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seneca Post time: 2018-9-28 14:27
You think your little essay is a masterpiece of eloquence and erudition but it is not; it looks li ...

Masterpieces?

Oh yeah, you just reminded me after the fact -- but of course they are masterpieces -- and I am seeking forgiveness from myself for not recognizing how great the pieces were when I was immersed in writing them.  They are great because they all come from the heart of a Chinese patriot.

Thank you again for reminding the forum participants of how lucky they are in having me around.  Unlike you, I write masterpieces -- you said it, not me -- and you are left at the bottom of the pit holding my bag of vomitus.

Take a look of one of my masterpieces.  Do that, or I'll hook your numskull on the roof lintel together with that of your protector Z_mod austin who isn't in a position even to protect himself.

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Infrastructural construction is always evaluated jointly by several entities including experts from both the borrowing and lending nations.  Feasibility studies will scientifically preclude the approval or implementation of dead-end projects.

Nobody is forcing aid on anyone.  Just as in the case of the post-WWII U.S. Marshall Plan which successfully helped to revitalize war-torn Europe, Chinese aid is going to hugely benefit only those countries that have determined to make use of the aid wisely.  Just as American aid was not forced upon unwilling West Europeans, Chinese aid is given only to worthy recipients regardless of political, racial, cultural or ideological factors.  

Btw, if you know of a bank anywhere in the world that would force me to accept a low-interest loan to the tune of hundreds of millions please call me at 999-999-999 immediately.  Huge award awaiting the first one who calls!  My address is 999 Nine Cloud Street, Nairobi, Nigeria.  My city is notorious for scam operations involving solicitation letters promising huge monetary transfers to qualified clients who must first provide a valid checking account number for the transfer.

While I am waiting for your call, I must tell you that a significant part of the Chinese aid is designed to build an infrastructure that will connect hitherto unreachable landlocked nations with the rest of the world.  That means what China is doing is much larger in scope than what the Americans were doing with their Marshall Plan in that the latter was focused on highly advanced industrialized nations in Western Europe which already had a highly-trained labor force to utilize such aid.

In contrast, Chinese aid is given to those nations which lack trained manpower -- a fact which makes it riskier for China as an investor.  So China is taking up her role not only as a marketer, but as a teacher of the skills needed to use such aid.  In other words, China is that proverbial benevolent fisherman teaching others to fish and not just to buy his barrel of fish.

Yes, the Tanzanian-Zambian Railway was built at a time when politics and not economics was taking command.  The main problem of dispensing aid to Tanzania, Korea, Vietnam and Albania etc. was that without a single exception, the recipient nations weren't grateful to China because nobody would ever be thankful to a lender who was economically in dire straits herself.

Only when your country is strong politically, powerful militarily and rich economically would your aid to poor nations elicit commensurate respect and true thankfulness.  Otherwise it is considered just so much lunch money borrowed from a credulous brother.  This is not to say that Chinese aid to those nations had been fruitless, but the financial returns had been low because we ourselves weren't well-to-do and the projects had not been fully vetted in terms of feasibility studies.

The projects served a good political purpose at the time in that they had facilitated China's recovery of her rights as a sovereign nation in the United Nations.  Not much else.  

At each stage in China's development, the country had its problems unique for the great men during those times to solve and so we shouldn't just be blaming our previous generation who helped others without receiving adequate compensatory rewards.  Times are different and the nature of problems are bound to change as a result.

Our job this time around is to ensure that our aid is not squandered, or else we will always find ourselves in the unenviable position of being the Eternal Big Brother doing a thankless job again.  The proper way to do it this time in the BRI is to use only scientific methodology in prognosticating the problem, matching the needs and estimating the capabilities of recipient nations. If they don't have the money we will provide it to them, but only after vetting for truly qualified applicants.   

As much as possible we are not going tolet hundreds of Chinese workers die in the process of helping others as they did in building the Tanzania-Zambia Railway.

Do not use colored lenses in evaluating whatever China is doing.  Developed nations aren't helping African nations to get out of their perpetual malaise occasioned by the lack of infrastructural construction.  

The so-called Dark Continent is in actuality full of smart people who just happened not to have gone through the industrial revolution or had missed the boat completely at several critical stages in their prior development and it was not their fault that such development had been held back by their centuries of colonial experience.  

That China is helping them to learn to fish should be deemed exactly the way it is -- a gift from Confucius -- and shouldn't be eliciting sour-grape responses from erstwhile-rich-now-poor colonizers who during the last 500 years had enforced the use of their languages, their customs and their world outlook upon so-called savage nations which in fact have a lot to teach the rest of humanity.


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Just to show you guys how precious an education in the Chinese classics is, the following serves to illustrate the minutiae involved in appreciating the beauty of nature under different circumstances.  You really haven't lived a full life on earth unless you have learned Chinese in your life.

You would be missing so much!

Just make up your mind to learn the language starting today!  Don't procrastinate!

Note that 原文: 陶渊明的《归去来兮辞》

    归去来兮,请息交以绝游。世与我而相违,复驾言兮焉求?悦亲戚之情话,乐琴书以消忧。农人告余以春及,将有事于西畴。或命巾车,或棹孤舟。既窈窕以寻壑,亦崎岖而经丘。木欣欣以向荣,泉涓涓而始流。善万物之得时,感吾生之行休。

An online participant interprets it as such:

有时走过高低不平的山路。草木茂盛,水流细微。羡慕自然界的万物一到春天便及时生长茂盛,感叹自己的一生将要结束。

So it should be used on occasions depicting a self-pitying mindset that accompanies the arrival of his old age or senility, not for a vibrant occasion like the Summer Davos.

That's why the original translation by Zhang Lu was inappropriate although every word was correctly matched, and this is also why forumite Zhao Jianguo invoked this example to show how difficult the art of translation truly is, because you need profound knowledge in many areas to match the temperamental requirements of the original passage.  

His critic kevinruud was too quick in coming to the conclusion that Mr. Zhao was misappropriating Zhang Lu's translation as his own -- essentially charging Zhao with plagiarism.

If Zhao had indeed tried to pose as the original translator, he wouldn't have chosen something so recent or well-known as this one.

My translation is therefore:

Tree branches competing to stab into the sky and gathering eddies streaming forth at their origin.

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wchao37 Post time: 2018-9-28 21:51
That's right, Mr. Parcher!

Of course you can say we can't force people to love their countries, b ...

You keep stating that Stern stole trade data costing China hundreds of billions of dollars.
This is just nonsense.
You understand nothing about that case or what really happened.
There was a major negotiation. China pushed hard and made demands. They didn’t get them. And so began the raid on RT. The key question is, what information did the MSS take from the RT servers during the first two days before they finally admitted the senior executives had been taken? There sure was theft of data but the victim of the really significant data theft was not China, it was their opponent in an ongoing negotiation that was worth billions of dollars to the Chinese economy.

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adkmts46er Post time: 2018-9-28 21:31
As a general matter, as a patriot and American, I think this University in China has the correct int ...

You have brought up a point that would never be mentioned by proponents of "free speech" and "human rights".

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