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I thought Beijing was Chinas premier city
I am an Australian considering visiting China for the first time later on this year, and so i have been reading the chinadaily for a while.|
While occaisionally bull-headed and subjective, i find the vast majority positive and informative.
The only point in this article i would discuss is ted/claires justification of the lack of central or other heating in public and private buildings. Saying this is Chinas' tactic for dealing with an energy crisis is like saying famine is Zimbabwes way of dealing with a food shortage. Nevertheless, I'll be sure to buy a nice warm coat when I visit.
In response to the garbage spewed by 'selrahc',
If i can puzzle out any meaning from his patchy rant, it's that peole in hk only go to work for 'superficial' reasons, or to personally aggravate him.
He'd have you believe that hk has things of little means called 'poor people', apparenty unknown in the rest of the world. He'd make you think (if you could understand him) that Filipinos, Indonesians and the Thai are all criminals, while he is a stand-up citizen. He fails to link prostitution with sex for money, and, lastly, he doesn't have the cognitive faculty to differentiate between a public forum, and his job as a bean-counter. Oh, and he thinks that the premier city of China is Hong Kong.
To Charles, I would say that you seem as backwards as you spell your name, and, if you don't want prostitutes to have sex for money, then i suggest you find your family a new vocation. Also, your memos at work are limited to a page because no-one wants to listen to or read your xenophobic rants. You sure have the ignorant redneck side of westernization down.
To Leo_xzh, Id say that twins start out congruent, or the same, but may become different, and so i think the analogy is a fair one. I think you may be referring to the phrase 'sister cities', where two widely different cities develop a social agreement.
Lastly, as a 'Westerner', I also disfavour the use of the term 'Westernization'. When real people talk about civilisation in other countries, it is done so in real terms. 'Westernization' is a word used by pompous Europaen and US anchorpeople and travel show hosts. When I hear the term westernization, i start looking for the cowboys.