Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Business is used by China to break containing from U.S.

Wen Jiabao visiting

These days China’s Premier Wen Jiabao is in India for his three-day visit. Unlike the over $10 billion package U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed during their visits to India earlier this year, the agreements between India and China will reach 16 billions. As China’s media reports, the deals will largely focus on investment, the construction of infrastructure, and the purchase of Indian products including agricultural products.

Analysts believe the 16 billion deals are very significant to China’s geopolitics, especially when U.S. is re-entering Asian affairs with high profile this year. Looking around China from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and India to Afghanistan, China believes U.S. is building a net to contain it. When forbidding high-tech exports to China, U.S. is actively selling high-tech arms to India, and promised to support India to become permanent members of the UN Security Council.

To break containing from U.S., China believes business trade with India is important as same as improving its military defence. During the past 10 years, China has become India's second largest trading partner. The value of bilateral trade is expected to reach $60 billion this year, a 30-fold increase since 2000. By enhancing its economic ties with India, China is expecting that India won’t stand closer to U.S. too much in the future on international affairs regarding China due to India’s own economic interests and reliance on China.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Why did the DPRK shell Yeonpyeong Island

North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong

November 23, 2010, the DPRK fired artillery shells onto the ROK’s Yeonpyeong Island and killed four people including two ROK’s marines. 19 people were also wounded in the attack.

The cause for this unprovoked attack can also be read as a help and a gratitude from North Korea to China, although most media said that the DPRK was trying to consolidate its grip on power by rallying its people around these radical measures and to puff up the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son Jong-un in line with the military-first doctrine.

Before Kim Jong-un was recently bestowed the military rank of general and became the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Worker’s Party of Korea, he was brought by his father Kim Jong-il to China for a visit and received China’s firm support on his future succession in line of the DPRK regime.

To show DPRK’s importance and express the gratitude to China, North Korea chose a right timing to help its big brother a bit, especially while China is facing a difficult situation.

Externally, U.S. launched recently a new round of quantitative easing (QE2) to stimuli its economy. It is believed by China a new economic war from U.S., because hot money turning out from QE2 is attempting to enter China to take advantage of a predictable increase in the exchange rate of RMB to U.S. dollars. This money is trying to find any loophole in Hongkong to sneak into Mainland of China. It is adding more pressure on the serious inflation of China’s market.

Internally, China's inflation was accelerated to 4.4 percent in October, the fastest pace in two years. The China’s central bank last month raised interest rates for the first time since 2007 and lifted reserve requirements for banks on the evening of November 19, the second time in nine days, limiting their capacity to lend.

At this moment, the artillery sounds in Korean peninsular shocked the world economic market. It told hot money that China could be not a right direction to go because China is so close to North Korea both geophysically and politically. The artillery shots also pushed U.S. dollar to a higher position in world currency market and temporarily eased China’s situation under hot money’s attack.

Although U.S. received a setback on this round of economic war to China due to the sudden artillery fighting between two Koreas, it won still some points on military by sending finally its aircraft carrier Washington to Yellow Sea for the joint drill with ROK navy on November 28 under a right excuse and without irritating China and Chinese people too much.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A statement of my friend

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These days one friend of mine asked me to post a statement for him on my blog. I really do not know what is the meaning of this statement, but have to post it below due to the friendship with him:

Do I still have money out of Canada? Or am I expecting someone to transfer fund to me from abroad? The answers will be negative. If some people are trying to verify them above and hope to catch me getting money from there on scene, they have calculated wrong. Maybe they can only see I fall finally into bankruptcy in Canada because hard to find a job.

Please do not order my friends such as Playford, Paul, and Richards to go around me further except they are angels sent to help me on purpose. Their performances are not professional enough and I am a person who can be trusted. The bank savings my wife and I had before were a little aid from my sister and a sum from our apartment abroad sold under the help of my sister. No more money will come to me from her any more.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

China may finally change its colour


The Art of War by Sun Tzu says “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. U.S is fighting against China under the guidance above and has had China in its pocket. By the trend, China may finally change its colour due to its unsolvable problems.

After 30 years of economic reform, China’s society has accumulated many serious problems, such as over-high real estate prices, corruption of governmental officials, extreme disparity between the rich and the poor, etc. The developing efficiency of China’s economy has been much declining, because the Chinese government and its invested interest groups have excessively controlled China’s social wealth and resources in the past 30 years. China’s economic reform has been hard to go forward without a political reform.

To regain a support from Chinese root people, it is actually necessary now for Chinese Communist Party to launch a new “cultural revolution” to parity the extreme disparity of social wealth so as to alleviate the social crises in China, but it has been impossible for China to do so. Aftermath of the years of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, China has forever lost its strongmen who are able to smash the vested interest groups in its ruling party.

Because Chinese Communist Party does not allow anyone to challenge its ruling status, China is impossible to go the way of political reform to solve the problems it recently has. Chinese Communist Party knows clearly that even only one item of the political reform, for example, freedom on Chinese media, will be enough to accelerate the ruin of its ruling status by exposing too many of its flaws to its people.

Since it is impossible to go back to the years of Mao and also impossible to carry political reform, the recent Chinese Communist Party therefore has to go into a corridor of no return: reforming deeper and deeper on economy by opening to the outside world and covering serious social problems more and more by controlling Chinese media. It looks just like putting rocks into the mouth of a volcano to seal its upcoming eruption.

The recent dilemma of China could also be seen to some extent on the recent speeches respectively from China’s president Hu Jinto and China’s premier Wen Jiabo regarding 30-year anniversary of Shenzhen Special District for the economic reform since 1980. The two Chinese top leaders expressed quite different opinions in their speeches on China’s political reform.

The recent predicament of Chinese Communist Party certainly did not evade the sight of U.S. To push Chinese Communist Party running faster on its road of no return, recently U.S. took following steps:

1. U.S. temporarily released its military pressure on China by delaying the aircraft carrier Washington into its joint military exercise with South Korea in Yellow Sea near China,

2. U.S. Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Duoni Long and White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers visited China on September 5, 2010 to relieve the tension with China since the Cheonan incident of South Korea.

