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After watching the amazing job China did of hosting the 2008 Olympics, do you feel a bit intimidated by them?

Especially the Opening ceremonies - it was an awesome display of what Chinese manpower can do. And, considering China's population (1,320,000,000) is over 4X that of the USA coupled with their growing economic power, do you feel at all intimidated by the nation of China?

Asked By: LesYeux8 - 8/24/2008
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It's not China itself that is intimidating, but the hunger of multinational, globalized economies to cut costs and stay competitive... More
Answered By: d332_dot_com - 8/26/2008
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No, not really.
Answered By: Diablo - 8/24/2008
 
Impressed is a better word, I was very impressed. I'm also impressed at HOW they use their power. They're the wealthiest and strongest in the world, but you don't see them invading and bullying other countries around, which they could do with their pinky ;) They DID set the bar so high that I'd hate to be in London's... More
Answered By: Icecream - 8/24/2008
 
Well, I am Chinese American, so no. I hope others aren't intimidate because on a purely selfish level, life would suck for us Chinese Americans if the west becomes too fearful of China. On a non-selfish level, it would be bad for both countries to have another Cold War.
Answered By: eivuwan - 8/24/2008
 
I live by the southern border of the US, I'm more scared of Mexico than China.
Answered By: Darnel - 8/24/2008
 
I'm more intimidated by a nation who invades other nations based on groundless accusation. The great show put on by China in the Olympics is fine by me.
Answered By: Mandy M - 8/24/2008
 
I thought the drum segment was awesome too. But in real war, the number of people is not as important as it was in the old days when the army's strength decides who would win. Now planes and bombs decide who would win... More
Answered By: Richard - 8/24/2008
 
Not at all. I still believe they used under age athletes.
Answered By: dankohner1 - 8/24/2008
 
no..but the opening ceremony was the best so far.
Answered By: Aaliyah - 8/24/2008
 
Modern warfare is fought on the economy, not militarily (unless you're a middle eastern country sitting on deep rich oil fields). China improving will only push the Americans to work harder instead of sitting on their a**es and singing all day about how they are the best etc.
Answered By: SkyeR - 8/24/2008
 
i am shaking
Answered By: cloggjam1345 - 8/24/2008
 
I was a little skeptical of the chinese before this. But after seeing the olympics they put on, im impressed and feel great for china. They have waited so long for this and did not let the world down. Possibly the best olympics of all time and the openess of the chinese people really gave me hope for this world... More
Answered By: Jeff m - 8/24/2008
 
I don't think any country should feel intimidated by China, after all it has been decades they sustained such strong growth, and with their rich culture, there is no surprise they could do such marvellous job... More
Answered By: disckoala - 8/24/2008
 
I'm more scared that certain countries can contain such immature judgmental lying whiny crybabies such as SkyeR who answers every question regardless of content with an immature whiny lying stab at American out of pure jealousy and hatred for a better country. That type of petty ignorance is scary.
Answered By: Dr. Illegals Man Crush - 8/24/2008
 
amazing... More
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Answered By: Ramze - 8/24/2008
 
No. They can't even provide clean drinking water to their people. According to humanitarian sites, 1/4 of China's people don;t have access to clean drinking water... More
Answered By: Jeff in Dallas - 8/24/2008
 
No they don't bully other countries ... they just bully their own people and force them to "participate" in sports.... they also bully their people to work for the govt .. nothing China dose is impressive because they have no free will ... Communism SUCKS!
Answered By: spitdog35 - 8/24/2008
 
I am more intimidated by a country that feels they must have there nose in any political arena that takes place(like putting our 2 cents in about the Georgia/Russia altercation. That country- is my country. USA... More
Answered By: ol' hippy girl - 8/25/2008
 
Why would anyone get intimidated... More
Answered By: cat - 8/25/2008
 
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