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    ^^ What a 'tard.
    I thought you said you come from a wealthy family.
    Couldn't they afford an education ?
    And you wouldn't come from a wealthy family in communist China where they would have to share their wealth with the community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    ^^ What a 'tard.
    I thought you said you come from a wealthy family.
    Couldn't they afford an education ?
    And you wouldn't come from a wealthy family in communist China where they would have to share their wealth with the community.
    Because I have a realist view of international politics means that I don't have an education ?

    Just so you know (u probably don't) realism is a thing
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    Realism is one of the dominant schools of thought in international relations theory, theoretically formalising the Realpolitikstatesmanship of early modern Europe. Although a highly diverse body of thought, it is unified by the belief that world politics is always and necessarily a field of conflict among actors pursuing power. The theories of realism are contrasted by the cooperative ideals of liberalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just so you know (u probably don't) realism is a thing
    ...I see..so it's just that you're unable to express what it is then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I see..so it's just that you're unable to express what it is then...
    I posted the Wikipedia entry verbatim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I posted the Wikipedia entry verbatim.
    ...yes, you've definitely mastered c + p...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...yes, you've definitely mastered c + p...
    It's apparently something that you couldn't comprehend �� I just don't know wtf you're on about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Because I have a realist view of international politics means that I don't have an education ?
    I recall your views on the Iraq War. All based on myths and very unrealistic, much like your views on China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I just don't know wtf you're on about
    ...^see pickel's post above...

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    Xi Stoops to Conquer-xi-jinping-jpg



    Let's take a good look at this face and see if we can read its character. To me, the expression is one of a person who is doing, and/or or about to do, distasteful things.

    Things he knows will hurt some people, but which he thinks are necessary for the common good, or the good of him and his mates at the top, anyway.

    I see distaste, determination, willpower and self-satisfied righteousness from knowing he has power on his side.




    Please don't ask me about Trump's face...I will get a big headache

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    He looks mildly exasperated.
    Not surprising considering the to-do list -
    - manage more than a billion people
    - deal with a retarded-10-year-old American arsehole
    - deal with a smart and ruthless Russian gangster
    - deal with a gaggle of tinpot muppets to get the belt and road finished
    - figure out how to get Taiwan back in one piece
    - plus keeping the missus happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    As far as I know


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    Anglo world
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    'Anglo
    Clarity of definitions may assist the uneducated readers here on TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Clarity of definitions may assist the uneducated readers here on TD.
    You're crying out for both attention and help - quaint.

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    Simple question that you chose not to answer.

    What's new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Simple question that you chose not to answer.
    . . . this makes you the most hypocritical poster on TD


    The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

    The inside story of China's organtransplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann has produced a riveting insider's account--culminating in a death toll that will shock the world. Why would the Chinese leadership encourage such a dangerous perversion of their medical system? To solve the puzzle, Gutmann journeyed deep into the dissident archipelago of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uighurs and House Christians, uncovering an ageless drama of resistance, eliciting confessions of deep betrayal and moments of ecstatic redemption. In an age of compassion fatigue, Gutmann relies on one simple truth: those who have made it back from the gates of hell have stories to tell. And no matter what baggage the reader may bring along, their preconceptions of China will not survive the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    He looks mildly exasperated.
    Not surprising considering the to-do list -
    - manage more than a billion people
    - deal with a retarded-10-year-old American arsehole
    - deal with a smart and ruthless Russian gangster
    - deal with a gaggle of tinpot muppets to get the belt and road finished
    - figure out how to get Taiwan back in one piece
    - plus keeping the missus happy
    Haha

    China had a sleeper in Hu Jintao. He just looked like a nerdy little bureaucrat. Xi looks like an asshole.

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    Hmm, calling him names really won't diminish his power one bit; this guy has heavy duty ideological backing and the world needs to take him seriously, certainly a bit more seriously than before this one kicked off.

    That said, I reckon it's between difficult and impossible to curb the Chinese process of expansion and influence, or its economic might which will soon eclipse the US, even with strong western leadership which appears to be lacking.

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    ...^unless, of course, the trajectory of that expansion (and influence) can be flattened...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    this guy has heavy duty ideological backing and the world needs to take him seriously, certainly a bit more seriously than before this one kicked off.
    True, but as I've said before - totalitarian regimes invariably fall. China is no exception

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    Yes, though that's subjective allowing some people even on here to view the US as a totalitarian regime.

    Still, even though they do fail there are many unknowns, such as when and how, what brings it on, how much chaos it brings to the rest of the world before the cracks begin to appear, and then during the breakdown which is usually unmanaged, before we touch on the vacuum which is often neglected with consequences that include the potential for a more radical regime to replace the one that fell.

    As China is a nuclear power and economic powerhouse driven by a backward ideology, maybe there's a case at high levels to preserve the evil that we do know, perhaps with a bit of tinkering which won't work, but gives the political satisfaction of scoring the occasional goal to distract from a stream of own goals, until it topples either as a natural course in its own time or an opportunity presents itself to trigger or help it along.

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    I'm waiting for TC to turn this into a series of titles based upon punning the titles of plays.

    Can we look forward to:

    Xi Couldn't Help It

    and

    Xi Loves Me Not

    ?

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    ...Ximales of Pattaya...

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    XWMBO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ^unless, of course, the trajectory of that expansion (and influence) can be flattened...
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    the political satisfaction of scoring the occasional goal
    I suppose it's what the data shows/what's delivered that determines whether flattening or increasing the trajectory is more beneficial to the countries citizens.

    Poverty curves:

    Xi Stoops to Conquer-china-v-usa-poverty-index-jpg
    Last edited by OhOh; 04-08-2020 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I suppose it's what the data shows/what's delivered that determines whether flattening or increasing the trajectory is more beneficial to the countries citizens.

    Poverty curves:
    You are comparing apples and oranges, the vertical axis scale is quite different between the two graphs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    We can see that with the net migration from HK and Taiwan to the mainland
    Been to Vancouver in the recent past?

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