Why China Rises and the US Falls

PC/Friday, 20 September 2013

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The Chinese have always been widely known to be most assiduous in their economic pursuit. From having the great capacity for work, surviving in the most adverse economic conditions, suffering & enduring, they are also very employable. They contributed much to the building of railway in America. Totally reliable & trust worthy, that’s who & what they are.

Most importantly you’ve got to remember they boast of an unbroken civilisation of some 5000 years unequal by any! – P Chong

Herein  we clearly see the dichotomy that distinguishes one from the other . . .

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Chinese women army greater in number than the whole of US population!

The American are required to be asleep in order to realise their American Dream.

America needs to really wake up and stop whining. It needs to fix the social political system and economic system. The only way to compete with China over the long term is to have its “EDUCATION” right.

Education is the secret to China’s long-term sustainable rise. Recently, America was shocked to see how much the American students are falling behind on science, mathematics and writing, while Chinese students excel in those three on international tests. Many in the US realize the challenge but also quickly point out that those Chinese students were from the developed Shanghai area and they have more money and better facilities. Wrong!!! students in Shanghai or Beijing are known to be lousy students who perform a lot worse than those from poorer areas. They have much lower college entrance thresholds, and normally they cannot enter the top Chinese universities.

This shows how wrong the US is: it looks at education only by money . . . while it is the will and love of knowledge that make a people worship education. (See BBC Chinese School, or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8cyb0. ..)

Education can make a turnaround within 10-20 years in a person’s life, and within 20-50 years in a nation’s lot.

America was in shock when it learned that China produced a stealth fighter, the fastest super-computer, longest highway system, longest high-speed rail system . . . all happened within a number of years since its reform started in 1979 when China was a lot worse than Ethiopia or Ecuador.

Education aside, let’s take a look at the other factors: 

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 A VERY YOUNG worker in China . . .

only 5 years old undertaking a man’s job!                                   

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Singapore – Its Success & Greatness

 

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Singapore‘s Skyline

 

Like human kind, some cities are “born” great,

others achieve greatness and still others have greatness thrust upon them.

Whichever way you look at Singapore, when ousted by Malaysia in 1965 from being one of its Malaysian federated states, it was deemed to fail & fade further backwaters way because of its total lack of natural resources.

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Singapore, under the capable leadership of Lee Kuan Yew & his team of able & dedicated politicians, proved to be otherwise. Its real strength, apart from a totally uncorrupted team of politicians, lies also in the calibre of its largely Chinese population . . . the greatest “natural” human resource second to none.

Today, Singapore’s skyline soars with all the trappings of an international metropolis, ultra-modern integrated casino resorts, high per capita income, modern housing & accommodation for every citizen, world class universities, the list goes on & on.Today, it is attracting high calibre personnel as the place to work & live.

Where is Malaysia today with its oil & all other natural resources such as rubber, oil palm & its once great tin industry (killed & buried by Mahathir)?

Instead of being drained dry by its former British colonial master, its incorrigible UMNOputra team of politicians has been draining its coffer clean & enriching themselves thereof

Singapore, the City State, today enjoys a giant status of economic strength & power. It’s a far cry from its backwaters day, when it served as a drainage port to the British Colonial master.

Lee-Kuan-Yew-book-singapore-060813_360_524_100  This is a tribute no less owing to Lee Kuan Yew, the economic architect, statesman of world renowned, and one who can stand in front of the Cambridge student audience & audaciously said: “I have a Double First from Cambridge, your Prime Minister McMillan don’t.”

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Good leadership breeds good followers. Today, LKY’s son, Lee Hsien Loong is equally brilliant & qualitatively backed by his first-class team of politicians. With this excellent team at the helm, Singapore will no doubt continue to grow & see greater days ahead.

Having said & done, let’s have a look at Singapore’s past some fifty years ago.

This video clip should prove very interesting.

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent   An Australian by Consent

 

“Without Thee”

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Pastor Jeffrey Saw strumming his 12-string guitar

“Without Thee” an original chorus & song composition by Paul Chong with music sung  beautifully by Pastor Jeffrey Saw.

