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The awesomesauce with Chimerica
Lately we have been inundated with articles about the political entity called Chimerica, an entity likely to dominate the first half of the 21st century. The pundits disagree on how such a disparate union may hold. China is poor and capitalist, America is rich and socialist. China produces, America consumes. Both are instinctively protectionist and isolationists, but are the strongest forces of globalisation.

The secret may be that this union is changing, the Chimerica we see today will not be tomorrow's Chimerica. Will Chimerica's spirit of coopetition remain, or will China and America become rivals? Chimerica often consume more resources, and produce more pollution, than the rest of the world together. Together or separate, how will Chimerica affect our world?

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I've tackled more than one pregnant Chinese women. It's not difficult.

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Construction of Nicaraguan Canal to start next year.

Chinese firm to start Nicaragua canal project by late 2016

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What's going on in China? Anybody else here like Chinese food?



Now you can get Chinese (or should I say Chimerican) food in China, in Shanghai anyway. Actually this is an old idea of mine, but these two Americans did it.

Why Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant is taking off
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The Fortune Cookie

The Fortune Cookie is the brainchild of two friends, Fung Lam and Dave Rossi. Fung was born on the doorstep of New York's Chinatown.

"I was in the playpen of the kitchen of my parents' restaurant, of my grandparents' restaurants," he recalls. "All my earliest memories were of the woks going, my dad coming home with the smell of Chinese food."

Fung met Dave at graduate school. Outside of class, they soon discovered a shared love of American Chinese restaurants.

"Friday night was Chinese food night in the Rossi household," Dave explains. With more than 40,000 American Chinese restaurants in the United States, families of all ethnic backgrounds grew up eating New World Chinese classics.

When visiting Shanghai as tourists, Fung and Dave missed their usual versions of noodles and stir-fried classics, and thought others might too.

They decided to open what they believe is Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant, featuring specialties served in Fung's family restaurants for 40 years: orange chicken, kung pao chicken and sesame shrimp. Dave describes the menu as "really American".

American yes, though a version of this menu is served in Chinese restaurants around the world - from Madrid to Melbourne.

But not usually in mainland China.

Dave and Fung flew Fung's father over to Shanghai to teach the chefs how to make each dish, so it
is exactly the same as the food served in the family's American restaurants.


Extra American effort
One of the biggest challenges was finding the right ingredients to use in the kitchen.
"As weird as it sounds, we actually import a lot of ingredients to make authentic American Chinese food in China," Fung says

Items like Philadelphia cream cheese, Skippy peanut butter, cornflakes and English mustard powder must all be brought in from outside China. Even the soy sauce must be imported from Hong Kong, because that's what the first Chinese immigrants to the US used in their cooking.




Incidentally chicken kung pao/gong bao is a traditional Chinese dish, though maybe not with these ingredients.

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Here's something rjhowie might enjoy ;)

https://aeon.co/opinions/the-us-military-is-everywhere-except-history-books
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War defines the United States. Domestically, it is the country's greatest budgetary priority: $598 billion, 54 per cent of discretionary spending, in fiscal year 2015. Globally, we have more than 800 bases in some 80 countries, and spend more than the next nine nations combined. Yet academic historians, especially those at the nation's most richly endowed research universities, largely ignore the history of the US military. This year, historians at the Ivy League schools, plus Stanford, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - who collectively offered instruction on hundreds of scintillating subjects from Puritan New England to women in the workforce - provided just six that directly examined the US military.

This is a tragedy. Knowledge is power, as Francis Bacon observed. Insofar as we neglect to study our military, we reduce our ability to understand it, and weaken ourselves.

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So, when Keynes quipped "... Eventually, we're all dead" he didn't mean anything... ? :)
进行 ...
"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

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We should have a thread covering the ubiquity of the cell phone.
"Don't eat that food until you've photographed it!"
They're everywhere...in piles!

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I have a better records of the eating habits of an aquiaintance on WeChat  (Chinese Facebook) than of my own.

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I occasionally go to a Chinese restaurant and have European dishes.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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I occasionally go to a Chinese restaurant and have European dishes.


