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Old 05-14-2014, 01:17 AM
 
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I have a close Chinese friend. She shares with me an interesting observation which it is kind of stick to me over the years:

The Chinese has a weakness in group collaboration comparing to the Japanese (and now Koreans). Collective strength is their weakness that is why Japanese dominated them over the last centuries.

She said individually a Chinease can be a proud dragon (smart and articulate), but you put a group of Chinese together in a group to share ideas, they are a bunch of worms....(back stabbings, domineering, narcissistic traits would show up...)..
You just ask a wrong person....

Chinese females are totally different from Chinese males.

We can find many female patriots there in America, but Chinese women are not like US women..
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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"Red China is surrounded by hostile neighbors because its a bully"...

That's only because China isnt quite as strong as the US yet. Once it is, then its neighbors will act very much like Mexico and Canada. Problem solved.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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"Red China is surrounded by hostile neighbors because its a bully"...

That's only because China isnt quite as strong as the US yet. Once it is, then its neighbors will act very much like Mexico and Canada. Problem solved.
They may be trying to become a bully but the hostile neighbors were already there. India, Russia and Japan are not lightweights and they all make it difficult for China to really extend its sphere of influence. The situation for the US in the Americas is totally different. There is no country here that can challenge us like the ones I mentioned above.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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of course China has debt, but it is a matter of 37% of GDP vs 106% in the US. As you can see, 37% is pretty low by international standard, similar to S Korea.
The US' net national wealth is about US$72.1 trillion, accounting for 30% of global wealth in 2013. Japan comes next with US$22.6 trillion, about 9.4% of global wealth. China is 3rd with US$22.2 trillion, about 9.2% of global wealth.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_wealth

Put it simply, the government of US is indebtedly poor but most of the country's assets are privately owned by citizens. Contrast that with China's.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Let's note that the article is not written by an American. It's from a German.

U.S. Is No. 1, China Is So Yesterday - Bloomberg View

Nonetheless, It's an interesting piece.
Great article, I have always said that China is a Potemkin village, a paper tiger.

As for Canada ... we don't want Canada, and I highly doubt the Canadians want us. I do however propose looking southwards ...
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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The US' net national wealth is about US$72.1 trillion, accounting for 30% of global wealth in 2013. Japan comes next with US$22.6 trillion, about 9.4% of global wealth. China is 3rd with US$22.2 trillion, about 9.2% of global wealth.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_wealth

Put it simply, the government of US is indebtedly poor but most of the country's assets are privately owned by citizens. Contrast that with China's.
Really wealth minus debt is the proper and most effective way to measure economic success whether speaking about individuals or countries!!!
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Great article, I have always said that China is a Potemkin village, a paper tiger.

As for Canada ... we don't want Canada, and I highly doubt the Canadians want us. I do however propose looking southwards ...
considering America is rapidly latinonized, you don't really need to look southward. it is already happening.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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'Hostile' sounds a bit strong. They're not bosom buddies but it's not like they're going to war...China still trades heavily with it's Asian neighbours.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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They ARE hostile.Trading is one thing,but the regional powers in Asia can easily backstab each other without hesitating.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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considering America is rapidly latinonized, you don't really need to look southward. it is already happening.
I don't see the increase in Latinos as being a negative thing. The areas with a large latino presence are actually generally quite productive. There have been Latinos in the US since before its founding, and the Chicano diaspora is already part of the US' culture.
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