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  2. You're a non-Chinese who has studied some Mandarin and is now totally inspired to get a super awesome IB job in China? That's fantastic. Despite my sarcasm and what others may say, it is possible to get a job in investment banking in China as a ...

    58 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  3. Hey Guys, I was wondering whether or not It is a marketable skill to know Chinese Mandarin? I am majoring in Economics, minoring in Business Fundamentals, and taking 4 semesters of Chinese Madarin. Eventually, I would like to do business in China, I see m ...

    173 comments30 Sep 2017 -

  4. I'm currently a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai, China. Academically, I graduated from a target school majoring in Economics and Chinese. I also spent my time at college as the president of an on-campus student organization related to Finance and ...

    77 comments19 May 2013 -

  5. This week I'm going to try to give a high level view, based on my personal experiences, on what the investment banking industry is like in China. There are obviously similarities to the U.S., but also a number of key differences as well. There are ba ...

    44 comments5 May 2017 -

  6. In case you missed it, there's been an ongoing, sustained effort by the Chinese government to hack foreign governments, companies, newspapers-- basically anything or anyone with a computer. As usual, the Chinese government is trying to play coy in th ...

    45 comments19 Feb 2013 -

  7. A few days ago, I gave Miss Cleo a call and got some ideas about a different perspective on my comments last week. Specifically she told me that I was painting too nice a picture and wasn't being critical enough in my views. So without further ado, h ...

    45 comments26 Dec 2012 -

  8. Working in Hong Kong

    Investment Banking

    How important is it to know Mandarin in order to work in Hong Kong? I ask this as some one who speaks only english and french. Is still it worth me applying? china Hong Kong chinese mandarin ...

    119 comments14 May 2012 -

  9. The BRICs, four nations of undoubtably great importance in our world today. Some have equated them to the Old world's four horsemen, insolent upstarts vying to replace the old guard. To most however, we see nothing but a vast, wet, and beautiful ocea ...

    38 comments7 Dec 2010 -

  10. Soooooo China landed on the moon on Saturday, thoughts? Now China, much richer and stronger, aspires to become a globally respected power, and the government sees a major presence in space as a key to acquiring technological prowess, military strength and ...

    37 comments15 Dec 2013 -

  11. Just when you thought the pain wouldn't come, the big red boot kicked in the door waiting a vintage 1953 Kalashnikov and telling you to get your lazy American ass in shape. Well, not exactly but [/embed] Dagong's threat to downgrade U.S. debt is ...

    32 comments14 Jul 2011 -

  12. It must be an election year; the anti-China rhetoric has been hot lately. Every day there's a new story out about how the Chinese are stealing our jobs, screwing our companies, etc.; and how we are on the verge of a trade war with them. As if for the ...

    28 comments17 Jul 2012 -

  13. Hello everybody, First I want to thank you for the time, I will try to cut it short. I am a foreign student who is doing a bachelor degree in Beijing/UIBE. I am in my third year, and I am fluent in Mandarin, passed HSK-5 2 years ago, taking all my courses ...

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  14. Not to start any conspiracy theories here, but I just got off Skype from an interesting debate after a conference with my firm's team in their Beijing office. Someone at their office mentioned a meeting by its execs on protocols and plans to move our ...

    45 comments14 Aug 2012 -

  15. Hello monkeys- Over the last three years, I have observed an enormous increase in the attention paid, both by sell-side and buy-side, to developments in China. One post does not do justice to the topic but hopefully this can get you started in forming a m ...

    19 comments27 Feb 2015 -

  16. The recent state dinner hosted by the White House was nothing short of lavish. Lobster, 400 dollar wine, etc. I understand the need to appear strong and stable in the eyes of the world but come on, really? 400 bucks a bottle. I'm sure the President a ...

    39 comments21 Jan 2011 -

  17. Yesterday in a further attempt to stimulate their economy, Japan announced plans to increase their asset purchase program. The move was meant to lower rates even further in order to encourage additional lending and risk taking. The program is similar to o ...

