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Joined: 5/26/2008
Msg: 5
Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For ChinaPage 2 of 2    (1, 2)
From Voice of America:

"As China marks the 60th anniversary of the communist state on October 1, it celebrates the realization of some significant goals, such as improved living standards for many of the country's more than one billion people. But challenges remain, such as the Chinese Communists' early vision of democracy.

China has reason to celebrate. The country still basks in the glow of last year's successful Olympic Games. And, in a global economic slump, China remains one of the world's bright spots.

Chinese media expert Rebecca MacKinnon says the People's Republic of China has helped raise the country's global stature.

"If you look at the goals of the [Communist] revolution as 'China will stand up, China will be respected by the international community, China will become a powerful force in the world, it will throw off foreign domination' - it succeeded in that," she said.

China's Communist government follows what it calls "socialism with Chinese characteristics," which includes a market economy, with considerable state control..."
...China's economic development has been breathtaking, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty in the past 30 years. Health Minister Chen Zhu says the country also has made huge health care advances in the past 60 years.

Chen says China now has a health care system that covers both urban and rural areas. He says the country also has raised its capacity to prevent and control diseases.

The official says China's major health indicators, such as life expectancy and infant mortality, have improved dramatically, and now make it one of the leading countries in the developing world."

Gone are the days when merely the mention of the word 'Communism' caused some to head for the backyard bunker. Yes, the Chinese people are still under the weighty thumb of their government, but then, aren't the citizens of the United States subject to having our government eavesdrop on our phone conversations?
Go on and celebrate.
Joined: 7/26/2004
Msg: 7
Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For China
Posted: 9/28/2009 9:17:26 PM
Oh come on. Everyone knows that the real reason that the Empire State Building is going Yellow and Red is for the Immortal Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Gotta dawn the Yellow and Red because Hulkamania lives forever.
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 11
Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For China
Posted: 9/29/2009 1:33:52 PM
Cina has and is spread all around the world. Food, culture, people. language. They did discover and map most of the world long before Europeans did. Then...because of monetary reasons they shut down the whole operation. Left their colonies all over the world, which were absorbed into the local bloodlines. Their trade routes no longer used, then forgotten.
They could have kept it going...and stayed a world super-power. But they climbed into their shell...and emerged bigger and face countries that were just as strong, if not stronger.
They want to BE the number one country in the world, such as they were at one time...but it is a long slow road, with a lot of competition.
Considering they practically own the USA, they are well on the road to world dominance again.
Why shouldn't the world celebrate their heritage and history. Seems like a good thing to me. Beats having sushi shoved down my throat with a portion of rice! Far more peaceful than them sending a tide of armed people all over the place to simply "take over". Remember Tibet!
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 12
Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For China
Posted: 9/29/2009 5:31:24 PM
Just like America thought during WW@.."france? Not our problem. Poland? Not our problem. Italy? Not our problem." guess things only become a "problem" when you get a fat lip all of a sudden, and realize "Uh-oh...should have ended that crap awhile look what needs to be done!"
Water huh? Guess landing craft don't exist in your world. Nor large aircraft. What would happen if Chna decided that Mexico would be a great target! Guess that wouldn't "be a problem" either huh?
Joined: 11/22/2007
Msg: 16
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Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For China
Posted: 10/1/2009 7:22:15 PM
the read must be for the spilled blood of the people who were slaughtered in Tenamen Square, protesting the government.

my reply :the blood of us all is red,isn't it?

anyway: the weapons at the celebration are tiny parts of all.
Joined: 1/5/2008
Msg: 26
Empire State Building Going Yellow and Red For China
Posted: 10/2/2009 12:31:16 PM
The next question is....When will we celebrate North Korea and Cuba?
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