3. U.S. has invited China’s president Hu Jinto to visit U.S. at the beginning of 2011.

By this trend in China, China will have more and more conflicts between its vested interest groups and its root people. U.S. will finally win Chinese Communist Party without gun-smoke if Chinese society cannot handle these problems anymore. When red China will change its colour is closely under observation of the world.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Why China rejected the visit of U.S. Defence Secretary


As why did China refuse the visit of Robert Gates, U.S. Defence Secretary, the Washington Post speculated on June 3, 2010 that it was because China could not forget U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, but analysts believe that rejection walked out under the recent situation of Korean Peninsular.

Analysts think that China normally would not refuse Robert Gates for a dialogue, although U.S. arms-sells to Taiwan. China did this unusual action is to tell U.S. that China is unhappy to what U.S. did on dealing with the Cheonan incident. Recently, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visited South Korea and told to the media that it is impossible for China to get a narrow escape if two Koreas have a war in between. In other words, China will have to fight to protect North Korea. Analysts believe that it is China’s red line to keep its last strategic buffer zone in Northeast Asia, even if China has to face a new Korean War.

China used its rejection to Robert Gates sent a message to U.S.: “Hai, don’t be hypocritical to me. Don’t think I do not know what you did on Cheonan incident. Stop fanning the fire behind South Korea!”.

Relevant news: China’s Military an Obstacle to Improving Relations, Gates Says

Monday, May 31, 2010

A mailbox could make me be a billionaire?

My mailbox seems be a powerful magnet to large money. Since I posted it on my blog, every day from it I receive several mails, which say willing to share with me millions of dollars from some bank accounts. By this speed, I could not work and be richer than anyone in the world within one month. The thing is too good to be not good.

Look! Today when I opened my mailbox in the morning, one new funny letter jumped into my sight with congratulation. This time, it says will offer me a free BMW 2009 and a cash prize of £750,000.00 GBP.

Oh, come on! This sum of money is still not enough to make me move. You know what, because someone has already offered much bigger numbers to me before. You better adjust up your figures before you write, buddy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

U.S. is waiting on Iran goes into its net


U.S. has planned a war to radically solve Iranian nuclear issue. It can be seen on following signs:

First, since the Greece economic crisis broke out, the exchange rate of Chinese currency RMB to Euro dollars has been passively raised 15% percent. It has seriously affected China’s export to Europe. U.S. could press China into the hot water deeper by forcing China to revaluate its currency to U.S. dollars at this moment, but U.S. did not do so. Instead, on the U.S.-China dialogue that lasted for two days from May 24 to 25, U.S. and China signed many documents for co-operation in some fields. One of the reasons is that U.S. needs China to support the fourth round UN sanctions on Iranian nuclear issue.

Second, DEBKAfile's military sources reported the Obama administration has decided to boost U.S. military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf region in a short term. This decision will bring an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants there. By late July and early August of 2010, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 U.S. aircraft carriers near Iranian shores.

Third, according to New York Times, to seek Russian support on UN sanctions to Iran, the Obama administration will not prohibit Moscow from completing the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Tehran, a contract that Russia has suspended but not canceled. U.S. may want this sale to induce Iran further to boost its nuclear ambition and keep offending against UN sanctions, so as for U.S. to find an excuse to strike Iran with military forces.

A net has been opened. U.S. is waiting on Iran goes into it.

Relevant news: and

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cheonan incident leads to a ROK political show


The Cheonan incident is leading to a political show in South Korea. On May 16, 2010, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that South Korean military authorities are planning to issue a statement of stern warning against the communist North regarding the March 26 sink of a Navy warship Cheonan.

Frankly, even a joint team of South Korean civilian and military investigators found remains of a North Korean torpedo, it is still hard to say the North launched the torpedo, because common knowledge tells us criminals always know how to guide police to a wrong direction by setting up fake evidence on scenes.

Korean peninsular is one of the most complicated areas in the world. The complication can be seen on the deadlock of the nuclear issue meeting six countries involve in. Because each of the six countries has its own interests on the peninsular, theoretically, it is possible for the other four except two Koreas to plot an incident such as the sink of the Cheonan to pursue a high interest there.

After the incident, the South has to give a say to its people although it cannot find impeccable evidence that who did this, unless the government wants to lose the next election.The problem is, who can be blamed without firm evidence? China? U.S.? Russia? Japan? Of cause, the South cannot do so. Therefore, the South has to and can only grip its feud North Korea to blame in order to calm its people.

Maybe the calculation of the South is, one more time of stern warning will not cause an invasion from the North, and the South people will also not ask its government to escalate the warning to a large scale of military retaliation, because they understand the North has 20 thousands of artilleries aiming at Seoul near the border with the South, and these artilleries are said to have a capability of destroying Seoul within two minutes. Everyone knows no side of the two Koreas can afford a real war.

In the aftermath of the Cheonan incident, a political show is unveiling in the South and a new round of card game is playing there among the related countries. The politicians are always the winners including those of the South. The only and real victims are the 46 sailors who lost their lives on the warship sunk by a so-called North Korean torpedo.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pyongyang will arm with hydrogen bombs soon


North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported on May 12, 2010 that the Scientists of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have succeeded in nuclear fusion reaction.

Since 1950s, human beings have mastered the technology of uncontrolled fusion reactions to made Hydrogen bombs. Nowadays, scientists are trying to handle the technology of controlled fusion reactions, which can be used as a new energy resource.

Whether North Korea will use fusion reaction technology to develop new energy or not, one thing is certain that North Korea has had the ability to design and made thermonuclear weapons---hydrogen bombs.

A hydrogen bomb explosion is a thermonuclear explosion caused by uncontrolled fusion reactions ignited by an atomic bomb explosion (fission reactions). The explosion is way much powerful than that of an atomic bomb.

Monday, May 10, 2010

China sets a goal for utilization of new energy

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The development on renewable energy decides a country’s future. Nowadays, U.S. is using it as a locomotive to pull its manufacturing industry into a new era. Obviously, China’s talents have realized what U.S. is doing and are trying to urge Chinese government to start the paces on this too.

