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27 февраля, 16:42

15-летний сын Анджелины Джоли стал кинопродюсером

15-летний приемный сын Анджелины Джоли Мэддокс стал исполнительным продюсером фильма "Сначала они убили моего отца", который в настоящий момент снимает его мать. По словам звезды, именно Мэддокс, который родился в Камбодже, уговорил Джоли заняться производством картины о проблемах этой страны.

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27 февраля, 13:59

Cambodian official urges emulating Trump’s position on press

A Cambodian government official says U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression.

27 февраля, 04:32

27 Days of Hell: When China and Vietnam Went to War

Xuan Loc Doan Security, Asia State media coverage of 1979 border conflict reflects new willingness by Vietnamese Communist Party to address painful chapter in two sides' history. Several of Vietnam’s state-controlled news outlets have in recent days recalled the country’s 1979 border war with China, until now a strictly taboo topic. Such a recollection may signal that the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has finally eased censorship of the short-lived but bloody military conflict. The war between the two communist neighbors broke out in the early hours of February 17, 1979, when China launched a full-scale military invasion into Vietnam’s northernmost provinces. Though the skirmish lasted only 27 days, the devastation it caused was colossal. Casualty figures are still in doubt, as they have never been released by either Beijing or Hanoi. Some have estimated that Chinese casualties ranged anywhere between 21,000 and 63,000. It is also thought that tens of thousands of Vietnamese died and suffered, most of them civilians because the war was fought exclusively on Vietnamese soil. The brief but fierce war heralded a decade of hostilities between the ideological bedfellows. Besides numerous skirmishes on their shared border, a one-sided naval encounter in 1988 resulted in the death of 64 Vietnamese sailors and China’s occupation of several islets and rocks in the Spratly Islands. After Vietnam’s withdrawal from Cambodia and the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist regimes in Europe in the early 1990s, Hanoi and Beijing sought to end their animosity. In 1990, they held a secret summit in Chengdu, China, and formally reestablished diplomatic ties the following year. As with the 1988 massacre, the 1979 border conflict was subsequently no longer taught in schools, raised in political discourse or mentioned in Vietnam’s highly censored state-dominated media. Vietnamese leaders decided to cast aside historical grievances and hostilities, and concentrate political and economic cooperation with Beijing. China’s official stance on the border conflict was even more muted because Beijing had greater reasons to forget the war, some analysts have argued. In an article in the New York Times in 2005 entitled “Was the war pointless? China shows how to bury it,” journalist Howard French reflected on China’s many losses in the conflict: Read full article

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25 февраля, 05:00

The Bucolic Life of a Cambodian Grandmother Accused of Mass Killings

Im Chaem, 74, who lives in a snug house surrounded by fruit trees, was accused of overseeing the slaughter of tens of thousands as a Khmer Rouge official. Her case was dismissed.

24 февраля, 20:05

SHE PERSISTED: A state senator is removed from the chamber for her comments about Tom Hayden and Vi…

SHE PERSISTED: A state senator is removed from the chamber for her comments about Tom Hayden and Vietnam. Hayden was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and made celebrated trips to North Vietnam and Cambodia, offering to help broker a peaceful end. Nguyen, who did not speak during the remembrance of Hayden earlier in […]

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24 февраля, 18:36

Cambodia seeking $400 million to complete demining

Cambodia needs more than $400 million in aid to remove by 2025 all of the land mines that are a legacy of years of civil war, the country’s prime minister said Friday.

24 февраля, 14:09

Cambodia Living Wage Individual

Living Wage Individual in Cambodia remained unchanged at 1090964 KHR/Month in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 1090964 KHR/Month in the third quarter of 2016. Living Wage Individual in Cambodia averaged 1076553.80 KHR/Month from 2015 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1090964 KHR/Month in the third quarter of 2016 and a record low of 1020318 KHR/Month in the second quarter of 2016. WageIndicator Living Wage computations are based on the cost of living for a predefined food basket derived from the FAO database distinguishing 50 food groups with national food consumption patterns in per capita units, for housing and for transportation, with a margin for unexpected expenses. The data about prices of these items is collected through an online survey. .

