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Will China follow USA "way of life"? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-1-11 19:32:43 |Display all floors
China is following an ultracapitalist development route now. The advantage they still have is that in the name of their "communist" ideology, they still reserve the right to interfere with the free market mechanism, which is great because any truly  free market would collapse (all banks bankrupt) in a matter of a decennium or much less. The state always needs to be ready to clean up any big mess made by the capitalist class!! Capitalism can never survive itself without profound state intervention.

Nevertheless, the "China is the greatest" rethoric and optimism should be             looked upon with suspicion by common people. It is utterly impossible that the average Chinese will acquire the lifestyle of the average American now.
That can never happen. Where would the 25 barrels of oil per year per Chinese come from? (Now 2-3!!).

That does not mean China will not surpass USA, because USA must go down.
But the world is to expect a totally new social development route from China.
Otherwise China is going to burn all its coal and convert it to gasoline, because to drive a car is the dream of any poor who wants to become prosperous in the traditional sense.

If all chinese families drive cars, goodbye to global climate!!

I suggest innovation should be towards happiness without private cars, the "Chinese way of life".

PS China has 0.15 hectares productive land per inhabitant. No way to grow a        rich diet ever. Too many people having too few resources.

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Post time 2006-1-12 10:49:36 |Display all floors
no need to follow a lifestyle of usa.

we have our own ways to enjoy our life.

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Post time 2006-1-12 11:03:22 |Display all floors
No need to follow. But happy life all over the world have many in common. :)

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Post time 2006-1-14 04:32:28 |Display all floors

China can do better than the USA way of life.

It would be a shame if too many Chinese tried to follow some of the shallow, wasteful aspects of US life.  Better to use your economic and technogical power to improve the lot of all citizens while picking and choosing the best aspects of life from your own and other  nations and incorporating them in a manner that can be sustained with China's large population.  

Sustainability wil be a real problem for all industrial nations.

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Post time 2006-8-1 23:58:57 |Display all floors
given the same level of  development in economics, chinese would be happier than the US. i bet.
even now...we are still full of hope, and most happy..
round about midnight. where theres venus and sunrise, theres home

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Post time 2006-8-2 12:11:43 |Display all floors

chinese is the greatest people inthe world

they are so great, hard-working and easily controled!

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Post time 2006-8-2 14:06:04 |Display all floors

cannot follow Amerikan way because cannot secure the same level of....

...of resources. you'll need to be "minting money" to buy up the "technology needed" as well....

and it's an expensive lifestyle....

difficult...

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