Pastor Saw first came to Perth in 1991 as a religious worker from Myanmar, sponsored by the former Church of Resurrection.

 He was then a young man with a mop of dark black hair.

Today his black hair has been replaced by grey and through sheer hard work, he has built up a church with well over 150 members in the congregation, mainly of Karen minority.

These people has settled down peacefully in a peaceful & harmonious environment, so drastically different from being prosecuted in Myanmar. The little town of Katanning south of Perth is said to be attracting quite a number of Karen minority.

With God’s guidance, love & care, the Karen people are now happy Australians

“Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”

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Without Thee”

– lyrics by Paul Chong     Music by Pastor Jeffrey Saw

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.” – John15:5

WHAT will we ever be without Thee

We are all but empty vessels indeed

Without Thee there can’t be any destiny

Only with Thy Spirit will our bondage be free.

Chorus

“Glory, glory, glorious God

Only with Thy love

‘Only with Thy grace\

Will we know our fate.”

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Without Thee nothing will be possible

Nor  life or spirit of survival

For thou art the vine; we’re just branches

Only with Thy Spirit will we be free from the crunch.

Lyrics: Paul Chong    Music: Pastor Jeffrey Saw

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“Devoted To Thee” -Tribute to Marie Dickinson

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People speak of Mother Teresa with awe & admiration, the same will equally apply in no lesser degree to Marie Dickinson – a virtual unknown set in the backdrop of human endeavour. There is no pomp or publicity to attract media attention. But do we need to be in the forefront before greatness is conferred upon the real good-doers.

Goodness of the heart is what God seeks, and true goodness is seldom exposed or sensationalised for which the media strike the commercial tune!

Marie Dickinson is a woman of substance, faithful & loyal to the core. She stirs with the break of dawn and hums her ways right through the fall of darkness. She handles both domestic & commercial affairs (of her late husband Stuart) with dexterity & speed of efficiency as with magic.She’s been her husband’s secretary, business partner, account/book keeper, life partner & mother of two beautiful daughters Seanne & Heidi.

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Knowing her for all these years since 1981 when I first visited Perth, I still feel totally inadequate to present her true image. She & her late husband had been host parents to a good number of foreign students – from top of the Himalayan countries to the rice plains of Vietnam, Hong Kong & Malaysia, not forgetting my own youngest brother, Mike and his brother-in-law Daniel.

Seanne & Heidi posing beneath a huge portraiture of themselves.

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Mike (Standing Left) & his wife Doreen in blue (Standing third from left)Two nights ago, Lilian & I together with two other young couples gathered at China Court Restaurant to celebrate 225 years of good living (the years of the two young couples not included) – an intimate & cosy affair blessed by the absence of other diners that auspicious night. God must have seen to that. There was a touch of showers but otherwise warm & quiet within therein for our purpose. We three “musketeers” have an age difference of only three months between each of us. Born in the Tiger year she’s anything but that ferocious creature we find in the wild but a subdued gentle white breed rarely found in the world…….

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Paul & Lilian Chong   Looking radiant with a good top of hair, untainted by the advancement of time, she still attends the same old Riverton Baptist Church sine the 70s without clamouring for honoured position or deaconship. Marie is just one member of the congregation dutifully & faithfully carrying out her fair share of responsibilities of church building. 

She took on the task of looking after Peggy Walters, a retiree in the Sherwin Lodge, Rossmoyne, like more than a daughter unto her. Each week Marie would fetch her for shopping, stand by on call in case of emergency, helping her with chores which became too much to bear for an eighty-year-old with a weak heart & unreliable gait. Marie guiding her on with every due care & attentio

Her heart is good & strong & may have only be broken but once when her dear husband Stuart who operated their home-based Interior Décor business died of that dreadful motor neuron disease in his fifties.

Let’s hear what my brother Mike, now manager for an international corporation in the Pacific Rim, has to say:

Marie and Stuart played host parents to many foreign students. I do not know how many but during my time at Leederville Technical College and WAIT ( now Curtin University) I recalled clearly there were two other Malaysian Malay students and another from Hong Kong. Marie and Stuart were actually Doreen’s brother, Daniel’s host parents but somehow we ended being adopted as well.”