24 февраля, 12:00

Legends of the Moscow Zoo: Reptilian rumors and killer crocs

Herpetologist Dmitry Vasilyev, a doctor in veterinary medicine, has been working at the Moscow Zoo for 30 years. Each day of his working life is a heroic feat or at least looks like something out of a Hollywood thriller. But Vasilyev is far too modest to admit this. "I was born to a family of zoologists, so I did not have much of a choice really," he says. "At first, I set about studying different bugs, but they require patience, whereas I am more of a slacker. So I had to switch to larger animals." Entering the terrarium clad in armor The notion that Vasilyev is a slacker is, of course, a joke. When it comes to working with crocodiles, being lazy can get you killed. While showing us a rare species of Chinese alligator on the brink of extinction, he warns us that the alligators watching us from behind thick glass eat everything that moves. Back in Soviet times, the female alligator came to the Moscow Zoo as part of a swap with China. Once here, she ate a male alligator and nearly swallowed one of the zoo attendants. As punishment, she was exiled to the United States, although she behaved rather poorly there too, tearing a leg off her new American fiancé. After this incident, she was sent back to Moscow, and this time not alone, but with offspring that she had somehow managed to conceive. "That said, the Americans did us a bad turn too," Vasilyev recalls. "The baby alligators were in a terrible state and had to be treated for a long time. In the end, only two out of six survived." "The notion that Vasilyev is a slacker is, of course, a joke. When it comes to working with crocodiles, being lazy can get you killed." Photo: Dmitry Vasilyev. Source: Ruslan Sukhushin/RBTH We ask whether crocodiles feel gratitude toward people who are good to them like, for example, the crocodile in the popular Soviet cartoon about a bird called Tari? And do they recognize people in general? "They definitely commit things to memory," the veterinarian explains. “If your crew of four people were to walk into a hut now, and the crocodile saw it, and then only three of you walked out, it would realize that one person still remains inside. In any event, recognition does not affect their goodwill. They can bite anyone at any time." It turns out that it is virtually impossible to tell what mood a crocodile is in just from looking at it. "From the outside, you will not figure anything out," Vasilyev explains. "Most of the time, a crocodile remains motionless. It is in its nature to not make any movements while hunting. They don’t even appear to breathe or blink. If they move an eyelid, they can kiss their lunch goodbye. Crocodiles don’t show any emotions, even when they are seriously ill. Except that they stop eating. That said, even when healthy they can go through a whole winter without eating." This is why when Vasilyev enters the terrarium that holds his patients, he wears what could be described as a knight’s armor, except that instead of a shield he has a thick piece of plywood and, instead of a lance, a broom. Brooms have to be replaced frequently since after a while all that is left of them are stumps of wood. "My whole experience of operating on and treating crocodiles has been nerve-racking. It’s not something that I look back on fondly." Many years ago, one patients bit off one of his fingers. Luckily, the finger was promptly sewn back on, and to an untrained eye the hand bears no visible signs of the accident. Many years ago, one patients bit off one of his fingers. Luckily, the finger was promptly sewn back on, and to an untrained eye the hand bears no visible signs of the accident. Photo: Dmitry Vasilyev. Source: Ruslan Sukhushin/RBTH From Berlin with victory We admit to Vasilyev that the main purpose of our visit is to meet a Mississippi alligator named Saturn that, rumor has it, was Hitler’s favorite crocodile. At the same time, we hope to put to rest once and for all whether this story is true or just an urban legend. Vasilyev leads us to the crocodile. Unexpectedly, he invites our photographer to enter the terrarium, albeit with one caveat. "Provided you do not get close to him, Saturn presents no danger. He is old and not as quick as he used to be. There are no documents on this, but he is definitely in his late 80s. The oldest crocodile of this species lived to 104, but that’s the