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Luxury fashion insiders look?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fashion Fan, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Yeh there can be popups on Chinese computers, if one visits the wrong websites or types the wrong things into search, e.g. Falun Gong, Tienanmen massacre, human rights, Tibet independence, etc. Sites will often 404 or "this webpage cannot be displayed". The CPC originally wanted to install something called Green Dam Youth Escort onto all computers here, a spying, monitoring and censoring program. Tencent QQ the most popular IM program in China, does monitoring and censoring, Most users have it on their computers.


    There's many sites that are blocked and censored, Facebook, Youtube, Blogger, Twitter, Wordpress, BBC China, Amnesty International, to name a few. Which are completely inaccessible, unless one uses a secure VPN or proxy, which is what I use, Plus I am using my own computer with my own software.
     
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  2. Stugotes

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    Apart from some 2008 LA Times report, is there any actual proof that luxury companies are having their products made in China?
     
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    It is the how the world of business works now. And I don't think they're going to stop this anytime soon, it could at least be regulated somehow.
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Off-topic, but I'm curious: do they actually try to crack down on people using VPNs/proxies? Esp. foreigners?
     
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    name a luxury product. alot of rag and bone stuff is made in china (even says on label) uhh most LVMH (louis vuitton and they own dior) have factories in china alot of thomas pink is made there or other countries other than england (turkey etc) <this is an LVMH holding burberry trenchcoats are made in china SOME non cashmere loro piana stuff is made in china
     
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  7. MikeDT

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  8. Fashion Fan

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    It's funny how in this article about LV it says 11 out of 13 manufacturing facilities are in France with the other 2 being in Spain. It's like they are totally lying

    independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/the-louis-vuitton-money-machine-6172675.html
     
  9. MikeDT

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    I don't think they do actually, I've never had any problem with using proxies and I don't know anyone else who has. As a foreigner here, I try not to do anything that's going to attract the attention of the Internet police and other agents. Many foreigners are here on business with Chinese companies, they probably know that they need access to Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc, in order to conduct their business. Which is worth billions to the Chinese economy.

    Sure I read somewhere that the Golden Shield, aka Great FireWall of China, is really intended as a deterrent, just to make it difficult but not impossible to bypass. Where the Internet police really do clamp down heavily though is on Chinese blogs and websites. Anything considered harmful to the PRC is quickly deleted and people do get arrested, beaten with a QBZ, dragged off to a laogai, etc.

    BTW China has a special version of Skype, that is censored and monitored. If one tries to download the regular international version from skype.com, it gets redirected to skype.tom.com, which distributes the special PRC edition of Skype.
     
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  10. 951socal

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    its not a lie

    like say i had 5 houses

    and i told you i have 3 houses 2 in france and 1 in spain

    you don't know about 2 of them, and i didn't specifically say that i DO NOT OWN them
     

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