Mike continues: “Marie and Stuart love having friends over for meals and we were invited over many occasions. As most meals were western/Aussie meals we were of little help but Marie would be busy single handed lay churning to 3 course meals . . . entree, main course and of course her lovely and delicious desserts. It was a first for me to taste pavlova and hers was simply irresistible! 

When not entertaining at home,” Mike says “Stuart and Marie would invite their close friends to dinner at a restaurant and at least once we joined them in the up market Oyster Bar which we would not think of dining there as students.”

Marie and Stuart are very generous and caring people; the generation of Australians who felt very blessed and wanted to share what they have. On one occasion they invited us to join them to a beach holiday stay near Yanchep; something again as students we would not such expense. However it turned out to be an embarrassing experience cos my $500 Madza could not start and Stuart had to disrupt his holidays to tow my car with his to a mechanic at Osbourne Park!!, I felt so bad and it was my fault for not servicing the car regularly. But here again is the kindness and generosity of the Dickinsons. And never for once did Stuart or Marie brought this up in subsequent meetings.”

Marie was born in the year of the Tiger, but far from being the ferocious animal as in the wild, she’s an exceptional white tiger so rarely seen in the world at large . . . most docile & tame & mysteriously welcoming in sight.

Marie has dedicated her life that so others may live better!

Devoted To Thee”

So amazingly transparent & free.

Diaoyu Islands Ownership Identified

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Pertinent documents are at hand for Mainland Chinese & Taiwanese to show proof of Diaoyu Islands real ownership.
HISTORY TELLS NO LIES!
Share this vital information with all, especially those of Chinese Descent, including the Japs themselves!
LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN & SAVE ALL THE POLITICAL OR DIPLOMATIC TUG-OF-WAR  TENSION & DISPUTE.
The Japanese government created tensions in East
 China Sea by ‘buying over’
the Diaoyu Islands from someone who illegally occupied the islands, which
historically belongs to the Chinese government.
Japanese Imperialists had
invaded Chinese territories and tortured and raped the Chinese populace,
be it in mainland China or in South-east Asia . Blood debts must be paid
in full to teach the arrogant Japs . . . claiming the islands as their own & naming them as Senkaku Islands.
With evidence of Empress Dowager Commandment,
the Diaoyu Islands ‘ owner has been identified.
Diaoyu Islands were  bestowed to Sheng Xuanhuai of Jiangsu Province
of Qing Empire by Commandment.
The Japanese ambassador said he does not believe
this circulation or email can reach 400 million people within two
weeks, otherwise he apologize to the Chinese people.
Please circulate immediately . . . 
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The Plight Of Mankind

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The plight of mankind

 

The sight of human suffering & atrocities

 

Are all too much to bear!

Faces of human plight

 

A new human wave is catching on . . . to arrest this plight of mankind both near & far.

 

Born out of the essence of care & concern

 

Of people who do care

 

Over great human suffering

 

resulting from wars & conflict . . . deprivation & oppression . . .

 

loss of human pride & dignity . . . driven out of homes & homeland . . .

 

fighting hunger & survival . . . keeping body & soul together . . .

human rights & liberties . . .

 

the list just goes on & on. 

 

Alone you are weak & feeble

 

Together we are strong & powerful

 

To fight & lobby for your human rights

 

Not to cower before any master

 

Nor bend by any threat.

 

We stand by your human pride & dignity

 

And help to restore all rights & justices.

 

To win it . . . You’ve got to be in it.

 

Asian Australian Initiative . . . AAI . . . it’s all for YOU!

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Contact:

 

Paul Chong

ASIAN AUSTRALIAN INITIATIVE INC. (AAI)

 

Mobile: 0411 589 888

 

Email: paul.chong33@gmail.com

Kids Playing without worry & care!