Recently, a vice Chairman of the board of China’s Renewable Energy Society told to media that the society has submitted its plan to Central government regarding how to decompose the goal that clean energy accounts for 15% of total primary energy consumption by 2020. The plan is now waiting for an approval.

In the 15 percent, hydropower accounts for about 8%, nuclear power about 4%, solar power and wind power about 3%. The specific objectives are, hydropower installed capacity reaches 300 million kilowatts, nuclear power installed capacity 80 million kilowatts, wind power 150 million kilowatts, and solar power 20 million kilowatts.

Besides clean energy in China in 2020 accounts for 15% of total primary energy consumption, Clean energy by 2030 is set to become an important alternative energy, by 2050 to become the main energy.


Friday, May 7, 2010

China muffled people’s applause to Kim

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The attitude of Chinese people to Kim Jong-il has been turned 180 degrees from dislike to like in the past several months, although Chinese government tries to hide this fact to the world.

On May 7, 2010, China’s media reported China’s President Hu Jintao met with North Korea top leader Kim Jong-il. Only two hours after the news were published on Chinese portal sites and, near 2000 domestic Chinese had commented on the two sites for their welcomes to Kim. Some comments said they admire Kim because no one in the world has the guts like Kim who dares to say NO to U.S.

Worrying these comments may bring unhappy responses from the other side of the world, China let its media censors take quick actions. They deleted these web comment pages full of Chinese readers’ appreciations and welcomes to Kim and erased the web links on these relevant news pages for people to comment. Chinese people’s voices are turned off again as usual in China. Why did Chinese people totally change their attitude to Kim in the past several months is because:

First, they believe U.S. and its friendly countries are trying to ruin China’s economy by urging China to raise RMB exchange rate.

Second, they believe U.S. and NATO have contained China geographically by setting up military bases around China.

Third, they see U.S., NATO, even Russia are supporting China’s surrounding countries by arm sales to them, and these countries are using or going to use these weapons to claim resources and territories from China. Since 1989, China has been arms-embargoed by U.S. and Europe for more than 20 years.

Forth, they believe U.S. and Japan are using Taiwan issue, the Dalai Lama, and Rabiye Qadir to against China.

Fifth, they feel China is so lonely in the world, and North Korea is China’s only strategic buffer and a country can be called a little brother.

Not long ago, Chinese people did not like Kim due to his country’s hereditary on the position of the state head, but now they think national security and not so lonely in the world are more important.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Taiwan advertisement with magic power

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Beauties plus creative ideas are always magic power in advertisements. Recently, an advertisement of Taiwan weight-loss drink branded Every Morning Health demonstrated this magic again.

In the advertisement, a nice-shape girl went to the door of her former boyfriend for strip demonstration after 42 days of their break in relationship. The beauty and the creative idea made this weight-loss drink prevail in Taiwan almost over one night, and the two originally unknown actress and actor became popular accordingly. Please click the Youtube video below to enjoy the film.

The actress, Liao Xinyu, is a telecommunication sales associate. She is 27 years old/167cm/46kg. The actor, Zhang Kaijie returned to Taiwan from Japan three years ago. He teaches Japanese language and owns an attire shop in Taiwan. He is 30 years old/183cm/70kg.

Source: Taiwan TVBS

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Textile has paved way for China’s petaflop computer


Textile and supercomputer, the two irrelevant words are linked together naturally in China. China’s huanqiu network recently announced China’s domestic Loongson III processors will be used to build the upcoming petaflop supercomputer Shuguang 6000.

The Loongson III CPU is designed by Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) of Chinese Academy of Science and manufactured by Lemote Technology that is invested jointly by Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) of Chinese Academy of Science and China Jiangsu Menglan Group. The Jiangsu Menglan Group is a township owned enterprise that has a history of 30 years in a different field -- textile. Its brand Menglan was entitled with number one of China’s most influential brands in household textile industry. Chinese Ministry of Commerce has been fostering and developing it as one of China’s key export brands.

Under the fund from Jiangsu Menglan Group, its son company Lemote Technology has developed the Loongson CPU from model I to recent model III. It has also manufactured with these CPUs four series of products: Fuloong Mini-PC, Mailoong NC, Yeeloong Laptop, Hiloong Mini-Server.

Following the Loongson III CPU has been chose as the processor of China’s petaflop computer Shuguang 6000, China’s textile successfully paved way for the development of China’s supercomputer. China’s designing periods on new ships and planes will be sharply shortened after the petaflop computer utilization.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Why Ma Ying-jeou won’t ask U.S. to fight for Taiwan


In a CNN interview recently, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said Taiwan will never ask the United States to fight against China on its behalf. He said, "We will continue to reduce the risks so that we will purchase arms from the United States, but we will never ask the Americans to fight for Taiwan. This is something that is very, very clear." Ma also said, if the U.S. reduces arms sales to Taiwan below the current level, it will reduce confidence in this part of the world.

In the interview, Ma actually sent a message to U.S. as follows,

Keeping current status of the Taiwan Strait fits the greatest interests of the United States, and he is endeavoring on this with confidence. As long as U.S. maintains proper arms sales to Taiwan, Taiwan will have the ability to keep by itself the not united and not-independent status forward without a military fight from U.S. Otherwise, if U.S. reduces arms sales to Taiwan, Taiwan can hardly protect the current status of the Taiwan Strait, and U.S. will either fall into troubles to fight against China one day because of the Taiwan Relations Act, or lose its interests in Asia by seeing the reunion of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Marvellous views! The opening ceremony of Shanghai Expo

In the evening of April 30, 2010, Shanghai World Expo unveiled in Shanghai of China. Please enjoy the views:

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is the OTV easy to be disabled in space?


These days, just after the trial-flight of U.S. OTV X-37B, Chinese military fans have found a way to disable it. Their suggestion is as follows,

The OTV is not a manned space vehicle. It is still a UAV flying a bit higher (above atmosphere). Through a data link transmission supported by satellites and GPS, the OTV can find its own position or be commanded and remote controlled by the operator from the other side of the earth. Without satellites and GPS to transmit data, the OTV will be blind and deaf. Therefore, knowing the fatal weakness of the OTV, as long as we destroy or jam out the U.S. satellites or GPS that relay data to it, the OTV will lose its functions, just like a computer that has been cut off electric power.

