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China a Failed State and a Rogue State to the rest of the World

Discussion in 'Business, Investment and Economics' started by finicky, May 7, 2020.

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  1. finicky

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    Contributions gratefully received
     
  2. SirRumpole

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    Rogue, yes.

    Failure ? A matter of opinion too. They have been very successful in convincing other countries to buy their cheap rubbish.
     
  3. finicky

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    Lots of zombie company debt they're sweeping under the carpet. Honesty is illegal in CCP China.
    Uighurs, Tibetans, Protestant Christians, Falun Gong, Hong Kong. Live organ harvesting. Citizens can't access most of the internet. Constant surveillance, biometic cameras everywhere, social credit profiles of citizens, torturing animals, plundering wild-life, infiltrating world bodies like U.N and WHO, backing N.Korean dictator. Hijacking foreign businesses operating there, industrial espionage and I.P theft, counterfeiting .... looting looting looting. Evil. If Taiwan and Hong Kong hate 'em you'd think that'd wake the partisan left into a touch of objectivity and fairness.
    The privileged bloviating lefty cultural marxist progressive hypocrites focus on Trump and tear down the West ... pant pant.
     
  4. Bill M

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    If I had a choice between the USA and China I would take USA anytime and everytime. Being controlled by a Communist Government isn't my idea of a good life. If it was so good there then why is so many Chinese people busting their ar$e to get to USA, Australia, UK and Canada to live? Speaks for itself really.
     
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    I have never heard much publicity about people jumping on boats and heading to China, I also prefer to get a vote on who runs my home country.
     
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    May I ask you @finicky to say what aspects of Chinese life and culture you find good and admirable. I'll ask the same of @kahuna1 in a similar thread damning the USA.

    gg
     
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    suprised nobody mentioned the racism in China towards Africans

    https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/05/china-covid-19-discrimination-against-africans
     
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    The only guy I know that speaks Chinese is Kev and even he said they would rat fluck us, maybe his mandarin wasnt so good and he meant bat.:confused:
     
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    I lived in Vietnam for a couple of years last decade. I was asked why don't the West trade with us? My reply was ... "If I have a choice between buying Rice from Australia or Vietnam which one is going to give me confidence and security with a RULE OF LAW". The answer is of course Australia. But others will take the gamble and chose Vietnam based solely on price,, until the proverbial hits the wall.
    And when that happens don't come crying to us when it all goes pear-shaped.
     
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    Biggest mistake anyone can make is to assume that those on the other side of the table share the same values.

    That goes for anything and everything and as an example leads those of an intellectual, somewhat introverted nature to fail where rationally most would expect them to succeed. They fail simply because the idea that the other side has no interest in facts or truth and will use brute force to win simply doesn't occur to them, leading them to spend their entire efforts winning the battle but losing the war.

    Same happens in many areas where one party fails to grasp that others simply don't see something as an objective at all. It's not that they can't work out how to do it or can't afford it or whatever but simply that they have no interest in doing it at all. :2twocents
     
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    Uh oh someone doesn't like criticism being made against their colonialist American brothers ;)

    I've never seen so many people in the west come to the support of Africans than now when it comes to a few stories of them being "made homeless" in China.
     
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    Here is mine ..


    Factual ... with people speaking




    Revisionist history does not work ...
     
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    I've spent a lot of time in Vietnam over the last 3 years (I spent 6 years in Asia and have just uncomfortably ended up trapped in Australia due to the Chinavirus situation). Things have changed; even the Vietnamese prefer non Vietnamese rice (and fruit, clothes, etc). They are well aware that Vietnamese quality and safety is poor. They're well aware that anything out of Australia is pretty sure to be superior (they probably imagine it's even more extreme than the reality), and they'd even much prefer Thai clothes, fruit, rice etc over local. They also completely understand that anything Chinese is hazardous trash.
     
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    Oh my ... yet again ... more racist rubbish

     
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    It's neither racist nor rubbish. China (the country) consistently produces low quality products. I am not saying their race is inferior (I'm not even saying 'China' or 'Chinese' is a race).

    Cherry picking one case of one idiot attacking someone doesn't mean anything. Earlier this year I was in Asia subject to blatant racism by Asian people because I am white. Go to China and see what they typically think of people of other races. Across Asia this year there has been far more racism against foreigners than there has been against Asians or Chinese in western countries. In Asia earlier this year I literally watched the top levels of the national government of the country I was in say white people are beneath Asian people, they are dirty and unsafe, locals should not trust or associate with them, and no local should ever apologise to a white person for anything because white people are so far below Asian people. If any government in any western country said anything like that it would be all over international news, there would be an extreme outcry, there would be sanctions against that country, any of the politicians involved would be out of office quickly and possibly imprisoned, etc. But in reverse it doesn't even make western news.
     
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    Someone having concerns about the Chinese government, and I emphasize the word "government" there because that's the issue not ordinary Chinese citizens, does not preclude them also having concerns about the US or other governments also.

    I think that point can't be stressed strongly enough. Those expressing concern about the actions and intentions of the Chinese government are expressing concerns about the government. They are not saying anything negative about ordinary Chinese people or being racist, there's a big difference there. :2twocents
     
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    This is exceptionally clear. Highlights exactly how Donald Trump repeatedly denied the problems being caused by the pandemic until the day he said "I knew it all along".

    As I watched it i thought about one of Smurfs recent observations
     
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    I don't think it's correct to call China a failed state, they have been very successful. Nor do I think it is accurate to call them a rogue state.

    They have simply been pursuing their own interests with the complicity of the short term economic interests of the West. We have, over a period of decades, been handing them economic hegemony on a silver platter.

    They've been playing the long game while we have been playing the short game.

    I don't blame them for that.

    However this recent episode has served as a huge wake up call for us in the West. In no uncertain terms, the Chinese communist party has revealed that they are not our friends.... Or, at the very least we have been acting against our own interests and the Chinese communist party merely taking advantage of that.

    Either way, it is a matter of urgency that we take control of our economic and cultural future.
     
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