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As a 90's in China, what Li said part is right but part is wrong.

I am not sure where Li's statistics came from, but it must be wrong. Since only about 30% graduates in 2013 get a job and more and more people, especially in Beijing find that it is too difficult to buy a house. Can you imaging that you have to pay 10 million RMB or about 2 million US dollar to buy an apartment about 100 square meters? For me, I have to say I can see little hope. But it is because of the competition. I believe there are so many talented people who can chase their dream, however, for most of us, we see desperation.

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  • Jul 3 2013: As a Westerner what I noticed about Li's talk were aspects of what little I know of Chinese history and what I've read by Francis Fukuyama who he cited. Wow - does this system serve the purpose of the old exam system but on steriods? So Confusus still has an impact?
    • Jul 3 2013: Confusus must always has an impact. And I don't know what is Confusus (is that Confucius?) in your mind. Because in my mind, there are not only Confucius, but also other belief or just claims such as Zhuangzi and Laozi. Those tell us to be kind to others, chase for peace, harmony, it tell us that a smooth and peace life means happiness. Just as Laozi said Government Noninterference in ancient. Maybe nowadays, westerner only know Confusus, but that is not what we Chinese see our culture. But those concept of kindness, honesty etc. are diminishing in some part in China nowadays, we become more eager to power and money without morality. I think that is because we learn too much from west but not all, and we throw away too much of our own things. Hope that we 90's can create a more peaceful country.
      • Jul 4 2013: Thank you I always learn stuff doing this though it annoyed my late father that I was such a poor spelller. I'll try to do better.
        • Jul 6 2013: Haha, no problem. I find out that actually Chinese students are better in spelling than most Americans. I think the reason is that the teachers in primary schools are extremely strict to us. Once a spelling mistake is found, we have to copy the word for 10 more times.

          In my opinion, Confucius is popular is because it potentially proves the legitimacy of a hierachy society. The rulers are always utilizing this aspect of Confucius to reduce the diversity of voices.
      • Jul 7 2013: Thank you I am interested, but the nearest I got to the mainland was Taipai

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