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Britain's fading Empire; Rising China? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-10-18 15:03:34 |Display all floors
well ,icant agree with you.
Originally posted by huang262 at 2009-10-15 13:13
China has no colonies and is not an empire. China is a country.

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Post time 2009-10-18 22:15:41 |Display all floors
Thepeop,

Russia is: geographically extensive, ethnically diverse and ruled by an oligarchy.

How does it not fit the definition he gave of an empire?
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2009-10-20 13:36:55 |Display all floors
China isn't a country - the Chinese government even calls the minority groups 'nationalities', for pete's sake.  It's a wholly artificial construct.  It didn't even really feel like a country to me, not a real one.

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Post time 2009-10-20 14:16:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Fookchew at 2009-10-17 18:38


True.  But there are more Chinese speakers that English ones. The English language owes it roots to the Romans.

The Chinese is oldest ancient language hat survived till today and it will be  ...


False.
There are more English speakers than Chinese speakers.  Chinese has more native speakers but has very few second speakers.  English has a fair number of native speakers and a HUGE number of second speakers. Making it the most spoken language on the planet.
English does not owe its roots to the romans.  Its a germanic language and old english is mutually intelligible old german.  The norman invasion of England added a lot of French, from Latin words but it is still a Germanic language.  

Similarly Japanese does not owe its roots to Chinese.  THere are a lot of loan words, but the grammar and the common speech are entirely different.

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Post time 2009-10-21 09:34:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by spari9 at 2009-10-15 11:27
The better comparison is the rise of the world rather than just China. First there was the rise of Europe, then the growth of the United States. Now we see the newest players as China, India, Brazi ...


China had risen at a time when most European nations were liviing in caves.

"When we (Chinese) were wearing silk, you were still living in caves," came from one of Somerset Maugham's plays.

The 21st Century is seeing China's PEACEFUL rejuvenation. The only one of its kind in recorded human history.

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Post time 2009-10-21 12:24:46 |Display all floors

Chinese will return home to the motherland!

Didn't u hear the saying "an animal [ I'm sure u know which one] before it dies returns home.

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Post time 2009-10-21 23:42:47 |Display all floors

Quick question - China like Britain?!

Last time I looked - The People's Republic of China does not emulate the British/Japanese Model of employing a monarch/emperor.  Hell the last one that China had was kicked out even before "The People's Republic of" was added to the title.
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