This is a discussion on Chinese Daily Photos, Videos & News of 2012!!! within the General Pictures forums, part of the World Strategic Defence Area category; I was gonna let these first two photos go until tomorrow but yahoo has a bad habit of making pix ...
I was gonna let these first two photos go until tomorrow but yahoo has a bad habit of making pix disappear..check this out.
A car stops beside a house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province, November 22, 2012. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media. Their house is the only building left standing on a road which is paved through their village. REUTERS/China Daily
An old man looks down from his house which stands alone in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province, November 22, 2012. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media. Their house is the only building left standing on a road which is paved through their village. REUTERS/China Daily
Residents sit in a building located near the huge state-owned lead smelter in the town of Tianying, Anhui Province, November 19, 2012. In ramshackle semi-industrial Tianying in China's Anhui province, a state-owned lead smelter and foundry sits at the centre of town, behind high walls and secure gates that make it look more like a prison than the mainstay of the local economy. Decades of pollution from it and similar plants - Tianying once accounted for half of China's total lead output - has made much of the town's land uninhabitable and its water undrinkable. Picture taken November 19, 2012.
A run-down house, located near a huge state-owned lead smelter, is pictured in the town of Tianying, Anhui Province, November 19, 2012. In ramshackle semi-industrial Tianying in China's Anhui province, a state-owned lead smelter and foundry sits at the centre of town, behind high walls and secure gates that make it look more like a prison than the mainstay of the local economy. Decades of pollution from it and similar plants - Tianying once accounted for half of China's total lead output - has made much of the town's land uninhabitable and its water undrinkable. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray
In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, a gambling school students practice on a table in Macau, China. The students sitting around the roulette table are getting schooled on how to quickly calculate payoffs for the casino game by glancing at how the bets are placed. Elsewhere in the room, the biggest mock casino in Asia, other students are playing practice hands of blackjack or learning how to run a craps table. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man looks at his mobile phone as he sits in front of a banner in central Beijing November 21, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray
I think the citizens of China are not as oppressed and lacking rights as most Westerners are led to believe.
Chinese captives released by Colombia's FARC are pictured in San Vicente del Caguan in this still image taken from undated footage. Colombia's FARC rebels freed three captive Chinese oil workers and their translator after holding them in jungle camps for more than a year, the defense ministry said on November 22, 2012, an apparent goodwill gesture as the rebels seek to negotiate a peace accord to end five decades of war. REUTERS/RCN via Reuters TV
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This photo released by China's embassy in Colombia shows China's ambassador to Colombia Wang Xiaoyuan, second from right, shaking hands with an unidentified Chinese former hostage after he was freed along with three others in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Four Chinese oil workers have been freed in the same southern jungles where the country's largest rebel group kidnapped them 17 months ago, police said Thursday. The four Chinese nationals, three contractors and a translator, were the only foreigners known to still be held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. (AP Photo/Chinese Embassy in Colombia)
Li Zijun of China performs during the women's short programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating's NHK Trophy event in Sendai, northern Japan, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People stand near a house which sits in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city in east China's Zhejiang province Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The house belongs to an elderly man, who refused to sign an agreement to allow his house to be demolished by the authorities, as the compensation offered to him was not enough, according to local media. (AP Photo)
equation, how many code violations do you see in that man's home? jeez..
Luo Baogen holds his land certificate as he stands next to his house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city in east China's Zhejiang province Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Luo, the owner of the house, refused to sign an agreement to allow his house to be demolished by the authorities, as the compensation offered to him was not enough, according to local media. (AP Photo)
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GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 22: Ferraris are seen during a parade as part of the 'Dream in Guangzhou - Ferrari Grand Festival' on November 22, 2012 in Guangzhou, China. More than 130 Ferraris from all across China drove passed many landmark sites in Guangzhou during the one-day celebration. A number of vintage models joined the parade including the Dino, Daytona and Daytona Spider, 275 GTB, 288 GTO and 365 GTC.
A Chinese man walks past billboards announcing a new Chinese passport issued in May this year at a passport office in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The Philippines has protested China's depiction of its claims over the entire South China Sea in an image of a map printed on newly issued Chinese e-passports. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Paramilitary policemen take off collar badges from the shirts of veterans during a farewell ceremony in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, November 22, 2012. Nanjing's paramilitary police held a farewell ceremony for 21 veterans marking the start of an annual see-off for the city's retired paramilitary policemen. Picture taken November 22, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
A paramilitary policeman yawns as he stands guard in front of a section of wall surrounding the Forbidden City, on a cold day in Beijing November 23, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - NOVEMBER 22: (CHINA OUT) Singer Jolin Tsai attends a Mercedes-Benz promotional event at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on November 22, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan.
