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Lessons from the Ukraine crisis

Monday, September 1st, 2014

What is your view on the Ukraine crisis? What ideas would you support more, Kiev and the Western nations, or the rebels and Russia? If you voted for Kiev, then you probably also support that Tibet is an integral part of China. Did you vote for Russia, then you voted for a ...

The land of the free not so free anymore?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

During the cold war there was the West and the East. It was easy to identify the good and the evil. After the cold war there were democracies and dictatorships, or its small brother authoritarian country or regime or whatever. At least you could be certain the democracy was on ...

China, a safe haven for freedom of speech?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Total control of any communication over the Internet? I bet a lot of countries would love to have that. The country of the free made it a reality. The USA seems to monitor pretty much any communication that goes over the internet. Their intelligence agency NSA has a program ...

USA: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I just came across this document titled "Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2011". It is written by the USA and report for the US government to get an overview over China's military and security situation. Here is the link: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2011_cmpr_final.pdf The document is pretty big and I ...

Wuhan is going to build giant super dildo

Friday, May 13th, 2011

This post is safe for work, at least there is only a picture of a new supertall skyscraper included here, no nude girls or anything like that. So don't think anything wrong, when looking at this concept drawing of a new office tower proposed to be built in Wuhan, China. ...

Skype is illegal in China soon

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Based on this article by Shanghai Daily. It references some Xinhua article, but there is no link and I couldn't find that Xinhua article. To sum it up, the Chinese government has decided that VoIP (Voice over IP) applications are illegal. The only exception is, when these services are provided by ...

Book review: Jacques Gernet – Le Monde Chinois

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Christmas is coming and of course you need to ask your relatives for a proper present. If you are interested in learning something about the Chinese history, you might be interested in today's recommendation. I just finished this epic book called "Le Monde Chinois" written by Jacques Gernet. In fact I ...

China? Where the hell is China?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

What surprised me for quite a while is that people are completely not interested or at least uninformed about anything related to China. I'm talking about random people here in Germany, but I guess it is also true for other people from Europe and maybe other places as well. If ...