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    China and Capitalism ?

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    papa_umau
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    China and Capitalism ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:57 pm

    I have been doing a lot of thinking about how China is developing these days.

    Here in the West we are buying just about every bit of cheap trade that China produces using it's low-wage policy and while doing this we are supporting this Communist country in its wish to become the most powerful trading nation in the world.

    While we import and buy every low-tech and hi-tech bit of kit that China now sells we are ensuring that our own factories back home are unable to compete in this unfair market-place, and as a result our balance of payments is constantly being made wider and wider instead of narrowing, as it ideally should.

    While China has turned into one of, if not THE most aggressive and Capitalistic trading countries in the world, we are seeing a high number of Chinese people - at one end of their society - now turning into millionaires and billionaires as they increase this assault on the so-called "free-markets" of the world.

    The main thought that my head cannot get around is: Why, if China are now the most powerful and Capitalistic countries in the world, are they still able to square this circle with their desire to be Communist ?

    AND, if this is such a paradox in China will it eventually bring down the Communist regime there, as happened in the Soviet Union only a few years ago ?

    Anybody ?


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    Re: China and Capitalism ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 12:26 pm

    If my memory serves me right, you have mooted this one before here Papa.

    I wonder if this has any connection to your left-wing foibles ? Twisted Evil

    That said, it is a very reasonable postulation that eventually Capitalism will destroy Communism in China once it gets a solid grip.

    When the peasant people of China finally realise that they are being held down by Communism while the rest of the rich Communists are living it up on the proceedes of Capitalism, they are not going to be best pleased, are they ?
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    Re: China and Capitalism ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 1:22 pm

    Well spotted Angie ! Razz

    Yes I have always taken an interest in anything that happens to Communism around the world as even as a Socialist I am not a Communist and never will be.

    I think that there is an answer to rampant Capitalism, and that answer is the correct application of well-organised and middle-ground left-wing politics.

    As these two great standards get closer and closer to each-other we are seeing a form of politics developing that supports Capitalism but does it in a ways that does not forget about the weaker people set within these political boundaries.

    I have already made the analogy with what happened in The Soviet Union, but I would far rather see a balanced left-wing solution to this kind of a problem without handing over what is left of democracy, after such a crash, to the organised-crime gangs that now run Russia and it's satellite states.

    Maybe, and eventually, we will see just such a style of democracy rising up after the last of the Communist old guard have been deposed in China. If this does happen I am sure that it is going to take more than just a few generations to come about in a way that will be fair to all of the people of that great country.


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