六四30周年 #Tiananmen30 #June4 #六四

June 3, 2019

2019 June 5th update: Ming Pao (with video), “【六四30年.短片】「天安門母親」成員張先玲講話全文

“今日(4日)是六四事件30年,也是一眾「天安門母親」在被監視下生活的30年,支聯會六四燭光悼念集會上播放「天安門母親」群體成員講話短片。以下是成員張先玲在北京所發表的講話。

尊敬的香港同胞們:
尊敬的歷年來從世界各地趕來參加維園燭光晚會的有良知的朋友們:

我們代表「天安門母親」群體向你們致以最崇高的敬意和衷心的感謝!

三十年來,維園的燭光陪伴著「天安門母親」們走過了坎坷的歷程,溫暖着我們的心!

天安門慘案已經過去了三十年。但那個血腥的夜晚,北京上空激烈的槍聲、坦克的橫衝直撞、穿梭的救護車、市民們為了保護學生對戒嚴部隊視死如歸的沿途攔截、鼎沸的人聲以及親人們最後的身影,至今,我們記憶猶新,永遠定格在我們的腦海裏,深深地刻在我們的心底。

我們痛苦過、悲傷過,如今巨大的悲痛已化為支撐我們抗爭的動力!

這樣血腥的慘案,和平時期動用軍隊在中國歷史上絕無僅有!劊子手們將永遠被釘在歷史的恥辱柱上,決不是一句輕鬆的「政治風波」就能夠抹去!更不是所謂「動亂」「暴亂」就可以作為軍隊鎮壓的理由,這樣的謊言是掩蓋不了血寫的事實!

三十年來,「天安門母親」群體不畏強權,櫛風沐雨、砥礪前行。追尋遇難者的蹤跡,為的就是要討還公道,就是要說出真相、拒絕遺忘、呼喚良知,尋求正義!

雖然這三十年來,我們找到的遇難者只是冰山一角,但僅此一角已能證明「六四」鎮壓的殘酷!這樣一次由執政黨主導、政府下令,調動大批野戰軍乘著裝甲車、軍車、坦克,真槍實彈,在首都街頭殺害手無寸鐵的、和平示威的學生和市民!這是甚麼行為?是不折不扣的草芥人命!殺人者竟是國家的正規軍!這是政府指使下的殺人!是國家的犯罪!

三十年來,「天安門母親」們本着和平、理性的原則,堅持:真相、賠償、問責三項訴求,多次就「六四」慘案通過法律解決向政府提出對話,但執政當局一直不敢面對,不敢回答。卻在公開場合用一句「黨和政府已有定論。」的囈語,作為遁詞。這樣一件在全世界眾目睽睽之下發生的慘案,豈是少數領導人一句話就能將事實抹殺掉的。歷史證明:真相終將戰勝謊言,正義必將戰勝邪惡!

雖然,「天安門母親」群體中已有五十六位難屬離去。但我們活著的人,將一如既往,承擔起逝者的責任,不管路有多崎嶇,我們將奮力向前!

感謝香港市民和朋友們對我們的支持!”

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BBC 中文網:

1) 六四30周年:被消失的坦克人照片,

2) 曾奉命前往北京執行戒嚴任務的李曉明

[HT StandNews, BBC 記者問民眾有否看過坦克人照片 北京市民:這是國外坦克,不是中國]


Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW – episode 01

February 13, 2013

Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW - episode 01

Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW – episode 01

In Episode 1 we learn how to think about emergency preparedness in a new way, what disasters you should prepare for, and how to create a family communication plan.

co-hosts Stormy Henderson & Kempton Lam
guest: Maria Quiban, Fox LA Meteorologist, MommyLovesTech.com


講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

November 29, 2012

(廣東話) 經濟分析師陳心田與獨立記者林錦堂講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

(in Cantonese) Economic Analyst +Wallace Chan & Independent Reporter Kempton Lam chat re Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to lead Bank of England.


