Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekend Music NOW !

Its nice KRAFTWERK in Japan. There have been recently many ugly protests against Japan in China. Because of this Islands. Surely it is all about some resources - ahhh in the end MONEY. Chinese people easily forget something: Biggest investor in China for at least 40 years: JAPAN ! Ahh sorry please show some respect - part of your "wealth" is because of japanese investments: Building factories, creating 100,000's of jobs and, and, and.......
Here KRAAFTWERK LIVE IN JAPAN - RADIOACTIVITY (mostly sung in japanese - very cool):

And here one more - same concert - NUMBERS: And this is some people say is a new KRAFTWERK title - "Musique Electronique"

Bo Xilai charges: Chinese Communist Party statement

More interesting than that spoiled brat Gigi Chao story: Here news about what happens to Bo Xi Lai.
This is from BBC News - just 2 hours ago:
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Disgraced Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and is to face criminal charges - he is accused of abuse of power, bribe-taking and violating party discipline. Following is the official translation of the party statement, translated by state news agency Xinhua.
Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his public office, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday.
The meeting also decided to transfer Bo's suspected law violations and relevant clues to judicial organs.
The decisions were made after the meeting deliberating and adopting an investigation report on Bo's severe disciplinary violations submitted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
At a meeting held on 10 April, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee were briefed on the investigation into the incident of former Chongqing vice-mayor Wang Lijun's entering the US Consulate General in Chengdu without permission, as well as the reinvestigation into the suspected murder of British citizen Neil Heywood by Bogu Kailai, Bo's wife.
Based on Bo's mistakes and responsibilities in the two cases and clues to his other discipline violations found in the probe of the two cases, the CPC Central Committee decided to suspend Bo's membership in the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and in the CPC Central Committee, and the CCDI filed the case for investigation.
Investigations found that Bo seriously violated the party disciplines while heading the city of Dalian, Liaoning Province and the Ministry of Commerce, as well as serving as a member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and party chief of Chongqing Municipality.
Bo abused his power, made severe mistakes and bore major responsibility in the Wang Lijun incident and the intentional homicide case of Bogu Kailai.
He took advantage of his office to seek profits for others and received huge bribes personally and through his family.
His position was also abused by his wife, Bogu Kailai, to seek profits for others and his family thereby accepted a huge amount of money and property from others.
Bo had affairs and maintained improper sexual relationships with a number of women.
He was also found to have violated organisational and personnel disciplines and made wrong decisions in personnel promotion, which led to serious consequences.
The investigation also found clues to his suspected involvement in other crimes.
Bo's behaviours have brought serious consequences, badly undermined the reputation of the party and the country, created very negative impact at home and abroad and significantly damaged the cause of the party and people.
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The offer

to marry a lesbian billionaires daughter has caught worldwide attention. Mr. Chao is well known as a "penny-picker" - how comes he suddenly wants to be so generous ?
Read the full story here !

