but just as always, there are no actual concrete suggestions what political reform actually is or who's going to look after it. and there seems to be no movement in that direction, either. so.
― dylannn, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
lot of great stuff in there! May 35, everybody. also that awesome song about grass-mud horses, so naughty and sensitive
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
while wen jiabao talks about inequality and corruption...
richpeople npc delegate internetlaughs:
Should Chinese political delegates wear Should Chinese political delegates wear Should Chinese political delegates wear Should Chinese political delegates wear $2,000 suits?,000 suits?,000 suits?,000 suits?
CPPCC delegate, CEO of China Power International Development Ltd, Li Xiaolin, wears a salmon pant suit from Emilio Pucci’s spring-summer 2012 collection, prcied at 12,000 yuan. That amount could help 200 chldren wear warm clothes, and avoid the chilly attacks of winter. Li Xiaolin has said, “I think we should open a morality file on all citizens to control everyone and give them a "sense of shame".”
Netizens Scour High-Res Photo of ‘Two Sessions’, Mock Members
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
<a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2012/03/china-and-the-unofficial-truth.html">China and the Unofficial Truth</a>
damn li xiaolin, daughter of li peng
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
China and the Unofficial Truth
I'D CRACKDOWN ON HER PRO-REFORM DEMONSTRATIONS AM I RIGHT FELLAS
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
"my dad could crush your dad with tanks"
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
btw if u ever need li peng jokes: 江泽民李鹏笑话集锦
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
quiddities and agonies 《夫妻那些事》 it's new
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
hahhaahaha wow bo xilai got ousted
― flagp∞st (dayo), Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
to avoid another cultural revolution
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
http://www.wyzxsx.com/ COINCIDENCE THAT UTOPIA IS DOWN TODAY?????????
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
that this american life story from a while ago has a weird update
An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details
and then tal retracts it all: Retraction
― dylannn, Saturday, 17 March 2012 08:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
Interesting analysis of Bo Xilai's downfall:
― o. nate, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
really wondering where bo is going to end up. private sector? say fuck i t and go overseas?
― dylannn, Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Is prison out of the question?
― o. nate, Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
dylannn do you have anything to add to the reports of tanks in beijing xp
― dayo, Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
some china expert said that usually when demotions are announced, they'll also announce some ceremonial position also - since there wasn't one for bo's announcement it could very well mean he's going to jail
I think there's a really nice 'prison' they send officials convicted of corruption to, it's like a minimum security hotel
― dayo, Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
no idea but... this is a pretty common occurrence, i think. the tanks rumour, i mean. and weibo just amplifies it...
― dylannn, Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
i sure haven't seen anything solid enough. bo xilai is not taking zhongnanhai by force.
― dylannn, Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
yeah it seemed highly improbable to me. but I don't know who's the CiC of china's military forces. or how the military is structured at all, even.
― dayo, Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
hk politics is a mystery to me, really... Only 1,193 people are eligible to vote in the election, as representatives of various sectors of society. and i'm not sure where to go to try to follow it. but this is interesting, beijing throwing their support behind leung chunying.
― dylannn, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
hah yeah. there's also this
hmmmmm, wonder who these 'hackers' were, it's a 'big mystery'
― dayo, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
In China's Chongqing, dismay over downfall of Bo Xilai, this kind of thing... a reporter wanders around chongqing, and we learn that luggage carriers and fruit vendors are sort of unaware of the realities of local politics: "well, he must have done SOME good stuff, right?" and then he quotes some guy from UTOPIA.
but here's a localish view of chongqing under bo basically questioning the view of bo as populist/head of successful local government. pretty good.
― dylannn, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
sounds like a bourne movie!
― dayo, Monday, 26 March 2012 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dayo, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
look at this
― dylannn, Friday, 30 March 2012 08:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dayo, Friday, 30 March 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
i find it a bit hard to follow, maybe because i never saw the chongqing model or bo xilai as being interested in "dragging the Communist Party back toward its most radical, lawless past."
i saw bo xilai as a vaguely liberal figure, despite the singing of communist anthems or whatever. i knew leftwing fringe guys were into bo xilai but was there that much of the far left about him? i know him for the development of dalian, heading economic development in dongbei (by tearing down shitty state owned enterprises, setting up special econ zones, hammering out foreign investment deals), minister of commerce (he pops up lots in canadian politics because chretien went straight to him, and so did harper very recently).... now the guardian has a headline referring to him as a neo-maoist (to me the red songs were basically valueless, i think-- a nationalistic teambuilding exercise that didn't have a lot to do with collectivism or, like, resisting american imperialism).
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
It remains far from clear whether the Communist Party's webs of patronage and knots of financial and bureaucratic interests can be reformed. But with China's leftist movement decapitated by the purge of Bo Xilai, and Bo's critics now talking about his reign of "red terror" after daily revelations of political and physical brutality under his command, Wen has begun to win over some of his many detractors.