Wallace&Kempton講美國大選2012

November 15, 2012

美國2012大選戰果宣布之後,Wallace & 與我講一講大選戰果


搖擺州Nevada直播: DeAno&Kempton廣東話+英文講美國2012選戰前後

November 6, 2012

Nov 7th, 2012 Update: 美國2012大選戰果昨晚宣布,今早我找到搖擺州Nevada,Reno朋友 DeAno Jackson 與我 講一大選戰果 

搖擺州Nevada直播: DeAno & Kempton 廣東話+英文講美國大選2012戰情 (今晨直播後錄影)

LIVE From Swing State Nevada: DeAno&Kempton talk 2012 Election (Recorded earlier this morning!)


中共的正常與非正常 – 李怡

May 3, 2012

For the record 李怡’s article. See also Guardian (May 3), “Chen Guangcheng: ‘I want to leave China as soon as possible’ – video

絲絲世語:中共的正常與非正常 – 李怡 – 2012年05月04日

中國官員向美國口頭保證陳光誠離開美使館會安全,承諾「允許陳光誠過正常的生活」,允許陳光誠同家人團聚,允許他在一個大學城開始新的生活,還允許美國官員去探望他。美方未必相信中方承諾,但有了這承諾就有了放掉這燙手山芋的下台階。陳光誠離開美使館,沒有病也去了醫院,中美高層的戰略和經濟對話於是開幕也。
陳光誠的妻子兒女在中共手裏形同人質,中共公安虐待他妻子,威脅要殺死她,逼她勸陳光誠離開美使館。陳光誠不可能相信中共的承諾,但為了妻兒的安全和團聚,他不能不離開使館。
中國外交部譴責「美國駐華使館以非正常的方式將中國公民陳光誠帶入使館」。實際上是中國「以非正常的方式將陳光誠逼離美使館」。中共「正常」與「非正常」的邏輯都與全球正常人相反。


Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon Google+ Hangout at Fox LA

May 3, 2012

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It was my great pleasure to G+ Hangout with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister+Danny Ayalon (Wikipedia) hosted by +Maria Quiban +Tshaka Armstrong at+myFOXla / FOX Los Angeles. The following is my question to Mr. Ayalon (I added a few words to give the readers some context).

Question: I understand you just attended the Jerusalem Post conference [in New York on Sunday Apr 29th]. And I’ve watched a video of sparks flying between Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan, and Meir Dagan, former chief of Mossad [national intelligence agency of Israel].

My question is about your view on the idea of an Israeli pre-emptive strike of Iran. Do you agree with Meir Dagan that [I paraphrase] “War is the the kind of thing where we know how it starts, but not how it will end” and Israel should exhaust all other means first before considering war?

Here is the full hangout video and you can watch my question and Mr. Ayalon’s answer (at 14:33 mark)

Background & Research material

The following are part of the research materials I gathered in order to ask an informed question. I tried to be as fair and as diplomatic as I could when asking my question without losing anything important in my question.

* May 1st, 2012 Jerusalem Post report of The Jerusalem Post Conference “Dagan and Erdan’s caustic exchange at the ‘Post’ Conference“. I’ve excerpted part of the exchange from a transcript of the acrimonious argument in a panel discussion on Israel’s security situation. To better understand the tone and context, I also found and watched a video clip of part of the exchange on YouTube. I think you get a sense of the heat from reading the words. (note: emphasis added, pix of Mr. Dagan via CBS 60 Minutes)

The Spymaster - Meir Dagan on Iran's threat - CBS 60 Minutes

An excerpt from “Dagan and Erdan’s caustic exchange at the ‘Post’ Conference“,

Keinon [Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic reporter]: But do you think it’s appropriate for him to make those kind of comments? He could have made them when he was the head of the Shin Bet (the Israel Security Agency)?

Dagan: First of all, I think he presented his position loudly and clearly about his refusal to the prime minister and defense minister. He didn’t announce it. It was in a closed room. To speak openly? (Turning to Gilad Erdan) I heard that a member of your party is now formulating a law… on behalf of my name, Dagan, preventing ex-people of the military and security establishment from speaking. Let me remind you of something, sir, what was started in Germany in the beginning.

