Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?

Answer by Anonymous:

It started with this.

American capital waged war against American labor, and got the Chinese government on their side. In the ensuing decades it facilitated a large transfer of wealth from the American working class to the elites of both the US corporate world and China. Real wages for American labor have not increased since the end of 1970s.

In 2001, China joined the WTO and accelerated this process. In replacing American labor in the means of manufacturing, Chinese labor was paid a pittance. The US market was made almost completely open to Chinese exports. No other socialist country enjoyed such privileges.

These days, there is nothing socialist about China. 

Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?


Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?

Answer by Scott Mauldin:

China has not been a socialist country for many decades, namely since Deng Xiaoping (邓小平) launched Reform and Opening (改革开放) in the 1970s. The Chinese Communist Party remains in power, but is only communist in name – China's economic system today is best known as State Capitalism (State capitalism, 国家资本主义). Indeed, China today has very bad wealth inequality, i.e. the poor are very poor and the rich are very rich, the opposite of what one would expect to find in the case of a truly socialist or communist system. Indeed it is by turning its back on the destructive social experiments under Mao (such as the Great Leap Forward or Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which brought chaos, misery, and poverty to the country) and embracing and attracting personal enterprise and foreign investment that China today has become a powerful global player.

Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?

Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?

Answer by Chun Kai Lau:

Why so many foreigners(some Chinese people also) would really buy into such a wordplay is beyond me.

Socialism, or more broadly speaking, Marxism and other bullshits are the Holy Roman Empire in the 21th century. The Chinese Communist Party (I bet you could ever find a more ironic name for any political entity on our planet) is not at all communist but its name, likewise the modern China you're referring to is probably the farthest away you can get from socialism.

( [为人民币服务 At the service of Renminbi] is a parody of a famous motto of the CCP [为人民服务 At the service of people]. Nowadays it's becoming less of a parody I guess?)

An excruciatingly high Gini coefficient, a highly volatile stock market, together with a thriving league of billionaires are hardly the characteristics of socialism. State monopoly of means of productions is in history only.  If you must find a description for the current social-economic model of the PRC, crony capitalism is a much better fit.

The CCP, in order to unite its disenfranchised subjects under its belly, just takes advantage of the residual values of the *isms, which are the founding myth of the PRC. The founding deities Mao Zedong and Dr. Sun are revered for similar reasons.

But I believe there'll never be in lack of people being fooled by this name scam, until a Napoleon comes to the dissolution of this Neo-HRE.

Why does China succeed as a socialism country while other countries fell down or remain poor?

What are some signs you are an INTJ personality type?

Answer by Josh Hill:

You have deep emotions, but don't show them. You are extremely open minded and question everything, including your own beliefs, but when you finally express an opinion it is with a confidence that others misconstrue as arrogance, since you've thought about things a lot more deeply than they have.
You seek understanding and dislike rote learning. You're never happier or more productive than when you're presented with a difficult problem to solve, to the extent that you'll make work for yourself to create a challenge. You're fascinated by anything that promises to help you solve a problem by increasing your understanding. You value honesty very highly and sometimes get in trouble because you tell the truth rather than what people want to hear.
You are an extremely hard worker, indeed, your wheels almost never stop spinning, but if you don't have a real project you're likely to just keep spinning those wheels and acquiring a vast understanding that you'll never use. At the same time, everything you do is directed towards a goal. You don't think of yourself as a leader but when you are thrust into that role by circumstance you are a very adept one.
You want nothing more than to make things better by using your gift to solve a problem and you have contempt for the human frailties that get in the way of this. This can lead to conflict with those who think or behave irrationally, or have less virtuous motives, or just happen to be in the way; for you, the goal is all important. You are frequently misunderstood by those who don't know you and you sometimes feel overlooked, underutilized, and under-appreciated, particularly when you see less productive people succeeding through what to you are very obviously underhanded tricks.
You dislike small talk. You are uncomfortable giving and receiving praise. You can see the smallest flaw in the argument of others. You have gradually learned over the years that your steel trap mind makes them feel dumb, so you may be reticent about when and how you put it on display. If you've learned that your honesty hurts people, you may be conflicted between telling the truth and putting feelings first as an F would.
And mostly, if other people's understanding of a topic is like this:
Yours is more like this:

What are some signs you are an INTJ personality type?

Why do people have so much pride about being an INTJ personality type?

Answer by Spencer Johnson:

It isn't that complicated if a person thinks about it. To illustrate my point, I will explain why being an INTJ is important to me.

For most of my life, I have been the recipient of advice like "get out of your shell" or "stop being anti-social". My least favorite line was "you can't really believe yourself when you say that you like being alone". I don't like socializing and I don't get any better at it no matter how much I "practice". I do like being alone, especially after long periods of forced socialization. I get criticized for being too detail-oriented and lost in my head. People think I am weird and try fixing me. People are constantly trying to expose me to society in the hopes that I will unlock the socialite that they are sure is in there somewhere. I felt guilty because I had no inclination in driving over to see my family each weekend during college. I had no self-confidence because I believed that self-confident people are outgoing. I battled depression because I felt broken and that I had no place in the world.

