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    12 Nov

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    30 Oct

    Brazil destroys Amazon

    What has happened till since we posted first about the Belomonte dam :  Google locator : 3.1158 , 51.7958


    Reposted from : http://africasiaeuro.com/wordpress/?p=1852

    Belomonte, Brazil, President Dilma :  All seems to point towards Brazil s president Dilma who gave her approval towards the all out destruction of the Amazon.

    We are following further developments on the ongoing destruction of the Amazon. We continue from “Brazil destroys Amazon” – Belomonte

    Fresh press by AMAZONWATCH Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Occupy Belo Monte Dam Site Amazon Watch, International Rivers, Movimento Xingu Vivo\

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 23, 2012

    For more information, contact:\r\nBrent Milliken, +55 61 8153 7009, brent@internationalrivers.org\r\nVerena Glass, +55 11 9853 9950, veglass@uol.com.br

    Altamira, Brazil

    Indigenous peoples affected by the controversial Belo Monte dam complex now under construction along the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon have occupied a coffer dam that cuts across channels of the river since last Thursday June 21.

    Warriors from the Xikrin and Juruna indigenous groups arrived from the Bacajá River and Big Bend of the Xingu River in order to occupy one of Belo Monte”s main dams and work camps, expressing dissatisfaction with the blatant disregard of their rights and the dam building consortium”s non-compliance with socio-environmental mitigation measures. The groups independently organized the action and are demanding the presence of the Norte Energia (NESA) dam-building consortium and the Brazilian government.

    The occupiers come from a region of the Xingu downstream of Belo Monte that will suffer from a permanent drought provoked by the diversion of 80% of the river’s flow into an artificial dam to feed the dam’s powerhouse.

    The indigenous peoples are outraged that promised actions by government-led Norte Energia  many of which constitute legal obligations of environmental licenses issued for the Belo Monte complex  have not been implemented. According to protest leaders, a program designed to mitigate and compensate impacts of the mega-dam project on indigenous peoples and their territories known as the PBA (Plano Básico Ambiental) has not been presented in local villages as promised.

    The protestors also claim that a promised system to ensure small boat navigation in the vicinity of the coffer dams has not been implemented by NESA leaving them isolated from Altamira, a market for goods and the main source of healthcare and other essential services. The interruption of boat transportation along the Xingu is expected to force indigenous peoples to open up access roads to their villages, provoking further pressures from illegal loggers, land speculators, cattle ranchers and squatters.

    According to the Xicrin and other indigenous leaders, the coffer dams at Pimental have already compromised water quality downriver on the Xingu due to siltation and stagnation, making it undrinkable and unsuitable for bathing. Norte Energia promised to install wells and potable water distribution systems in indigenous villages, but no such works have been carried out.

    The protestors at Pimental also point to the lack of legal recognition and demarcation of several indigenous territories in the area of influence of Belo Monte, such as Terra Wang Juruena do km 17 and Cachoeira Seca, all legal prerequisites for dam construction.

    The protestors camping out at the Pimental coffer dam on the Xingu are calling for immediate suspension of the installation license for Belo Monte.

    Text written by men assembled in the Bacajá village in the Trincheira-Bacajá indigenous territory declared:

    Stop this and let our river run. Let our boats navigate the river. Stop this and let the river run so that our children can drink and bathe in its waters. If they build this dam the river will become ruined, its waters will no longer be good. The river will be dry; how will we be able to navigate and travel?

    Let the river run so that our people can continue to hunt in the jungle so that our children and grandchildren can eat, so that the river runs freely and we can fish in the early morning to nourish our children.

