China: Why Communists survived

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates an essay from Chinese exile Wan Runnan which gives some answers to those who wonder why the Chinese Communist Party has not gone the way of the former Soviet bloc:

“Some people think that the Chinese Communists are still in China because the western governments were appeasing and tolerant, and the overseas businesses abandoned justice for profit. They ignored the totalitarian dictatorship in China and the dreadful human rights situation…But if we calmly review the historical trends over the past seventeen years, we may have a different conclusion.”

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