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Post time 2007-7-24 01:52:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by schreiber at 23-7-2007 05:47 PM
Sadly, my opinion of China has been souring rapidly due to contact with people on this forum. Perhaps you can understand.

Let me help you:
tongluren - lives in USA
mengzhi - lives in Australia
whampoa - lives in Singapore
changabula - posting times show he is not in China and there is very little evidence that he is Chinese

Just some of the usual suspects ....

DO NOT make a judgement of China based on any of those posters. Best thing to do is go and spend some time there: it is a mix of fascinating, amazing, surprising and interesting! However it is NOT better or wose than any other country, just different.
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Post time 2007-7-24 04:28:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by schreiber at 23-7-2007 07:20 PM

So, do you think they're jaded expats or?

Two of them appear to be overseas Chinese ... I suspect that they are living a life that the average Chinese in China may never achieve.
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Post time 2007-7-24 06:32:58 |Display all floors
Many countries, from South-East Asia to Africa, look up to China for aid and trade and as a working model, rather than the United States.

China has been growing at the rate of more than 9 percent for the past two decades or so, and is expected to become an economic and military heavy weight in the coming decades. Even Vietnam, growing at more than 8 percent, has begun to follow the Chinese model.

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Post time 2007-7-24 06:38:52 |Display all floors
Africa turns to China for role model
Updated: 2007-04-15 10:06

Africa is increasingly turning not just to the West, but eastward to China for financing to help its economic development, and as a role model in combating the continent's poverty.

Trade links between fast-growing economic powerhouse China and Africa have taken a leap forward since 2004, when President Hu Jintao announced a drive to strengthen relations with the continent -- the world's poorest despite being rich in energy and minerals.

"Clearly we all have a lot to learn from China," Liberian finance minister Antoinette Sayeh said at a news conference in Washington on Saturday. "China has made more progress than anywhere in the past few decades in combating poverty."

African nations are embracing China with open arms, and international lenders like the World Bank are talking with the Chinese about working together there.

"Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania -- these are countries that have pretty good economic management and in those, the World Bank is interested in working with Chinese partners," David Dollar, World Bank China country director said.

Dollar said the World Bank was interested in working with the Export-Import Bank of China in some African countries to help finance infrastructure projects like the construction of roads and power plants.

China, A Good Partner

China announced in January it would lend Africa US$3 billion in preferential credit over three years and double its aid and interest-free loans. Signs are that there is more to come.

Over the next three to four years, Zambia expects Chinese firms to invest US$800 million in a new economic development zone near a Chinese-operated copper mine, Zambia's finance minister Ng'andu Magande said on Saturday.

The zone will include facilities for copper processing and for the production of cables for export back to China, and likely other markets including the United States, he said.

China's growing role could also point to a longer-term shift in the global pattern of trade, African officials say.

"Historically the pattern of trade has been north/south, but we think the east/west, or south-south axis can be a good complement to this," said Rama Sithanen, finance minister of Mauritius.

In 2006, trade between China and Africa reached US$55.5 billion, a jump of 40 percent on the previous year.

Africa's relative openness to Chinese investment contrasts with a wary attitude in the United States, which relies heavily on China to finance its large trade deficits but has so far shown resistance to Chinese attempts to buy US companies.

In 2005, CNOOC was forced to withdraw a US$18.5 billion takeover bid for US energy firm Unocal Corp., due to heavy opposition from lawmakers who accused the deal could threaten US national security and violate rules of fair trade.

Zambia's Magande said Africa had no such concerns, and that the partnership between the two nations was based on long-term mutual interests.

"It's not a military issue and it's not a political issue. It's a development issue," said Magande. "China is a good partner."
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Post time 2007-7-24 06:45:13 |Display all floors
Looking for a role model

Should the Arab world follow China, or follow India, asks Ayman El-Amir*

In a world where globalisation presents both a threat and a promise, many developing countries, including Arab ones, are grasping for the secret formula that made China and India global economic giants in the span of 25 years. With its staggering economic growth for more than a decade, China has leapfrogged from market economy to miracle economy. It achieved a 10.5 per cent increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year alone.

India, which is considered the world's fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, is poised to be the world's third economic power after the US and China in less than two decades.

While dependent on imported oil and raw material, both countries have developed manufacturing capacity that is inundating world markets.
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Post time 2007-7-24 07:47:14 |Display all floors

There should be honour among thieves too.

Comrade Chang ,

I have to protest at your merciless assault on our poor opponents . When they are already down and almost out , you do not need to head kick anymore ! Your latest contributions of  the Africans' approval of contacts and cooperation with the Chinese is the last straw .  China  ill-wishers should be kept alive or else who else can we have fun bashing up tomorrow ?  Leave them alone and let them time to pull themselves up , recoup and offer more " fun ". Then you can go and kick them again. A dead clown is no clown at all.  Cheers.

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