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January 7, 2013

At noon on Monday, Brad Pitt joined China’s massive microblogging service Sina Weib oand issued a short missive as open to interpretation as his Chanel No. 5 ads.

“It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming…” Pitt posted in his verified account.

The words sent his Chinese fans into a tizzy. Within hours, his profile gained over 101,000 followers, over 30,000 retweets and more than 13,000 comments on the service that has 400 million registered users.

With China’s rapidly growing movie market, a Hollywood celebrity popping up in Beijing or Shanghai has become a common sight. Keanu Reeves was seen wandering the old hutong alleyways of Beijing last year.  Months earlier, Gwyneth Paltrow jumped onstage and started singing at a Beijing nightclub.  Even Louis C.K. showed up to do his routine for packed crowd at a Peking Opera theater back in June.

But Pitt has never been seen in China.  Pitt has been effectively barred from entering the country since he starred in the 1997 film “Seven Years in Tibet,” where he portrayed the young Dalai Lama’s Austrian tutor. At the time the Chinese Foreign Ministry took issue with the film’s sympathetic portrayal of the now exiled 14th Dalai Lama and the negative depictions of Chinese soldiers in Tibet.

The “Banned From China” distinction is one Pitt has shared with the likes of Richard Gere, Martin Scorsese and Harrison Ford, all big Dalai Lama supporters.

One excited user named “chrinore” wrote back in English to Pitt’s post, “Oh my god! It is really a big surprise. and welcome!! hope u use (Weibo) frequently.”

It’s not yet known whether Pitt is actually coming to China, but there is speculation that if he does it might have to do with the fact that Pitt is a brand ambassador for the French fashion house Chanel.

The tech blog TechinAsia.com points out that “lots of celebrities from around the globe have joined Sina Weibo – mostly for social marketing purposes.”

The fact is not lost on some Weibo users like “SuperBusyEveryday” who sarcastically wrote: “I see Brad Pitt’s coming to China to do business…”

China, after all, is the fastest growing luxury market in the world.

It is worth noting that Pitt’s “Seven Years in Tibet” director Jean-Jacques Annaud, who was previously banned from China as well, was welcomed last year to chair the jury at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

from:  http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/brad-pitt-hints-hes-coming-china-122437322–abc-news-topstories.html

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Brad Pitt was born on December 18th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_pitt

December 18th, 1963

December 18th

12 + 18 +2+0+1+2 = 35 = his personal year (from December 18th, 2012 to December 17th, 2013) = Guarded.  Giving you a heads up.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

35 year + 12 (December) = 47 = his personal month (from December 18th, 2012 to January 17th, 2013) = Famous.  Internationally known.  The future.

47 month + 7 (7th of the month on Monday January 7th, 2012) = 54 = his personal day = Hint.  Open to interpretation.  Clever.  Verified identity. Retweets.

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Monday December 24, 2012               6:37 a.m.

China will open the world’s longest high-speed rail line next week when a link between Beijing and the southern metropolis of Guangzhou is inaugurated, officials said on Saturday, underscoring its commitment to a trouble-plagued transport scheme.

The 2,298-km (1,428-mile) line, parts of which are already in operation, will begin full service on Wednesday, halving travel time to less than 10 hours on trains which will run at 300 kph (186 mph).

The new route offers a chance for China’s railways ministry, which has been dogged by scandals and missteps, to redeem itself.

A July 2011 crash of a high-speed train killed 40 people and raised concerns about the safety of the fast-growing network and threatened plans to export high-speed technology.

“We have developed a full range of effective measures to manage safety,” Zhou Li, head of the ministry’s science and technology department, told reporters on a trial run from Beijing to the central city of Zhengzhou.

“We can control safety management,” he added.

Last year’s accident near the booming eastern coastal city of Wenzhou occurred when a high-speed train rammed into another stranded on the track after being hit by lightning.

