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by Christopher Sidor
12 Jun 2014 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 35668

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

There is a Chinese saying, Money hides a thousand flaws. Well CPC is buying the loyalty of its citizens by giving them growth, now that growth is slowing it attempting to buy the loyalty in the name of nationalism. First it was communism, then was robber-capitalism and now nationalism. Wonder what w...
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jun 2014 21:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 152433

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

You are not alone. The need is to beef up our freight carrying capacity not passenger, which essentially will remain a loss making enterprise. We need to transfer the Konkani experience of carrying trucks on flat beds to the entire IR. Run express goods trains daily between each and every provinces ...
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jun 2014 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

This is 1950s redux. Russia and PRC will grow closer. Russia's isolation was so complete that it agreed to drop one of its key demand, PRC pay the same price that EU was paying for Russia's Oil&Gas and under some circumstances even higher. Consider the sale of SU-35 fighters as already done. Ind...
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jun 2014 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 484993

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I wonder what weapons were seized by ISIS from the Iraqi army? And will these weapons turn the tide in Syria? Are there any weapons seized by ISIS which can put to an end the air supremacy enjoyed by the Syrian Armed Forces? Are there any heavy weapons which can turn the tide against the Syrian and ...
by Christopher Sidor
30 May 2014 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

besides, CHina's nominal GDP is 9.4 trillion USD,instead of 6-7 triliion USD. Even if we take your figure of 10 trillion USD, then also the banking industry size is more than twice of the so called nominal GDP. Contrast this with the US economic size and US banking size. Does this worry you? 2. acc...
by Christopher Sidor
25 May 2014 23:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 291223

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

^^^^ At the end of WW-I the victors demanded payment from the defeated in terms of war reparations. The defeated i.e. germany could not pay back. So they printed money like crazy. The Victors were warned that their actions were leading Germany down the path of ruin but they still insisted on getting...
by Christopher Sidor
25 May 2014 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

In PRC just like Europe the predominant source of credit is the Banking sector. Non-Banking financial sector would include entities like mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, etc. Case in point, next door to PRC is Japan whose Pension fund, i.e. GPIF pays an inordinately large role in th...
by Christopher Sidor
25 May 2014 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

let's come back to the topic: CHinese economy...so put the Democracy vs autocracy aside,ok? I am a bank risk supervisor,so I know a lot about Chinese bank industry. Liu can you please shed light on the following 1) How come a country, which would be PRC, whose entire economic size 6-7 trillion USD,...
by Christopher Sidor
17 May 2014 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Taiwan's official name is Republic Of China . It is represented all over the world as China(Taipei) . Not Formosa, Not Taiwan but RoC. 14-Sept-2010 = Japanese CG detains a PRC's fisherman boat on 7-Sept-2014 which had violated the Japanese territorial waters near Senkaku Islands. RoC's citizens prot...
by Christopher Sidor
17 May 2014 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26630

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Our biggest threat is not Pakistan, but it is the contraption called PRC and its immoral and illegal occupation of Tibet and East Turkestan. That is what I hope the new government focuses on. Pakistan is at the best a side distraction.
by Christopher Sidor
17 May 2014 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26630

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

^^^^ Who will take over from the gandhi's? BJP is trying to instil a system of succession. In case of Congress there is no such system in place. Why don't the UPA and congress get it? All of their accomplishments came in UPA-I. For this they were awarded a second term, i.e. UPA-II. And what they did...
by Christopher Sidor
17 May 2014 09:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

1.Chinese needn't west fund any more.China has too much fund and 4 trillion forex is a burden. . instead, CHina is a fund-exporter. That 4 trillion forex is your weakness. In the year 2012-2013, PRC's exports was about 3870 billion USD. out of this approximate 962 billion usd or about 25% is due to...
by Christopher Sidor
16 May 2014 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Funny the most aggressive civilian fishermen in challenging the Japanese ownership of Senkaku islands were Taiwanese and not PRC's. In fact initially it was not PRC's vessels which carried out most of the transgressions of Japanese waters it was Taiwanese coast guard and Taiwanese fishermen. Japanes...
by Christopher Sidor
16 May 2014 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26630

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

^^ Just curious as to whom did you support, saar ( as party and for PM candidate)? I voted for AAP. And one more point it is again after 25 years of havoc caused by mandal that it looks like India is finally getting a party which can rule on their own without outside support. Hope there is no inter...
by Christopher Sidor
16 May 2014 16:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

if metriced not by per capita nominal GDP,but by other indicators such as life expectacy,medic care,per capita electricity consumption,per capita duarable sale,per capita auto sale,infrastructure accomodation,food,and so son, the real life quality in many areas in l CHina is already level with Taiw...
by Christopher Sidor
16 May 2014 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26630

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

25 years after Mandal and a casteist card was played to prevent BJP from sailing into power, BJP/RSS finally has got what they wanted. An absolute majority on their own without any crutches. The issue is that the so called social churning or social upliftment has lead UP, Bihar and other states bein...
by Christopher Sidor
14 May 2014 22:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Well no different than feeding little ones melamine laced milk. By the way do mothers in PRC still go outside of China to buy milk or milk products for their infants? No different? Did you miss the part about how millions more Indian babies die? Is "millions" not different enough for you?...
by Christopher Sidor
13 May 2014 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

It has prevented our government from running tanks over us. But not from your government letting millions of baby die every year. I suppose you like that trade off, so there's nothing more I could say. To each his own! :lol: Well no different than feeding little ones melamine laced milk. By the way...
by Christopher Sidor
11 May 2014 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Wow, China is simultaneously poking Japan, Vietnam and Philippines. It is doing that because there is a serious doubt about American capacity and intention w.r.t American treaty commitments to Japan and other countries in East Asia. Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons under a treaty which guarantee...
by Christopher Sidor
11 May 2014 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

