North Korea calls for reunification with South Korea


#41

China is an emerging super power, the US is in decline. While the waters and islands of the SCS’s ownership is disputed, China has the most legitimate claims to it.


#42

I suspect collusion.

A perfect next step in Mueller’s investigation.


#43

A special thanks to the left and prince Obama.


#44

Nope.

Read the article, you’ll find that this has been going on for years. It can’t be blamed just on Bush, Obama and the TIC.


#45

Monte.when will you grudgingly admit that Communist China is Communist??? You conveniently avoid recognizing that. Communist China is major power and won’t stop until they are ahead of the US. All the more reason to not trust them .Remember the saying,Keep your friends close,but Keep your Enemies closer. This certainly applies to Communist China. Am I the only person on earth besides Lou Dobs to call them Communist China???


#46

Freedom, do you know much about geopolitics?? China and Russia have both been complaining about a US dominated unipolar world for a couple decades. At about the time of the illegal US invasion of Iraq, both China and Russia greatly expanded their military expenditures. They both opppossed the US at the UN with regards to Syria. Russia and China aren’t going to put up with US imperialism, hegemony and aggression any longer. China is becoming a powerful country, and they are now much closer to a capitalist state then they are a communist state. Check out the scholarly works on this that can be found at the CFR’s website and don’t rely on your foreign policy education to come from CNN or FOX News.


#47

Surely you jest.
"In practice, the largest and dominant party in the Conference is the Communist Party of China which has about two thirds of the seats. Other members are drawn from the United Front parties allied with the CPC, and from independent members who are not members of any party."


#48

No jest.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/how-china-went-from-communist-to-capitalist-2015-10


#49

"Photographer Kai Caemmerer has been documenting some of the empty cities in China for the past two years (see gallery). He thinks part of what makes these places seem so weird is the speed with which they have been built. “Many of these cities are built on a scale that is somewhat unfamiliar to the methods of Western urbanisation,” he says.

But he does not think the label “ghost town” is accurate. "For me, the term implies that the place in question was once well populated and has since been abandoned. That’s not what I see in the new cities that I have visited in inner mainland China,” he says.

China’s search giant Baidu found 50 ghost cities by looking for internet deadzones

Rather, some of these places are built in anticipation of a need that has not yet arisen. The buildings are finished but they may not be filled with people for another 15 years. “I see them as unborn cities," says Caemmerer."

The communist government controls everything monte. The Chinese way can hardly be called a capitalist society.


#50

The monte/ is a master at diversion and never answers a question, nor admits his logic is flawed and cannot grasp anything outside the [progressive mantra. A linear thinking person without critical thinking skills.


#51

No you are not. Xi spent 3 hours standing before the singular party committee talking about precisely just how China intended to take over the world… anyone who outside of China who did not get that message is deaf… anyone who doesn’t understand that every single business that wants to do business in China MUST partner with a Chinese company… and if that company does not exist, the government will create on. If of course you are a very special company, with high tech interests, you are obliged to share that technology with the government who will use it as they see fit. Of course in the eyes of some people who have little grasp of what ‘free market’ looks like, I guess China is the greatest capitalist nation on earth right now…


#52

Yes, we all know about those cities. So you don’t think the CATO Institute is a legitimate source? Here’s another scholarly work for you.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.913.2863&rep=rep1&type=pdf

This is a country trending toward capitalism with a growing middle class with an appetite for change.


#53

Given that this is a 15 year old study of 20 year old data, I don’t know what take aways you can make from these conclusions today.

The pillars of the socialist governing structure—the party-state, the
work-units system and household registration—are shaken by these forces. The changes in the
organisation of people, capital, production materials, infrastructure and space fundamentally
demand new urban governance. Territorial organisations such as the municipality, urban
> districts, Street Office and Residents’ Committees are reinvented and consolidated to restore a
> governable society.

I would suggest that regardless of how you might see this new ‘Capitalist’ mecca, the parties intent, not unlike that of the democratic party is to consolidate power anyway it can. I also see some attempts at Agenda 21 conformity in this cities… ‘stack em and rack em’… but as this study makes clear throughout, understanding China’s urban policy is far from understood…


#54

I don’t think that this speaks to the issue we were discussing. The evolution of chinas market/economy toward capitalism.

Read the Cato Institutes piece.


#55

capitalism

  1. An economic system essentially based on the private ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange.
  2. An economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and producers compete to maximize their profits.

#56

I’m confused.

Capitalism is based on private ownership.

A capitalist society is based on the right to pass wealth down to future generations.

When did China begin to offer the 2 concepts.


#57

Well yes, that does seem inevitable, what’s your point?


#58

Even from the Cato report

Given our account of how China became capitalist, what can we say about the form of capitalism that has emerged in China? A persisting feature of China’s market transition is the lack of political liberalization. This is not to say that the Chinese political system has stood still over the past 35 years. The Party has distanced itself from radical ideology; it is no longer communist except in name. In recent years, the internet has increasingly empowered the Chinese to exercise their political voice. Nonetheless, China remains ruled by a single political party.

The combination of rapid economic liberalization and seemingly unchanged politics has led many to characterize China’s market economy as state-led, authoritarian capitalism, which many people have rightly recognized as fragile and unsustainable.

If we give into the idea of @Montecresto1’s glowing assessment of China’s march into the world of free market capitalism, I have to ask… just what does that say about our top down over regulated authoritarian approach to what use to be a true free market society? If China is indeed morphing into the classical liberal nation state the the US use to be, what does that say about our governance… what does that say about our society’s push in the direction of the ‘Old China’, a centralized socialist state?


#59

With the West in a funk and emerging markets flourishing, the Chinese no longer see state-directed firms as a way-station on the road to liberal capitalism; rather, they see it as a sustainable model. They think they have redesigned capitalism to make it work better, and a growing number of emerging-world leaders agree with them. The Brazilian government, which embraced privatisation in the 1990s, is now interfering with the likes of Vale and Petrobras, and compelling smaller companies to merge to form national champions. South Africa is also flirting with the model.


#60

Communist China is well on the way to being the world’s Godfather. Their consigliere will give countries a “deal they can’t refuse” . If they do,there will be a "horse’s head "in their bed.
At least with President Trump we can keep them somewhat in check unless we have an Obamanista as President.