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Holly
01-07-2011, 10:41 PM
"The people's army is not merely an organ for fighting; it is also an organ for the political advancement of the Party, as well as of production."
Mao Tse-Tung

YouTube - ‪[English version] China's 60th National Day Military Parade - 1. Troop Formation 2/2‬‏

Sam Lord
01-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Communism in China .....

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/boavista1/mcdonalds-china-price-rise.jpg

Dr. FIVE
01-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Was there in 09. HYPERCAPITALISM

Holly
01-07-2011, 11:40 PM
Was there in 09. HYPERCAPITALISM

Make no mistake about it. Like all Marxist states before it and since, regardless of what is allowed to happen in the economy, the Communist Party controls Red China.

Sam Lord
02-07-2011, 12:33 AM
Make no mistake about it. Like all Marxist states before it and since, regardless of what is allowed to happen in the economy, the Communist Party controls Red China.

How can it be a Marxist state with a capitalist economy? That is a completely nonsensical assertion. It is a capitalist society controlled by a ruling elite who operate through a single party. What they chose to call that party does not amount to a hill of beans. They could call themselves the Feudal party tomorrow and they would still be capitalists presiding over a capitalist society.

Griska
02-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Holly.
The wording in your thread title is interesting.
Playful even.

Holly
02-07-2011, 01:17 AM
Holly.
The wording in your thread title is interesting.
Playful even.

I try so hard to make interesting posts, Griska. ;)

Sam Lord
02-07-2011, 02:02 AM
YouTube - ‪[English version] China's 60th National Day Military Parade - 1. Troop Formation 2/2‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzP5qr-ZxHY&feature=related)

Impressive marching. The squares are all really ... well, square. I guess it helps that the marchers are all exactly the same height and have exctly the same length legs. Do they clone them?

TotalMayhem
02-07-2011, 10:40 AM
http://i.imgur.com/MGLGA.jpg

Edo
02-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Mao - the official anniversary film

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/24/china-communism-anniversary-mao-zedong

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Sam Lord
14-12-2012, 09:30 PM
I just came across the document circulated by some veteran "communists" prior to the 17th Party congress (the one before the most recent). It is over 5 years old and the trends identified have, of course. intensified not been reversed in any way, but it is a good overview of the issues in China.

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2007/china070807.html

Nolligan
16-12-2012, 12:09 PM
The communist party is as a previous poster said most certainly in charge. The president in waiting Xi Jinping broke with tradition and did not utter one Maoist or Marxist platitude in his address to the 18th congress. Normally the litany of 'Mao Zedong thought', 'Deng Xiaoping Theory' the '3 Represents' of Jiang Zemin etc. are all ritually invoked to justify the actions of the ciurrent leadership.

The style of the leadership is changing but the new standing committee appears to be full of more 'conservative' elements than the old one.

For those of us who live in the middle kingdom these are interesting times indeed.

C. Flower
16-12-2012, 01:07 PM
The communist party is as a previous poster said most certainly in charge. The president in waiting Xi Jinping broke with tradition and did not utter one Maoist or Marxist platitude in his address to the 18th congress. Normally the litany of 'Mao Zedong thought', 'Deng Xiaoping Theory' the '3 Represents' of Jiang Zemin etc. are all ritually invoked to justify the actions of the ciurrent leadership.

The style of the leadership is changing but the new standing committee appears to be full of more 'conservative' elements than the old one.

For those of us who live in the middle kingdom these are interesting times indeed.

Welcome, Nolligan. I'm looking forward to hearing from you more in this and other threads. :)

Sam Lord
16-12-2012, 01:50 PM
Good article here on the main economic camps within China. It's primary focus is the "new left" but it covers all the schools of thought.

http://csis.org/files/publication/twq12winterfreemanyuan.pdf

It is interesting that Bo Xilai was the poster boy for the "new left" with his "Chongqing model"

He was on track for a place in the elite nine person Politburo Standing Committee which is the most powerful decision making body in the country until, as people will recall, his wife was implicated in the murder of a British businessman and he ended up being kicked out of the party. There has been a lot of controversy in China about the affair.



In Chongqing, Bo became known for heavy-handed populism. He initiated a campaign against organized crime, increased spending on welfare programs, maintained consistent double-digit percentage GDP growth, and campaigned to revive Cultural Revolution-era "red culture". Bo's promotion of egalitarian values and the achievements of his "Chongqing model" made him the champion of the Chinese New Left, composed of both Maoists and social democrats disillusioned with the country's market-based economic reforms and increasing economic inequality.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Xilai