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Shame on Chinese Govt

Posted by feww on January 2, 2009

Why are the Chinese treated almost like non-humans by most of the rest of the world?

Because their govt behaves as if they are agents of the old colonial powers.

With at least 6 dead babies [the actual toll could be many times higher] and 300,000 others sickened as a result of consuming Sanlu-Fonterra tainted milk, the Chinese government had the reason and opportunity to go after the two companies owners, ensuring that their executives spend the rest of their worthless lives behind bars.


Former Sanlu dairy boss,  Tien Wenhua, whose company’s second round of tainted milk was responsible for the deaths of at least six babies and illnesses of more than 300,000 others pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her, which could lead to the death penalty. Photo: Source. Image may be subject to copyright.

The authorities arrested Tien Wenhua the former head of Chinese-New Zealand joint venture company Sanlu, who recently pleaded guilty to various charges relating to the contaminated milk sales. Yet the other board directors who were slated by New Zealand’s Fronterra, the 43 percent partner in Sanlu-Fonterra joint venture company,  got away scot-free, as if the Chinese authorities were ordered by the old colonial powers to keep their hands off Fonterra directors.

Fonterra’s dishonest chief executive, Andrew Ferrier, even had the audacity to spread disinformation about Tien Wenhua’s guilty plea, saying that “[Tien] had absolutely and unequivocally pleaded not guilty to the charges she faced.”

Facts

The fact is that tainted milk powder was first banned in 2004. Following the “Big Head Baby” incident, the chinese media reported in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, that Sanlu’s powdered milk had been blacklisted as inferior. But the baby formula was soon back on the shelves with authorities’ blessings.

A December 7, 2004 reprint of state-run Xinhua news by China Pharmaceutical News headline below reads: ‘Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into an Advantage’ provided a clue that the group and everyone else in the industry was aware the powdered milk had been tainted.

Turn Crisis into Turning Point ((Screenshot))

The reprint of communist regime’s mouthpiece Xinhua News by China Pharmaceutical News on December 7, 2004, ‘Sanlu Powdered Milk: Turn Crisis into Turning Point’ (Screenshot). Source: Epoch Times

Ther’s absolutely no possibility whatever that Fonterra executives, especially their CEO, Andrew Ferrier, didn’t know about Sanlu’s first round of tainted milk scandal when it occurred in 2004.

It’s a great injustice and a big shame that he does not share the same fate as his former business partner and solemate Tien Wenhua.

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Mount Soputan volcano erupts again!

Posted by feww on October 7, 2008

Lava flowed about 1 km from Indonesia’s Mount Soputan crater

Mount Soputan volcano, one of Sulawesi island’s most active volcanoes, erupted again Monday, spewing flames, fiery spark and clouds of hot smoke up to a 1,000 meters into the air.

Lava flowed about 1 km from the crater, according to Indonesia’s volcanology center.”There’s no order to evacuate but people are asked to stay outside a radius of four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the volcano’s summit because it could spew lava and heat clouds down its slopes,” a volcanologist said.

Indonesia, which sits on the so called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” is home to 150 listed volcanoes. [See below for more information on Pacific Ring of Fir. ]


Soputan volcano spews thick smoke and heat clouds in Minahasa. Source: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Description

Country: Indonesia
Region Name: Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Last Known Eruption: 2008
Summit Elevation: 1784 m     (5,853 feet)
Latitude
:     1.108°N     1°6’30″N
Longitude: 124.73°E     124°44’0″E

Soputan on a restful day!


The small Soputan stratovolcano, seen here from the west, was constructed on the southern rim of the Quaternary Tondano caldera in northern Sulawesi Island. The youthful, largely unvegetated Soputan volcano is one of Sulawesi’s most active volcanoes. During historical time the locus of eruptions has included both the summit crater and Aeseput, a prominent NE flank vent that formed in 1906 and was the source of intermittent major lava flows until 1924. Photo by Agus Solihin (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia). Image and caption: GVP.

Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area of frequent siesmic activity and volcanic eruptions caused by plate tectonic movements. Encircling the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which contains oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts, the 40,000 km Ring of Fire is home to 452 volcanoes. About ninety percent of the world’s earthquakes including 80% of the world’s major earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire.


Volcanic arcs and oceanic trenches partly encircling the Pacific Basin form the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The trenches are shown in blue-green. The volcanic island arcs, although not labeled, are parallel to, and always landward of, the trenches. For example, the island arc associated with the Aleutian Trench is represented by the long chain of volcanoes that make up the Aleutian Islands.

Source: http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/fire.html

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