    Our studies were poorly completed and now you speak of a dam. We do not like this. The Basic Environmental Plan [to mitigate social and environmental impacts] has not even begun to be implemented and they are already building the dam. We do not like this. We want this Belo Monte dam to stop once and for all! (Translation by anthropologist Clarice Cohn.) ..Bianca Jagger :


    This video was uploaded by @aldormgomes : \r\n”Quote : Gathering of more than 300 indigenous leaders from 18 different ethnic groups of the Xingu Basin with leaders of the Movement Xingu Forever Alive in the village  (MT) to discuss the impacts that the construction of Belo Monte poses to their livelihoods. United by the Xingu, join forces to resist the Belo Monte, marked by lawlessness in the licensing process and human rights violations.”

    Xingu Brazil people of the Amazon in peril on Twitpic

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    30 Oct

    Taiwan, Taipei, near City Hall

    Taiwan, Taipei, near City Hall, According to my friend An,  a super Steak House

    (Chinese : French – German good) English name : Fine Herbs google locator : 25.039931,121.562781 – worst of Taipei ‘s steakhouses Yesterday afternoon tested.

    Call this a major culinary disaster in Taipei. Telling all folks : Stick to the renowned Restaurants when you want to eat continental food, like T.G.I.F. which is good of value.

    Attempting to explore will land you where it landed me. Chinese people may have a taste for Chinese food, but Steaks isn’t necessarily within their range of expertise.

    So far the worst and most expensive place I have visited in Taipei. (Will go back to send you a photo to warn everybody) more on the disaster : techtravelnews

    culinary disaster in Taipei city hall – Fa – De – Hao – ” Fine Herbs ” – Steak house’




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    18 Oct

    The Mandarin ‘s jacket

    A mandarin ‘s jacket

    A mandarin jacket designed to help cheat in exams is presented by a collector in Laizhou, East China”s Shandong province, Nov 16, 2010.


    From a distance it is just a ropey-looking mandarin jacket, even on close inspection few would suspect it is really a specially designed overcoat for cheating during imperial exams, the highest-level exam presided over by the emperor, in the Ming Dynasty (1369-1644 AD).

    “It caught my eyes once I saw it at Mr. Ren”s,” said Mr. Song, the current owner of the jacket. “There are about 50,000 Chinese characters written on both sides, and the content is about ”The Four Books and Five Classics” (a series of Chinese classical works).”

    A 50-cent coin placed on the jacket shows eight characters huddled within the 1.5-centimeter diameter. “He even annotated in the context with much ado,” Mr Song added.

    “Generally it takes three or four years to complete this,” a staff member with the city”s museum told the journalist. “It is also the first time we find clothes used for exam cheating.

    “‘Cheating Mandarins’, ‘A mandarin jacket designed to help cheat in exams is presented by a collector in Laizhou

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    18 Oct

    The Ebola virus mutates

    The Ebola virus – Menace to mankind

    (part 1 – http://africasiaeuro.com/wordpress/the-ebola-virus-mutates/#comment-115 )

    What do we know, and what is being published – are two different things.

    For one – no government wants to create panic. Absolutely not. If this should happen, we are all going to be affected, at least indirectly – in one way or another.

    Reasons :


    • Travel – We all sit in waiting lounges, going to public bathrooms, crossing thousands of fellow travelers, and we sit – for hours – near a stranger in a plane.

    When I took the journey ( bit.ly/heinzrainer-kindle ) to the Ebola areas, I was not aware of imminent dangers. Somehow, however I had always a bad notion that the conditions encountered spell disaster.

    I entered the rain forest with two companions from the Western part of the Ivory coast ( North of Liberia ) and found horrific conditions, encountered dangers at every corner ( the book written – bit.ly/what-henry-africas-kindle ) .

    Since undertaken this journey my outlook in life has changed. I have noticed how precious life is . In the wilderness one ‘s life is worth nothing.

    Even in the 21st century people still live in the stone age, killing and devouring other fellow humans is not a fiction or tell tale, it is reality. Within the areas traveled to there are tribes that hunt for chimpanzees, or monkeys, among others.

    You may have read about ‘ bush meat ‘ consumption, the reason why Ebola has become so rampant. I won’t mention ‘fruit bats’, as they are even eaten in the capitals.