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

China vs. Japan

Since weeks chinese people are shouting, demonstrating, looting against Japan ! Because of that one Island so many claim it is their own. One point to remind all that chinese demonstrators: Japan was & is one of the biggest investors in China. Today's China would not be the same without that Japanese investments. We are talking about 40 years plus about that relationship. Consideration is most appropriate ! Here some copies about what is going on there:
17 SEP, 2012, 09.42PM IST, AP China reins in rowdy anti-Japan demonstrations BEIJING: China moved to tamp down rising anti-Japan sentiment after a weekend of sometimes violent demonstrations, threatening Monday to arrest lawbreakers and scrubbing websites of protest-related images and posts. But Japanese businesses were taking no chances, with restaurants and shops in Beijing, including popular clothing retailer Uniqlo, closed on Monday. Factories belonging to electronics maker Panasonic, two of which were damaged over the weekend, also were shut. More demonstrations were expected Tuesday, the anniversary of a 1931 incident that Japan used as a pretext to invade Manchuria before World War II. Officials in at least one district of Beijing advised Japanese businesses not to open on Tuesday, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported. Tensions have been growing for months in the dispute over ownership of a string of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Those came to a head last week when the Japanese government said it was purchasing some of the islands from their private owner to thwart a Japanese politician's plans to buy and develop them. China reacted angrily, sending marine patrol ships inside Japanese-claimed waters around the islands, which Tokyo has administered since 1972. Some state media urged Chinese to show their patriotism by boycotting Japanese goods and canceling travel to Japan. Protests flared in cities across China over the weekend, with occasional outbreaks of violence, including the torching and looting of Japanese-invested factories and shops. They were the largest anti-Japanese demonstrations since 2005, reflecting ever-present anger toward Tokyo that periodically bursts to the surface. China's authoritarian government rarely allows protests and the wave of anti-Japanese demonstrations clearly received a degree of official approval. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that Japan should be mindful of the Chinese public's feelings and return to the negotiating table. ``The Chinese people have expressed strong indignation,'' Hong told reporters at a regular briefing. ``Whether the Japanese side can take seriously China's firm stance and the Chinese people's call for justice and whether they can take the correct attitude and action will determine how the situation develops.'' Authorities, however, are walking a tightrope between allowing citizens to vent and losing control of the protests, which could then turn against the government. By Monday, authorities were clamping down. In the western city of Xi'an, police issued an order banning large-scale protests in commercial areas, districts with large populations, and anywhere near government offices. The statement also warned that the use of mobile texting or online messaging to organize illegal demonstrations was forbidden. In the southern city of Guangzhou, police said they arrested seven people for attacking cars and three for vandalizing shops. ``The Guangzhou police would like to remind the public to be rational while being patriotic. Demonstrations must proceed according to law,'' police said in a statement. Police in the eastern port of Qingdao, where protesters torched a Panasonic factory and Toyota dealership, also reported arrests.

 This is from hereJUST CLICK HERE !

Sunday, September 16, 2012

TROUBLE IN SHEUNG SHUI

This one from here Just click here (includes photos & videos) - it is really true it is disgusting what you can see everyday in the station & trains there. They normally prefer to take the 1st class of the MTR to Lowu. Without feeling any shyness in the wagon they start packing things (on body) or in bappacks. recently I saw a guy with at least 10 Ipads (unpacked) - storing all parts in different kind of luggage & on his body. “Liberate Sheung Shui Station”: Hong Kong Netizens Act Against Smugglers This entry was posted on September 15, 2012, in Conflicts between Hongkonger and Mainlander, Individual Visit Scheme and tagged 自由行, 水客. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments Recently, a netizen posted photos of smugglers of Sheung Shui Station and the issue sparks anger among netizens again. The event page “光復上水站” (Liberate Sheung Shui Station) was later set up to ask other netizens to “have a walk in Sheung Shui Station” on 9.15 and 9.16. Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) Worsens Smuggling According to an essay titled “Sheung Shui has too many IVS tourists that the place becomes unwalkable” from inmediahk.net, The conflict between Sheung Shui residents and Mainlanders and smugglers starts from the moment of getting off a train. In the past, the northbound (to Lo Wu) platform had always been empty. Boarding a train was an easy job. The chance of encountering smugglers, who were mostly housewives earning extra income, was occasional. In recent years, getting off a train is like competing to be the first pilgrim of Wong Tai Sin Temple on the first day of the lunar calendar – there are many people getting off trains and even more people boarding, even during rush hours. By estimation, the former is Sheung Shui residents and the latter is either Mainlanders or smugglers. These days, majority of smugglers are Mainlanders, taking the advantage of multiple entry permit to earn extra income. (*This policy was implemented in April 2009 to make Shenzhen residents more convenient.) Therefore, everyone doesn’t give way. Getting off a train is like a battle. One can’t get off a train if one doesn’t give full effort. In the past, traveling was tranquil. Now, one has to squeeze into the crowded northbound train to Sheung Shui and then shove to get off. Squeezing through the crowd to return home, one finally feels tranquil.

