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    .....China’s budget discipline and rapid economic growth made it an appealing place to set up operations.
    China has a 4 trillion dollar economy, and ends up with 1.2 trillion in government coffers. Yeah. 30% of GDP ends up in government hands.
    The U.S. runs about 15%, which seems about right, to me.

    I smell a rat in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    Mandarin, learn it.
    Already underway!

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug...chers-20110801


    In a few weeks, 176 Chinese teachers will head to kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms across the country, from rural Kentucky towns to the tidy suburbs of Salt Lake City. Only two will remain in California, assigned to schools in Redding and Ojai.

    Most had never before left China. They had come armed with hopes of succeeding in the classroom, with fears that American students would be difficult to manage and with impressions of U.S. culture based on a diet heavy in Hollywood films.

    The guest teacher program, started in 2007 and partly funded by the federal language initiative, Startalk, is an effort by the College Board and the Chinese government's Chinese Language Council International, also known as Hanban. The agencies want to expand Chinese instruction in the United States. UCLA's Confucius Institute is in its second year of hosting the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post

    I smell a rat in China.
    Sweet&Sour or Kung Pao?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsycatlover View Post
    Already underway!

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug...chers-20110801


    In a few weeks, 176 Chinese teachers will head to kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms across the country, from rural Kentucky towns to the tidy suburbs of Salt Lake City. Only two will remain in California, assigned to schools in Redding and Ojai.

    Most had never before left China. They had come armed with hopes of succeeding in the classroom, with fears that American students would be difficult to manage and with impressions of U.S. culture based on a diet heavy in Hollywood films.

    The guest teacher program, started in 2007 and partly funded by the federal language initiative, Startalk, is an effort by the College Board and the Chinese government's Chinese Language Council International, also known as Hanban. The agencies want to expand Chinese instruction in the United States. UCLA's Confucius Institute is in its second year of hosting the program.

    I was half joking. Mandarin is supposed to be a popular second language, after Spanish. If you have kids that watch Nickelodeon, Ni Hao Kai Lan, a cartoon that teaches Chinese, Sort of like the Dora Explorer of Chinese.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKiR4tuodG8
    Last edited by Hawkgirl; 09-29-2011 at 06:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Sweet&Sour or Kung Pao?
    That's racist!



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