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by PrasadZ
24 Apr 2014 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 199549

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Russia Is in No Economic Shape to Fight a War One month ago, the Western discussion on possible sanctions against Russia focused on whether they could be effective. During the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington April 12 to 13, the question was turned around: Do we reall...
by PrasadZ
23 Mar 2014 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 717
Views: 96676

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singaporean-being-investigated-allegedly-planning-take-part-syria-conf Haja Fakkurudeen Usman Ali, a 37-year-old supermarket manager, is a former Indian national who obtained his Singapore citizenship in 2008. A member of the public informed...
by PrasadZ
24 Dec 2013 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

I think I'm gonna need you to explain to me more clearly just how you can "sterilize" $2 trillion of excess money supply. None of the moves you proposed is without consequences, certainly they can hurt the economy just as much as inflation as a result of a gigantic treasury dump would. In...
by PrasadZ
23 Dec 2013 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

vic wrote:I did some number crunching for Industrial concerns recently and it was our conclusion that China can sustain wages 4-6 times more than India without hurting their competitiveness.


Is the difference gov revenues? Or scale?
by PrasadZ
28 Nov 2013 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 816539

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Japan and South Korea defy China air zone rules Japanese officials did not specify when the flights happened, but confirmed the surveillance activity. "Even since China has created this airspace defence zone, we have continued our surveillance activities as before in the East China Sea, includ...
by PrasadZ
26 Nov 2013 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364985

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran and the oil markets refiners in Asia aren’t getting giddy about the Iran deal many of the most restrictive sanctions – including the restrictions on dealing with the Iranian central bank and the requirement for foreign countries to reduce their Iranian oil imports every six months – originated...
by PrasadZ
07 Apr 2013 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

China, Destroyer-of-Worlds. China at some points has had investment rates of in excess of 40% of GDP. For super-geeks this exceeds the Ramsey Rule at a zero discount rate. For non-geeks it means that there is no investment strategy under which this is the profitable thing to do. Its always hard to ...
by PrasadZ
07 Jan 2013 14:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Economic level is decided by per capita GDP, not the total GDP, sir Then China is at 94 in the ranking and a failure :rotfl: It is the total GDP that gives China heft A country need both manufacture and service to become strong. In China we have China mobile and also Huawei, the largest mobile phon...
by PrasadZ
04 Jan 2013 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place
Replies: 627
Views: 27166

Re: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place

Also the other cities in India are not necessarily different than Delhi, Delhi gets a lot of bad rap, but again statistics show that Delhi is not particularly worse  than other cities. However Delhi being the capital, gets more eyeballs and is held to higher standards This is an  old blog post , Sa...
by PrasadZ
04 Jan 2013 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place
Replies: 627
Views: 27166

Re: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place

I would however like to extend his argument-- The genesis of governance deficiency starts even a step before, a number of these areas, are actually "off the map" literally. They are often squatter colonies, built by huge influx of population into cities, before civic system could react (s...
by PrasadZ
04 Jan 2013 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place
Replies: 627
Views: 27166

Re: Solutions to Making India a Safer Place

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1386565#p1386565 (E) Endemic mass lewdness, stalking, harassment, groping culture prevalent This is a major reason for women to feel unsafe in India . Reason are as simple as it can be. population and crowds. Cities by population density show Manila,...
by PrasadZ
03 Jan 2013 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.
Replies: 980
Views: 42222

Re: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.

Reuters' experts poll showing India worst country to be a woman Rudradev had posted and commented on this poll a while back saying it was unrepresentative. I agree. Its a poll of gender experts, not a statistical study. But even those who think studies like this are cultural weapons have to contend...
by PrasadZ
03 Jan 2013 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.
Replies: 980
Views: 42222

Re: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.