SOME VIDEO HERE:
THIS FROM YESTERDAY PROTESTS - VERY CRAZY - THE PEOPLE YELLING - CHINESE GO BACK TO CHINA (NO COMMENT FROM MY SIDE) + YELLING BEAT HIM TO DEATH (IT SEEMS THIS WAS MEANT FOR THE GUY HOLDING THE COLONIAL FLAG...........):

Sunday, September 9, 2012

wipeout beat

dedicated to the scrapping of the MNE scheme - yes long time ago I posted this one already - good enough to watch a 2nd time - ALAN VEGA - WIPEOUT BEAT - dedicated to CY Leung:

National Education - CY keeping "his face"

So that story is finished - good job.


HK backs down on national education

The Hong Kong government on Saturday backed down on a plan to force school children to take national education classes, after weeks of protests and on the eve of crucial legislative polls.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference that his government would not seek to implement an originally planned 2015 deadline to introduce mandatory national education in all of the city's primary schools.
“The amendment of this policy means that we are giving the authority to the schools. The schools are given the authority to decide when and how they would like to introduce the moral and national education,” Leung told reporters.
SOME PEOPLE SAID THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT CAN NOT DO WHATEVER IT WANTS.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lay your head down.........

& take a good rest here. Some people (several thousands) have things like that as a home in ASIA'S WORLD CITY - I feel ashamed.

Chinese driver gets more than 3 years in prison for running over 2-year-old & some thoughts of the MNE discussions !

Not even 1 year ago that tragic story - here some results of China justice - by the way: What has happened there is very very far away what the writers of the "Moral & National Education" Textbooks want to communicate to the pupils here in Hong Kong - today I saw some reports about that MNE discussion. One guy was saying he does not want the children learn to praise the Communist Party etc. Ehh Ahh yes - I can understand this - but what about 2046 ? Then it is over anyhow - then the COMMUNIST PARTY WILL RULE HONG KONG - I am already very happy today that date I def will not survive !!!


Beijing (CNN) -- A Chinese court has sentenced a man to three and a half years in prison for running over a 2-year-old girl and leaving her bleeding in the street, state media reported, a case that stirred debate in China about the level of compassion of its citizens.
The Nanhai District People's Court in the city of Foshan, Guangdong Province, convicted Hu Jun of manslaughter on Wednesday for the death of the girl, Wang Yue, who was hit and crushed by Hu's minibus and another vehicle in October, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
The girl, nicknamed Yueyue, had wandered into the alley outside her father's hardware store in Foshan when she was run over. She subsequently died of her injuries after both vehicles drove away from the scene and more than a dozen people passed by without stopping to help.
Yueyue laid motionless in the street in a busy market area for 10 minutes until Chen Xianmei, a 58-year-old woman who collects trash for a living, passed by. She moved Yueyue to safety and called for help.

Psychologist explains 'bystander apathy'
A video of the events from a security camera was posted online, provoking sympathy, outrage and debate both inside and outside China. Many wondered aloud how so many people could pass by the critically injured child and do nothing.
The case prompted widespread soul-searching in China about the state of the nation's morals and civic-mindedness, as some people questioned whether years of strong economic growth had made people more interested in personal gain than the welfare of others.
Other people blamed a lack of laws and regulations or a failure of China's education system to inculcate respect for human life and dignity.
At the trial in Foshan, Hu confessed to running Yueyue over, Xinhua reported, but argued that he should be convicted of traffic offenses rather than manslaughter.
The court said it had given him a lenient sentence because he had given himself up to the police and paid some of Yueyue's medical fees, according to Xinhua.
But most Chinese people reacting to the court's decision on social media appeared to believe Hu had not been punished severely enough.
"Just 3 years and 6 months to compensate for a life?" the user ShuiQiangLeWoDeChenTuFeiYang posted on a microblog.
"He ended Xiao Yueyue's life before she even had time to start living," wrote another user, Feifeng1998, using a longer form of Yueyue's nickname.
The Xinhua report didn't mention what had happened to the driver of the other vehicle that ran Yueyue over.
CNN's Dayu Zhang, CY Xu and Wang Qixin in Beijing; and Jethro Mullen in Hong Kong contributed to this report.

