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China is better at the USA at everything
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:39:13 am »
I love China. Watching the two countries up close I get the feeling China for the last 30 years has been "America's doing what? We'll do it with 5 times the people and half the time!". Its America on steroids now, including apparently, government nepotism.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-26/china-s-billionaire-lawmakers-make-u-s-peers-look-like-paupers.html
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The net worth of the 70 richest delegates in China’s National People’s Congress, which opens its annual session on March 5, rose to 565.8 billion yuan ($89.8 billion) in 2011, a gain of $11.5 billion from 2010, according to figures from the Hurun Report, which tracks the country’s wealthy. That compares to the $7.5 billion net worth of all 660 top officials in the three branches of the U.S. government.
The income gain by NPC members reflects the imbalances in economic growth in China, where per capita annual income in 2010 was $2,425, less than in Belarus and a fraction of the $37,527 in the U.S. The disparity points to the challenges that China’s new generation of leaders, to be named this year, faces in countering a rise in social unrest fueled by illegal land grabs and corruption.

This is a place where (in Beijing) I had breakfast, lunch AND dinner for under USD7.

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The wealthiest member of the U.S. Congress is Representative Darrell Issa, the California Republican who had a maximum wealth of $700.9 million in 2010, according to the center. If he were in China's NPC, he would be ranked 40th. Per capita income in China is about one-sixth the U.S. level when adjusted for differences in purchasing power.

The wealth gap between legislatures holds with statistically comparable samples. The richest 2 percent of the NPC — 60 people — had an average wealth of $1.44 billion per person. The richest 2 percent of Congress — 11 members — had an average wealth of $323 million.

For a place still mistaken for a communist country, its failing in the most basic communist principle of equality for all.

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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 07:43:30 am »
For a place still mistaken for a communist country, its failing in the most basic communist principle of equality for all.
This.
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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 08:24:54 am »
It's true, the wealth gap here is unfathomably huge. I was shocked by the gap I saw in the short time I was in the US, but it does not begin to compare with what a vastly unfair and brutal country China really is.
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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 09:26:46 am »
For a place still mistaken for a communist country, its failing in the most basic communist principle of equality for all.
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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 09:44:38 am »
For a place still mistaken for a communist country, its failing in the most basic communist principle of equality for all.
This.

China has been "Communist in name only" for a long time.
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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 03:09:08 pm »
China has only ever been 'communist' in name.

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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 04:36:08 pm »
China has only ever been 'communist' in name.

I dunno, Mao was pretty communist. Perhaps not like Lenin, but still communist.
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Re: China is better at the USA at everything
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 10:42:46 am »
Depends where you define communism, I mean Mao split from the Soviets (officially at least) on the grounds of the USSR not being Marxist enough (abandoning communes and whatnot). That said, Maoism is still fairly far from the original Marxism, and like most communist countries it was closer to an empire than what Marx envisioned.
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