A model poses next to a M6, a car by Chinese automaker BYD Auto, during the media preview of the 10th China International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou November 22, 2012.The auto show opens to the public from November 22 to December 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
1. People in China cannot protest at all, they have no right whatsoever, if they protest they get arrested or worse.
2. There are a lot of protests in China due to government policies, this shows that how bad the government is.
Those two imagines they present are contradicting to each other, but it seems vast majority of people does not put the piece together, and the media continue to propagate both views that contradict each other.
Jackliu is correct in his own way. If you go back through this thread you will find many instances where protest in China worked. Unfortunately you find little news like this about China in the mainstream western news media. Very little.
Toll from N China restaurant explosion rises to 14 - China News - SINA English
TAIYUAN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from an explosion at a hot pot restaurant in north China's Shanxi Province on Friday evening rose to 14 early Saturday with another 47 people being injured, local investigators said.
The explosion, which occurred at 7:52 p.m., triggered a blaze at the Xiyangyang (Happy Sheep) Hot Pot Restaurant in Shouyang County of Jinzhong City.
Initial investigations showed the explosion was caused by a gas leak.
Hot pot, the Chinese counterpart of fondue, is a kind of stew using a metal pot kept simmering by charcoal, electricity or gas.
Investigators from the local county government said the injured, including 17 severely, were sent to hospital after the accident.
They said among the dead, six were killed at the scene and eight others died in hospital despite medical treatment.
The powerful explosion shattered the windows of the two-storey restaurant and some neighboring shops as far as 20 meters away. Iron gates of some shops were twisted by the force of the explosion, a Xinhua reporter said.
Witnesses said that there was nothing unusual before the explosion happened.
"Suddenly, there was a big bang and the hot wave ensued," said Yuan Heping, who was dining in the restaurant with his wife and friends when the explosion happened.
"The whole room was engulfed in black smoke and I had to use my sweater to cover my mouth before I managed to jump from the second-floor window," said Yuan, who suffered slight burn injuries in the explosion.
Trains wait to leave for Beijing at Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou City, capital of central China's Henan Province, Nov. 25, 2012. The high-speed rail route from Beijing to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will open next month, cutting the 2,200-km journey time by 14 hours, according to the Ministry of Railways. A trial operation along the Beijing-Zhengzhou section, the last part of the route, began on Sunday morning. (Xinhua/Qing Zhu)
A train runs through the Yellow River Rail-Road Bridge in Zhengzhou City, capital of central China's Henan Province, Nov. 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Qing Zhu)
Candidates wait for a job interview for airline stewards in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 24, 2012. The Gansu branch of China Eastern Airline launched a job interview to recruit airline stewards on Saturday, attracting more than 300 applicants.(Xinhua/Zhang Meng)
Candidates attend a job interview for airline stewards in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 24, 2012. The Gansu branch of China Eastern Airline launched a job interview to recruit airline stewards on Saturday, attracting more than 300 applicants.(Xinhua/Zhang Meng)
Rescuers take a rest before entering the shaft to continue rescue work at the Xiangshui Coal Mine in Panxian County of Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 25, 2012. Nineteen miners were confirmed dead, and four others remain trapped after a coal-gas outburst hit the Xiangshui Coal Mine at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday.(Xinhua/Tao Liang)
A job hunting fair is held at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Nov. 24, 2012. A week-long job hunting fair for college graduates kicked off in Sichuan on Saturday, which provided job vacancies via face-to-face interview and online service. (Xinhua/Li Hualiang)
Job hunters pack into the venue of a job fair in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Nov. 24, 2012. The job hunting fair, providing nearly 10,000 vacancies, attracted over 50,000 job seekers on Saturday. (Xinhua)
Contestants perform during a competition of dancing "Gangnam Style" in a shopping mall in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 24, 2012. All the contestants were citizens without professional dance training. (Xinhua)
An instructor (2nd R) offers online shopping guidance to elderly students at a digital workshop of Tianjin Senior Citizens' University in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Nov. 23, 2012. Tianjin Senior Citizens' University has launched digital workshops to elderly people as tablet computers, online shopping and other digital-era novelties, gaining popularity among the group. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)
A Long March-4C carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite blasts off from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)
