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Post time 2010-9-28 21:43:49 |Display all floors
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When China overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy earlier this year, the reaction of many Japanese was "betsu ni"  which loosely translates as "that's nothing special" or "so what?"


Many investors and economists here suspect that the Beijing government, which lacks transparency and an adversarial media, is padding growth statistics  10% per year  to suit their political aims.

Despite China's great successes, China in their view is sort of like Mexico  an overpopulated source of illegal immigrants and cheap labor and products  not a legitimate competitor along the likes of advanced economies in the United States or Europe.

In contrast to Beijing's obsession with national gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, Japanese know that their per capita GDP is 10 times that of China, roughly US$37,000 per year compared to $3,700 in China. In a metaphorical sense, many Japanese see their country as being like a wealthy old man in a silver suit - an archetype personified by Ishihara  while China is a brash teenager showing off his gold chains. The old man can still afford to hire the US Pacific Command as his bodyguard, and all China can do is rant about it and try to bully Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and others over resources.

Unlike many in North American and European media circles, many Tokyo based economists as well as expatriate entrepreneurs here do not assume that China will become an advanced middleclass nation like Japan. Though China does have great potential, Beijing in their view is also making the same mistakes Japan made decades ago.

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Post time 2010-9-28 21:47:08 |Display all floors
While Japan exports increasingly eco friendly and sophisticated highend products, China is flooding the world with the type of cheap junk that Japan did in the 1960s.

China's major cities in the midst of a real estate bubble that will burst .


NHK led another newscast with "reports" about new US aircraft and submarines ready to keep China in check, after former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage told reporters in Tokyo that he believed Beijing was "testing what they can get away with.

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Post time 2010-9-28 22:39:15 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Desaview2 at 2010-9-28 22:35
1 It is honest
2. It shows there is no animosity, no jealousy, no commy fear, no reason to be enemies

3. the rich uncle and the poorer nephew will one day be reunited.
4. there is no fundament ...



I think so, if only China willing to settle down as the role of a nephew.

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