Author: raymondusa

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Post time 2006-1-24 11:26:52 |Display all floors

We are all lab rats...

"and not become white people's lab rats."

..or computer rats, or medical rats or...you get the point.

You must ask yourself why, with all that is good in China....no one wants to go there. Now I
do not mean "no one" but many people, for some reason (you are smart and can figure this
out), ...do not want to like under the Chinese system.

I understand you are good and honest people. You Chinese are hard working and family
people. I think the reason you are having a brain drain is not because of the Chinese people
but because your Chinese government.

Figure out why. Ask around...do some research and maybe just maybe, if you are nice...
Taiwan may help you find the answer.

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Post time 2006-1-24 11:38:45 |Display all floors

You are wrong, Mr. Fish....

...many people wants to go to China..

but who want to live in AUTHORITARIAN states.......

Taiwan has been capitulated..the answer as your American Chinese citizen Mr. Raymond has pointed out.....CHINA MARKET.....compredo!


Tell me more Irish jokes! Mr. Fish!

fm
Green Dragon.

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Post time 2006-1-24 23:07:34 |Display all floors

It's money, stupid!

Taiwan posted a trade surplus of $58 billion with the mainland last year. The island's accumulated trade surplus of $330 billion in the past years with the mainland eclipsed Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves of $253.3 billion at the end of December, 2005.

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Post time 2006-1-26 03:03:37 |Display all floors
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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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Post time 2006-1-26 05:46:52 |Display all floors
LG Kim:

I agree with you that money is not the end all, be all.  But allow me to give you another perspective.  

In an ideal world, I would love to see my Chinese sisters and brothers on both sides of the Straits peacefully co-exist, work together for the common good of China and the world, and see the interlopers for what they truly represent.  But being idealistic is not a luxury everyone can afford.  

In the real world, sometimes we don’t have an easy decision between actions that lead to a great outcome versus actions that lead to a bad outcome.  When results can vary from great to bad, the decision leading to the result, is relatively easy, all things being equal.  

There are times when the decision is not so easy, when results can vary between a horrible outcome like a military war leading to many dead people, or an outcome that one can live with, even if it is not ideal.  There are people who make these practical decisions daily somewhere in this world, balancing their practical needs, with the practical tradeoffs they are willing to live with and make.  

Taiwan is facing those practical tradeoffs now, and while financial and political leverage over Taiwan may not be ideal to bring forth a peaceful resolution, the punitive alternatives are even less desirable.  I don’t offer the punitive alternatives as a negative comparison to make the practical tradeoffs look better, but I’m confident my fellow Chinese can choose the path they can live with, even when it’s not ideal.  

Lastly, I invite you to read my article “A Plan for Peace”.   It’s not an ideal solution.  But I tried to balance the issues most important to both sides to offer a potential and peaceful resolution.

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