China is winning the hearts and minds of people around the world regardless of how much the west tries to demonize China. I am not Chinese but I am very impressed with their achievements in the last 30 years. - UP: 82
😂😂😂She is like.
Why does China build ports in Africa instead of drone striking them like we do? - UP: 541
meanwhile what has the west done for Africa? Booming slave trade in the 1800s, rape the land of its resources. Zlich infrastructure built in the last 100 years. Corrupt African despots so that the people stay sub-servant to their western imperialists. - UP: 61
China loans countries money and rather than making them slaves like the US does they forgive dept. - UP: 9
I read an article years ago that the Nigerians think that having petroleum is a curse. - UP: 7
China is building all those Asian and African countries which were first looted and then bombed by western colonialists and naive westerners are worry about rise of China. China helped Pakistan in building our roads, tunnels, bridges, railways and they ended our electricity shortage. If this is some kind of Chinese colonialism as west want us to believe, we love that. We are fed up from west for looting our natural resources and bombing our countries. - UP: 42
Long live Pakistan-China Friendship♥️♥️♥️ - UP: 0
Kuala Rompin Bandar Blackout
There is a famous saying here in Malaysia
''We have traded with China for thousand of years. They came and left and not once they brought their battle ships nor their army to colonise us. When the first Portuguese ships came, we traded with them. Then they went back to Europe and came back with warships and soldiers and colonised us. We fought back. Then the Dutch came. We traded with them. They came back with warships and soldiers and colonised us. We fought them back. Then the British came to trade. We traded with them. Then they return with warships and soldiers and colonised us. We fought back.''
As a Malaysian, I am for more wary of Western/European countries than China. I have the history to back me up. - UP: 309
In my opinion, this is a culture things.The difference between an agricultural civilization and ocean (maybe) civilizations. China might not have the desire to colonize and occupy,annex territories out of Mainland. - UP: 15
That lady represents 99% of Americans, it’s sad and funny at the same time - UP: 491
Sad, Funny and Stupid! - UP: 30
Many are but some Americans are very open-minded too. - UP: 5
If by Americans, you mean white Americans then yes.. - UP: 6
Hipocracy n judgemental attitude as always ... - UP: 9
Haha! Spot on, bro. - UP: 3
And Trump is constantly waging the red scared, China expansionism and spread hatred all around the world, but in fact China doesn't even care about spreading his power and ideology whereas the US was the one who keeps transforming other small countries political system - UP: 35
West created China super power is pure rubbish. China saved American companies from bankruptcies from the start - UP: 240
The grace period to build a trans civilization world order is ended, during the 80 and 90s the Chinese conciseness include policy makers was to embrace Western value and accept US as the world leader, this was a time when the world is at the gateway of Fuko's 'end of history'. But this ended when their embassy in Yugoslavia was destroyed by US missile, and the subsequent atrocities of US imperialism in Middle east and elsewhere. China concluded they need to discard liberalism and return to history. - UP: 12
She: Chinese is building ports😱😱😱
African: Yes, we prefer Ports over Bombs, how surprise 🤗 - UP: 4
US is not a Country anymore, it's a Corporation for the Rich Elites to make Trillions off of the 90% of their slaves/peasants. - UP: 336
What do you mean "anymore", this is shit going on for 40 years at least! - UP: 12
Dude that country was FOUNDED on slavery. Nothing's changed but the details. - UP: 27
Cray Fish It has always been like that. - UP: 4
It all started with "Trickle-down economics". The process went this way: Presidential election in 1980, Ronald Reagan won and the american nation got what they voted for: trickle-down economics! Simple as that. - UP: 2
Jimmy Jhon Jenkins
That's how it always was, its founders were mostly rich slave owners - UP: 1
US is a criminal enterprise disguised as a country. - UP: 2
This is an excellent comment. - UP: 0
when the france, uk or the usa does it and kills millions of civilians, it's called liberation but when china creates infrastructure for rewards it's called colonialism - UP: 121
Zen Western rhetoric and brainwashing - UP: 7
@Hobba bobba what's wrong of building infrastructure? - UP: 6
"buying all those things" "supporting their economy so they can make more and more money" wth is this woman thinking? You mean exporting cheap labour? I hate it how Americans think that they are the ones who made China rich, and did it at the loss of their own economic edge. How entitled can some people be? America by far was the greatest beneficiary of outsourcing - UP: 4
There's no doubt, China's foreign policy is fantastic. - UP: 23
but still weak in front of western propaganda - UP: 4
given they are not bombing around and sending warships to others countries shores, yes, I think their foreign policy is fantastic. - UP: 1
