Geez, the 50 cent party is now on a.net.
It's Rouge and it's 3 years old. You should do your homework before you posting or your handler's going to dock your pay. For next time, leave your political propaganda behind.
Ding! Xinhua News Agency type bias with that one.
That said, let's take him to task - and drown him in fact...
Let's employ GDP per Capita (also known as PPP) to guague not only the health of both economies, but also the wealth of both peoples.
(take him to school
) (side note; is Wikipedia even allowed in PRC? If so, is it censored?)
Comparisons of national wealth are frequently made on the basis of nominal GDP and savings (not just income), which do not reflect differences in the cost of living in different countries (see List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita); hence, using a PPP basis is arguably more useful when comparing generalized differences in living standards between nations because PPP takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates of the countries, rather than using only exchange rates, which may distort the real differences in income. This is why GDP (PPP) per capita is often considered one of the indicators of a country's standard of living.
(teach him the lesson
Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP, in USD.
(Democratic) Republic of China (''Taiwan'') ; $22,263.080
The "Peoples" Republic of China ("Mainland"); $8,140.981
(send him home to Mama...
(''Taiwan'') ; 1.5 % (2013)
("Mainland"); 6.1 % (2013)
Now, let's discuss a related note, as to why AC would chose TPE (and BR), as was offered in a public statement;
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e15534483/
“Regardless of a potential code-share agreement with Star partner Eva Airways, Air Canada will likely prefer to connect Taiwan-bound customers over Hong Kong … as it enables Air Canada to capture a majority of an air ticket’s fare (as Air Canada would be operating the trans-Pacific leg of the journey),” AirTrav said in an analysis of the new agreement.
More importantly, and more knowledgeable members, please explain further;
Although Canadian carriers do not currently fly to Taiwan, they will be permitted to make 21 flights a week to that country once the deal comes into effect. As an interim step, the number of permitted flights grew to 17 from 13 this week.
If you look at Taiwan (independent of the Mainland's presence for the matter of this conversation) - it's a compelling argument. As soon as BR exhausts their abilities to serve Canada, allow AC to pick up the room for expansion. Right-size and/or prioritize to allow both partners (BR and AC) to grow to the maximum allowed frequency and then work with authorities from there. For AC, there is the BR hub at TPE, and working knowledge that the route performs well enough, for BR.