You know how you are starting it; you don’t know how it is ending.

About Diskin, I believe that he is a very serious man and he is presenting a very serious point of view. And I know that serious point of view was presented to the prime minister and defense minister on many occasions.

[…] Erdan: Thank you very much, but I know that the Shin Bet is under the Prime Minister’s Office. (laughter) I also used to work there 15 or 16 years ago.

But the minister of defense still works together [with the prime minister], and if Yuval Diskin thought the prime minister was doing things so dangerous for the future of Israel, so in order to save Israel, he should resign, and not wait five years as head of the Shin Bet and then even agree to serve one more year.

And then, when resigning and when the prime minister does not accept his guy to be appointed as head of the Shin Bet…

Dagan:It’s not true. (boos) You are lying, sir. I am maybe not polite, but I prefer ministers of the State of Israel who speak the truth.

Erdan: I prefer that former heads of Mossad and Shin Bet won’t make damage to Israel…. That’s what I expect from you. Mr. Netanyahu goes around the world, and he never says that we are going to attack Iran, or when or where, but he is doing a lot of efforts in order to raise the awareness, and it is working.”

* Jerusalem Post Apr 29, 2012, “Dagan, Erdan trade barbs over Diskin comments

* Jerusalem Post Apr 29, 2012, “Former Shin Bet chief slams ‘messianic’ PM, Barak

* The Atlantic has an interesting and insightful piece “Netanyahu’s Bad Weekend

* National Post, “Netanyahu under fire from within over Iran strike

* CBS 60 Minutes “The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran’s threat


A Country At War With Itself – Mexico’s drug war

March 6, 2012

CBC News, A Country At War With Itself


王丹,祝生日快樂 – 小小禮物一份

February 26, 2012

今天是王丹的生日,我送上了一份小小禮物。以下是我的一封電郵(with some minor editorial changes),希望對其他讀者也有點點啟發作用。

王丹你好,

祝生日快樂,身體健康!

生日送禮,讓我介紹最近讀完的一本好書”Hannibal and Me“,作者Andreas是經濟學人(The Economist)的美國西岸通訊員,前駐香港通訊員。書中介紹的人物故事Picasso, Einstein, 杜魯門, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Paul Cézanne, 等等,看似不能給我太大幫助,但我讀完書之後,覺得上了人生重要一課,希望自己可以善用書中故事的啟發。其實你我年齡相差不大,希望這本書對你也有啟發作用。

The book is inexpensive, if you wish, it will be my pleasure to send the Amazon ebook to you as a gift!

祝身體健康,事事順利!

Kempton
Calgary, Canada

P.S. 我跟Andreas做了個Skype視像訪問,介紹這本書。短片中談到他對杜魯門當時處理韓戰的見解,什至文化大革命中劉少奇帶出的教訓。

P.P.S. I am not sure how to put this in Chinese and I hope you won’t be offended. You became nationally and internationally known for your contribution and efforts in 1989 when you were only 20 years old! You (and I) are about mid-life now. How to continue to live a productive life over a long life span is one of the things that “Hannibal and Me” talks about using the real life examples of Picasso, Einstein, Steve JobsPaul Cézanne, and others. I hope you will enjoy the book as much as I did.


“Hannibal and Me” 美國總統杜魯門在韓戰中大敗於中國? Harry S Truman in Korean War

February 24, 2012

Interviewing Andreas Kluth, author of Hannibal and Me, The Economist U.S. West Coast correspondent

有很多中國人都認為美國總統杜魯門在韓戰中大敗於中國手上,但“Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure“ 的作者 Andreas Kluth在以下短片談到他對杜魯門當時處理戰事的見解。 Andreas 是經濟學人(The Economist)的美國西岸通訊員,前駐香港通訊員。

Andreas Kluth, “Hannibal and Me” author, on Harry S Truman – interview extra


唐英年太太郭妤淺應向羅斯福總統第一夫人Eleanor學習面對凱旋及厄難【短片】

February 24, 2012

Lisa Kuo & Henry Tang (郭妤淺 唐英年)Eleanor FDR

近日唐英年(Henry Tang)和太太郭妤淺(Lisa Kuo)因為唐唐「感情上有缺失」及”大宅僭建地庫”等等是非醜聞問題,可算是人生到了一個新低點。但我我認為Lisa郭妤淺應向羅斯福總統第一夫人Eleanor學習。何解?