Hi, my readers, do you also think the thing is really so simple? Should U.S. stop developing the OTV because of the threats from China’s anti-satellite technology?


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A fragrance outside of U.S. flower yards

Michael J. Forsyth, a Lieutenant Colonel and a field artillery officer of the U.S. Army is trying to figure out how Chinese military made his dream come true.

In 2003, Mr. Forsyth made a proposal to U.S. army in his article “Precision Launch Rocket System: a Proposal for the Future of the Field Artillery”. In the article, he expressed his opinion that the artillery central weapon systems need to be changed to precision launch rocket systems to better support all military operations. He said, current trends indicated that future warfare needs faster strategic mobility, more precise weapon systems, and less logistical consumption.

Today, his dream comes true, but it is not in U.S. Recently, China showed various kinds of its rocket weapon systems on the 12th Asian Defense Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia. There of, an A200 rocket weapon system has a circular error probability less than 10 meters if it launches to a target within a range of 200 km.

In the four-day exhibition, China also showed its guided artillery rocket system SY-400. From the video above, we can see, a SY-400 system has eight containers with solid-fuel GPS/INS guided rockets. They are mounted on a wheeled mobile launcher. The rockets are launched vertically and have a range of about 400 km. A reloading vehicle can reload the rockets stored in the containers with a crane.

Today, various kinds of Chinese precision artillery rocket systems indicated that China’s artillery technology has led the world. Because of the proposal to the U.S. Army seven years ago from the U.S. Lieutenant Colonel, Michael J. Forsyth, China’s success looks like a fragrance outside of U.S. flower yards.

Monday, April 26, 2010

U.S. strategy on resources to defeat hostile countries

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While Iran is exercising its military frequently near Strait of Hormuz, U.S. is preparing on new energy resources to defeat its hostiles not only Iran. U.S. preparation is mainly in the aspects of developing renewable and alternative energy, researching and developing electric and hybrid vehicles, and exploiting coastal crude oil.

Since President Obama took the office, U.S. has more actively been carrying out development on alternative resources, such as: solar, wind, geothermal, bio-fuel, nuclear, etc. The U.S. navy announced its Green Hornet fighters can use a fuel with 50% camelina is a best example.

To save fossil energy, U.S. inspires researches on electric and hybrid vehicles. Meanwhile, U.S. is upgrading its electric supply grid to fit for the vehicle-style transition. For example, the United States announced, April 16 of 2010, four billion U.S. dollars investment plans on smart electric grid technology.

Recently, Obama government also announced plans of offshore oil and gas development.This five-year plan started a system development on drilling offshore oil in United States after a 20-years of related ban.

All above will greatly reduce U.S. reliance on exotic energies, bring a sustainable development on U.S. economy, and increase domestic employment. Bases on this new energy development, U.S. will feel much easier to defeat its hostile countries in the future.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Chinese people: Wake up, Chinese authorities!


Aprill 22, 2010, China Qilu Evening News of Shandong province reported that Shanghai World Expo is going to fire more than 100,000 rounds of fireworks in the night of the opening ceremony, far more ambitious than the 80, 000 rounds used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The news waved up immediately on China’s websites a flood of criticism to Chinese government. Many Chinese people commented their discontents to such a wasteful luxury from their government.

One of the comments on China’s websites said: “…China is still very poor, the goal of three decades is only to build up an olive-shape social structure. Why do (they) spend so much money on these things that are unrelated to the people's livelihood? This is the behavior of disguising as a fat guy by punching the face to be swollen. The purpose of this is to let the world feel that China is flourishing and peaceful, so as to cover up the problems in domestic people's livelihood. China suffered a number of disasters these years: earthquakes, droughts, etc. Why (they) could not spend this large sum of money on the people who got hit (by the disasters). Or (they) should reserve this sum of money to use it on the people who need to be saved in the future. Chinese authorities should wake up!”


Thursday, April 22, 2010

A tour in North Korea (Part IV)

Travel in North

North Korean farmers living along the China-North Korea boarder all try their best to find jobs in the factories set up in North Korea by Chinese bosses. These factories use North Korean local fruit to produce fruit carbonated drinks. In Pyongyang they are sold about RMB 5 a bottle. It is a luxury to North Korean people.

What is the wages of these workers? Their Chinese bosses only give them RMB 10 per month. Because the reputation of RMB is high in North Korea and it is convenient to use, North Korean farmers have to pull strings to get jobs in these factories.

According to the investigation of World Food Programme (WFP), the average salary per month for a North Korean worker is U.S. cents 60—75, less than one U.S. dollar. People who live farer from Pyongyang are poorer. That is why so many people want to earn the RMB 10 per month. If the WFP investigation is correct, I will really feel doubtful to the salary of RMB 600 per month that the tour guide told me in Pyongyang.

In North Korea, RMB is really useful. People can buy things with it in China and then sell these goods in North Korea with higher prices. But North Koreans have to bribe the North Korean custom officials to take the goods home from China.
On the train back to China, someone tried to trade RMB from me with his won. The rate was RMB 1 to N-Korean won 70 (Official rate 1:17). One person from Liaoning province of China told me that RMB 1 can trade back N-Korean won 200 in black-market of Dandong of China! And even this, he said, it is still difficult to reach a deal with such a exchange rate, because who will want the worthless North Korean won?! (End)


A tour in North Korea (Part III)

North Korean Ice

Foreigners are banned to visit local shops, even a vendor stall that is just opposite a tourism attraction you visit. One day, I was really thirsty, so I asked a male tour guide in apprenticeship to buy ice cream in a roadside stall for us. A female tour guide told us he would be punished if his leader had discovered that he bought things for us. How much was the ice cream each in won? The tour guide refused to tell us.

