What Type of Government does China have?

By definition, as you will learn from this post, 21st century China is not a socialist and/or Communist country, even though it is still labeled as one. It is also not a capitalist country.

Socialism is a system where there is no private property and the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. But in 2014 Bloomberg reported that private companies are driving China’s growth. Only 25-percent of China’s industrial output came from state-owned enterprises in 2014.

Communism is a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. When Mao died in 1976, China moved away from this political theory by ending Mao’s Cultural Revolution and arresting the Gang of Four, who planned to lead China and continue the Cultural Revolution’s class war forever.

Then there is capitalism that is an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.

Since about 25-percent of China’s industry is still state-owned, China clearly isn’t a capitalist system like the United States is.  The evidence for this was on display soon after the 2007–08 global financial crises created by U.S. Banks and Wall Street greed that caused millions of Chinese to lose their jobs in private sector manufacturing.

That’s when China’s government stepped in.

The Global Economic Crises and Unemployment in China reports, “The state provided subsidies and basic entitlements to urban workers and their families in an effort to maintain social and political stability within the subsystem … the government has poured billions of dollars into public works designated for road and rail transportation improvements. These projects have created many jobs for migrant labor.”

What else do we know about today’s China?

China has one political party with 85-million voting members; it’s one of the largest political parties in the world. — Britannica.com

More than 600-million rural Chinese vote in village elections. New Politics reports, “Elections of Village Committees and Village Leaders in China’s approximately 950,000 villages began in 1989 as part of a wider village self-government movement.”

China has its own Constitution from 1982 that includes Amendments.  For instance, the president of China is limited to two 5-year terms and can be impeached.

There is also a mandatory retirement age that comes with a pension.

However, every year, China’s president is listed as one of the world’s dictators by elements of the U.S. media, but under China’s Constitution, the presidency is a largely ceremonial office with limited powers. This doesn’t fit the definition of a dictator who holds absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control and who is not responsible to the people or their elected representatives.

How are China’s representatives elected?  About.com reports, “China’s representative elections begin with a direct vote of the people in local and village elections operated by local election committees. In cities, the local elections are broken down by residential area or work units. Citizens 18 and older vote for their village and local people’s congresses, and those congresses, in turn, elect the representatives to provincial people’s congresses.

“The provincial congresses in China’s 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, and four municipalities directly ruled by the Central Government, special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and armed forces then elect the roughly 3,000 delegates to the National People’s Congress (NPC).

“The National People’s Congress is empowered to elect China’s president, premier, vice president, and Chair of the Central Military Commission as well as the president of the Supreme People’s Court and the procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.”

Let’s look at how the United States elects its president.  Political Parties that are private sector organizations allow party members to vote in state primaries. These primaries are not public elections because most of them only allow registered party members to vote.

Donald Trump, for instance, only won a little more than 14-million votes from registered Republicans to end up representing the Republican Party as its presidential candidate in 2016, and this is in a country that has more than 200-million registered voters. Hillary Clinton had more than 16.8 million votes from the Democratic primaries.

The winners (Trump and Clinton) moved on to campaign in the national election that is held and monitored by the public sector in each state.  In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote 303 to 235, but he lost the popular vote 62,979,879 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 65,844,954.

Does this seem strange?  Is there any other republic in the world where the winner loses the popular vote?

Last, a republic is a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

After reading this post, what type of government do you think China has?

  1. a dictatorship
  2. a socialist state
  3. a communist state
  4. a capitalist state
  5. a republic
  6. A hybrid capitalist-socialist republic
  7. None of the above

 

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14 Responses to What Type of Government does China have?

  1. KUBBaaa says:

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  2. Lloyed.
    The thing I know is that China has a great government compare with this one . China I never been told that China was involved in crimes and China people are honest and they are hard workers they deserve to have the control of the World and this Nation has no money to paid all the money to pay to China
    Trillions of dollars this Government never will pay to much money . The pass is passed the deud extern is unpayed .. ( Impagable )

    • China doesn’t want to rule the world. China just wants to trade with the world and continue to improve the quality of life for the Chinese people. As we’ve seen from the last election, the U.S. government is not friendly to the people, or the malignant narcissist wouldn’t be president.

      • IS TIME THAT THIS COUNTRY STOP CONFUSE WEAKNESS WITH KINDNESS.
        “I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me “( CHINA QUOTE )

        I KNOW I FEEL WHEN PEOPLE CONFUSED MY KINDNESS WITH WEAKNESS IS THE SAME WHEN DOOMS INSULT INLIGENCESZ
        I ALWAYS BEEN VICTIM OF EVILS WHO ARE CROCKS AND TRY AND ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER ME AS WEACK AND DOOMS ARE ARROGANTS THAT BETRAYED KINDNESSES.

        GOD ALWAYS GO TO THE JUSTICES SIDE .

        CHINA IS HÍBRIDO ( GOT MORE MONEY THAN THE IDIOT DUMB TRUMP .
        PEACEFUL BUT THEY FIGHT AND GOOD .