    24 comments20 Sep 2012 -

  18. How China Could Start A Financial Crisis

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    China's debt has been skyrocketing by the billions to finance their new infrastructure program, which could in turn take down the whole world's economy if it is a failure. China's current debt is 240% of their GDP, around 300% by 2020, cert ...

    15 comments29 Aug 2017 -

  19. With the recent revolutionary fervor in the MENA region, one can only wonder if and when the tidal wave will sweep further to the East. In light of recent increases in Chinese censorship it is as good a time as any to muse about the validity of the Yuan a ...

    25 comments7 Jun 2011 -

  20. short european companies that have major exposure to chinese construction? Short chinese construction companies?.... china bubble investing ...

    48 comments14 Aug 2010 -

  21. I'm looking to re-brand and apply to an MBA program this fall. Would it be advisable to apply to a top Chinese school if I'm thinking about doing PE long-term? How are their programs different than from the US programs? Do you still have summer ...

    21 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  22. this video is sick, it shows a little girl getting ran over 2 times and no one helping every one just looking; wonder what your opinion on the issue was it's graphic, but no blood and gore. Not gunna lied made me go ***** a few times. AGAIN NSFWWWWWW ...

    40 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  23. im going to china next year so im interesting in chinese culture and stuff, i have found that chinese students in my uni are very upset about the comparison between china and india. I was talking to a chinese student about india and china and he was so an ...

    34 comments25 Sep 2012 -

  24. For those of you interested in gaining a deeper level understanding of the Chinese economy and Chinese banking system, I highly rec. a recently published book called "Red Capitalism". It's written by former bankers, not economists, and it h ...

    30 comments30 Jun 2011 -

  25. For a number of years now I have been getting strange looks and my views on global economics have come into question. There is a plain and simple reason, I don't buy China. All the Chinese growth notwithstanding I am not impressed and never have been ...

    22 comments2 Oct 2011 -

  26. So 2012 is essentially over and it's been an interesting year by all accounts. I think it's been a fairly bad year, both geopolitically and in terms of finance (although for myself it's been quite good!). Some of my key moments of 2012: LIB ...

    20 comments27 Dec 2012 -

  27. There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal the other day explaining the inability of a massive Chinese state-owned construction company to complete a simple highway project in Poland. Ironic jokes about incompetence aside, this highlights an imp ...

    20 comments5 Jun 2012 -

  28. China's new leaders, President Xi and Premier Li, are rumored to be removing the one child policy by as early as the end of this year according to BoA economist, Ting Lu. If one parent comes from a one child family, that parent will be able to have t ...

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  29. I'm not talking about the last time I went out to a night club in Beijing (although there may actually be some correlation). This is about the demographic challenge hitting China that is only going to get worse in the future. The proportion of the wo ...

    19 comments2 Oct 2012 -

  30. China; the birthplace of Kung Fu, fireworks, hot asian women, and fake Louis Vuittons. It's meteoric rise in power is unparalleled throughout history. Though largely hated in the old world, some say that it's the future, the new frontier, the pl ...

    20 comments9 Nov 2010 -

  31. IBD in Beijing

    Investment Banking

    I saw a posting for an analyst at a BB IBD for full-time in Beijing. Mandarin is requirement; i am wondering what proficiency are they expecting? china Beijing ...

    31 comments13 Feb 2011 -

  32. I am worried. Any ideas on how to counter this? In a hypothetical situation where we had to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, our carriers will be sitting ducks because of this new missile. Any ideas? http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3e69c85a-1264-11e0-b4c8 ...

    30 comments29 Dec 2010 -

  33. Should I go to China?

    Investment Banking

    Dear Friends, I am writing because I was hoping to get some advice on a decision I have to make. Someone would have to have some experience working in China/ MBA admissions to really comment, but any feedback is very much appreciated. Background: 25 years ...

    20 comments7 Jan 2015 -

  34. Just curious for those readers from Shanghai, what is the going rate for an hour with an escort nowadays? I received a call on the room phone in the Hotel I am staying in (escorts basically call every room hoping to get a guy on the line) Anyways it is an ...

