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A thread on China that focuses on its culture.
don't get me started
- republitards are holding us backmoIdero
- 1.3 Billion people in China to the US's 320 Mill... and all they can do is barely double our output? I think the US is doing quite good considering the numbers.PonyBoy
- sounds like an excusemoIdero
- like you've already given in to having low expectations to what the US can do compared to the rest of the worldmoIdero
- it's all part of the tremendous Chinese conspiracy, China is trying to trick us into wasting our resources in renewable energy, why? when we have Coal and Oil!RealDonaldTrump
- didnt that huge dam that they built flooded and destroyed a huge native forest ecosystem? thus reducing the number of trees from making fresh air.yurimon
- they give a fuck about the environment, yet they're kicking our asses in it, says a lot about us.moIdero
- they are NOT kicking 'our' asses... look at the amount of gw per person being output... we're destroying them based on population... they're 4x our sizePonyBoy
- i'd like to see the estimated watts the average US citizen uses compared to the average chinese—prob a hell of a lot more—if anything we are prob more wastefulPonyBoy
- but the US actually puts out more renewable energy per citizen... double that of China (according to this chart)... one can argue the US is leading the way herePonyBoy
- and based on Germany's population to gw output... they're basically tied w/the US... so they're also leading the way here (little as it may be)PonyBoy
- moldy— :) please don't think i'm arguing against renewable energy—I'm all for it / desire it as much as you. I'm just pointing out that China isn't leading herePonyBoy
- sorry, i'm just irritated at the fact that we're not leading in that race, we landed on the fucking moon, yet we can't take advantage of an energy source that'smoIdero
- basically there for the taking all because the big oil lobby is lining the pockets of our politiciansmoIdero
- it's infuriatingmoIdero
- i worked for chevron via Y&R, the shit we did for them, we basically sold our fucking soulsmoIdero
- i easter egged the fuck out of their shit though, like BAD, it doesn't make up for it, but that's how i delt with it i guess.moIdero
- it was funny though, you would hit a key and their add would have their cute little cars fill up the ad with black smoke coming out of their exhaust, shit likemoIdero
- that, i would spend more hours on easteregging their shit than animating the actual admoIdero
- fuck emmoIdero
Always get to try amazing new foods each time I visit China.
On the last visit it was deep fried wasps that was the stand out new experience ....
This is peasant food from years gone by. Peasant food has got very popular recently among people who now are very well off but came from little peasant villages and had nothing.
I can't wait for Trump's first state visit.
An excerpt from Paul Midler's 'Poorly Made in China', on the subject of the cultural origins of counterfeiting:
“Emperor Qianlong, who ruled for most of the eighteenth century during the Qing Dynasty, had been admiring his collection one day when he noticed a particular item. It was a small jade cup said to have been made during the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. While he liked the piece, there was something about it that caused him to doubt its provenance.
He called for one of his top artists to take a look and issue his professional opinion. The artist, who also served as the emperor’s curator, looked at the cup and declared that he had good news and bad news. The bad news was that, while the cup had been done in the Ming Style, it was actually a fake. The good news was that he could identify the artifact’s creator. It was, said the curator, the work of his own grandfather.
The curator’s grandfather had been a masterful copier. He knew now just how to make the jade cup in the Ming style, but he also understood how to make it appear genuinely old, as well.
Learning that the piece was a fake did not upset the emperor at all. Quite the opposite, he was impressed, and he praised the piece. He also complimented its creator for having done such a skilful job. So many others created copies, the emperor noted, but few were as good as his work. The emperor complained that other rushed the job, and could, therefore, not be called artists.
It is hard to imagine the head of any state looking at an imitation and lavishing such unbounded praise, but that is what Qianlong had done. The emperor even had a special box commissioned for the jade cup, which he saw as a model of sorts, and on the box he had inscribed a kind of treatise on the art of counterfeiting.
American business leaders and politicians who have pushed for increased intellectual property protection in China over the years have failed to acknowledge the cultural origins of counterfeiting. It is now just that counterfeit products are tolerated in the country - they are revered.”