我未解釋之前,請先讓我將“Hannibal and Me“書中引用的一句名詩,試作中文番譯:

Meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.” from Rudyard Kipling‘s poem “If –

我的中文試譯:

“你若能面對凱旋及厄難

將兩者一視同仁作騙子”

近日從”Hannibal and Me“一書中讀到原來當年羅斯福亦「感情上有缺失」!發生「缺失」的第三者還是第一夫人Eleanor的親信私人秘書,照顧孩子們的女子!當Eleanor發現羅斯福有婚外情之後,晴天霹靂,有一段時間非常悲傷。但”厄難”發生了,悲傷過後,卻令她終於衝破自己小鳥依人的角色,勇創自己一番新事業。Eleanor大力提倡保護人權。什至於在第二次世界大戰之後出任美國首任駐聯合國大使,並主導起草了聯合國的「世界人權宣言」。Eleanor與羅斯福當年更協議各自有自己的事業,更接受了各自的婚外情,Eleanor更有自己的男女性伴,非常開放!

以下是我訪問 “Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure“ 的作者 Andreas Kluth 談到 Eleanor 的精彩短片。 Andreas經濟學人(The Economist)的美國西岸通訊員,前駐香港通訊員。

Andreas Kluth, “Hannibal and Me” author, on Eleanor Roosevelt – interview extra

Interviewing Andreas Kluth, author of Hannibal and Me, The Economist U.S. West Coast correspondent


Ghosts of Hong Kong Won Gold

February 2, 2012

Congrats to Daisann for her Ghosts of Hong Kong article in National Geographic Traveler to win gold in the North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition! Have a read of the article.


台灣的人文風景

January 16, 2012

For the record.

台灣的人文風景(李怡)2012年01月17日

香港電視有廣告,警戒人們不要借手機給陌生人,以防被騙。在大陸,不須警戒,自然極少人會借手機給別人。但在台灣,向陌生人借手機非不尋常,一般不會被拒絕。
好久沒到台灣了。這次來,發現人民都很和善、禮貌、從容。是否因為我看多了大陸人與人間的無情,或經歷太多香港人之間的冷漠呢?不得而知。
上週五在台北坐捷運(地鐵)去參加造勢晚會。車上擠滿人,但有兩個空位子沒人坐。我走過去看,原來是留給長者、孕婦、殘障人士和抱小孩婦女的。香港的巴士有這樣的座位,但人擠時還是會有人坐上去的。但台灣就讓它空着。
台灣的公共汽車上除了有廣告,有的還會貼上些詩句,不一定是什麼詩人寫的,有些只是學生的童真之作,但能帶給人愉悅和尋思。是一種文化的陶冶。
台灣的捷運站並非舉目皆是廣告,有些捷運站的寬闊通道設有藝文廊,展列畫作,都是台灣本地新畫家的作品。我在「忠孝復興藝文廊」看到很有水準的畫作。有人駐足觀看。我在想,即使香港地鐵有這樣的畫廊,會有人看嗎?
台灣幾年前就推行要人民購買專用垃圾袋,同時政府又發專用的廚餘筒,開始時還可以把各種瓶子交到附近的便利店回購,並讓市民把垃圾分類以減少使用垃圾袋,現在台灣的垃圾量已大大減少。環保概念深入人心。
環保意識,實際上培養出人們關懷社會、關懷他人的良好意識。台灣為什麼近年給人如此和善親切的感覺,大概是從環保、文化這些日常生活中慢慢形成的人文風景。立法院雖有些肢體衝突,但台灣確是真正的而不是強迫的和諧社會。


Kim Jong Il is dead – Tiger Spirit

December 19, 2011

In the wake of Kim Jong Il‘s death, have a watch of the award winning doc Tiger Spirit (free online) about the border separating South and North Korea.

