Do USMB members know that China is a Communist Country?

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    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html

    According to CIA World Factbook, China's government is still considered a Communist State. However the source does note some economic changes since the 1970s (see below). A country's economic policy is only one part of it's government, so just because economic policies are changing doesn't necessarily mean the system of government has changed.

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    red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner; the color red represents revolution, while the stars symbolize the four social classes - the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists) - united under the Communist Party of China

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    Legal system:
    based on civil law system; derived from Soviet and continental civil code legal principles; legislature retains power to interpret statutes; constitution ambiguous on judicial review of legislation; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

    Labor force:
    813.5 million

    Population below poverty line:
    2.8%
    note: 21.5 million rural population live below the official "absolute poverty" line (approximately $90 per year); and an additional 35.5 million rural population above that but below the official "low income" line (approximately $125 per year) (2007)

    Unemployment rate:
    4.3% (September 2009 est.)

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    2.4 million jobs lost due to China from 2001-2008

    The 2.4 million jobs lost/workers displaced nationwide since 2001 are distributed among all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, with the biggest losers, in numeric terms: California (370,000 jobs), Texas (193,700), New York (140,500), Illinois (105,500), Florida (101,600), Pennsylvania (95,700), North Carolina (95,100), Ohio (91,800), Georgia (78,100), and Massachusetts (72,800).

    What is astounding in this report are the areas with the number one job losses from trade with China, the heart of those jobs of tomorrow we heard touted by politicians, is Silicon valley. Get that? It's not just India stealing the U.S. tech sector, it's China.

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    The computers, electronic equipment, and parts industries experienced the largest growth in trade deficits with China, leading with 627,700 (26%) of all jobs displaced between 2001 and 2008. As a result, the hardest hit Congressional districts were located in California and Texas, where remaining jobs in those industries are concentrated, and in North Carolina, which was hard hit by job displacement in a variety of manufacturing industries.

    Unfair China Trade Costs Local Jobs

    Other policies by the Chinese government also encourage exports. China extensively suppresses labor rights, which lowers production costs within China. An AFL-CIO study estimated that repression of labor rights by the Chinese government has lowered manufacturing wages of Chinese workers by 47% to 86% (AFL-CIO 2006, 138). China has also been shown to provide massive direct subsidization of export production in many key industries (see, e.g., Haley 2008, 2009). Finally, it maintains strict, non-tariff barriers to imports. As a result, China’s exports to the United States of $337.5 billion in 2008 were more than five times greater than U.S. exports to China, which totaled only $67.2 billion (Table 1). China’s trade surplus was responsible for 68.5% of the U.S. total non-oil trade deficit in 2008, making the China trade relationship this country’s most imbalanced by far.

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    Do the Right wing USMB members really defend this trade relation with China???????

    Minimum wage in China is 88 to 142 dollars PER MONTH depending on the province. How do we fight that? Take a wage cut???????
     
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    The CIA? Yes, I'm totally going to trust the CIA to tell us the truth :rolleyes:

    China had a Communist form of government for maybe a year.
     
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    You realize that a 'communist state' is an oxymoron, right?
     
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    So you trust the government of China more than our government?
     
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    Ну, Колумб! Ты нашёл Америку!


    A Russian expression, which translates roughly into "Gee Columbus, you discovered America!"

    Forgetting all the folks who were there first, and the fact that it is so big you really can't miss it.
     
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    Oh, for those who didn't know, I will tell you a few things So Rdean doesn't have to.


    Water IS wet.

    The sun rises in the east

    the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the two other sides.

    6% of scientists are republican
    90% of Republicans are white

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    The EPA is responsible for most US jobs moving to China.

    And Obama is selling them more debt than ever.
     
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    Another rdean facepalm thread.
     

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