record." It turns out that until recently Saturn had gone nearly a year without eating, and the zoo staff had already emotionally prepared themselves to bid him farewell. "At first, we took his blood samples," Vasilyev recalls, "analyzed them, tried to inject him with vitamins (in order to give Saturn an injection, it is necessary to drain his pool, drive him up the stairs and tie him up), but then we decided that old age is an ailment that has no cure, and left him in peace. Nevertheless, he recently began to eat again (in the wild, alligators usually eat shellfish, and at the zoo usually fish, hardly ever hunting big game). It looks like death retreated for a while. That said, it may well be that you are the last people to film him alive." "You may be the last people to film him alive." Saturn. Source: Ruslan Sukhushin/RBTH Vasilyev is categorical about Saturn's alleged Nazi past, insisting that the crocodile was not "Hitler's pet," although it is almost certain that they met. From around the mid-1920s, Saturn lived in the Berlin Zoo, which Hitler, who is known to have loved of animals, visited on more than one occasion. In 1945, during the Battle of Berlin, the zoo was almost completely destroyed in bombing, but the crocodile miraculously survived. At first, he ended up with the Brits since the zoo was in the British sector in the western part of the city. A year later, in 1946, they gave him over to the Soviet Union as a gift. "I am not sure what that gift was supposed to symbolize,” Vasilyev says, “but Saturn felt very much at home here. I can remember only a couple of times when he was sick." In the late 1950s, the crocodile even married a local beauty named Shipka, but the doctor is not keen to reminiscence about her since she was the one who bit off his finger. "She had an awfully bad temper, unlike her husband. Saturn, you could say, is sentimental. When in 1993, not far from here, tanks were rolling along the Garden Ring, he even cried because of the vibrations. It must have reminded him of the Battle of Berlin. "When in 1993, not far from here, tanks were rolling along the Garden Ring, he even cried because of the vibrations. It must have reminded him of the Battle of Berlin." Photo: Saturn. Source: Ruslan Sukhushin/RBTH King’s mercy The terrarium next to Saturn's holds reptiles with an equally fascinating story, and so it is a shame that people are not as interested in them. Saturn’s neighbors are two large Siamese crocodiles from Southeast Asia whom Vasilyev, somewhat frighteningly, refers to as "cannibals." "They move very fast on the ground,” he notes. “At a speed of up to 10 meters a second. There is no escaping them." Source: Ruslan Sukhushin/RBTH However, this is not the only fascinating thing about them. Vasilyev introduces us (from behind the glass, of course) to a female who was brought to Moscow 30 years ago by the last king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk. Not as a gift, but as food: The crocodile, along with several other animals, was supposed to be cooked up as part of a friendly dinner with the Soviet government. In the end, however, either there was a shortage of experts in cooking crocodile meat, or the Soviet officials were not keen on such exotic food. One way or another, the crocodile got lucky and was not eaten. "The morning after the dinner, we got a call and were invited to take all the animals that hadn’t been eaten," Vasilyev recalls. "What remained were two Indian pythons, some terrapins and this female crocodile–although she was in a completely frozen state. Her scales, once they were defrosted, fell off. We treated her for a long time, but when we came the next morning, we saw her lying dead on the floor. We prodded her with a stick, but no reaction. Our boss at the time, Frolov, crouched next to her, saying, ‘You poor thing’ and all that… And suddenly she snapped her mouth! It was very scary. All the more so because it was just my first month on the job. It was only later that I learned that if she snaps her mouth, it does not necessarily mean that she’s going to eat you. It is just what they do–loudly snap their mouths when they want to frighten you. We were lucky back then that she only wanted to frighten us." Vasilyev never invited us to go into the terrarium with the Siamese crocodiles, which might be just as well. Read more: 10 cuter-than-cute animals from Primorsky Safari Park>>>

