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USAnian woman: I really enjoyed my experiences in China, even though it was mixed. My heart really bled for the Chinese women, who do not have the basic rights enjoyed by us in the USA. There is really no standard of color coding women's toilets and shopping sections in malls in distinct pink so that they can easily find their way. It makes them so dependent on others, often men in asking for directions. This has to change if China wants to claim to be a first world country or an advanced civilization. Some of the signboards for women's toilets actually are in BLUE!!
UKian: I suppose they do know that they can never defeat us in the West with military force no matter how hard they try. They should really give it up and spend all that money on the proper coloured signboards for toilets, feeding the hungry on the streets and frankly better street lights where I live in China, many of the lamps have blown out and the street leading to my apartment could use some clean up.
Canadian: I think it is because of all the money they spend on nuclear energy and weapons. They are following the wrong role model on those issues - France and the USA. Canada is the ideal combination of all that is good in the West. Many Chinese agree. That is why we have such a large number of them. They are buying up some of the best houses in Vancouver and pushing up prices so that the average Canadian finds it hard to own a home.
Aussie: Tell me about it! We Aussies know that feeling. The Chinese are buying up a lot of Sydney and Melbourne. I tell them, you cannot buy democracy. Your barking up the wrong tree.
Kiwi: I think Australia has plenty of land to sell, even if not much of democracy. If as many rich Chinese start to buy up our New Zealand, we will not have a country left! We are a small nation.
English-speaking expat from Africa: It is all an ego trip for the CPC and the leaders of China to have those nuclear weapons. It does not fit in with the idea of a civilized nation, unless the nation happens to be European like South Africa or Israel. That is because Europeans are fundamentally civilized from the times of the Roman and Greek empires. We coined the word 'civilization' so we know what it really is. We are still diligently imparting it to the Africans. We resent the Chinese coming there under the guise of trade and commerce and actually practice fair trade and commerce! It takes away from our philanthropic European efforts of many centuries!
European: Well, we Europeans now have a common, united approach (with the exception of the UK) in dealing with the world ethically, even with Africa and China. We will only do so as per the European Constitution, which by the way was dictated to us by our Gods - the USAnians.
Aussie: Were the same way too. We are as independent as Europe. And YOUR WRONG Canada!
Kiwi: Well Aussie, we can still beat you in cricket!
Neutral Non-English observer: Hey, folks, but is it double standards and arrogant of you folks to write about China this way and revise history... Isn't your idea of democracy, monarchy and military spending...
English-speaking expat from Africa: Aren't you from India? What are you doing here? Shouldn't you should be charming a snake or doing a rope trick or harassing women?
UKian: He is anti-British. Look at all the thanks we get for trying to bring civilization and helping their economy.
Neutral Non-English observer: Hey, but it was the British colonials who ruined the Indian economy in the first place! You certainly have some chutzpah...
Aussie: He is anti-western. He is ungrateful for the English that he has learned and uses. It took thousands of years to develop English and we gave it to them for free. We don't want such immigrants in our country. Go back!!
USAnian: You silly Europeans and others are wasting your time and breath arguing and debating. We Americans have the best debate winner and argument finisher. We used one against Japan and people complained it was too loud. So we used milder ones against Saddam and Libya. The world has gone wimpy these days whining about collateral damage!
Some Chinese: What do you mean? Are you threatening us? You know we can respond too...
Most Chinese: <silent>
USAnian: Did you read about the industrial accident reported in Chinese media? Sad to hear about the loss of life. I wish they took greater care, followed procedures and had greater safety standards and regulations! But of course, what can one expect? It is after all not a democracy like us.
Canadian: Hey, yes, I saw that report too. But you know, the Chinese are not really communist either. They are capitalist. More capitalist than many democracies. I suppose it is a process and one day they will become like Canada.
UKian: Hey! What do you mean? Canada is modeled after the UK. It is OUR Queen that is YOUR Head of State, not the other way around. We are the little big mother country. You, the Oz and NZ are all our juniors. Don't you forget it!
English-speaking expat from Africa: The CPC is responsible for this accident and has refused to apologize to the people of the world. They have censored all the news and details so that no one knows what is happening. They are not letting western media wander freely through the accident scene. It is proof they are hiding and covering up something. I happen to know the governor of the local government to whom I sell my special 'vintage' wine and they refused to meet me as they normally do in the backroom of a fancy restaurant.
European: We have the lowest accident rate in this kind of industry in the world. We have the strictest regulations and even USAnian companies have to abide by our laws (mostly), which of course are the laws given to us in our constitution, given to us by our Gods - the USA.
Aussie: Your right.
Canadian: When you say 'Your right', Do you mean it is someone's right to say or do what he did and you are acknowledging it? Or do you mean.. Oh well, never mind!!
Kiwi: Sad to hear about this accident. I hope we can offer some comfort to the Chinese in these times. We can offer them sheep and lamb. We have more sheep in NZ than people. We can only help them so much, because they do not want to be a democracy like us, under Her Majesty.
Neutral Non-English observer: From the way I see it, more people are like sheep in many of your countries anyway...
Some Chinese: Accidents happen in all countries. Chinese will work to learn from this and get better.
Most Chinese: <silent>