Why use this to bash china, it's simply japan as compared with the rest. Perhaps nowhere else could there have been the reaction the priest has highlighted here. Sweden maybe?
I'm not sure what country you're from, but in the uk there would be several things from this list that would have to be omitted.
Sure we'd queue for stuff, but we'd be ranting as we did it.
Panic buying and hoarding - absolutely.
The media would go apeshit, and i couldn't attest to looting, though i wouldn't be suprised.
There's certainly a minority who would use this kind of situation as an excuse for a bit of anarchy.
Bascially this list is a big-up to Japan is all. I've never been there by the way.
haha, yeah i lived in the "dirty saaf" for a while myself. night buses were always a joyful experience...
I'd recommend The Spirit Level, the book is basically a series of graphs explaining how clear the link is between the income equality of a society and the amount of fucked up selfish shit people do to each other in said society. Japan has the most equal income distribution in the world...
Hahahahaha ... I just read that from a piece released in early April on China MSN, that Japan is rebuilding and recovering, slowly, but surely ... so why cant China be more like them?
The news reported that this was completed within one week ... simple, but effective ... so why cant China be more like them?
Uncle DD, I guess China will be, if it keeps the same pace for many years like Japan, even more. China isn't doing bad, it takes time, and CHina is emerging.
Japan has brought too much to the to the modernization and development, they are too efficient and productive. In Business we can see more theories currently originating from Japan..in construction no one can deny their know-how.
So they can do better coz they've got a good economy.
There was an article I read, some economists were arguing on an idea that that tsunami is a good thing for the economy...It brings Biz.
I guess too in a way that in devastation, there can be opportunity
Hahahahaha ... I was simply comparing the China recovery since May 2008, and the Japan recovery in he last two months ... where has all the donation gone by the way? I heard China Red Cross spent some of it for expensive dinners?
:) But I guess the NGOs contributions were not that much to rebuild the place...so it could be used for some fancy dinners while designing new building:)
But I guess Mr Hu gave too much for rebuilding, I saw a documentary last night, everything is done there.
I normally preface any criticism of China with an analogous criticism of the United States. The massive fuck-up that was the response to Hurricane Katrina speaks for itself.
On the other hand, I think some aspects of the Chinese gubbermint's response to Wenchuan are pathetic attempts at national publicity. Sure, everything looks fantastic in photos. Everyone is very thankful for government assistance. Partnerships between quake-struck counties and provinces have led to wonderful expressions of goodwill.
Taking a bunch of peasant farmers and switching their mode of subsistence from agriculture to tourism is NOT a good long-term plan.
In my home state, tourism replaced automobile manufacturing. Michigan looks pretty from the outside, but rots from within. Imbalanced service economies are neither just nor stable.
Uncle DD, there's gonna be a movie of my visit there, it's gonna be shown on the vesper program. Pleas come by to see the amazing grace.
U know our church address, see you
Hahahahahaha ... as we serve different bosses, I am not too familiar with your side of the doctrine ... is "thou shalt not lie" one of the Ten Commandments?
Which version are u using DD?
Hahahahaha .... not sure ... I just googled it ...
DD< please get a Holy book:)
Hahahahaha ... if I touch it, I might get burnt ... this is as close as I will get :)
Beijing and Sichuan aren't neighbors. I guess everything is totally copacetic then, eh?
@DD, The "no lying" rule is specifically phrased as, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
China is very big.
Hahahahaha ... yes, it is, and now I am totally lost :)
DD, how are u lost?:)
Hahahahaha ... dont worry, I am not going to your church ...
ha ha, that's interesing, but don't miss going to Bar Blue
Hahahahahaha ... you are going to preach over there now too？
ha ha ha, preaching can be done everywhere, but I not in bar blue:) in Chaoyang park would be ok:)