China's economic development is based on the
typical 3rd World model which is geared to servicing the
1st World. It is not a system which directly "serves
the people". It also takes the hard won Chinese Revolution
BACKWARDS from the creation of a more egalitarian society.
The "Black or white cat" system may have been originally
intended to use capitalist advancements to benefit China
but this has now totally got out of hand. Private ownership
and greed have once again reasserted their grip of the Chinese
mind and released many devils which were previously under
control. Also more menacing is the rise of a new aristocratic
class from the embedded party apparatchik.
Now that the 1st
World is going to bankrupt China and many factories
will be facing shut downs as demands for goods drop. A
system based on supply and demand is rather insecure, which
is a truism of capitalism. Sadly China has been invaded
and taken over by "name brands" from the West.
It doesn't mean Western products are intrinsically "bad",
in fact, they could be used to improve the welfare of the
general public if they are brought within the framework of
the national economic system. On the other hand, there may
be bad points associated with the "iron pot" but
there are also many good things coming from it. The most
important question is where you go, and the next is how you
I like those modern
Chinese communes which have adapted capitalist production
and marketing. They are more "democratic" than
private enterprises but at the moment this model is still
heavily dependant on exporting the goods to overseas market.
Perhaps if the system is more "internalised" it
can cushion the country from outside economic breakdowns.
It can be an "Internal Economy" based on a self
sufficient model- not a new idea, sure. China is such a vast
economy it can do its own internal "export" and "import" whereby
different economic regions produce specialised products and
trade or barter good with each others.
Sooner or later the new Chinese economy will
come to its bottleneck. Can you imagine that there is a over
surplus of luxury apartments in a country where the
majority cannot afford such dwellings in a life time!
So much money wasted to build empty cities. It's a crime!
I also learned that many of these high rise "wonders" are
not being maintained properly and they are starting to deteriorate.
Many glass walls have shattered and fell on people below-
injuring and killing some. Visitors often observe that the
Chinese do not look after their buildings. They start to
look "tatty" after the initial shout of "what
a beautiful building". The reason - too expensive to
keep maintenance. And that may be the truth. It would be
interesting to go behind the political mechanism of how these
buildings are proposed and built.... It in a way reflects
how fast the Chinese are progressing but fail to look after
what they created and these start to crack and shatter!
At the time people thought Mao's
warnings over the danger of seeing China's social
system going backward if China is led to the capitalist
road were just "sloganeering" but thinking back
there are so much truth in them.
in Beijing Lit 500,000 Year's Ago