    There are many, many street and other food stalls near the road side, over land routes, that sell ‘ bush meat ‘. Bush meat is the preferred form of animal protein in Africa. Not only in afflicted areas, no, it is all over.

    One can see roasted Antelope ( Dykers, Bongos ), Guinea fowls, Frankolins ( partridges ), Togo hare ( wild rabbits ), wild Teal ( black wild duck ), Wild cats ( Africa civet ) , Pengolins and Armadillos( Chinese people are crazy for it), Servals, and – monkeys – including chimpanzees. ( It never was a surprise to me learning about the killings of the great apes – Gorillas.

    In northern parts people consume Elephants ( no two ways about it ), hunting them with poisoned arrows and follow the Elephant till it collapses. After that, the whole village will gather and cut off their junks of meat, carrying it back to the village, drying it (above smoking fires – some horrific conditions). Another delicacy is the African python and the Guinea viper. More you will read in my book. One never can imagine what I have seen – with my own eyes. (Hunting the African python is another harrowing story to tell)

    Now what can I tell you- the stories I can write about will keep me busy for the next 20 years. Harrowing tales from hunters will keep this subject alive. ( Below – hunters killed this beautiful young Bongo antelope, returning from the bush at dusk. )


    Hunters returning from the Bush

    Hunters returning from the Bush


    Hunters in Africa

    Hunters in Africa


    • Risks – There are no risks ‘ they ‘ say for anyone – unless you come in touch with so called ‘bodily fluids’. Does this not sound familiar to you? Its bodily fluids. The virus can only be transmitted this way. I for one do not believe any of the crap I read in the media. I use other sources – from doctors on the ground, publications from the region, friends from the region affected, and publications from experts who are not biased or manipulated.

    Many of us believe the crap that is written by those journalist who get their fat payroll and are asked what to write in return. There are many such journalists that came forward, and their numbers are increasing.

    So what to believe and who to believe ? I think caution is the key here. Two days ago I spoke to a close friend in West Africa who told me: ( I relate exactly the words ) :

    “ We do not greet people as before. This means we do not kiss – pecks, hug, even shake hands is taboo now. We stay mostly indoors.” (And these are big time socialites, every party, each cocktail, and functions one can find them.) They are from the upper class society. So, in order to clarify, we know that precautions are taken within the areas in West Africa even where Ebola has not had appeared. Does this amount to fear, or unnecessary precautions? The people don’t think so. They practice safety.

    • What does the future hold – For one thing, I go according to my intuition. Read the publications coming from the stricken areas themselves. Doctors, Medecins sans frontiers, Epidemiologists – like the Russian expert Dr. Ivanovski Butenko : http://bit.ly/ebola-facts-11 Such experts are not going to lie for they are not being bribed.

    The Chinese army has also dispatched specialists to West Africa – and have developed an experimental vaccine called JK-05.

    • Risks of infection – this is the most controversial issue today. From our observations in Africa for over thirty years, washing hands wherever and whenever you have contact with other humans, touching rails, benches, shortly everything other people have touched before you, is a wise thing to do. Using hand sanitizing gels and liquids for regular use is recommended. If you can stay away from big gatherings is also a good thing to do. Sure, one may sound almost paranoid. We take the reports we have on the ground as our guide.

    Remember – not only Ebola is a risk, we have numerous other pathogens – amongst them Cholera ( yes, as we speak of it, many people are dying in West Africa, and not in countries where Ebola is rampant. ) Typhoid – as common as Malaria – Typhoid afflicts two thirds and more of the populations. Many are dyeing from Typhoid infection due to lack of health facilities and medications. In the center of Ghana I contracted Typhoid ( and the north is always more risky ) whilst working on a project in the north I had severe tummy pains and as a result went to the local health facility of Bolgatanga district. The nurse on duty ( no doctor available at 03.00 a.m. ) gave me a shot of Chloramphenicol, a dose of Metazole (Flagyl), and paracetamol tablets. It helped me eventually I had to switch to quinolones (Antibiotics) eventually before symptoms vanished. As we speak, our friends tell us that many patients are dyeing in Korlebu Hospital in Accra from Cholera.

