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Post time 2008-4-7 20:12:03 |Display all floors

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See the following thread. May be it could answer you a little.

http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/vie ... &extra=page%3D1

Infect, China originaly is a communist country and then it started Socialist reforms some 30 years back and those socialist reforms making China very successfull.

I think if China initiated socialist reforms, that does not mean that China transformed from Communism to Socialism. Infect, they are opening doors to all opertunities to operate for the welfare of their nation.

This is my observation, according to my limited information about political situation in China.

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Post time 2008-4-7 22:00:28 |Display all floors
Till today, AP, Reuters and AFP and most Westerm mainstream press stubbornly  (and intentionally?) label China as a Communist country.  

Just Fool themselves.

China just doesn't give a damn to this ideological and vicious profiling.   Keep amusing yourselves.

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Post time 2008-4-7 22:13:22 |Display all floors
Thank you for that.  This is actually most of the answer to my question.

This would be in the same way as the U.K Government still refer to Beijing as Peking.

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Post time 2008-4-7 22:59:36 |Display all floors
Yeah, the Communist tag carries huge connotations in the West, primarily America.

It allows Western media to portray China as still in the iron-like grip of the sort of authoritarian Communists who ruled in the lands of the enemy like the Soviet Union, Eastern Germany, etc, and the people to be portrayed as a downtrodden, bland and faceless mass of identical victims.

Socialist has the same connotation in the US but not in Europe where, er, most countries are a bit socialist.

A name change would be beneficial in foreign affairs PR, but then that isn't the most pressing priority I imagine

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Post time 2008-4-7 23:18:26 |Display all floors
It's now neither.  It's capitalism with an authoritarian twist.

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Post time 2008-4-7 23:22:41 |Display all floors

both terms are the same to me...

Originally posted by expatter at 4/1/08 09:27 AM
First of all, I know the Chinese Government is called the Chinese Communist Party, but I wonder is it really with all the changes made still a Communist Party or is it now a Socialist Party?

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the only nation that i could think of is CUBA...VN & CHN are pretty much engaging in international business trades (chinadaily is right for his view)  

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Post time 2008-4-8 07:14:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by chinadaily at 2008-4-8 00:00
Till today, AP, Reuters and AFP and most Westerm mainstream press stubbornly  (and intentionally) label China as a Communist country.  
Just Fool themselves.


And what does the ruling political party of China call itself ?
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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