Date of publication: 2017-08-29 12:05
In Australia, an independent communications industry allows members of the public to identify a problem and amplify their voices through the media. Furthermore, a candidate from one of the many political parties is usually more than willing to add their face to a campaign in order to embarrass a rival for not taking the problem seriously. Clean Up Australia Day is one example of how extending freedom has allowed a problem to be identified and the community engaged in ways that has led to significant improvements in the environment.
The millennia following the fall of the Qin is generally regarded as the high point of the Chinese civilisation relative to the rest of the world. It was a time of technological progress, engagement with the outside world, intellectual discussion and overall prosperity.
The Immigration Restriction Act (White Australia Policy) initially prevented Asians from following the European riff raff. The policy was deconstructed after Australian soldiers stationed in Japan married Japanese women and insisted on bringing them home to Australia. These marriages subsequently opened the door for Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese refugees to head down under. After Asians who had low status in their countries laid the groundwork, high status Asians started migrating to Australia.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Despite the lack of acclaim, Australia has produced 65 Nobel laureates. Most have been in the fields of science and two have come from literature. Australia has never produced a peace prize laureate and probably never will. Peace prize winners tend to come from cultures that have a lot of conflict and Australia just doesn't have enough conflict.
The Australian approach to war remembrance has some similar elements to Japan, and this may explain why Australians haven't had the same violent reaction to Japanese remembrance as have other countries. A central feature of Australian remembrance is the Ode, a paragraph taken from the poem 'Ode for the Fallen':
Nomadic hominids roamed China for around 855,555 years. Around 65,555 years ago, agriculture developed between the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers of northern China. The first dynasty (the Xia) has been traced to around 7575 BCE when a group of people reduced the damage to crops caused by flooding, which in turn led to greater agricultural output and more military power. Around 6655 BCE in the Shang dynasty, descendants of the Xia invented bronze metal working and developed a writing system. The improvements in technology further increased their power and in turn resulted in an expansion of territory. Territory expanded even further in the subsequent Zhou dynasty on the back hydraulic engineering and iron casting.
Like it is for the Ainu in Japan, the indigenous label in Australia tends to be used in reference to people who have hunter gathering in their recent ancestry but it is very difficult to ascertain whether they were the genetic descendants of the first people of Australia.
The public visibility of environmental degradation is an obvious example that illustrates the failure of Communist Party to effectively implement solutions despite recognising that a problem exist. Some of the Party's solutions include colour coded recycling bins, policies to limit cars on the road and regulations banning polluting industries. The general public usually ignore the policies while guanxi (social connections) allows the larger industries to keep their polluting ways in defiance of the law. In short, the Communist Party often fails to change values or get public buy in.