Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:32 AM
xchrom (108,903 posts)
Eight ways China is changing your world
'To get rich is glorious'
It is now 35 years since former leader Deng Xiaoping's catchy slogan signalled China's opening to the world and ushered in one of the biggest economic success stories in human history.
Every feast must have its end
China has been growing so fast it has scarcely stopped to consider the environmental cost.
Teach the kids Mandarin?
China has long fascinated the West, but its emergence as an economic power has seen a new burgeoning of interest in its culture and language.
Keep the peace
China adopted the phrase "peaceful rise" to try and assure nervous neighbours that its new-found economic clout would not turn it into a bully.
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Eight ways China is changing your world (Original post)
Response to xchrom (Original post)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:13 AM
JackN415 (924 posts)
1. China is already a bully to its neighbors and plays a game unbefitting of a power
We are not talking about currency manipulation and unfair trade practices, which, any country would try to get some economic advantage and is understandable.
China is not matured and would do things such as choking off the export of rare-earth metal on non-sense pretext. Military, it's not just about territorial dispute, it's outright blatant and aggressive territorial expansion and annexation.
Response to JackN415 (Reply #1)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:20 AM
malaise (129,381 posts)
3. LOL - don't make me laugh
name one world power that wasn't/isn't a bully.
I'm waiting to see China's Monroe Doctrine or their Platt Amendment.
Please tell me about their military bases across the globe - you know like the British or Americans.
I have no love for China but a little historical accuracy would be nice.