According to a joint study done by some local media in
China, of nearly 8,000 people surveyed, 65.3% held rather
negative views of today's “rich Chinese”, describing them
as being showy, greedy and rotten.
The middle kingdom used to be one of the richest - if
not THE richest - countries in the world for thousands
of years. But in the recently century, China went near
bankruptcy to the point where everyone was equally proudly
poor with almost no exception. It was not until about couple
of decades ago when a rich-class started emerging, and
understandably, majority of the members in this class are
get-rich-quick folks. Chinese call these people baofahu (Sudden-rich
Baofahu isn't a complimentary term praising those
who rise up in society through their own effort, but is
a word ascribing to those who are rich in wealth but poor
in culture and manners.
Among today’s baofahus in China, few get rich
quicker than property developers. Just look how China’s
housing price is rising, rising and rising, you’ll get
a fair idea of how the developers’ fortune growing, growing
And their guts are blowing, blowing and blowing.
Not too long ago, a government building was partially
demolished by developers without the government consent.
If they can treat governments with such contempt, does
anyone need to stretch his imagination to picture how they
are treating the ordinary people?
A building belonging to a tourism bureau in Chongqing
was partially illegally demolished by developers
It is no wonder that they become, along with many other
quick-rich gurus, the most hated figures in China.
But not everyone despises them. Some don’t, particularly
some experts don’t, and particularly those with their special
expertise in one thing, and one thing only - promoting
the wholesale of the Western free-market system - don’t.
An economist declaimed openly that it is only reasonable
that the houses, cars and airplanes are made just for the
rich people. He further offered himself to be the spokesman
of affluent Chinese.
By the same token, it should only be reasonable that the
houses, cars and airplanes are made exclusively for the
rich nations. And culture too, and the Games too, and WMD
Then if China is by and large still poor, it ought to
stick to a life with bungalows, horse-draw carts and wooden
boats. If its people want anything more than that, be it
in economy, culture or sports, that would certainly deplete
the resource of the developed countries, endanger the
environment of the whole world, and hurting the pride of
the rich nations.
Wonder from where the wealthy states can find a better
spokesman for them in China. Strongly recommend!
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