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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yelp Reviewer Caught On Camera

I am curious if this is actually the same person.

If it is, wow.

If it is not, also wow.

 Basically, a person wrote a negative review about a Chinese restaurant. The Chinese restaurant then showed the person only spent 22 seconds in the restaurant, before leaving supposedly. And released the video. The person is claiming it's not them.

The person has now closed their Yelp account.

Caught on camera: Lying Yelp reviewer exposed as having spent only 22 SECONDS in Chinese restaurant he gave bad write up - Daily News

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Southland's Christian School Buyer Update

The school my daughter went to, Southlands Christian's Schools original campus was sold to a Buddhist group.

I just found out in Taiwan, Tzu Chi, has had some type of scandal going on that is being fueled by Social Media. Information in English is limited.

This is the nicest article I saw...

Tzu Chi has admitted errors; it's time for compassion - Want China Times

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Chinese Backed Rail in Israel

I am surprised that China is backing a rail line in Israel.

China seeks strategic foothold in Israel - dw-.de

The continued threat of economic boycotts targeting Israel hasn't deterred China from forging ahead with a new freight rail link through Israel. The planned link could provide an alternative to the Suez Canal. 

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Xi's Corruption Campaign Comes to the US

From what I am reading, China's government is now working to go after corrupt officials that are in the US. Currently, the US has no extradition treaty with China.

Xi’s Purge Comes to America - The American Interest


Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawsuits in Arcadia over McMansions

I am surprised at the amount of comments, 29 so far.

A group called, Save the Arcadia Highlands, is suing to stop construction of two large mansions in Northern Arcadia. They are using the CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act. I note on their website, at least one of the members is Chinese. Arcadia is 59% Chinese, and have been attracted by the excellent school district. I grew up in Monrovia, next door, so I am very familiar with Arcadia.

Arcadians Suing to Try and Stop the Mansion Boom - Curbed Los Angeles

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

China's Robot Problem

China's Robot Problem

Interesting article, that brings up a lot of questions on what impact this will have on China's economy in the future.

Moore's Law states the number of components in a chip can double every two years. This means in two years, you will be able to buy a computer that is twice as powerful for the same price you would pay today. This applies to most computer based devices, including smart phones and robots. This means that Robots every year are getting smarter and cheaper. And Chinese wages are increasing every year. And we will see what impact 3D Printing will have in the future.

China’s Robot Problem - The American Interest

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NY's Largest Chinatown Sunset Park

A+ article about Fujianese in Brooklyn.

I love this quote:

Principal Ruth Stanislaus was amazed when one kindergartner’s mother said, in faltering English: “My son must go Harvard.”

Hardworking Fujianese immigrants use the borough as a launching pad to the middle class.
City Journal

Key Points:
  • As of 2010, Asian Americans’ median household income was $66,000, the highest of any demographic group in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center.
  • Sunset Park's Chinatown is now the largest NY Chinatown. Larger than Flushing or Manhattan. I have family that lives in Flushing.
  • Smuggling can costs $50,000 or more
  • Reverse Migration, where parents send their kids back to China to be taken care of. I have seen this.
  • Sunset Park and Borough Park zip codes had among the largest number of acceptances at the city’s specialized, competitive high schools.
  • No matter how poor they are, parents find a way to get their fourth- or fifth-graders into test-prep classes.

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