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Post time 2007-6-18 19:36:30 |Display all floors

Is China unfairly looked on by Western eyes?

Why does China need to be bothered by how western looked at them? Have more confident in yourself.  Western countries dont even bother about it. The question is how does China's behave when they are been attacked or critized by other countries. That should be considered. I felt China might closed the door again if things dont go well. And started blaming on others. What is important right now is China should emphasis more on internal problem? Dont just think of making money, alone. Law and order still need to be maximise especially on corruption. Lots of country has flourished but law was never a part of the progress. What happened to the country? Worst than before.

Simple Scenario: A father and mother work so hard to earn as much as possible. Their childern was neglected. To be closed to their children, the parents feed them with goodies and money. What happen when they grow up. They end up as drug addict or money spender. Nothing good out from it.

Let us have balance.



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Post time 2007-6-19 01:13:36 |Display all floors
Sad, but true!

Originally posted by victorleeml at 2007-6-18 19:36
Simple Scenario: A father and mother work so hard to earn as much as possible. Their childern was neglected. To be closed to their children, the parents feed them with goodies and money. What happen when they grow up. They end up as drug addict or money spender. Nothing good out from it.


It is unfortunate that this is happening.
The secret is to be contented with what you have.
However, most people look to money as the solution to their problems.
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

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Post time 2007-6-22 16:10:05 |Display all floors
History of communism has a record of lack of transparency and almost total disregards for the individuals. Coupled with China's huge population and growth and language barrier, it is no wonder China pose a very unique threat. With a
history dated more than 5,000 years and a relentless march towards world biggest economy, the world has never
before encounter such a phenonmenon. No one knows how to deal with China. It has Communism political structure but capitalistc economy.  But the people at large is not ready. People talk loudly. People spit. People jump queues.
All of us forgotten the kind of competition these folks have to face, their behaviour is but a result of their environment.
Read about Wenzhou Model. That should be a good illustration of my point.

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Post time 2007-6-23 01:47:48 |Display all floors
benlim,

Travel to China, stay there for a few months or even years, and maybe you won't find China so forbiding.

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Post time 2007-6-25 00:57:20 |Display all floors

Don't read in this forum

unless you are looking for reasons to be suspicious of the Chinese since many of these 'patriotic' posters are looking to fight with the westerners.

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Post time 2007-6-25 11:48:28 |Display all floors

Like it is

I have both a Taiwan and American passport and have lived and gotten educated in both places.
Though most people in the world look at Taiwanese and Hong Kong people quite differently that Chinese, I don't agree they are prejudice against Chinese people at all. In fact I can say many American companies like Chinese workers for their good work ethics.
After gaining the initial experience  in the U.S. most Chinese are able to move to the highest paying positions within their department.
From what I have seen there is more prejudice against white people in China than Chinese immigrants to other countries.

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Post time 2007-6-29 18:19:02 |Display all floors
Reading the Western press I can confirm that China is viewed very critically abroad. There are many reason for it. My assumption is that the main reasons are:

1. Difficulties to understand the Chinese culture, Chinese way of thinking as well as language problems

2. Chinas sudden rise as an economic super power.

Westerners as well as Japanese used to look at China as a huge but very poor and backward country. Now they have to cope with a complete different China. This goes along with a Socialist society and a free market economy, something that most Westerners cannot understand. In their eyes prosperity can only be achieved in democracies.  Since years American as well as European journalists predict the failure of the Chinese market economy because in their eyes it cannot be what should not be. Since all negative prediction turned out to be failures they start critizising unfair labour practizes, undervalued CNY etc. etc. The list goes on and on.

What can China do?

In my eyes China has not really done much to improve the negative image abroad. Why are there no Chinese cultural centers existing (at least I don't know of any). Cultural centers where Chinese language, history and art are taught. Look at the French, they have their 'Alliance Francaise', the Spaniards have the 'Instituto Cervantes' and the Germans the 'Goethe Institut'. A country as big, wealthy and important as China should establish such cultural centers at least in the most important capital cities around the world. These centers serve people in the host countries to understand China much better and of course to learn the language. Furthermore China should be more actively promoting tourism and abolish the visa regulations. Why are nationals from Japan, Singapore and Brunei visa exempted and all others have to go through a cumbersome process to obtain their visas for tourist trips?

Well, these are just my 2 cents. It would be interesting to read other comments about these suggestions.

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