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China seems to have been becoming more and more capitalist.  In the United States, the prevailing interpretation seems to be that that means that China is slowly abandoning communism.

But is this the Chinese view?


Hm... considering what is being broadcast on CCTV during the last decade or so - it appears that Marxism (as least its European veneer) has been replaced with 'traditional Chinese/Eastern values' espoused by likes of Confucius, Lao Tzu, and so on.

Then again, when it comes to continuing the '5,000 year narrative', the idea that too much Western Influence needs to be guarded against has always been at the forefront of preserving 'the Chinese Way of Life'.
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I am not a deep scholar in political science nor am I a committed Marxist. In fact I am a moderate social democrat who can accept capitalist ownwership of the means of production as long as a democratic government taxes and regulates them to serve the interests of the majority. In this matter it would be helpful to remember that no political doctrine need remain static and unresponsive to changing circumstances. That means that definitions of Marxism or communism will change. Therefore, just because China permits some private ownership of means of production does not mean China has "abandoned communism". It might indicate a "modification of communism". A sensible, flexible, pragmatic approach is likely to produce the best results for the Chinese people. The current course of the CPC seems to qualify.
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Thanks for these insights, especially from tradervic and Ted180.  The view that Ted180 describes is more or less the impression one gets of China here in the US.  It is almost surprising when it turns out that the impression one gets of one country from another country turns out to be more or less accurate.

Hm... considering what is being broadcast on CCTV during the last decade or so - it appears that Marxism (as least its European veneer) has been replaced with 'traditional Chinese/Eastern values' espoused by likes of Confucius, Lao Tzu, and so on.

Then again, when it comes to continuing the '5,000 year narrative', the idea that too much Western Influence needs to be guarded against has always been at the forefront of preserving 'the Chinese Way of Life'.


So is there much attention given to Chinese classical literature and philosophy in the Chinese educational system?


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