“This full-length documentary tells the story of modern Korea, a nation divided in half. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the 1950s is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Along this infamous border, filmmaker Min Sook Lee begins an emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. An eloquent tale of longing and hope, Tiger Spirit is an unforgettable portrait of Korea at a crossroads.”

[HT NFB and filmmaker Min Sook Lee]


2011年 十大精彩廣告

December 17, 2011

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It is that time of the year to pick Top 10s. Here is my list of 10 favourite ads in 2011. Please share your favourite ad or ads in the comment section.

The T-Mobile Royal Wedding – who would forget this timely and well-produced ad? :)

Maria Aragon – Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga – A self-promotional video by the 7-year-old Maria. A video that connected her with Lady Gaga and the rest is history and legend. I say a win-win for Maria and Gaga.

BORN THIS WAY – Lady Gaga performs with Maria Aragon live in Toronto (March 3rd) – One small promise kept by Lady Gaga has helped Maria fulfill some of her dreams for sure.

Motorola – Empower the People – Good ad, too bad the product was priced too high and the product never sell too well. [blogged in Feb 2011]

NextBigThing 60 Final – Samsung

Lenovo “Boot Or Bust” Air Drop – Turning something as boring/technical as a 10 seconds boot time into a dramatic ad with its “behind the scene” making of video is definitely a great idea executed well.

Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review – A great way to advertise a whole bunch of Google products in a way that you want to watch the video! Nicely done.

Time Is Love 2011電視廣告「這三年間」- 2分鐘電視劇場版 – (Chinese ad, love this short version)

Google Chrome: Lady Gaga – Google: “The Web Is What You Make of It” Agency: Google Creative Lab Launch date: May 2 Views: 21.2 million [HT AdAge]

Google Chrome: Justin Bieber – Google: “The Web Is What You Make of It” Agency: Google Creative Lab Launch date: May 2 Views: 21.2 million [HT AdAge]

Jennifer Lopez – Papi – Fiat: “Life Is Best When Driven” Agency: Doner Launch date: Sept. 12 Views: 27.4 million. I didn’t like it at first but have grown to enjoy it by the end of the 5+ minutes music video/ad. [HT AdAge]

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畢加索故事有後續

December 3, 2011

有點不好意思好像對李先生澆一盆冷水。我也想相信蓋內克的善良,但我對事件不太清楚,只是我找不到捐給法國文物部門的新聞報導。當然,找不到不等於沒有發生,只是我沒有找到証據支持罷了。

畢加索故事有後續 – (李怡) – 2011年11月28日

上週寫畢加索和安裝工的故事,有讀者來信說網上這事有人信有人不信,有人說是小偷(蓋內克)遇到大賊(畢加索後人)。加拿大友人 Kempton來信,附一篇今年 6月英國 Daily Mail的新聞,說蓋內克被畢加索兒子克勞德.畢加索( Claude Picasso)告上法庭,說他擁有的 271幅畫是偷來的。蓋內克也不是捐出這些畫,而是克勞德在提出起訴後,為避免作品流失,在司法裁決這批作品的歸屬權以前, 2010年 10月法國負責打擊走私文物的機構先行接管了這批作品。
我在網上繼續找尋有關新聞,事緣於去年 8月,蓋內克去信克勞德,說手上有大批畢加索作品,想請克勞德鑑定是真跡。蓋內克說,這些畫是他在幫畢加索住宅裝防盜設備時,畢加索和他妻子 Jacqueline送給他的。自從他擁有這些畫作, 40年來從未在家裏展示過,現在之所以要求鑑定,是想在他去世之前把這件事說明白,免得日後給他的兩個孩子帶來麻煩。
克勞德認定這些畫是真的。但他對蓋內克的解釋起疑:父親把每幅作品看成生命的一部分,不可能送出這麼多。於是他控告蓋內克偷竊。
有關新聞對我寫的人性美好故事,無疑澆一盆冷水。但我還是比較相信蓋內克的善良:若他想以畢加索的畫牟利,何以把畫收藏 40年而沒有拿出一張來賣,以改善自己生活?至於克勞德,在畢加索死後由於沒有留下遺囑,遺產數目驚人且繼承人關係複雜,所以掀起的財產爭奪戰空前混亂和慘烈,律師、估價人和公證人幾乎成了軍隊對決。大家耗時八年,才達成一致。而所有親戚朋友關係都毀了。
蓋內克官司未了。給故事加這個尾巴,使人唏噓:美好人性畢竟難容於醜惡的人類社會。

