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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-12 16:23
If they did that in the last generation what will they do in the next?

Hmm  ......  !

If they do not go 'off-the-rails' then I hope they will progress on to show that puppet show or spectator democracy is not necessarily the only system on the planet ........





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expatter Post time: 2013-2-12 16:59
Hmm  ......  !

If they do not go 'off-the-rails' then I hope they will progress on to show that p ...

I hope that you are right. The new leadership in China are making the right noises, I hope that the make the right actions.

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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-12 17:05
I hope that you are right. The new leadership in China are making the right noises, I hope that th ...

I am sure they will and I hope they do not get pulled into the dark hole that is the islands dispute  ........

Whilst they have a perfectly valid claim in some parts, this issue has been thrown into the equation like a 'Sword of Damocles' and only China can lose here  ........     



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expatter Post time: 2013-2-12 17:45
I am sure they will and I hope they do not get pulled into the dark hole that is the islands dispu ...

Agreed, there are more important things at stake, however there is the age old problem of saving face and not stepping down that worries me.

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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-12 17:24
Surely it is a fraction is a half not a fraction? Is 99/100 not a fraction? It was when I was at s ...

I learned that a fraction is a small and unimportant part of something. Def. nothing in the range of 50 plus percent. This is more called a part rather than fraction. But then again, different countries, different view points, right?

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Post time 2013-2-12 18:43:53 |Display all floors
satsu_jin Post time: 2013-2-12 18:37
I learned that a fraction is a small and unimportant part of something. Def. nothing in the range  ...

OI can understand what you are saying but this is down to misuse of the language.

The true definition of a fraction is a portion of a whole, sometimes the word is misused to mean a small amount, this comes from the phrase " a small fraction"

If I had 1/2 ( a fraction ) of the money in China I would be a very rich man.

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