"the most evil cellphone in history"

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    "the most evil cellphone in history"

    source: sun

    translated by cici@Asianeu

     

    Pin size camera is concealed in the battery, and users and use the camera to record images and sound

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    One electronic market in Shenzhen at Huaqiang North Road has a large number of videotaping equipment sold.

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    cellphone shops in Mong Kok do not have 'evil cellphone' on display window, but sell it secretly

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    A cellphone described as "the most evil cellphone in history" will be debut soon. This China-made cellphone looks no different than a general cellphone, but it features a high-quality pin size concealed camera built in the battery of the cellphone which allows users to shoot things from a long distance. Users can receive and monitor information through signals from different wireless channels via 4 external screens, and signal is effective within 100 meters and strong enough to penetrate 3 walls. Because of such unique features, many worry that criminals will use this cellphone to secret videotaping that it is even more impossible to guard against sly criminals in the future.

     

    This so-called "world's first monitor-smart phone" HoncaoV8 cellphone is market to export to other countries, but only half a year ago did this phone sold in Mainland China, and sales has been unexpectedly high. Honcao V8 claims to have highly smart monitoring functions, including Bluetooth, radio, television, DVD and many other features. The phone comes with three pieces of batteries, of which one has a built-in pin size camera that can be used for remote wireless monitoring and effective distance can be as far as 100 meters while signal is clear and can penetrate 3 walls. The cellphone can record images and sound, to which users can simply place the battery on target/location which they want to monitor, then users can activate the monitoring system, and can watch from the cellphone screen as far away as 100 meters from the location/target. However, the cellphone manual introduces a solemn declaration in particular, emphasizing the use of cellphone for illegal activities such as invasion of privacy has nothing to do with the company.

     

    This newspaper's reporter found that the majority of cellphone shops in Shenzhen do not openly sell this cellphone, only secret videotaping equipment stores sell it. Some Nanjing merchants say that the phone's function is "too special" that they do not dare to sell it openly, but customers can order it and the phone will arrive in 2 days. The price order in store is lower than price online, costing only 850 dollars contrary to 1200 dollars online. So far, they have sold 12 phones in a week. This reporter than goes to Shenzhen, a popular tourist destination in the north for Hong Kong people, to Huaqiang North Road, to inquire about this cellphone sale. A videotaping equipment shop owner, Mr. Yeung says this cellphone is popular, to which he can sell 4 to 5 cellphones on average in one day. Only the day before, he has sold the last cellphone in the store and now the phone is out-of-stocks, and even industry's experts have no goods. The earliest time for him to restock is next week. Shenzhen merchants price the phone at about 1500 to 1600 dollars, but they will sell the phone even if customers negotiate to 880 dollars. Customers are mostly men, and population includes both young and middle-aged men. This reporter also goes to Sin Tat Plaza in Hong Kong where most electronic products are sold, and find that the majority of vendors did not have the cellphone on windown display. Vendors will only show the cellphone when customers inquire it, and the price for cellphone ranges from 1080 to 1280 dollars.One of the vendor, Mr. Chiu says when this model comes to Hong Kong, he can sell 40 to 50 cellphones per week. In addition, merchants in Apliu Street also sell Honcao V8. One merchant, Mr. Tam says that most of the customers are private detectives. Some customers, however, not shy to conceal that they will install the phone in bathroom to illegally videotape women. Because of this reason, Honcao V8's features attract many netizens' concern. Some netizens however have less concern, writing, "only 800 dollars with multi-functional features, cheap!" "If I put the battery in the company's office or the university dormitories, there is no doubt no one willl be suspicious or guarded, thus the privacy of others all expose in front of me." Those netizens with concern worry this cellphone may initiate a trend of secret videotaping leading to a serious violation of one's privacy and freedom. Some netizens even write, "In the future, I do not dare to use public bathrooms", and some netizens worry this 'evil cellphone' will poison the minds of youngsters encouraging them to be less moral with secret videotaping. Also, many netizens question whether this "evil phone" is legitimate and call for the Hong Kong Administration to step up monitoring.

     

    Honcao V8 functions include:

     

    • Wireless remote control, batteries containing pin size camera lens, the effective distance to monitor is 100 meters and users can watch in real time
    • A large display screen, 130-megapixel with two-sided camera that users can use the front and back of camera for shooting, with night shot mode available.
    • DV video camera, supports MPEG-4 or 3GP format.
    • Can connect to a TV, can watch television and DVD.
    • Bluetooth, radio, MP4 video player and GPRS for Internet.

    Can traditional soybean shop survive the change of time?

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    Can traditional soybean shop survive the change of time?

    source: takungpao

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    Hidden behind Sunbeam Theatre in North Point, though 'Tak Hing Long' soybean store mainly sells ordinary homemade food such as bean curd, fermented bean curd, the store, however, is the fruit of 3 generations effort of Mr. Liu's family.