Rail investment slowed sharply in the wake of that accident and state media reported earlier this year that the government had cut planned railway investment by 500 billion yuan to 2.3 trillion yuan under a five-year plan to 2015.

But that may reflect cuts that have already taken place as the Ministry of Railways has raised its planned investment budget three times this year as part of government efforts to bolster a slowing economy.

The ministry plans to spend a total of 630 billion yuan in 2012 and has been given clearance to sell more bonds to finance the investments – one of the few outright spending commitments made by the central government in a slew of project approvals worth $157 billion which have not specified how they will be funded.

The approvals include 25 rail investments, state media say.

Despite its expanding network, the Ministry of Railways struggles to make money. It suffered an after-tax loss of 8.8 billion yuan in the first half of 2012 in the face of rising operating costs and mounting debts.

However, the government says it remained committed to building high-speed railways between its major cities, with China eventually planning to run them into Russia and down to Southeast Asia.

“High-speed railways are needed for national development, for the people and for regional communication. Many countries have boosted their economies by developing high-speed rail,” Zhou said.

China said in May it would open up the railway industry to private investment on an unprecedented scale, but private investors have been sceptical.

The need for funding is acute. China still needs billions more in rail investment to remove bottlenecks in cargo transport, ease overcrowding in passenger transport and develop commuter lines in its sprawling megacities.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/24/uk-china-railway-idUSLNE8BN00O20121224

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Wednesday December 26th, 2012

December 26th, 2012

12 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 43 = Ribbon cutting ceremony

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25 December 2012              05:01 ET

A Chinese man has rammed his car into a group of schoolchildren, injuring 13, state media have said.

The man reportedly packed his car with firecrackers and a gas tank and tried to set the vehicle alight.

State-run Jinghua Times said the students, in the northern Hebei province, were leaving school for a lunch break when the car hit them.

China has seen several attacks on schools in recent years, including a knife attack two weeks ago.

In the latest incident, three children were seriously hurt and 10 others were treated for minor injuries, Xinhua news agency said.

The Xinhua report named the man as Yin Tiejun, 48, and said his daughter had been murdered three years ago.

He apparently told police he had been dismayed after a court failed to jail all of his daughter’s killers.

Police said Mr Yin had tried to set his car on fire with a bottle of diesel after crashing into the children.

But he denied the firecrackers and gas tank were part of an attempt to cause an explosion.

The incident, at Fengning middle school, happened on Monday but was only reported later on Tuesday.

A spate of deadly incidents at schools in 2010 sparked nationwide panic.

Several of the attackers appeared to be men with grievances against the authorities.

Officials characterised them as mentally disturbed men.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20841390

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Yin Tiejun

795 295135                46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = Innocent kids.  Personal history.  The past.

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22 December 2012              01:24 ET

Elaborate state-funded banquets have been banned for China’s top military officials, state media has reported.

The move comes after a diktat from central government earlier this month that aimed to curb extravagance and tackle corruption.

Xinhua news agency says receptions for high-ranking officers will no longer feature luxury banquets or alcohol.

The diktat, passed on 4 December, has also now sparked similar rules for civilian officials in Beijing.

The Communist Party’s Central Committee, which includes civilian and military personnel, dictated eight ways that officials needed to change their working practices.

In line with the diktat, the military has now ruled out welcome banners, red carpets, floral arrangements, and souvenirs.

Officials will also no longer be allowed to stay in luxury hotels during inspection tours and vehicles will not be allowed to make excessive use of sirens.

“Military Commission officials are also required to discipline their spouses, children and subordinates and make sure they do not take bribes,” the Xinhua report said.

In a separate report, Xinhua said the Beijing Municipality had become the first local authority to introduce the rules for its civilian staff.

Beijing officials on business will now have simple buffets, rather than banquets.

China’s new leader Xi Jinping has repeatedly warned of unrest if corruption and perceived privilege within the Communist Party are not tackled.

The country’s political leadership has been rocked by a scandal involving Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing party leader once seen as a candidate for top office.

