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Post time 2010-6-9 13:26:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-6-9 13:22

Nah, you not worry too much about old China la.

We grow strong in peace and prosperity.

You take your fight to India and the USA yourself.
We want none of your stoopid violent mentality.

Did China want to fight US in the Korean war?

Did China want to fight india in the 1962 war?

But China had to, and in future China will have to.

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Post time 2010-6-9 14:00:18 |Display all floors

Reply #11 Kbay's post


Big economy is very vital key to become a BIG POWER!
China is definately in the BIG 5 power, but whether it's top dog?

Still far far away!

Thank goodness, China has GOOD DEFENSE!


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Post time 2010-6-9 14:41:01 |Display all floors
this is a point of a view of Helen Wang, who is Helen Wang?

Helen Wang

Originally from China, Helen has lived in the U. S. for over 20 years. After finishing her masters degree at Stanford University, Helen worked in Silicon Valley, holding a variety of jobs – from the research manager at a prestigious think tank, Institute for the Future, to an entrepreneur at Internet start-ups. In 2004, Helen returned to Stanford University as a Reuters Fellow, developing technology solutions for underserved communities. As a social entrepreneur, Helen traveled frequently to China and worked extensively with business communities both in China and the United States. She is a sought-after speaker in conferences on the subject of technology benefiting humanity. Her forthcoming book, The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World's Largest Middle Class, is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class, which is already 300 million strong and will reach 600 to 800 million in fifteen years. Helen advises and consults for companies doing business in China

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Post time 2010-6-9 14:41:22 |Display all floors
It is important that China stays on its own track. Others will certainly have different ideas and would like to see China entangled in multiple conflicts. That wont happen. Decisions are made in Beijing and nowhere else. :)

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Post time 2010-6-9 14:43:36 |Display all floors

the Author of the article,

Helen Wang

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Post time 2010-6-9 14:53:53 |Display all floors

Another article written by Helen Wang

People often compare China’s urbanization to Western industrialization in the 19th century. In both cases, a large population moved from the country to the city. Society advanced from agricultural to industrial via manufacturing on a massive scale.

However, there is a key misconception about China’s manufacturing power.

In the United States and Europe, the manufacturing industry was created due to technology innovation. For example, railways came into existence because of the invention of the steam engine and automobiles were created because of technology breakthroughs in automobile engines.

In China, the manufacturing industry is being created in response to global demand. Chinese manufacturers take orders from Western companies that have designed products for their home markets. They have no involvement with product development, innovation, market research and even packaging. Chinese manufacturers have no experience in bringing their own products to overseas markets.

Unlike the manufacturing industry in the West that gave birth to a middle class of both white-collar and blue-collar workers, manufacturers in China mostly absorb surplus labor from rural areas with few skills. Those rural migrant workers live in dormitories, earn very low incomes (about $100 to $200 a month) and hardly fit into the category of the middle class.

While people in the West fear China as a global manufacturing powerhouse, the Chinese consider their manufacturers to be the sweatshops for the world and see themselves as being in a disadvantageous position.

Contrary to the conventional view, manufacturing in the U. S. has been growing in the past two decades despite the decline in manufacturing jobs. The latest data show that the United States is still the largest manufacturer in the world. In 2008, U.S. manufacturing output was $1.8 trillion, compared to $1.4 trillion in China. This means that the United States is producing goods with higher value, such as airplanes and medical equipment.

In addition, most jobs the U. S. lost to China are low-skilled jobs. By outsourcing those low-skilled jobs to China, Americans have actually become more competitive in high-skilled jobs such as management, innovation and marketing. The low-skilled jobs also serve China well as Chinese rural migrants have opportunities to move up in life and gain some skills.

The results are mutually beneficial. On one side of the globe, hundreds of millions of Chinese rural migrant workers earn more and have a higher standard of living; their children have more training, which leads to more growth. On the other side of the globe, Western consumers are able to afford goods at lower prices and enjoy lower inflation.

For more,  see Myth of China's Manufacturing Prowess.

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Post time 2010-6-9 14:54:38 |Display all floors

is Miss Helen Wang's views about China

correct or incorrect?

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