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  1. #1 What do you think of China as a new economic leader? 
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    do you think that china will take the u.s.a. place, and be the economic leader, and the strongest contry in the world
    they have about 1 600 000 000 population!!!
    toaday, they are teh second economic force, after u.s.a., and it's going up,


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    They already have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    They already have.
    ah

    well i think it's the new leader of the world
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    but i hate to be learning chinese
    it's very hard and complexed, i mean, the writings,
    but maybe in the future, maybe 40, everybudy will be learning chinese, and i'm sure that china will have a great scientific level, i'm sure of that,
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    Actually, the chinese language is pretty simple to figure out. It's very logical and straight forward. For example, there is a character/word for "meal." Then, when you want to say "breakfast," you just add the character/word for "morning."

    So, "morning meal" is breakfast.
    "Mid-day meal" is lunch.
    "Evening meal" is dinner.

    Instead of having to learn three completely unrelated words like breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all you need to do is learn the phrase for meal and the phrase for time of day and add them together.

    In my mind, that's supremely simpler than our weird way of having unique disparate words in english, but YMMV.


    Learning the characters is a challenge. I'll grant you that, but once you have them the rest is incredibly logical and straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    Actually, the chinese language is pretty simple to figure out. It's very logical and straight forward. For example, there is a character/word for "meal." Then, when you want to say "breakfast," you just add the character/word for "morning."

    So, "morning meal" is breakfast.
    "Mid-day meal" is lunch.
    "Evening meal" is dinner.

    Instead of having to learn three completely unrelated words like breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all you need to do is learn the phrase for meal and the phrase for time of day and add them together.

    In my mind, that's supremely simpler than our weird way of having unique disparate words in english, but YMMV.


    Learning the characters is a challenge. I'll grant you that, but once you have them the rest is incredibly logical and straight forward.
    the language, is easy, but writing, is very hard,
    i'm learning japanese, japanese is simple and easy, i also mean the writings,
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    It looks like it, China is industializing while the US has been deindustrializing and outsourcing. Creating ponzi derivatives and military armament at the expense of other goods isnt that constructive, it reminds me of the collapse of the former soviet union, they had a lot of ressources going to military production and not so much for common useful/productive goods.
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    As things are going, China could very well take over the world. I have often wondered how much insight the makers of Firefly had, or if it's just coincidental.
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    Well whether China does or does not take over a world view it will be an interesting sight nevertheless.

    You should also bear in mind the economic might of India as well. I think they were voted 3rd as an emerging economic superpower.

    With the western economic system the general rule has been: if you can get the job done cheaper to save money then why not?

    Meaning more and more companies outsource to China and India for work, (IT and call centres to India) Production and manufacturing to China.

    As you put it China has 1.6 billion people. Sheer man power means that you cannot compete pound for pound.

    So unless anything drastic occurs to shift trends you might as well start leaning Chinese or at least learn how to do business with China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2011
    I am Chinese, and living in China, although China is developing dramatically these days, but China is still not stronge as you think, both the people and the country need to do more. Another important thing is that Chinese people are very kind.
    Has the Vice President Xi Jinping stated anything on what he plans to do as president in 2012? From what I heard and read, he's a bigger leftist than Hu Jintao, so I'd expect more development for China and better living standards than now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow001
    but i hate to be learning chinese
    it's very hard and complexed, i mean, the writings,
    but maybe in the future, maybe 40, everybudy will be learning chinese, and i'm sure that china will have a great scientific level, i'm sure of that,
    I totally agree. They need to adopt a phonetic alphabet of some kind of they really want to be credible to the outside world. There is... I think it's called "pinyin", which is a way to write it using the western alphabet, but using that just doesn't seem like it would appeal to the pride of an ancient culture.

    It might be better if China were to develop it's own purely Chinese phonetic system.


    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo
    It looks like it, China is industializing while the US has been deindustrializing and outsourcing. Creating ponzi derivatives and military armament at the expense of other goods isnt that constructive, it reminds me of the collapse of the former soviet union, they had a lot of ressources going to military production and not so much for common useful/productive goods.
    Yeah. That's what actually scares me about China. It's not actually China I'm scared of, but the idiocy of my own country. If China fell, then we'd just build India into the next world power. Someone will get all of that exported manufacturing.
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