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Is the ban on paper money appropriate?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-3-17 13:23:50 |Display all floors
No judgement is good!

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seneca Post time: 2017-3-17 12:52
I have been variously told that these habits disappeared in the 1970s. They have returned with a  ...

Yes in those days, with Cultural Revolution, all those silly superstitions disappeared, they only worship Mao!

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-3-17 13:22
Learn to RESPECT local cultural customs in China at least although we don't expect you to understand ...

Those 'local cultural customs' which pollute the air everyone breathes do not deserve any respect, they are a health hazard and the authorities, who are trying to control pollution, should have the guts to ban them  for the good of all!  There is no place for such in the modern day and age of science and high tech when people know more than their ancient ancestors who did not have the benefit of science to tell them how silly their beliefs were, that their departed relatives would not receive what they burnt!!

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Post time 2017-3-17 15:04:10 |Display all floors
Things can be changed or updated but preferably without the sacrifice of demolishing all traditions.

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pnp Post time: 2017-3-17 11:46
Sorry, got to disagree, buying paper money and burning them causes air pollution, which is already ...

But they could be made to burn "digital money" instead of paper money. Believe it or not, paper currency will become obsolete sometime in the 21st century. So burning paper money likewise can be "modernized" by making it digital and linking it with a social charity.

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-3-17 13:22
Learn to RESPECT local cultural customs in China at least although we don't expect you to understand ...

"...respect local culture..." ?

I do not think this is a "local culture". It is a custom made national and highly uniform by unthinking people who merely imitate the acts they witness somewhere else in China. I do think there can be different local funeral customs but this one is not localised; it is nationalised.

An example of "local culture" might be the Mosuo's cultural features revolving around matrilinear house ownership rights. osuo women do not marry; they sleep with males of their own free choosing. The women own the houses; the men live in their mothers' homes. The women are physically stronger than the males because they also do heavy work in and around the house and in the fields.

Do the Chinese authorities tolerate their culture? They have been repeatedly served notice to abolish their wayward manners and to conform to Chinese national customs including monogamous marriages.

Ironically, Chinese males are flocking to Lake Lugu in SW China in search of Mosuo women for one-night stands. osuo women are NOT promiscuous as such; they have strict criteria by which they choose their sleeping partners. Result: Chinese women have oved to Lake Lugu and, dressed in MOsuo garb, offer their seksual services as "Mosuo geishas".

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sfphoto Post time: 2017-3-17 19:24
But they could be made to burn "digital money" instead of paper money. Believe it or not, paper cu ...

Dont talk high tech with these superstitious people, they will never change, only a ban and strict enforcement wwill work!

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