    27 comments9 Oct 2011 -

  35. Every office has their winners, but here are just a few of the goofy things you might encounter while working with Chinese colleagues. Those with China experience, definitely sound off at the bottom here. 1) Now while I'm sure what I eat in the offic ...

    16 comments22 May 2013 -

  36. Who and what were they? With 2010 fast coming to a close, we say goodbye to another decade and enter one anew. 2001-2010 was not without its drama; we saw the horrors of terrorism with 9-11, we had the wars in the Middle East, there were epidemics, massiv ...

    18 comments18 Dec 2010 -

  37. i'm curious to hear what you guys think about China right now if europe, one of their main export destinations, is clearly going in at least a minor recession, us economic growth is consistently sluggish, and their property bubble is in the early sta ...

    25 comments9 Jan 2012 -

  38. A while back I wrote about the beginning of a World Currency War. For those who have a done a bit of travel and discussion with some of the BRIC (predominantly Western educated) intellectual elite, you know that many of these people feel it is their duty ...

    18 comments19 Oct 2010 -

  39. In short: Google.cn now redirects to Google.com. hk, where mainland users can get uncensored search results. Aside from the fact that this will in all likelihood only last for a few hours until the Great Firewall "fixes" it, how would we monkeys ...

    23 comments22 Mar 2010 -

  40. any monkeys in shanghai?

    Job Search Advice

    just graduated from undergrad and moving there june 13th. looking for people to network/make friends with. pm me if interested china Shanghai ...

    23 comments31 May 2012 -

  41. Summer Internship in China

    Investment Banking

    I am currently a rising junior at a semi-target school preparing for recruitment, which is happening very soon. I will be spending the entire summer interning in China, and have just started the job at a PE firm, which does not really match my expectation ...

    13 comments21 Jun 2017 -

  42. So, I am going to say upfront that I don't like China. It's not their commoners, but their communist party and anybody who blindingly supports the bully regime. Reasons: their planned economy is wasting natural resources across the world, which ...

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  43. .. Kato's blog china investment emerging markets Benjamin Graham Blog ...

    14 comments26 Feb 2014 -

  44. Not sure if I should put this here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/... China is evil. Personally I consider myself of Taiwanese descent. Comment. china ...

    22 comments19 Oct 2011 -

  45. We all know that the People's Republic of China basically copies everyone's ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest invention is Goldman Sachs ( ...

    14 comments6 Sep 2015 -

  46. She mighty, mighty, just lettin' it all hang out. According to digitaljournal.com, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are positioned to overthrow the dollar and end US supremacy as the leading superpower. "Among the many subj ...

    15 comments16 Apr 2012 -

  47. The Road to Ruin

    Investment Banking

    A very well written piece by Roger Altman (most of you know him as CEO of Evercore) in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. Some shocking excerpts from his piece include: Economic threats have been used to influence foreign policy in the past. In 1956, du ...

    19 comments4 Nov 2010 -

  48. Okay so I just looked into glassdoor's information on 1st year business analyst/associate (entry level) at MBB in Mainland China and the overall number fluctuates around 30k-35k (USD, annually). The number is so low I even gasped when I realized that ...

    21 comments27 Sep 2011 -

  49. Working in an office in and of itself usually wouldn't expose one to hazardous conditions. The city in which one lives could have its fair share of dangers though. Crime is a given; all big cities have their fair share of crime, but it's usually ...

    14 comments15 Jan 2013 -

  50. China, the world's second largest economy and one of the scariest places on earth to drive in. After years of ridiculous growth and prosperity, figures coming out of the nation have not been so good; a rising CPI has forced the Mandarins to raise rat ...

    15 comments19 May 2011 -

  51. The US-China Trade War has lasted for almost 10 months now which has seen $250 Billion in tariffs against Chinese products and an additional $110 Billion in tariffs against US goods. Many industries have been affected and while talks have been held, littl ...

