@yogthos China is only communist in name. More like a strong-state, autocratic-leaning, capitalist-powered regime. I hope that doesn't become the dominant ideology.

I'm doubtful that the US will fall from grace any-time soon, though I think it's clear big changes are a comin'.


@Lambdanaut I see this repeated a lot, but that doesn't seem to be actually the case when you look at where China allocates labour and resources.

China is responsible for the biggest poverty reduction in the world, they pour more concrete every three years than US has poured in the entire 20th century. They build infrastructure and housing, provide free healthcare, and education, and so on.

Meanwhile, research US themselves conducted is predicting a collapse

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@yogthos I don't think that China's labor allocation and economic success has any bearing on who's pulling the strings or how they're organized politically.
Yeah, they're not going away any time soon, and will continue to be a driving world power, though they're also not communist.
To your point about free healthcare, education, and other social policies, it's definitely accurate to add "socialist" to describe China's government, though `capitalist-powered` is also still applicable.

@yogthos Fair points. Thank you for offering another perspective and taking the time to cite your influences.

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