@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'.

@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.

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@Lambdanaut China isn't communist in a sense of utopian communism, but they never claimed that what they have now is the end state.

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

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