Wednesday 4 September 2013
Photo, above: Gordon Chang entertains the prospect of buying a new car, thinks of Volvo – now owned by Chinese Communist Party officials – and elects to buy a Chevy Cruze. " I've just bought a Chevy and am really happy with it." (Hour 2, Block A)
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Co-hosts; Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, and Dr. David M. Livingston, The Space Show.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Richard McGregor, Financial Times journalist and award-winning author of The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, in re: Xi is throwing his weight around; looks like a classic Chinese Communist Party investigation leading to a purge or the "oil gang" and then of Zhou Yangkang, the top leader (not CNOOC but CNPC) – they get your minions, make them confess, then com for you. We're reduced to Kremlinology here. They never go for anyone in the inner circle. The Communist Party catches and kills its own. No one in the Standing Committee could be investigated because they'd have to authorize it; they are thus above the law. Xi must be pretty confident to pull this off so soon; recall that Zhou was once head of the Secret Police. A "naked" official is a corrupt one who's taken his ill-gotten gains out, sends his whole family out ahead of him so he can't be caught via relatives. One such has bought a huge house in Walnut, California. Many such families are now in Princeton – big house, a few Mercedes in the driveway; it has everything but dad, who's back in Beijing. In Sydney, Australia, where real estate is absurdly high: Deng __ 's son bought a $40 mil house, then stupidly got in a fight with the local community board; it splattered all over the press. Lawless and reckless men.
Crackdown on corruption spreads in China As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, China's ruling Communist Party is targeting the traditional moon-cakes, both sweet and savory, that Chinese people give and enjoy, or use as business bribes. Officials nationwide have been warned not to spend public money on gifts such as luxury moon-cakes — made with expensive ingredients and premium packaging — as part of a campaign against "four forms of decadence," state news agency Xinhua reported. The party is taking aim at its top people, too. Xinhua reported Sunday that Jiang Imine has become the highest-ranking party member to be investigated in a months-long anti-corruption drive by Xi Jinping, who took over as party chief last November in a once-a-decade transition. The chief regulator of China's powerful state-owned companies, and former chairman of China National Petroleum Co., the world's second-most valuable oil producer after Exxon Mobil, Jiang is suspected of "serious discipline violations," Xinhua said, using party speak for graft. He spent most of his career at CNPC, where four senior executives were sacked in the past week for similar violations.
According to reports in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post and The New York Times, Zhou Yongkang, a former chief of internal security and an oil industry patron to Jiang and others recently probed, is also under investigation. Zhou was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the peak of power in China, who was replaced last fall. Every new Chinese leader vows to make fighting the nation's endemic graft a top priority. Many of the people they rule remain unconvinced that a one-party system, where the party promises to supervise itself without independent, public oversight, can effectively tackle corruption. Xi, whose own family has profited greatly from his rise, according to a Bloomberg investigation, has proved louder than most in his calls to catch "flies and tigers" — low and high-level officials. Reflecting strong public interest, plus the party's desire to publicize its success, the Beijing Times, a popular tabloid newspaper, used two pages Monday to highlight Jiang's alleged web of corruption at CNPC and print pictures of several other senior officials nabbed in recent months. Jiang's fall "showed the determination of the center to fight corruption, they not only want to catch 'flies' but 'tigers,' too," the paper's editorial said. "No one can be an exception, and nor can any realm" including energy and finance, where state-owned giants enjoy profitable monopolies and weak oversight. "Jiang is the biggest tiger to date, but this is not just combating individual corruption, but also corruption at