Monday, October 20, 2014

Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign Delivered Alarming Messages

Xi's anti-corruption campaign delivered alarming messages to his political rivals.

There are two distinctive patterns that were largely skipped public attention. 1) Only those 'lined up in the wrong queue' were crushed by the campaign. 2) The total number of senior officials that were sacked in the campaign was actually less than his predecessor, despite the perception of the public.

In other words, the anti-corruption arm of the CCP was converted to a political branch to deter any dissenting voices from within the CCP.

In separate threads, Xi spoke at a judicial panel, when he made the following statement: there are cases that are obvious in a layman's eyes, but unnecessarily complicated by intricacies of laws.

Red Flag (Hongqi) Magazine echoed Xi's words by claiming a judicial system can not replace dictatorship of the proletariat.

President Xi's most recent stunt was his talk at a panel of arts and literature. Xi summoned the most well known writers and entertainers in the country, and told them "arts and literature should not be enslaved by what the markets demand". The undertone is that they should submit themselves to the benefit of politics.

The Director of CDC Must Go

Perhaps it's time to move CDC away from Atalanta.

Nancy Snyderman was under the CDC self-monitoring program when she was spotted dining in a public restaurant. The CDC Director Tom Frieden insisted on CNN that the white female "not not putting others at risk".

Snyderman was classified as 'low risk'.

Amber Vinson was considered 'low risk' and under the CDC self-monitoring program, when she board an airplane for a family reunion.

Tom Frieden jumped on the opportunity to call out the black female "shouldn't have gone on that commercial flight", on camera before he heard of anything specific about the incident. Half day later it was revealed that Vinson had been cleared to board the commercial flight by a CDC official. In other words, Vinson asked first. When an Asian female nurse was contracted the deadly virus, the first words out of Frieden's mouth was the nurse broke a CDC protocol at work. Two weeks later, all nurses, including the hospital had come forward to testify that no protocol had been violated.

Tom Frieden is a disgrace as a doctor, a civil servant, and a human being. We do not second guess any of Frieden's decisions, whether they are in the interests of national security or scientific advancement. However what this senior government said and did in front of TV cameras make laymen lost faith in this administration's heart.

In the past 14 years, the CDC funding has been steadily increased through two presidencies from $2 billion to $7.5 billion.

Monday, June 09, 2014

How Mary-Faith Cerasoli Gets By

Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor for several colleges in the New York City. Her course load is about five courses per semester. Her annual income is around $22,000 before tax.

52 years old Mary-Faith has no medical insurance, owing 'thousands' in medical bills. She has around $60,000 in student loans. She is not married. She is homeless.

Mary-Faith's situation has been featured by varies websites to highlight the economic struggle of adjunct professors in the US. She appeared on PBS, the New York Times. Some colleagues and friends set up a website to raise funds for her. With a goal of raising $4,000, it received $285 in 17 days.

So Mary-Faith, why do you do this? Obviously, your skill is not appreciated by the college, because it is not appreciate by tuition-paying students. Teaching and learning should be a two-way selection process, wherein the students vote with their money, and you vote with your feet.

Extended reading: The Teaching Class.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woman Beaten to Death in McDonalds in Shangdong

A female customer was beaten to death in a McDonald's restaurant in Zhaoyuan, Shangdong Province.

According to witnesses's account, a group of family members of friends started asking cell phone numbers from customers in a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Zhaoyuan city on May 28, 2014. When a woman refused to give them her cell phone number, the group was annoyed. The group of six men, women, and youth started beating the woman was a stool in the restaurant, then with an iron bar (until it broke). Although the woman was heard begging for her life, and willing to give her cell phone number, she was beaten to death after her head was smashed to pieces.

Many witnesses called the police, but they did not arrive until the woman was killed. The police did not stop the group beating the dead body, even after they arrived at the scene. The incident was covered up by the local police and the traditional media until someone uploaded a cell phone video to the Internet.

The video went viral instantly. Chinese netizens criticized the police's handling of this incident because:

  1. The tragedy took place in the most popular Jinbai Plaza in the city, and the nearest police squad is only 400 yards away. How come it took so long for police to respond?
  2. Why the group were able to ignore the police after they arrived at the scene and kept beating the obvious motionless body?
  3. In a police report which was released after the video had gone viral, the police stated it was a result of an oral altercation between customers of the restaurant, despite the video cleared showed that was not the case.
  4. The official report said the victim died in the hospital, while the video cleared showed that was not the case.
  5. The official described the incident as a brawl, while the video cleared showed that was not the case.
  6. The police refused to release the identities of the group.

