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Your comments on the quote "中国不是天堂" as an understatement display your Western bias and outdated superiority. It therefore deserves a firm and immediately rebuttal from a foreign citizen of Chinese descent like me.|
With regards to the Chinese economy and good governance, you asked what can be told to you that you don't know. Well, let me enlightened your ignorant and 19th century mentality then.
China progress is not about material things and the people's well-being. It's about the progressive thought and excellent leadership sweeping the country since Deng Xiaoping transformed its society. It's about the government's determination to stamp out corruption and outdated mindsets despite its immense difficulty. Remember China has one quarter of the world's population, an old bureaucracy and a very different culture of diverse dialects. It's about changing attitudes and raising societal values.
Contrast that with the West where it is more common to see leaders of questionable capabilities, hypocritical moral values, and greed for power and self-indulgence. It's about an ex-alcoholic and incompetent person becoming president, about an impatient deputy leader pushing the incumbent prime minister of his office, about a power-hungry politician who ignores state affairs after becoming president and dumps his wife for a younger ex-model, about an ex-attorney general who rose to become governor on the ticket of championing the fight against vice and corruption only to be found to be the "hound and the hare" at the same time. And not forgetting the evangelical leaders who spew moral teachings at the pulpit but steal church funds for their luxurious and lascivious lifestyle in the at the sprawling villas, about senators running for presidential elections and doing monkey-business with a sexy model on board the yacht aptly named "Monkey Business" :-)
Let me tell you the real understatement. It is your "Tell me something I don't know" :-)
On Africa, you asked, "What kind of person ridicules Africa to prop up China?" It appears you have conveniently ignored that the Chinese comment was borrowed from Western media reports on Africa. The Chinese writer was merely repeating a global fact. If that fact is a ridicule of Africa, then the western media is damningly guilty of repeating the ridicule many times over :-)
"Without Americans consuming your products, your economy would have collapsed long ago....." appears to be the mother of all laughable trash [sorry that I've to borrow an adjective from Saddam Hussein; I know you don't like him a bit :-)] Please don't place yourself on such high moral ground lest the pedestal gives way, just like the weak American economy. Looks like you don't belong to educated elite of American society and, quite understandably, doesn't know a thing about American capitalism. Free market economy dictates that demand will go to the supply with the lowest price. It is not as if Americans is helping the Chinese factories producing the goods. If you have the time to refer back to American media reports, you'll realise that cheap Chinese goods had in fact helped to put a lid on American inflation for several years. American economists even termed it Chinese-exported deflation world-wide. In reality, without Chinese goods, American inflation would have raced ahead in tandem with its relentless consumerism (but without the savings and investments needed to finance American economic growth). In reality too, without Chinese massive purchase of American treasury bills to finance your unsustainable current account and budget deficits, the American "economy would have collapsed long ago" [pardon me for borrowing your naive statement:-)] But don't be too happy too soon though. American is merely living on borrowed time. Just you wait for the Bing Bang before the world at large decides that American isn't worth a hoot :-) I read that OPEC countries are already thinking of using the Euro as an alternative currency to price their petroleum exports. When that happens, I hope you do not have to look for a job from a Chinese factory, if you're not already working in China :-)
"You topple belligerent dictatorships, and you topple repressive governments to give the land back to the people"??? Who decides "belligerent dictatorships and repressive governments" - America or the UN??? Please remember that the UN did not sanction the American invasion of Iraq. And America wasn't able to produce concrete evidence of "weapons of mass destruction" to the UN either. Worst still, even sections of American society now realise it's a mistake to have invaded Iraq. Tell the world the truth, that is, America is only interested in protecting a continuous supply of petroleum to its shores. So, please keep your bull---- within America.
You don't care whether Saddam Hussein was producing nukes. Well, it looks like you don't care to tell the truth either. Terrorism was largely localised within countries long before the invasion of Iraq eg. Afghanistan, Ireland, Spain, Latin American etc. It didn't even acquire an global significance until after Iraq. Muslims rightly felt enraged with the unjust invasion of Iraq on the spurious ground of "weapons of mass destruction". September 11 was the Muslim world's retaliation to American invasion of Iraq. Well, looks like you know little of history too, and not just economics.
China should be the country asking, "Do Americans want China to bring wealth and happiness to them?" It depends, and your attitude could be a starting point.
As for the happenings in Okinawa, let me put in the correct perspective. American atrocities in Okinawa has been there for years. The Japanese government actually turned a blind eye to the issue until the last couple of years when Okinawans took to the streets in large numbers. When that happens, no government can afford to ignore public opinion and it had to appear to act. I'm afraid your last comment on that point is untrue.
On polluted cities, the Chinese is morally honest to admit there's much room for improvement. That is not to say westerners can cook up fictitious statistics like "16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities are located in China". So too with your statement " China has surpassed the US in CO2 emissions! Where did you get that from?? CNN, BBC or typical western media :-) The UN report I read was quite different from your trash.
"China wasn't involved in the Kyoto Protocol??" Please do your homework before coming to an international forum here to spew lies and untruth. It just shows how uninformed and low-down you can be. I don't intend to have anything more to do with a person like you. You don't deserve a hearing after this trashing :-)