     

    Because business is difficult to do, Mr. Liu has to succumb to the adversity of life to also sell pan-fried baozi(bun) and potsticker. This change of adaptation dilutes "Tak Hing Long" traditional value, but shop's tofu, which has became famous and successfully ventured out of Hong Kong, has attracted Japanese tourists to solely come to Hong Kong for shop's tofu. However, Mr. Liu still believes the prospect of this traditional industry is becoming dimmer and dimmer, therefore losing this traditional skill is just a matter of time. As a father, he hopes for his children to find a better job, because after all, which father doesn't want their children to achieve outstanding success? Moreover, young people have infinite dreams and short patience who do not want to stick in a small shop. And so, only a little grandson with a hazy notion of adversity is left in the shop watching the grown ups make pan-fried baozi and potsticker.

     

    Is it really unavoidable to have a tradition disappear?


    Spoiled by parents, 80% of two-years-old still cannot eat on own

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    Spoiled by parents, 80% of two-years-old still cannot eat on own

    source: takungpao

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    A survey showed that nearly 80% of toddlers had to be fed by parents or domestic workers, and they did not have the ability to eat by themselves

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    Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific of Chinese University of Hong Kong revealed the result of a survey on 2 years old independent skills yesterday, of which nearly 80% respondents had to be fed by their parents or domestic workers, and 50% of toddlers still could not eat on their own by the time of two-years-old. In addition, of all respondents, 90% of them had visited the doctors when sick, and half of them seeked medical treatment due to respiratory diseases; over 20% of children seeked treatment for more than 4 times in the past six months, to which the highest frequency was 22 times, which was well above the average frequency in other countries, thus showing the phenomenon of blindly seeking treatment.

     

    Through toddlers' growth development, medical treatment and dietary habits, "Hong Kong toddlers health and development survey" visited a thousand parents with toddlers of six months to three years of age to understand the environment in which Hong Kong toddlers' grew up. Results from the survey showed that respiratory disease still remained the major sickness that toddlers suffered, of which half of the respondents were taken to hospital for treatment due to cold, coughing symptoms in the past six months, and in these responsdents, over 60% of toddlers freqently had sneezing, runny nose and other similar symptoms.

     

    Data showed that the frequency of Hong Kong toddlers seeking for medical treatment was higher than the global average, for which 90% of toddlers visited doctors in the past six months, 20% of toddlers seeked treatment over four times, and the highest frequency of medical treatment was up to 22 times. Pediatrician Chiu Wing said Hong Kong toddlers health were normal but they frequently seeked for medical treatment that indicated the phenomenon of blindly seeking treatment. At the same time, parents Lacking medical knowledge and unable to make the appropriate treatment at home was another factor to blindly seeking treatment. "Toddlers have resistance to illness. For coughing, sneezing and other such symptoms, parents only need to give nutrition supplements and toddlers will improve automatically. If blindly seeking treatment and using medicine, toddlers' growth will be adversely affected."

     

    Also, Hong Kong toddlers ability to eat on their own was seriously low, of which 80% of respondents were fed by others, and 50% of two years old toddlers could not master eating on their own. Chiu Wing pointed out that toddlers' eating on their own would help exercise control over their muscles, and was an important step in physical development, therefore he suggested this step not to be replaced by adults. In addition, the survey showed that the average age for a child to walk is 12 months old, more than 60% of child are able to speak at 1 year old while 20 months old are already able to express self in a complete sentence, for which findings were in line with international standards.

     

    Registered dietitian Kan Yuen-Man pointed out that the period between one to three-years-old was a crucial period to develop children's dietary habits, and good dietary habits could promote children's language skills, and intellectual development. She said that child malnutrition rate in Hong Kong was extremely low, but the prevalence of nutritional excess existed. She also said excessive protein intake was one of the major causes of obesity in children, and high-protein food such as milk especially caused obesity, such that children drinking more than three cups of milk a day could cause problems.


    Father sent to prison for bringing sons along to steal toy models

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    Father sent to prison for bringing sons along to steal toy models

    source: takungpao

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    Receiving $15,000 CSSA a month, an unemployed "thief father" taking 2 minor sons to Justco in Tuen Mun, together to steal 39 boxes of model worth of 12,000 dollars, with the intention of selling the models for profit. The father involved in the case had similar theft records, and was on probation when he committed the crime. In Tuen Mun Magistracy yesterday, he pleaded guilty to theft and conspiracy to theft charges, and was sentenced to 18 months of prison including previous 8 months of probation.

     

    When making his ruling, the magistrate spoke in earnestness to the defendant that he, not only did not serve as a good role model as a father of four children, but to even bring them along to commit crime, was no different than teaching his sons to be a thief. In addition, the court had granted the defendant numerous opportunities, but he did not cherish them, instead conspiring with his 2 sons to commit a crime during probation, therefore it was offensive and the defendant must be dealt with severely. But Defense lawyers said in mitigation that the defendant had been unemployed for many years, and fathered 4 children ranging from 4 to 15 years of age with his live-in girlfriend. Though receiving 15,000 dollars CSSA, after fundamental expenses, he still struggle with financial problem, in particular to have a large family to support, and still borrowing money for his girlfriend to carry out abortions. Nevertheless, the defendant regreted his mistakes, and promised to give up his bad habit of frivolous spending.