    The Ebola virus mutates

    More worrisome news

    The Ebola virus is mutating. According to the voice of Russia, the Ebola virus is changing.

    The virus causing Ebola has begun to mutate. It already has more than 300 varieties.

    Researchers estimate that these mutations contribute to the rapid spread of the disease and prevent the development of a universal vaccine. The head of the UN emergency mission for the fight against the epidemic of Ebola Anthony Banbury admitted that the battle waged by humanity against Ebola virus took until the top.


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    17 Oct

    Jinta County find

    ‘2010-11-26 12:38:48′

    ‘A new section of the ancient Great Wall built in the early Han Dynasty has just been found at Jinta County, in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

    A new section of the ancient Great Wall built in the early Han Dynasty has just been found at Jinta County, in northwest China”s Gansu Province.

    The finding comes from a field research program on the pre-Ming Dynasty Great Wall. So far, the Han Great Wall ruins discovered in the remote western parts of the country span 320 kilometers.

    The section was found in a desert in Jinta, near Yumen City, said Tao Yule, deputy curator of the Jinta Museum. Judging from the ruins, the fortification was built of pounded sand and desert shrub branches. A clear shape and winding direction are still visible after more than 2,000 years. Half of the section is in fair condition.

    Jinta County is located in the mid section of the Hexi corridor in western Gansu Province. Hexi refers to the region west of the Yellow River to the West Lake in Dunhuang, over 500 km from the Jiayuguan Pass.

    Field research on the early Great Wall kicked off this March and recently concluded. In addition to the 24-km Han Great Wall, new findings also include 18 balefire stages and 4 military defenses.’, ‘Han Great Wall Ruins Found in West China”s Gansu’, ‘A new section of the ancient Great Wall built in the early Han Dynasty has just been found at Jinta County, in northwest China’s Gansu Province.


    ‘Art – Do you love art?’

    I found pleasure in collecting precious art on porcelain.


    On many occasions did I visit their simple workshops, sometimes in freezing conditions, sometimes in scorching heat. I am drawn to them for the beauty they create.

    Timeless, everlasting. Their work will remain when they are long gone. We honor them, we owe so much to them for letting us share their vision and beauty.

    Art AAE

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    17 Oct

    Lao zi

    Master of Taosim

    ‘2010-12-02 02:31:47′

    ‘The reason that can be reasoned is not the ever-one Reason The name that can be named is not the ever-one Name, Nameless, it is the mainspring of the Cosmos Named, it is mother matrix of Nature. So be without desire to behold its inner enigma And be within desire to behold its outer image. The two are paired: enigma, image Emerging the same, Diverging in name. Their sameness is the riddle Riddled dark with riddles, The entryway to outright enigma. Tao te Ching

    Bei Chan Shi, China


    Laozi – Tao te Ching’, ‘The reason that can be reasoned is not the ever-one Reason The name that can be named is not the ever-one Name, Nameless, it is the mainspring of the Cosmos Named, it is mother matrix of Nature.

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    11 Oct

    Junshandao island of lost souls

    Junshandao – island of lost souls

    reblogged from our own first wordpress blog

    Compilation of an well known traveler

    Green are the lawns, overhanging shadows of a 1000 years gone by –

    The Island

    Covered in thick, impenetrable fog, so deep,  mystical, hiding the deep secrets of the lost souls of the two empresses.

    Perhaps one should leave them to rest. Venturing out on the Island is not for the faint hearted. Except a few villagers gathering around their usual Temple place, engulfed deeply into their daily Da-Mahjong games, no other soul is in sight.