Witnesses said the group was driving a Porsche Cayenne. The victim was said to be a 37 years old mother of a seven year old boy, who just got off her work shift in the plaza and was waiting to go home with her husband.

Many speculated the background of the group of six. However, more likely they are just some uncharacteristic 'common' wealthy people with some connections to the local government. Because it has grown to a national incident, the Party will not allow any questioning to its authority, not even under such extreme situation. The Party will see any reaction to people's demand a reflection of its weakness. Any demand of justice is seen as a challenge to the Party's ruling. Therefore, the Party will unfortunately see it the only way to survive is to side with the murderers.

And that's how things have been going in China.

It's a real terror, as a girl could be killed when eating a fast meal after work at the McDonald's in a busy city plaza a few hundred yards away from a police squad, just for not giving her cell phone number to a group of strangers.

In the mean time, the Central Propaganda Ministry has already identified two perfect targets: the McDonald's and the underground Churches. Millions of net police had been mobilized to post on the Internet claiming the girl's death was McDonald's fault. More are instructed to label the gang of six murders as preachers of underground churches who were collecting telephone numbers to spread the gospel.

As the Chinese social networks websites started blocking this incident, some Chinese netizens looked outside and asked President Obama to intervene by filing petition at the White House 'We the People' site.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chicago Police: Chinese American Citizen Not American

In a video released by the Chicago Sun Times on May 19, 2014, a group of Chicago police officers were shown raided a store in the city in July 2013. A petite 32-year-old Chinese American manager was seen handcuffed behind her back and kneed on the floor, while police officers kept smacking her in the head.

The 110 lbs Chinese American manager Jianqing "Jessica" Klyzek was heard saying, I am a US citizen, I need a lawyer.

The Chicago police officers were heard saying, 'you are not fucking American'. An officer continued, "I'll put you in a UPS box and send you to wherever the fuck you came from!"

Jianqing Klyzek is a naturalized American Citizen of Chinese origin.

While the police officers were beating the woman, one was heard saying, "I'll take this building. You'll be dead and your family will be dead."

Obviously, according to Chicago Police force under Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama's White House, Chinese American Citizen is not 'Fucking American', whatever that means.

The police took all the surveillance video during the raid. However, the surveillance video was simultaneously remotely stored at an off-site location.

It has been close to one year after the incident took place. After reviewed the video, the Chicago police spokesman Adam Collins dismissed it as 'alleged' comments.

A large group of undercover officers as well as uniformed police officers were at the scene, as shown in the video.

Monday, May 19, 2014

They Said

It's a demonstration of loyalty (to the Party), rather than a reflection of cold-blood conduct, to renounce one's father in the Great Cultural Revolution.

--Zhang Yimou (artist), in an interview in May 2014.

The fact that you are allowed to stay alive proves the inclusiveness of our government.

--Zhang Xiaoming (CCP Party Boss in Hong Kong), in answering a visiting city counsel's question on whether a pro-democratic candidate can run for city executive office. September 2014.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hua Chunying Comment on Chinese Killed in Vietnam

Reuters reported 16 Chinese had been killed in the anti-China riot in Vietnam. Companies and factories owned by Chinese or Taiwanese were looted. Dormitories were set fire while Chinese workers hiding inside.

This round of nation-wide riots broke when the coast guards of the two nations

The riot had occupied the social and political discussions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. As Vietnamese can not tell apart, their properties were destroyed too.

The news were strictly blocked inside mainland China. There is no single word mentioning the wide spread riot on any traditional media. All posts on the Internet posted by Netizens were promptly removed.

At a news pre-scheduled routine news brief, in respond to a reporter's question as to why Chinese media turned a blind eye to the loss of lives of Chinese workers in Vietnam, the spokeswoman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry Ms. Hua Chunying said, "in your day to day life, you have frictions with your friends, colleagues and co-workers, do you want to get over it and move on with bilateral conversation or do you want to shout out in a speaker for propaganda purpose?"

The candid answer reconfirmed many common understanding of how things work in China.

  1. People's lives really mean nothing comparing to the Party's interests;
  2. All media in China is under the Party's tight control;
  3. Anything that were actually reported by any Chinese media were indeed, propaganda.

News briefs by the Foreign Affairs Ministry is a worthy event for foreign journalists, because their many beautiful spokeswomen have been known to offering straightforward wisdom you wouldn't read in the People's Daily.

In a news brief on March 3, 2011, spokeswoman Jiang Yu threatened foreign journalists that they would not be allowed to use Chinese law as their shield against state persecution.