123 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd November 2010 15:29 GMT
Possibly that ban on Chinese products wasn't clever..
Re: You have to admire the Chinese
Actually, they called him " criminal of a thousand years". The implication being that his role was to subvert the process of returning Hong Kong.
I never really understood the " running dog" translation. More like " tail following dog" actually... so, in modern parlance, " poodle". Not at all what they accused Mr Patten of.
Dead is dead. And no, let's not except two world wars.
... over time, has more gun deaths than the US in total, not excepting the Civil War. Largely state owned, interestingly.
$100,000 worth of equipment...
... was destroyed. At government rates. Right.
I for one...
... don't want to see the pictures when it "blows over".
Fantastic article... haven't seen that much dodgy implicature in ages.
Re: I can see the headlines now
You forgot "... and reloaded five times"
... the extra knuckles to get decent inswing on poo.
Dear Ray Bill ..
Mr. Ren would like his surname back. Yes,I know it's complicated... but do try to keep up.
Re: I fell for a scam like this ...
I don't understand the icon.. .
Re: The noun is licenCe
Look it up. You're wrong.
Re: Plank in thine own eye?
You need to notify the dictionary people that they're wrong, Ted. They seem to think that the two spellings are legitimate variants for both noun and verb forms of the verb.
Or you could be talking out your arse.
... a limited understanding of the word 'poor'. With a cash income of 80 cents a week, this is better than a month's income in rural s areas of India.
Neat idea, but useless if you are on the grid, which is to say, fairly poor but able to afford incandescent light bulbs, and to expensive if you actually are poor.
May I be the first to say....
... thank you, Jesus!
Re: Could be interesting
What a wuss.Chuck a few slabs of tinnies in the back of the Holden and a real bloke is right as rain in the bush
Re: Morons wasting time.
Give is arguably ditransitive. 'Give me it'sound s a bit rural, but it's defensible.
Re: What amazing modern MS Office facilities do they need?
Actually, there are some possible reasons. Support for MS formats is pretty bad. Formatting and embedded charts seldom work properly from .odt to .doc/.docx or vice versa. .ods spreadsheets lack quite a lot of the functionality of .xls. Sharing spreadsheets with MS users is fraught as the user programmed functions don't work.
I understand the issue is the secretive nature of MS file formats. I have standardized my own company on Open Office, and it works well for us. We keep a copy of MS Office handy though.
There is a massive marketing oppo here....
The new Yulong 'Love ^ Time'.
What's not to like?
Goo in Chinese... tonal language, so depending on how you say it...
drum, mushroom, ancient, guess
Numerous other possibilities, though none particularly rude.
... works rather well for me. If you need an unencumbered OS with a short learning curve for a fairly large group of users, it's fine.
If you don't like it, try Mint, another fine distro.
Re: SOGA should be mandatory teaching in schools
You were doing fine until the last paragraph, when you admitted to fraud, which makes you just as big a tosser as the companies that don't live up to contacts of sale.
Basically, this is the wrong site for you. Most of us are in the biz as well as being consumers.
.... is the obvious suspect here.
I am very dubious of the cousin in this article that salaries and benefits are largely clawed back by employers. I suppose it does happen in some cases. However, the Shenzhen job market is very much a buyers market. Any perceived trickery like that results in workers abandoning your plant for one down the road with better net salaries.
The' slave labour' meme makes for good stories, but it's dreadful journalism.
A more accurate story would conclude that factory workers in Shenzhen do pretty well, given the cost of living, though are starting to be squeezed a bit by inflation.
However, that story would hko against the
Re: Hmmm, Let me think awhile
Well, yes.... But think.
All those financials that you need to keep, but would rather not bother the revenue with. I mean, either side of the pond it's effectively wide open to government level scrutiny... But what will happen if Her Majesty, or one of her loyal servants, wants a peek at a data store in the PRC?
Sure, the commies can see your data, and in some cases, that may be a problem. However, I see this being very popular with a certain crowd.
A good idea, as...
... people who piss him off tend to have terrible accidents with baseball bats in public places.
Of course, it could be worse....
Mr. Prickett-Morgan writes really thorough, informed articles. There are always a few grammatical clangers... Kind of his seal of authenticity.
Enjoy them for the content... Genuinely outstanding, sometimes.
Re: Move along - nothing to see here
Nothing wrong with a landy, in the right place, and at the right time. The wrong time, obviously, is when a load of composition B goes off under your arse.
... would have paid more for ownership of this.
Re: Welcome to canada
It's in .223, bolt action and a four round mag....
Intensification of agriculture...
... and a retreat from agricultural production on marginal land, greatly increased rates of urbanisation, massive building out of nuclear power, and population declines resulting from the transformation of societies that can be observed worldwide...
And the job is a good one.
You listening, Greenpeace?
... presumably have no members in China. If it turns out that they do, they may find out another meaning for the word'hacking'. Collocated with 'limbs', and 'off'.
Not really clever, but laudably brave.
... in the light of massively reduced infant mortality might explain it.
Over 170 workers were interviewed... Over 3 months. Apparently no dissenting views to the study's conclusions.
I think this is a good study...
Re: Makes you think though...
Classic deterrence strategy for a small nuclear power faced by overwhelming external threats.
Re: Makes you think though...
Right. North Korea has a long history of invading sovereign states on paper thin pretexts, assassination and torture.
Erm, we were talking about....
Yes, which of these two countries is the more worrying.
Re: read the article
Actually, it's a Hong Kong court, which means it's less morally bankrupt than the US legal system. By the way, which place regularly ranks as the best place on earth to do business because of its commitment to the rule of law, property rights and determinedly small government? Is it the US, perchance?
Still, it's ' China', so fuck wits like the previous commentard will have their say.
Re: Ineffectual unions some other time
Bingo... Shows a little actual knowledge.
Owning a factory in China is pretty easy. Just needs money and a little local knowledge.
Getting and keeping workers, contrary to other comments here, is hard. There are lots of jobs for a limited pool of workers. You need to offer high salaries and good fringe benefits, and even then you are going to have high staff turnover. My overall feeling us that labour conditions on the mainland are now better than in Hong Kong.
Re: RE: "its a population thing is it not"
Sorry, are we talking about the PRC or the UK here?
Depending on what yiu mean...
... by politician, there have been women in senior posts for a very long time. The vice premier, Wu Yi, is a woman.
There is an acute labour shortage in the major manufacturing centres in China. People are free to change jobs if they can find better work elsewhere. Given this, simple logic tells you that the horror stories about working conditions are bullshit.
And actually visiting these places confirms it.
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