China eyes huge tourism development for Yap

Oct 4, 2011 Full story: Marianas Variety 256

HAGA...TA'A - A development proposal which would dwarf anything so far seen in the Federated States of Micronesia has been proposed by Chinese investors for Yap, the closest FSM state to Guam.

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wassup

Hilo, HI

#1 Oct 6, 2011
I see this as a great opportunity for Yap for Tourism and development.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#2 Oct 6, 2011
Too far away.

Since: Jul 11

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#3 Oct 6, 2011
O gods no. Poor little Yap kids having to join Young Pioneers.

Won't that old Russian kids club ever die?? sigh.

Since: Jul 11

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#4 Oct 6, 2011
My question is, since there are several days a year when the women for some inexplicable reason have to go topless, will they still have to wear the red scarf? Or is that a violation??
boondock saint

Circleville, OH

#5 Oct 6, 2011
Free Yap ?
Tonia

Micronesia, Federated States of

#6 Oct 6, 2011
I disagree with this proposal...I mean, what happened to yap being what they always have been? A traditional island who always held out for their beliefs, their cultures... these will diminish as the economy grows...It's already happening and for this to happen is not an accept ion... sure, there may be positive impacts, but the negative one overrules.
wassup

Hilo, HI

#7 Oct 6, 2011
@ tonia, Yes it appears both good and bad, but I see that this is another way for Yap to move forward.
Precize

Micronesia, Federated States of

#8 Oct 9, 2011
its completely rational as long as the huge step in promoting tourism means more effort in preserving culture and tradition...western impact has fooled us in some areas..lets hope china's intentions would be better..

proud to be a local island wa'abese
Islandperk

Micronesia, Federated States of

#9 Oct 9, 2011
toward what?
SUPERSTAR

Circleville, OH

#10 Oct 9, 2011
Sarawal

Micronesia, Federated States of

#12 Oct 10, 2011
I believe this is the first step toward FSM joining with China and terminate the compact with the USA.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#13 Oct 11, 2011
youtube, the opiate of the masses where anyone can become their own version of Joesph Goebbels.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#14 Oct 11, 2011
It is about time that they become civilized. you should not go naked anywhere, it is a sin. The USA will teach them ethics and morals. Chinese should have no part of Yap, all they care about is money, they don't even care if the natives out there go naked.
METTOO

Micronesia, Federated States of

#15 Oct 11, 2011
are ya kidding..then wat?? yap becomes a communist gov???
wassup

Hilo, HI

#16 Oct 11, 2011
Snowflake wrote:
It is about time that they become civilized. you should not go naked anywhere, it is a sin. The USA will teach them ethics and morals. Chinese should have no part of Yap, all they care about is money, they don't even care if the natives out there go naked.
in reference to "it's about time that they become civilized." Are you basically saying that us Yapese are savages? We the Yapese have a beautiful culture and sets of belief. We have good morals and ethics too. The way I see it from the tone of your comment is that you are ignorant and bias.
Yap as you may say that still go naked is not that common anymore. the world has change and so as the Yapese. But we do commemorate our culture to show who we are as a Yapese.
You see Yapese in your term "naked" on special occasion, Yap day. But that is not naked in our eyes than to what the westerners does when they go gawking in their bikinis. Do you see the trend here?

Anyways, I don't mind Yap initiating this development plan with China, if it is for the betterment of economy to the state of Yap, why not take chances?
wassup

Hilo, HI

#17 Oct 11, 2011
METTOO wrote:
are ya kidding..then wat?? yap becomes a communist gov???
we should not stereotype China's relationship to us as communism. I don't see Yap heading into that direction with a communist government. What I see is a mutual cooperation between the state of Yap and China through economic affair.
John

Tucson, AZ

#18 Oct 14, 2011
It isn't communism you have to fear, it is what they will take and leave you. Look around the world. Look to Africa and to Tibet. When they are done, if given a good foothold, you won't have your own country any longer.
John

Tucson, AZ

#19 Oct 14, 2011
Sarawal wrote:
I believe this is the first step toward FSM joining with China and terminate the compact with the USA.
Please do. China will never give you 200 million a year and the US shouldn't be either. You won't know what hit you. I say do it on your own. Why do you have to have someone else do it for you? First the Spanish, then the Germans and then the Japanese. Take back your own country!
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#20 Oct 15, 2011
If you are a Yapese why are you in Hawaii? A fake huh. If I see any Yapese going around naked in America, I will have them put in jail, that includes you, Wassup. We gave Yap a lot of aid and money in the past why are you siding with China?
John

Tucson, AZ

#21 Oct 15, 2011
Snowflake wrote:
It is about time that they become civilized. you should not go naked anywhere, it is a sin. The USA will teach them ethics and morals. Chinese should have no part of Yap, all they care about is money, they don't even care if the natives out there go naked.
Civilized? By whose standards. A sin to go naked. Please, because of missionaries that teach this? There is nothing wrong with the human body it is some humans that have the problem. Cultures around the world have been destroyed because of other's opinions, and this mostly from missionaries. It is all about power, the power to change someone else and that isn't about G-d, it is about the desires of other imperfect beings.

I agree, China doesn't give a hoot about the local people or traditional values, they will come in smiling, get a foothold and then the teeth will show and they will be sharp. I have seen it many times in my world travels. I have many friends in China and even they see this but they aren't the greedy and they aren't the government. I hope Yap lives on strong in "their" own culture and belief system, not mine or someone else.

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