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Post time 2013-12-5 12:55:32 |Display all floors
Hwang, It is just Chinese debating culture to say your opponent is ignorant. In English, it means the speaker has no argument and is reduced to personal insults. This tactic is used in English, but only by very poorly educated people or politicians who have been caught  lying

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Post time 2013-12-5 13:28:17 |Display all floors
What China wants is to go back to the period of stability or tranquility

Really? You actually believe that? You had stability and tranquility. This is about shaking up the world a bit to keep Chinese eyes pointed outwards

...and to both you and Loon, again, a weak argument is exposed when the issues are not discussed and the opponents focus on another area. You know this from first year university, Hwang. Again, in Chinese debating, this seems to be OK for even strong speakers, but in English it looks like you are on shaky ground.

So, although I have acknowledged the terrible crimes committed against Aboriginal people, that does not seem relevant to this issue in English. Again, I see where you are coming from. In your culture, this reflects that you opponent should have no voice. This is not the case in English. By the way, the same argument was used by Imperial Japan when other countries protested their actions, for the same reason: you are similar cultures. Perhaps they are the most similar to you in many ways

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Post time 2013-12-14 11:31:44 |Display all floors
ielts2u date. 2013-12-5 12:55
                                Hwang, It is just Chinese debating culture to say your opponent is ignorant. In English, it means th ...
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I guess that describes you very aptly.

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Post time 2013-12-14 11:46:08 |Display all floors
ielts2u date. 2013-12-5 13:28
                                Really? You actually believe that? You had stability and tranquility. This is about shaking up the  ...
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It is a fact that China depended on a long period stability and tranquility to grow its economy to become the second largest in the world. That stability and tranquility was disrupted when Japan nationalized the disputed islands in Sept 2012 which you don't even accept this. That is a called normalcy bias.

I mentioned the horrible treatment of the Australian Aborigines because you said "Loving your country does not mean you need to be blind."

This is not a debating strategy but a boomerang comment to you that if "you are an Australian and if you think what your forefathers did in the past to invade, colonize, hunt and near exterminate the Aborigines is justified then it is you who are blind as a wombat."

In other words, if you are a pot, don't ever call the kettle black. Oops I forgot you have no culture because Australia is a cultural desert, which started off as a penal colony.

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Post time 2013-12-14 17:16:08 |Display all floors
ielts2u Post time: 2013-11-29 11:41
Yes, Hwang. I did not realise that because you buy so much from us that we are now your slaves!
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The Chinese government can be very arrogant
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2013-12-14 18:42:52 |Display all floors
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