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?