Is China still a communist country?

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    Even though the ruling party still purports to be communist can China really be called communist anymore? In reality, communist countries do not resemble what we envisioned communist countries to look like many years ago. In my opinion they have strayed from the Marxist ideologies of the past and have embraced the capitalistic ideology of the west. Vietnam is another example where a "communist" party runs the government but economically it is capitolistic.

    The only reason they are still called communist is because the party running the country calls themselves communists. In reallity it is a form of dictatorship and eventually internal pressures may cause political changes. I think some of this already happening in China, where the wages have been increased because of worker unhappiness. As the Chinese people become more used to modern day products they will want more and to get these products they will need more money. Eventually this will lead to political pressure and change.

    So in my opinion China is no longer communist. The ruling class (Classes are a violation of communism) calls itself communist but in reality it is not. It has transformed into something else. So what is it?
     
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    It was never communist in anything but name. It was just a garden variety dictatorship that borrowed from Marx for its nomenclature.

    It does seem to be more capitalistic these days -- but is it more free as a result? I dun think democracy is about to break out there.
     
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    Put on a T shirt that says " Hu is a Nazi cocksucker" I'll buy you a plane ticket and you report back later.
     
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    about 35 years ago one of the wisest people I know (me) said to a friend....

    America will become more socialistic
    and russia and china will become less communistic

    I believe I was right
     
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    No need for a ticket..been there many times.

    Most Americans have no idea what it is like.
     
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    I have a friend who travels to China on business. Not to cities, but to rural areas. He has told me stories of child labor camps and body part harvesting that have made me ask him not to tell me any more.

    And I believe him.
     
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    Don't worry, you're not. China has "unions", but only of they are approved by the state and if they are "state run". China brings in foreign companies. The people are paid 51 cents an hour, work 60 to 70 hours a week, live in state run dorms and eat out of cafeterias. The companies there had to string up safety nets around their buildings as a deterrent to people jumping off roofs. They have become the number one nation in the world in birth defects due to the immense pollution.

    All of that made possible by having a communist government.

    The scary thing is Republicans see China as a "model" of new prosperity. Sad.

    Foxconn Installing Safety Nets to Catch Jumpers?

    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China birth defects 'up sharply'

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/world/asia/29china.html

    China's Water Pollution Twice the Officially Listed Levels : TreeHugger
     
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    jckryan So, this is purgatory?

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    Thing is if they had their crap together about ten years ago . . . with their economy finding a foothold . . . they had the perfect opportunity to be a leading nation by example. Instead of building auto factories that relied solely on fossil fuels, when they were REALLY started to sell cars and trucks to their own (millions) and started building more gas stations/highways. They could have led the way with alternative energy vehicles, etc.. Heck, we've educated at least half of their university students for the last twenty years.

    Instead . . .
     
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    Their students weren't here studying engineering. They were studying business. Today, Republicans can only admire what the Chinese offer the US. Lower wages, dirty air, dirty water, birth defects and the most important, "Record Profits".
     
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    Communism has simply been redefined. You people make me sick with anger when you hint at making excuses for that nation and our leaders who have sold us out to those lowlife dogs.
     

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