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27-03-2013, 09:45 PM (This post was last modified: 27-03-2013 09:51 PM by HU.Junyuan.)
RE: Ask a (GASP) COMMUNIST ! ! !
(27-03-2013 12:19 PM)Chas Wrote:  You do realize that you are Communist in name only. China does not practice Communism.

Hmm...By Communism Definition Version 1848 (International Edition), you can say that what I believe and what China now practice is quite different.

The Chinese Communist Party in 1987 already publicly acknowledged that China was in the primary stage of socialism, which by definition is far from communism.

Yet many of the CCP members, including me, still are rooted in Marxist Dialectical Materialism, believing that capitalism is deeply flawed fundamentally which will be its own grave digger definitely but perhaps in maybe a thousand years, that after many many many ... many many many years a bright future called communism for humankind will ultimately be realized.

But we also realized that failed practices include simply nationalizing private properties, simply equalizing distribution standard, simply forcing people to live by a man-made high moral standard etc. As the Chief Architect of China's Reform and Opening up, former General Secretary of the CCP, Mr. DENG Xiaoping said, we are now cross a river, and we still need to be sure about the stones at the bottom.

Yes, you can say that I am a communist in name only. But by Communism Definition Version 2013 (Chinese Edition), I am still a standard junior communist, I think.

And you really are terse and deadly, and so you are told.

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27-03-2013, 10:01 PM
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(27-03-2013 12:47 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  How much does the recent trend for the corporate intrests that have proped up the chinesse trade inballance leaving china for greener pastures in other SE Asian countries worry you or is this just a natural progression from outside intrest to more chinesse owned industries filling the gap?

Sweatshops are moving from China to Thailand, Vietnam and other SE Asian countries because labor costs there are lower.

Chinese people sell cheap T-shirts and toys for depreciating US dollars, yet we are not able to buy many the expensive high-tech stuff to upgrade our industry because we are a rising communist country ... I really don't appreciate this trade unbalance.

And yes indeed, China is further developing domestic demands. Since we have a market of 1.3 billion people, I think we will be able to fill the gap.

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27-03-2013, 10:11 PM
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(27-03-2013 01:12 PM)morondog Wrote:  Oh My God Big Grin We finally made it to Confucius say Smile Smile Smile

My favourite one... OK I've got two favourites...

Confucius say "Man who walk through airport door sideways is going to Bangkok"...

and

Confucious say "Man conceived in back seat of automatic car will always be a shiftless bastard"...

OK they're both not very good... I'll shut up now Shy

Oh... Hey Hu, or is it OK to call you Junyuan ? How do you write your name ?

I am very glad that you call me Junyuan, my first name, although not in the first place in Chinese writing traditions.

Since matter is in constant motion and changes, and 2000 years have passed, we should all be better than Confucius someways. Thus you are told by a Confucianism practitioner.

How should I call you? I don't think either dude or dawg is appropriate.

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27-03-2013, 10:17 PM
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(27-03-2013 03:26 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  My main question is , "do Chinese people go out for 'Chinese' (food)" ?
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Yes, we do. And normally we call it simply "food".

And we have 3-4 KFC, 2-3 McDonald's, 2-3 Dicos, 2 Pizza Hut and more in my city. I occasionally go to these places for a change of taste.

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27-03-2013, 10:25 PM
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(27-03-2013 04:42 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  I have always had trouble differentiating between Communism and Fascism.
Mao taught that peace came from the end of a gun and in changing the "us" you refer to seems contingent on learning from the nice decent politburo people who,like the vast majority of humans, are primarily concerned with themselves.
If any political system is intrinsically rotten then on flowing benefits to the masses will always be suspect.
The peasants, radical thinkers, conservationists, artists, creative thinkers etc will always be held to account by ruling elites and communism, along with its major flirtation with capitalism, is no exception to the rule.

As for the 'want something do something line' unless expanded upon you are saying absolutely nothing.

If you have personal belief element in something, it's always hard to tell you something different. After all, I am here to provide indigenous information in case you will be interested.

So what are you really interested in?

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27-03-2013, 10:28 PM (This post was last modified: 27-03-2013 10:51 PM by HU.Junyuan.)
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(27-03-2013 05:08 PM)Red Tornado Wrote:  Can I ask you non-communist questions but questions that relate to your life in China? (more interested in your icon there...)

I am more than happy if you do so. (What a relief !)