Monday, September 3, 2012

About NATIONAL EDUCATION again....................

Tomorrow the people want CY Leung to give a statement about that topic. Funny thing is: There should be some textbooks for this NATIONAL EDUCATION - a lot of "information" on the Education Bureau webpage - but where is the REAL THING - I cannot find it. Here the link to the EDUCATION BUREAU webpage:
JUST CLICK HERE !

Besides all that you read through some of the documents there - some of the contents of that MNE is (unfortunately) very far away from the real conditions in China - so to learn about China & the Chinese people it maybe even better to have some excursions with the class to the mainland and visit some special places: Factories, hospitals, markets, housing estates etc. - then let the kids compare with what they have in Hong Kong......don't send them to 1st or 2nd tier cities - send them to places like 3rd or 4th tier cities to see the REAL CHINA !

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Your weekend music

2x FLAMING LIPS: Do You Realize - no further comment - great song - this has some SOUL - just find it out yourself:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

MULTIPLY ENTRY PERMIT PLAN

Please see this - it is already so crowded here - please try to keep the numbers low.

See here fro HK Gov news page:


Mainland visitor plan delayed

August 31, 2012
Mainland authorities have deferred for three weeks the new arrangement that allows non-permanent residents living in Shenzhen to apply for multiple-entry permits to visit Hong Kong without returning to their home provinces.
 
Briefing the media today, Chief Executive CY Leung said the Government will discuss the arrangement with Mainland authorities so an influx of visitors will not adversely affect Hong Kong services and facilities.
 
Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok and Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So will lead a group of officers to discuss the issue with Mainland authorities. 
Mr Leung said he notes public views on the new arrangement, adding he has conveyed them to the Central Government.
 
The Central Government agreed that Hong Kong’s capacity for handling an influx of visitors should be considered, while still allowing for more visitors to come to Hong Kong.
 
He said the number of visitors to Hong Kong will be adjusted according to the situation.
 
Meanwhile, Mr Lai said he hopes a mechanism can be established which takes Hong Kong’s capacity for visitors into account when issuing entry permits to Mainland visitors.
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NATIONAL EDUCATION - SOME PROBLEMS HERE FOR CY LEUNG