It was at this point where I learned about introversion and that there is nothing wrong with having a deep appreciation of solitude. This perked my interest in personality types and I soon took an MBTI test. I looked up the test results (100% introverted 41% iNtuitive 28% Thinking and 21% Judging) and read the INTJ profile. I have since read a number of them and found that the majority of the profiles fit me like a glove. I can plan better than most people. I have a better grasp of logic than most people. I find small talk meaningless. I think life is in the details. I enjoy sitting down and writing for hours. I love going to college and learning. This is what INTJs are. I learned that less than 3% of the population falls into the INTJ category and realized that I needed to stop trying to be like everyone else. I am what I am. I am an INTJ.

So, call me egotistical, arrogant, self-centered, a misfit, a jerk, a cynic, insecure, or whatever other terms fly around whenever INTJs are mentioned, but that will not change the fact that I know what I am. I am defined by myself, not by what other people think of a four-character sequence of letters. It just happens that those four letters describe a perfectly functional and not broken personality that I can identify with. That is why I can, with confidence, embrace uniqueness and take pride in dubbing myself an INTJ.

Why do people have so much pride about being an INTJ personality type?

What does it feel like to be an INTJ?

Answer by Anuj Kumar:

Here are some of my feelings (or are they thoughts/findings?) :

1. It feels like a big part of my inner self is completely unknown to the world. Even people who are very close to me don't know me well enough. It is something I would like to change but then either I am unable to express my true self or most people aren't able to comprehend it.

2. Most of the time I feel I am the smartest man in the room and it sucks. I want to spend my time with people who are better than me but there aren't many in real life. So, I like spending my time online with INTJs like me on sites like Hacker News. It is not surprising that despite INTJ being one of the least found personality type, most of the people there are INTJ (HN Poll: What is your personality type?)

3. Regardless of the fact that people say INTJ are emotionless, I feel I am very emotional. Its just that I don't cry for stupid/illogical reasons. Now, that was contradictory and may be that is why it is difficult for people to understand me as  a person.

4. More than a dozen time my close friends (mostly girls) have told me that I am from a different planet. They claim that they said it in a positive sense but who knows?? Despite my best efforts to disguise myself as a human, my true identity have been revealed : alien.

5. I try to find logic in this illogical world and I get disappointed but then I pick myself up and convince myself to try again.

6. Some of the most frustrating interpersonal experiences I ever had are with girl(s) with whom I have been in romantic relationship. I'm sure they feel the same. I find it stupid to update them about my whereabouts every 20 min, or lie that I am missing her when I am not (seriously, is it sane to miss a girl 24×7 and not focus my thoughts on some constructive work that might improve the world or solve problems of a million people). I find them stupid(don't take this as attack on all girls) and they find me unemotional/unromantic. I guess we both are right. Now that I am 29 I feel that I am no more interested in any romantic relation. Life is much better when I am single, enjoying my work and spend my free time with some close like-minded friends. May be I will think about a romantic relationship again in future if a) I develop a talent to live in a peaceful romantic relationship with a girl b) I find a girl who can live peacefully with me.

7. As an INTJ I feel I set very high standards for myself and anyone who is associated with me. I won't like to see myself as a person who I don't love and respect. I criticize myself a lot and I am always trying to improve as a person. Not being good enough in any role of my life is a terrible feeling.

8. I wasn't aware of it when I was young but now I realize that as an INTJ I am much much better than an average person in finding information I want, recognizing patterns, generating designs/architecture/flow in my mind, etc. Sometimes I am unable to explain my thought pattern to others. I find it difficult to express those thoughts with words.

What does it feel like to be an INTJ?

Does Feifei Wang answer/ask questions on Zhihu?

Answer by Feifei Wang:

No. I don't answer/ask questions on Zhihu because I particularly do not like how Zhihu run their site. I've wrote about how Zhihu compare to Quora back in 2013:

Quora is a platform; Zhihu is a social media site.

Quora provides a playground where you can have various discussions in a positive and productive environment. The ground rules are set up to protect people, so there won't be too many attacks. And the cultivated community can help steer the overall community attitude towards building a more positive, more intellectual, and more supportive community.

In contrast, Zhihu—like so many other knockoff websites from China—gets the superficial idea of Quora, but doesn't get the spirit, and certainly hasn't cultivated nearly as sophisticated a community. People complain about power users on Quora, wait until you see how Zhihu power users work. For these people, Zhihu is not a platform for everyone, but rather they're using whatever exposure Zhihu can provide to promote their own popularity and brand (if they have one).

Feifei Wang's answer to How does the Chinese Q&A website Zhihu compare to Quora?

My sentiment hasn't change since then. I occasionally read some Zhihu answers when my Chinese friends post them on their social network site, but from the limited exposure I have, Zhihu seems like a very unfriendly place filled with cliquish little circles, Key opinion leaders and their groupies (who will support their idol no matter what), joke answers (tons of joke answer it's not even funny). There are definitely good answers once every blue moon, but I just don't want to go through the cesspool of jokes, personal attacks, shameless self-promotion and groups to get to that one good answer.

In the end, Zhihu admins either don't care about the quality of their site and going for the quantity (it's quite normal for a semi-popular Zhihu answer to get thousands of upvotes), or they don't dare to implement a stricter community rule fearing it'd might drive away people who thrive in joke answers and personal attacks.

Whatever the case, my time is better spend else where.

Does Feifei Wang answer/ask questions on Zhihu?