State and Democracy (was Re: Who Killed Vincent Chin?)

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Sun Jan 2 11:59:43 PST 2000

Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:

>I don't think you understand my assessment of China at all. With the CCP,
>China is going fully capitalist without plunging into chaos; without the
>CCP's repressive management, China will probably be "Russia." Socialist
>opponents of the CCP do exist in China, but as a social force they do not
>appear significant (certainly not in a position to take power). If you or
>anyone disagrees with me, I'd like to see concrete evidence.

So are those the only two options, vigorous repression or utter chaos? And why did China follow the first path and Russia the second?


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