I would say the foreign policy of China from the ancient times till now hasnt changed quite much, that ''as long as we trade and you respect us, we are fine and I will pay you the same respect.'' - UP: 0
Karl D. Marx
Strange that the lady is concerned about Chinese activities in Africa. France is almost permanently militarily intervening in African states. - UP: 27
French West Africa used to be their playground. - UP: 4
because she is a mindless husk - a drone covered with flesh. That is what western media do to you. - UP: 3
To think at her age, one would think she would be wiser. Wisdom doesn't come with age. - UP: 3
AMERICANS been doing what she said for so long. Hypocrisy. - UP: 1
Debt trap example is Greece with all the money owed to western banks. The IMF and troika bailout money went straight to repay western banks. The end result is that the Greek people endure decades of austerity. - UP: 16
It is actually quite frightening how ignorant the supposedly well educated and informed american general public is, if this woman is your typical american. What's worse is that they are so arrogantly ignorant; believing uncritically the lies, misinformation, disinformation, fake news, propaganda that the american mass media force feed them every hour of the day. Without the US hijacking and basically stealing all those smart and intelligent people from around the world, America would have been the very type of country that its president called African countries a long time ago. - UP: 19
Spadey Say she represents the majority of mind in America - UP: 4
Say 'There is only one good, that is, knowledge, and only one evil, that is, ignorance; wealth and good birth bring their possessor no dignity, but on the contrary evil.' (#Socrates). - UP: 4
This idea that China went to the USA and stole all your businesses is ludicrous..This lady needs to be asking the heads of American business why they moved there manufacturing and production to China..The profiteers never face the wrath of the people when it’s so easily to manipulate them to hate on another country and exploit your prejudices. - UP: 59
I always knew how weak racists were - UP: 5
My country Malaysia went through a similar experience like the Greece. We renegotiate the rail road contract, save 5billions USD with rerouting, form a JV to run it, with 50/50 owner ship, but they will bear 80% if loss incur, what a deal. Since then I realised all these China debt trap allegations are just propaganda. - UP: 220
Oh hey, I see a fellow Malaysian comrade. - UP: 13
The West has always tried to dominate using military - UP: 18
Anas Akmal Ag Ismail
The difference between Malaysia and Greece is that Greece don't have an overlapping claim of EEZ in the South China Sea with China. There's nothing wrong or malicious in China trying to expand their soft power, every nations do that in a certain degree and it's in their national interest to do so. At the same time while allowing China to expand its soft power in our backyard, Malaysia must ensure that it doesn't came at a cost to our national interests. Not saying don't do business with China but we have to be prudent, most FDI are not done for purely economical reasons especially in the case of China where most big companies are majority state-owned, like the CCCC. - UP: 2
Greece was actually better off under the Junta government which was hated by the US because it didn't allow wallstreet to ransack Greece. - UP: 1
Either that or suddenly, US would find that Greece had a secret concentration camp or secret WMD like Iraq under Saddham Hussein, LOL...
Or he would suddenly die in a mysterious accident, courtesy of CIA. --John Perkins, author of Economic HItman - UP: 5
As almost all Americans -- both the masses, as well as the intelligentsia -- do feel and think this way. - UP: 18
She's apparently blind to US Imperialism. - UP: 11
We can all laugh at this woman here. But in reality, she really represents the views of the majority of Americans.
I used to wonder how in the 1930s, how an educated, intelligent, cultured German public was made to hate an entire racial group to the extent of exterminating them. I wonder no more. I just look at the USA now. - UP: 359
I fully agreed with you, and it's foreboding. - UP: 18
@keff Very well said. - UP: 5
It is true that China economic rise is largely owed to world opening up the market and moving it's supply chain etc
But it's really disgeniue to say American people don't get anything out of it
Unless u are willing to pay the price to produce locally - UP: 14
Unfortunately, she typifies the average American ignorance, arrogance, bigotry & unbelievable stupidity. That probably accounts for most of America with their media & the ruling elites have done a fantastic job of dumbing them down with intensive feed of false propaganda.
There isn’t a chance in hell the USA is able to compete with China, with Americans like her. - UP: 112
The English are exactly the same as the Americans that is why they have such a "special friendship". - UP: 13
At the very least in her defence, she did seem open minded enough to listen to Yanis and not challenge him and keep rooted to her beliefs.