vested interest groups, as CNPC is one of China's largest state-owned companies," said Wang Yukai, a public policy expert at the National School of Administration, a training center for bureaucrats. Xi deploys "considerable strength to combat corruption, however high the person or great their power," said Wang, who hopes a five-year program against corruption, announced last week, will bring greater use of the law and the anti-graft system. Xi has consolidated power more quickly than his predecessors and started his anti-graft fight at an earlier stage, said Mao Shoulong, a public administration expert at People's University in Beijing. "Like anywhere, the problem is how to restrict power. Xi Jinping says power should be put in a cage and kept in check by the rules of the system, and we would welcome that," he said. "On corruption, Chinese people want to see radical treatment, not just . . . [more]
Xi Jinping rallies party for propaganda war on internet President's battle cry against 'rumour-mongers' in speech last month is revealed, with call for a 'strong army to seize ground of new media' President Xi Jinping has issued a call to arms against the country's unruly internet, ordering the Communist Party's propaganda machine to build "a strong army" to "seize the ground of new media". Xi's remarks, made during a national meeting of propaganda chiefs in Beijing last month, came just as the central government was stepping up its campaign against internet "rumours" and reining in influential online celebrities who can command millions of followers. The August 19 speech was reported the next day by the state agency Xinhua, but it is only in recent days that some of Xi's more combative remarks have come to light. The comments were confirmed by senior media sources who were summoned to internal briefings on the keynote speech in the past week. "The wording of his speech relayed in internal briefings is far stronger," said a source. "The most impressive [point] is that Xi said the Communist Party should be combative, instead of being passive, and it should wage a war to win over public opinion. Xi also ordered the propaganda apparatus to form a strong internet army to seize the ground of new media," he said. The speech laid the ground for recent events that shook the new-media world.
On August 20, Beijing police detained several people connected with Beijing Erma Interactive Marketing and Planning, including internet celebrity Qin Huohuo , on suspicion of rumour-mongering. On August 23, Chinese-American businessman Charles Xue Biqun , better known to his 12 million Sina Weibo followers as Xue Manzi , was detained on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes. For the past two weeks, state media have rolled out one commentary after another warning "big V" internet celebrities - people whose identities have been verified by social media companies - not to misuse their influence by spreading rumours. Media sources said Xi's August 19 speech ordered officials to "unite all intellectuals". The remark was interpreted as meaning mustering as many intellectuals as possible to back the party's agenda. "It is a continuation of the style during the Maoist era to set intellectuals apart from the public," one senior state television journalist said. Another media source said Xi also highlighted the ban on the media spreading the "universal values of the West", because there are "no such things as universal values". Mainland universities have been banned from teaching "universal values", such as press freedom and civil rights, since March. Xi also called for the revival of an "ideological purification" campaign initiated by late leader Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s by upholding "four cardinal principles", said a website of the publicity department of the party's Central Committee. The principles call for the upholding of the people's democratic dictatorship, the socialist path, the party leadership and Marxism-Leninism and "Mao Zedong thought". "It shows the controls will get stricter and the room for media will dwindle further," the second media source said.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Pema Yoko, Deputy Director for Students for a Free Tibet, in re: The Chinese imperial army crashed in and drove HH the Dalai Lama out of the sovereign state of Tibet 53 years ago. Today we celebrate 53 years of democracy; we vote for our leaders, but unfortunately that can't be done by our people in Tibet, nor can Chinese people in China.
