Tim Manning Explore Why Do Westerners Fear or Show Disrespect for China

Why do Westerners fear or show disrespect for China when

•    it has produced the biggest movement of people out of poverty in world history,
•    has done more to provide an economic base for Africa than decades of Western aid have been able to achieve,
•    has grown over 40% since the global financial crisis while Western economies have struggled,
•    has delivered trillions of dollars in cheap goods to Western consumers, and
•    when China’s history for five millennia is one of physical containment as a near land-locked civilisation, which professes itself as having a “peaceful rise” advocating non-interference in other states?

There are many reasons, some valid, some not justified, and all good topics for debate. This document runs through 55 of those reasons in no particular order of importance apart from the first item. Research for this list started in September 2012 and although there will be factors relevant to the discussion which are not mentioned here, eventually a cut-off date had to be selected. The material comes from a wide variety of sources – mainly day to day media rather than academic publications.

The author Tony Alexander is Chief Economist at the Bank of New Zealand, is based in Wellington New
Zealand, and can be contacted at this email address tony.alexander@bnz.co.nz

As noted, the 55 factors are presented in no particular order of importance, apart from the first. And it should be noted that one could undertake a similar exercise for every other country, including New Zealand.


We do not know how mainland Chinese live and what they think. In the West people do not know the Chinese well enough to be able to see them in the same family, living, social situations facing the same joys, delights, problems, and procedures that we experience. We do not know what the inside of a low, middle or upper income Chinese house or apartment looks like. We do not know at what time schools start and finish, how long people spend in university, what the national sports are which children might play after school, how hard it is to get a job etc.

This is a problem because plentiful scope exists for imagining the worst about the Chinese, their values, their lifestyles, and their actions.

The same applies to Chinese leaders. Traditionally Chinese politicians have been remote from their people, communicating in written form and engaging neither in communication through oratory nor familiarisation through participation in typical family activities (attending a baseball game, watching netball and rugby) – though domestically efforts were made to portray previous Premier Wu as grandfatherly. The new Premier has started a Twitter-like account.

We cannot form an opinion as to the honesty and integrity of Chinese leaders which is very problematic because we continually judge and have systems in place to facilitate the judging of those who lead us in the West. Our system of rule is based around continual monitoring of those to whom we give power.

Written by Tony Alexander, Chief Economist of the Bank of New Zealand.

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Tony Alexander, Chief Economist from the Bank of New Zealand

Tim Manning 阅读了 Tony Alexander 写的文章, Tony 是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师。 他发表了“与中国一起成长”的系列文章,其中列述了很多有趣的观点,值得您的阅读。



这篇评论由Tony Alexander 编写,他是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师。 文中观点仅代表个人,与BNZ银行无关。


  • 当中国成功的让世界历史上最多的贫困人口脱贫,
  • 当中国给予非洲的经济支持比西方国家过去上百年所做的还要多,
  • 当中国的经济在全球金融危机时增长超过40%,而其他西方国家疲于挣扎,
  • 当中国为西方国家的消费者提供了上兆亿的廉价产品,
  • 当中国用闭关锁国的五千年历史作为“和平崛起”不插手他国事务的最好举例?


对 这个问题的回答是 – 有很的原因,有的合理,有的则不然,虽然它们都是辩论的好题材。 这篇文章共收录了55个原因,除了第一个, 其他排序不分前后。 对于这些原因的研究始于2012年9月。收集的材料来源广泛 – 主要是从每天的新闻中取得,而不是从学术研究文献中获得。

本文的作者是Tony Alexander, 他是BNZ银行的首席经济分析师,在惠灵顿地区工作, 邮件联系地址为  tony.alexander@bnz.co.nz



我 们不知道在中国大陆的人如何生活以及他们在想什么。我们对他们的了解远不能使我们理解他们的家庭,生活,社会环境,欢乐,以及面临的问题。我们不知道在中 国,高,中,低收入家庭的居住环境会有什么不同。我们不知道中国的学校何时入学,何时毕业,不知道他们要花多久在大学里学习,他们的国家运动是什么,他们 的孩子放学后有什么活动,他们有多困难找到工作, 等等。


