The generation that's remaking China

  • metta

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    Oct 03, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    The generation that's remaking China

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    Oct 03, 2011 10:13 PM GMT

    Needs an overview, way too long to watch and decide if it is of interest.

    My guess is that it's about women's rights in China, and I fully agree China needs remaking for that reason at least. If that's not enough, then the whole "MUST LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL IMPRESS PARENTS AND MAKE YOURSELF BRAGWORTHY TO THEIR FRIENDS" is a great reason to remake China. If those weren't enough, then "MUST LIVE AS A STRAIGHT PERSON SO THAT I CAN FOOL A STRAIGHT WOMAN INTO BEING AN INCUBATOR SO THAT I CAN CONTINUE MY FAMILY'S BLOODLINE" is another great reason.
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    Oct 03, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    ^
    I found the entire clip interesting. I learned a little more about what their daily lives are like, what they value, etc.
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Very interesting!
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said women's rights in China,.


    Women's rights? O heavens no, its the damn liberal commies of course!
  • beaujangle

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    Oct 04, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    Wow, she's eloquent! Hope to see more Asian public speakers.
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    Oct 04, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    Hmm, I can't watch the video because youtube is blocked here in china, but I can finish your sentence:

    "The generation that's remaking China will be ignorant, selfish and fueled by greed, with utter disregard for the environment or others around them, just like the generations before them"

    Society here is an unfortunate byproduct of the commie government here, there is no hope for this place until the people rise up and demand change.
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    Oct 04, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    I love it when pretty Chinese ladies speak in sexy British accent. It's always a pleasant surprise.

    Like Michelle Yeoh.
  • beaujangle

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    Oct 04, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    waimea saidI love it when pretty Chinese ladies speak in sexy British accent. It's always a pleasant surprise.

    Like Michelle Yeoh.



    Yes, she's pretty too!
  • metta

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    Oct 04, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    ncujock saidHmm, I can't watch the video because youtube is blocked here in china, but I can finish your sentence:

    "The generation that's remaking China will be ignorant, selfish and fueled by greed, with utter disregard for the environment or others around them, just like the generations before them"

    Society here is an unfortunate byproduct of the commie government here, there is no hope for this place until the people rise up and demand change.


    I wish that you could hear it. She mentions the power of social media in micro blogs.

    Try these....hopefully they have not blocked all of them:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/yang_lan.html

    http://shanghaiist.com/2011/10/04/yang_lan_the_generation_thats_remak.php

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/hl-40047036/tedtalks_yang_lan_the_generation_thats_remaking_china/

    http://www.izlesene.com/video/yang-lan-the-generation-thats-remaking-china/4827799

    Do a google search and you can probably find even more.
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    Oct 04, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    Needs an overview, way too long to watch and decide if it is of interest.

    My guess is that it's about women's rights in China, and I fully agree China needs remaking for that reason at least. If that's not enough, then the whole "MUST LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL IMPRESS PARENTS AND MAKE YOURSELF BRAGWORTHY TO THEIR FRIENDS" is a great reason to remake China. If those weren't enough, then "MUST LIVE AS A STRAIGHT PERSON SO THAT I CAN FOOL A STRAIGHT WOMAN INTO BEING AN INCUBATOR SO THAT I CAN CONTINUE MY FAMILY'S BLOODLINE" is another great reason.


    Great attempt to see a country through a slim hole! very informed....
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    Oct 04, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    marcopolowong said
    SkinnyBitch said
    Needs an overview, way too long to watch and decide if it is of interest.

    My guess is that it's about women's rights in China, and I fully agree China needs remaking for that reason at least. If that's not enough, then the whole "MUST LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL IMPRESS PARENTS AND MAKE YOURSELF BRAGWORTHY TO THEIR FRIENDS" is a great reason to remake China. If those weren't enough, then "MUST LIVE AS A STRAIGHT PERSON SO THAT I CAN FOOL A STRAIGHT WOMAN INTO BEING AN INCUBATOR SO THAT I CAN CONTINUE MY FAMILY'S BLOODLINE" is another great reason.


    Great attempt to see a country through a slim hole! very informed....


    hehe thanks. It's actually 3 slim holes.

    But my information is based on Chinese people I have met on forums and in person when I was at university, it had a 50% Asian population, though I can't say what percent of those were from China.