Tibetans mark 53rd Tibetan Democracy Day as Dalai Lama meets officials of Tibetan government-in-exile. DHARAMSHALA: Two years after he devolved his political role, the Dalai Lama held a closed door meeting with the officials of the Tibetan government-in-exile for close to two hours on Monday. The meeting was held at his official residence on the occasion of 53rd democracy day. Sources said the meeting was held regarding the growing controversy over the "middle-way" approach and demand for genuine autonomy among the Tibetan community. It was also aimed at reviewing the working policies of the Central Tibetan Administration. [more
On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first major multilateral summit, Tibet campaigners from around the world are delivering the message “Unite for Tibet”, and calling on world leaders to jointly tackle Xi Jinping, over his Party’s 60-year occupation of Tibet and appalling human rights abuses, during the G20 summit in St Petersburg (September 5-6). “As Xi Jinping prepares to take the stage at his first G20 summit, alongside leaders representing the largest and most influential democracies in the world, Tibetans are literally dying for freedom,” said Pema Yoko, Students for a Free Tibet International’s Deputy Director. “It’s time for G20 leaders to jointly hold Xi Jinping accountable for his failed policies in Tibet. After almost a year at the helm of China’s Communist Party, Xi has overseen a worsening crackdown in Tibet. A new global approach is needed with like-minded Governments standing together for Tibet.” With Tibetans increasingly demonstrating their resistance to China’s rule through . . . [more]
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: Hotel Mars, episode n. Pablo de León, Human Space Systems Director, University of North Dakota, in re: an Italian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, was on a spacewalk, his suit filled with water, he thought he was at risk of drowning. He tasted the water – not familiar; it was flowing around his helmet so it was very serious, he returned to the airlock, his communications system was full of water; general deep concern. Ground control begged him not to taste it; no one yet knows what was happening or how the water got there. Suit was designed – in the Seventies, to be flown in the Eighties and replaced in the Nineties – to return to Earth after each EVA (extra-vehicular activity). Chronic lack of funding prevented appropriate design. Undergarment removes metabolic heat; thought it was leak, now not at all sure. Suit was designed rather like a Formula One racer, was supposed to have a crew to attend to it minutely; but on the ISS, there's no such crew. Russian suit operates at a slightly higher pressure, and all the technology is quite different, so Americans have to be retrained. End of Sixties: new space suit concept where instead of wearing a bag, wear a sci-fi-looking, skin-tight suit. NASA still studying the possibility of using such a suit; need new textile technologies.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block D: Chris Gadomski, Bloomberg, in re:
New Radiation Hotspots Found at Fukushima The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said over the weekend that its struggles to control highly radioactive water had suffered new setbacks.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 2, Block A: Alan Tonelson, Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, in re: Chinese mfrg is now acknowledged to be shoddy. China still thinks it can turn junk out and American will still buy. What's now better understood in the US is that buying Chinese goods comes with a heavy price attached. This Mini-iPad: if it turns into a shoddy product, I'll no longer buy it. The Chinese govt recognizes that in some areas – food, low-end consumer goods –the reputation is poor. Some pollsters find that huge numbers of citizens say they realize they have to stop buying Chinese goods; but the Americans still buy. Trade numbers from a few hours show a record trade surplus of US buying. In the early 2000s, General Motors no longer cared if the fit of the trunk was correct; US mfrs took t heir eye off what matters: high quality, esp. in consumer goods and automotive. However, trade problems US mfrs face began in the Twentieth Century; we have trade deficits with every country. Construction eqpt, semiconductors, from overseas are good quality. "If you buy a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla . . . so I've just bought a Chevy and am really happy with it." ZTE is the fastest-growing cell phone company in the US.
