Skip to comments.China, A Land Divided: A middle class rises in the cities, leaving the masses behind (all 3 parts)
Posted on 08/07/2002 8:58:07 AM PDT by Stand Watch ListenEdited on 09/03/2002 4:50:46 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Beijing, China -- Two blocks from the paddle-boaters on Beijing's Back Lake, which once was lined with monasteries and is now the preserve of Communist Party bigwigs and the newly wealthy, Luo Yu hurried to a class at the Central Drama Academy, her long braided hair flapping behind her.
The harried 19-year-old juggles a schedule familiar to her contemporaries in the West: driving lessons, ballet practice, recitals, boyfriends.
With that statement has China ever abandoned its strategic goals for ultimate super power and power over Asia? What is the "mouse" they are after?
China did not abandon its goal of a utopic China, they just tried a different method of getting there.
The only way they can do what they so desire... is to oppose the US.
He is simply talking about economics here, not world conquest, as your paranoid mind believes. He is saying the economic system employed by a country is not so important as long as it produced real concrete benefits for its citizens in terms of improved standard of living, quality of life, etc.
The problems are out of sight, and out of mind, except of course the party fears having the common man getting organized and pissed off that them.
Are u kidding me? Obviously, you've never been to China. 100 mil. Chinese today enjoy a standard of living on par with S. Korea. 20 years ago, you couldn't say that. In the next 20 years, you'll see 200-300 mil. with a First World standard of living. Economic development doesn't happen overnight, but it's a process.
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