Do Americans know that China is a communist country?

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    Some USMB members have suggested that China has become a capitalistic society.

    I pointed out that even China describes itself as a "communist country" and our government sees China as a "communist country" and in spite of that, there are some that say China is not only a "capitalistic society", but the leader of the country is actually the CEO.

    Is this a "mainstream" belief? Does it come from mostly one party?
     
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    China can call itself whatever it wants, the simple fact of the matter is that China has a mixed-economy. If they were a truly communist country they'd be a third-world country just like North Korea. Did you know the Chinese Communist Party accepts open capitalists into its ranks? China is communist in name only.
     
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    I was going to watch Monty Python "Holy Grail" for a few laughs, but then I saw this thread.
     
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    OK, here's what we know so far:

    1. It's an rdean thread.
    2. It mentions some subject and Republicans in the OP.
     
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    3. 90% of republicans are white
     
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    "Only Nixon can go to China" Spock
     
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    I would define it more as an oligarchy. The economy is mixed at this point.

    Basically people can make money now, but have very little political clout.
     
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    Good answer
     
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    Where did I mention "Republicans"?
     
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    What is the difference between "little political clout" and "none"?
     

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