The ice cream maybe was the most delicious one I had ever tasted--thick, savory, and slippery in mouth. North Koreans do not make false food. They do not have technologies to research out fodder additives for cow’s fast growing up. This is the first time I ate ice cream since the melamine-tainted milk was discovered in China. The taste of the ice cream was as good as that of the very expensive Luzon Mountain ice cream I had ever eaten in Philippine before.

Although we guessed each ice cream is worth several dimes of RMB, we still paid to the tour guide RMB 5 for each. There were 40 tourists on the bus. Totally RMB 200 was paid to him. How ecstatic the tour guide was!

The lives of people in Pyongyang are not too bad, but that of the people living in rural areas are terrible. North Korea is mountainous and lacks of arable land, so hard-working farmers without right tools and fertilizers are still not able to produce adequate crops for food. On the train to Pyongyang, I saw there are Army’s watchtowers in cornfields along the railway. These watchtowers are set up to prevent hungry farmers from stealing corn.


A tour in North Korea (Part II)

Shopping in North

The North Korea’s wealth gap between cities and rural areas is very large. The Capital Pyongyang is the best one for living. People there also have the highest average income. The incomes of the tour guides mingling with foreigners daily are the most enviable to the other North Koreans.

My tour guide told me her salary per month was more than 500 won, which equals RMB 30. What I feel doubtful is another tour guide told me his income was RMB 600 per month. If a person can earn RMB 600 per month in North Korea, I think it is very good, because many people living in remote areas of China earn much less than RMB600 per month! Is it really possible that there are 20 times of salary-difference between the two tour guides who do the same job daily? Did I hear wrong or someone lie to me? Hope my readers can also figure it out a bit for me.

As why North Korea do not allow foreigners to go into local shops, except that it does not want the tourists know how cheap the prices are for local people, the other reason I was told is the shops for local people lack of commodities. The glass cabinets there are always empty. The light-industrial goods they only have in local shops are mostly made in China. This would let North Korea lose face if foreigners had seen it.

The commodities in the shops for foreigners are not various either. They are mainly cigarettes and alcohols, art crafts, and small packages of ginseng skin-cream. Many Chinese tourists crazily snapped these small packages of ginseng skin-cream up as if they were free of charge. The shop women were deeply surprised by looking at this.


A tour in North Korea (Part I)

Tours to North

After China granted North Korea the Approved Destination Status, many Chinese tourists visited North Korea. What does North Korea look like? Let us read the following description (Part I--IV) from a Chinese tourist:

If you want to know the average income of North Koreans, you need to know the exchange rate of RMB to Korean won first. From the alcohol in the shop set specially for foreigners you can find out the exchange rate you want to know.

We know RMB 100 yuan equals Euro-dollar 10. In the picture, this bottle of alcohol is priced in both Euro dollar 10 and North Korean won 1700. From this we can get: RMB100 yuan equals North Korean won 1700, so the rate of RMB to N-Korean won is: 1 to 17.

In my experience to 52 countries and areas, North Korea is the only country that bans foreign tourists to go into local shops only accessible to North Koreans. Because of this, it is extremely difficult to get the consuming information of the local people.

Foreign tourists are limited in shops specially set for foreigners for shopping. The prices there are mainly labeled by Euro dollars, but customers are allowed to pay with RMB by timing the Euro dollar prices by 10.

North Korea is a country short of energy resources, so it needs urgently the money earned from tourists to purchase energy. Therefore, the commodities for foreigners are very expensive. North Korea worries that foreigners may be uncomfortable if they see the prices they pay for are too much expensive than the prices for North Koreans, so the shops for tourists are put far away from the local shops for North Koreans.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Iran creates something from nothing on SA-20s

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While Russia is postponing providing S-300 (SA-20) air defence systems to Iran under the pressures of U.S. and Israel, Iran suddenly showed its S-300 similar systems in the military parade in Tehran on its Army Day of April 18, 2010.

Some people guessed they are S-300s (SA-20s) from Russia, and some said they are cloned from China’s HQ-9. Both Russia and China have denied these rumors. Analysts believe they are just a fictitious army of Iran to deterrence a probable air raid from Israel.

There is a saying that “Military forces are never tired of applying tricks.” Probably, these “SA-20s” or “HQ-9s” are just a combination of trucks and hollow big pipes only. Iran has created something from nothing, the analysts said.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Is China ready for economic attacks from U.S.?


In the aftermath of the unhappy result to U.S. on the Nuclear Security Summit, China is preparing for defending probable economic attacks from U.S. Therefore, a series of measures are being taken in China including curb the sizzling real estate prices, raise the domestic retail prices of gasoline and diesel, and try to adjust its economic structure.

These days, Chinese government pushed out new measures on real estate market to limit on people’s speculative behaviours. The measures include higher thresholds of mortgage loans from banks and real name system for real estate purchasing. These measures are fast cooling down the overheated real-estate market and will stop overseas hot speculative money further blowing up China’s inflation bubble.

This month, China also raised its domestic retail prices of gasoline and diesel. It has enhanced China’s management on inflation anticipation and up-levelled China’s immunity to the risk of international price soaring on crude oil in the future.

In May of 2010, U.S. will decide whether Chinese government is a manipulator of its currency. To the probable anti-measure from U.S., China has decided to take it as an opportunity to change and modify its economic structure, although the process may be painful. China is adjusting its economic structure to one that less relies on exports.

To reduce risks from the devaluation of U.S dollars, China will reduce holding of U.S. treasury bonds and switch from mainly buying long-term U.S. treasury bonds to buying short-term ones. China will also change from mainly purchasing U.S. treasury bonds to purchasing famous brand names, shares of blue-chip enterprises in the world, for example, the Jeely and Volvo project. Meanwhile, China will invest more in world resources, for example, Venezuela Junin 4 block oil project, Canadian iron ore mining, etc.

China has been ready to slow down its developing steps to go through an upcoming painful journey in facing attacks from U.S. on economy.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

China’s OTH Radar Monitoring East China Sea

Fang Feng(below)

China has extended its radar detecting range to 300km along coasts. The radar bases along the coast of Zhejiang Province of China have been equipped with OTH (Over the Horizon) radars. Through them, Chinese military can detect and tracking aircraft and ships in the disputing area with Japan. The long-range radars can also be used for the early warning of ballistic missile attacks.

