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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2730 on: October 09, 2017, 10:21:02 AM »
Let the punishments begin! cbcbcbcbcb

https://www.shanghaiexpat.com/news/china-punishes-airlines-and-airports-frequently-see-delays

funny thing is that the airlines are not at fault... they're only allowed to use one small part of of the airspace which is the real cause of all the delays. Once there's a turbulence in one particular area, it's almost impossible to re-route and thus everything gets clogged. Unless they change the rules and open it up, no chance in hell for real changes
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2731 on: November 26, 2017, 09:26:21 AM »
Deaths as major explosion flattens part of Chinese port city

Buildings collapse and vehicles destroyed as explosion in eastern port city of Ningbo leaves more than 30 casualties

A factory explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed at least two people and injured at least 30 others as it knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, news reports said.

The explosion struck a factory in a riverfront neighborhood in Ningbo, one of China’s busiest ports, the official Xinhua News Agency and other outlets reported. A police statement said the cause of the 8.55am blast was under investigation....

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2732 on: December 10, 2017, 05:42:19 PM »
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. - B. O'Driscoll.
TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2733 on: December 17, 2017, 06:32:19 AM »
China's [Maker, Naomi Wu, aka] 'sexy cyborg' took on Silicon Valley bro culture — and won

There’s no mistaking Naomi Wu amid Shenzhen’s deliverymen and investors.

Her long, auburn-dyed hair falls over tight, low-cut tops; her miniskirts reveal more. Wu often wears these outfits in do-it-yourself videos that show her devising an LED-lit skirt or creating heels that hide hacking tools.

Wu calls herself a “sexy cyborg.” She also calls herself a “maker,” the term for tech hobbyists who build creative DIY projects. Her endeavors have earned Wu 157,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 43,000 Twitter followers in a country that blocks both platforms. She has more than 700 supporters on Patreon, a crowd-funding site.

But in recent weeks she’s received even more attention — first from skeptical online commentators and then from Dale Dougherty, a California executive who helped launch the maker movement. They accused her of fraud....



Quotable: "...or her technical skills (she taught herself to code because she was an English major and needed work)."

Was almost going to post this article for my students, but then thought mmmmmm, no.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2734 on: December 27, 2017, 11:37:25 AM »
In one metric of diversity, China comes in dead last

China is changing fast. Over the past several decades, the country has transformed economically and culturally at a pace the world has rarely seen.

Despite this metamorphosis, one thing remains the same: China has almost no migrants coming to the country. According to recently released estimates from the United Nations, as of July 2017 there were almost exactly 1 million migrants in mainland China. (People born in Hong Kong and Macau now living in China are considered migrants by the UN.) That’s just 0.07% of all people in the country, meaning China has the fewest share of migrants of any country in the world. By comparison, migrants make up 15.6% of the US population...



At 15 years in, I am #notamigrant

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2735 on: December 29, 2017, 04:07:03 AM »
According to the article, you need permanent residency to be counted as a migrant.  If all goes according to plan, I'll be getting mine in about 3 months.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2737 on: January 08, 2018, 10:03:28 PM »
No wonder I'm "hot stuff" EL! afafafafaf uuuuuuuuuu ahahahahah

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2739 on: February 03, 2018, 06:18:07 AM »
How WeChat came to rule China

China’s most popular messaging app, WeChat, has always had a close relationship with the Chinese government. The app has been subsidized by the government since its creation in 2011, and it’s an accepted reality that officials censor and monitor users. Now, WeChat is poised to take on an even greater role: an initiative is underway to integrate WeChat with China’s electronic ID system....

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2740 on: February 09, 2018, 07:08:23 AM »
Missing:  One red Tesla.  Last seen being driven away by a guy in a white suit.

https://www.space.com/39618-elon-musk-falcon-heavy-spacex-reaction.html
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2741 on: February 27, 2018, 01:27:37 AM »
Specter of one-man rule looms as China lifts Xi’s term limit

BEIJING — For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear.

Social media users shared images of Winnie the Pooh hugging a jar of honey along with the quote, “Find the thing you love and stick with it.”

The Disney bear’s image has often been compared to Xi, prompting periodic blocks on the use of Pooh pictures online.

Other online commenters wrote, “Attention, the vehicle is reversing” — an automated announcement used by Chinese delivery vehicles — suggesting that China is returning to the era of former dictator Mao Zedong or even imperial rule.

Analysts say the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s move to enable Xi to stay in power indefinitely will ensure some degree of political stability while also reviving the specter of a return to one-man rule....



is it just me or is this country getting ready to not need me no more...

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2742 on: March 05, 2018, 05:56:00 AM »
https://curiousmindmagazine.com/harvard-psychologist-says-adhd-largely-fraud/

Harvard Psychologist, rated higher than Pavlov, calls out ADHD as bullshit
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2743 on: March 05, 2018, 10:41:27 PM »
Over-diagnosed ? YES
Over-prescribed ? YES

Total BS?  NO
Would love to see him manage a school room with 4 preteens who all have ADHD
Moderation....in most things...

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2744 on: May 23, 2018, 08:00:40 AM »
Chinese government 'considering scrapping limits on family size'

Shares in Chinese companies that make and sell baby products have surged after a report said China is considering plans to scrap limits on the number of children a couple can have.

Companies like Shanghai Aiyingshi, which runs a chain of stores selling baby products, infant care device makers, and others saw their shares rise as much as 10% on Tuesday. China’s Shanghai Composite index rose 0.51 points to its highest close in more than a month.

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that China’s state council has commissioned research on the impacts of ending limits on the number of children families can have, citing anonymous sources familiar with government deliberations....



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