Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The customer is always wrong in China so this man shows them who is king

A Porsche owner in China's northern province of Shanxi held a creative form of protest Monday when he hired two models in body paint to stand in front of a car dealership Monday. He was upset that the dealer had refused to fix a brake problem on his car, reports the state-run China News Service.

Two models stood in front of the Porsche dealership in the provincial capital Taiyuan with slogans painted on their body mocking the dealer's unhelpfulness.

The demonstration follows a dispute between the buyer and seller. The buyer, surnamed Guo, bought a Porsche Panorama Turbo 4.8T in July last year for 2.7 million yuan (US$423,700), an amount of money sufficient to buy several high-end properties in the city.

Yet after only a year, the car experienced a brake malfunction on July 6. Guo said that as he parked in his basement, the brakes suddenly gave out. "He kept hitting the brakes — three times in two seconds. They were too hard to step on, like the car was stalled," Guo's friend, surnamed Wang, told CNS on Monday.

The failure caused Guo's father, who was in the passenger's seat, to hurt his legs when the car struck a wall.

The front of the car was damaged seriously in the accident. Guo immediately contacted the dealer and asked for the brakes to be replaced. The dealer denied there was any problem with the car and refused to do so.

After three rounds of unfruitful negotiations, Guo decided to make the issue public.

The dealer told the newspaper that the dealership cares about its customers and will handle the matter appropriately. They are investigating the cause of the accident, he said.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So you want a rich husband......

A SCHOOL in southwest China's Sichuan province has attracted cheers and jeers for offering classes that supposedly prepare women to snag husbands with a high net worth, reports China's Xinhua news agency Thursday.

The Huizhi Female School, based in the provincial capital of Chengdu, was established in May, with eight teachers providing training for 20 clients, said school founder Su Fei.

"We aim at enhancing women's emotional quotient (EQ) and cultivating their personal character so as to help them seek a happy marriage," Su said, adding that the school offers a wide variety of courses designed to help women find a mate.

The course that brought the school into the spotlight is intended to help women learn how to meet and woo rich men in particular. The "regular" training course costs 12,800 yuan (RM6,332), while a special "VIP" training course costs 20,000 yuan(RM9,896).

Several women have signed up for the classes, despite the high fees.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

China to go to war with Vietnam soon

An article published in Vedomosti, a Russian business newspaper affiliated with the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, has suggested that China will launch a war against Vietnam over the South China Sea, both to establish sovereignty over the disputed islands and solidify the support of Chinese citizens.

While both China and Vietnam are inviting foreign companies to invest the exploitation of the resources beneath the South China Sea, Moscow appears to have sided with Hanoi rather than Beijing.

Russia's Gazprom, the largest natural gas extractor in the world, signed a contract with the Vientamese government to exploit resources in disputed areas, triggering protest from Beijing. At the same time, Moscow authorities provided military assistance to the Vietnamese armed forces, importing advanced weapons such as Su-30MK2 fighters, Gepard-class frigates and Yakhont anti-ship missiles.

Moscow has increasingly fallen afoul of Beijing. Russia supplied weapons to two of China's regional competitors — India and Vietnam — and participated the RIMPAC joint naval exercises held by the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific. From the Russian point of view, China remains a much bigger threat than Vietnam or even the distant United States - SOURCE

Orphans chained up like dogs

When photos of two orphaned children bound in chains at a government-run welfare institute in Wenzhou's Cangnan county was published in the local paper, it rocked the whole country.

Experts said a lack of professional nursing staff was the main reason the children were chained and said such cases occurred at welfare institutes across China.

The photos depicted two-year-old Guo Qun tethered to the back of an old wooden chair by a strip of cloth around his neck. Next to him eight-year-old Guo Cheng's right foot was tied to the same chair by an iron chain.

The photos were taken by a volunteer during a visit to the welfare house in June.

In comments that have shocked the public, authorities said staff of Cangnan County Social Welfare Institute tied up the boys due to safety concerns and claimed they were not being punished.

"Although the president of the welfare house was suspended, the staff were not as they didn't do it with intent," said Wu Jiaxing from Cangnan's civil affairs bureau.

"Children (of the welfare house) are only restrained when they have a twitch or a propensity to violence — they're free for the rest of time."

