China's economic influence is muting ...

China's economic influence is muting its critics

There are 4 comments on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation story from Dec 30, 2009, titled China's economic influence is muting its critics. In it, Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that:

British man Akmal Shaikh is pictured in Poland in 2007. Shaikh, 53, from London, was executed in China on December 29, 2009, after being convicted of smuggling four kilograms of heroin.

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Since: Dec 09

FuJian,China

#1 Dec 31, 2009
Only cash speaks.
Oh, don’t foget military expenditure :)
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Philippines

#2 Dec 31, 2009
I like this part, who needs innovation when you can keep the other countries from innovating

"The country has become the biggest impediment to a global deal on climate change yet it is now the main recipient of venture capital money in clean technology."
Pragmatist

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 31, 2009
"Perhaps while its consumers are feeding the global financial recovery, world leaders will continue to express their disappointment while looking the other way."

As a consumer, I can categorically tell you that there are many ways to avoid buying Chinese products with a little effort. China quickly forgets that its citizens would still be living on a bowl of rice per day without the innovation and lending hand of the west. We don't want this mass of medieval barbarians dictating to the world.
Pragmatist

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 31, 2009
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
I like this part, who needs innovation when you can keep the other countries from innovating
"The country has become the biggest impediment to a global deal on climate change yet it is now the main recipient of venture capital money in clean technology."
You're essentially praising China for impeding world progress. You're location says Philippines, but I suspect you're Chinese.

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