     

    The defendant, Lam Wah-On, an unemployed father (38 years old) and his 8th grader son were alleged to have stolen 39 boxes of toy models, worth a total of 12,000 dollars, in Justco at Tuen Mun Town Plaza on May 9th and 16th this year while the second defendant, unemployed father's 9th grader son, was charged with the conspiracy of theft for conspiring with defendant Lam and 8th grader son on May 16th. The prosecution revealed that the defendant had 5 theft records. The crime committed in previous year was the same as this crime for stealing toys and intimidating toy store staff.


    Fresh Fish Traders advocates free education with a $80,000 project

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    Fresh Fish Traders advocates free education with a $80,000 project

    source: mingpaonews

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    Leung Gei-cheong, principal of Fresh Fish Traders' School (near the window) plans to exempt students from exercise books fee for a year for the next school year with the use of 800,000 dollars donation, but the textbooks needed to be recycled in use. The photo shows students reading in the Principal's Office.

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    Taking care of grassroot students is the mission of Fresh Fish Traders' school, and the school receives public donations from enthusiastic people. The school single-day combined donation records a total of 110,000 dollars, and checks received occupy the entire principal's table.

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    Despite Hong Kong offers 12 years of free education, family inevitably has to pay more than 2,000 dollars a year for books. Thus, Fresh Fish Traders' School launches a 80 million project-"three-free Scheme" exempting student books fee, classroom fee and extra-curricular activities fee by the next school year, in addition to giving school bags, pencil cases, other such stationery to realize free education for all. Parents benefiting from this project can save nearly 3,000 dollars.

     

    Since this newspaper featured an article on Fresh Fish Traders' school "exchange homework for food" program, from Feburary to date, Fresh school has received donation everyday. The highest single-day donation record is 110,000 dollars and as of yesterday donation reached 120 million in contributions. As a result of idealist donation, starting 2009/2010, the school will implement a 800,000 dollars "three-free Scheme" program, exempting students a year of exercise books fee, classroom fee, extra-curricular activities fee, and the school has plans to offer free or reduced cost breakfast. A total of 300 students from Freshh school will be exempt from classroom and extra-curricular activities fee for one year and 180 students who are not CSSA recipients can be exempted from paying the expenses of exercise books for a year. Aside from free exercise books and learning fee, Fresh Fish Traders' School will give a school bag, a pencil case, a stationery package to all students from the donation.

     

    Introducing free education is the principal of Fresh Fish Traders' School, Leung Gei-Cheong's dream, and he hopes to exempt students from school expenses with the contributions. Leung Gei-cheong says that the majority of Fresh Fish Traders' School students come from the grassroots level, and he hopes that each student will be given an equal opportunity to learn, "parents have to rely on borrowing money for the purchase of textbooks for their children in the past, I hope this project can reduce the burden of the parents." The annual cost of the program is 800,000 dollars, to which Leung says, "At least we can implement the program for one year, then, we'll take a step at a time." Leung Gei-cheong says that although the exercise books are free of charge, the textbooks bought by schools will be reused, so students need to properly preserve them, if students vandalize the textbooks or even deliberately draw on textbooks to "unusable", the school will require parents to compensate.

     

    Fresh Fish Traders' school receives many types of donations, some donors directly send checks to the school; some people donate toys and stationery received from buying food in fast food restaurant, and a manufacturer in Dongguan specifically produces school bags and pencil cases with the school's logo also produces an additional 30 pencil cases hoping to help attract more students to enroll in the school. Due to Type A H1N1 influenza epidemic, Fresh Fish Traders' School creates an "alternative" benefit from the contribution, of which the school has been donated 280 boxes of masks. Principal Leung says that each student will be given a box of masks, and students may wear a mask if necessary to classes. The school has also allocates 12,000 dollars to install a hand sanitizer machine outside of each classroom, making that a total of 22 machines, to encourage students to pay attention to personal hygiene.

     

    "I hope that more students can study hard!" over 70-years-old Mrs. Tse says she is touched after she read the article on Fresh Fish Traders' school "exchange complete homework for food" program. Mrs. Tse is a resident in Canada too, and while she returns to Hong Kong to visit relatives, she carries 50 cans of canned food from Tsz Wan Shan to Tai Kok Tsui's Fresh Fish Traders' school in order to encourage students to study.

     

    On return to Hong Kong to visit relatives last month, Mrs. Tse stays in a relative family home in Tsz Wan Shan. Mrs. Tse has donated twice to Fresh school. In addition to donating food, toys, she also donates 50 cans of luncheon meat on the day before she returns to Canada. Mrs. Tse says, "When the Japanese invaded China, people were charitable to offer me food, and that's how I can survive to today." She says if no one has helped her that day, she can not survive to this day, so she wishes to help others with her ability.

     

    Principal Leung is shocked while grateful for old lady's kindness after witnessing a more than 70-years-old woman carrying 50 cans of canned food to school. After Principal Leung stacks all 50 cans of canned food, the canned goods cover the entire sofa, as if a "canned goods Mountain", he says, "If students don't study hard, they are inhumane! "


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