I (kinda) apologize if the blog has bored you of late, but I'm excited, a little daunted and also a little scared about the next step in the adventure, so I'm overplanning what I may or may not do.
I'm also a little pissed off . . .
I'm tired of people, particularly American people, telling me all the reasons I should NOT go to China.
Mostly, they are people who know nothing more of the world than what they watch on FOX or read on their facebook feeds.
Heads up, America, China owns most of your foreign debt. Mainly because you ("the people") wanted to own more than you needed and pay less than you needed. It's okay, China is unlikely to call that debt in, because it knows you can't pay and a bankrupt America is no more what China wants than a failed-state North Korea. But, really . .. .
As for the other main reasons - the pollution and the state control . . .
China knows it has a problem with pollution. It does care and it is trying. It's a huge problem, and they know it. And are doing everything possible to fix it. Phasing out charcoal in favor of gas, bringing in electric vehicles rather than petrol.
I'm not quite sure the country that gave us the Exxon Valdez and the Gulf spill have the right to lecture.
Yes, I know. Because that was part of the negotiation/interviews for the job. I've been working elsewhere lately where they are not so open about the fact.
Then we go back to America - FOX, CNN. MSNBC - do you really believe what they're telling you?
And how is your current (and former) administration going with that personal privacy thing?
Maybe you should travel a little more - may I recommend China . . .