Nicaragua canal plans

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  1. Part_Time_Civer

    Part_Time_Civer Warlord

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    http://video.ft.com/2514556782001/China-to-build-a-rival-to-Panama-Canal/World

    The chap who wants to build the canal says it's natural for people to be somewhat anxious when a rising power like China does big projects abroad. He also says he's not in bed with the Chinese government, but he does consider himself a patriot. And all nations can profit from the good spirit and win/win China spreads around the globe...
     
  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    And yet GM is the biggest, or one of them, within China itself. Buick is the premium brand for the Chinese consumer.
     
  3. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Those poor people. Why Buick of all things?
     
  4. Bamspeedy

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/why-chinese-buyers-love-buick-2013-4

    Over there it's a status symbol to own a large foreign car. Executives over there liked minivans (minivans dont have the 'soccer mom' image that it does here)so Buick made a model to appeal to that market.
     
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    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    :lol:

    I didn't even know Buick was considered a "luxury" brand.
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    It's not, here. Back in the day, up through the 60s and into the 70s, at any rate, Buick was the move up 1 step below Cadillac. Of course, that changed over the years, and Buick became the car of old people (at which it's doing fairly well in the US). Many Chinese came to like it just because it was a large car that was very "American" in style.
     
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    I think it's an environmental catastrophe. That's my only problem with it.
     

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