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From: 环球时讯 huanqiu shixun (Global Express)
Title: 解读中国新领导层军事战略略 jiedu zhongguo sin lingdaoceng junshi zhanlve (Explaining the Military Strategy of China’s new Leadership)
Explaining the Military Strategy of China’s New Leaders.
Based on an article from the Global Express.
Photo: US Military V-22 Osprey (MV22 configuration)
NOTE: I HAVE SEPARATED OUT PART OF THIS ARTICLE AS I BELIEVE IT IS NOT IN KEEPING WITH THE OTHERWISE BALANCED VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN.
Following the close of the 18th National Party Congress, the new generation of Chinese leadership has come to light. During this National Party Congress, China’s President, Hu Jintao made a report stating that China must “Concentrate on naval, airspace and cyber security”. This has been interpreted by other nations as China’s implementation of a “新军事政策 xin junshi zhengce (New Military Policy)”. Today, the military is involved in numerous exercises, and regularly announces the procurement of new weaponry. The cause of this change in military policy has been identified as foreign pressure, specifically that from America and its new focus on the pacific and “return to Asia” policies.
Automatic ticket booking causing a stir in China, BBC China podcast reports. Many oppose it as queue jumping and say that it makes the system unfair for those who can’t use it.
Actually, this kind of software, available from several providers, has been around for quite a while. It has drawn criticism for segregating the tech haves and have nots.
In china, train tickets can only be purchased two weeks prior to travel; being both quicker and more comfortable than going by bus for a marginal increase in price its little wonder that the rail system is the busiest in the world. This leads to fierce competition for tickets when they are released. Even more so during the upcoming Chinese new year.
The People’s Daily Newspaper (renmin ribao 人民日报) has stated that such software is not illegal and instead the official online booking system should do its best to catch up and overtake these new comers in order to provide the best service available to the people.
After more than 3 years, I have returned to Shaolin to continue (or more accurately rekindle) my interest in Kungfu. I have returned to the same school 少林寺武僧团培训基地 Training Base of the Warrior Monks of the Shaolin Temple（Shaolin Si Wusengtuan Peixun Jidi).
There’s a short film after the break with the images, and photos I’ve taken.
In Hong Kong on a visa run, but the real fun so far was the 24 hour train journey from Beijing West to Shenzhen, costing 267 yuan and my sanity… screaming babies, serious body odour, starvation rations (only to find that I had a cheeky hundred tucked away that could have bought food on route!) and the guy sitting next to me cuddling up.. fun fun fun! Continue reading →
Well, I was originally chuffed to have secured a job here in China out the box, working for an investment platform founded by a law company. It was all rosy for the first two weeks, and then it rolled down hill from there.
Eventually, when a death threat was issued, I decided that this was perhaps not the most welcoming place to work for. 6 weeks in to a six month placement, I left.
Been manic busy at work this past month (that’s a scary thought), and have yet to get internet at home. When I do manage to get round to either a, having some free time or b, getting internet at home, I’ll write a proper post about my work here in the Middle Kingdom and the trials and tribulations associated with it.
Until then, here’s a photo of me proudly graduating from the School of Oriental and African Studies, class of 2012… seriously though, brown? brown? SOAS’s colour is green, ULU’s is purple, and we get brown?
They think it’s all over, it is now. You may now address me as “Tom Henry Arthur Liddell, Bachelor Of Arts Chinese and Korean Second Class Degree (Upper Category)”, or just “Master of the Universe” (title pilfered from Jim Hoare).
Hi All, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m here in Korea again. back in Seoul. This post will be updated until I leave and I’ll sign off when its done. Until then consider it a work in progress. [UPDATE - finished!]
Topics that’ll be covered are the Seoul Hash, accommodation, friends and misc