reply to post by travis911
Wow...How I couldn't disagree more! When I was growing up China was still a largely agrarian based economy back when the word primitive was used, it
really fit in some ways. Particularly the more rural areas. In short, your statement would have been 100% correct just a couple decades ago. It would
...and was...the accepted gospel, 30 years ago. They were big and they had many people...but a Super-Power, that doesn't make.
Now they build fully operational ghost cities, apparently because they have nothing better to do with their time and vast fortune (WE have largely
given them, by buying everything to their lowest bidder..). They have a power problem? Flooding problems? Heck.. No problem for the Chinese these
days, they just build the worldest largest dam, blocking a waterway that would...and was...laughed at for an idea before they just went and did it.
In the material I read (China Inc. was the book title), I'd seen where their migrant work force was equal to our ENTIRE population. At that time
anyway. This was years ago and the estimate was 300 MILLION Chinese is just the segment which tends to go where the work is these days and how chasing
the harvests used to work here.
The Chinese started as rice farmers capable of defending themselves and made the trip in about 15-20 years that it took the United States 120 to make.
God knows where they are 10 years from now. We're almost celebrating mediocrity and being average while they are going for all they can
edit on 9-8-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)