China's president topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful people, besting U.S. President Barack Obama

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    Nov 04, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    Ohh noeees!

    Are you scuuuured?

    China's Hu tops Forbes 'most powerful' list
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    November 4, 2010 2:13 p.m. EDT
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/04/forbes.most.powerful/index.html
    (CNN) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has topped the list of Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful people, besting U.S. President Barack Obama who slipped to the second spot.

    The magazine said it used four criteria to define power -- whether the person has influence over a lot of people; whether they have significant wealth compared to their peers; whether they are powerful in more than one sphere and whether they actively wield power.

    In that respect, said the magazine, the editors picked Hu as the most powerful man in the world. The annual list was released Wednesday evening.

    As the leader of China, Hu presides over 1.3 billion people -- one-fifth of the world's population, and over the world's largest army. Under him, China has become the world's second-largest economy. And, says Forbes, "Unlike Western counterparts, Hu can divert rivers, build cities, jail dissidents and censor Internet without meddling from pesky bureaucrats, courts."

    Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, makes the list (No. 6icon_cool.gif, as does Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (No. 40). In addition, several accused criminals do too, including al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (No. 57).


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    Nov 05, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    INDCO saidactually, scurred? no.. it's been a long time comin.. china's influence is due to their mass population.. i've been discussing this with a few people that analyze the impact on the american people and it's future generations through the media.. your best bet to start getting a feel for some of the things that will only gain momentum is to start watching kid movies.. the animated one's are at least digestible so it shouldn't be that hard just make sure you have a pen and paper to analyze the whole thing once it's done.. you can start with shrek.


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    icon_eek.gif At the risk of sounding ignorant... What does Shreck 3 has to do with China's growing influence? (And yeah I did see the movie... unfortunately)
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Nope, china still sucks!
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    Nov 05, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Engineer said
    icon_eek.gif At the risk of sounding ignorant... What does Shreck 3 has to do with China's growing influence? (And yeah I did see the movie... unfortunately)



    It wasn't about Shrek. It's the title "The wait is Ogre." It's racial sarcasm.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 05, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
    What could be argued about President Hu's power influence is that a great majority of it is directly a result of the United States' bad economic, trade and monetary policies that conversely benefits China. And it's going to get far worse.

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    Nov 05, 2010 8:35 AM GMT
    TRDMRK saidactually, scurred? no.. it's been a long time comin.. china's influence is due to their mass population.. i've been discussing this with a few people that analyze the impact on the american people and it's future generations through the media.. your best bet to start getting a feel for some of the things that will only gain momentum is to start watching kid movies.. the animated one's are at least digestible so it shouldn't be that hard just make sure you have a pen and paper to analyze the whole thing once it's done.. you can start with shrek.


    1277975565_srekas-treciasis-shrek-the-th


    I see Shrek 3, i am not sure why.