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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Is China progressing towards a democracy or towards military rule?

it would seem obvious to me that China is currently under military rule...

so my question is do you see the country advancing towards democracy (as in the Soviet Union in the 1980's) or towards increasingly militaristic rule (as in North Korea over the past decade)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    They are already pretty Capitalist, and in time, perhaps 10 or more years, we will slowly see a "FORM" of democracy rise. If you look at them compared to other countries, they have become an economic powerhouse, which leads to a better chance of adopting a democratic government. Most military dictatorships fall, (Hitler, Mussolini, Noriega) and my opinion of the Chinese government is that they are not nearly as insane as the North Koreans, or even Putin in Russia.

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  • 4 years ago

    Prior to Kissinger opening up talks between the US and China, they were a purely communist dictatorship. As our relationships improved, they have been heading towards democracy. Economic development plays a huge role, Communism gets worse the larger an economy becomes, had China not changed its ways it would not be the world's largest producer of goods today, there's no way the central government could have managed that. China has a more limited form of capitalism, but that is fueling the type of growth in structure that China needs. One barrier in China to becoming more democratic is the size of its population. Populations that large need tighter systems of control. This is why they crack down on Falun Gong. Not because that group threatens them today, but because membership is so large and it is so popular that if it were to threaten government, it would be a real threat, like one capable of executing a coup d'etat.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi Jeffrey,

    How old are you?

    Do you read other sources of news other than CNN?

    China is walking toward a Market Economy, yet still Socialist, it is no longer a true Communist country anymore. You need to read on.

    If you saw and read about China 30 years ago, you will not recognize it today. It's completely different. Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongqing, etc, are major cities that are growing rapidly, people are free to choose their own career and life path.

    Most people know this, that's why I ask where have you been in the last 10 years?

    Furthermore, China's been very transparent with media as well. China's leaders are actively visiting other countries and making speeches.

    Your thoughts of China are very wrong, but obviously if your only source of news is CNN, than yeah, you'll think China is bad.

    ** Side note: There exists a group of people who like to bash China, it's fine, they're just frustrated that America is slowly losing its grip on the World.

    Americans are funny people, if you are weak, and dependent on them, they will not bash you. If you oppose them, they will send the troops, but they have never fought a country that can actually fight back. Thats why Americans are frustrated by China. China's growing, America's declining in debt, war.

    How many more billions can the US mint print to finance America's war on "TERRORISM"?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Towards a democracy. Slowly. Today's Chinese are using the internet and reading sources and news from all over the world, you cant censored people's mind. It's only a matter of time when China adopts a Liberal Democracy.

    Good question

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Military rule"? Seriously? Your knowledge of China must be severely limited if you really think that the Chinese people actually find the government to be so illegitimate as to justify "military rule." The mass majority of Chinese are probably fine with their government. It is mainly only the small minority of rebels in the West that have issues and that the American press like to focus on. I have relatives in China, or were living in China, and they don't really speak negatively about the Chinese government, but are about as patriotic as their country and government as about, more or less, any average American.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Military rule. They are concerned about the large numbers of disgruntled unemployed veterans. It seems they are considered a potential threat to the peace there. One of the reason the military in China is so large is to provide jobs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Neither. They have a solid authoritarian government that will stay in power as long as they can keep the economy growing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    tomorrow evening expect periods of intense attacks on all opposition...with the expectation of a gradual acceptance and toward the weekend partly cloudy with a chance of riots and tear gas

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  • 1 decade ago

    Neither. It's a firmly entrenched oligarchy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Communist Party has absolute power in China and they will never give it up and will do whatever it takes to keep it.

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