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Is it a fact that like India in China too there is a wide disparity between the rich and the poor? If that is the case one wonders what were the net result / bottom line of the cultural, social and economic revolution Mao Tse Tung and colleagues brought about there? Your views?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 06 Dec '10 04:35 pm
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It was the good intention of Mao Tse Tung that there should be equality among all the people of China but slowly and surely, classes of people different from those we have in a democratic country like India developed in China. People in power have all the power, they give the best to the defence forces and others directly connected with the People's party whereas others and left to fend for themselves and struggle to survive. The problem is that outside world does not know what exactly is going on in China because there is complete control on the press. Bits of news percolates through the diplomatic staff posted through the people who run away from China and try to settle elsewhere as refugees. Any dissent is suppressed and there is no freedom of speech. Hence, people are scared even to talk to the foreign visitors.
Those who have read ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell can understand better the situation in China. ALL ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL. This aptly applied to China.
Answered by Francisco, 06 Dec '10 05:16 pm

 
  
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Marxist idelology per se is the most idealistic thought to have ever evolved in this world. But then, when the idelogy was mooted in the 19th Century, little thought was ever given to the machine that is capable of implementing it - that machine being the human being in whom it is impossible to inculcate the acceptance of a just society as probably God would have loved to see - every living soul living happily and harmoniously with each other sharing everything and contented living in a commune. But human psyche was never prepared for it ever. From the time, man started living, there has always been some one superior to the other. In the earlier periods, it was brute strength to control others and which later evolved to an unequal society where some had more and others less.

But marxist ideology attracts the downtrodden and poor to it when it is propounded by an intelligent intelligentia who whip up hope in the enslaved diaspora of these souls. They come to believe in it, arise to t ...more
Answered by Omega, 06 Dec '10 10:34 pm

 
  
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Please do not look at the social and economic revolution of Mao Tse Tung only from the economic angle . The single class of people that China has today , has saved their country from disaster - No Caste based / religion based politics , No reservations based on castes , Meritocracy , all these will yield them rich dividends in the long run.
Back here at home , all above stated problems are going to result in very tough time for all us Indians !
Answered by Sunil Dodeja, 06 Dec '10 06:10 pm

 
  
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When u follow a market driven economy model u have to sacrifice one thing ....ie gap between rich and the poor . This is the inherent drawback of the system . U have to face the ruler and the ruled classes here in the system .Once China decided to eradicate the poverty with this economic model the poverty level came down from 50 % to 10 % in 25 years (1978-2004) but the gap between the rich and the poor widened .In my view this scenario is much better than following a system which keeps half of its people below povery line and look for outside support . I also feel the 10 % below poverty line figure in next few years will further come down and may be wiped out completely . Let us forget what Mao said and what not . The path chosen by China is eye opener for all countries and all r astonished to see the growth of this country .
Source: data from World Bank China Director David Dollar .
Answered by sk singh, 06 Dec '10 06:03 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by AJAY BANSAL, 07 Dec '10 11:23 am

 
  
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Yes ,people there realized that the cultural, social and economic revolution Mao Tse Tung and colleagues brought about there are not relevant in an open economic world order ,could only take back the people to a closed culture that could impair their economic viability . Booming millionaires in China makes the surge of devastating social economic and cultural changes as clean and clear as pike staff internationally . They have gone too interior to accommodate liberal investment options for the westerners with full mind to welcome them with no reservations which held them back for centuries.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 06 Dec '10 04:58 pm

 
  
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Although the official figures given out by China portray a more favorable picture as compared to India (about disparity between the rich and poor) it is difficult to take everything, claimed by China, at face value. A huge section of their population is restricted to the rural areas and outsiders are not so free to go and see their actual condition.
Mao definitely brought about violent cultural, social and economic changes but, it seems, one elite group was replaced by another. George Orwell has written a book called Animal Farm. It is a allegorical novel and seems to be quite relevant to what is happening in China.
Answered by Vikram, 06 Dec '10 04:57 pm

 
  
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The Cultural Revolution had a massive impact on China from 1965 to 1968. The Cultural Revolution is the name given to Maos attempt to reassert his beliefs in China. Mao had been less than a dynamic leader from the late 1950s on, and feared others in the party might be taking on a leading role that weakened his power within the party and the country. This probably explains the Cultural Revolution it was an attempt by Mao to re-impose his authority on the party and therefore the country.

The movement began in September 1965 with a speech by Lin Piao who urged pupils in schools and colleges to return to the basic principles of the revolutionary movement. Chinese youths were also encouraged to openly criticise the liberals in the Chinese Communist Party and those apparently influenced by Nikita Khruschev of the USSR. Educational establishments were considered to be too academic and, therefore, too elitist.

Mao believed that the progress China had made since 1949 had lead to a privil ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 06 Dec '10 04:40 pm

 
  
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Good question
Answered by Alina Kichloo, 06 Dec '10 04:36 pm

 
  
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