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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Discussion Podcast 8, China as Superpower

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China- it is not a matter of "if" it will become the next superpower, but rather "when." What are the ramifications of this inevitable force throughout the world economically, politically, and socially? Are other countries myopic while neglecting future concerns? Are Americans too complacent today? Tough talk on a cutting-edge issue that may dramatically change the world we know today.

Esther, Arman, Jihyun, Dayanis, Christy, Katrin, & Dave weigh in with perspectives from Mexico, Korea, Iran, & America. Please post comments! :)



  • It was a very good topic to talk. 2 days after this session, I watched a TV program "the rising China".
    If this discussion had happened next week, I could talk more.
    I want to recommend all of my classmates can participate this podcasting time. It is very helpful not only me but all of you. Esther.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:01 AM, April 22, 2006  

  • It is nice to hear your comments. This was a great discussion- educating and thought provoking. Perhaps we will have "part 2" in the future. When you say "helpful" I imagine you are referring to your speaking and critical thinking skills. Keep up the good work!

    By Blogger Dave Sconda, at 10:23 PM, April 23, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Jon, at 5:37 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • Hi! This is Tai I have some comment about China as Superpover.This is a great topic we can talk hour and hour.In my opinion it is very hard to stop China to be the superpover country because China economic is getting huger than any countries in the world.You know what the main reason is the investors they move all a facotry and invest a lot of money to China

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • I enjoyed hearing the discussion of my classmates on this hot and controversial topic.

    I agree with Esther how China had become a dependable producer for many companies. And as Dave mentioned, “Walmart” is a perfect example of this.
    Its low cost on its products had caused countries like America to consume more Chinese products than American products affecting awfully the economy here.

    Like Dave said, China had saturated not only United States, but also other countries, and I can mention Peru here. My country had also been invaded by Chinese products and year by year it had increased causing my country to produce fewer products than before and fewer jobs and pay very cheap for Chinese products.

    It was surprising to hear Christy how Korea had also been affected by China.
    I didn’t know that China would make their products with a label MADE IN KOREA, for Koreans to consume.

    Its not fare that America imports so much and China does not buy American goods.
    It should be a trade off, so there would be at least a reasonable balance for both countries. The government should start taking care of this problem before it gets unmanageable.

    Great topic, I learned a little more about my classmates’ views and experiences.
    Loved it.


    By Anonymous Jessica, at 9:04 PM, June 12, 2006  

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