without communism china would still be mired in third world status
this is an inconvenient truth that many will want to deny
Why is that? The US became a world power without Communism. Singapore, Korea, Japan, all prospered without any experience with Communism. China is growing so fast because of its demography and the adoption of Capitalism. It helps that the government is behind the growth by building infrastructure, but the government can do that without being a one-party autocratic system. And it can also be a one-party autocratic system without adopting Communism. Objectively, they don't have causal relationships.
and here is your question, followed by a cite with the answer:... China seems, under the direction of its Communist Party, to be at last in the process of installing a capitalist system and of permanently reversing the extraordinary economic decline the country witnessed between 1850 and 1978 (Maddison, 1995). ...The emergence of capitalism in China: an historical perspective and its impact on the political system | Social Research | Find Articles at BNET... how did a Communist Party that rejected all forms of a market economy during its first 30 years in power succeed in establishing capitalism in China when so many attempts had failed after the mid-nineteenth century. Instead of relying on the traditional economic explanation based on labor, capital, and productivity that is favored by economists and that has been well discussed in the economic literature, we will focus more on the political and social factors that explain this acceleration of history. ...
Wasn't China pretty unified before the Communists took over?
Why would a Communist government institute capitalism?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?