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Post time 2007-5-20 14:59:37 |Display all floors

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i think that one about '#4: taking over the world' may need to be qualified;  really, was there such a suggestion? China could have taken over the world if she had wanted to.....back in 1421.   I wonder what's the beef of those so quick to cast doubt and suspicion on China. Is it because memories of their old crimes are raising some psychological spectre of potential retribution now that China is emerging? Or, is it because they have personal agendas to make sure that China doesn't rise any faster so that they can continue to sow and reap their ill-gotten gains from others who were once weak?

Back to the thread - i think the suggestions in general by others make sense. I would just like to add a couple of points:

- the ability to build up learning curves and the means to acquire useful knowledge as quickly as possible: this is a key national success factor; it saves money, resources and time for not trying to do things done wrong by others; it creates an integrative and holistic approach to solving complex problems requiring diverse inputs; it armours against deflection tactics;

- foster innovativeness and inventiveness as a key to harness product and service attractiveness: precision combined with aesthetics are the twin pillars of market share creation; whatever is the enterprise, these are the key endposts which are admired by the world's customers, anywhere;

- help as many as possible to achieve the socratic 'examined life'; this is the centre of the harmonious society; much wisdom from China's uniquely rich cultural past in all its aspects should be tapped for insight on how to proceed and make the quantum-leap transitions;

- retention of socialist attributes where they contribute to efficiency and stabilty in nation-building and national development in all aspects;

One of northwest's points re: the middle-class recalls me to a recent survey on over 1,000 middle-income households done in almost 60 cities.  The findings are interesting, to say the least, but i'll just list some of its salients:

they are fiscal conservatives, saving 20% of their income;
excluding cars, the big tiicket item they bought last year averaged RMB 3,740;
65% own a pc;
60% own their homes but only 17% took a mortgage;
40% plan to refurbish it in the next five years;
local brands lead in home appliances;
30% have credit cards;
20% bought equities in the past 12 months;
44% plan to travel outside their home province next year;
it costs RMB800K to raise a child in the top cities.

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Post time 2007-5-20 23:35:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tradervic at 2007-5-17 23:28
Ladies and Gentlemen,

     What is the measure of success and/or achievement that China, and the Chinese people are using to gauge themselves and their country?  I have read several, several dif ...


when the time you felt it's difficulty to come to visit China.

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Post time 2007-5-21 08:23:09 |Display all floors

Okay...

Originally posted by shelleybelly at 2007-5-20 09:35
when the time you felt it's difficulty to come to visit China. :)


Okay...  Markwu and Northwest were pretty straight forward, but I am a little slow on this one.

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Post time 2007-5-21 10:40:23 |Display all floors

ok,back to 10 years before

Originally posted by tradervic at 2007-5-21 08:23


Okay...  Markwu and Northwest were pretty straight forward, but I am a little slow on this one.

TraderVic


Have you ever magine how difficulties for me to apply a visa to US and Eropean??

ohhh,,,

do not want to talk  about that...

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Post time 2007-5-21 21:33:22 |Display all floors

i think so

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when the time you felt it's difficulty to come to visit China.

I agree with you !!

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Post time 2007-5-21 21:37:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tradervic at 17-5-2007 15:28
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     What is the measure of success and/or achievement that China, and the Chinese people are using to gauge themselves and their country?  I have read several, several dif ...


For me, the most basic success measure would be for China to achieve a high living standard (comparable to the west) for most if not all of it's people. This should be the first major achievement before even beginning to mention anything else like "surpassing the US" or "superpower status".

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Post time 2007-5-21 22:13:08 |Display all floors

Peace

If I have to tell one answer, I will not hesitate to  tell you that peace is the most measure of success for China. In my great country , whatever rich or poor,you don't fear your life is threated in war or other convulsion.

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