同 样,对中国领导人的了解也是如此。传统来讲,中国的政治家们远离民众,与民众通过书面交流,而不是口头沟通。他们也不参与任何家庭形式的活动(例如参加棒 球比赛,观看橄榄球和篮球比赛)。虽然在中国国内,前任的胡主席被树立成祖父式的领导者, 新一代的领导者已经开始使用一个类似于推特的网络帐号。



To view Tony Alexander’s website, please go to http://www.bnz.co.nz/personal-banking/be-money-smart/economic-commentary-and-insight/weekly-overview

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Tim Manning- The Journey of Life

Tim Manning was a prelate at Roman Catholic Church. He was born on 15 Nov 1909, and passed away on 23 Jun 1989. He became the Archbishop of LA in the year 1970, and continued at the position till 1985. In 1973, he was escalated to the cardinalate.

Early life
Tim Manning was born in Ballingeary village in Ireland. His parents were Cornelius and Margaret Manning. He attended the Mungret College, Limerick and attended a call for all priests. In the year 1928, he attended the Saint Patrick Seminary held in Menlo Park, California. He received holy orders on 16 Jun 1934, and he continued his studies in Rome at Pontificial Gregorian University, and got a doctorate in canon law.

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Tim Manning- The Cardinal of Roman Church

Born on November 15, 1909, Tim Manning was among the most prominent cardinals of the Roman Church. He was born to Margaret Cronin and Cornelius Manning. His earlier education was done in Mungret College in Limerick. He attended the St Patrick’s seminary in Menlo Park, California and then he joined the Pontificial Gregorian University in Rome.

His priesthood began in the year 1934 when he was ordained in the month of June. He was elected as the titular bishop of Lesvi, and then appointed as the auxiliary Archbishop of LA in 1946. He was consecrated by Joseph T McGucken in Los Angeles. At that time, Bishops Thomas Connolly, James Walsh and MM were the co consecrators.

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Tim Manning- A Symbol of Religiousness

Tim Manning was a very important figure in the Roman Catholic Church, and he remained the Archbishop of Los Angeles for almost 15 years.

Born in Ballingeary, a small village in Ireland, Tim Manning attended the Mungret College in Limerick. He soon followed the call for priests held in the U.S. and from there he entered Saint Patrick Seminary. On June 16, 1934, Tim Manning received the holy orders and continued further studies at Pontificial Gregorian University. From there he obtained doctorate in canon law.

As he returned to U.S, he joined Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a pastor while serving as a secretary to Archbishop John Cantwell. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he was soon promoted to the position of Chamberlain of His Holiness in 1943. Later in 1945, he was raised to become the Domestic Prelate of His Holiness. And in 1946, he was the chancellor of Archdiocese.

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Being Tim Manning

Tim Manning had an eventful religious life with active participation in the Roman Catholic Church. The major role of his life was as the Archbishop of Los Angeles.

Tim Manning was born in 1909 to Margaret and Cornelius Manning in Ballingeary, Ireland. He went to Mungret College and later joined the call for priests. After a few years, he was ordained and he completed his studies at the Pontificial Gregorian University, Rome.

His Episcopal career began as he was made the Titular Bishop of Lesvi and Auxiliary Bishop of LA. His Episcopal consecration was presented by Bishop Joseph McGucken.

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From Ordinary to Holy- The Life of Tim Manning

Tim Manning was an important character in the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in a small village in Ireland and went to the Mungret College. His priestly life began in 1928, as he attended a call for priests and then joined the Saint Patrick Seminary held in California. After a few years, he received his holy orders and he went to Rome, and continued his studies at the Pontificial Gregorian University. From there he got his doctorate degree in canon law.

His Bishop life started as he was named the Lesvi Titular Bishop and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop. Tim Manning was later made the vicar general of Archdiocese. He then attended the Second Vatican Council for three years.
When Tim Manning was made the Bishop of Fresno, he provided his support to the labor unions and settled the unrest between grape pickers and producers.
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