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Mongolia is not yet the next Qatar: FT [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-6-13 22:29:24 |Display all floors
Yeah it still has a bit to go before it can become anew Qatar. Just on that point, I love how no one mentions the ten of thousands of indians, africans and other migrant workers living in abject poverty and collecting miniscule wages to build the "miracle" we see in places like dubai. I guess its just not sexy enough to make it on the news.
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Post time 2012-6-13 22:42:15 |Display all floors
attilaattila Post time: 2012-6-13 22:28
" place may well have some minerals ..........

It doesn't have the means to make them work ........ ...

Definitely ...........

But will it change the infrastructure within the country ......... ?


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Post time 2012-6-13 22:43:25 |Display all floors
SPACEMARINE Post time: 2012-6-13 22:29
Yeah it still has a bit to go before it can become anew Qatar. Just on that point, I love how no one ...

Oh ..........  !

I don't think they are Chinese enough to mention .........

What do you think .......... ?  


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Post time 2012-6-14 03:27:55 |Display all floors
Definitely ...........

But will it change the infrastructure within the country .........

Yes, cuz they will have money from the tax revenue, and then they hire some multinational corporations to build infrastructure{:soso_e113:}

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Post time 2012-6-14 03:50:50 |Display all floors
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expatter Post time: 2012-6-13 22:05
Yes ............

You noticed ...........

The Ruskies stripped it before they left and whilst this barren place may well have some minerals ..........


Ruskies gave them education and modern infrastructure as far as i know.
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Today, Mongolian is written using the Cyrillic(Russian) alphabet, although in the past it was written using the Mongolian script. An official reintroduction of the old script was planned for 1994, but has not yet taken place as older generations encountered practical difficulties. The traditional alphabet is being slowly reintroduced through schools.
The Russian language is the most frequently spoken foreign language in Mongolia, followed by English, though English has been gradually replacing Russian as the second language.
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Mongolians will never go with China simply because they would be flooded with han Chinese hence they refused to build new railway that was already planned.

Don't underestimate them , they know that between two devils Russia as European nation is better bet.


Despite all of that i believe Russia don't want much out of Mongolia except to stay neutral which is not much to ask is it?

no it is not much to ask indeed , that is why i said let Mr Putin and Mr Hu deal with it they know better than you and me what to do.
Let's not open can of worms.{:soso_e113:}

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Post time 2012-6-14 06:05:27 |Display all floors
On bright side thou Forbes is saying Mongolia is sliding toward autocracy , in translation it doesn't listen Washington.{:soso_e113:}
You see it is not all dooom and glloom in Mongolia there is some green shoots{:soso_e113:}
____________________________________________Forbes 6/08/2012 Mongolia's Slide Toward Autocracy Should Set Off Alarm Bells For West




In an earlier article, I highlighted the importance of former Mongolian president Nambar Enkhbayar’s corruption trial for the fate of democracy in Mongolia. The charges logged against Enkhbayar represent a political vendetta on the part of the current president, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, and threaten to sideline Enkhbayar in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

In just a matter of days, things have gotten worse for Enkhbayar and, most importantly, for democracy in Mongolia. Yesterday, elections officials formally barred Enkhbayar from participating in the parliamentary elections later this month. The reason the General Election Committee gave? Enkhbayar’s integrity.
In an unexpected twist, they also barred Enkhbayar’s son, Batshugar, from standing in the elections as well. They said that he was ineligible to run because he had failed to serve the mandatory two years in the Mongolian army.
Similarly to his father’s case, Batshugar Enkhbayar was prevented from registering with the Mongolian military by the current government. He was a suspect in the fabricated litigation case against his father for over a year. The government dropped the charges against him on May 10th – crucially, two days after the military registration office closed. If he had not been a suspect he would have registered with the military office and would be free to stand in the elections.
Enkhbayar’s Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party is appealing the constitutional court’s ruling that prevents Enkhbayar from standing. Their argument is that the ruling is premature as he has yet to be convicted on the corruption charges.
The political threat that Enkhbayar poses to the current government is clear. Under new election rules some seats in the 76-seat parliament will be awarded based on the proportion of votes won while others will be contested through majority rule. It is well known that Enkhbayar’s party was expected to win enough seats to play a role in deciding the next government, a grim reality for current President Elbegdorj.
With each day, democracy becomes further at risk in Mongolia. If Enkhbayar and his son are not permitted to stand in the upcoming elections, it is clear that the era of democratic politics in Mongolia will be over.
This is a risk that the West can ill-afford. Mongolia’s strategic position between Russia and China makes it of paramount importance that it remains a democracy. If Mongolia backslides, its rich mining deposits and vast mineral wealth will be up for grabs in the region.
The international democratic community must band together in support of Enkhbayar and his son. With each new development, Mongolia slips further towards autocracy. As the West has done for other countries, it is important that the U.S. and other leading democracies cooperate to send a message to the Mongolian government that anything but free and fair elections will not be tolerated by the international community.


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Post time 2012-6-14 19:08:30 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-6-14 03:50
Ruskies gave them education and modern infrastructure as far as i know.
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sounds Mongolia is one of the colonial fruit of Russia.

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