Comments on: Do China’s ghost cities offer a solution to Europe’s migrant crisis? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106397 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:35:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106397 Blah77 explains: “I work with Private Bank analysts, globally known economists, fund managers, Chief Financial Officers…”

Great. But you didn’t read the article before you commented, did you? The article cites overbuilt housing capacity by 20 – 45 million units. Good global banking analysis though. Thanks :)

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106392 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:15:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106392 Solidar: I just have to read this again and chuckle a bit.

“30 million vacant units is plenty developed. Over-developed, most economists (and people with common sense) would say.”

Which economists are you referring to? I work with Private Bank analysts, globally known economists, fund managers, Chief Financial Officers and none of them would dare claim that China is plenty developed or over-developed.

I don’t know where you get your tripe from.

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106389 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:59:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106389 Solidar: 30 million units is enough to house 90-120 million people (average family sizes of 3-4). China has 1.4 billion people. Your grasp of basic mathematics and CIA World Book facts is extremely poor.

You can believe whatever you want but I am perfectly entitled to scoff at your uninformed and poorly reinforced positions.

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106387 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:50:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106387 Solidar: Here’s another thing you fail to comprehend about China with your half-truths and omitted facts. China does not grant “foreign aid” in its traditional form like many other developed nations do. China instead uses concession (below market or no interest) loans through the China EXIM Bank and China Development Bank. Combined together, these two entities even outperform the World Bank. Many countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and some African nations have already seen significant infrastructure upgrades using the cash provided by these loans.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106356 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:58:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106356 @blah77, while you’re educating us on the desperate state of China, maybe you could show us the other “developing” nations that are ordering 38 billion dollars in jets at a time.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/2 3/us-boeing-china-idUSKCN0RM27X20150923

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106352 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:09:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106352 30 million vacant units is plenty developed. Over-developed, most economists (and people with common sense) would say. Thanks for the education though about the ‘economic struggles of poor little china.’ So poor they can’t help anyone else. haha. nice try.

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1106309 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:02:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1106309 Solidar: While you’re on Wikipedia, take a look at the following page to learn the differences between “developed” and “developing” economies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co untries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

When you’re done I’ll educate you some more.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1105951 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:03:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1105951 Maybe I’m wrong here, but according this list… Finland gives more foreign aid than China. China is the 2nd largest economy in the world… and is not even in the top 30 for giving foreign aid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_go vernments_by_development_aid

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1105950 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1105950 @Blah77, you are correct. China did open 3 clinics on a continent that supplies the bulk of its oil. Very generous of them :)

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/18/why-millions-of-refugees-and-chinas-ghost-cities-arent-a-match-made-in-heaven/#comment-1105902 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:08:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43509#comment-1105902 Solidar: Not sure if you are just uninformed or blatantly lying about China’s supposed non-involvement in the Ebola outbreak in Africa. China has built at least 3 clinics/treatment centers, sent over 500 personel and donated 120+ millions during 2014 in response of the outbreak. Those figures are more than what developed nations like Japan, France, Australia, Canada and others contributed.

All of the above information is readily available on the UNDP website. Do some research next time before making uneducated and slanderous comments.

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