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Is this the future?

icecream   October 22nd, 2010 4:35p.m.
west316   October 22nd, 2010 5:21p.m.

Yah, that is Chinese. Forgive me while I groan at the underlying political message and the absurdity of the result of it, but, yes, it is Chinese.

Foo Choo Choon   October 22nd, 2010 5:50p.m.

This video is 荒谬透顶,I wonder if there's really a significant proportion of Americans who share this mindset

For all those of you who miss the subtitles and don't mind my mistakes in writing down the characters:

为什么强大的国家都会走下灭亡呢?- 古希腊,罗马帝国,不列颠帝国,美国。


pts   October 22nd, 2010 7:22p.m.

穆兒, thank you for posting the subtitles. It’s very good, with only a few minor typos.

为什么强大的国家都会走下(向)灭亡呢?- 古希腊,罗马帝国,不列颠帝国,美国。


“原来使得他们成功的原则,背道而驰。” is not a complete sentence. May be, he should say “他们与原来使得他们成功的原则背道而驰。”

Neil   October 22nd, 2010 8:17p.m.

I originally found that video here http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/10/22/fear-mongering-101-anti-china-campaign-ads/

As soon as I get a close up of that guys face, to me he looks like an ABC and not a recent immigrant. I wonder if it's the excesses of western living, actually changes your face.

Here in Australia there is a general acceptance of all things American, and in some situations a fear of China which is probably right along the lines of that ad, but has never been said in that way. We have suspicion and are more likely to block a big Chinese investment, but if the Americans are here we don't blink an eye.

Things change, keep up or make ads like this.

Bohan   October 22nd, 2010 8:38p.m.

@icecream what makes you think it's not Chinese?

icecream   October 22nd, 2010 10:13p.m.

I tried translating the total thing but couldn't figure out the dialect or what part of China he was from. I knew it was Chinese since I caught a few words like 美国.

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