According to Wu, both the boys were born with defects and that is why they ended up in the welfare institute.

"Guo Qun is suffering from congenital deafmutism and he has epilepsy, that's why staff has to fix him (with a strip of cloth) when he relieves himself — he's incontinent," said Wu. "Guo Cheng has schizophrenia and he's capable of violence." - Asiaone

China demands Japan return Okinawa

A serving Chinese general has been saying he thinks Japan ought to be made to “withdraw” from Okinawa, in favour of the peace-loving Chinese.

According to media reports, a Chinese general attached to a national defence research institute gave a radio interview in which he demanded the “return” of Okinawa to China.

Prior to being formally annexed by Japan, Ryukyu had enjoyed various tributary relationships with both Japan and China, usually finding itself under the de facto control of the nearby Shimazu clan in Kyushu.
Recent years have seen increasing amounts of revanchist rhetoric from Chinese sources demanding the “return” or “independence” of the islands, but so far no official demand has been made for them, and none seems immediately likely given they are still bristling with American firepower – although China is already trying to pry parts of their “sacred territory” from the chain.

They really hate Mao Zedong in China

Two American presidents were among the political figures most favored by people in mainland China, but Mao Zedong — the founder of the People's Republic of China — was among the least popular, according to a recent survey.

Mao's former premier Zhou Enlai emerged as the most popular political figure in the survey, earning the approval of 36.13% of the 4,697 respondents.

Zhou was followed by George Washington (35.64%), Hu Yaobang (34.68%), Deng Xiaoping (30.79%) and Abraham Lincoln (23.91%).

Mao ranked fourth on the list of least favored politicians, with 41.84% of respondents giving him a negative rating.

Only Adolf Hitler (49.41%), Joseph Stalin (46.54%), and Kim Jong-il (45.54%) were considered worse by those surveyed.

Monday, July 16, 2012

1000 Watch as Chinese Cops Rescue Sex Doll

Chinese police have been humiliated after 18 of their finest spent close to an hour recovering what turned out to be a discarded sex toy.

Shangdong police were alerted to the discovery of a body floating in one of the province’s many beautiful rivers, and soon 18 officers were on scene to recover it.

As they struggled to catch the “corpse” and bring it to shore, spectators soon gathered and before long major congestion ensued, preventing fire fighters from reaching the scene to assist.

In front of a thousand or so onlookers, after 40 minutes police finally succeeded in recovering the cadaver, only to confirm it was actually an inflatable sex toy.

In order to deflect further ridicule, suspicion or controversy, the police showed the “body” to the public and then “evacuated” the area.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Have faith and lose money

A Zhejiang businessman reportedly paid 400 Buddhist practitioners to hold rituals at his home for four days before he put all his money into the futures market, in the hope that divine favor could help him make a fortune. After this proved a catastrophic failure, he went to ground with his family to avoid his creditors but has eventually surrendered to the police, reports Want Daily.

The 47-year-old businessman surnamed Hu for several years ran a business selling wire. He began to borrow money from his employees and local residents from his village under the pretext of needing to refinance his company. Though he succeeded in raising the money, he lost most of it in the futures market due to a lack of investment savvy.

After Chinese New Year this year, he paid about 400 Buddhists, who were vegetarians and whom he thus believed to have more "power," to chant mantras and hold religious rituals at his home for four days before he put all his remaining money into the futures market. The spiritual power did not win him any profits however but rather resulted in further losses of 40 million yuan (US$6.4 million).

Hu went to ground with his family and was reported to the police by his creditors. He gave himself up to the authorities when he realized it was impossible for him to escape.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Man murdered seven people just because his wife had an affair while he was in prison

A man surnamed Zheng is suspected of murdering seven people, including a seven-year-old girl and a woman pregnant with twins, in a fit of revenge after a man had an affair with his wife.

The attacks took place at the home of a man surnamed Wang, who used to be friends with Zheng and also his partner in crime.

After Zheng served a one-year prison sentence for theft, he discovered his former friend had an affair with his wife.

Despite discussing the issue, Zheng remained displeased. Early on Sunday morning, he went to Wang's house in Xuyi county, Jiangsu Province, to seek revenge.