24 февраля, 10:00

When a Russian diplomat helped keep Britain and France out of Thailand

In the last years of the 19th century, Siam, as Thailand was then called, was in a precarious position. The British colonizers already occupied India and Burma, and the French made forays into the Indochina peninsula. The Franco-Siamese War of 1893 led to Siam ceding Laos to the France, and literally turning into a buffer state between the British and the French. When a Thai prince became a Russian army officer It looked like only a matter of time before the country would be ruled by a colonial power, but Siam had one trump card - the personal friendship cultivated between King Chulalongkorn and Tsar Nicholas II. “The welcoming attitudes of Tsar Nicholas II, to a great extent, influenced the Siamese diplomatic strategy in dealing with European expansion,” Natanaree Posrithong wrote in an academic publication titled ‘The Russo-Siamese Relations: The Reign of King Chulalongkorn.’ In 1897, Chulalongkorn was treated like an honored guest of the Russian Tsar in St. Petersburg. The countries then officially established diplomatic relations. A seasoned diplomat When Nicholas II thought of sending an illustrious diplomat to the kingdom, his first choice was Alexander Olarovsky, who was appointed as the Charge d'Affaires and Consul-General of Russia to Siam.  A seasoned diplomat, Olarovsky had served in the Russian missions in San Francisco and New York. Why the USSR backed Thailand in its fight against communist insurgents “This appointment of to the first Russian Consul in Bangkok aims to institute a firm diplomatic relationship between the two nations besides our brotherhood and our great friendship that have already been established,” Nicholas II said in 1897. “Olarovsky wrote to the Tsar that the King had granted the best building in Bangkok, close to the Grand Palace, to set up the first Russian Consulate,” Posrithong wrote. At the opening ceremony, more than 300 people were present, including a large number of European diplomats. British and French designs The Russian diplomat’s role was far from ceremonial. “The confidential report from the Russian Foreign Ministry to Olarovsky, dated the day he was appointed as Consul-General in Bangkok, demonstrates a significant evidence of Russia’s concerns over Siam’s situation,” Posrithong wrote.  “The report meant to prepare Olarovski to understand the root of the Siamese-Franco-Briton conflict and to confirm the main objectives of his new task as the first Consul-General in Bangkok.” How Moscow used Bangkok as a base to win the Cold War in Indochina Despite an agreement between Britain and France to respect Siam’s borders, both countries showed little intention of honoring it, with the British expanding to the Malay Peninsula and the French occupying Cambodia. “Siam was sandwiched between these two powers and Russian influence was crucial to stop them,” Thunjira Wattaporn, a researcher based in Chiang Mai told RBTH. “The Russians had some say with the French since there was a Franco-Russian alliance, but the British, who were involved in the ‘Great Game’ with Russia in Afghanistan, were seen as a serious threat by Olarovsky.” She added that Russia was also fearful of Siam falling under Britain’s orbit since many Thai officials were educated in the country and admired the values they saw in the country. The Russian diplomat was tasked with opposing “the expansion of Britain in Indochina by diplomatic means,” Posrithong wrote. “In addition, Nicholas II hoped that Olarovsky would serve as the mediator to compromise and balance the power between France and Britain, while helping Siam maintain its sovereignty.” The Russian nurse who became a Thai duchess Olarovsky worked tirelessly as the Tsar’s envoy in Siam to protect the kingdom of Nicholas II’s friend. He used his good offices with the French to convince them to return Chantabhuri to Siam. The province, bordering Cambodia, was under French control since the Franco-Siamese War. “Without Olarovsky, the Franco-Siamese relationship might have had died completely after 1893,” Posrithong wrote. “In contrast, within four years, there was a slight sign of peace between the two nations, mostly through the effort of the Russian Consul-General.” Impact of the Russo-Japan war Olarovsky’s efforts, though largely successful in protecting the Chakri Dynasty, could not yield to lasting peace between France and Siam.  Russia’s humiliating loss to Japan in the 1904-5 war and a fear of Japanese expansion to Indochina led Moscow to eventually soften its approach towards its French allies.  “Olarovsky’s diplomatic maneuvers definitely helped keep the British out,” says Wattaporn. “He even worked with British counterparts in Bangkok and along with them, help found the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.” Olarovsky shared a passion for horses with the British and was the first person in Thailand to breed racehorses. The British Empire did not cross the Burma-Siam border until World War II, when the kingdom was under Japanese occupation. Russia managed to maintain its warm ties with Siam until the revolutions of 1917, when Bangkok like all other allies of the Russian Royal Family refused to recognize the Bolsheviks.

