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This century, China will shape history in a significant way at a time of global uncertainty.
For the last hundred years, the world has been ruled by Capitalism and Democracy.
NOW....
The power shifts to a Communist country and System. The rise of China via economic, political and military growth is nothing but amazing. In just 60+ years, China has grown to be a world power, welding vast wealth and political influence. This history China is paving affects us all and for better or worse, it is worth to note.

What to watch:

Capitalistic growth vs Socialist ideologies: At face value, this would seem to contradict each other. How this can happen and be sustained is something that is worth studying and watching.


Global Economic power: How China will use this new found hegemony success through out the world? Before western businesses would "invest" in other countries infrastructure and profit from their resources, benefiting specific corporations in the process. China has done the same in quite a different manner, by investing as a country, not a business, benefiting China as a whole.


The rise of Prosperity in China: Due to the progressive reforms and an opening of markets. we have seen the raising of 250 million people out of poverty, in less than 20 years, is something that has NEVER happened before. How far it goes and the limits there are, should be interesting and noting.

Military: How China uses this power plays a role in world policy. Defense is the mantra it follows vs the expansionist role the west adopted. Never has a world power used its military might solely for defense. What would happen in conflict and the performance of it's structure, has yet to be tested.

Cultural changes: With more Chinese getting richer and materialism on the rise, how will this affect Chinese culture? Will more citizens abandon such traditional values of the "collective" and become more and more individualized and what will Chinese society look like in the near future?


So far China has taken many steps forward and is setting an example of success in a very different way.


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The CPC: The CPC's role in China's growth can not be denied. How the party evolves and the responsibility both domestic and internationally, will set the pace for the future. How strong and willing is the party to face challenges of corruption? May they see the wisdom of progressive reforms and openness that can only strengthen and establish faith of the people they serve.

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Post time 2017-10-26 18:43:33 |Display all floors
Making history alright

China has elevated the stature of President Xi Jinping and cemented his grip on power by including his name and political ideology in the Communist Party constitution.

At the end of a pivotal twice-a-decade meeting, party delegates voted unanimously Tuesday to make "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" a guiding principle for the party.
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Xi Jinping may have opened China's Communist Party Congress as "first among equals," but he walks away as much more than that. He's now likely the most powerful leader this country's known since Meow.

He is among allies, without a challenger. He made sure that none of the new members is young enough to be considered for the top job once this term is over. Everyone is in his 60s. No one has near enough political clout to challenge Xi, 64.

Xi also chose not to name a successor, the normal act of a Chinese leader once he reaches the halfway point of his expected decade in power. No potential challenger there, either.

He even led the delegates in enshrining what's become known as "Xi Thought" in the party's constitution, the first living Chinese leader since Meow to embed himself so firmly in a document that will outlive Xi himself.
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Making history alright.
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Post time 2017-10-27 04:10:37 |Display all floors
Saul Post time: 2017-10-26 21:55
Making history alright.

Is Xi a good thing or a bad thing for China?
China's growth a good thing or bad thing?

Thanks for the civil reply

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Post time 2017-10-27 08:05:04 |Display all floors
My admiration for President Xi is a little decreased by this egotism. I prefer more modest leaders. But, still, I give him good marks so far. I feel he's too slow with liberalization; but I'm aware that China is a hard country to govern. It has a long history of corrupt war-lords and other local despots. Discipline and order must be maintained to continue modernization.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

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