It was reported that Zheng planned to stab Wang in the legs. However, as he was not home, police say he instead used a 20-centimetre blade to slay Wang's parents and 7-year-old daughter, who had been visiting for the weekend.

Neighbours, hearing the screams of Zheng's victims, rushed to see what was happening and Zheng responded by allegedly turning the knife on them.

He killed a 46-year-old man named Li, his wife, his mother-in-law and his stepdaughter, who was pregnant with twins. Li was Wang's uncle, according to Yangzhou police.

Woman sold her 12-year old daughter for US$551

A 12-year-old girl from southwest China's Guizhou Province was sold by her mother for 3,500 yuan (US$551) to a family that needed a wife for an allegedly mentally retarded son.

The girl, named Jia Jia, was sold in August last year from her hometown in Pingba County to a woman surnamed Xu in Guiyang, the provincial capital.

She was forced to have sex with Xu's 30-year-old son until her uncle rescued her a year later, according to the Qianzhong Morning Post.

The mother, surnamed Cai, gave birth to Jia Jia when she was 15. Her uncle looked after the girl but Cai took her away from her uncle in August last year, claiming she had put her to work in a restaurant.

But the newspaper reported Cai sold Jia Jia to Xu as a wife for her mentally retarded son, claiming the girl was 15.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The case of exploding refrigerator

An exploding refrigerator which blasted a hole in a brick wall is the latest object to menace China with its unexpected self-destruct functionality.

Chinese news reported the impressive devastation it caused:

The refrigerator was apparently made by LG, a South Korean company, although whether it was actually manufactured in Korea or China is not clear.

Dad reunited with kidnapped son 20 years later

A man, who lost his son to human traffickers more than 20 years ago, was reunited with him last month. Father and son tell Xu Wei their stories in Chongqing.

For Hu Shangming, a major part of the last 21 years of his life was spent searching and waiting for his son, who was abducted by human traffickers. The 50-year-old resident of Chongqing municipality spent two years desperately looking for his son, who was abducted in January 1991.

After using up his savings in the quest, he decided to wait at the exact spot where his son was abducted in the hope that his son would find him there. "Over the years, I've turned from being a fruit vendor to running a teahouse, but I've not moved from the same location," Hu says.

In 2011, local police who were investigating human traffickers, reopened Hu's case. They took Hu's DNA sample to match those at the national DNA bank for abducted children. And that, ended Hu's wait - China Daily

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to chase away homeless people

Thousands of cement pyramids have been placed beneath bridges in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, to keep the homeless from sleeping there.

Although it is believed that the pyramids have been there since the city hosted the Asian Games in 2010, their existence recently came to light after the website published a recent news report about them.

City residents assume the purpose of the cement pyramids is to keep away homeless people, as fewer homeless have been spotted near the bridges.

Monday, July 9, 2012

This medicine is bad for women but good for bald men

A woman in China who used Yunnan Baiyao, a medicinal preparation famous for stopping bleeding, later found coarse black hair growing on her calf.

The woman, surnamed Lin, had a bruise on her calf five months ago and she sprayed her leg with Yunnan Baiyao. When she recently found to her dismay that 2mm-long black hairs were growing in the affected spot, she began to suspect that the preparation may contain hormones.

Lin also said a similar situation occurred with her friend's 14-year old child, who applied the spray to his brow and grew 1mm black hairs two months later.

The spray Lin used was fond not to be a counterfeit product and the company says it must examine the medicine before issuing a response. The company also said the problem may have arisen from the customer using the product incorrectly.

Friday, July 6, 2012

And now shorten your life by drinking this fake beer

Six people were arrested in connection to producing counterfeit beer containing toxic industrial chemicals, according to Siping police in Jilin province.

Authorities confiscated 18,000 cases of beer, 120 bottles of formaldehyde and 20 barrels of hydrochloric acid in the June bust. Police also uncovered 130,000 fake brand labels, 80,000 bottle caps and bank cards.

The beer was marketed as known brands, such as Tsingtao, and sold in Inner Mongolia as well as Jilin, Liaoning, and Heilongjiang provinces.

A mixture of carcinogenic chemicals, formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid, were added to increase the shelf-life and add taste to the beer.

