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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Zerubbabel Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 3:23 PM
A 100 ya no one fly to Europe, no one drove cross-country. If you analyze it accurately you will see that the technology and your "problems" coincide in time. That South American people and agricultural produce both began to arrive here in quantities at the same time is no coincidence.
"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

"Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times.

"Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society...