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China Has "Officially" Entered The Next Level Of Development [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-5-26 15:24:36 |Display all floors
yes, we do. It's one aspect of our culture that I do not like. It's a result of being too free, too much open spaces, and nothing to do!

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Post time 2008-5-26 15:31:42 |Display all floors
anyway, back to my arguments on this whole point of China entering the next stage of it's development...

In Britain, an act of Parliament of 1689 that established Parliament as the primary governing body of the country. It made provisions limiting royal prerogative (the right to act independently of Parliament) with respect to legislation, executive power, money levies, courts, and the army, and stipulated Parliament's consent to many government functions.

The Bill of Rights embodied the Declaration of Rights which contained the conditions on which William and Mary were offered the throne in the Glorious Revolution. The act made illegal the suspension of laws by royal authority without Parliament's consent; the power to dispense with laws; the establishment of special courts of law; levying money by royal prerogative without Parliament's consent; and the maintenance of a standing army in peacetime without Parliament's consent. It also asserted a right to petition the sovereign, freedom of parliamentary elections, freedom of speech in parliamentary debates, and the necessity of frequent parliaments.

The Bill of Rights is the nearest approach to a written constitution that the United Kingdom possesses. Its provisions, where applicable, were incorporated in the US constitution ratified in 1788.


This was significant in the world, as it established the first rule of law allowing rights of the people of a country (of a major country, it was already happening in a few smaller European countries) In particular a court system completely free of corruption. This is all to do with this argument about Europe being more developed back in the day. What all of this promoted in Europe was competition and trade amongst the people, causing Britain to flourish and become the richest nation in the world, as compared to all the stagnant controlling empires around the world who remained stagnant in order to keep the people from having any rights. This kicked of agriculture and the industrial revolution.

They say that a sign of a developed country is that instead of a grand palace in the centre of their city they have a market. So there's the answer China, turn the Forbidden city into a marketplace!

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Post time 2008-5-26 15:37:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middleway at 2008-5-26 15:24
yes, we do. It's one aspect of our culture that I do not like. It's a result of being too free, too much open spaces, and nothing to do!



yea, yr desert got too much space.......

nothing to do???

no wonders the aborigines got hard life

even young ones got rape i was told
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-5-26 15:43:39 |Display all floors

internationalist ?

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Post time 2008-5-26 20:08:30 |Display all floors
MW,

I hope you realize that those only formalize rights everyone believed they had.
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2008-5-26 22:32:07 |Display all floors
the transparence of GOV inspire us chinese to do more ,for our nation ,for ourselves ,because we believe china is get stronger and stronger .

though some adverse news still exist ,we should have big confidence that just a episode in the course of development .:):)

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Post time 2008-5-27 16:23:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-5-25 10:59
Kodama,

Developed here means that a country is at the technological frontier of its era and cannot possibly enjoy  accelerated growth due to absorbing already-invented technologies.


Did you make that definition up? The very premise of it seems ridiculous. When the UK was undergoing its Industrial Revolution the United States was still an agrarian economy. The Industrial Revolution in the U.S. ultimately only went into full swing in the post-Civil War era and we were still not at the level of the UK. Yet somehow you're suggesting we are at the same stage of development. Positively silly.

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