The suspects involved earned a reported profit of 13 million yuan (2.05 million US dollars) from the illegal production line.

Local police were tipped off in May of this year and raided the factory on June 13, arresting the ring leader surnamed Jia at the scene. China.org.cn

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Police worldwide should emulate the police in China

The sheer directness of the approach Chinese police have taken to shaming their creepy toilet peepers has been winning some admirers overseas.

His crime was apparently the voyeuristic staple of spying on hapless ladies going to the toilet.

Whether this is any more effective in discouraging perverts than the traditional approach of merely splashing their name in all the papers is not clear, although it seems doubtful the mass media in other countries could be persuaded to come out without the prospect of something significantly more salacious.

The “public execution” of criminals by way of media shooting squad is a Chinese staple – although normally such theatre is reserved for those guilty of more serious crimes.

Love knows no boundary

Feeling guilty for wronging his wife, a man in China crawled as far as 1000 meters to apologize. And every few steps he prostrated on the road. This happened in Fujian Province. The man explained he did so to ask for forgiveness from his wife

However, before he reached his destination a woman believed to be his wife stepped down from a scooter called a taxi and took the man away.

18 Chinese nationals jailed over fake degrees

For their involvement in a fake degree scam, at least 18 foreign workers from China were sentenced earlier this week to jail in Singapore for four weeks each.

The workers had been found by a local court to have provided forged certificates to obtain work passes to work for T Y Enterprise and Sun Blues Cleaning Maintenance.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that while another 10 workers from China will be charged with similar offences on Thursday, another nine are being repatriated after being served with warning letters “for providing false information to MOM’s employment inspectors”.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Entire family contracts STD from a Shanghai hotel

A Chinese family's trip to Shanghai turned sour after they discovered they had all become infected with a sexually transmitted disease at a high-end hotel.

A man surnamed Li, his wife, three-year-old son, sister and parents went to Shanghai for a family trip in early June. To ensure a pleasant stay, Li booked a luxury suite at an expensive hotel in the city. "The bathtub was white and clean and the bedsheets also smelt nice," he said. All adults and the child enjoyed their baths, according to Fjsen, a Chinese-language news website based in Fujian province.

Three weeks passed by when Li's son starting to complain about pain in his penis and his father saw it was covered in small warts. Li and the rest of the family later also developed similar symptoms in the genital area and went to hospital for treatment, Fjsen's report continued.

Their doctor said they had contracted HPV or genital warts, a sexually transmitted infection that spreads by skin contact with an infected person. The virus can take three weeks to eight months to develop. The family very likely contracted the disease during their stay at the Shanghai hotel, said a director of the dermatologist unit in Zhangzhou, Fujian province.

Luxury suites at high-end hotels are often where illegal sexual services take place, said the director. The bedsheets Li and his family slept upon may have had traces of the bodily fluids of infected persons.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Man tried to "eat" woman - maybe he was hungry

According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China has been detained after he tried to gnaw off a woman's face in a fit of madness.

Shanghai Daily reported that the man, only identified as "Dong", had been drinking heavily with his friends at lunch on Tuesday.

At about 2pm, he rushed onto the road near a bus station in Ouhai District. He then blocked a vehicle of a female driver, identified as "Du".

Dong then climbed on to the car's hood and started banging away at the windshield while Du screamed inside.

After a few minutes, Du decided to flee, and got out of the car. However, she was intercepted by Dong, who jumped on her and started gnawing on her face when the two of them fell on to the ground.

Now there is a mobile brothel for you

A man and woman in Hangzhou the provincial capital of Zhejiang in eastern China, were caught having intercourse in a van which had been specially customized as a place for paid sexual transactions to take place without being detected, reports Want Daily.

Perhaps some work should have been done on the suspension, however, as the attention of the police was drawn by the rocking of the van. Officers found the back seats of the vehicle — which was for engineering and maintenance, according to its papers — had been removed. "We thought they were engaged in some kind of drug trade," said a police officer as he recalled the man and woman's startled faces as they were surprised in the act.

The man said it was the first time for him to buy sex, and the woman said she was reluctant. The police have begun an investigation into other ways people engaging in sex for money may escape their notice.