narraboth wrote: alwayson wrote:
HH Dalai Lama is REALLY throwing down the gauntlet with the commies / socialists here.
Hopefully China becomes capitalistic, so we don't have to put up with their crap anymore.
Embrace Capitalism China!!!!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edf7xPbPZrc
1. Religious freedom is not linked to socialism or capitalism. The main idea here is, Chinese Communist Party denies religion, but they want to get involved with religious issue, that's shameless.
2. China is kind of a capticalism country now, maybe more capitalist than some european countries, just china is without democracy.
3. Talking about making crap, maybe chinese government think the US national debt they hold are more dodgy. How about thinking capticalism's own problem before raising an unproper/controversial/Tea Party idea.
China is a mercantile state. This is a pre- Capitalist phase. Wiki states: "Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that says government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the prosperity and security of a state. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade."
Mercantilist policies have included:
High tariffs, especially on manufactured goods; [x]
Monopolizing markets with staple ports; [x, i.e. walmart]
Exclusive trade with colonies;
Forbidding trade to be carried in foreign ships;
Export subsidies; [x}
Banning all export of gold and silver;
Promoting manufacturing with research or direct subsidies; [x]
Limiting wages; [x]
Maximizing the use of domestic resources; [x]
Restricting domestic consumption with non-tariff barriers to trade. [x]