    Bamboo forest of lost souls

    Bamboo forest

    Bamboo thicket

    Almost an eerie feeling overcomes me ; in solitude I wander down the path in the sunken jungle of thick, dense Bamboo forest, no sound but the cracking of undergrowth, and branches above the rain saturated soil. At an instance I pause, was there not a faint sound, almost a whisper I hear ?

    I stand in silence, listening to the distant whispers. Spoken in an unfamiliar Mandarin, I cannot make out. I am in the middle of the Bamboo thicket that stretches from one side of the island to the other.
    The rain is drizzling down on me, leaves scratching, as  I move towards the sounds, slowly, trying to avoid to create any noise.

    Bamboo thicket in forest of lost souls

    Bamboo thicket

    Bamboo thicket 2

    Meanwhile I realize I have lost track of all directions, with all lush green around me. Flashes of memories from a time gone by come to my mind, sedans and people, dressed in ancient attire, with guards marking in front an back. Tiny, yet immaculate, faces of the past, could they be Ehuang and Nvying ?

    Suddenly, as it came, the whispers have stopped. Shivering, the cold, wet surrounding, some miles away from all human dwellings, stumbling across the thicket, lost in thoughts –  lost in time.
    For a second a faint shimmer of light filtering through the foliage. No trail, no footpath, still hearing the faint sounds, far away in the hills that surround the Bamboo, junshandao the Island of the lost souls.

    Bamboo forest of lost souls

    Bamboo forest

    Bamboo forest of lost souls

    Unaware – my premonition – returning to the spot where Emperors landed thousands of years ago, Dongtinghu, its waters come into vision, its shores stretching 100 s of square miles, far away the Imperial Fleet guarding the oncoming vessel carrying Emperor Shun and his entourage. Faint the silhouettes of Ehuang and Nvying, in vain attempt to make out their husbands, who were left on the island. Almost visible sadness, heartache overcoming the imperial concubines, giving in to fate.

    Lake on island of lost souls

    Dong ting hu

    lake on Island of lost souls

    Dongtinghu, tales of the lost souls

    Dong ting hu

    Dong ting hu


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    07 Oct

    africasiaeuro textile machines, and exploring of other fields – About Heinz Rainer

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    05 Oct

    Hong Kong bong – new dawn

    FOREWORD : Excuse the grammatical errors contained in this document. Translation from Chinese into English causes some difficulties
    The statement of the Hong Kong publication does not reflect our opinion.

    We are of the view however that Hong Kong will not remain the same if demonstrations will not cease.
    We also must stress that there were no free and fair elections in Hong Kong for the past 100 years, during British colonial rule.

    Further news will follow here as soon as they have been made public.

    Hong Kong bong – new dawn on horizon?

    Old Hong Kong during English colonialist rule

    Old Hong Kong during English colonialist rule

    Hongkong execution 1895

    Hongkong execution 1895

    Hongkong signboard 1925

    Hongkong signboard 1925

    Hongkong Star Ferry Terminal

    Hongkong Star Ferry Terminal

    Hong Kong has received a fair share of my travel expenses over thirty years. Always there was excitement and interest – combined with high expectations when visiting the former colony.
    Come and go we always enjoyed our stays, whether one week or several weeks.
    Are we seeing a turn of life in this hyped up bastion of capitalism ? Or are we seeing a continuation of lavishness, luxury and exorbitant lifestyles.
    Good question. For nobody can know the outcome of the ‘political upheaval’ that has engulfed the city.
    The latest in a series of bad omens came in form of statements made by the Chinese government.
    The Hongkong ‘Trend’ magazine made public the latest plan of how the Chinese government will deal with the problem, not unexpectedly. It continuous to quote
    It was due to the perseverance of the Hong Kong people who are grateful to have received the yellow ribbon, and to selflessly be engaged, succeeded in getting an early ownership of Hong Kong.

    Guangdong leader Zhang Dejiang, issued the strongest warning: if necessary, Hong Kong’s one country, two systems will be suspended “,” after a week of protests intensified, after a 3rd and bloody conflict.

