Sloppy Enforcement

Two young men suspect a fruit seller of tampering with his scale to cheat customers. They proved it on video and reported them to the authorities only to be greeted by sloppy, even apathetic enforcement.

Fortunately, netizens made the video go viral. The Department of Industry and Commerce was forced to act and admit its failure to act and even commended the duo for their actions. However, do note that what’s said in front of cameras may be very different from what’s done off camera.

The pragmatic and business-minded people (and that probably includes conniving officers on the ground) will hate these guys and accuse them of 唯恐天下不乱. Heroes like them rock the boat and threaten the secret of China’s economic miracle.

Tailor Made Humans – Evolution at Warp Speed

Evolution used to be only concerned with the study of natural history. It is now concerned with a technology that will determine the future of all species – at warp speed.


Stephen Hawking predicted that we would soon be on our way to “self-designed evolution”. He wrote:

“We will be able to change and improve our DNA. We have now mapped DNA, which means we have read “The Book of Life”, so we can start writing in corrections.”

But for Hawking, the slippery slope didn’t and wouldn’t stop at curing devastating diseases such as his own affliction, a slowly progressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Hawking believed that eventually, scientists would use techniques such as CRISPR to modify or enhance traits like intelligence and legislation will never be able to catch up with the ambitious and unethical.

The path to genetic superiority will be available to wealthy elites, putting them in conflict with humans who had evolved naturally. Hawking continued:

“Once such superhumans appear, there are going to be significant political problems with the unimproved humans, who won’t be able to compete. Presumably, they will die out, or become unimportant. Instead, there will be a race of self-designing beings who are improving themselves at an ever-increasing rate.”

Which country will take the lead in this technology? Obviously, the one that has been selfishly cultivating a skewed gender population for centuries. It’s the same principle – just on a whole new level.

Wei Jing Sheng 魏京生

The godfather of democracy in China, Wei Jing Sheng 魏京生, telling America that the country has done nothing to protect democracy activists in America. Mr Jing had rejected US citizenship. He still considers China his home even after having lived in the US since 1997. His struggle against the CCP began early as 1978 during Deng Xiao Ping’s time. The first time he got into trouble was for writing an essay pasted on a wall entitled The Fifth Modernization (第五个现代化). Having spent a total of about 14 years in jail, his knowledge and experience dealing with the CCP is vast.

America has its ethics and values. The US government must not seem like a hypocrite, but how can one remain gentlemanly when dealing with hooligans?The hell with what they “counter preach” about freedom of speech and human rights which only you have to observe. Censor then as they would censor you. That’s only fair. You can’t let your own values put you at a disadvantage. America had been a complete hypocrite in his “war on terror”. People didn’t care. The hell with human rights when you’re dealing with terrorists. But this time, America is grossly underestimating the bigger threat not just to itself but also maritime ASEAN.

All of China’s enlightened military commanders have been dismissed. Highly influential ones like General Liu Ya Zhou have been arrested. Fighter jets and warships had made aggressive moves in disputed areas. America should wake up and listen.

It’s A Duck, Not A Rat

A student at a school in Jiangxi Province discovered a rat head in his lunch provided by the school. He took crystal clear videos of the rat’s head, showing its teeth, whiskers and ears. After he had uploaded the video on social media, the school authorities reported the matter to the police and jointly announced that after investigations, it was determined that the item shown by the student was actually a duck neck and not a rat head.

In response to that, Chinese netizens like this teacher made the following video. He showed his students a picture of a rat, telling them it’s a duck. Those who agreed with him (the very few who didn’t raise their hand) could run one round less than the rest. He then gave them another chance to earn the right to run one round less than the rest. Those who still disagreed with him and willing to run one round more to insist on telling the truth had to step out.

This time, it’s a small minority. The teacher said not quite correctly that it’s a test of independent thinking. Actually, all the kids were capable of independent thinking. It’s just that after realising that they might suffer if they told the truth, they went ahead to toe the official line.

You Are A Part Of China

In spite of all the official denials, the truth on the ground is really something else. Westerners are too lenient, too naive, too careless. Seriously, they need to be a lot more concerned than this.

The 20 Days After The Massacre

All the while, the interested parties have been paying too much attention to the Tiananmen massacre that took place on 4 June 1989. Prof Xin tells us that there are actually 4 phases in this uprising. The final phase took place in the provinces outside Beijing. People had gone berserk, rioting on the streets and for the first time since 1949, openly called for an end to CCP rule.

The world had missed a golden opportunity to help China democratise. Too much attention was focussed on the “stars” at Tiananmen, most of whom had already fled the country, swarmed by journalists. The biggest threat to the party actually came from protesters who brought the revolution to the next level in the 20 days following 4 June. If the free world had reported on and supported the protesters before they were rounded up and summarily executed, Chinese history might have taken a different course from then on.

Hunger Games

It’s has happened during Covid lockdowns, but interestingly, it’s becoming even more common these days. Scavengers are stealing food offerings to departed ancestors and spirits. According to Chinese law, offering are not considered rubbish and taking them away from graveyards is an act of theft.

But as a kid, I’ve often seen my elders remove edible offerings and serving them at the dining table after prayers. The rationale is that food should not be wasted just as some homeless guy in the video explained. If you’re the one who have left food offerings on the altar or tombstone, would you mind if some homeless person helps himself?

But I guess that’s not the real worry. The real worry is, are we going to see a repeat of the Great Famine?