East Asia is rising!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Felipe C. Abala, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Felipe C. Abala

    Felipe C. Abala New Member

    China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are drawing together and gaining ground fast, but at what cost to the rest of the world?

    See this www.spectrum.ieee.org

    Any comment...

  2. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Zero Sum and Tweedle Dee and passwords I triple E.
  3. Felipe C. Abala

    Felipe C. Abala New Member

    Sorry about that decimon...try this public version.


  4. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    As an American, and a "free minds and free markets" type, I welcome the expanding economic pie represented by a rising East Asia. As an old windpasser, I'm more than wary of the command-and-control economic models being followed worldwide.

    IMO, if the entrepeneurship retains more economic momentum than the governments can supply economic drag then we are in for good times.
  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Well if those countries reach the point of consuming as much raw material and energy per capita as the US, then we'll run out of natural resources much sooner, and destroy the ozone layer much faster.

    Relevant to this, I guess: just got an email from a friend who went into the Shanghai Wal-Mart for the first time, and found it virtually indistinguishable from the one back in California.
  6. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    The circle has closed; long live the circle.

    Everything was made in China?
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I particularly liked reading about South Korea's interest in being a focus for the region. I understand that Korean is an atonal language with an alphabetical writing system, so if I'm going to learn an East Asian language that's the one for me. :)


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