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  52. Mod Note: This is a syndication from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtna ...

    13 comments11 Nov 2013 -

  53. china dream

    Investment Banking

    guys where do u see china as an economy in a decade or two and compared to us and eu.\ Moreover isnt this the right time to pursue a career in that economy and grow with it. wouldnt it be good time to have an mba from china and work in china or asia pacif ...

    23 comments29 Mar 2009 -

  54. Every so often a thread pops up from some kid wondering if studying Mandarin in college will land him a vaunted investment banking position straight out of undergrad. The answer to this question is, in both China and New York, no. But that doesn't me ...

    14 comments12 Jun 2012 -

  55. from the Economist Spheres of influence [quote] A NEW book, discussed in this week's Economics focus, by Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics argues that China's economic might will overshadow America's s ...

    17 comments9 Sep 2011 -

  56. Hello, Can anyone provide some insight on working in finance in Asia (particularly Mainland China)? I grew up in the US and am working currently an IBD analyst in the US at a bulge bracket firm. I do have the language capability to work in China. I would ...

    19 comments5 Dec 2011 -

  57. Thanks to one of our very helpful campus reps (Jinghao Zhou at UNC)- WSO now has a Renren page- 92 followers in 4 days, (approx. 6.87439545 x 10^-8 % of the whole chinese population:) with posts to be translated into Chinese in the near future. WSO Xian Z ...

    19 comments21 Nov 2011 -

  58. Have you ever wondered if all the new stuff they're doing in China is really everything it's chalked up to be? It's a perfectly legitimate question to ask, especially so because in China appearance is far more important than substance. This ...

    13 comments23 Jan 2013 -

  59. Hello all, Im a second year undergraduate at a Spanish university looking for an investment banking summer internship in China. Ive come to see that any available internships have to be secured through an intermediary, which come at a very high cost i.e. ...

    13 comments14 Mar 2016 -

  60. Don't Blame China

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    Monkeys, it blows my mind that there are folks on Wall Street that believe the Federal Reserve can raise rates. China devaluing their currency is NOT why our markets are in turmoil. If you take a look back, there are some folks that have forecasted what i ...

    12 comments25 Aug 2015 -

  61. Got this from Zero Hege The author says 6 days but if you look at video it says 48 hours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0DSihggio&feature...! MBA china Harvard bubble Hotel ...

    18 comments12 Nov 2010 -

  62. Hi, I'm interested in pursuing private equity in an emerging market, primarily for the experience (e.g., growth focus, unique ownership structures, cultural context, 'wild west' of investing) and because I love to travel / experience new cu ...

    12 comments2 Jun 2016 -

  63. Olaf has looked into his crystal ball and sees a bright future for China in 2013. Naturally there still are serious problems that pose an existential threat to the ruling party (property prices, bank capitalization, demographic trends, wealth gap, etc.), ...

    12 comments18 Dec 2012 -

  64. Reverse Merger List

    Hedge Fund

    Can anyone direct me to a database of reverse mergers done in the last 3-5 years? Where could I find such list? Thanks! china shorts ...

    17 comments3 Jul 2011 -

  65. This past week, we saw the market impact of Investment Canada's decision to initially reject PETRONAS' (the Malaysian State-owned Enterprise) proposed takeover of Progress Energy Resources, a Canadian oil and gas company. In order to approve a t ...

    12 comments29 Oct 2012 -

  66. Jasmine Revolution?

    Investment Banking

    So with all of the events going on in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, and potentially Saudi Arabia, some have also pointed to the growing calls of revolution in China, a movement better known as the "Jasmine Revolution" Curious if anyone ...

    17 comments2 Mar 2011 -

  67. I just had this resume edited by someone "qualified". The font was changed from Times new Roman to Calibri- I think that it is somewhat unprofessional. So any font suggestions are appreciated. FYI, I'm interested in banking, corp. finance, ...

    16 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  68. Study finance in China?

