, but that the concern was it would be handled by local officials who are already facing serious allegations of corruption and abuse of power.
"Since they invaded his home without warrant, and given the pattern of brutality and violence against the family, this is something that has to be looked at very carefully," he said.
The irony, he added, was that Chen Guangcheng's troubles began with his efforts to help others use the law to defend their rights. He served four years in jail for obstructing traffic and destroying public property, but supporters claim they were trumped-up charges; supposed retaliation for helping women subjected to forced sterilisations and abortions.
Now others are under pressure for supporting him.
"For the rights community [his escape] is a victory and perhaps there was no choice: he could have lived under those conditions for the rest of his life," said Bequelin.
"My concern is that even if the case of Chen and his immediate family is resolved, many people could pay a heavy price."