1. whoever is in the power in India,including Modi, can not bring real reform in India as long as vote politics is still on in india. the lbiggest barrier to the development of India is india voters themselves,because most voters are short-sighted . they would sell their votes for short-term intere...
by Christopher Sidor
11 May 2014 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Exactly. Just as Liu said, what the free media does is allow people to vent, to engage in empty talk that reduces social tension, puts little pressure on the system, and thus resulting in few changes. Now the question is, do you want actual changes, or do you just want to vent? Somebody mentioned t...
by Christopher Sidor
11 May 2014 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

I have seen news in China, here is how it is; You have a flood, and they show people in great misery. Enters the stage a small "army" of helpers, all well organized, well equipped and motivated. They battle the natural disaster and helps the people out. Finally an interview with a saved p...
by Christopher Sidor
03 May 2014 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

^^absolutely... And the Japanese are not stupid, which is why they will go overtly nuclear in due course. The ground is being prepared. If they want military alliance then they should invite India to join the Test and put all the friends and enemies to rest so they doubt not. No way we should help ...
by Christopher Sidor
27 Mar 2014 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 152433

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Secondly What GoI has not done is gotten its expense under control. Our taxes have not grown as much they should have. What it has not done is make India competitive in the world markets. It should have targeted to bring down our trade deficits with countries like PRC, but that would harm certain v...
by Christopher Sidor
25 Mar 2014 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Japan’s Plutonium Plans Stoke China Tensions on A-Bomb Risk. ---- Bloomberg dated 24-March-2014 The nightmare of PLA and CPC a nuclear Japanese state. Japan already has the tech for missiles and nuclear technology “Japan has stockpiled large volumes of sensitive nuclear materials, including not onl...
by Christopher Sidor
23 Mar 2014 12:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

the situation in CHina is not similar to USA prior to 2007,but that during 1870s-193os,when USA was experiencing rapid I think a strong argument may be made that Japan and SoKo became more like democracies AFTER they made their move from the second to the first world. Similarly for Singapore and Ta...
by Christopher Sidor
23 Mar 2014 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 291223

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Too much money chasing few goods and services leads to inflation. Classic case the current ruling dispensation's policies. The reverse is equally bad, Too little money chasing many goods and services leads to deflation. Classic case the Great Depression of 1930s or a very slow variant of the same, J...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Mar 2014 16:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Liu what strikes me is the fact that Chinese have so much money tied up in real estate. They are not lent out, so they earn nothing and are a resource which is not being used. Now in any construction, residential and non-residential, there are two main cost components. The cost of land and the cost ...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Mar 2014 15:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 291223

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

We are currently seeing a lot of traction from our European and American clients for new work and projects. Compared to last year it is almost 3-4 times. We are maxed out and if any one or two projects extra come through we might have to go on a hiring spree. The issue is that unlike pre 2007 the pr...
by Christopher Sidor
15 Mar 2014 23:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 291223

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Recently we met with a group of north Europeans for one of our projects. There were people from Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands and Finland. After the talk one was stuck with the fact, that these people did not see themselves as Europeans. Yes they like the euro, they want to keep it but they were poli...
by Christopher Sidor
08 Mar 2014 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

This is huge: China may allow its first-ever corporate bond default. ---- Quartz Dated 5-March-2014 Please ignore the first 3 words of the headline. They are nothing more than pure sensational in nature “Anything that can inject risk in the system and differentiate what is backstopped and not backs...
by Christopher Sidor
08 Mar 2014 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 152433

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

India’s Extreme Makeover India long was a favorite of international investors for its rapid growth rates, enormous market and promising demographic trends, but last summer’s taper tantrum exposed its Achilles’ heel: a yawning current-account deficit as the country imported and consumed much more th...
by Christopher Sidor
04 Mar 2014 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 341041

Re: Geopolitical thread

^^^^
It is ironic that after what Greece was forced to undergo there are countries planning on joining EU and the Euro zone. Is there a scientific term for this euro-madness?
by Christopher Sidor
04 Mar 2014 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 152433

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Read this fantastic article about the Bombay plan and the remarkably parallel between it and the first three 5 year plans, especially the second 5 year plan. The 3rd five year plan failed miserably due to our gross ineptitude of 1962. The point was that while the aims of Bombay plan and 5 year plan ...
by Christopher Sidor
04 Mar 2014 22:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

don't forget that USSR sent the first astranauots ,man-made satellite and spaceship into the space.......at that time,USSR once was the most innovative state on the earth and ass-kicking USA. Everything you cited were expensive programs that gave no return. Those weren't great innovations. They wer...
by Christopher Sidor
04 Mar 2014 00:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

BBC video on Chinese growth miracle and credit bubble How China fooled the world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW3h4wv8_ko#t=2073 Some points about the video. The video insinuates that PBOC/PRC officials first ordered the banks to lend, a directive which was followed to its full compliance. When t...
by Christopher Sidor
08 Feb 2014 20:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 152433

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^^^^
Great, like a person addicted to cheap credit our government is unable to make the right decision. What is needed is that government spending has to be bought under control.
by Christopher Sidor
08 Feb 2014 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376484

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

There are few things more easier to bomb than railway lines. Especially the Chinese HSR, a lot of which is built on viaducts instead of flat terrain where rails simply can be relaid. The problem is that in today's high tempo warfare, bombing these HSR lines after the troops and their materials have...
by Christopher Sidor
08 Feb 2014 20:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145684

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

In India on the other hand, our savings rate has declined, as we have had to dip into our savings to tackle the 10% inflation. OT here but there is no real evidence for this. Household savings remains high. At least above 30% of savings. What has declined is PSU savings. From about 10% to 2% now. T...

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