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23 февраля, 10:24

Cambodia jails land rights activist for 2-1/2 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court convicted and sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2-1/2 years in jail on Thursday for her role in a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence in 2013.

22 февраля, 19:01

Malaysians say female suspects were trained for KL airport killing

THE two women suspected of fatally poisoning the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia

22 февраля, 18:45

Шестимесячное путешествие по Азии уместили в двухминутный ролик

Пара из Швейцарии Сильвен Боттер и Дженни Гериг совершила шестимесячное путешествие по девяти странам Азии. Туристы за полгода посетили Лаос, Камбоджу, Индонезию, Китай, Вьетнам, Малайзию и другие государства. По итогам поездки Боттер смонтировал двухминутную видеозапись.

22 февраля, 18:23

Анджелина Джоли анонсировала новые режиссёрские и актёрские проекты

18 февраля актриса уже представила в Камбоджи свой новый фильм "Сначала они убили моего отца". Сюжет для кинокартины взят из мемуаров писательницы Лун Ун, которой удалось остаться в живых после гражданской войны, когда к власти пришли "красные кхмеры". Источники, близкие к Джоли, говорят, что она обдумывает сразу несколько предложений, включая возвращение к роли мстительной феи в диснеевском фильме "Малефисента-2". Также ей предложили поучаствовать в двух крупных проектах. Первый из них — адаптация книги известного журналиста Саймона Себага-Монтефиоре "Екатерина Великая и Потёмкин: императорский роман". Второе предложение включает в себя в роль в экранизации книги Клэр Малли "Шпион, который меня любил". Сама Джоли скромно намекает, что хочет срежиссировать роман Алессандро Барикко "Без крови" о гражданской войне в неназванной стране. Также она уже стала продюсером детского фильма "Иван, единственный и неповторимый". Также актриса может сыграть невесту в ремейке "Франкенштейна" киностудии Universal Pictures

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22 февраля, 16:05

Без заголовка

В среду Камбоджа призвала США прекратить вмешательство в ее внутренние дела.

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22 февраля, 13:36

Khmer Rouge tribunal drops case vs lower-ranking suspect

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal announced Wednesday that it has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime’s leadership hierarchy.

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22 февраля, 09:51

Khmer Rouge cadre's war crimes charges dismissed in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia dismissed charges against a former cadre of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Wednesday, saying the Buddhist nun had not played a senior enough role during a period when some 1.8 million people died.

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22 февраля, 06:38

'They are heroes': Angelina Jolie honours survivors of sexual violence in Cambodia

Actor says those now speaking up about forced marriages at Khmer Rouge tribunal will be supportedAngelina Jolie has paid tribute to the survivors of forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge and pledged to continue advocating on behalf of women and girls who suffer from sexualized violence in conflict.Jolie has spent the past few days in Cambodia, where her new made-for-Netflix film, ‘First They killed My Father,’ premiered on Saturday night in Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Continue reading...

21 февраля, 21:24

Cambodia Living Wage Family

Living Wage Family in Cambodia remained unchanged at 1341860 KHR/Month in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 1341860 KHR/Month in the third quarter of 2016. Living Wage Family in Cambodia averaged 1415831.20 KHR/Month from 2015 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1510954 KHR/Month in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 1341860 KHR/Month in the third quarter of 2016. WageIndicator Living Wage computations are based on the cost of living for a predefined food basket derived from the FAO database distinguishing 50 food groups with national food consumption patterns in per capita units, for housing and for transportation, with a margin for unexpected expenses. The data about prices of these items is collected through an online survey. Living Wage for a typical family refers to the family composition most common in the country at stake, calculated on the respective fertility rates. .

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21 февраля, 20:51

Жареные тарантулы со вкусом дома

Анджелина Джоли угостила детей жареными пауками: актриса знакомит семью с кулинарными традициями родины своего старшего сына Мэддокса. "Газета.Ru" о том, как Камбоджа изменила жизнь звезды Голливуда и чем еще угощают в этой части Юго-Восточной Азии.

