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Post time 2014-8-26 10:49:14 |Display all floors
I'm interested in learning about some of the problems China faces as it evolves into more of a world power: economic, social, etc. As China is now more prosperous,  what would you think are the biggest problems facing China? For example, yawning wealth gap,  environmental degradation, gender imbalance, aging population or corruption? List your reasons. Thanks in advance.

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Post time 2014-8-26 16:07:33 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2014-8-26 16:21

中国发展的重要三原则

一,要脚踏实地,摸石过河。
二,走中庸之道, 物极必反。
三,要稳步前进, 不进则退。

The best example of the challenges facing China is that of a skilled tightrope walker, who still has some distance to go before reaching the end of the line.

The many challenges facing China are like his arms and legs, and his body, that he must balance perfectly, or face the consequence of falling.  With industrialization, infrastructure development, manpower development, military development, currency stabilization, etc., China has now in his hands a very long pole that he can use to balance himself on the rope, such that a slight tilt of his body to one side has only a minimal effect on his position on the top of the rope.  But regardless of how long the pole he has, he must make sure his foot has a firm grip on the rope (
要脚踏实地,摸石过河).  And regardless of how much reserve to maintain balance with the pole, he must never over-reach to either side (走中庸之道, 物极必反).  And finally, no matter how good a grip his feet have on the rope, and no matter how well balanced he is by handling the pole skillfully, he must move forward because his forward momentum adds another degree of stability to his journey, while his inertia subjects him to random forces that can throw him off balance, such as a gust of wind swaying the rope, such as a coughing spell or sneeze, such as a rain falling on him and the rope (要稳步前进, 不进则退).

Walking a tightrope, even for an expert, requires discipline to follow rules that ensure safety and guarantee success.  It is the lapse of concentration that unmakes a great performance, and could even cause a tragedy.  No matter how successful China is or will become, she should never forget, she is just a tightrope walker with a great burden of responsibility and power that must always be kept grounded in reality, balanced in aim, and moving forward in direction.

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Post time 2014-8-26 17:19:00 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2014-8-26 17:07
中国发展的重要三原则

一,要脚踏实地,摸石过河。

no one will ask you to elucidate your statement, very comprehensible indeed...
thank you Abramicus.
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Post time 2014-8-26 17:51:58 |Display all floors
China faces a propaganda war that is ongoing and the chances of a fighting war, both imposed on it from the outside.
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Post time 2014-8-26 20:48:26 |Display all floors
Ageing population and who's gonna pay for all those knackered old peoples health decay..
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Post time 2014-8-26 21:02:05 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zgobshutz at 2014-8-26 21:15

China needs to tackle the fundamental issue of providing adequate food, water and fresh air for her citizens...

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Post time 2014-8-26 21:22:19 |Display all floors
St_George Post time: 2014-8-26 21:48
Ageing population and who's gonna pay for all those knackered old peoples health decay..


"indeed, who's gonna pay for all those knackered old people"...

According to Age UK, a ‘catastrophic’ situation is developing in England with many vulnerable elderly people being denied care.
An analysis by Age UK found that the proportion of over-65s getting help had fallen by a third since 2005-6. In 2013, less than 900,000 over-65s got help, which equates to one in 10 people in that group compared with 15% seven years ago.

The review, based on published data, estimated at least 800,000 older people were going without vital help. This includes council-funded help in the home with daily tasks such as washing, dressing and eating as well as care home places.
Age UK Charity Director Caroline Abrahams said that the system is so underfunded and ‘the figures we have uncovered in this report are catastrophic...

Isn't it ironic that the UK's health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called on the UK to adopt the Asian culture of caring for elderly relatives...
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