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View Poll Results: If Beijing Was Its Own Country, Would You Consider It A First World Country ?
YES 8 21.05%
NO 30 78.95%
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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If you read my note carefully, you will know that I do acknowledge that there are elements of China that is "first world." But I also emphasized that the real reason is the Chinese people's attitude and thinking, not the physical construction (like highways, airports) or HDI index ranking, that make China a third world country. Do you really think a first world people would allow their kids to pee on the main streets of a metropolis?
China is huge. There are people from the rural areas who have third world mindset that move to the city. On the other hand there is the city locals. you are just being narrow minded. You assume that majority of the people act like the minorities. China has the most people on earth. If 20 percent of the population act in a bad way, it can easily tarnish the whole country reputation. But this does not mean the majority act this way.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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China on a whole has a high development index. Even though, China does not have very high HDI like developed countries, however if you consider China as a third world country, you are being ignorant.
It's not third world? Then what is it, 1st world like Australia or Germany?
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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China is huge. There are people from the rural areas who have third world mindset that move to the city. On the other hand there is the city locals. you are just being narrow minded. You assume that majority of the people act like the minorities. China has the most people on earth. If 20 percent of the population act in a bad way, it can easily tarnish the whole country reputation. But this does not mean the majority act this way.

20% of 1.3 billion is not only overwhelming, but extremely fatal to the rest of the world.

At the risk of being simplistic, let's look at your 20% scale.

1,300,000,000 times .20=260,000,000 or 260 million uncouth people who are willing to pee on the street and kill whatever animal for a good "wild taste" feast....think of the impact on the earth!

I am not being narrow minded, I am afraid for the earth.

In the past, plague and wars have keep the population down. But now that China has modern medicine and a semblance of a functioning government, it needs to work on sustainability and rapid civilization, not just the rapid accumulation of wealth. This is where I think the Chinese government will have the greatest challenge.
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