"In the past I did not have a fully positive view of Wen Jiabao, because he said a lot of things but didn't deliver," says a leading media figure with lifelong connections to China's leadership circle. "Now I realize just to be able to say it, that's important. To speak up, let the whole world know that he could not achieve anything because he was strangled by the system."
what system strangled wen jiabao? didn't he shotcall the downfall of bo xilai? why can't he address some of the other things he's been speaking up about? what about the recent speech mentioning "financial inequality, lack of credibility, and corruption"? can we deal with some of those things?
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
I think the_west is very interested in reading the tea leaves in a favorable way
tbh I'm not gonna get too hung up on the ousting of someone who bought his son ferraris
very interested to get to the bottom of this british businessman's death
― dayo, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
i guess my reaction is that i don't see bo xilai as being too far off the party's ideological bullseye. he was nationalistic, was down for the party at all costs (he was supposedly pretty enthusiastic about carrying out the order to shut down falun gong), saw economic growth as the ticket to stability (starting with direct foreign investment and later nurturing chinese consumer market, chinese econ sovereignty etc). he was pretty good at playing popular opinion wherever he landed. in chongqing, he knew it was corruption, urban-rural residency, "morality," shit like that. and he just kind of got caught flexing in the mirror at just the wrong time by someone with slightly more pull. neo-maoist, hardly.
and i've ridden in more ferraris than i could count bought for kids by parents far less wealthy than bo xilai. he hasn't driven it into anyone yet or strangled a ktv girl yet, either. cut the kid some slack. what's his name? guagua or something?
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
l: 2r: 4
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
IT'S THE BLACKOUT RARI GOT THE BACK OUT SHOWIN MY BLACK ASS ENGINE IN THE GLASS HOUSE
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
i think this is good.
First, Bo was more an opportunist than an ideologue. To the extent there was a “Chongqing model,” it was largely self-serving: As a big-city mayor and former provincial governor, Bo knew that higher gross domestic product and foreign direct investment were what won attention and plaudits, and he did his best to boost both. He favored state-owned enterprises because that’s where the money was.
― dylannn, Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
i guess my reaction is that i don't see bo xilai as being too far off the party's ideological bullseye. he was nationalistic, was down for the party at all costs
well maybe the ideology is changing! that would be good, I think. but I mean you can spin it the other way and portray bo as a guy who left chongqing with a ton of debt and got in hot water by going after 'corruption' which means people who are well connected with the state.
wish I had a couple mil to buy up some HK property for cheap
― dayo, Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
that's a pretty big story in vancouver since they're behind lots of high profiledevelopments @ coal harbour, ubc, richmondand juust like in hong kong, real estate is a great passion in vancouver (esp richmond)
In Vancouver, the Kwok brothers, through their Canadian subsidiary, Aspac Developments Ltd., are best known for transforming Coal Harbour into a prestigious waterfront neighbourhood, with the Harbour Green luxury condo towers.
Waterfront Place, Aspac’s first Coal Harbour development, was completed in September 2003. Each of the five towers was named after a famous European city: Avila, Bauhinia, Cascina, Denia and Escala.
In Richmond, the Kwoks are involved in the new urban low-rise waterfront community called River Green, which is being developed on the banks of the Fraser River near the Olympic Oval and the Vancouver International Airport.
At UBC, the tycoon brothers are behind the 17-storey highrise called The Wesbrook on the edge of Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
― dylannn, Monday, 2 April 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
i drive by the river green development everytime i cross the bridge from richmond to sea island/yvrwonder what the status on it is now
― dylannn, Monday, 2 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
Urine-soaked eggs a spring taste treat in China city
would definitely try those
― shur fine (am0n), Monday, 2 April 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Monday, 2 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dayo, Friday, 6 April 2012 11:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
wellll http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-04/china-s-internet-censors-decide-comments-are-dangerous.html this too
― dylannn, Friday, 6 April 2012 11:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
清明节快到了，地下的先烈们纷纷打来电话询问： 江姐问：国民党被推翻了么？答：被阿扁推翻了。 董存瑞问：劳动人民还当牛做马吗？答：不劳动了，都下岗了。 吴琼花问： 姐妹们都翻身得解放了吗？答：思想解放了，都当小姐了。 扬子荣问：土匪都剿灭了 吗？答：都改当公安和城管了。 杨白劳问：地主都消灭了 么？答：都入党了。 雷锋问：那 资本家呢？答：都进人大和政协了！ 刘胡兰问：同志们都藏好了么？答：都隐身上网了 毛主席问：大家现在都在忙什么？答：都在斗地主！毛主席：那我就放心了
― dylannn, Sunday, 8 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
sorry let me get back on track
eleanor wachtel w chan koonchung talking about the fat years
an interesting guy. interesting conversation.(book is sorta weak to me. even weaker old fashioned-y english translation by decrepit weirdo michael duke)
― dylannn, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink