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"India is a wonderful opportunity for trade"

Old 3rd Mar 2006, 12:31
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"India is a wonderful opportunity for trade"

...but what exactly are we supposed to trade? Our jobs? What do we get in return?
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 13:05
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What do we get in return?

Fewer imigrants from the sub continent, perhaps.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 13:55
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Elephant dung.

You could make piles . . . .

If you think of the fortune Stanley made out of rat-shit screwdrivers . . . .
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thank you.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 15:59
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I am going out there to open an English Restaurant and my cousin
is going to buy a corner shop.

Then once established I am going to send to England to bring all my
family over!
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 16:21
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steady on lads! Has this thread got a purpose except anti-immigrant/racial stereotyping/India bashing?

Not Funny?
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 16:32
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Have heard that India is a sound environment for developing skills at negotiating on all levels.

What you want and what you get might fall short of some peeps expectations.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 16:40
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What about China?
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 16:53
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Actually its purpose was anti-administration/political stereotyping/Bush bashing and it was designed to poke fun at the president of the United States for making this remark. Nothing really against the country as a whole, though I've never actually been there.

Still the question remains what manner of trade are we supposed to conduct with India? It would appear at least that their main industries are call centers and software development. The first I don't really care about because to be honest, I've had some pretty good results (though they do go on a bit). The second though is something that looms on the horizon of my profession. Funny how software development can be outsourced, but they never seem to outsource management or the executive levels Whatever, it reduces the number of jobs available and depresses the salary levels of those that ARE available. Still, we can always re-educate ourselves for a 21st century job...like software development.

However, not that we really make (as in create) that much in the West any more, but if we did, how can you have trade between two quite different ecomomies? If the economy of one country is set up so that the average daily income will buy a cup of coffee in another country (no I really have no idea of actual numbers, and it was a glib remark, but you get the point) then each economy might be able to function on its own, but how do they trade when there is so much disparity?


Funny? well probably not, but still a valid question.




What ABOUT China?
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 17:01
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"Funny? well probably not, but still a valid question"

No, not funny. Yes, a valid question.

After many years of placing political distance between each other, sometimes it takes big steps to close the gap. In the future, the political landscape will look different. Be nice to have the largest democracy in the world as a friend down the road.
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Originally Posted by Onan the Clumsy
What ABOUT China?
Well China has a greater potential for development (larger population). I believe that once the 'Industrial Revolution' is started there, the impetus will grow very quickly, probably much faster than the Indian subcontinent.
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The US has a better chance for influence in India however. That said China is not being neglected either, on many differing levels.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 17:26
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YEARS ago, a delegation from GM visited parts of China that had never seen a non-asian. They followed them around in awe, until huge crowds had assembled. They were there to promote the idea of a car factory. Several sites were shown to them, all of which were truly green-field sites, with no industrial development for MILES. The intention was to mine the ore and coal locally (new developments) and produce vehicles from scratch. None of this importing stuff (even from the next 'canton' - ?). Dunno what they were going to do for rubber though.
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Dunno what they were going to do for rubber though.
They were just going to bounce some ideas around.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 18:23
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN
What about China?
Limited, I think. I do not see much opportunity for an English restaurant, but an English laundry should do well.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 18:49
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Well in the case of India we'll get our convenience stores back.

As for China, humm, well, if they ever allow profit based oil and natural gas exploration and production they could become an exporter of said goods. There are major fields, that for the most part, remain undeveloped in China.

Just in case you don't know this, the biggest Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the world is in Beijing.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 18:59
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It may be a front or cover, though. Somewhere between Hong Kong and Guangdong I was interestedly taking a photograph of a western restaurant chain outlet, McDonald's I think, and a Man In Authority came zipping out and took great exception to my impertinence. So I inferred. I felt lucky to escape with my life and camera.
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We have two choices with China we either befriend them, or nuke the shit outa them.
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 19:27
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Beware the smiling Dragon, Drapes, he smiles only for himself.

India is a democracy and speaks English. The middle classes in India with education and money to spend are 260-odd million, or if you prefer, America all over again.

The world she is an ever changing place. We white folks are not long for the top of the tree; someone else is going to supplant us. Take your pick.
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I am sure most Indians are sophisticated enough to understand that
without your politically correct sensitivity rushing to their aid.
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