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Post time 2009-8-19 18:30:12 |Display all floors
I've noticed that many posters in China Daily seem more interested in discussing issues about the English-speaking world than about China itself. When I was in China, I'd found most Chinese wre more concerned about their own issues, but here in this forum, the discussions are almost always about English-speaking countries, or China's relations with them.

I was wondering why this is? Is it that most Chinese here know English owing to a higher level of education and so have become more Anglicized culturally? Is it that not many in these forums are Chinese to begin with?

Just curioius.
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Post time 2009-8-19 18:35:48 |Display all floors
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Post time 2009-8-19 19:34:20 |Display all floors
I have a possible answer to your question.

MOST 'Chinese' in this forum are NOT IN CHINA. Most 'Laowais' ARE!
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Post time 2009-8-19 23:09:25 |Display all floors

Reply #3 tekvicious's post

Good possible reason.

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Post time 2009-8-20 00:17:53 |Display all floors

Yet, with full registration...

... that question can be resolved in a quick hurry, yes?
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Post time 2009-8-20 00:24:41 |Display all floors

Reply #5 tradervic's post

As a foreigner who lives in China, I'm against full registration for obvious reasons. Vic, it's all very well to call for it when you're safely not in China but it's another ball game if you live in China and, if we say one possible small thing wrong, the PSB come knocking. I'm not saying it will happen, but anything is possible.

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Post time 2009-8-20 00:31:56 |Display all floors

Let's not kid ourselves Kiwi...

Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 8/19/2009 11:24 AM
As a foreigner who lives in China, I'm against full registration for obvious reasons. Vic, it's all very well to call for it when you're safely not in China but it's another ball game if you live in China and, if we say one possible small thing wrong, the PSB come knocking. I'm not saying it will happen, but anything is possible.  


... every foreigner that comes to P.R. China is already "fully registered", with the PSB option always at the ready to be sprung.  After the brooming before the Olympics last year, it should be quite obvious.

As for this fishbowl, same rules do apply - if the PSB wants to track a person by I.P. and ISP - they will with a vengence.  A cute avatar and handle is not much of a shield - cripes that court case in New York is showing that.

Truth - the only thing that full registration would do is to finally lay to rest who is really who.
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