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Old 06-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Sabretooth View Post
That's a pretty vast exaggeration. The PRC's administration has been harsh compared to the West, but it's far from 'not giving a **** about their own people'.
We'll have to agree to disagree. Most totalitarian govts don't care about their citizens (the PRC has never truly demonstrated otherwise), far less than even corrupt western ones where pols usually lie to the voters to merely get elected/re-elected. To the extent that "bettering their people" serves their own petty interests and vanity and national ambitions, there's some level of progress. Just make sure you don't run afoul of the Party and its multitude of hacks. Frankly, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were harsh "compared to the west" I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean.

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