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Part of my traditional individualism which people I know find fascinating......
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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So do you order Chinese at German a restaurant in your insanity? I think I'll go to El Pollo Loco (literally the Crazy Chicken) and order a burger and then Burger King to Mexican-style chicken, not :p
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter."
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So do you order Chinese at German a restaurant in your insanity? I think I'll go to El Pollo Loco (literally the Crazy Chicken) and order a burger and then Burger King to Mexican-style chicken, not :p

I assume it's more like your friends like Chinese you don't want to be a buzzkill, plus they have some "regular" food anyway. Except they don't have any European dishes in any Chinese restaurant I know? I mean, there's stuff like Chinese tomato soup, which is secretly Dutch/Benelux-Chinese so you could say it's European...

But really, you can just get a bunch of stir-fried vegetables at any Chinese place.

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But really, you can just get a bunch of stir-fried vegetables at any Chinese place.

Or at the grocery store. Eat'em right out of the bag.

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Or at the grocery store. Eat'em right out of the bag.

Errr... que?

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Chinese at a German restaurant? That is daft as Chinese restaurants do our local dishes smart alex.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Donald Trump and China: A complex relationship

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In Henan province, there is a property management consulting firm called Trump Consulting. It has no connection with Mr Trump, but says on its website it is inspired by his property empire.
There is also a company in southern China, Shenzhen Trump Industries, that produces smart toilet seats and bathroom fixtures for high-end hotels, and Trump Electronics, a company based in eastern Anhui Province, has been making air purifiers since 1996, according to People's Daily.
Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump has more than 14,000 fans on microblogging site Sina Weibo. There is also a Trump Weibo fan page that is dedicated to "everything Trump".

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Shanghai-based corporate lawyer Wei Li, who spent 10 years living in the US, tells the BBC that Mr Trump "is really speaking for heartland Americans, and he is a rare politician who speaks in plain English".
Mr Li says American election politics is "like a theatre" and rational politics will ultimately triumph over rhetoric.
"Trump's pragmatism, his access to information, his smartness as well as good counsel may translate into good decisions, should he win," he says.
Sijia Liu, a veteran radio host and commentator who has millions of daily listeners in Beijing, agrees.
"Perhaps Trump will be the president who makes politics understandable to ordinary people," Ms Liu says. "In America, even though you are the president, you cannot behave recklessly."
"So I wouldn't worry that Trump might become a bad president."

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Even among the Chinese diaspora, who might have been put off by Mr Trump's views on race and immigration, there is some admiration.
"Many people are having a hard time understanding why Trump is so popular, or have the misconception that people who support him are poorly educated, white and angry males," says Wendy Wang.
Ms Wang moved to the US from China at the age of 25 and became a naturalised American citizen three years ago. She holds a PhD degree and is a professor at a private California university.



Ms Wang says she plans to vote for Mr Trump
Ms Wang tells the BBC she will "definitely" vote for Donald Trump as she sees him as "the medicine America needs".
I asked what exactly it is about Mr Trump that appeals to her. Her answer: "He's smart, honest, outspoken, and he is also a strongman."
She adds: "He is the kid who yells that the emperor has no clothes."

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China now nearly as infectious for other Asian countries as the US is.

Chinese sneezes


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We have still about a month left of the year of the (fire) monkey before the year of the fire chicken starts.

Chinese Year of the Rooster marked with huge Trump sculpture


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And this is now the year of the chicken. Here from the Chinese New Year fireworks in New York:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVtiJBXFaaE

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When Chinese attacks I hope the first to be hanged (or probably sliced alive) will be jax...  :lol:
Rome doesn't pay to traitors... Chinese learns fast.
A matter of attitude.

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Chinese-Americans are becoming politically active

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THE 2016 election marked a coming-out party for conservative Chinese-Americans, who offered Donald Trump some of his most passionate support among non-whites. Now some are feeling the first twinges of a hangover, as their hero threatens a trade war with China and hints that he might upgrade ties with Taiwan, the island that Chinese leaders call no more than a breakaway province.

"My members worshipped Trump religiously for a whole year," says David Tian Wang, a 33-year-old businessman originally from Beijing, who founded "Chinese Americans for Trump"