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Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

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Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby hansioux » 16 Dec 2015, 16:42

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennin ... developed/

Ralph Jennings listed 5 main reasons why Taiwan isn't really a developed country. I'm going to paraphrase them.

1. Fugly cityscape
2. Not enough green spaces or road side trees
3. Reference only laws
4. Low quality of life due to pollution, poor city planning and terrible daily life customs
5. Fake friendliness and the people being inconsiderate of others unless in a face to face situation
Don't confuse me with your reasonableness.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby Yang Gui Zi » 16 Dec 2015, 16:51

Kind of why I've always referred to Taiwan as a developing country. Work in progress...
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby Ibis2k12 » 16 Dec 2015, 16:53

Thanks for summing up, whenever I try to open Forbes my AdBlock goes crazy.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby Wai » 16 Dec 2015, 17:02

The think is, I'm really not sure how he justifies these five things as being key indicators of development. I'm sure you could reel off a list of five shitty things from every country in the world, that's essentially all he's done here. Most of his points have weight, but essentially they're just some shitty aspects to Taiwan, I don't really see them as any worse that many of the issues that the UK has. Clickbait article.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby headhonchoII » 16 Dec 2015, 17:18

It was a shitty excuse for an article, but probably four out of five points are valid. It depends how you interpret these things of course.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby OrangeOrganics » 16 Dec 2015, 17:23

yep, the reason Taiwan has not made the jump is too complex for these five points.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby ranlee » 16 Dec 2015, 17:26

Such click bait articles can be published on Forbes?! What has the world come to.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby nenki » 16 Dec 2015, 19:57

He's referring to "developed" in a non-economy-related way. I agree with most of the points though number five is a strange one. I mean it true sometimes but every country even Japan has people like that.
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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby headhonchoII » 16 Dec 2015, 20:56

If one wants to read a real analysis on the subject by a seasoned writer one may reference my post on this very subject along with accompanying discussion. :whistle:

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Re: Forbe's Five Signs Taiwan Is Not Developed article

Postby tommy525 » 17 Dec 2015, 00:43

I've always said Taiwan has bits of everything. A little bit of a developed country (HSR, MRT) a bit (or a lot) of third worldness. And a lot of second worldness too.
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