Opinion on the Chinese Communist Party?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

Otherwise abbreviated to the "CCP"

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triangle.128k says2015-08-21T20:51:26.7650276Z
Why so much hate on the CCP?
UtherPenguin says2015-08-21T20:55:11.9836713Z
@triangle Courruption, persecution of Falun Gong, human rights violations in Tibet and Xinjiang, The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution are a few reasons for hate against the CCP.
triangle.128k says2015-08-21T20:57:34.4749847Z
They've done some bad things in the past, but hasn't the US government also? How about the nuking of Japan or sending Japanese people to work camps?
triangle.128k says2015-08-21T20:59:25.1264940Z
They're working to reduce corruption and they're lifting millions out of poverty. China has progressed a lot, I don't see how the CCP is entirely bad. Tibet and Xinjiang are exaggerated, they were worse before Chinese invasion.
UtherPenguin says2015-08-21T20:59:33.7794441Z
I'm mostly neutral on the issue, though I'm just listing potential reasons for negativity towards the CCP.
triangle.128k says2015-08-21T21:02:50.6890117Z
The reasons seem to be repetitive, people don't see the good things the CCP has done.
Craighawley215 says2015-08-22T18:40:42.9789460Z
They are still a totalitarian regime, with the power residing almost exclusively in the hands of the government. They strictly regulate the economy to meet unified goals, so their "capitalist economy" really only benefits the government, not the citizens. While they do lift people out of poverty, it's only because the government offers very specific incentives to a small number of citizens, in order to appease public opinion. Large swaths of the country are working in horrid conditions, for ridiculous hours, for minimal pay, and being kept in poverty. This impoverished population faces extreme regulation on the amount of children you can have, which means that about half of all Chinese newborns face immediate abandonment or post-birth abortions. Finally, the government regulates personal philosophy with such intensity that Chinese citizens caught practicing Christianity are frequently arrested and sometimes killed for their beliefs. It's not just about the past. China is still a pretty rough place.

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