not in New York, but those in Washington, California; and Chinatowns in Canada or France.Hi Umbra, Oten and show-Zi. Have any of you been to Chinatown in New York City? It is flat-out awesome. The residents in general are more New Yorker than I am. The street shows are amazing. It's not putting "a feet in," but it's a taste.
Exactly, westerner view. So mostly uninformed unless living there for years and even expats won't know more than they see.I, myself, was referring to a repressive regime, using what is widely reported in the press. It's a Westerner's view.
Sure it is not democracy, but most people (who aren't activists) are quite happy lately. Even Westerners expats are happy there, doing businesses, marry Chinese women and have kids. Most don't even want go back to their native country.
Do you think this monopoly of China? counterfeiters are in every countries, China is mentioned first because due to the size of the country and manpower, hence bigger quantities.Here is a thought: would you representing your nation deliberately flood the streets and store shelves of an opposing nation with lead-based cosmetics wearing fake labels? Profit from knock-offs of handbags, clothes, etc? Electronics?
and if you go mentioning toxic products, what about the US poisoning the world exporting cigarettes/tobacco since almost a century? Do you feel good representing the gtreat America, when people die of cancer because of it? Cigarettes kills more than any fake cosmetics or electronics. The world is so addicted to it, despite knowing what they are made of, that you can't even stop the production...
About fakes, who cares of a fake Gucci bags or Iphone, it won't kill you and if you are not an idiot, you would know that a 100$ Gucci bag is probably fake. No one forces you to buy it.
1- competitive countries, China's power consistently growing, they want their shares of the world, what you expect?1- China is no friend of the US and never will be.
2-But I admire the culture so. I'd like to think it's totally separate but it's not, sadly.
i don't generalize, it is real life experience. I lived in Europe, now in Asia, went in school and have family in USA; so no i don't just read news.If you want to generalize, that's your perogative. But I personally read carefully what someone posts before making jokes and conclusions like that. It's the intelligent thing to do.
if you knew me enough, im not new in this forum. You would know i rarely talk about what i don't know.
The conclusion is that no country is innocent, some wrong-do openly, others secretly and via disguised means. after all, you don't become a world leading power just by being benevolent...would be naive to think so.
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