Although some people said they could guide Chinese ballistic missiles to strike U.S. aircraft carriers on sea, many people argued that these radars are useless during wartime because of their wide-aperture receiving-antenna arrays that last for one to two kilometers long. They are too long to avoid attacks.

March of 2010, Chinese PLA newspaper reported a chief engineer of the observation and communication brigade of China’s navy East Sea Fleet. His name is Fang Feng. Now he is taking charge of the OTH radar project along the China’s east coast. He is about 50 years old and was enlisted in PLA 30 years ago. During the past 30 years, according to the report, he was trained step by step from a military academy cadet, to a radar maintenance technician, finally to be a chief engineer of the OTH radar project.

He works very hard and has contributed almost all of his leisure time to his work. The report gave an example that he has only traveled with his family to tourism attractions once in the past 30 years, and He has also refused many high pay job offers from electronics related enterprises in China. Because of his hard work, he was decorated several times by Chinese navy.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

An explosive loaded RC Sub sank the ROK Cheonan


On March 26, 2010, the ROK warship Cheonan mysteriously sank in the West Sea of Korea. After an initial examination of the stern of the Navy corvette Cheonan 20 days later on April 15, 2010, the ROK military tentatively concluded that the corvette had not been hit directly by a torpedo but broke in two due to a bubble jet created by an underwater explosion of it. To this explanation, some analysts expressed their different opinion. They think the KOR warship Cheonan was more likely sunk by a bomb-armed RC sub, but not a proximity-fused torpedo as the ROK investigative team guessed.

Comparing with the proximity-fused torpedo, some analysts believe a high explosive loaded RC sub seems easier to conduct the attack to the corvette Cheonan. The Youtube video on the bottom of the article shows one kind of similar RC submarine. With today’s technology, this kind of sub can be absolutely explosive armed and modified to be wire controlled. It can be steered from a mother submarine and be detonated with an accurate distance under a targeting ship. Oppositely, it is not easy to conduct a not-directly-hit hit by launching a torpedo from a submarine, even if the torpedo used is a proximity-fused one.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why China firmly refused to revaluate its currency

RMB to US$

China’s President Hu Jintao refused RMB revaluation when meeting with U.S. President Obama in Washington nuclear summit. He said to Obama that China would not do revaluation on the Yuan exchange rate under the external pressure.

Hu’s stance indicates that China’s economic development has felled into a dilemma. China’s economy always relies on the three pillars: domestic consuming, exports, and investment from government. Since the global recession, decreasing exports and increasing unemployment has deeply impacted on the first two pillars of China's economy-- consuming and exports. Government stimulus package on infrastructure construction has attracted whole country’s individual money and bank loans to enterprises and individuals into real estate and stock market, and it has caused a huge bubble. It means the third pillar for China’s economy is nearly broken. A big inflation has been formed in China and the governmental stimulus plan has gone into its wrong end.

To survive from the world recession, China has to expect to release the internal pressure through exports. If China raises the RMB exchange rate to U.S. dollar, one of its pillars--exports will entirely down and the unemployment rate will vertically soar up, that equals China blocks its only way out and kills itself.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What Singapore tells us on the world economy?


Singapore is mentioned as a thermometer of the world economy because of its special economic structure. Its economy consists of exports, imported goods refining for international consumption (manufacturing), and tourism, and totally relies on the world. One sneeze of the world finance would let Singapore get cold.

Through this thermometer, we have seen the dawn of the globally economic recovery. Singapore on April 14, 2010 revised its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast this year as the country's economy reported a strong expansion of 32.1% in the first quarter. Singapore expects its economy to grow at 7 percent to 9 percent this year, but not the earlier 4.5 percent to 6.5 percent forecast.

To prevent from the possible inflation brought by the fast growth of the local economy, Monetary Authority of Singapore suddenly announced on April 14 one-off currency revaluation on Singapore dollar to raise its exchange rate to US dollar 1% higher.

This action is expected to slightly reduce the world needs on Singapore’s exports, refine manufacturing, and tourism products and find a smooth economic growth in local. This year, Asian economy is still a leading factor on global economic recovery. Singapore has told us the global finance has come to the timing of just before the sunrise.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

China infuses vitality into North Korea

North Korean

China finally get mature and know which queue it belongs to and what it should do on the world stage. One prove of this is, it has recently granted Approved Destination Status to its neighbor North Korea. China is re-amending its friendship with North Korea from the bottom of the heart after almost 20 years of keeping a distance with this small neighbor.

From now on more and more Chinese tourists will infuse vitality into North Korean economy, and North Korea will have more and more Chinese currency to trade back what it wants from China.

North Korea has many tourism attractions to Chinese people, especially to the people born between 1930s and 1970s. These people read many textbooks and watched many movies in China regarding Korea War of 1950 to 1953, but many of them never have a chance to go to North Korea. The world’s negative media reports about North Korea also has been advertising for attracting Chinese tourists to have a look there.

According to Chinese media, it is prohibited for Chinese tourists carrying computers with communication function, mobile phones, shortwave radios to go into North Korea. Related electronic products have to be stored at the Pyongyang airport. The tourists are not allowed to leave their tour group without permission. No picture is allowed to shoot towards restricted and not-allowed-to-visit places, and usual photographs have to been taken under the permission of North Korean tour guides. When visiting Kaesong, Chinese tourists are not allowed to greet to North Korean soldiers there.

Chinese tourists have a special feeling to North Korea due to the Korea War. China-DPRK Friendship Tower is a must-visit tourist attraction, which was built in October 1959 by the Chinese People's Volunteers to commemorate the battle-killed Chinese soldiers in the Korea War. Pyongyang the capital of North Korea is another attraction for them to see beautiful young traffic policewomen and unique views. Panmunjom, the office for the signatures of the Korean Armistice Agreement, and Myohyang-san Scenic Area are also the favorites of Chinese tourists. A seven-day trip costs about RMB5000—6000 (USD700—850) according to the Chinese media.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Why U.S. needs a nuclear-free world

Nuclear Security Summit

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit from April 12--13, 2010. The summit will mainly discuss how to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism. For the reason why U.S. has decided to support and promote the new policy of a nuclear-free world, some Chinese analysts expressed their opinions as follows,

First, nuclear deterrence is invalid to terrorists.