    Business School and GMAT

    I appreciate that everyone on this forum is obsessed with top US programs- H/S/W etc. But seriously guys, are any of you thinking about China? In 20 (maybe even 10) years time- when all of you hope to reach the pinnacles of your dizzy stellar careers, may ...

    17 comments30 Oct 2010 -

  69. I just read an interesting article written by an American entrepreneur and former banker who has started a college loan company in China called Qifang. His name is Calvin Chin and he's a Yale grad who, after banking, worked a couple start-ups before ...

    11 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  70. This topic comes up quite a bit since I'm in Beijing ATM. But wouldn't working in China or some other Asian city be a better deal than working in a high cost American city like NYC? The main reason is the exchange rate. 1 dollar=6.35 RMB. I can ...

    15 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  71. Recent statistics show that there are about 64 million apartments and houses that have remained empty during the past six months, according to Chinese media reports. On the assumption that each flat serves as a home to a typical Chinese family of three (p ...

    16 comments16 Dec 2010 -

  72. LBS or China + CFA? What's your opinion?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi guys, I am facing the greatest dilemma of my life and I would really appreciate your inputs. Here's my situation: I just graduated with distinction from a top Canadian university with a finance major. Like many people, I got caught by the crisis t ...

    17 comments8 May 2009 -

  73. Last week the Party wrapped up its 18th Congress and announced who gets to be part of the management team for the next five years. There were a lot of questions and what-ifs revolving around what exactly the outcome would be since the guys at the top are ...

    11 comments20 Nov 2012 -

  74. Shortly before the beginning of the weeklong holiday to celebrate the founding of the PRC, former golden boy Bo Xilai was officially expelled from the Communist Party and formally charged with a variety of crimes, one of which was that he "maintained ...

    11 comments9 Oct 2012 -

  75. So basically, I want to get at a job in China. I'm currently about to start my last semester at a state school that's not much of a target for anything. I'll end up graduating with a BS in biology, a BA in economics, and a math minor. Kinda ...

    15 comments1 Jan 2011 -

  76. For over five hundred years, Western economic power has ruled over the world, but Niall Ferguson argues that the strong work ethics and brilliant innovations that made the West so great might now be just a thing of the past. With the West clamoring for le ...

    11 comments28 Mar 2011 -

  77. FBI: US Colleges Swarming With Spies

    Business School and GMAT

    This is an interesting problem that the U.S. government faces. There are a large amount of spies attempting to steal information from U.S. universities and research institutions for both commercial reasons and militaristic reasons. In response, it seems t ...

    12 comments11 Apr 2012 -

  78. Hi folks, I'm a junior three (next semester will be my penultimate year in undergrads) from one of Chinese top universities in Beijing. I've been watching WSO for a long time and some of the posts are really conducive and insightful to me. What ...

    13 comments27 Aug 2012 -

  79. China and Green Energy

    Investment Banking

    This is a sector I love to discuss and throw out there. There was a topic a few weeks back about the Wall Street 2 movie predicting the future about green technology. Here is the link to the article. It is very interesting http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/ar ...

    14 comments12 Oct 2010 - Anonymous Monkey

  80. already know they are a leading IB in China/ HK along with CICC, how's like working there as an analyst? life style? excel? pre-training? exit opps? Thanks in advance. china HK Salary ...

    14 comments9 Apr 2010 -

  81. I've read multiple assessments of HBS vs. GSB vs. Wharton across exit opportunities, school culture, brand, etc. Aiming for future in Asia, so increased brand name of HBS does come into play. Never experienced the west coast. Highly interested in VC ...

    12 comments14 Dec 2012 -

  82. If there was ever a time to pivot your attention to China, it is now. Major events are going to be happening over the next few weeks. We got kind of a head start this year with the Bo Xilai soap opera, but things are going to come to a head next month. An ...

    9 comments25 Sep 2012 -

  83. China / Career

    Private Equity

    Curious what other guys just starting out are thinking about China, other emerging markets. "Watch for China to become the world's center of private equity within five to 10 years, according to David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group.& ...

