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    (Original post by ~Seraphina~)
    These are the percentages of Chinese investment in UK companies.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34542147

    They like own everything!
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    They like own everything!
    Their investments are not only confined to companies and properties in London. They have also started buying up schools.

    https://www.tes.com/news/school-news...rivate-schools
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    (Original post by ~Seraphina~)
    Their investments are not only confined to companies and properties in London. They have also started buying up schools.

    https://www.tes.com/news/school-news...rivate-schools
    Do you agree with my idea of leasing a city?
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Should we lease a city to the Chinese? (old industrial city)

    So currently we are trying to get Chinese investment. How about we lease them a city (old industrial city with high unemployment)

    That way they can open factories again and be closer to their core markets?

    Putting all that labour back to work and off benefits. New investment in infrastructure alongside a GDP boost. The money we receive can help pay off our debt. China also has a lot of expertise in manufacturing, infrastructure building etc.
    The unions would not be best pleased about this.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Do you agree with my idea of leasing a city?
    I've provided you with 2 links to two interesting sound bites and you have yet to thank me in any way possible? Do you not read the news? You should seriously consider changing your name to Bill Cosby
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    (Original post by stochasticking)
    The unions would not be best pleased about this.
    City would be under Chinese jurisdiction. Don't like the work available? always free to move elsewhere.
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    (Original post by ~Seraphina~)
    I've provided you with 2 links to two interesting sound bites and you have yet to thank me in any way possible? Do you not read the news? You should seriously consider changing your name to Bill Cosby
    Well it's stuff i already knew tbh. I just pretend to be shocked for the banter. I am an expert at sarcasm.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    They like own everything!
    Pizza Express they can keep.
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    But at least the presence of a Chinese slave factory in the UK would mean that for once the UK would have a proper and successful socialist establishment!
    I like to think of China as fascist, since they abandoned anything remotely resembling socialism about 30 years ago (and before that in some aspects) and modern Chinese government is a self-enriching unelected autocracy, appointing itself and with a personality cult for whichever ruthless nonentity happens to currently hold high office. At the local level, they mainly exist as a channel for corrupt payments.

    Ideal partners for today's Tory Britain. :lol:
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Pizza Express they can keep.
    I love pizza express!!
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    City would be under Chinese jurisdiction. Don't like the work available? always free to move elsewhere.
    True. It's an idea, but it's just not feasible. Which city do you propose? How would the public react to foreign ownership? Would labour production be strong ?
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    (Original post by stochasticking)
    True. It's an idea, but it's just not feasible. Which city do you propose? How would the public react to foreign ownership? Would labour production be strong ?
    Difficult question on which city, it's more to do with what they would like.

    Public has been fine with foreign ownership of our companies, dumping of cheap chinese subsidised goods so i don't see the real issue. It's just the next logical step. Plus it will be sold as we're doing it to cut our debts.

    Labour production will be competitive in line with the rest of the world. We can't offer better than that since if we don't have the production we have to give hand outs.
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    The government in England should be praised because it is trying to repair the economy. It has no choice but to entice foreign investments. How else is your health services and education right up to college remain free? How else are you going to be able to receive your various benefits on a monthly basis without delays?

    This is what we learn about England in school.
    1. Most of its people are poor.
    2. The number of available jobs are low.
    3. The university fees tripled and many will spend their lifetimes trying to clear that student loan.
    4. The number of graduate unemployment is so high.
    5. The number of police officers and teachers continue to be cut.
    My guess is that more overseas investment into England will bolster her economy and return it to a major economy power it once once?

    I was on the International Baccalaureate program. We had no choice but to study about United Kingdom and all her problems in a subject known as Theory of Knowledge (T.O.K).

    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Well it's stuff i already knew tbh. I just pretend to be shocked for the banter. I am an expert at sarcasm.
    I'm pretty sure you know the following as well but you prefer to 'pretend to be shocked for the banter'?

    The steel industry in England collapsed because Chinese steel is way cheaper.
    http://news.sky.com/story/1570552/ch...l-steel-market
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...-floods-market

    Tata Steel which is owned by one of the world's top billionaires announced they cut 1200 jobs in England.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34578119
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    I love pizza express!!
    Their new menu is a little better and I like the posh coleslaw they do, very yummy.
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    (Original post by ~Seraphina~)
    The government in England should be praised because it is trying to repair the economy. It has no choice but to entice foreign investments. How else is your health services and education right up to college remain free? How else are you going to be able to receive your various benefits on a monthly basis without delays?

    This is what we learn about England in school.
    1. Most of its people are poor.
    2. The number of available jobs are low.
    3. The university fees tripled and many will spend their lifetimes trying to clear that student loan.
    4. The number of graduate unemployment is so high.
    5. The number of police officers and teachers continue to be cut.
    My guess is that more overseas investment into England will bolster her economy and return it to a major economy power it once once?

    I was on the International Baccalaureate program. We had no choice but to study about United Kingdom and all her problems in a subject known as Theory of Knowledge (T.O.K).



    I'm pretty sure you know the following as well but you prefer to 'pretend to be shocked for the banter'?

    The steel industry in England collapsed because Chinese steel is way cheaper.
    http://news.sky.com/story/1570552/ch...l-steel-market
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...-floods-market

    Tata Steel which is owned by one of the world's top billionaires announced they cut 1200 jobs in England.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34578119
    Well duh.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Their new menu is a little better and I like the posh coleslaw they do, very yummy.
    Great buy by the Chinese, their supermarket pizzas are half decent compared to the rest i've tried.
 
 
 
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