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Drunk with promise, Mexico eyes huge potential market for tequila in China

There are 14 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Drunk with promise, Mexico eyes huge potential market for tequila in China. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

In this Aug. 28, 2006 file photo, a shot of aged Tequila Herradura with a lemon and salt fixings sit on a bar in front of bottles of white and aged Tequila Herradura in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#1 Jun 20, 2013
Is interesting how news are normally posted in the forums of both of the countries involved in an issue but the news about the recent deal between Mexico and China are only being posted on the Mexico forum.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#2 Jun 20, 2013
You mean the Topix Fórums of México and China?

Or Mexico and the USA?

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And you have a theory about the "why"?
Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#3 Jun 20, 2013
Sirius wrote:
You mean the Topix Fórums of México and China?
Or Mexico and the USA?
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And you have a theory about the "why"?
The China Topix Forum. And no, I don't have a theory. Is an observation. I guess I'll post a thread about that news on the China Topix Forum since I am curious about their perspective.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#5 Jun 20, 2013
Eduardo wrote:
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The China Topix Forum. And no, I don't have a theory. Is an observation. I guess I'll post a thread about that news on the China Topix Forum since I am curious about their perspective.
A "Chinese perspective" is available in Topix?

(????)

For that I recommend "People's Daily" or "Asia Times Online".

I have not seen a "Mexican Perspective" in Topix, so I don't think there is a Chinese one. But I am guessing. Let me check.

Regards.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#6 Jun 20, 2013
I have a theory. It is not in the China forum because so much is going on there in terms of business, that this is probably not even big news to them. Just a drop in the bucket. It would be bigger news to Mexico.

I could not even find it mentioned in any Chinese newspapers let a lone the Topix Chinese forum.

Also notice the article was written by a Canadian paper that just probably picked it up and decided to run it. The writers last name is Castillo.

I could not find it in any USA newspapers either.

It did get run in the El Heraldo here in Chihuahua today.

I could be wrong, but Topix is an American based company. If you look at the Chinese forum, all the Topix posts are mainly being made by Americans. No Chinese involved in the forums at all that I could see. If you find something different let me know.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#7 Jun 20, 2013
Greetings,@Concerned.

Eduardo, a single article to either satisfy or decrese your curiosity.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/82742...

Regards.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#8 Jun 20, 2013
I know a bit of Japanese, but Chinese is completedly out of my reach, so to go directly for "true" Chinese newspapers, I am afraid not.

Regards.
well

Amherstburg, Canada

#9 Jun 20, 2013
No matter what Mexico does a sh!thole will stay.
Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#10 Jun 20, 2013
Topix showed news about the visit of Jinping to Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, and USA in the China forum but not of the visit to Mexico. The news about the fact that Nicaragua closed a deal to create their own transoceanic canal with a firm from Hongkong were also shown in the Nicaragua forum but not on the China forum.
Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#11 Jun 20, 2013
I've been trying to learn Chinese myself, it is harder than Japanase because they have these things called tones, which is like having around five different types of accents like the one we have in Spanish. Their Pinyin also have different pronunciations than what I am accustomed to: Zhou is sounds more like Joe to me, for example.
Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#12 Jun 20, 2013
Not to mention the news about the Argentinian president celebrating the Chinese new year a few months ago, or what they call "Spring Festival", that one was also portrayed only on the Argentina forum and not in the China forum.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#13 Jun 20, 2013
Eduardo wrote:
I've been trying to learn Chinese myself, it is harder than Japanase because they have these things called tones, which is like having around five different types of accents like the one we have in Spanish. Their Pinyin also have different pronunciations than what I am accustomed to: Zhou is sounds more like Joe to me, for example.
Hi Eduardo.

Not to try and make you feel bad. But for some reason kids are amazing when it domes to learning another language. My granddaughters mother is from Chihuahua. Born and raised here. I am friends with the whole family here in Chihuahua. However, Ceci and my granddaughter live in Denver. Where she has become a US Citizen. My Granddaughter speaks 100% fluid Spanish, English and real close on Chinese. She sings songs to me in Chinese and can read books in Chinese. She is a mix of American(Scottish, Irish, Czech, Swedish) and Mexican. Plus whatever is mixed in on her Mexican side. She is darker skinned and if you saw her you would say 100% Mexican. All I can say is she is 100% special. They will be here to visit for 3 weeks soon. Looking forward to that day!
Eduardo

Durango, Mexico

#14 Jun 20, 2013
Not really. I am surprised you didn't know younger brains are more flexible and can learn additional languages with a native-like capacity. It is a wise decision to make your kids learn additional languages.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#15 Jun 21, 2013
Eduardo wrote:
Not really. I am surprised you didn't know younger brains are more flexible and can learn additional languages with a native-like capacity. It is a wise decision to make your kids learn additional languages.
I knew they picked languages up quicker. I think I know why. I always thought it was that they did not have to pay the mortgage, stress out about the car and credit card payments, taxes. feeding the family, the job and everything that goes with a work day. Worrying about the children and many more things that go along with it. I know the Mormon missionaries who are not children, learn to speak well enough to converse in about 9 weeks of full immersion teaching. Seventy hours a week. After the training and about 2 months in the field most are fluent. One was at my dads house in Utah. I talked to him in Spanish on the phone. His Spanish was much better them mine. He was born a white American and had never spoken one word on Spanish before his missionary training school. I put him on the phone with my wife. After talking to him for about 5 minutes and the ended phone call. She asked what part of Mexico he was born in and grew up. I told her he was a Gringo. She was really finding it hard to believe. She said he sounded native. It does not matter if it is Chinese or anything else. You see these men have no jobs, no bills and the only thing they are thinking about in the school is learning the language and then preaching their religion in the new language. I have met several of them and they are fluent at any language they had learned.

I doubt my granddaughter could have picked it up that quickly in one of those training seminars and 8 months in the field to be honest. She picked up a lot of it from her mom, friends and relatives who even in Denver really only associate with Mexican people, and they know English, but rarely speak it to each other.

Here is a link that talks about it a little.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missionary_Train...

I am not Mormon but grew up surrounded by them.

Kids do not have to worry about anything. Even their meals are prepared for them. So their mind slate is pretty open for learning and not having to worry about punching a clock or even setting the alarm clock. I have many books in Spanish but finding the time to study them is very is difficult.

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