[ExI] chinese ghost towns

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 00:25:45 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> I can definitely see the reasoning there.  One can imagine China at some
> point deciding the drop the notion of central planned economy, and allow
> furriners to come in as big groups to inhabit these kinds of places.  In
> plenty of American cities we have Chinatowns.   We can imagine China setting
> up AmericaTowns, where the entire city is inhabited by imported Yanks.
> Surely the Chinese have noticed, as we have, that good things happen when we
> mix Asian with European genes, and likewise memes.

Sure, we can serve Fortune Cookies with our take-out Burgers &
Fries... From what I understand from my Chinese coworkers, they'd be a
novelty in China.  Why not?  We're generally convinced that nachos are
the most iconic traditional Mexican food and they aren't from Mexico
or older than 1943.

I don't care though: the more culture "fusion" we have the more more
food choices we get.  :)

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