I change the letter M for Mario on his hat, to H my surname initial. Is it cool ?

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27-03-2013, 10:47 PM
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(27-03-2013 08:20 AM)Foxcanine1 Wrote:  FTL Travel.

They have already improved since they stick to Death Star Program no more.

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27-03-2013, 11:15 PM (This post was last modified: 27-03-2013 11:19 PM by Julius.)
RE: Ask a (GASP) CHINESE COMMUNIST ! ! !
Junyuan,

Americans often wonder why China is growing so fast, and I tell them that the need for "Capital Goods" - especially for the family - drives China's growth. Please let me explain.

Do you know the meaning of the phrase "Capital Good"? I will try to define it. A "Capital Good" is a tangible item that increases the productivity of one who purchases it. For a family, a "Capital Good" could be the purchase of a truck which allows the Father to perform more productive work and earn more money. Or, it could be as simple as inoculations for common disease which prevents children from getting sick and so frees the Mother to work and produce more income for the family.

I figure that most Chinese Families are still in need of Capital Goods and so they will keep manufacturing them and purchasing them for a long time - and grow a healthy economy in the process. These "Capital Goods" which I figure can increase the productivity of Chinese families include things like air-conditioners, modern heating, electric/gas stoves, refrigerators, electric washers and dryers, microwave ovens, reliable cars, personal computers and Internet Service. All of these I figure save the Chinese families time and effort and help them become productive, and grow the economy as a result.

Do I see things correctly?

Thanks.

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27-03-2013, 11:50 PM
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(27-03-2013 11:15 PM)Julius Wrote:  Junyuan,

Americans often wonder why China is growing so fast, and I tell them that the need for "Capital Goods" - especially for the family - drives China's growth. Please let me explain.

Do you know the meaning of the phrase "Capital Good"? I will try to define it. A "Capital Good" is a tangible item that increases the productivity of one who purchases it. For a family, a "Capital Good" could be the purchase of a truck which allows the Father to perform more productive work and earn more money. Or, it could be as simple as inoculations for common disease which prevents children from getting sick and so frees the Mother to work and produce more income for the family.

I figure that most Chinese Families are still in need of Capital Goods and so they will keep manufacturing them and purchasing them for a long time - and grow a healthy economy in the process. These "Capital Goods" which I figure can increase the productivity of Chinese families include things like air-conditioners, modern heating, electric/gas stoves, refrigerators, electric washers and dryers, microwave ovens, reliable cars, personal computers and Internet Service. All of these I figure save the Chinese families time and effort and help them become productive, and grow the economy as a result.

Do I see things correctly?

Thanks.

Julius

If my understanding is correct, you mean the drive is mainly healthy domestic needs, which excludes luxury. I say that you are right, but there's something more.

1. real estate bubble is really very serious now. In some metropolises it takes a white collar 25 to 40 years' salary to own an apartment excluding ANY OTHER consumption. While at the same time vacancy rate could be as high as 40%

2. foreign trade is really important. China's Foreign Trade Dependency is 47% last year, which has been declining from being perhaps 80% of 2005. This figure for the U.S. is around approximately 25%

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28-03-2013, 12:27 AM
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(27-03-2013 11:29 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  I have a Confucius' saying similar to what you said. "If the multitudes are ready to cooperate, tell them to come along. If they are nor ready, enlighten and educate them, till they are ready."

I might use that in my next lecture.

But "enlighten and educate" has a sinister undertone.

Kotter's 8-steps for Organisational Change is probably most effective.

I met a Chinese girl (she beat me at pool (!) so I had to find out more about her) and she talked about Mao as a national hero, like Singaporeans would talk about Lee Kuan Yew or like many would talk about Nelson Mandela.

I asked her about the purges that had enlightened and re-educated people until they complied or died and she had no knowledge of this period of history.

Intriguing, huh?

(27-03-2013 12:19 PM)Chas Wrote:  You do realize that you are Communist in name only. China does not practice Communism.

Chas, I think Junyuan has answered that three times now.

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Here is a cultural question for you, Junyuan...
I think it's possibly a social-evolution thing, possibly related to the 400 years of internal feuds between warlords and the instinct for survival that has grown out of that but I would like your opinion...

Why don't Chinese people queue?

Also, spitting in public. To a westerner, this is one of the most disgusting things imaginable but quite normal for easterners.

I heard it had something to do with a spit-god i.e. the need to cough out evil spirits. Can you confirm?

Thanks.

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