This brings up an old issue between the US and China.
But this is not something the Internet should be blamed for, but something to be proud of.
The major concern that drives the US to turn its back on the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is that it fears Beijing will set new rules to make loans to other regional countries so as to impose more political influence on the region.
So Cook’s coming out was far less revolutionary than that of other high-profile celebrities.
There’s no doubt the rise of China is triggering uneasiness in its neighboring countries. But what concerns them more should be how to achieve continuous and steady economic development so as to meet the political and social welfare demands of the emerging middle class.
Over the past year, some overseas media have hyped tensions in the South China Sea, making it seem as if the situation there is on the verge of breaking out into conflict.
This affluent generation seems to have no limits. They also go to high-end restaurants, fancy nightclubs, parades and festivals that used to see few Chinese faces. The events they host cater to people like themselves, born into “new money” but can also pull in some rich Americans and Europeans.
For developing countries like Indonesia, it is not hard to implement poverty alleviation plans. What’s difficult is to allow this massive group of people, who just walked out of the swamp of poverty, to continue their journey, rather than always lingering at the verge of the swamp.
He covered his face and started to howl uncontrollably when he learned the news. Shunned by his family and friends and carrying the stigma alone because of the infection, the man had up until this point not applied for a green card, out of fear he would be deported because of his infection.
This might be a message the two most powerful countries in the world should send to each other during US President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to China and his meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
As a taxi driver in Jiuzhaigou said: “Without commercialization, you wouldn’t even be able to find food and drink in such a remote area.”
More and more Asian students are now studying in the US, bringing enormous revenues for this country. More importantly, their appearance will further stimulate the reform of US education and further boost its competitiveness.
As to the locked fire escapes and the obstacles carefully designed to trip you up, you have to think that as the legal and regulatory system develops this will change.
The key to foreign investments is not how much capital China can provide, but whether the money can really shore up regional development.
It is understandable that people like to be surrounded by others like them. Sometimes minorities can even benefit from that.
If China and the US can find common ground and can join hands in solving thorny global and regional issues, it will ease doubt between the two and reduce confrontation.
China cannot stop US reconnaissance, but can take countermeasures. If the US is sincere about building up a major power relationship with China, it should adopt a more restrained manner.
Downton Abbey, a British TV show that is an outrageous hit in China, has a new credit for prompting wealthy Chinese fans to try traditional British upper-class sports such as hunting.