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Time for China to Stop Dreaming . . . and Face Reality. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-5-7 16:55:39 |Display all floors
Diaoyudao is beginning to fade from China's map of "core interests", even as the Philippines captured a Chinese fishing vessel in the Spratly Islands,  and Filipino pirates raided and kidnapped a Chinese businessman in Borneo.

China's GDP growth has fallen from double digits to a mere 7.5% which is even so, unsustainable, due to the overvalued Yuan making foreign imports cheaper than domestic products, and Chinese exports more expensive than foreign goods.

If this is indeed China's dream, then it is time to WAKE UP!!!



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Post time 2014-5-9 10:12:43 |Display all floors
Incompetence is self-evident.

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Post time 2014-5-9 10:16:14 |Display all floors
China has turned from being a silent sleeping lion, into a dog whose bark is much bigger than its bite.  Or, it is a dog that woke up thinking it is a lion?  China's weak kneed moves in Diaoyudao, Spratly, and in the face of brazen abduction of its citizens in the MH370 incident have proven to the world it can be bullied, and even that it should be bullied, because it otherwise would threaten its neighbors with its pygmy of a navy.

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Post time 2014-5-9 10:21:09 |Display all floors
China's self-designated and self-directed role in the community of nations is to be a modern Ah-Q, mean and threatening to the weak, self-restraining and self-effacing to the strong, and otherwise, self-absorbed in its own greatness.  It has lost the respect of the strong and the loyalty of the true.

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Post time 2014-5-9 13:02:00 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2014-5-9 10:21
China's self-designated and self-directed role in the community of nations is to be a modern Ah-Q, m ...

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Post time 2014-5-9 14:05:33 |Display all floors
Wikipedia has a succinct summary of the story of Ah-Q and the essence of Ah-Q's character that is almost uniquely Chinese, before and sadly, now again, is that of self-delusion, interpreting every failure as a "spiritual victory", even in the face of death by public execution, as Ah-Q experienced.

Seeing all the failures of China in the recent past, calling this a China Dream only begets the laughter of her enemies, who would indulge China her fatal fantasy.

"Ah Q is known for deluding himself into believing he is the victor every time he loses a fight. In one scene, Ah Q is beaten and his silver is stolen. He slaps himself on the face, and because he is the person doing the slapping, he sees himself as the victor.

When Mr. Zhao, an honored landlord of the village, beats Ah Q in a fight, Ah Q considers himself important for having even a tiny association with such a person. Though some villagers suspect Ah Q may have no true association with Mr. Zhao, they do not question the matter closely, and instead give Ah Q more respect for a time.

Ah Q is often close-minded about petty things. When he ventures into a new town and sees that a "long bench" is called a "straight bench," he believes their way to be instantly inferior and totally wrong.

There is a scene in which Ah Q harasses a nun to make himself feel better. He pinches her and blames his problems on her. Instead of crying out at the injustice of Ah Q's bullying, the crowd nearby laughs.

One day, news of the Xinhai Revolution comes into town. Both landlord families, the Zhaos and the Chiens, become revolutionaries to keep their power. Other people, calling themselves a "revolutionary army", rob the houses of the landlords and rich men. Ah Q also wants to join them and also call himself a revolutionary. But when the time comes, he misses the opportunity to act, because he slept in one morning and no one woke him up. Finally, Ah Q is arrested as a scapegoat for the looting and sentenced to death by the new governor.

When Ah Q is asked to sign a confession, he worries that he cannot write his name. The officers tell him to sign a circle instead. Ah Q is so worried about drawing a perfect circle to save face that he is unaware he would be executed until it is too late. Before his death he tries to entertain the crowds watching his execution, but cannot decide on suitable lines from any Chinese opera."

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Post time 2014-5-9 14:48:23 From mobile |Display all floors
Can you stop the way where we are stepping forward by just barking here ?

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