Cargo & debris is scattered at a traffic accident scene on the Tai'an section of the Beijing-Taipei Expressway in Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 26, 2012. Seven people died and 35 others were injured in at least 22 accidents on several sections of an expressway in Shandong Province amid heavy fog on Monday, local government officials said. Seven crashes occurred on the Tai'an section of the Beijing-Taipei Expressway early Monday morning, leaving one dead and eleven injured, while 15 crashes occurred on the expressway's Ningyang section, killing six and injuring another 24, the traffic police reported. By Monday afternoon, police said the expressways had reopened. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)
A test train runs on the northern section of Subway Line 9 in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 26, 2012. The northern section of Beijing Subway Line 9, which operates between the National Library and Beijing West Station, is scheduled to open by the end of 2012. The southern section of the 16.45-km subway line is already in service since its opening on Dec. 31, 2011. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)
Traffic jam is seen on the Jingtai Highway in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 26, 2012. Several traffic accidents happened on the highway and caused a traffic jam on Monday. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2012 shows the construction site of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway bridge across the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province. The bridge, which is projected to be completed by the end of 2013, is the 6th Yellow River bridge planned to be built in Zhengzhou. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)
Singer Wen Xin performs during her solo concert "My Heart is Flying" at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)
Visitors view a dancing robots during a robot show held in Qingdao University, Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2012. The robot show, the first kind of this exhibition in Shandong, showcased the latest achievement of robot-related technology, involving over 100 exhibits from home and abroad. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
A railway attendant helps a colleague dress up in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 26, 2012. The Shenyang Railway Bureau has launched training programmes for bullet train attendants who will be working on the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway, scheduled to open on Dec. 1, 2012. The 921-km Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway is the first rail line in China's freezing high-latitude regions. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)
Attendants pose for photos next to a CRH bullet train which is to operate on the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 26, 2012.
People line up outside a national civil service exam site at a Shijiazhuang Industrial & Commercial College in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province, on Nov. 25, 2012. A record 1.12 million people took the annual national civil service exam on Sunday. They are competing for around 20,800 positions in more than 140 State-level government agencies and their affiliated public institutions and local branches.
1. Structural violations
2. Egress violation (stairways and fire exit)
3. Pluming violation
4. Electrical violation
5. HVAC violation
6. Parking violation
7. Access to property not conducive with flow of traffic
8. Improper disposal of waste materials
Those are just a few.
She's going to be in the slammer for 9 months....
Model punished for pretending to be policewoman on Weibo - China News - SINA English
Women protest intrusive exams for civil servant spot - China News - SINA English
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Zhang Ping (L), chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, shakes hands with Montek Singh Ahluwalia, vice chairman of India's economic planning commission, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 26, 2012. The Second Meeting of China-India Strategic Economic Dialog kicked off in New Delhi on Monday. (Xinhua/Li Yigang)
Investors are seen in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a stock trading hall in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 27, 2012. Chinese stocks continued to fall Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipping 1.3 percent, or 26.3 points, to end at 1,991.17, the lowest level since February 2009. The Shenzhen Component Index closed at 7,936.74, down 79.33 points, or 0.99 percent. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)
A college student inquires about employment information at a job fair in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 27, 2012. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
Chinese medicine preventive treatment of discease - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Doctors of Shanxi College of Chinese Traditional Medicine Subsidiary Hospital makes preparations of Chinese herbal medicine for patients in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 23, 2012. More and more Chinese are disposed to preventive treatment of discease rather than curative treatment, they receive acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal paste or other Chinese traditional regimen to improve sub-healthy state.(Xinhua/Yan Yan)
Representatives of beef noodle shops display their favorite beef noodle at the press conference for 2012 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Nov. 27, 2012. The Festival will last from Dec. 1 to 2 at Yuan-Shan Park. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
Primary school students practise Yangge, a popular folk dance, in Lulong County, north China's Hebei Province, Nov. 27, 2012. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)
Former NBA star Yao Ming (2nd L) is seen during the 187th Congregation of the University of Hong Kong, China, on Nov. 27, 2012. Yao Ming receives a Doctor Degree of Social Sciences honoris causa at the University of Hong Kong on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)