To make a long story short: The topic of "National Education" is under discussion for weeks here in Hong Kong. Many parents are worried & do not want to even consider to implement that scheme at all. Do not forget: In Hong Kong children are the insurance for the parents when being old. So children are like "little gods" here (okay not only here - but here much more than in other counties). Many people went to Tamar today t stage a huge protest again - they are waiting for answers from CY Leung (the so-called CE of Hong Kong since 1st of July 2012). Here a short info about that NATIONAL EDUCATION - this is from NEW YORK TIMES:
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The city of Hong Kong, located off the southern coast of China, is a former British colony that was returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
The transition has not always been an easy one for Hong Kong residents — especially in recent months. Pressing economic worries have contributed to public frustration that has been building, both with Beijing and with the political and economic system in Hong Kong since 1997, a system in which special interests controlled by a small circle of tycoons select the chief executive.
Fifteen years after the handover, Hong Kong faces a wide set of challenges: Property prices have soared to their highest levels since 1997; the gap between rich and poor, already the greatest in Asia, is at its highest level in four decades; air pollution continues to worsen; and no clear path has been presented to usher in a system to allow the public to directly elect leaders. Beijing has previously said that direct elections of the chief executive may be held as early as 2017, but has not provided any guarantees. 
In the summer of 2012, there were a number of demonstrations, including Hong Kong’s annual vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings in Beijing and a protest on the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer from British control to Chinese rule. That protest coincided with the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new Beijing-backed leader, Leung Chun-ying, on July 1.
In July, thousands of people took to the streets to protest the introduction of Chinese national education in Hong Kong schools. The new curriculum is similar to the so-called patriotic education taught in mainland China. The materials, including a handbook titled “The China Model,” describe the Communist Party as “progressive, selfless and united” and criticize multiparty systems, even though Hong Kong has multiple political parties.
Critics liken the curriculum to brainwashing and say that it glosses over major events like the Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square crackdown. It will be introduced in some elementary schools in September and be mandatory for all public schools by 2016.
One point of contention is that many of the city’s governing elite send their children to the West or to expensive foreign-run international schools, which will be exempt from the national education. The curriculum will be mandatory for the public schools used by most of the working and middle classes.
Overview
In March 2012, the city’s political and business elite elected Mr. Leung, a real estate surveyor with close ties to Beijing and the Chinese Communist Party, as the new chief executive. But on the streets outside the convention center, where the election took place, hundreds of protesters voiced dismay at the voting process, worried about Mr. Leung’s allegiances and concerned that freedom of speech and a free media would face increasing scrutiny in the coming years.
On July 1, thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets again to protest the inauguration of Mr. Leung, who hours earlier had been sworn in as chief executive by President Hu Jintao of China. It was one of the largest political demonstrations in Hong Kong in the past decade — or even anywhere in China, since protests are banned on the mainland. The Hong Kong police said that the number of people at the beginning of the march had been 55,000. Organizers said that 400,000 people had participated.
Democracy activists contend that Mr. Leung is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” whose sympathies for the Chinese Communist Party may lead him to roll back some of the city’s cherished civil liberties — although Mr. Leung has denied that.
Much of the city’s anxiety is rooted in Hong Kong’s complex relationship with mainland China. Although the economy has become increasingly dependent on mainland visitors since 1997, Hong Kong retains significant cultural and political differences. Cantonese is the predominant Chinese dialect spoken in Hong Kong, not the Mandarin of the mainland.
Beijing guaranteed that Hong Kong’s civil liberties, which include independent courts and a free press, would be preserved for the first 50 years after the handover. But many in Hong Kong worry that their way of life is yielding to the flood of people coming from the mainland, either as tourists or immigrants, and to increasing business ties with mainland interests. Many also say that it is mainland visitors, coming to Hong Kong with large amounts of cash, who are fueling the property market’s soaring prices.
A recent poll by the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Program found that 37 percent of Hong Kong residents mistrusted the central government in Beijing, the highest figure since 1997. The local news media have said that reports of human rights abuses on the mainland, like the extrajudicial detention of Chen Guangcheng, the rights advocate who has since been allowed to leave for the United States, have fed Hong Kong residents’ concerns about China.
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SEE HERE SOME LIVE COVERAGE FROM TODAY PROTESTS - VIA SCMP:

JUST CLICK HERE !

FROM CY LEUNG SO FAR ONLY THIS WAS COMING (SOURCE HK GOV NEWS):

CE calls for open attitude towards national education

August 31, 2012
Chief Executive CY Leung reiterated that the Government will not force through the introduction of the moral and national education subject in schools.
 
Speaking to the media at Tamar Government Offices today after visiting members of concern group Scholarism, Mr Leung said he and Secretary for Education Eddie Ng had paid a visit to students at the government headquarters, including those who were staging a hunger strike there.
 
He expressed concern for them to take care of their health and safety, particularly under a thunderstorm warning.
 
The committee to monitor the implementation of the moral and national education subject in schools will be consulted before any reference materials are introduced, Mr Leung said.
 
He urged people to adopt an open and pragmatic attitude towards this subject before the Government’s reference materials are available.


....a GOOD ONE - ESPECIALLY UNDER A THUNDERSTORM WARNING - WONDER WHO HAS TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL THUNDERSTORM WARNING......IS IT CY LEUNG ?