Up-and-coming Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has hired Hugo Barra, former Google vice president for Android product management, to lead its expansion worldwide. The hiring of Barra is a high-profile move for Xiaomi, a company that only began selling smartphones two years ago, but has since become one of the biggest names in China’s tech industry. Barra announced his departure from the U.S. search giant in a posting on his Google+ page. “In a few weeks, I’ll be joining the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally—as Vice President, Xiaomi Global,” he wrote. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun and President Lin Bin both confirmed that Barra would be joining the company in posts on Chinese Twitter-like site Sina Weibo on Thursday. Xiaomi, which means “Little Rice” in English, has gained its popularity partly . . . [more]
Apple, Watch Out: Xiaomi Has Overtaken You in China On August 12, Xiaomi Tech’s latest smartphone [went] on sale in China. Priced at just 799 yuan ($130), the Android-powered Hongmi, or “Red Rice,” is expected to be this year’s smash. Even without the Hongmi, Xiaomi sells more smartphones than Apple AAPL +2.07% in China. The Canalys Q2 rankings put the Cupertino-based company in seventh place with 4.8% of the Chinese market. Xiaomi, which means “Small Rice,” is one notch above with 5.0%. Apple may be just a shade behind Xiaomi in China, but it is miles from Samsung, which sold 17.6% of the smartphones there last quarter to take the top ranking. Four domestic companies—Lenovo, Yulong, ZTE , and Huawei—ended up in spots two to five. Lagging behind in China makes a difference. More than a third of the world’s smartphones were sold there last quarter, according to Canalys, and Apple is sinking fast in that market, losing almost half its share in a year. Its fans are waiting for the successor to the iPhone 5, but even . . . [more]
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 2, Block B: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, in re: The hidden gulag: one of the six known operational prison camps, near the Chinese border, has ceased to exist – very bad PR, and any escapee could have crossed the border; but of the 30,000 prisoners a year ago, only 8,000 survived starvation; certainly no evidence that they were transferred. From 22,000 to 27,000 prisoners starved to death. We now have sources inside North Korea, contacted on smuggled Chinese mobile phones, who can visually confirm accuracy of reports. Guards and prisoners report human experimentation suffocating gas used to kill prisoners in gas chambers. DPRK has established a pattern of abducting US citizens to use them for bargaining. These deals are not negotiated on the ground – this regime has zero credibility on the international stage.
Dennis Rodman back in North Korea Basketball star makes return visit to see his 'friend', Kim Jong-un, amid attempts to have American Kenneth Bae freed. The basketball star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea for the second time this year for what he says is a friendly visit to his friend, the communist nation's leader, Kim Jong-un. But he is playing down speculation his trip is aimed at freeing the jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae, saying there's been "nothing promised". Rodman spoke briefly to reporters on Tuesday while transiting at Beijing's airport on his way to Pyongyang. "I'm going to North Korea to meet my friend Kim," he said. "It's a friendly gesture." "I just want to meet my friend Kim, the marshal, and start a basketball league over there," Rodman said. "I have not been promised anything. I am just going there as a friendly gesture." Early he told the Reuters news agency: "I'm just going there on another basketball diplomacy tour." Rodman first met Kim, a basketball fan, during a visit in February to promote the sport and make a film. Later, he famously asked in a tweet for Kim to "do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose". US officials frowned on the trip for . . . [more]
HRNK Launches New Report: North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), a US-based non-governmental organization, has launched a new report by David Hawk, updating the current status of the North Korean political prison camp system. The report was made possible by funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF). The report confirms the closure of two of North Korea’s known six political penal labor colonies, finding “extremely high” the total number of prisoners remaining incarcerated on political grounds, reported missing and unaccounted for, and who have died in detention. The report builds on the 2012 HRNK report Hidden Gulag Second Edition by the same author, drawing on recent satellite imagery analysis, interviews with former camp prisoners and guards as well as new sources of information within North Korea. Through this vast system of unlawful imprisonment, the North Korean regime isolates, banishes, punishes and executes those suspected of being disloyal to the regime. They are deemed “wrong-thinkers,” “wrong-doers,” or those who have acquired “wrong-knowledge” or have engaged in “wrong-associations.” Up to 130,000 are known to be held in the kwan-li-so penal labor colonies where they are relentlessly subjected to malnutrition, forced labor, and to other cruel and unusual punishment. Thousands upon thousands more are forcibly held in other detention facilities. North Korea denies access to the camps to outsiders, whether human rights investigators, scholars, or international media and severely restricts the circulation of information across its borders. In Camp No. 22 in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province, one of the two closed camps, the prison population is said to have dwindled dramatically prior to closure in 2012-2013 from 30,000 to between 3,000 and 8,000, reportedly due to severe food shortages inside the camps. “If even remotely accurate, this is an atrocity requiring much closer investigation,” concludes David Hawk. HRNK’s report examines whether the dismantling of Camp No. 18 in Bukchang, South Pyongan Province, finalized in 2006, which resulted in the release and rehabilitation of all but a fraction of the inmates, could serve as “a precedent” for . . . [more]
