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still remember a year ago, I debated, fiercely,  at a seminar organized by the Beijing Foreign Studies Univerity, with a foreign correspondent that Whether China remains a communist country.  And, this foreign journalist based in Beijing challenged me that because your country's ruling party is still called CCP, that means China remains communist.

I said annoyed, but smilingly,  how "blind" our foreign friends are kept?   Why don't these foreign reporters based in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere in China, open their eyes and knock their skulls a little bit harder,  that what you are seeing and hearing in China now are still related to communist ???  As a reporter, you cannot fool (or can I say whitewash) your home readers by claiming China, more than 30 years after Mao Ze-dong died, a communist state.  This is very irresponsible working attitude.  I said to his face:  You are fooling yourself, and misleading your readers at home.

That was a bitter and very heated quarrel with somebody, I have ever been brought into,:) if I remember.

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Post time 2008-4-8 11:48:35 |Display all floors
BTW, the number of private businesspersons, and the number of  multi-millionaires and billionaires in China, are comparable to that in  the United States,  much more than Britain, France and Germany combined.  

am I right?

Communist country?     is the least of what We Chinese people want.

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Post time 2008-4-8 14:21:33 |Display all floors
Thanks, zglobal.  

not only did they stay in five-star hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, they have also come to China with color-glasses,  and stereotyped brain-frames.

no wonder that many western press reports (about China) are notoriously biased.   and as a result,  their readers at home are disinformed and fooled.

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Post time 2008-4-8 14:39:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by chinadaily at 2008-4-8 15:21
Thanks, zglobal.  

not only did they stay in five-star hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, they have also come to China with color-glasses,  and stereotyped brain-frames.

no wonder that may west ...



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It's a very successful blend of socialism, capitalism and state capitalism. Unique all over the world. This is it what makes people in the West shiver. They don't have an answer to this attractive form of government. For many nations China is like a magnet, they are keen to learn more about China's economic miracle. I bet that in the next 10, 20 years we'll see several copies of this model in other developing countries. Vietnam already embraced it.

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Post time 2008-4-8 14:42:33 |Display all floors
The CCP is mere a name. It is totally different from the same-name party, before 1978, when Mr Deng Xiao-ping became CCP's top leader, and rescued this huge but very-poor country from the precipice of collapse, with his iconic China Revival Revolution, which we today call  "reform and opening-up".  

This CCP, which abolished 2000-year-old agriculral taxation on 800 million farmers two years ago,  and helped create hundreds of thousands of private businesses,  and have stuffed Chinese people' pockets with stacks  of paper bills ( now the whole world get to know and called RMB or yuan), is no longer that kind of Party, in 1957-59, or 1966-76,  when small private businesses were forcefully closed, Soviet-style People's Communes were set up, and even individual household's iron ovens were collected to "build factories" and to "produce satellites".  Then was really communist rule. My middle shool teacher told me that during those years, no one dared to say a single negative word about Mao Zedong.

Now, just take a look at Chinese website chatrooms,  criticisms about government are a legion.

How many Western journalists know that we hate them to call China a Communist state ?  

Stop labelling China a communist country in your writings, okay?

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