His wife has been jailed for murdering a British businessman and he awaits trial on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20822813

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December 4th, 2012

12 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 21 = Seeing the bigger picture.

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November 12, 2012

If you’re looking for some good news out of this North Korean rocket launch — aside from the new details that it might not have been totally successful — may we introduce you to the over-enthusiastic North Korean newswoman who first announced it? Seriously, watch this:

According to ITV, the anchor says, “The second version of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday. The satellite successfully entered its preset orbit.” Because North Korea is all secretive about letting any news out of the motherland (aside from rocket launches and unicorns) ID’ing this North Korean Dick Vitale has been difficult (we’ve reached out to sources there and will report back with more about this mystery woman). But we managed to put together a few things about her and why we like her so much:

She’s a Disciple of Ri Chun Hee: Known as “Pyongyang Patti,” Ri Chun Hee first came to prominence for her thunderous voice. “North Korea’s anchorwoman becomes famous: Her voice is even more powerful than cannons!” is how the Chinese television show Tiexue described her.  “The joke is that her voice is so frightening that it can scare North Korea’s enemies,” wrote China Smack. So, yes, Ri had a bit of a fan club. Ri, according to news reports, retired earlier this year. But you can hear the resemblance, right?

from:  http://news.yahoo.com/north-korean-anchorwoman-unveiled-rocket-launch-amazing-160041696.html;_ylt=AkvVfpNQUTudzztWs.ourU3Nt.d_;_ylu=X3oDMTVxMXNqbG9tBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDMWM2Nzg3OTEtZTIxMS0zNTRkLTk4NjMtNWMyNGM4MzFiNjEzBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyAzRiYjQ4M2MwLTQ0NzUtMTFlMi1hZGI5LWVkODEwNzA4YTBmMw–;_ylg=X3oDMTJyazRndXV0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNmQyNjY0NTQtMWRmOS0zNWUyLWIzOGMtZDQ5YzVlOWEwYmUxBHBzdGNhdANwb2xpdGljcwRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Ri Chun Hee

99 3835 855              55

 

her path of destiny = 55 = Insightful.  Mind-blowing.  Having a way with words.

 

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12/11/12           11:33 AM ET EST

A teenage girl set herself on fire on the grasslands of an ethnic Tibetan region in western China, becoming the eighth child to self-immolate to protest Chinese rule over the region, rights groups said.

Wangchen Kyi, 17, self-immolated and died in China’s western Qinghai province Sunday evening after calling for the long life of the Tibetan people and their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, according to the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet. The group cited reports from exiled Tibetans in contact with people in the area.

Activists say more than 90 people have set themselves on fire in Tibetan areas since February 2009, with an upsurge in recent weeks. The vast majority have been in their late teens and 20s. Activists say the self-immolations show growing desperation over what the protesters see as the marginalization of Tibetan culture and religion under heavy-handed Chinese rule.

China maintains it protects Tibetans’ rights and that the region has enjoyed “leap-frog” economic development in recent decades. Beijing has increasingly sought to crack down on the protests, which it says are inhumane acts instigated from abroad by the Dalai Lama and his supporters to put pressure on the Chinese government.

The Tibetan government-in-exile on Monday reiterated denials of involvement and publicly invited Chinese authorities to send a team to their headquarters in Dharamsala, India, to investigate the allegations.

China accuses the Dalai Lama of wanting to split Tibet off from the rest of China, but he says he seeks real autonomy for Tibetans, not independence.

The Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said in a commentary Tuesday that the Dalai Lama could have prevented self-immolations simply by calling for them to stop, but that he won’t do it.

In an interview in October posted on the Dalai Lama’s website, he said it was difficult to judge whether the method of self-immolation was right or wrong.

“I am quite certain those cases who sacrificed their own life for sincere motivation, for Buddha dharma for wellbeing of the people, from the Buddhist view point, from the religious view point, it is positive,” he told NBC. “But if these activities are carried out with full anger, hatred, then wrong. So it is difficult to judge. But anyway it is really very sad, very very sad.”

