Archive for March, 2011

Russia Today on Russian-China relations and countering the “West”

March 4th, 2011 4 comments

Russia Today featured Martin Hennecke, an associate director at a financial services firm in Hong Kong, commenting on the Russia-China relationship. This was during the backdrop of Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Xi Jinping, who is expected to inherit Chinese President Hu Jintao’s job in 2012. The Russia Today news anchor said “Russia and China today agreed to help each other to increase their clout in global affairs” of the leaders meeting. While the news was back in March 2010, I think it is still relevant today.
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National Geographic “Seven Billion” program identifies world’s most typical person, a Han Chinese man

March 4th, 2011 4 comments

U.S. National Geographics Society has launched a program, “Seven Billion,” exposing the current conditions of us humans on this planet. The video below is a segment on what the “typical” person looks like. Based on a certain set of criteria used, a right-handed, cell phone owning, 29 year-old, ethnic Han Chinese man was selected. The image of the Chinese man was created by the Chinese Academy of Sciences compositing 190,000 29 year-old’s from China. Read more…

To all bloggers, a reward for having great thoughts

March 3rd, 2011 2 comments

Nobody can argue the impact Sun Zi’s “Art of War” (“孫子兵法”) has had. Even Norman Schwarzkopf is a big fan. The U.S. military academy teaches it.

On a lighter note . . .

I write this post mainly because I want to share this thought with fellow bloggers. If you have great ideas, rest assured your thoughts will be held very closely; even few thousand years later.

This is as close as you ever going to get with people like Paris Hilton (or Schwarzkopf)!

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Chinese banks finance $2.6 billion Baha Mar in the Bahamas

March 3rd, 2011 2 comments

The Bahamas has been hit hard by the financial crisis in developed countries and the resultant dwindling tourism. Back in July of 2010, China Daily reported two agencies approved for financing the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas, enabling much needed job creation. The resort is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. In this report, construction officially started few days ago. The resort is slated to open in late 2014. Chinese Ambassador Hu Dingxian said to Bahamians during the ground break ceremony, “China is committed to an economic relationship of cooperation and mutual benefit.”
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A Norwegian’s refusal to be lumped with the “West” in a case of Western censorship

March 2nd, 2011 13 comments

[Updated March 3, 2011: Please refer to comment below. Apparently, this disabling of the link over at Reddit and deletion of the poster comments were done by the poster himself. I will chalk this up as a lesson I need to be more careful in not reading to much into something that isn’t. I am sorry, folks and also to Reddit.]

An interesting act of moderation yesterday over at yesterday deserves some coverage. I really don’t have an opinion about Reddit itself, except that ocassionally we have traffic from them because their readers reference articles on this blog.

A Norwegian user of Reddit was really upset with what happened to his entry refering to my recent article, “Chinese Citizens React to Fake Western Media Coverage Of Jasmine Revolution In China.”
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Necessity, Mother of Invention and Awesome.

March 2nd, 2011 15 comments

I rarely get very excited about new technologies, because most new technologies from large corporations are seemingly a lot of reshuffling and repackaging of old things, and sometimes a bunch of bug fixes long over due.

But Baidu’s 3D game-like pixelated 3D Map ( of Chinese Cities has to be one of the coolest things I have seen in years.  Much better than the 3D maps on Google, which are really just 2D maps plus some incomplete CAD drawing looking renderings. Gizmodo dubs it:

The result is amazing.

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Pattern of Western Media Disinformation

March 1st, 2011 31 comments

Thanks to Web technologies (web archive, images search engine), the Chinese bloggers have once again called the Western media’s bluff on exaggerated reporting of China’s “Jasmine Revolution” non-event. Our prior post has highlighted Roland Soong’s recent article, “Fake Western Media Coverage Of Jasmine Revolution In China.” This has been a pattern.
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Chinese Citizens React to Fake Western Media Coverage Of Jasmine Revolution In China

March 1st, 2011 6 comments

ESWN recently  translated a Chinese post from Anti CNN documenting fake photos used by Western media in fomenting a “Jasmine Revolution” story and he titled it, “Fake Western Media Coverage Of Jasmine Revolution In China.”  Here is an example, an article written by Reuters and sold to Irish Independent for distribution; never-mind the article itself having little fact, the Reuters photo itself was made up:
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