The ones that continue to believe in the propaganda are the real problem - UP: 16
Trouble with US is they do not learned to co exist - UP: 11
Can't stand self-righteous, stupid, trash like her. I count my blessings everyday I got out of there. - UP: 0
@Mack where did you move if I may ask? - UP: 0
@LodovicoAriosto1 Sure, I moved to Germany. And where abouts are you? - UP: 0
@Mack Czechia - north - close to the border with Germany and Poland. I have visited some places and if I had to move elsewhere permanently, I would probably go to Austria. Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italian Alps would be ok too. I spent some time in Alberta and British Columbia, some things are great there but overall I prefer shorter distances and more dense history, infrastructure etc. Glad to be here as long as the area is not a geopolitical flashpoint like it was before WW2. I support rapprochement between EU and Russia + China. - UP: 1
@LodovicoAriosto1 Cool, yeah the places you listed are all quite peaceful and scenic to live in. I also hope the EU and Russia/China can have good relations, however the US is always meddling - UP: 0
Thanks Yanis for educating us. I recently discovered the similar story. As the acting government in Pakistan came in power in 2018, they also realised that previous government didn't do the homework well before signing the CPEC with China. The new prime minister Khan went to Beijing for negotiation. In his remarks he found the Chinese very understanding and sympathetic to his demands.
Now, on the name of Covid west is again peddling hate and sinophobia. - UP: 83
We should understand that China's early oversea investment quality standards were relatively low, and the reason was their financial resources, education, experience, standards, and transparency. In recent years, with their development, the improvement of national strength, the enrichment of knowledge, and the improvement of quality, the quality of oversea investment has improved a lot, and many investment projects are among the top international. But because of the lack of understanding of other countries, it is easy to cause wrong assessments and plans. These are common problems. I believe this can be resolved through communication and dialogue. - UP: 2
I can understand the west have problem with "how the China treat its people". But you also have to understand that the Chinese are still greatly influenced by Confucianism where one respects and be obedient to the elderly / people in higher positions. They do not mind to be treated that way, in fact some want to be told what is best for them. The West believe in individualism but Chinese believe in collectivism. You can see the big difference in how citizens behave / react to COVID-19 lockdown. In the West people protest because it is an imfringement on individual rights. The Chinese (most) believe it is their obligation to obey the lock down rule for the better of the community. - UP: 80
It's always the people with the dirtiest hands are the first to point the finger. The west has enough blood on its hands from it's own empire building. - UP: 29
@kl wies There is a general emphasis in Confucianism on the two way relationship. Respect and obedience for authority, and EQUALLY important, the responsibility of the authority to earnestly seek the welfare of the junior partner.
In Singapore by personal experience, when I walk the streets during the "lockdown", and I see someone refusing to wear a mask, or congregating contravening the social distancing laws, it has always been been caucasian people.
I am making no moral judgments, it is just a difference in culture. Some cultures are simply more amenable to cooperating with authority than others. - UP: 9
The west control oil with warships and tanks. China did it by building roads and ports. Big difference here - UP: 10
It's intentional. Here is a simple explanation The Western Imperialists (USA) want to maintain the current world order because they get other developing and poor countries to produce goods for American consumption in exchange for US dollars that are created from thin air. Every country needs US dollars to buy things like oil. China and others do not want to work for pieces of US paper made from thin air. China and most counties of the world would prefer to skip the middle man (USA) and trade direct; tangible goods for tangible goods. Since China is helping other countries and creating an alternative trading network, in future, the American "middle man" won't be able to skim profits and goods for essentially doing nothing. This is why America and by default International Finance (private banking system) are constantly blaming China for everything. - UP: 7
Like Yanis said, what China is doing is far more humanitarian, the west literally raped, plundered, and sold people as slaves, now they say what China is doing is 'neocolonialism', hypocrisy at its best. - UP: 2
No only was she completely clueless about what she was talking about, she didn’t even know what she wanted to say...😂😂😂 - UP: 2
The Chinese philosophy on contractual obligations is quite unique. In China contracts are not viewed as a document of rights and obligations but rather are viewed as the marking of the start of a long lasting relationship that can be flexible and amended as needed.
Also, the Chinese are not forcing anyone to accept their investments or development financing overseas. If countries fall into debt issues its not the Chinese government's fault as they are not they ones managing the host countries' budgets.
There are so many misconceptions about China's rise and the 'threat' that it poses. Simply put the West has a hard time understanding how a country so different in political and social terms was able to rise to prominence and become a global power. - UP: 20
Thank you Yanis. Even though you of all people know that the one thing western audiences cannot be trusted with is the truth. - UP: 11
Wtf is this actual brainwashing. What state is not bound by realpolitik? There is no incentive for governments to give a shit about poor people out of pure altruism, especially now in the 21st century. The Western world pays for social safety nets because people are more profitable when they're not dirt poor and homeless. China invests in Africa etc because Chinese state owned companies profit from it and it strengthens the govts position geopolitically to have a bunch of resource rich countries under your thumb. I'm not even some pure anarchist that hate states, but you need to be more critical of all states if your analysis of China's actions are that they're "helping" people without any gain to themselves. - UP: 9
@Richex112 go ask some Nigerians how did their country look like after 250 years of looting by western nations? Ask Congolese!