    12 comments15 Jun 2010 -

  84. To many, the PC industry is dying. The rise in popularity of smart phones and tablets has made PCs more and more obsolete, reducing margins and squeezing out small companies. Although, it certainly is not the vaunted industry of the nineties, it does stil ...

    9 comments17 Aug 2012 -

  85. History to M7 MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello WSO First time poster here. Here's my story in a nutshell: I graduated from a top 10 public in 2009 with a decently high GPA (3.7) in history. LOL @ me, right? I know, I know. Since I graduated in the worst job hiring market since at least the ...

    10 comments16 Jun 2013 -

  86. It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other chann ...

    9 comments23 May 2012 -

  87. In the comments from my post last week about differences between the US and China, a few people had expressed interest in what Chinese people see remarkable about our culture. I think the biggest thing that almost in a sense fascinates Chinese people abou ...

    8 comments29 Jan 2013 -

  88. I posted here a couple of weeks ago asking about opportunities in Beijing. It happened that a boutique became interested in me, invited me to interview, and I got the internship. So I'd really like to thank those who replied to my thread because it k ...

    10 comments24 Jun 2011 -

  89. Last week after the Chinese central bank (PBOC) announced a 25 basis point rate cut, I gained enough conviction to take a long position on Baidu which has sold off greatly along with most other Chinese equity flotations this year. The PBOC move made me be ...

    8 comments14 Jun 2012 -

  90. The Age of America ends in 2016

    Investment Banking

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380486/Th... "The International Monetary Fund has set 2016 as the year China's economy will surpass the U.S.- effectively ending the 'Age of America'. It means that whoever wins the 2012 preside ...

    10 comments25 Apr 2011 -

  91. They say the customer is always right, and when you're as dependent upon your "customers" as the US government is, I suppose it pays to offer top notch customer service. The US Treasury has entered into a first-ever direct-selling relations ...

    8 comments23 May 2012 -

  92. So in the past few months, a few, just a handful really, of Chinese worker-slaves committed suicide. Twelve Foxconn technology workers attempted suicide since the start of the year and they were the first. Now, a weak management has caved into the workers ...

    10 comments10 Jun 2010 -

  93. What can I expect out of my private equity internship this summer in Shanghai? How will it compare to a PE internship in the US? private equity china Shanghai ...

    10 comments29 Mar 2010 -

  94. Deleted21343

    Management Consulting

    - china Ernst & Young ...

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  95. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13711528 So Citi are the latest victims. This is likely to be a criminal/state attack, for what I know citi have done nothing to piss off the hactivists. It does beg the question though, hackers taking data off one of ...

    9 comments9 Jun 2011 -

  96. The emerging markets are no longer the lead contributors to growth to the world's GDP, they have been replaced by the developed nations. Japan, the U.S. and the rest of the developed markets are contributing roughly 60% of the $2.4T in new economic g ...

    7 comments19 Aug 2013 -

  97. Hi everybody, Since 2 years ago I have felt very attracted to project finance and IB in general. I took a class in project finance, and read some books, but I don't have an economics/finance background. I am currently a PhD candidate at a top univers ...

    8 comments12 Apr 2014 -

  98. What do a dead football coach, a Chinese bureaucrat, and an interest rate have in common? Standing up to call out something you see as wrong, even if it brings you down with it. Say what you will about Joe Paterno, but the bottom line is he took advantage ...

    7 comments24 Jul 2012 -

  99. Eddie Braverman's blog Well, this one might give Jim Rogers and other China bulls some heartburn. Jim Chanos explains all the ways China might be screwed, and some of them are serious problems. We don't normally associate China with excessive de ...

    7 comments22 Sep 2011 -

  100. In a world where everyone wants to be an exporter, he who has the weakest currency is king. And nobody knows this more than China. I came across this article from seeking alpha about the worsening trade situation between China and the states. [quote]" ...

    7 comments20 Sep 2010 -

  101. I was initially shocked by this commercial. Then, I laughed. What's your reaction? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlkLhVo3PbY china American Debt Salary ...

    8 comments28 Mar 2011 -