 

 

BAMA – The Shangri-La of Longevity

 

‪中文(简体)‬: 漓江山水
‪中文(简体)‬: 漓江山水 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Longevity is Healthy Wealth

In the Longevity Village of BAMA, China . . .you can find 580 villagers aged 90 years-old and above, while the oldest Loo Mao Sheng (born 1885) is 126 years old in 2015, though difficult to verify as birth certificate didn’t come about till 1949.

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There are 5 such villages all inhabited by the Yao minority community who numbered some 250,000 of which 70 are over 100 years old & 200 in the 90s category. This is undoubtedly the highest per capita concentration of the world’s long life people.

BAMA was honoured in 1991 as “the town of long life”.

In the massive land of southwest China, there’s this land of mystery, with heavenly scenery rarely known by people. Here, among every generation there lives a group of people; the elderly over 90 are still enjoying their time doing farming and taking care of their families; over 90 randomly been seen at leisure in home; almost one hundred people have reached or exceeded 100 and are still in good physical and mental health. In terms of historic documents, the oldest native was 142 years old. Since the foundation of the new China, the longest one lived there was 131 years.

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Recommended: Simple diet of vegetables, corn & potatoes; infrequient sex as too much sex is detrimental to health & longevity, plenty of fresh air & sunshine, toil & sweat (no age limit). As I always maintain:

Hard work will not a person kill

But sheer laziness will.

This very place is Bama Yao Ethnic Autonomous Country in the northwest mountainous region of Guangxi. In 1991 Bama was honoured “the town of long life” by the Academy of International Natural Medicine. It ranks sixth after:

The data took from the second national census to the fifth shows the number of aged people increased constantly. For the fifth census in 2000, Bama’s population of people over 100 was 74. Based on the overall population 200 of Bama County, the proportion is 3.1/10.000. The number of people around 90-99 was 456 with a proportion of 19.09/10.000. Bama’s proportion of people over 100 is the highest in the five long life regions. Why are there so many senior aged people? Is there any hidden secret? Great attention has been aroused to Bama’s long life phenomenon in the whole world.

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English: A Longji terrace in Longsheng county, Guilin, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it the air or clean green environment?

Perhaps it’s their hard work in the open field.

Or it’s the organic spring water that they drink.

It could very well be in their genes.

Could you ensure your own longevity just by living there?

This must be the ultimate Shangri-La!

Updated in 15 & 16 August 2015

Prostitution in Malaysia

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                             Beautiful Kuala Lumpur Malaysia . . . 

One juicy piece of news has just come to my hearing. It’s from a friend who frequently travels between Perth & Kuala Lumpur. It is not as though I have had no such news before, for I lived in Malaysia for a greater part of my life.

Born & lived there, I am a Chinese by descent but now an Australian by consent.

Back in the 70s, even in a lesser known town like Ipoh to the north of Kuala Lumpur, prostitution though strictly illegal in Muslim Malaysia, flourished in no small measures under the guise of massage parlours, bars, girlie barber shops and private residential areas. As long as the police were/are in the coffers of the seedy operators, the show went/goes on undiminished & unperturbed.

Prostitution is as old as mankind. The scenario in South-east Asian countries as elsewhere is no different. I remember Taipei in 1970, right across from our hotel room window, loomed flashing signs of “VD Clinic/Hospital”. In Ipoh, men often talked of “tiger show” performances by the then infamous Rose Chan. New arrivals from foreign lands always command & demand more for their services. In keeping pace with the whims & fancies of demanding customers or clients, seedy operators are constantly flashing out new schemes of services.

However, this is one attracting scheme which was unheard of in the past. Hailed as the “ultimate loyalty program”, the promotion of ‘free sex’ is based on a number of cumulative ‘cash wash’. Such a roaring loyalty trade, however, is not remotely legal. Recently, a car wash & brothel in Kuala Lumpur was questioned over its questionable loyalty scheme, when the police caught wind of its operation.

Slideshow of Malaysian Service Stations & Tourism  in their Various Promotions . . .

