Shift in China's Economic policy

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Re: Shift in China's Economic policy

Post by Metacrock » Mon May 07, 2012 10:29 am

That's all very interesting. It was really something during the Tiananmen Square in 89. We were involved in Central America movement. We were protesting and going to jail over here. That was neat. I felt a sort of kingship and big admiration for them.

We are not prepared to accept such slow progress. They are moving in a good direction maybe at a snails pace.

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Re: Shift in China's Economic policy

Post by mdsimpson92 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:39 pm

Metacrock wrote: That's all very interesting. It was really something during the Tiananmen Square in 89. We were involved in Central America movement. We were protesting and going to jail over here. That was neat. I felt a sort of kingship and big admiration for them.We are not prepared to accept such slow progress. They are moving in a good direction maybe at a snails pace.
The Party is not one that works with radical reform. That would smack far too much of Mao's utopianism in their minds. AT their core, ever since Deng Xiaoping, the Party has been run by pragmatists. Furthermore, you never here about the fact that they do have local elections in the area (though some are more free than others depending on the provincial and district governments.)
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Re: Shift in China's Economic policy

Post by Metacrock » Tue May 08, 2012 9:33 am

mdsimpson92 wrote:
Metacrock wrote: That's all very interesting. It was really something during the Tiananmen Square in 89. We were involved in Central America movement. We were protesting and going to jail over here. That was neat. I felt a sort of kingship and big admiration for them.We are not prepared to accept such slow progress. They are moving in a good direction maybe at a snails pace.
The Party is not one that works with radical reform. That would smack far too much of Mao's utopianism in their minds. AT their core, ever since Deng Xiaoping, the Party has been run by pragmatists. Furthermore, you never here about the fact that they do have local elections in the area (though some are more free than others depending on the provincial and district governments.)


Don't they have some from of folk democratic initiatives in some sense? Like for example in Japan the farming communities are age old socialist democracies. They band together to harvest and elect leaders.
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Re: Shift in China's Economic policy

Post by mdsimpson92 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:55 pm

Metacrock wrote:Don't they have some from of folk democratic initiatives in some sense? Like for example in Japan the farming communities are age old socialist democracies. They band together to harvest and elect leaders.
There are indeed local village elections that are allowed, though the reliability of these elections vary from place to place. Everything else is voted on within the party at various levels. . . . after being decided upon by the leadership of the party. :mrgreen:
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