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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The bold is not exactly compatible.
    Why not?
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Why not?
    Well, considering China is no longer "communist." I guess your question could answer itself.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, considering China is no longer "communist." I guess your question could answer itself.
    China is ruled by the Communist Party of China as a one-party state.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    China is ruled by the Communist Party of China as a one-party state.
    One party state does not communism make. Maybe you should read up on how modern China is not anything at all like a communist state.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    One party state does not communism make. Maybe you should read up on how modern China is not anything at all like a communist state.
    I understand quite well howq the country works. That's fully irrelevant here. Fact is the CCP controls the country completely.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I understand quite well howq the country works. That's fully irrelevant here. Fact is the CCP controls the country completely.
    China is the exact opposite of communist. I'd call them predatory capitalist.

    But, if you want, you can call them whatever you wish. Are you then conceding that Communism has been a resounding success?
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    China is the exact opposite of communist. I'd call them predatory capitalist.

    But, if you want, you can call them whatever you wish. Are you then conceding that Communism has been a resounding success?
    No. But the CCP has transitioned the Chinese economy while retaining absolute control. Tyranny remains intact.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No. But the CCP has transitioned the Chinese economy while retaining absolute control. Tyranny remains intact.
    Tyranny, authoritarianism, etc. is not necessarily communism. You do know that; right?

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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Tyranny, authoritarianism, etc. is not necessarily communism. You do know that; right?

    China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party as a one-party state. It is therefore by definition a communist country regardless of its social or economic system.
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    Re: NBA shameful statement on Hong Kong Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party as a one-party state. It is therefore by definition a communist country regardless of its social or economic system.
    That's a ridiculous statement. Are you next going to argue North Korea is a Republic because it calls itself one?
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