East and Southeast Asia -- Everybody Takes Sides - Page 9




 
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Boots
 
December 10th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
not really, alot of stuff is automated in chian nowadays, but it is bad, since it increases the unemployment rates.

btw, the chinese could support themselves with our farms without inports, we jsut need to rationlize, but not as bad as starvation.
December 11th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
That's the funny thing. The two nations that you'd think would be in the greatest danger of starving to death -- China and India -- I believe they are both capable of being self sufficient for food. They'd have to tighten their belts and as stated they'd be on strict rationing, but its my understanding that they could do it.
December 11th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
actually india would have a probelm with water, but ironically also flooding durign moonsoon seasons, which would wreck crops.
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Boots
December 11th, 2004  
Xion
 
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actually india would have a probelm with water, but ironically also flooding durign moonsoon seasons, which would wreck crops.
China has flooding problems too.Worse than India.Eastern china is rich in rivers and agriculture is the main occupation there and you do have the Yangtze river flooding problems every year.

2004 : http://www.rics.org/Environmentaland...hinafloods.htm

2003 : http://www.china.org.cn/english/feat...lood/69058.htm

2002 : http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/ju...floo-j16.shtml

2001 : http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/rpts01/cnfl01b1.pdf

1998 : http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/subjec...odsinchina.htm

http://www.hypography.com/article.cfm?id=32603

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Floo...ina215X_N4.jpg
December 11th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
true, but one good thing, and bad thign is that the yellow river is drier than usual, which means less heavy flooding to change the river coruse, but there is barely a trickle down the mouth of the yellowr
December 11th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
That enormous hydro-electric damn -- that's going on the Yellow River, right? Or was it the Yangtze? Can't remember.
December 11th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
It is Yangtze.

China's Three Gorges Project

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_1061736.htm

December 11th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Thanks. I was feeling too lazy to look it up for myself. That damn will be quite an impressive accomplishment. Go figure, China has a long history of doing thing really really big.
December 11th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Maybe after some 20 years, China will not face any major flood problems more. The government is well putting efforts on the issue, and when the economy is getting better there would be more money available to do those things.
December 12th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
actually, the huai river does alot of flooding too, if u dont know, it is located 100 miles above nanjing.

aparently they are building more canals and diversions to have floods controled. btw, the yellow river used to go through that area, thats how uncontrollabe the yuellow river was