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Post time 2011-10-24 19:06:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2011-10-23 13:24
That's what the media say.
And what the officials want the media to say.
And the people to BELIEVE.
In Zhuhai, maybe, some families were compensated for the loss of agricultural l ...
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We can assume this happens, and we can also assume that local corruption plays a part in this.

I n addition to that, we can also assume that some land cases are not that simple, as with people using spare land for many years that was never theirs in the first place. It happens in many places in the world, hence the expression ‘squatters rights’ and it takes a court of law to decide it.

Contrary to your post however, we do not have to assume anything, as the millions of land transactions conducted in China every year would bring up far more disaffection than the few cases you mention if there were a government policy of land grabbing. As it is when these local and provincial cases come up and become known to the Chinese government they do become involved in many instances.

Sometimes I feel that you forget the huge size of China and the actual massive number of land transactions which are conducted each year without issues or problems ................

It would be foolish to believe that this particular type of transaction it would be without some problems especially given the large amounts of money involved  ...........

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Post time 2011-10-24 19:08:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2011-10-23 13:24
That's what the media say.
And what the officials want the media to say.
And the people to BELIEVE.
In Zhuhai, maybe, some families were compensated for the loss of agricultural l ...
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QUOTE:  And then, there are the acquisitions of land in Africa, Argentina and Laos, by the Chinese rulers.
Cheap land because China needs its own land for its industrialisation and urbanisation.
And maybe 2 million Chinese have emigrated to Africa in the past ten to fifteen years.
Not negligible a number.


Yes ...........

You will find that many Arab countries own great swathes of Europe and the US and I see no objection to that by anyone.

As regards immigration to Africa has your OED confused immigration with foreign over-seas workers  ...................


Or do you now yourself consider yourself a Chinese immigrant?

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Post time 2011-10-24 19:11:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2011-10-23 13:31
Migration these days has many facets. It isn't as plain and obvious as it used to be.
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QUOTE:  There basically are two types of people moved to leave their own country: Very rich and pampered in search of a more fulfilling experience (go to Phuket in Thailand to check them out). Or the depressingly poor that seek just a green pasture (Afghanis trying to reach Australia, Pakistanis trying to come to China).



Hmmm ……..


Well …….


Of these only two definitive groups you cite  ……..


I see myself in the former group ………..


Can I conclude that you fit in the latter grouping ………..                   

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Post time 2011-10-25 23:33:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2011-10-24 19:11
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Post time 2011-10-26 12:24:50 |Display all floors

A Looming American Diaspora

The Harvard Business review article talks about people looking for job abroad.


by Paul Saffo

While U.S. companies are worrying about how to recruit talent from abroad in the face of increasingly stringent immigration rules, a different and far more significant challenge is quietly building. When young knowledge workers HBR List 2009 logolook for a job today, they seriously consider companies half a world away. Homegrown American talent is moving abroad, in what could become a huge shift in the world economic order.

Early warning signs abound. Look at Singapore’s success in recruiting top U.S. academics to its universities and research centers: It lured the world’s leading seismologist away from Cal Tech and the number two scientist at the National Institutes of Health away from that organization. Silicon Valley expatriates have been moving to China in a small but steady stream. Farmers from the Midwest are using their high-tech methods to make a new start in Brazil, where real estate is cheap.

The United States’ current economic woes are accelerating this trend. The trickle that has started at the top will become a flood as mid-career executives look for new opportunities abroad. Of course, even the best manager will struggle if he or she doesn’t speak the local language. But one can get by in India with English only, and Spanish is relatively easy to learn. Moreover, when the children of today’s expats enter the workforce, they’ll reap a huge advantage from knowing the second language – Chinese, Portuguese, Hindustani – they learned to speak at home as youngsters. More and more parents are discovering that a multilingual education can help in guaranteeing lifelong employability for their offspring.

Government policy will be crucial in determining how well U.S. companies respond to the increasing diaspora of American talent. Lawmakers must not resort to knowledge protectionism – for instance, by requiring people who attend state-funded universities to spend a certain amount of their working life in the United States. Rather, they must ensure that America remains the most congenial place for high-tech enterprises and continues to attract foreign students to its universities and foreign workers to its companies.

The U.S. monopoly on leading-edge opportunities is at an end. The world’s best and brightest no longer assume that their future lies exclusively in the United States, and America’s best are coming to agree: Their path to a dream career may well lead them overseas.

Paul Saffo is a technology forecaster based in Silicon Valley.

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