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For one operator caught, more as a “window show case”, others just go more underground. In fact, I was told that Muslim Malays are allowed to have sex with prostitutes under the guise or pretence of multiple or trial marriages. Devious or not, the ingenuity of men to suit his own convenience & pleasure will always come up with “legally acceptable” schemes.

                                             Essentially Islamic Malaysia

As reported by the Malay Mail:

When authorities raided the operation, they found nine Vietnamese women in the back of the building and storeroom, all without proper working permits. The women and the operators of the car wash were immediately detained and taken into police custody.

Authorities are still investigating the situation. Prostitution, as mentioned, is illegal in Malaysia.

In Europe as far as I can remember in the 1950s, “legal” prostitution took to operating in specially condoned areas like Reeperbahn in Hamburg (there’s even a new place on the Kiez ‘Reeperbahn’ right next to McDonald’s). In the Netherlands, authorities condone brothels in the interests of civil & social order. There are several permitted or tolerated areas of sex shops in Amsterdam, and you’ll find sex customers “sex-window” shopping openly. Sex industries are in operation in Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Hamburg and others in Europe – and no doubt in the US.

What of the sex scenario in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore?

Sex-window” shopping areas exist in Kalgoorlie, the Australian mining city in Western Australia. And in Perth, sex shops are also a common sight.

The question is: Should sex operation be made legal at all?

How would authorities cope with prevailing sex-slaves & human trafficking in Asia?

 

Life of Contrast in India

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Present India, an emerging economic power on the heels of Chinais pathetic when you examine the extremes of living conditions behind the scene. Its glossy picture is dimmed largely by the mass of poverty, ignorance, religious & social taboo & social indignity . . . the list goes on.

India is a huge mass of land of huge contrasts. The very best exist alongside the worst. Materially India is poor but spiritually rich. Human degradation is witnessed at an unprecedented scale in India, for example, children pressed into low paying jobs, with the untouchable shunned by the society. Religious taboo & language barrier add on more hindrances to economic advancement.

On the brighter side, one may also witness heights of moral ascendancy and the wealthy splashing & displaying their vast wealth by the way they live. India is renowned for its great temples & palaces. India also boasts of the second largest pool of engineers and scientists in the world. Its 50% illiteracy rate is among the highest in the world too.

The Upsides & Downsides of life is far too many to be adequately covered by the scope of this writing. Suffice for me to show the contrasting aspects by way of pictorial slide presentations here:

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Slides on the Upsides of Life (including the Downsides)

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Lives of great disparity & extreme
Bridging the gap would be slim
The challenge ahead is great
If India were to make the grade!

White Tigers

 

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White Tigers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

(Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park Guangzhou, China)

A great animal theme park & resort

is a must-see destination.

In 2005, it was awarded as a national AAAA scenic spot.

It’s home to some 130 rare white tigers.

White Tigers do not exist in the wild, they are purposefully inbred in captivity to meet the demand of the paying public. The kind of severe inbreeding that is required to produce the mutation of a white coat also causes a number of other defects in these big cats.

The same gene that causes the white coat causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain, thus all white tigers are cross eyed, even if their eyes look normal. They also often suffer from club feet, cleft palates, spinal deformities and defective organs.

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Located in the biggest city Guangzhou in south China, Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park is the biggest animal theme park in Asia, covering an area of 130 hectares. Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park combines science research, tour and science education, aiming at “protecting wildlife and natural resources”. Since it opened to the public in 1997, the park has already received over 10,000,000 tourists.

Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park is also known as the heaven of animals, as there are 460 species, among them there are many international endangered animals. For example, there are more than 130 white tigers born in Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park, which covered over 50% of the whole amount of this species on earth. Besides the white tigers, there are white lions, white kangaroos, red-headed Cranes, Flamingos, Pygmy Hippos, polar bears and so on.

The park is the best place for tourists who are keen to be close to nature & animals. Inside the park, visitors could get as close as they can to the animals, feed the animals by their own hands, as well as take photos with the animals.

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It is a great family holiday destination.

And white tigers are such a great attraction.

There are also a good many white tigers to captivate you in the confinement round the resort hotel restaurants.