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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
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    But I do want to move to China someday and am learning Mandarin in order to do so. My only point in bringing up Russia was to use it as an illustration of why you don't know what you're talking about (Russia is not socialist nor communist and hasn't been for decades).
    It's not going to happen unless you're of Chinese origin. Otherwise, at best you can get a business visa if you're legitimately doing business there. Most work visas are gone by now. Permanent residence is basically unheard of.
    I guess he could try Hong Kong.

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    Hong Kong money has been bailing out to the USA and Canada since the Brutish handover. Doesn't look good for HK. Given the open resistance seen globally China can never let HK go without submission.

    Local media has reported a new condo building I can see from my roff has already been bought out primarily by Chinese.

    Then there is Kushner who was offering green cards to Chinese investors in his projects. A number of ways to buy your way to legal US residence.

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    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?
    Don't be fooled. It isn't like Filipinos like the Chinese anymore than they like Americans (not at all). Filipinos are used to dealing with bully States (ever since Spain invaded) and right now China is looking to have the brighter future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    It isn't like Filipinos like the Chinese anymore than they like Americans (not at all).
    Does not seem to be true:

    The United States was consistently ranked as one of the Philippines' favorite nations in the world, with 90% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. and 91% viewing Americans favorably in 2002, 90% of Filipinos viewing U.S. influence positively in 2011, 85% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. and Americans favorably in 2013, and 92% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. favorably in 2015, and 94% having confidence in former United States president Barack Obama, making the Philippines the most pro-American country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?
    The Chinese don't care about his abysmal human rights record. We do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?
    The Chinese don't care about his abysmal human rights record. We do.
    Which is why he said China would be preferable because China does' not interfere in our country.

    A Pilipino over here told me the PI wants to separate themselves from the USA, meaning they want a different form of government. Of course a sample of 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammuz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    It isn't like Filipinos like the Chinese anymore than they like Americans (not at all).
    Does not seem to be true:

    The United States was consistently ranked as one of the Philippines' favorite nations in the world, with 90% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. and 91% viewing Americans favorably in 2002, 90% of Filipinos viewing U.S. influence positively in 2011, 85% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. and Americans favorably in 2013, and 92% of Filipinos viewing the U.S. favorably in 2015, and 94% having confidence in former United States president Barack Obama, making the Philippines the most pro-American country in the world.
    It seems more like Dutarte didn't like Obuma, and who could blame him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?
    The Chinese don't care about his abysmal human rights record. We do.
    Human rights? Drug pushers shouldn't have human rights, for they care little about the human rights of the drug lords victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Dutarte is an idiot if this is true. He's trying to cosy up with the Chinese?
    The Chinese don't care about his abysmal human rights record. We do.
    Human rights? Drug pushers shouldn't have human rights, for they care little about the human rights of the drug lords victims.
    Me thinks you do protest too much, you're trying to conceal your true identity. You're a drug pusher. Since you have no rights you have no right to defend yourself from this charge, an accusation is enough. <Bang!>

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