純良品性帶來災難 – (李怡) – 2011年11月29日

(續昨)畢加索兒子克勞德為證明蓋內克所言不實,他找了他已逝哥哥保羅的子女,他們自爭產官司後就翻臉不來往,現在面對巨大財富,幾個人摒棄前嫌,重新走到了一起。他們絞盡腦汁回憶 1970年至 1973年的事情,但沒有獲得一丁點線索。隨後他們找到當時和蓋內克一起參加安裝設備的一個叫洛瑞的工人。洛瑞說:「那段時間,我們非常意外,雖然畢加索有妻子和情人,還有多個孩子,可真正願意和他相處的卻沒有,他看起來是那麼的孤獨,或許我們讓畢加索稀釋了鬱悶,他拿出一兩幅畫給蓋內克作回報,也是有可能的。」
但蓋內克獲贈的是 271幅。他解釋說,畢加索開始時送他一兩幅。有一次,兩人談到了一個檀木箱子,畢加索看到蓋內克喜歡就贈送給了他,回家後,蓋內克發現裏面有大量的畫作,他提出歸還這些作品,畢加索說,既然送出去就不應該收回。畢加索的後人爭奪遺產的官司提醒了老年蓋內克,他不想兩個孩子將來為這筆財產反目,所以他聯繫了克勞德。
洛瑞證實了晚年畢加索的孤獨;克勞德和他的侄兒侄女找不到那時的回憶,說明他們當年全沒顧到老人的寂寞。我在有關報導中看到這些藏畫的幾張圖片,大都像是草稿,畢加索放在一個檀木箱中並不經意地送出這些草稿大有可能。蓋內克臨老才處理這些畫是不想後人為這筆財產反目也合乎他的品性。但想不到惹來官司,若打輸了還要坐牢。設想倘若克勞德拿到這些作品,家族間恐怕又會掀起另一場爭產糾紛。
在只顧爭財爭權爭情慾的人類社會,純樸美好的品性反而引起懷疑,帶來災難。嗚呼。


達賴有角 相及錄影為証 Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu hang out on Google+ Inaugural Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture

October 8, 2011

Dalai Lama with horns - pix 1 - 達賴惡魔 (达赖恶魔) 有相及錄影為証

Dalai Lama with horns - pix 3 - 達賴惡魔 (达赖恶魔) 有相及錄影為証

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Inaugural Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture – Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu hang out on Google+

The actual talk starts at about 25:30. What a great experience in watching +Dalai Lama and+Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu : The world greatest, best, and most insightful comic duo LIVE early this morning (2:30am MST). :)

~41:41 Desmond: Do you have an army?

Dalai: Yes, I have army. Not weapon. But wisdom and compassion. […]

~42:03 Desomond: I was asking this question only to find out, why does the Chinese government fear you?

~42:26 Dalai: Quite simple. Quite simple. Some Chinese officials describe me as a demon. So naturally some fear. … When I first heard that Chinese official comments. I feel laughing. So I immediately went yes, I have horns. 

P.S. Some time ago I saw a document about how after years of unsuccessfully trying to get rid of Ku Klux Klan, the ridiculous group of Klan men in white sheet over their heads was ridiculed and laughed out of existence. Yes, by making them the butt of jokes. I like that theory.

P.P.S. I spy Google+ Engineer +Loren Groves at about 24:38 Thanks Loren for all the great work. Few more photos in this Flickr Set.

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Fake Apple Store in China

July 23, 2011

From AppleInsider, “Chinese officials investigating fake Apple Stores as customers complain