21 февраля, 20:00

Анджелина Джоли сарышаян мен өрмекшіні қалай жейтінін көрсетті

Камбоджаға таяуда барған сапарында актриса Анджелина Джоли жергілікті тұрғындардың күнделікті тағам ретінде қуырып жейтін сарышаяны мен өрмекшісінен толтырып тұрып, ауыз тиді деп жазады 24.kz. Скриншот видеодан алынды Голливуд жұлдызы өрмекшілер мен сарышаяндарды табаға салып қуырып, тек өзі жеп ғана қоймай, балаларына да жәндіктен жегізді. Актрисаның бұл «ерлігін» BBC арнасы арнайы барып түсіріп, жер-жаһанға көрсетті. Осыған байланысты YouTube-те пайда болған роликтен «Малефисентадағы мыстанның» сарышаян жеген кезде беті ешбір шімірікпегенін көруге болады. Тағы оқыңыздар: Қарағандыда бораннан соң қардың бетінде "Алла" деген жазу пайда болды (фото, видео) Қар көшкінінен қаза тапқан әскерилердің командирі қызметінен босатылды Назарбаев Қазақстанның шетелдегі елшілерін тағайындады Қызына қолдау көрсетіп, балет билеген әкелер көпшілікке ұнап қалды (видео) Джейкобс: Головкин мен сияқты мықты боксшымен әлі кездескен жоқ

02 апреля 2014, 19:15

ГНЕЗДА СИНИХ ПТИЦ

 Тема спешного доведения до ума концлагерей на востоке Руины, с неделю назад поднятая уважаемым mechtatell2007 в постинге "Ждановка - будущий Освенцим" понемногу начинает уточняться. Появляются утечки информации, включая и верифицированные, типа письма из Мартыновки, настолько нежелательные для властей, что "в неофициальном" порядке уже зазвучали и разъяснения: дескать, это все для цыган, которых правительство обязалось забрать из Европы. Учитывая отношение населения к возможному импорту ромов, это объяснение само по себе хуже горькой редьки, но, видимо, лучше уж такое пояснение, чем голая правда. А если добавить сюда же точную (и ссылок не надо) информацию о предстоящей амнистии, освобождающей в лагерях около 80 тысяч койкомест, и  законопроект, - "граждане Украины, которые будут принимать участие в сепаратистских митингах о присоединении к РФ, препятствуют движению военных и техники, признаются пособниками оккупантов, и должны быть лишены украинского гражданства и привлечены к уголовной ответственности за государственную измену", -  подонка Ляшко, которого "Батькивщина" держит, чтобы не светиться в особо грязный делах самой, то вопрос из разряда вероятности переходит на уровень возможности. И еще. У меня лежит скан документа, присланного моим киевским знакомым, функционером "Батькивщины" среднего звена в качестве аттача к письму, где доказывается, что никаких "лагерей смерти" никто не строит. А строят, согласно инструкции, которую он прислал, "фильтрационно-воспитательные объекты" для "временно изолированных в административном порядке граждан 4 категории". Честно говоря, я не знаю, зачем он, правоверный "юлек", прислал мне этот скан, да еще и под честное слово "держать в секрете", прекрасно понимая, что в секрете я его, по крайней мере, от близких друзей держать не буду. Даже догадываться не стараюсь. Но, поскольку речь шла только о публикации в блоге (именно этого он потребовал) и поскольку честное слово дано, с друзьями я, конечно, поделился, а вам, дорогие друзья, остается верить мне на слово. Или не верить. Я, в любом случае, обиду не затаю. Итак, из документа (инструктивное письмо, утверждено, 11 страниц, на мове в моем переводе) следует, что главная задача новой власти: "сплотить силы" для построения "единого, сплоченного общества, ориентированного на создание великой, процветающей Украины" и "создание сильной унитарной государственности", для чего необходимо "создание мощных вооруженных сил", "превращение нации в единый монолитный патриотический коллектив" в условиях "мобилизации и концентрации экономики и ресурсов". В рамках комплекса мер, необходимых для достижения этих целей, предлагается разделить все население страны на три основные категории (с подпунктами, но это уже неважно): первая - "национально-патриотический сектор" (жители восьми западных областей и "лица, подтвердившие свои патриотические взгляды"), вторая - "пробуждающийся патриотический сектор" (украиноязычные граждане центральных областей), третья - "условно патриотический сектор" ("лояльные" жители русскоязычных регионов) и, наконец, "ненадежный сектор", то есть, лица, подлежащие "интенсивному воспитанию с целью пробуждения национального патриотизма", в том числе (относительно "граждан, проявивших себя активными врагами украинской государственности") в "условиях временной изоляции".  Этот момент, - "режим временной изоляции является не репрессивной, а воспитательной мерой, от года до максимум трех лет", - в тексте несколько раз, в разных вариациях. То есть, - как написал мой конфидент и, думаю, это правда, в достраивающихся лагерях предполагается не уничтожать, а проводить работу по методикам вроде известного "MK-Ultra" ("Bluebird-II") или как там теперь это называется, с предоставлением "ненадежным" возможности прилежным трудом "принести пользу будущему великой, процветающей Украины" В общем, что-то типа Демократической Кампучии. Разумеется, в очень смягченном виде. Без всякого "Мало подрезать плохой куст. Надо вырвать его с корнем". Речь, по крайней мере, на предварительном этапе, идет не о "вырвать с корнем", а все-таки про "подрезать". Да и вообще, - согласен, - ассоциация хромает: в конце концов, взгляды на  "красных кхмерах" (не сказочных ужастиков, а настоящих) очень разные: от полной демонизации до полного реабилитанса, а истина, видимо, как всегда, где-то посредине. И все таки: "Многим надоела повальная коррупция в правительстве Лон Нола, цинизм и жестокость полиции, а про красных кхмеров говорили, что они неподкупны и справедливы... Их встречали с цветами и белыми флагами, но очень быстро выяснилось, что победители не понимали смысла ни того ни другого. Они бродили по улицам группами — уставшие и злые 12–15-летние мальчишки в черных рубашках и штанах с гранатометами на плечах. Большинство из них никогда в жизни не были в городе. Они пришли сюда победителями, у которых не было жалости к побежденным. Они говорили на непонятном им самим идеологическом языке, и договориться с ними было нельзя, потому что у их старших товарищей были на будущее свои планы, о которых никто не знал. В Камбодже наступил «нулевой год»... Старая жизнь закончилась окончательно и бесповоротно, хотя поверить в это было невозможно".