Tibet and surrounding ethnically Tibetan regions have been closed off to most outsiders, and firsthand information from the areas is extremely difficult to obtain.

London-based Free Tibet also reported Sunday’s immolation, which took place in Dokar Mo township in Zeku county, but said the student was 16 and gave a slightly different spelling for her name. Free Tibet said an estimated 3,000 locals attended her cremation service and that she leaves behind her parents and two sisters.

The Zeku county propaganda department on Tuesday confirmed the self-immolation, but gave no details. Calls to Dokar Mo township’s government and to the county police department rang unanswered.

The International Campaign for Tibet said Wangchen Kyi was a conscientious student and chose to set herself on fire on nomadic grasslands because she feared her body would not be returned to her family if she self-immolated outside a government building in the town.

According to tallies by both rights groups, she is the eighth person under 18 to self-immolate. Four are known to have died, including the youngest, a 15-year-old monk called Dorjee. He set himself on fire last month along with two 16-year-old monks in Aba prefecture in southwestern Sichuan province.

Police in that province announced the arrest over the weekend of a monk and his nephew on accusations of inciting at least eight Tibetans to conduct self-immolation protests, allegedly recruiting them with assurances they would be “heroes” and that they and their families would be “honored” afterward.

Recent Chinese media reports have said that such instigators could be charged with murder, but it was not immediately clear if the monk and his nephew would face those charges. Police in Sichuan declined to comment on the case.

A U.S. statement last week accused Beijing of responding to Tibetan immolations with tightened controls over their freedom of religion, expression and assembly. China’s Foreign Ministry said it had complained to Washington about the comments and said China protects the rights of Tibetan people to maintain their traditional culture and religious freedom.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/wangchen-kyi-tibet-self-immolation_n_2277004.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Wangchen Kyi

51573855 279              57

 

her path of destiny = 57 = Heartbreaking.  Condolences.  Very sad.

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10 December 2012                05:35 ET

A police chief in China accused of keeping twin sisters as mistresses has been sacked, state media report.

The allegations against Wusu City police chief Qi Fang – including claims he gave his two mistresses police jobs – emerged online last week.

He was removed from his post on Saturday and is being investigated, Xinhua news agency quoted local party officials as saying.

He is the latest official to come under internet scrutiny over his behaviour.

The allegations against Mr Xi first appeared on a popular website in Xinjiang province, home to Wusu City, accompanied by a photo showing the scantily-clad mistresses in bed, Xinhua said.

The report on the website said Mr Qi had used his position to find jobs for his mistresses in the police force, the news agency added.

One of the women worked as a special operations officer while the other worked in the traffic department, according to other online reports.

The website also said that Mr Qi rented an expensive apartment for the sisters and charged the rent as an official expense.

A local party official was quoted by Xinhua as saying that while “part of the online allegations” were true, many details “remain unverified”.

In recent months a number of Chinese officials have been investigated after allegations against them emerged on the internet, amid growing public anger over the perceived lavish lifestyles of some officials.

Chongqing district-level official Lei Zhenfu was sacked last month after a video showing him having sex with an 18-year-old was released by a whistle-blower. The sex tapes were linked to a blackmail scheme involving corruption, reports said.

A safety official in Shaanxi province whose luxury watch collection caught the attention of internet users was stripped of his official duties after an investigation.

In his inaugural speech on 15 November, Xi Jinping, the new head of the Communist Party, said battling corruption was a top priority. In subsequent speeches he called it something that could “kill the party and ruin the country”.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20662118

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Qi Fang

89 6157                36

 

his path of destiny = 36 = Abuse of power.  Getting sacked.

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numerology for Friday December 21st, 2012 (the “end of the Mayan calendar”) at:

http://2012numerology.wordpress.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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predictions for the year 2013 are at:

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