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    News from Asia - The day after tomorrow !

    Since the non-event "End of the world maya Style" crap is now over and gone...

    I have to admit that THE world news event has been "Psy - Gangnam Style".

    Even if I said in the past that electronic music (like techno-trance-dance-house...) would overtake hip hop...
    I was even surprised by this crazy "Gangnam Style" phenom that took the world on like an Asian tsunami.

    And unless a real one like the one in Japan, happen in the coming 4 days, it won't be the latest killing in the US, Obama's re-election, hurricane Sandy or any other world event like the Palestinians vs Israelis conflict or even Syria that will top them off.

    Nop ! the one event to take note is how a Korean song has made it's way as THE cultural event of 2012.
    Not a Chinese, Spanish, French or even English song for despite Adele's incredible talent, The Rolling Stones and the money put in Justin Bieber's publicity...

    A crazy a** Korean took over the world !
    Despite his past stupid comments, his stupid dance moove and his stupid attire... the guy has put Asia in the center spot !

    So, I think now's the time (specially for the conservative ones) to really look beyond 'our own reality' for the year to come !

    http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/musique/...3_article_POS2

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    Beijing subway has 4 new lines with a total of 16 now for a total of 442kms.

    China who already has the most no. of subway system is planning to build in the coming years 25 new projects for a total of over $125 Billions.

    From 10 operative subways in 2006, to 48 in 2010, China should have 96 subway systems in less than 3 years from now.
    Almost 7 times what the US or England has.

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    Wasn't this the kind of building in the futur ?
    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/ph...cke-91308.html

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    On the same theme as the day after tommorow...

    Why not enjoy Hong Kong winterfest (ending tomorrow) next time you go in Asia during this time of the year...?

    http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/s...fest-popup.jsp
    Selected by CNN as one of the Top 10 places to spend your Christmas.

    Specially in 2013 since the new Kai Tak Cruise terminal will open.
    http://www.kaitakcruiseterminal.com.hk/

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    Well this one is from China again.

    China became no.1 for the amount for Intellectual Property patent, in 2011.
    http://www.01net.com/editorial/58214...ts-de-brevets/
    Beating the US for the first time on this issue.

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    Out of the 20 longest bridges in the world USA has 4 of them while China has 13.
    Out of 50 of them USA has 14 while China has 28 (double)

    If you add up the other 10 in other asian countries you get 38 out of 50 (more than 3/4 of them are in Asia).

    Under construction ? almost same %
    11 out 15 are being built in Asia.

    The latest to open was No.4 over the Yangtze in China on Dec. 24th 2012.

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    Out of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, American citizens have all of them and Chinese citizens have none of them. Residents of Hong Kong used to enjoy a few of these rights, but since the Chinese took over, they also have none of them.
    Strasser: By the way, the murder of the couriers, what has been done?
    Renault: Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
    Heinze: We already know who the murderer is.
    Strasser: Good. Is he in custody?
    Renault: Oh, there's no hurry. Tonight he'll be at Rick's. Everybody comes to Rick's.

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    China also leads the world in construction accidents (even adjusting for population), coal mine disasters, internet censorship and corruption. They actually executed the head of its food and drug agency for his corruption:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...900689_pf.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRenault View Post
    Out of the rights enumerated....
    You don't say !
    I heard people are walking on wooden shoes and eat only with woodsticks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRenault View Post
    Residents of Hong Kong used to enjoy a few of these rights, but since the Chinese took over, they also have none of them.
    Hong Kong has ranked as the world's freest economy in The Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom for 17 consecutive years, since the inception of the index in 1995.[21] The Index measures restrictions on business, trade, investment, finance, property rights and labour and considers the impact of corruption, government size and monetary controls in 183 economies. Hong Kong is the only one to have ever scored 90 points or above on the 100 point scale

    Only 2 of those years were under British rule. 15 under Chinese rule !

    Kinda screw up your perception hey Capt ?

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    Heritage Foundation is a far right conservative think tank who's only concern is money. When people mention rights, they usually have in mind: democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, respect for human rights, freedom of assembly, etc. China has a poor record with all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daiko View Post
    When people mention rights, they usually have in mind: democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, respect for human rights, freedom of assembly, etc...
    Your right ! last time in China people were able to change anything was during Vietnam I think.

    Last year they started a movement for justice against corruption on high ranking officials and they thought this movement could even be worldwide but there was a crack down on the people in the streets and they just gave up knowing their gov. would never hear them.

    I think it was called Occupy Wall Street !

    Damn those Chinese !

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    ECA forecast for increase in salary worldwide includes :

    Western Europe average 2.8% (not good)
    Canada and United states 3% (not good)
    Eastern Europe 4.3% (not so good)
    Middle East 5.2% (better)
    Latin America average 12% (the best)

    Some countries in Asia :
    Japan 2% (not good)
    China 5.5% (better)
    Vietnam 5.8% (better)

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    Did anyone said human rights in China or Hong Kong ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSw1J7Ie5oc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK7M8fZD3g0

    Who Cares ?

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