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Massive floods in China: Myth of Chinese 'competence' exposed.

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https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-07-15/china-flood-story

 

Very good read, some quality reporting and pictures.  

 

In a nutshell, Southern China is in the midst of some massive flooding, which often happens there - its geography.  And the result is one that you would not be surprised to see in India/Bangladesh or even Africa.  Desperate peoplel, losing their homes built with a lifetime of hard work and savings. Government nowhere to be seen, people renting boats on their own, homes built in unsafe areas by paying bribes to government officials.  The usual.  

 

But folks here like that Manny kid, like to inhabit the delusional world where the CCP is this new superpower and so much 'different' and better than India.  Nonsense.

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15 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Natural super power doesn't spare anyone.  No matter what you do.

Its ironic - in ancient times, massive flooding in the Yangtze basin was considered as a sign that the Chinese Emperor's 'mandate from heaven' was meeting disapproval.  Emperor for Life Xi 'PoohBear' Jinping should be worried.

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See, Chinese has competition called US. Trump tried his best to woo Uk India Japan and EU ( along with Australia and Canada) to get them in his camp /coalition against China. I m not counting on SOuth China sea regions.

 

What did China do. It assumed that their hegemony will be accepted. I remember Chinese threatening UK , India and others with repercussions for Huawei.
 

Now if Huawei wasn’t snooping and not a state cimpany, why the hell CCP is going allmost to the point of risking diplomatic relations for a pvt telecom company.

Manufacturing Corona got them in a big hole, Chinese dig it deeper by Hong Kong and Ladakh.  i have no sympathy for Chinese even when they are facing natural calamity

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Natural disasters can happen anywhere.

A good metric of their competence (or its lack) would be to see how soon they can rehabilitate people after the flood waters recede.

 

The USA, one could argue, fared worse when hurricane Katrina struck land. There was all kind of opportunistic looting in the aftermath of the calamity. Most media outlets were very harsh about the lack of preparedness of the government both before the calamity and in its subsequent response.

We haven't heard of similar stories from China, but that could also be because we never hear any stories from China.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Mariyam said:

We should just decide all our LAC issues with the Chinese on the cricket pitch.

The only problem is that if they win the toss, they will choose a bat.

WAU joke - India should demand to settle all disputes on a cricket match. India will win because China has no bats.

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In communism, the politburo is safe. the masses have to fend for themselves. Its the same in China. Its the same in every country too regardless of political affiliations but slightly less prominent. Democracy takes people's voices into account but the people get less for all the outcry because of corruption. Even in USA, this is the case. India is far worse. Chinese people don't even have that voice.

I'm sorry for the Chinese people but then again I'm not because they chose communism and are quietly witnessing their govts increasing hegemony around the world. Scratch that. Im not even sorry for them since their army has skirmishes across our shared border and their govt infleuncing our other neighbors to do it as well such as Nepal and the Chinese people are sitting on their fences watching it. Sorry that I'm not sorry for you chinese folks :no:

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On 7/17/2020 at 3:50 AM, Mariyam said:

The USA, one could argue, fared worse when hurricane Katrina struck land. There was all kind of opportunistic looting in the aftermath of the calamity. Most media outlets were very harsh about the lack of preparedness of the government both before the calamity and in its subsequent response.

This is the kind of flawed understanding that folks get from "news" reporting about distant countries. 

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8 hours ago, diga said:

This thread (about 20 tweets) on the three gorges dam .... @sandeep

Yeah, saw it a couple of days ago, some interesting info on the logistical fallout, IF the dam breaks. 

 

While the dam breaking is unlikely, the serious flooding, and the massive economic hit that China has taken, is a fact. 

 

The funny thing is that since the CCP has decided that Chinese economy has to 'grow', in spite of Covid, in spite of this massive flooding, Chinese statistics show a 2 to 3% "growth" rate this year.  Facts be damned.  

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On 8/3/2020 at 11:30 AM, Straight Drive said:

China isn't a super power. It is still listed as a developing nation, isn't it ? It's just the media propoganda.

Yes, China isn't a superpower, it's still a developing country. There are currently no superpowers. There were only two in the past history, one has regressed, the other had broke up as a nation. 

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