Bade ji has, amongst other links, posted the following very clearly understandable link. And I repost it here with thanks to Bade ji. Please meditate on the significance of the figure on Page 4. Internet hindus like myself would readily understand it. Shows a clear link between the criminal tendeci...
by PrasadZ
02 Sep 2012 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 486941

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth

The Veda is eternal and all-pervasive. They are always existing everywhere, so there is no question of "where they came from" . On the other hand, if by "where did they come from", you mean "how did it come into the consciousness of humans", that is a valid question to...
by PrasadZ
28 Mar 2012 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Obviously, I was talking about an authoritarian economic development system (Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, pre-war Japan and 1 party post war Japan and now China) vs. Some pseudo-democrazy for poor countries. All of which happen to be single ethnicity, small population, islanded countries, innit?...
by PrasadZ
22 Mar 2012 20:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

But if I want to read the latest China bashing story in the Western press, BR is definitely the place to go. :rotfl: Try google reader, wong, and save yourself the trouble of posting a reply. If you can. Of course, you are a drone. So? Whats wrong with that? China does innovate in .. protests This ...
by PrasadZ
15 Feb 2012 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 52861

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

brihaspatiji: I have no disagreement with what you are saying. You know a lot more about China than I do. For some one with a lower level understanding his perspective is definitely refreshing. He also initially mentioned that he would like to keep the current boundaries of the PRC etc. out of the ...
by PrasadZ
17 Jan 2012 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

let me try to rephrase.. are you happy with what you have put in (exploited labor, tax payer money, lack of freedom etc) and what you got (GDP, infrastructure etc)? "Happy with"? Well, it certainly isn't ideal. amongst the less-than-ideal options available on the table, clearly china has ...
by PrasadZ
17 Jan 2012 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

PrasadZ,you're expect some one which would like to enlighten you guys and are willing to endure insult from you guys. Good luck to you! Let's pray he/she will show up. Gong xi fa cai, sha !! A little in advance. Thanks for answering :) And if you lack entertainment, you are welcome to read up india...
by PrasadZ
17 Jan 2012 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

I've been on/off in BR for almost a decade. Not much has changed. There've been an awful lot of Indians gleefully pointing out that, indeed, China remains a poor nation. Perhaps this comes as a surprise to you... but this is painfully obvious to almost all Chinese: China remains a very poor nation....
by PrasadZ
04 Jan 2012 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

2. It is very clear that the CPC controls which companies and which countries get access to their markets. Why do you think they will encourage Indian businesses to make inroads? It is not jingoism, but pragmatism which stops Indian businesses. In areas like IT (NIIT) the Chinese want Indian expert...
by PrasadZ
03 Jan 2012 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

The US government as well as every other government in Europe and East Asia knows that the chini economy is much bigger because their MNCs are reporting sales numbers as big as those in the US. I get the feeling China reports lower household consumption than it does have - possibly, some of the GFC...
by PrasadZ
03 Jan 2012 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

VikramS and chola, you might want to read this comparative study by a Deakin Uni lecturer : A Comparative Study of Banking in China and India, Nonperforming Loans and the Level Playing Field (free to download, registration recommended). Interesting excerpts that should invite further comment : The r...
by PrasadZ
02 Jan 2012 09:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

They are already ahead many times over even now! Why would it make any difference to our inspiration if they were 20 times wealthier per person than the three times they are now? Why weren't our babus and netas inspired by Korea to be better people when the Koreans went from being poorer than India...
by PrasadZ
02 Jan 2012 08:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 18127

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

And there are enough chinese who claim many 1000s died that night in a bitter search for democracy. Many also claim that recent economic difficulties are leading to renewd questioning of CPC. Of course, you will tell me they are not to be trusted and if course, this forum will ignore you. So, selam...
by PrasadZ
01 Jan 2012 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 18127

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

True, much that happened elsewhere in Beijing that night was ugly . So would "ugly" mean 200 or perhaps 2000 where killed? Perhaps they were not killed in the center of the square or perhaps majority may not have even been killed in the square but just outside where the barricadesSo you a...
by PrasadZ
01 Jan 2012 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 18127

