Hands off our heritage: some wary of China's reach

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    ramses68

    "Crushing grapes in France and milking cows in New Zealand represent much more than ways to make a living. Both are traditions that cut to the core of cultural identity, forming part of a national heritage the French call “patrimoine.”"

    I don't believe that I was ever previously aware of New Zealand's traditional cow milking culture.

    Learn something new every day! ;)

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    Kieran Tsao

    The 24-hour news channels descended on the village, and the national newspapers wrote up full-page stories chronicling the loss of a piece of France to “le Chinois,” French for a Chinese person.

    Ng is actually from Hong Kong and works in Macau. While both are Chinese territories, their economies are measured separately from China’s, so his vineyard purchase wouldn’t be included in China’s overseas investment.

    In some ways, China has become a savior for some French vineyards, although few in France are willing to say that out loud. China is now a major buyer of wine, picking up the slack as sales to other countries slip. Indeed, China has become Bordeaux’s largest export market.

    ========== This is the problem with white-western media in general; "the Chinese" seem to encompass everyone of ethnic Chinese origin (imagine if Americans was used to refer to all whites)...and the double standards, to criticise the "bad" (takeovers - even though it has been occurring on Chinese companies/land for decades) - whilst downplaying the benefits (increased sales of their products).

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    Dara Danh

    Seems everyone is now suspcious of Chinese and anyone with ties to the government of China. Can't trust them.

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    cramp

    Dara DanhDec. 18, 2012 - 04:45AM JST Seems everyone is now suspcious of Chinese and anyone with ties to the government of China. Can't trust them.

    meaning you're just like them following the masses wailing on china without a brain to make your own decision...

    how original

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