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Tagged With: China

ANIMALS Good-by, Beautiful Monkey!

NO CHANCE! The gen pool is too weak with not even 30 animals, this glorious monkey, one of the most beautiful, can’t survive. The Chinese try to save this rare rainforest dweller on their island of Hainan, but on the other hand Hainan is rapidly and recklessly developed into the Chinese riviera, an ideal hotspot … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS … And Now Poor Harmless Pangolin!

THERE IS AN UNPRETENTIOUS MARKET-VILLAGE IN MYANMAR, in the north, close to the Chinese border, called Mong-la. It became the international center of the PANGOLIN trade. June 2016: Customs investigators confiscated in Hong Kong stupefying 4 tons of Pangolin scales, which means: over a 1000 animals had to die for this smuggled load alone. I’m … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY 1 The Old Man’s Useless Banknotes …

I TOLD YOU IN MY BLOG, REMEMBER: In some parts of Zimbabwe (in the capital Harare and the mining districts) the Chinese currency Yüan is the accepted money.  Because the Chinese are slowly taking over the devastated country of the senile dictator Robert Mugabe, 94, and the Yüan is an internationally accepted financing tool. The … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 4

  IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Fourth chapter: The rough figures – and the sad reality! More than 30 000 elephants are slaughtered annually in Africa, one every 15 minutes. … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 3

IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Third chapter: When governments in Africa sell seized ivory, the sale of illegal tusks increases! On she surface it doesn’t make any sense, … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 2

IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Second chapter: The poachers are the badly paid killers only, the real heavies, making the big money, are in government or backed by it! … Weiterlesen »

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NORTH KOREA The Story Of My Postcards …

OF COURSE I DID MY BEST AND KEPT MY PROMISE! Bought typical aggressive postcards – three hands squeezing a US rocket and a GI – and typical aggressive stamps – the communist national flag (exactly the propaganda articles they like to get from this strange country), wrote something the North Korean censors wouldn’t mind (and … Weiterlesen »

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ART Stay Where Ai WeiWei works …

THE CHINESE ARE SO GOOD, they are to fear!!! My god, how clever have they transformed a rusty industrial complex, a dinosaur of chimneys and pipes, production halls and gas tanks, melting ovens and scrap yards into a pulsating art and entertainment scene, called the 798. You can walk for miles (if you desire so) … Weiterlesen »

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ART AI WeiWei Is Top, But Du Zhenjun …

WHAT A SMASHING QUARTER, this new Art District in China’s capital! Squeezed into a former industrial complex, with nearly 100 galleries and as many bistros and bars. Ai WeiWei has his workshop there too, with his usual, provocative and hard to understand art, but on the other side of the Street, in THE WHITE GALLERY, … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT Newly Discovered

I saw it in an African camp: The Luci Lamp. From China naturally but nevertheless – the system convinced me. It looks ugly, like a piece cut from a transparent plastic sausage. Less than 10 inches (24 cm) in all directions. It comes as a disc, you blow it up, put it into sunshine, the … Weiterlesen »

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