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A Wonderful Opportunity to Praise China Lost


Bruce Tuncks
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If I were the Pm, I would be praising and helping China with their space stuff. Space is big enough for everyone, and we should be helping out those ( like the US and China) who are really doing good stuff.

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...And of course, you must all know by now, that China has just pegged and laid claim to all the rare-earth mineral deposits on Mars!  :cheezy grin:

 

With no Wardens Court on Mars to oversee competing mineral claims, America has no chance of mining Mars, now!:cheezy grin:

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Report of a speech by W.C. Smith MLA Victoria, to the Amalgamated Miners Association in Ballarat in 1874:

 

In such cases, where through the poverty of the ground mines could not be profitably worked with European labour, the European population had no objection to Chinese exercising their proper function-namely, that of gold-field Scavengers. But all this time the Chinese were being educated underground by European miners. They were rapidly acquiring knowledge as to underground work. Chinese carpenters could now put timber together almost like cabinetwork. They did not work so rapidly as Europeans, but they worked for a price at which Europeans must give up competition with them. The Chinese had taken the outposts. They were at Haddon, Creswick, and Scottsdale, and were gradually extending their operations, and unless some reasonable arrangement was arrived at, they would gradually oust the Europeans altogether. They had no responsibilities in the form of wives and children, and all they looked for was rice, with a stolen fowl occasionally to flavour it, and some opium; and the amount they contributed to the general or local revenue was insignificant. As soon as they had mastered the underground work, which, as he had said, was being taught to them by Europeans, it would be impossible for the latter to compete successfully with them. They were allowed to work in poor mines, and he did not see how they were to be prevented by-and-bye from being introduced into mines paying dividends. That would be the inevitable conclusion, and this difficulty must be fairly looked in the face by Ballarat and every other gold-field. There were 350,000,000 of Chinese in China, and that fact alone demanded serious consideration.

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Let’s not conflate the country with its odious, totalitarian regime.
China was, is and will continue to be an impressive nation, which gave so much to the world.
The Chinese Communist Party might currently have a stranglehold on information and power, but it will be not be judged kindly by history.

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