Author: beijingbabe

China: Great nation or Greatest nation? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-11-5 15:10:53 |Display all floors
U really should give urself some time to do a IQ test!

Babe
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Post time 2007-11-5 18:02:42 |Display all floors
" interesting "

If you are not already on the " Spin doctors " pay list ,you should . 60% of the working poor and the 47 million citizens without medical insurance are not my figures , it is from your own  Bureau of Stats. You look as if you can keep tightening up the ( eye ) blinds and keep pushing those peas deeper into your ear holes as we speak .

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Post time 2007-11-5 21:40:18 |Display all floors
Mengzhi,

An English language lesson: when you say "" The  Working Poor " is the 60% of the population on struggle street", that means, in English, that 60% of the population qualify as working poor. That's, of course, decidedly untrue as the median income in quite high.
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Post time 2007-11-6 01:46:40 |Display all floors

A measure of greatness...

Originally posted by beijingbabe at 2007-11-4 21:10
China is a very crucial country in the world. Many countries look to China to take the lead and show them the way. As the dollar drops and the American economy collapses, does this make China the greatest nation or only a great one?   


BB,

     I find the true measure of greatness is when a person, group, or country no longer compares itself to others, but on their past selves to measure and grade themselves.  It usually means that you are no longer in the pack, hunting the leader - but the leader yourself.
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Post time 2007-11-6 04:03:50 |Display all floors
Economic lesson 101:  The American basic wage has not moved since the 70s. It is not the number of dollars that you earn which defines " standard of living " , it is the purchasing power parity ( PPP) : meaning how much food and how much rent you have to survive which counts.

So please enroll in my  English , History and Economic classes . You may get a discount seeing you have to attend so many subjects at once.

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Post time 2007-11-6 07:19:40 |Display all floors
babe,:) it is safe to say, always, that China is one of the greatest nations in the world.  

And, there are other great peoples & cultures in the world, too, say Greece, Egypt, Russia.

American people, just like our Chinese people, are great people, too.

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Post time 2007-11-6 11:18:06 |Display all floors
Mengzhi,

There is no such thing as a "basic wage" in the US and the minimum wage has moved higher several times since 1970s. Moreover, real wages of the poor are actually up because the goods they purchase are cheaper, even if their wages do not rise fast in nominal terms.

Purchasing power parity is a lot more than rent and food and even there it takes the average price, not the local price, of the good. The average price of a home in Oklahoma is a lot higher than the lowest price of a home in Oklahoma, for example, because the average includes exclusive suburbs along with affordable housing.

Go suck a textbook until you get some understanding.
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