Chinese Motorists React to Fuel Crisis: "Lets Go to the Middle East and Steal Their Oil!"

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by Frank Williams
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Gas prices are rapidly going up in China and the people of the People's Republic aren't happy. China Car Times has a list of just a few of the [printable] comments made in various Chinese publications about the situation: "Socialism is great – prices rise, but our wages don't!" "I hope it goes up to 10rmb a liter, this way we'll all ride our bikes again and loose weight." And the aforementioned "Lets go to the Middle East and steal their oil!" In other news related to the Chinese fuel crisis, some areas are reporting short supplies resulting in fuel rationing with long lines, and at least one person has been killed in fighting over line jumping at a fuel station. The situation is bound to get worse as auto sales continue to outpace China's refining capacity.

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  • Stuntnun Stuntnun on Nov 02, 2007

    hal: "or you can look at the countries the US *has* invaded." japan, germany and south korea didnt fair too badly after we rebuilt them and made them elect there officials.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Nov 02, 2007

    I'm absolutely shocked that anyone was allowed to actually voice their opinion in a Chinese publication like that.

  • Hal Hal on Nov 02, 2007

    @ windswords & stuntnun I know my history. My simple point was that invading countries is expensive and messy and you risk getting bogged down. Only an idiot would invade to secure oil when you can buy the stuff anywhere. But since you bring it up: How many times has the US invaded or intervened in Haiti? The place must be richer than Switzerland if being invaded by the US is such a boon to a country's inhabitants. No doubt Somalia is still enjoying the boost to prosperity from the US intervention in the 90s. "japan, germany and south korea didnt fair too badly after we rebuilt them" Western Europe, Korea and Japan rebuilt themselves, in fairness with some aid from the US but that was before the US was run by munchkins who couldn't even rebuild NOLA.

  • Fallout11 Fallout11 on Nov 05, 2007

    Well said, hal.