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Old 04-12-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I get the sense that China doesn't have many good friends in Asia, for various political and historical reasons. For instance, it's seen as a big bully or too big and powerful for comfort. There are also the territorial disputes with other countries. Historically, I've heard there's also some resentment in say Vietnam and Mongolia towards the Chinese (yes that's ironic haha) both in ancient history and after the Sino-Soviet split. How true is that in reality? Or is the rivalry played up? Has it mostly been a post-1949 thing, in terms of international relations? Which countries are the least friendly with China, which are the most? Are there negative attitudes towards individual Chinese people?

How does China and Chinese people tend to view other Asians? I know the recent anti-Japanese protests probably aren't indicative of how most Chinese feel, though I don't know. What about say, discrimination against ethnic Chinese in say Indonesia, is that at all relevant to people in the PRC today or are they too far removed, not considered fellow Chinese anymore?

 
Old 04-12-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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China heavily influences all of Asia culturally.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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I get the sense that China doesn't have many good friends in Asia, for various political and historical reasons. For instance, it's seen as a big bully or too big and powerful for comfort.
I think it might be a current east-Asia trait as I think the same could be said of Japan or South Korea. In regard to the level of dislike for Japan, it seems to me, unfortunately, that the mutual dislike is still part of the culture. However, Chinese people living in Japan and Japanese people living in China are generally treated well.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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Most Chinese do not really know much about other Asian countries. They are like Americans and only focus on domestic events.
Of course they know Korea and Japan relatively better, but still not much really.

In schools of China, we learn next to nothing about history of other Asian countries, except 1 or 2 chapters about Japan.
Our history class is like 2/3 Chinese history and 1/3 world history. And "world history" is really just patchy events of Europe and America.

On the contrary, Japanese and Korean students seem to know quite a lot of Chinese history.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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China heavily influences all of Asia culturally.
Yes it's had a massive influence in the past, but I think much of the influence has already happened. I think the 'extended' Sinosphere stretches from Burma to Japan, to Philippines and Indonesia.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 03:51 AM
 
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Not really friends with the Philippines because of territorial dispute.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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What is China's take on the rise of CIVETS? (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa). Particularly the Asian CIVETS of Vietnam and Indonesia?

CIVETS Replace BRICs as Latest Emerging-Markets Investment Theme - WSJ.com

I think this is all very incredible though, I really like how places all over the world are getting in the action of booming. Creates much less of a monopoly over economics.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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Not really friends with the Philippines because of territorial dispute.
... or Japan, or Taiwan, or South Korea, or Bhutan, or Vietnam, or...
 
Old 04-13-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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... or Japan, or Taiwan, or South Korea, or Bhutan, or Vietnam, or...
There's no dispute between China and Bhutan. Almost no dispute between China and S Korea either.

The mainland and Taiwan have no "dispute" per se. Their constitutions cover each other.
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