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 2, Block C: Peter Navarro, UC Irvine & Death by China producer, in re: China has the same rogue-regime deal w Syria that it has with Sudan: uses its Security Council veto to protect the rogue; in exchange gets access to oil supply and access to Syria's domestic market for sales. China's helping Syria pump oil, move it through Iran and thence ship it to China. The notion that the US president will intrude in this deal is laughable. China seems to have provided precursors to the neurotoxins. This is part of China's rogue-regime network. Why do our politicians not see this as part of the larger picture of China? it wants no one meddling with any regime change based on massive human rights violations because China can’t look in the mirror. Whenever he UN imposes sanctions, China slips in and conducts trade: not only for cash, but to promote authoritarianism and disseminate nuclear and other destructive weaponry that'll be used against the West. AS the US proposes to fire missiles at Syria, China suddenly takes the moral high ground, with much irony. If the US could wipe out the Syrian air force, it might be worth it; otherwise, this is a bad plan. While the US is involved with the Middle East, China will reinforce its mischief against Japan, the Philippines, and perhaps their neighbors. US mil assets will be in the Med, not in the East China Sea protecting the Senkakus, or in the South China Sea protecting Scarborough Shoals. This US op gives China leave to shoot missiles at Taiwan – pretty scary. Historically, China uses crises like these to engage in mischief below the radar. Our Secy of State uses big words but is in over his head; the president after six years hasn't parsed _______ and figured out China.
China said its economic slowdown was intentional. President Xi Jinping said he would “rather bring down the growth rate to a certain extent in order to solve the fundamental problems” that are holding back the economy. Meanwhile, a measure of China’s services activity reached a five-month high in August.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 2, Block D: Joseph Sternberg, WSJ Asia editorial board, in re: [Syria] the damage is already done with all the to-ing and fro-ing about was it or was it not a red lie? This gives China a lot of liberty in East Asia. JB: "The US draws a line in the sand and the tide comes in."
Stay the Course on Investing in Asia; Recent market turmoil is a buying opportunity for far-sighted companies. Given the U.S. economy's sustained recovery, it is all but certain that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce bond-buying later this year and end it completely sometime in 2014. As real U.S. interest rates inch up, investors are pulling money back from emerging markets. With the tide of easy money receding, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Turkey and a host of others face growing current account deficits, declining currencies, and a sharp slowdown in economic growth rates. The ongoing turmoil poses a dilemma for multinational companies. Should they declare victory and come home because the emerging market story was mostly hype and is now over? Or should they look at the turmoil as an opportunity to acquire cheaper assets and deepen their commitment to emerging markets? Both past experience and conditions on the ground suggest that the second approach would be the smarter one. As a group, emerging markets—economies classified by the World Bank as low- or middle income—are stronger now than they ever have been. In 2000, emerging markets' external-debt-to-GDP ratio stood at a reasonable 35%. Today, it is less than 20%. In 2000, emerging markets' foreign reserves equaled less than 10 months of imports. Today, they equal almost 16 months of imports. Most emerging markets now have flexible exchange rate policies. Thus, while individual countries could still get into serious trouble, there is almost no risk of a world-wide emerging market meltdown.
Importantly too, emerging markets have acquired bulk and are still growing faster than developed economies. Their share of global GDP was 32% in 2012, compared to 17% in 2000. Even at an estimated 4-5% economic growth rate in 2013, emerging markets will grow three times faster than the 1.2-1.5% growth rate projected for the developed economies. The current turmoil is a direct result of weaknesses in political and economic governance. Emerging market governments have a history of undertaking reforms only when facing a crisis. As reforms usher in faster economic growth, growing tax revenues, and inward flows of foreign capital, politicians become complacent—until the next crisis. That is where many of the emerging markets find themselves today. If history is any guide, the current crisis will lead to needed reforms and greater economic stability, although the process will be neither quick nor easy.
