Saturday, November 14, 2009

Silence on China

It's interesting how little the Left talks about China. Are 'they' the merciless bosses of the New World order ? Stalinists ? Socialists ? etc.

One could probably find twice the articles on Venezuela, as compared with China, in any leading Leftist organ. Despite the fact that China will soon be the second largest economy in the world.

It seems that few people know what to make of the country's rapid economic growth. But as the U.S. and China head for geo-political collision, it seems important to develop a more sophisticated understanding of this large, factionalized, and class-riven country. Rather than just talking about 'The Chinese'.

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