Due to lower threshold of nuclear weapons technology today, the terrorists could made at least "dirty bombs" if they had got radioactive nuclear material. If it were set off in the center of a major city, it could bring large-scale casualties and result in hundreds of years of non-accessible biological "black hole" in the city center. Nuclear weapons have not brought security to the United States but threats from terrorists.

Second, U.S. conventional military forces are strong enough.

The United States enjoys overwhelming conventional military and also has 16 strategic international straits and waterways, which can be controlled during any wartime. To meet the existing challenges in the world, the United States is mighty enough to only rely on its conventional military superiority. In contrast, if other countries have nuclear weapons, the U.S. conventional military superiority will be restrained by the other nuclear powers. North Korea is a good example of this.

Third, maintenance and storage of nuclear weapons are not easy.

Because the U.S. military think nuclear weapons can only be used as a deterrent, and they are almost impossible to be put into a real combat, the status of the relevant units for the nuclear weapons storage and maintenance in U.S. military are deteriorating. Therefore, the United States has a number of incidents from the safety management of nuclear weapons since 2006. The United States may believe that since the effort to properly maintain a large number of nuclear weapons is unsustainable, why not gradually reduce and ultimately end the dependence on nuclear weapons. Moreover, if the United States promotes the gradual reduction and even the total elimination of nuclear weapons, it will also help ease the financial crisis the U.S. government is facing in the global economic recession.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Why the Snow Dragon returned with low profile?

Snow Dragon Returned
Snow Dragon

Totally different from its high profile setout half a year ago, Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon that returned to Shanghai of China on April 8 of 2010 from Antarctica looked so unnoticeable. It is difficult to find relavant news if you were not on purpose to look for it in the Chinese news media.

It is not the normal way Chinese media usually do, especially there is a female ship-pilot on board who is the first woman chosen to do such a job to South Pole and was highly praised by the media when the Snow Dragon started this journey on October 11, 2009. From that she disappeared from the focus of the media and the low-profile return of the Snow Dragon, analysts guess some unhappy things might has happened between the leaders of the crew on board and their communist bosses on shore regarding the female pilot on board during the past six months.

The woman is only 27-year old. Her name is Xie Jie-ying. Before being selected as one of the four pilots of the Snow Dragon to Antarctica, she was a teacher of Shanghai Maritime University located in Shanghai of China.

Xie Jie-ying on board

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The consequence of Tulip Revolution told us


Five years ago, the people who had launched the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan never expected today’s consequence. Researching the cause we found, today these former political talents are washing away by another “Tulip wave” is because they forgot a simple rule after they went on the stage. That is “Water can float boats and sink boats too”. Here, the water is the people who used to follow these “Tulip” politicians five years ago, and the boats are the country power once in the hands of these “Tulip” politicians.

Since the success of the Tulip Revolution five years ago, the friction in Kyrgyzstan between the government and the parliament had never been stopped. These Kyrgyz politicians put most their energies on how to grip more power and get more benefits for themselves, therefore, the constitution of the country was changed back and forth, and useful plans for economic development could not be passed due to the tension among these politicians. Because of worse country’s economy plus bureaucratic corruption, People live at the bottom of the social community felt more and more frustrating and finally lost their patience. Additionally, the aftermath of the Tulip Revolution was unluckily right caught by the world economic recession, which further worsened Kyrgyz finance and deepened the social crisis there.

The lesson from Tulip Revolution told us, the economic development is the foundation of the political stage of a country. Politicians and their root people are just like boats and water. Water can float boats and can also sink boats too.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Asia-Pacific Blue Paper 2010---A recent world seen by China

The Blue Paper

On April 6, 2010, The Asia Pacific Research Institute facilitated to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences officially released the Asia-Pacific Development Report (2010), usually called the Asia-Pacific Blue Paper. The Blue Paper reflected to some extent China’s points of view to the recent world.

It concluded three main risks China is facing: imbalanced state of mind of some big countries, suspicions and concerns from the surrounding countries, and Asian economy. The following is the translated summaries of the risks described in the Asia-Pacific Blue Paper 2010,

First, Imbalanced state of mind of some big countries

In 2009 China was ranked as the world's largest exporter and its GDP was approaching the size of the second in the world. In facing of China's rise, some big countries’ imbalance on their mindset has been intensified and awareness of protection enhanced. The countries with such feelings objectively increased the risk of China’s security by stirring up nationalist feelings and manipulating behind the affairs such as Sino-Indian border dispute, Sino-Japanese East China Sea dispute, Sino-Australian Rio Tinto spy controversy, the North Korean nuclear issue, the conflicts between Myanmar Government and its ethnic people in the northern region of Myanmar, which caused a large-scaled cross-border refugees, and China’s Xinjiang up-rise on July 5th of 2009, and so on.

Second, Suspicions and concerns from the surrounding countries

The speculation of international community, from the China Threat Theory to China's Responsibility, from U.S. stakeholders to G2, to some extent exacerbated suspicions and concerns of the surrounding countries to China. G2 was a hot speculation of the international community in 2009. It not only overestimated the influence of China in international affairs, but also misjudged China’s basic orientation on its foreign policy that does not seek domination in the world. More importantly, it led some neighboring countries trying to push the regional large powers and bring in extra-regional powers to balance China's power. By the end of 2009, former Prime Minister of Singapore called on the U.S. to balance China in Asia reflected this mindset. In the South China Sea disputes, the relevant countries can be seen in a similar attempt.

