>Capitalism, especially introduction of capitalism, can't come about without
>vigorous repression. The history of any country attests to this fact. If
>China becomes a relatively prosperous capitalist country (and it has this
>chance -- temporary prosperity it may be -- unlike, say, Nicaragua), it
>will probably move toward moderate repression (the kind that, say, Japan
Ok. As long as we're clear that what's happening in China is the development of capitalism, and not the development of "socialism with Chinese characteristics," as they used to say (do they still?).