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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 10:36 PM

12. Their standard of living has now increased dramatically.

They are well fed and not starving. They are not living in abject poverty.

When I was in China in 2014, I never saw more food in my life.
Food on the street, vendors, restaurants. Huge warehouses filled with food from top to bottom.

They have cars, phones, nice clothing.
The Chinese are lovely people, smart, friendly.

The Communist red hats (police) are now in the background.
Chinese government gives the people a lot of space now.
Beijing is the exception, they are a bit of control freaks there.

People retire at age 55 with a nice pension.

The infrastructure in Beijing and Shanghai (the financial center) is unbelievable.
Absolutely state of the art and gorgeous.
America looks dismal in comparison.

Before they became modernized, the Chinese government was afraid of the possible situation you describe.
The people were in abject poverty, hungry, down beaten.
They knew that if they did not make changes, the population could rise up.
And with a billion people in China, the government could never quell this.
So they started giving the people some freedom, food, and a more middle class lifestyle.

They did all of this in a very short period of time.
There is no doubt at all they will achieve superpower status in our lifetime.

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