[Marxism] Exaggerating Chinese economic power

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 27 21:12:17 MDT 2008

One more thing:  the "rise" of China is no epochal event.  It's not even a 
"rise" of China.   The Russian Revolution was epochal event.  The collapse 
of the USSR was epochal.  The Cuban Revoluton was epochal.  But this?  This 
is international capitalism doing it always has done-- making money.

If there ever was a "paper tiger," economically, China is it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marvin Gandall" <marvgandall at videotron.ca>
To: <sartesian at earthlink.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Exaggerating Chinese economic power

> Artesian:
>> As a matter of fact, Luxembourg is an imperialist bastion.
> A bastion, no less.
>> If you take total GDP-- OK China's at 2.6 trillion, US at 13.4; grow
>> China's at 10%, US at 3%, it's about 28 years.   I don't envision 28 
>> years
>> of unbroken growth for China, given the precarious state of Chinese
>> agriculture, real problems with infrastructure and utilities, and the
>> repercussions of the US led slowdown on China and all the "emerging
>> economies."
> No one here has suggested China has attained parity or surpassed the US.
> Three decades or a half century is not a lot of historical time. The rise 
> of
> China is an "epochal" event.
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