        THANGS GOD THAT CHINA GOT WHAT WHAT EVILS NEED IT .
        CHINA IS THE HOPE IS GOD BLESS CHINA .
        WHY GOD BLESS AMERICA ONLY .
        AMERICA IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD .
        RIGHT LLOYD?

      • Yep, there are about 200 countries and there are countries where the people are a lot happier than most of the U.S. population is. There’s too much hate in this country and the Emperor of Hate, the malignant narcissistic, lives in the White House. The United States is not on the top 10 list.

        http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/2016-worlds-happiest-countries/


      • Yep the malignan narcissistic is taking territory and the war is here and I told that the civil war of the 3 world war is the 3 strike ( struck out of the world ) this guy copie the evils ideas from .. this guy is This evil is worse than Hitler; Fidel Castro ; Napoleon bonaparte; the emperor ; The 2 world war the only 2 atomic bombs; America was not like it is today because the Japanese had a fake god who sent evils to murderers to destroy Pear Harber; Those stupid idiots; Evils; Without celebrating avims with only fuel to get to attack a base where they slept innocent and destroyed with the arms and finally they used the planes to commit suicide but splashed in pedasos and to destuir and to kill to the but that could; The cowards attack like this and prepare diabolical plans but Germany has a dark page written in history (A austere diabolic blinded the Germans)
        This litherfinger has devil’s face; You’re devil; Mind of divel and bites like a cobra 🐍 ; Snake This has no culiadad of human is the same devil; the only way to stop this devil is praying for the war and God bless the war with China who had the weapons to blow out the enemy the Son of the Divil Putin should wake up the only thing he knows is that China could blow out him and China has biggest army of the war ; the most money and weapons of mass destruction weapons and Putin WON’T want that .
        Lloyed spect the unexpected.

      • Expect the Unexpected is my daily motto

        For instance, last weekend a malicious virus called Ransomware took out my desktop; destroyed the operating system and blocked access to all my files. I was offline without a computer all week while the desktop was being cleaned of the virus and rebuilt by experts. They still have it in the shop.

        I refuse to pay a ransom to free my computer from those thieves who are probably in Russia and work for Littlefingers Donald Trump, the malignant narcissist. I didn’t get back on-line until late Friday after I bought a backup computer, a laptop. Most if not all of my files were saved on backup, an encrypted, solid-state hard drive designed for this.

      • Lloyd are you serious? Wow; These evils are trying as much as they can so that evils are not discovered. For example (Only one comparison) GOD never hides anything; Everything leaves and says that evils the first thing they want to destroy is the truth. For example, anyone who tries to translate the Bible into the common language was condemned to die at the stake; The nobles just wanted to keep the truths hidden and justice is something that people like you defend (for example, always enemies of blowers HOW YOU WILL TREAT TO AVOID THE TRUTH YOU WILL NOT HIDE WHAT THEY ARE ARE FOLLOWERS OF THE FATHER OF THE LIE, DO NOT WORRY THAT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN COURTED THERE WILL BE THE EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE BEING USED BY THE RULERS LIKE YOU CALL LITLEFINGERS, IF THE BRAVE DID NOT HAVE RISEN HIS LIVES SO THAT THE POOR PEOPLE COULD HAVE A BIBLE. PROMINENTS HURRY THEIR LIVES BUT VALID THE PENALTY TODAY THE BIBLE IS THE BOOK THAT HAS MORE EDITED (THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS SHINE AND LORD BE SURE THAT MANY OF LOD THAT HAVE STOLEN INFORMATION HOW TO MY LLOYED I AM BEING PROTECTED BECAUSE GOD PERMITTED THAT TALES THEY WILL STEAL MY EVIDENCES THAT HAVE NOW ARRIVED VERY FAR AWAY JUSTICE ALWAYS PREVALURES DO NOT WORRY MENTAL PEACE AND THE WORLD AND ITS HISTORY (COWARDS NEVER WRITTEN NOTHING BUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEVER FORGET. FRIEND GOD USES PEOPLE WITH GOOD HEARTS TO DEFEND JUSTICE. A HUG AND TAKE IT ESAY. I PRAY FOR YOU EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE MY RELIGION YOU CRESS IN GOD AND ME TO THE TRUE GOD IS ONLY ONE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE. NOW THE EVILS HAVE FALSE GODS THAT CAN NOT THINK; NOTHING NO WALK PIRQUE THESE LITLEFINGERS ARE FALSE gods.

