Why do Dems claim Communist China is capitalist?

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  • 1 month ago
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    --  Most likely because like most Americans, they do not understand what socialism truly is, and that China is a socialist country with a socialist economy.

    --  Socialism in its early stages looks exactly like capitalism and only changes extremely slowly with social welfare , medical care, education etc.

  • 1 month ago

    We Democrats pretty much hate China. We've known from the start that the republicans' "free trade" agreements basically gave the green light to American retailers to buy all of their goods from China. Sure they built lots of factories and sure they employed a lot of people (11 year old girls anyways), but we always thought of it as modern day slavery and you know how we uppity northern liberals are about ending slavery. In fact, it's probably cheaper to buy stuff from China by people who make 25 cents per hour than to use slavery inside the USA again when you consider the costs of housing, clothing, and feeding the slaves. So no, it was never we Democrats who claimed China was a capitalist nation, that was your republican friends. 

  • Zirp
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    1 month ago

    because it is. it has a relatively small very rich upper class and a huge impoverished precariat.  there's nothing "work according to ability, receive according to need" (=actually communist) about it

  • a2yar
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    1 month ago

    Their economy is now close to usa. Do you admit communism works? They have not been communist in decades..that explains their change to capitalism. It is not democratic..but they are very much capitalistic

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  • 1 month ago

    China is largely Capitalist nowadays. Popular TV investigative reporter John Stossel did a whole TV show on this topic. He showed a graph, which depicted the Chinese economy as flatline, in mass poverty. Then the Chinese government passed new laws which allowed ownership of private property, the free market, and keeping the majority of the fruits of one's own labors. Do you know what happened after that? The Chinese economy took off like a rocket. Today, China has more middle class people than the USA. 

  • 1 month ago

    i don't know if you've noticed, but democrats tend to lie....

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because China is capitalist. Despite a lot of government control, it is still a free market economy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Chinese Communist Party pushes state capitalism. It has since Deng Xiaoping. Maybe learn your subject before you attempt to lecture others.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Economically they are capitalist, that’s why corporations go there to us slave labor

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