Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chairman Mao Tse-Tung Unexpected Return

Photoshop image of Chairman Mao Tse Tong, "Unexpected Return" strides through door accompanied by Li Yuhe, Li Tiemei, characters from "The Legend of the Lantern"

Mao's arrival interrupts a deal taking place with George Bush (43), fallen Shanghai Party Secretary Chen Liangyu seated at the table, seated next to Zhang Weiyang, Dean of Guanghua School of Management at the piano is successful businessman Ren Zhiqiang.

Image has become popular subsequent to a China Value post last year.

Netizen named "Zuoke" painted a peculiar oil painting entitled "Mao Tse-Tung Unexpected Return." Characters include Chairman Mao, Li Yuhe, Li Tiemei, negative character includes George Bush and a triangle of special interests including, Zhang Weiying representing Academia, Ren Zhiqiang from Business and Chen Liangyu for Politics. Mao unexpectedly returns just as soon as the money is being divided.

Image is based upon the 19th century painting
Unexpected Visitors, Unexpected Guests, showing the Homecoming of a Soldier from War by Ilya Ripen.

Critics of the photoshop image call it "worthless" while supporters say, "Long live Chairman Mao, One World, Different Dreams."

More here in Chinese Via Wang Xiaodong Blog

H/T: EU--China Managers Association

Monday, January 25, 2010

Chinese Learning in American Classrooms

Foreign language programs are fading in American classrooms except for Chinese. While some schools are paying for Chinese classes on their own, hundreds are getting some help from from the Chinese government, which is sending teachers from China all over the world.

More here Via China Digital Times

Related Posts: 5 Great Reasons to Learn Mandarin Via Chengdu Living

NY Entrepreneurs look to profit from rising intrest in Chinese business Via NY Daily News

Learning culture through magical red paper cuts Via Shanghai Daily

Learn Chinese for Free Via

Friday, January 22, 2010

China Stonewalls Google But The Great Firewall Springs Leaks

Xiao Jing a two year old from China, Chengdu standing in front of Google China logo in Beijing.

Google announced last week that following the Cyber attack by Chinese spies, that it will no longer censor the results of its search engine,

PRC outrage or posturing?

On the 06 January, 2009 I wrote here that free speech is essential
in the pursuit of learning, every idea or thought is not an avenue of incitement, censorship only results in the pursuit of finding cracks in the Great Firewall of China.

China's Great Firewall is more of a proverbial dike and China Censors, will have to concede defeat in its war on information.

Related Posts: Google's Action---A Breach in the Internet "Berlin Wall" Via The Epoch Times

Top Chinese Mobile Carrier Reviewing Users Text Messages on Government Censors Orders Via The Inquisitr

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls China Made "Big Rex & Friends" Cloth Books

Children in China holding up laboratory results showing high levels of lead in their blood. A 9 month old child diagnosed with high levels of lead in his blood.

More than 1,000 children living nearby to some of China's largest plants have been diagnosed with excessive levels of lead in their blood in Henan Province.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 204,000 Children's Big Rex & Friends cloth books made in China because a red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead.

Related Posts: Lead Poisoning: Children's Hospital Boston

Lead Poisoning Dangers

Saturday, January 16, 2010

One College Graduate Confession Letter To His Peasant Worker Father

"Dad, yesterday you asked me how much money I have saved, I said that I've saved a little over 8,000, you seemed a little unhappy...Dad I was really afraid to tell you actually there are not even 500 in my bank card...I am sorry, I should not have lied. Last time Mom asked me on the phone how much I make a month I told her 3,200 out of thin air...I am really sorry for disappointing you after so much schooling...Sometime ago you asked me if I was going to be home for Chinese New Years (Spring Festival begins 14 February) Dad your Son does not have a face to go home..."

The Writer named, "I am a Little Cat" says that he is a university graduate, worked for 1.50 years, usually lies to his parents saying that he lives a good life, the Spring festival is coming and he is so poor that he can't even afford to buy a sweater for his Mother.

Subsequent to the post that may be read here Via China Hush in English, the confession letter evoked a lot of heated emotions
among Netizens especially recent college graduates.

Join the discussion here Via Peoples Daily Online

Friday, January 8, 2010

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Authorizes Shipment of Nuke Parts to Iran

Pro-Communist KMT President Ma Ying-jeou, authorized the shipment of nuclear parts from Taiwan to Iran at the request of China.

Iran is banned by UN Sanctions from purchasing nuclear material but following a request from China, Comrade Ma agreed to ship pressure transducers to Iran which aids in the enrichment of weapons grade uranium.

More here from Guardian News, UK

517 DPP protest against Ma Ying-jeou sovereignty destroying
pro-China policies Via Taiwan Matters

Keep Taiwan Free in this New Year Via Taiwan Democracy Movement

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chinese Catching Up On Their Sleep, So Boring Binzhou School Logistics Support Forum

At the Chinese Elementary and Secondary School Logistics Support Forum in Binzhou, Shandong Province is there anyone still awake?

More here in Chinese Via Tiexue

Chinese Authorities Oppress Liu Xiao Bo Activists

Chinese Police surround a supporter of Liu Xiao Bo forcing the man into a Police car in Beijing

Former Chezh President Vaclav Havel delivers a petition in support of Liu Xiao Bo, to the Chinese Consulate in Prague yesterday.

More here Vaclav Havel, gets closed door reception at protest supporting Chinese Human Right Dissident Via Radio Prague

Related Post: Forbidden Stories of 2009 in China
Via The Epoch Times

Friday, January 1, 2010

China Protests in Support of Liu Xiao Bo

Protesters take to the streets in China, Hong Kong today demonstrating in support of Human Rights Activist Liu Xiao Bo wrongly convicted for promoting democratic legal reforms in China.

Video here New Year Hong Kong march for Democracy

H/T: Jeanyim