Jack Yang

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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China
I am Chinese and in Japan. I would say, the Japanese media indeed brainwash the Japanese people here. The media may not be on purpose, but they did brainwash the Japanese people. Not only the media, but also the books. In the bookstore, books with very biased title can always be seen, especially books despising Korea and books exaggerating the threat of China. When you go to the website, such as Yahoo Japan, you can see how innocent the Japanese net users are. They make rather ridiculous and prejudiced comments, especially when the news has something to do with Korea or China.
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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
As long as English is the common language, the power shift is limited
I only commented in response to a TED speech in which "power shift" was used. Also, though a harmonious (co-habitate as you refer to) society as you suggested is finally realized, I still believe there will be leaders in this social structure, or international structure. I did not say that Asia wants to 'lead the world', and I do not know how you interpreted this from my comments. It is just pointed out in the TED speech that the power will shift to EAST ASIA, and I argue that this is limited as long as English is the common language.
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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
As long as English is the common language, the power shift is limited
That is because Chinese is not the common language. You should take the number of people who have English as their second language, for example, India. Next time when you call a service number and find that the person speaks English with an Indian accent, you might realize how large is the power of language. By the way, this contributes to the economy of India.
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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
As long as English is the common language, the power shift is limited
You argue that other factors like economy or military might are more important than language. Here let us take economy as example. I believe that innovation is the lasting driving force for economy, which can be facilitated via communication. In the meantime, language is the carrier of knowledge, based on which we can communicate. That is how I drew the conclusion, as long as English is the common language, the power shift is limited. You know that in the Soviet Union age, there was a boom in China (I guess this also true for some countries which had affinity to S.U.) to study Russian, though people today rarely studied it.
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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
Which is the best form of democracy?
I thus guess people like you will not criticize Chinese government so much, for it is widely criticized in west for the lack of western democracy in China. Somehow, I agree with your idea. At least I do not think the American style democracy is good enough.
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Jack Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China
I am pleased to know that some American knows master Zhuang Zi, since the Taoism has affected me so much. Taoism shows great respect to the mother nature, but modern China has to sacrifice the nature environment first for its economic growth. A good thing is that the government is now paying more attention to the environment pollution and has promoted the idea of sustainable development since President Hu Jintao, though the effect is limited. The ideal world in Taoism can not be realized in modern world. I am not sure whether you know, but master Zhuang Zi has been rather suspicious about the application of techniques. This is another topic which might be so difficult, but I am pleased to talk about it with people who are interested in it. Wish you good luck!