10 years ago.... the people in Africa without access to electricity was 1.5 billion people. And that's after 250 years of pillaging by western nations and slavery.
Today, just 10 years of Chinese assistance..... only 700 million people in Africa have no access to electricity. Which means about 800 million people got electricity from direct Chinese assistance. In TEN YEARS!!!!
The Chinese build schools, highways, sky scrapers, airports, seaports, warehouses, hospitals, malls, telecommunication infrastructure, train stations and railways (across villages, NOT JUST from natural mines to port like railways built by westerners).
Go and ask Nigerians to show you photos just 20 years ago.
Stop being such a brainwashed drone without any knowledge of the REAL WORLD. - UP: 11
@Richex112 I have been to 40+ countries..... never seen as much homelessness until I went to the USA. Take your propaganda out of here.
Went all the way to Africa and forged relationships and exchanged gifts.
Europeans went to Africa a few hundred years later with Chinese gunpowder, naval maps and compass... saw the natural resources and immediately began colonizing and enslaving the Africans.
You should learn some ACTUAL history before being a parrot of mass media - UP: 12
This lecture in its entirety is one of the best ones on YouTube. It’s highly recommendable and it’s just as incisive as you’d expect. - UP: 32
the man tells the truth I wish every politician was like him from the UK 👍👍👍 - UP: 3
"...I fear that they have a longer term thought process". Like? Building ports and lifting African and European countries out of poverty? Shame I really feel sorry for her. The truth is many countries fear America; a country that has been involved in military conflicts since WWII and continues to increase military spending while everybody is working to have peace in the world. - UP: 9
The only people "with a problem" with how the Chinese treats Chinese people, are exactly those who has never been to China.
By far, the vast majority of Chinese people love and support their government. This is just pure facts. Much greater majority than any democrat nor republican ever got. And this is not in some offical census.
This is the view of everyday people from all walks of life..... people on the streets, in homes, in shops, normal everyday people just like you and I. If you ever lived in China and interacted with the Chinese as I did, you will know this beyond a doubt. - UP: 77
@Lee Roy: I agree with you. I've worked and travelled in China. Greetings from UK. - UP: 13
I agree with you...I have visited China nine times and love it. - UP: 9
Absolutely. I hv been living in China for 16 yrs now & it's true, d ppl love their govt & trust it to guide them to a better life. - UP: 10
The most civilised country I have visited.
Though it is hard to convince my fellow countrymen this.....even though they have never been to China.
I let them fester in their ignorance - UP: 12
@Patrick Forester please don't let them fester.
Be the light that lets them see through the darkness which they are enveloped in. Mass media propaganda is a blight on this world, shrouding many in ignorance and preventing them from knowing the truth. Those who know the truth, like yourself, should try to light the path for them. Rid this world of ignorance/prejudice. )At least those within your reach, in your circle of influence). You/we can do this. Good luck and all the best! - UP: 10
Lee Roy this indoctrination of a bad China was handed down from generation to generation resulting in this mindset, their leaders are not fond to let them have chance to think otherwise for their own “good reasons” - UP: 7
Amazing story, tells alot about China's way. - UP: 1
China never practised imperialism which is a western concept. - UP: 3
It's nice to see some calm and civilized comments here. - UP: 6
I had to remove hundreds of racist and liberal comments but it's not as bad as I thought - UP: 6
@Jacob Marshall This comment area is the most friendly to China I have ever seen. THX bro. - UP: 0
Chinese have Collectivism culture
In any deals, they don't mind giving up some of their interest to maintain good friendship
Western is more towards Individualism Culture
In any deals, they will care more about their own interest - UP: 2
This is Marxism on a global scale. The laboring regions of the world will one day no longer need the capitalists. - UP: 2
Americans created China....
Ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha.... - UP: 2
Amazing. China will become the first economic power without firing a shot. - UP: 7
thats because the chinese are masters at making deals and the USA are masters at crushing their own reputation and economy - UP: 2
If the Greece and Russians would be willing to work as hard as Chinese workers
Greece and Russia would be in better shape. - UP: 0
It is called putting things in perspective and trying not to be a hypocrite - UP: 0
I also have to point out, the idea that China will become 'interventionist' in the future is so weird, like China already has the largest and most advanced military in the world, if they wanted to invade they could do it right now - UP: 5
i Compare Loan
How is China not democratic? - UP: 4
hit the nail on the head. the Chinese government has more support than any 'elected' government and is free from external influence. local councils are extremely democratic and all policies the gov pursues have been extensively tested on the population before implementation. - UP: 6