15 октября 2012, 21:40

Экспорт из Китая: сезонный рост или замедление?

Китайский экспорт вырос почти на 10% в годовом исчислении по итогам сентября согласно данным, опубликованным в выходные дни. Однако перспективы не такие радужные, как говорит статистика.Китайские экспортеры практически в один голос говорят, что сталкиваются с проблемами более серьезными, чем были во время кризиса 2008 г. Ситуация начала ухудшаться последние 6 месяцев. Главными причинами этому были падение спроса со стороны западных рынков, сокращение зарплат и рост цен на сырье внутри Китая.Бизнесмены из Гонконга рассказывают, что спрос на китайскую мебель для американских школ сократился почти на 30% по сравнению с показателями перед кризисом 2008 г.Теперь инвесторы ждут, когда китайское правительство опубликует данные по росту ВВП, которые должны подтвердить замедление в стране, второй по величине экономике мира. Шеннон О’Кэллаган, аналитик Nomura: "В начале года большинство американских компаний говорили, китайская экономика станет лучше себя чувствовать во второй половине года. Но к лету стало ясно, что экономика не ускоряется. По всем данным замедление на лицо". Причем данные по китайской экономике могут отражать не совсем реалистичную ситуацию. Экономисты говорят, что данные, вышедшие в субботу, были искажены в результате сезонных факторов, чтобы включить в статистику рождественские покупки перед национальными праздниками в начале октября.Спрос со стороны крупных рынков Европы и США вряд ли скоро вернется к уровням до кризиса 2008 г. Кроме того, многие ретейлеры в США и других странах начали покупать трудоемкую продукцию с рынков, находящихся ближе к границе. Например, в Мексике или в странах с более низкой заработной платой, таких как Камбоджа.