No giant rotating statue of the lower part of a nearly naked woman?
The good burghers of Chongqing will not now be able to enjoy the delights of China's first sex theme park, since the powers that be have demolished it before it even opened its legs for business. According to the BBC, "Love Land" would have wowed the crowds with "giant genitalia, naked bodies and an exhibition on the history …
If ever an article cried out for pictures...
I wonder if the people behind last year's Lapland Park fiasco were involved with this good 'un...
sorry, I'll get me (trench) coat
At least this one can't claim the Credit Crunch caused it to go Tits Up
....to welcome our vulgar, rotating, giant female overlords.
oh, hang on, thats my wife!
I wonder if there is a back door in?
I forgot. Condemn me to repeat it please.
I think you're confusing it with LapDancerLand
Invasion of Tibet and the suppression of Buddhism by the application of quotas on the number of monks to reduce the spiritual population, forced denunciation of the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader, unapproved monks' expulsion from monasteries, forced recitation of patriotic scripts supporting China and restriction of religious study before age 18.
The great firewall of China used to censor anything critical of China or the Chinese regime and to filter instant messaging services
Although the 1982 constitution guarantees freedom of speech, the Chinese government often uses the "subversion of state power clause" to imprison those who are critical of the government.
Lying about human rights reform to get the 2008 Olympics
Failing to live up to their promises on press freedom. ITV News reporter John Ray was arrested while covering a pro-Tibet protest.
Treatment of rural workers; In November 2005 Jiang Wenran, acting director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, said the Chinese system was one of the most strictly enforced apartheid structures in modern world history where rural peasants, the majority of the Chinese population, are treated as second-class citizens
Persecution of the Falun Gong. Amnesty International raised particular concerns over reports of torture, illegal imprisonment including forced labor, psychiatric abuses. There are also allegations of the Chinese government and its agencies, including the People's Liberation Army, conducting "widespread and systematic organ harvesting of living practitioners" specifically at the Sujiatun Thrombosis Hospital in Shenyang.
One child Policy
China executes more people that any other county in the world, but is only was ranked seventh in executions per capita (gotta get those kidneys somewhere)
Support for the government of Sudan, which is committing mass killings in Darfur (gotta get that oil somewhere)
'Local officials slammed the scheme as "vulgar, ill-minded and misleading" and claimed manager Lu Xiaoqing was "interested only in profiting from sensationalism".'
Note to those local officials - "vulgar" is in the mind of the beholder, "ill-minded" suggests that the "healthy-minded" are to be prohibited from thinking pleasurable thoughts about sex, "misleading" in this context is incomprehensible, and of course government officials *never* *ever* profit from sensationalism.
Sigh. I was *so* looking forward (upward?) to the giant rotating pudendum!
<Where's the IT angle? It is not as though your IT-employed readers are preoccupied with sex. No, no not at all. I think I'll go back to eating my mango and bananas in cream now.>
they could always go to the "della.com" website... That has to make it past the great firewall, no?
Either way, I'm outta here.
They can come over to the US and get rid of those constant damned viagra & ED commercials.
Why isn't there a rotating Paris icon? Either half - top or botton - nobody will care.
Hm... and who isn't, now?
Do what I did 7 years ago and stop watching TV. Unplug the Cable.
You can still get decent TV series on DVD, you just have to watch them a year or two latter than everyone else.
Ere got a delivery for you - tradesman entrance is around the back .... heard that enough.
What if you are blind - I hope the exhibits have braille
( . Y . ) - otherwise how would partially sighted people know what they are touching..... sorry missus I was looking for somewhere to hang my coat.........
or it never happened!!
Where's the IT angle?
Or should that be "where's the TIT angle?"
You're not seriously suggesting that buddhist brainwashing and wheel worship is preferable to education. "Spirituality" might be all very well for backpacking tourists but it's a huge retarding lie in reality. Does the knuckledragging attempt to not teach evolution in Texas inspire you to cry out against state oppression, or is it only cute when in a mountainous region. The "spiritual" aspects of tibetan buddhism are stolen from the much older Bon religion which is being crushed out of existence by the dali lama and his violent thugs in the interests of Tibetan religious unity. Irritating facts generally screw with the lies of religious types.
The reason the Chinese system seems so "harsh" is because of the constant attempts by the US to destroy the country by supporting any kind of dissent in much the same way as the Libertas political party has been set up by two pentagon employees (in their spare time of course) to attempt to disrupt the EU. The US NED funds the Venezuelan opposition party. If it wasn't for attempts to subvert the Chinese system they wouldn't have to be so hard faced but they are left with no alternative.
Of course you're free to believe in the religion which has declared Steven Segal to be a Tulpa or reincarnation of a holy monk, it just shouldn't be a form of government.
Yet China is the world's most populous country...
They'll just go back to putting tiny ugly naughty images at the bottom of their sake cups for European restaurants.
Whatever your views on religion, freedom of religion is a basic right, and it's pretty obvious that China doesn't respect it. You're quite free to practice scientology even if I hate the religion and might be doing my utmost to destroy it as an organisation.
Whatever they face there's no need to be as violent as they have been. The US has interfered all over the world for countless years, it doesn't give anyone an excuse to treat the citizens like crud.
It's working, There'll be no more opium war, rape of Nanking or suchlike and you can bet your ass troop movements in Pakistan are so closely monitored there will be near misses in the skies above the Swat valley. They're a bastion of freedom compared to North Korea.
Religious freedom and free speech isn't exactly working out too well in the states with Fox preaching sedition and oxycontin crazed hillbillys panting for rapture with combat weapons. Not that a bunch of orange robed draft dodgers with gongs compares to Fred Phelps. Why doesn't the Dali Lama move to China and cooperate with the government, isn't he meant to be a twig in the stream or somesuch.
I may be a bit anti religious but it's due to being Irish, as a people we've had more than our quota of shitheads invoking invisible friends and getting everyone killed.
"They're a bastion of freedom compared to North Korea."
Not to mention the US, with Gitmo, the whole Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi and subsaharian Africa things... Hey the US are (covertly or not) behind half the wars and dictatorships on the damn planet, but at least here you can have statues of semi-naked ladies (except in Arkansas. And Kansas. And Texas. And most rural areas. And half the cities. There is still Vegas I guess. Ho well.)
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