Author: changabula

What the British did to China   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-3-7 20:46:11 |Display all floors
So what this congenital liar is claiming is that anything China produced is because some thieving Anglow invaded and murdered and thieved.


You re selling your own kind short.  I was not being a congenital liar about the entrepreneuership of the Chinese.  

Shanghai and Shenzen draw NOTHING from the thieving Anglows. The architecture is unique and original. Anglows draw everything form the lands they've invaded.


Shanghai's architecture is unique in China.  I can think of only Tianjin, or Guangzhou to a lesser extent in comparison.  The "Anglow", as well as other European styles are well represented.  The "Anglows" surely left a mark.

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Post time 2007-3-8 20:20:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by diaboloist at 2007-3-7 22:46
You re selling your own kind short.  I was not being a congenital liar about the entrepreneuership of the Chinese.  


Don't worry, these screaming little girls are just so pissed off that their home grown dictators couldn't build an advanced, civilised, modern city.
We know the Chinese people are capable of such development, it's just that they had been held back for decades by outdated ideology.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2007-3-8 21:53:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by myfriend at 2007-3-7 09:50
The people of Hong Kong are Chinese.

This is what they did to Hong Kong, besides being taxed by the British government in London and helped with the finance of the then Great Britain.


How come London is not as nice as Hong Kong?

Most of London is quite dingy and horrible!
The only recent thing that they made is the London Eye and even that is a bit pathetic.

Are we to believe that the British made Hong Kong nice but left their capital city underdeveloped?
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

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Post time 2007-3-9 11:38:59 |Display all floors

Reply #38 changabula's post

Yeah...London really got so MANY OLD OLD BUILDINGS....

The British loved their ancient Empire. Still keep all those old, old buildings.

ha ha ha


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Post time 2007-3-10 03:33:24 |Display all floors
Question is, if the current wealth of Hong Kong had absolutely nothing to do with (or even relatively little to do with) the economic policies of the UK government, then why is nowhere on their beloved mainland even close to being as wealthy? That's a question 糞糞 here seems unable to answer.

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Post time 2007-3-10 22:20:13 |Display all floors
emucentral,

We know the Chinese people are capable of such development, it's just that they had been held back for decades by outdated ideology.


The Chinese are capable people, no one is disputing that.  You should see Shenzhen, the Chinese have succeeded in duplicating a mini HK there.

All it took for China to take off is an opening up to the world.   Foreign investment and technlogy jumpstarted its economic  development during the earlier phases.  China has felt confident now that it will give more play to local enterprises.  Which means no more preferential tax rates for foreign companies.  But all is well, as capitalism in practise means you shouldn't give away any advantage if its not necessary.  China has learnt the lesson well.   Theres still problems with some fundamentals, like IP issues, but international bankers generally don't feel restrained when underwriting projects in China.

The "colonization" of HK started out as an attempt to open up China for international trade.  The goal by some twists and turns is finally fulfilled.

[ Last edited by diaboloist at 2007-3-10 10:46 PM ]

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Post time 2007-4-5 17:43:42 |Display all floors
One word: British built Hong Kong.

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