Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, October 12, 2019

As soon as I walked out of Shanghai's Pudong International Airport last March, something felt different. The cleanliness of the airport had always given way to the messiness of Chinese cities. But although I braced myself for the unavoidable chaos, it never came. The cities I visited that year"Shanghai, Wuhan, and Xiangyang"were unrecognizably clean. The cars were orderly. Even the people were quieter....

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I go to China every year for a few weeks to visit family. In previous trips, I'd been impressed by China's pace of development. But each year, it was always clear that despite the country's rapid modernization, China still lagged far behind the U.S."at least in terms of quality of life.

As of 2018, this had changed. Far from lagging behind the U.S., I felt that the reverse might even be true: as China cashes out years of economic development into discrete improvements to people's daily lives, in some ways, life in China is starting to seem better than life in the U.S. No longer as characterized by bad pollution and visible poverty, China of the late 2010s feels clean, modern, and nice.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-12 11:37 PM | Reply

This reads sort of like Victorian era porn: the lessers are making $1 an hour on high-tech assembly lines and life is great for the elite.
How are those empty cities working out? Maybe more planned breeding ouuld solve it? And then a debt greater than ours, but hidden. Fake 7% GNP reports, and millions in re-education camps.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-10-13 01:42 AM | Reply

Free Hong Kong!

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-10-13 11:40 AM | Reply

"This reads sort of like Victorian era porn: the lessers are making $1 an hour on high-tech assembly lines and life is great for the elite.
How are those empty cities working out? Maybe more planned breeding ouuld solve it? And then a debt greater than ours, but hidden. Fake 7% GNP reports, and millions in re-education camps.

#2 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT "

But on the upside, I've heard their Chinese food is really good!

#4 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 09:00 PM | Reply

Now US-based companies are walking on eggshells because of the protests in Hong Kong. Fug them. The push is clearly for complete deindustrialization of the west, where people are accustomed to having rights, and moving it all into china. I doubt the chinese will be as receptive to the globohomo agenda as compliant Europeans and European-derived societies have been.

#5 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 02:12 AM | Reply

Zarathustra?

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-14 02:19 AM | Reply

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