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Hey everybody!

 

As I wrote in previous post and as everybody probably knows, it has occurred a horrible Tsunami in Japan.

The Tsunami will have many different effects on society as well as international trading in Japan. The Chinese production of different colours got very effected by the Tsunami in Japan when the companies in Japan which made pigments to the colours could not continue their production due to the natural disaster. This problem continued to the car industry. Many car manufactures buy their colours from the companies in China which in their turn buy their pigments from Japan. As you probably have figured out, the Chinese companies cannot provide the car manufactures with the specific colour because of the fact that they cannot make them without the correct pigments, which effects us consumer when we wants to choose colour on our new car. Therefore car manufactures has been forced to make their colour range smaller.

Hopefully Japan will handle this disaster as best as the situation allows and they will be on their feet again as soon as possible. So if you are going to buy a new car with a special colour, raise money to charity which goes to Japan and you will get your car faster!

 

Erik

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Hello everybody!

 

I will begin this post with a video, the uploader did chose a very good name for the video “Tsunami Japan Black Wave of Death”.

China has – as I wrote in the news post – given assistance to Japan, both in economic way and send rescue teams.

 

When I was trying to cone up with something to write about, I realized that China is not that far from Japan, and when having in mind that the earthquake measured 8.7-9.0 on the Ritcher scale  (depending on source) I wondered if the earthquake/tsunami affected China in some way. Which it did. I found this article, I might not look as one of the most reliable sources, but hopefully it is all true.

Quotations from the site:

“Tremor was also felt by residents of Beijing, China.”

“According to Kyodo news agency report, black smoke visible from the tops of buildings in the Tokyo area, Odaiba. In addition, power cuts are also conducted along the Yamagata Prefecture.”

 

Erik

“Enrique! Holla at them”

Today, I have done some quotations from Wikipedia that explains how the Chinese government manage to block websites. Everything is copied from this site, so if you want further knowledge, just follow the link!

The apparatus of the PRC’s Internet repression is considered more extensive and more advanced than in any other country in the world. The governmental authorities not only block website content but also monitor the Internet access of individuals.

The censorship is not applied in Hong Kong and Macau, as they are special entities recognized by international treaty vested with independent judicial power and not subject to most laws of the PRC, including those requiring the restriction of free flow of information.

“The Golden Shield Project (Chinese: 金盾工程; Chinese: jīndùn gōngchéng) is owned by the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS). It started in 1998, began processing in November 2003, and the first part of the project passed the national inspection on 16 November 2006 in Beijing. According to MPS, its purpose is to construct a communication network and computer information system for police to improve their capability and efficiency. According to China Central Television (CCTV), by 2002 the preliminary work of the Golden Shield Project had cost US$800 million (equivalent to RMB 6,400 million or €640 million).

The Golden Shield Project is part of what is sometimes known outside of mainland China as the Great Firewall of China (in reference both to its role as a network firewall and to the ancient Great Wall of China). The system blocks content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through. It consists of standard firewalls and proxy servers at the Internet gateways. The system also selectively engages in DNS poisoning when particular sites are requested. The government does not appear to be systematically examining Internet content, as this appears to be technically impractical.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis and at the University of New Mexico said that the Great Firewall is not a true firewall since banned material is sometimes able to pass through several routers or through the entire system without being blocked.

Erik

Shortpost 2.1

Hola!

This will be the continuous post on the Shortpost 2 which was not really worth its name (it was not really short.)

Anyway, let’s continue on the topic, which is the connection speed in China.

You might expect China, the world’s largest online market, to have the fastest internet connection speed in the world, right?  That is wrong, very wrong. According to the statistics that www.pingdom.com has managed to make, China is in the 41st place in the world.

Here is a very interesting post about Facebook

“In most countries today, Facebook is either the most popular, or second or third most popular website. The social network has reached such widespread popularity that it can these days only really be compared to Google, the only other company that can brag about a similar reach.

But Facebook isn’t in the top everywhere. There are still several countries where Facebook hasn’t been able to reach a dominant position (at least not yet).

Which countries? Read on to find out.”


Erik

Shortpost 2

Hello everybody!

Today it is time for another attempt to make a short post. I can tell that I slowly – very slowly – have begun to learn how to not write a 5-paragraph essay every time I want to write about something here on the blog.  That is how it is when your brain constantly asks questions and you cannot stop to write until you have written one of those 5-paragraphs essays.

Do you have one of those game consoles which I talked about in my previous post? Maybe you are one of those full-fledged fps online gamers who knows that a single little lag can result in you pressing the mouse just a thousand of a second too early, with the result that someone else steals your kill? Or you maybe you are that kind of person who knows everything that is happening on Facebook.  You might also know the deadly consequences of not being the first person who likes a photo or the first person who comments on a cool picture of a friend.

If you had lived in China, you would have had none of those problems. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube etc. are blocked in China. You would need a higher knowledge of how to “hack” if you want to reach these sites.  If you were one of those fps online gamers, China would not be a good place you either. As I wrote in this post here, game consoles as PlayStation 3 and Xbox are also banned.

The list of blocked sites in China, Wikipedia

My main point in this post is actually to write about the internet connection speed in China. The connection speed is the main factor which decides how fast your computer will load/download a page or a file.

I have once again managed to complete the Mission impossible instead of not completing it, which was my purpose… This is way more than 250 words! That is why I will stop this post here, and the next post will be about the connection speed in China.

Here is a cliffhanger!

Erik

Shortpost 1

Hi everybody!

This is an attempt to make a “shortpost”. My ability to make just short posts is very limited as you might have noticed. That is why I will try a new thing today. I am going to write a post with a limitation. It has to be at least one paragraph and it will not have more than 250 words.

The high-speed rail in China, or the 中國高速鐵路 as I use to say – 😉 , is a very modern railway system. It is actually the world’s longest high-speed rail network. It is 8,358 km long, including one part which is 1,995 km (1,240 miles) long.  On this part you can experience a  speed of 350 km/h (220 mph)…

Here is a video which reveal the Chinese secret, “how to fit more people into a train than the physical laws allow”.

Or as the comments on the video say, “Would suck if you were in the middle and your stop was next…” and “stupid video, this is from Japan”.

Both of them are probably true.

Did I manage to follow the rules of a shortpost? YES I DID!

Erik

Welcome to another thrilling post! In this post I will be talking about how the Chinese government trying to solve the “car problem” in China.

As we all read in class, China is a country full of pollution, both air and water pollution occur. China’s government has quite recently make an attempt to decrease this amount. The Chinese government began with one of the most important factors which results in pollution, cars. The attempt that the Chinese government made is, after all, an attempt to lower the pollution output in a long-term perspective which will not result in immediate results. However, we all need to start somewhere.

A report from a Swedish magazine tells us that in 2020, 9-10% of the world’s fleet of cars will be powered by an electrical engine. That might sound like a failure when having in mind that there are already fully working electrical powered cars and hybrids.  It is a good step in the right direction, though. Although China is a very positive exception in this case, the magazine expects that half of China’s whole car fleet will be powered by an electric engine in 2020.
To ensure this, the Chinese government has already begun to offer large subsidies to China to develop in a direction towards that impressive percentage.

Here is a Swedish concept car, a Volvo C30 plug in-hybrid.

Erik