Third, Asian economy

The international financial crisis has passed the worst period, but there are still many uncertainties for global economic recovery. So far, the Asian economy is the world leader in the process of economic recovery, at least in 2010. The Asian economy is expected to be still the fastest growing part of the world. In facing of the economic optimism in Asia, we must pay attention to future risks. Asian economic recovery has benefited from the governments’ economic stimuli. In fact, from the start of 2009 the regional increasing rate of asset prices generally higher than that of the rest of the world, such as stock prices, real estate prices. Even the rapid rise in world gold prices is closely associated with the hedging behavior of Asian investors. How to continue to loose monetary policy and curb the risk of asset bubbles is a tough problem facing Asian monetary authorities.

May the translated summaries above regarding the China’s Asia-Pacific Blue Paper 2010 useful to my readers.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Destroyer Yi Sunshin, a focus of global navies


On April 6, 2010, South Korean Destroyer DDH975 Chungmugong Yi Sunshin has successful caught up with the Oil tanker Samho Dream hijacked by Somali pirates. Samho Dream is heading for the coast of Somalia.

The warship Chungmugong Yi Sunshin carries an anti-submarine helicopter Super Lynx, a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), and 30 UDT-Seal combat members.

There are 24 sailors on the hijacked tanker. Because the action with forces would put the crew at great risk, the usual way for the naval forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden after hijacks is they only move close to the pirate lairs where the vessels have been anchored to monitor them until the tankers are released.

The whole world’s navies are waiting to see whether South Korean navy is superior than or just as same as them, especially Chinese navy after the DeXinHai incident last October.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Remembrance of my parents 怀念父母

Today is April 5th, the Festival of Pure Brightness (Qingming) in China. There, it is a celebration of spring, and also a day to look after the resting places of deceased ancestors, late relatives and late friends.

My parents 彭曙东 and 樊丽生 both passed away in Shanghai in the summer of 2009. When they were alive, they always taught and demanded me being an honest and integrity person. They loved me very much and always expected me to be a useful man in Canada.

The resting place of my parents is located in Chang An Cemetery 长安墓园, Jiading city 嘉定, Shanghai of China 中国上海. They will be alive in my heart forever.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Why Obama called to China on the fools’ day

On April 1, 2010, U.S. president Obama made a phone call from the Air Force One to China’s president Hu, after a sudden reversal of US-China relations regarding Google, the RMB exchange rate, climate protection, trade friction, the Iranian nuclear crisis, arms sales to Taiwan, and the Dalai Lama since the beginning of 2010.

In the call, the two pledged to increase the cooperation between the two countries. According to the media, the Obama administration will defer a decision on whether to name China a currency manipulator until well after Hu visits Washington for the nuclear security summit. The media also said, Obama reassured Hu that the US fully adhered to the one-China policy and would continue to recognize it.

Analysts believe, U.S. took the moves above is trying to tell China that U.S. expects China’s cooperation on the summit, but, if China does not support sanctions against Iran on the summit, China would get trouble again from U.S.

Some analysts believe China won’t agree a harsher sanction to Iran on the summit due to its distrust on U.S. and its consistent strategy. China may think U.S. is just trying to use it on the Iran issue, and it would be the next top target of U.S. if Iran were gone.

Mostly, a new round of quarrel between the two countries will breakout soon after the summit. Therefore, President Obama’s call on the Air Force One will be only a call on the fools’ day of 2010.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A joke of the fools’ day from China


Today, the fools’ day of 2010, Chinese media said that Chinese navy’s build-up no-threats to ASEAN countries.

The media cited the words from a PLA expert, Senior Colonel Chen Zhou, a researcher with the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences, "ASEAN countries should be assured that China's development of its navy is only to maintain the country's own maritime interests and regional peace and stability, …".

Mr. Chen’s statement obviously is a joke of the fools’ day to the understanding of the ASEAN countries, because they know China has territorial issues with them, such as: Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands in South China Sea. Some ASEAN countries have already started their exploitation on oil and gas reserves there for decades. Therefore, that China tries to “maintain the country’s own maritime interests” certainly is a big threat to them.

Usually, a guarantee made on the fools’ day won’t be trusted. ASEAN countries certainly treat the no-threat guarantee from China as a joke, and China is also smart enough to know this. After all, China knows, say something is better than say nothing.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indian LCH looks better than WZ-10


The military fans of the world appreciated the Indian LCH much than China’s WZ-10. That is because Indian LCH showed its elegance and advantages to the world with high profile, not like China’s WZ-10 keeps hiding and leaving many rumors behind it.

In the evening of March 29, 2010, a light combat helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited successfully completed its first trial flight. During 20 minutes of the flight, the Indian media said, the LCH’s performance met the requirements.

The Indian light combat helicopter started to be developed in 2006, weighs about 5.5 tones, and features a certain ability to avoid radar detection. It can fly at a height of 6,500 meters and has a maximum range of about 700 km. Besides its advanced mission and weapon systems, its glass cockpit and nice shape makes it really enjoyable to the military fans from the world.

Please click the picture below to read the features of the LCH of India.Features of Indian

Charity Better Than Police Cars

Shanghai Police BMW

Shanghai Expo is going to open in Shanghai of China from May 1 to October 31, 2010. Recently, Shanghai Police set a new regulation that people who buy kitchen knives in Shanghai during the Expo period have to leave their ID information to the knife stores for the police to put it on file.

Giving ID information to a shop for buying a kitchen knife there is unbelievable to some people in some region of the world, but it will really happen in Shanghai of China during the Shanghai Expo. To a certain extent it reflects some social crises at the bottom of the Chinese society.

On March 30, 2010, another piece of news attracted people’s eyeballs that 22 BMW Brand patrol cars were added into the team of Shanghai Police. The 22 BMW 530Li sedans were presented by the BMW Automobile Group to Shanghai Police for their duties during Shanghai Expo.

I do not think Shanghai Police lacked of 22 patrol cars before. The market price of a BMW 550Li car in China ranges from RMB410, 000 to RMB680, 000 (USD61, 194 to USD101, 492). Accordingly, the total value of the 22 BMW cars can be up to two million of U.S. dollars. To a society in which exists leaving ID data to a shop for buying a kitchen knife there, it would be much respectable if BMW had donated the car money in China to do something for the weak at the social bottom there.