Managers should remember that strategy is about making the right long-term choices rather than short-term tactical ones. By this standard, emerging markets . . . [more]
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 3, Block A: Suhrith [friend in Sanskrt] Parthasarathy, NYT, in re: Bad History Mars Indian Movie on Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination carried out on May 21, 1991; by a suicide bomb, carried by a woman pretending to be a supporter; attributed to the Prabhakaran, chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), as the Tamil Tigers demanded a separate nation, a free Tamil state in Sri Lanka. Under a previous agreement, India was to send forces to assure some element of peace in the region; the LTTE leader was angry and had Rajiv killed. Bollywood now produces a film on the matter in which it invented its own facts – it’s not a whit better than Zero-Dar-Thirty on the death of bin Laden. Important to know of the riots that triggered the civil war. By SUHRITH PARTHASARATHY
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 3, Block B: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, in re: China enjoys a lot of trade with Syria. Current Chinese campaign vs corrupt officials, starting w Bo Xilai; a more significant campaign against the stooges of a former member of the Standing Committee: the Petroleum Faction - Xiou Yangkang. Unwritten rule that members and former members of the Standing Committee are not prosecuted, which means that people know they won't be investigated and so will keep secrets. As this rule is broken now, possibility that Chain could descent=d into chaos. It’s said that Xi has already achieved a huge amt of power; I think not: Maoism is not a good sign. A naked official is one who sends his family and funds overseas, stays back to continue sucking up money, expect that the whole place will fall apart. Lots of 'em in Princeton. Mainland students arrive here unaware of Tibet; Students for a Free Tibet expose these young people for the first time to the truth. Buy Asia now that prices are low? Not: the risks are genuinely too high. "You can’t catch a falling knife." – all proverbs originate in China!
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 3, Block C: Devin Leonard, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: ACO – accountable care organization. Wall Streeet's Prescription for Hospitals Ralph de la Torre, chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System, the Boston-based hospital chain owned by Cerberus Capital Management, says he has created the ultimate business model in the era of Obamacare by consolidating several failing hospitals and centralizing services. Is it a bold vision or a private equity investment gone wrong? . . . [more]
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 3, Block D: Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, in re: The launch date for India’s GSLV rocket has been pushed off until December in order to thoroughly investigate what caused the fuel leak during the scrubbed launch last week.
[Recall: "There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Russian way."] The Russian way: In an effort to deal with their quality control problems the Russians plan to consolidate their space industries into a single company controlled by the government. This is not a good sign for the future competitiveness of the Russian aerospace industry. Consolidation will only reduce competition and innovation, while placing the government in control will only increase bureaucracy.
More extreme weather, eh? There were no Atlantic hurricanes in August this year, for the first time in eleven years. As I’ve noted repeatedly, there is no evidence yet of an increase of extreme weather events as predicted by global warming advocates. In fact, some recent data suggests a decline, though I personally wouldn’t take that seriously either. So, when Al Gore or Barack Obama or Dianne Feinstein starts running around like Chicken Little, claiming the sky is about to fall, remember these facts. The next IPCC report: “The timing couldn’t be worse.” The author describes how the new report, due out in just a couple of months, is probably already obsolete because of a slew of new papers documenting the long 10 to 15 year pause in global warming that was not predicted by any of the climate models used by the IPCC. This quote sums things up nicely, however: Due to a ‘combination of errors’, the models have overestimated warming by 100% over the past 20 years and by 400% over the past 15 years.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton (1 of 4)
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton (2 of 4)
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 4, Block C: Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton (3 of 4)
Wednesday 4 September 2013 / Hour 4, Block D: Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton (4 of 4)
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Hour 1: Assassins Creed. Science Fiction, Vol I, hour 1.
Hour 2: Inception. The Artist. Empire Total War. Underworld: rise up the Lycans.
Hour 3: A Passage to India. Shaolin. Game of Thrones.
Hour 4: The Pacific.