    The latest issue of the Hong Kong “trend” magazine revealed that if the mass political upheaval in Hong Kong continues, martial law will be imposed in Hong Kong.

    The socialist ‘ “Liberation Army daily” 3rd Division, also rare in people’s Liberation Army Hong Kong garrison, news headlines, reports PLA recruits training in Shenzhen, emphasized the troops “loyal Patriotic Party” issued a threatening signal to demonstrators which is obvious.

      According to the “trend” magazine reported that Chinese Communist Party Zhang dejiang, member of the standing Committee of the national people’s Congress Chairman of Central Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Coordination Panel chaired on 15th may, conveys the Politburo decisions relating to the situation of Hong Kong, said it will consider, if necessary, to stop Hong Kong ‘s, “one country, two systems”. Reports said Zhang dejiang pointed out at the meeting, starting from the first day of the return of Hong Kong, and that Hong Kong has not been quiet for a moment ever since.

      A unit anti-return, insisted three a in the British unequal treaties, and continued effective on the habits of forces and extreme anti-political forces, and in foreign official political forces, and international anti-total organization supporting manipulation “Xia”, set off a wave of political storms, public clamor “change only can also political Yu people”, and “resist red of degrees self-determination”, and “Hong Kong self-determination package”, and “universal uprising”,. (includes some grammatical errors due to translation mistakes)

      Zhang disclosed at the meeting, the CPC Central Committee, on whether Hong Kong will experience a most unfortunate situation is globally ready to deploy, such as chaos, announced the suspension of “one country, two systems”. Reported said, will Shang announced has CPC Central Committee, and State and CMC developed of should Hong Kong incident of strategy, stationed in Hong Kong forces was ordered to in several situation Xia out martial law:
    1) is occurred mass political moving mess, with the SAR Government paralyzed, the security sector lost control, and maintenance of social normal order and reported to the Central government is approved;
    2) 2) is foreign political forces joined the public, and led local political forces, fully contributing to the Hong Kong mess, targeting the Central government, and to make Hong Kongs political entity a target, SAR Government has to runaway;
    3) 3) is occurred mass armed riot. Vandalism has killed, and warned Hou there is still no evacuation;
    4) 4) is impact, and occupation Central stationed in Hong Kong contact Office, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs stationed in Hong Kong correspondent Office, by warned Hou not evacuation, and security sector runaway;
    5) 5) is impact PLA stationed in Hong Kong forces base, and port, and camp, by warned Hou invalid, and runaway; six is impact occupation airport, and port, and points, and traffic hub, security sector warned Hou invalid, and runaway. In Hong Kong “campaign” everywhere at the same time, the Communists ‘ “Liberation Army daily” 3rd “,” Hong Kong defender “faith commitment to a strong military to serve” as its theme, based on eve of recruits trained in Shenzhen to Hong Kong article, “lay a solid command of soldiers listen to the party’s ideological and political foundation” of information.
    Reports said, PLA troops stationed in Hong Kong thousands of recruits have been trained, “let the party’s voice became FORTISSIMO barracks to ensure that forces absolute faith, absolute purity, absolute reliability”, the Hong Kong protesters warning significantly.
    United States Joseph Fewsmith, a Professor of political science and international relations at Boston University (Joseph Fewsmith) pointed out that Beijing is likely to increase the control of Hong Kong, for sport will not make any compromise. According to foreign media reports, Hong Kong accounted for before the start of SSD have led several autonomous systems personnel sneaked into Hong Kong prohibiting mainland people to participate in, and monitored, planned anti-…
    Report and said that, at the beginning of March in anti-, and sent armed police in civilian clothes were in Guangdong province to visit Hong Kong. Data source:



    Harbor Cheung Chau

    Harbor Cheung Chau

    roasted ducks

    roasted ducks

    Fire engine Hongkong

    Fire engine Hongkong

    Hongkong Nathan road

    Hongkong Nathan road

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