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The history you learnt as a child cheated you. No, China is not full of civilized and intelligent people. China has both people civilized and not so civilized, and intelligent and not so intelligent. The difference between China and India in this regard though is that by and large intelligent peopl...
by PrasadZ
01 Jan 2012 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

CPC supporters point out the greater success in tackling poverty in China as compared to India to say that democracy is not useful. I typically ask them whether they would prefer to be fed in a zoo cage or risk hunger in an open space. The answer is not as easy as it appears. A hungry man may answer...
by PrasadZ
01 Jan 2012 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 816539

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Oh there are more. Starting from 2004 and 2008 from Japan Times by Gregory Clark former Australian diplomat . http://tiananmenmyth.blogspot.com/ What make you believe "Gregory Clark former Australian diplomat" over many others? Is he not just another western observer, one amongst many? At...
by PrasadZ
01 Jan 2012 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 816539

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

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by PrasadZ
29 Dec 2011 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 816539

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Is this a poll? Am learning mandarin on my own. Not easy to pick up a new language at my age but i find the girls on mtv china are quite motivating .. lol
by PrasadZ
29 Dec 2011 16:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

From the economist , probable dates for when China's economic size overtakes that of America. http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/print-edition/20111231_FNC175.gif Retail sales and imports will be the same size as that of America by 2014. On a per capita basis...
by PrasadZ
27 Dec 2011 08:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

What's trending at Baidu (that's Google in China) 1. 成都地震 Chéngdū dìzhèn – Sichuan Chengdu and Pengzhou city experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake at 00:46 local time today. There are currently no reports of injuries or property damage at the moment. Here’s the story in Chinese 2. 蒙牛 致癌 Měngniú zh...
by PrasadZ
19 Dec 2011 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 765667

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Lalu when he was power would not dare make such statements which would have made him bad in the Delhi based Sickular circuit. I think he has made some remark earlier also regarding pride in the fact that Lord Krishna was a Yadav too. As the leader of the Yadavs, Lalu Prasad Yadav can hardly be seen...
by PrasadZ
16 Dec 2011 19:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

@VikramS : Some of the claims in that Pritchard article are debatable : 1. Consumption has fallen from 48pc to 36pc of GDP since the late 1990s >> I guess this comes from the Lang interview but I havent seen any credible source for the data he uses 2. Investment has risen to 50pc of GDP >> this is, ...
by PrasadZ
16 Dec 2011 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

By that logic, ashi, only a thief may accuse another of theft Thanks for the insight, ashi ! Jeez, my logic is if you are a thief, you are not qualify to be a cop. You need to improve your comprehension. Well, jeez ashi, by your new logic, a thief cannot accuse another of theft. I like your new cla...
by PrasadZ
16 Dec 2011 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Well, wong, your argument seems to be that china is allowed half the manipulation that india is allowed. :lol: Been taking lessons in isloo lately? :rotfl: You are obviously making an wrong assumption of what Wong has said. That fact is every country can and do manipulate their currencies. What do ...
by PrasadZ
16 Dec 2011 13:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Never been clear why economic analysis of china needs an india comparison?! We do have a thread for ind econ if thats the objective, innit? Well, Vina challenged everyone in this thread that India was going to outgrow China starting two years ago. Without comparision we wouldn't know if he is right...
by PrasadZ
16 Dec 2011 06:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 249626

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Resorting to personal insults just shows how weak your arguments are. Let's look at the case for China as a currency manipulator. In 1984, the Chinese Yuan was around 2 to the dollar. Today, it's 6.36. A depreciation of 3x. Now, let's look at the Rupee. The Rupee was 10 To the Dollar in 1984. Today...
by PrasadZ
04 Dec 2011 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2841
Views: 134375

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

Shiv saar & Suppaiahji, thanks for responding to my question. I have decided that in my office Christmas party this year (in which many chinis & porkis will be participating), i shall make my piskological dick move i.e. i will have some pork ribs on my plate and walk over to wherever i see ...

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