      • The new era of Tegnologia is the biggest major problem; More advanced technology more information is stolen. Nothing has ever been so dangerous in history; Never the intelligence of this country has been victims of countries without any wisdom. You can not rely on those who create destructive viruses to be able to avoid cyber security is the same as avoiding it every time; Every day the pressures and problems increase; Technicians sell or sell to those who destroy or seek information for Wiki leaks; For example in China the iPhone is being made the galaxy and the clones are identical; It is no longer easy to know what is true or false. For example in the automotive industry; The car models change completely every 5 years Those who work secretly in the auto design department; Sell ​​is fraud but an example if the Hunday takes a model similar to the Totota Camry; It is logical to think that it was the sale of an individual who, by millions, sold or provided other auto industries with the designs that would most attract the consumer, is fraud on both sides; Everything is sold; From a phone and its technology to weapons of war suddenly a country that is not expected to take out a weapon that was not expected; Now North Korea ISNorth Korea dirispetc littlefinger is a big problem in the last few years after the cold war is over, the world is more dangerous. How is it possible that North Korea; Fire missiles passing through Japanese territory? It is logical that North Korea bought by the black market the ex union society’s ( cuenticos sold that technology at the black market after Reagan and Gorbachev start destroying weepons of mass destruction )At present, any country surprises with dangerous weapons; Is Korea a danger? The world goes every day in self-destruction. Am i wrong Or something wrong is happen? To many Litlefingers North Korea maiking fun of Litlefingers . Litlefinger is taking control of this country and others country destroying America . IT’S Litlefinger and Idiot or idiots act as Litlefingers . Is insane atack your country and let others country free roud to fight by sorprise is this country runing by idiots that have Hughes fortunes but no brains . Litlefingers has no brain ; I think that Littlefinger is a evil robot and Capitan of American need to fight this robocot and Litlefinger has robots eyes 👀 and noice voice of evils transform and his head is never I seen a head as Litlefinger as well Litlefinger has no human hear . IF walk as a dock ; LOOCK like a dock and the noise is like a dock it’s a dock right ?
        Litlefingers is an evil robot 🤔😬😜

        This comment is waiting to moderator on work press and I go to you !!

      • Lloyed. Please you who has much knowledge of many things and the school system; A group of narcissistic followers; Who are communicating with each other; Here in the public school of the country; It is possible that Hialeah Gardens; This school has; FROM kindergarten to Hight schooll; This school is clean of drugs; I had no bargains but now it has the worst bargain (facist and trump) Lloyed my question is. Some students were suspended for only 10 days for writing on the walls the nacist logo (Why only suspend ESOS EVILS only 10 days? That is very hot because the Latino students have already prepared to face that group, why are not they? Out of school and sent to a school to rehabilitate them? HOW THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SHOULD ACT IN THIS PROBLEM SO DANGEROUS? You could give me a CLUE TU YOU KNOW A LOT OF LAWS? SCHOOLS AND MANY OTHER LAWS please can you tell me? THANKS THE CANCER IS GETTING BIGER BECAUSE LAST MOGH AN AMERICAN AND A CUBAN PAINT THE WALL WITH THE NARCISSISTIC INSIGNIA ( LOGO ) AND THE SITUATION IS GETING OUT THE CONTROL I HAVE TO SPREAD THIS BECAUSE I SAW AN STUDENT WITH A T SHIRT THAT SAY ( GREEN GOS ; I’M LEGAL ) THIS IS A VERY DEDICATED SITUATION BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE IMPARCIAL BECAUSE I TOLD THE LATIN STUDENT THAT HE SHOULD NOT DISRESPECT WITH THAT QUOTE ( GREN GOES IS NOT FEAR THAT GOOD AMERICAN PAY THE CONSEQUENCES IS A WAR BETWEEN STUDENTS BECAUSE STUDENTS TOLD ME . Sr . TRUMP IS A RACIST EVIL AND I’M SORRY BUT IS THE WAY I FEEL TO REALIZE MY ANGERS . I SHOULD GO AND TELL THE PRINCIPAL? THE STUDENT WHO PAINT ON THE WALL THE HITLER SIGHT IS IN THE SAME CLASS RUM OF MY DAUGHTER AND THE EVIL TOLD MY DAUGHTER THAT SHE DESERVE BE DEPORT FOR BE JW . WHAT IS THIS I WAS VERY CLOSE TO FIND THE FATHER OF THAT EVIL STUDENT AND KICK HIS ASS BECAUSE MY PRINCESS IS MY SWEET AND I LOVE MY SONS AND I’M VERY UPSET BECAUSE TWICE THE CHATER SCHOOLL SEND STUDENTS TO THE PUBLIC TO INTIMIDATED MY DAUGHTER THE EVIL PRINCIPAL WHO ABUSED OF MY KID AS WELL OF THE CITY MAYOR CHAIRMAN ARE littlefinger and I won’t give up . Those Crocks are cowards and I won’t stop telling that they are the Litlefinger who are contaminating the scholls

      • Lloyed. You have been trying hart and your Kind’s and the love for ghetto justices you can catch them my incoherent English ; But not many and please let me know that students are wearing shirts that say Gren go I’m not illegal and I’m working hard so I do not continue to increase racism; I do not lack respect; I have told students not to wear those shirts that say gren goes; If they have pain for the racist of Trump that they change and they put Trump go but I do not allow here in this city I defend justice; I do not call if an Afro-American is discriminated against. I defend it equally if a target is discriminated against. I defend it just as I defend my family. I defend all those who have been victims of discrimination. I have been abused since I was a child in Cuba. (FIDEL AND THE SOVIET UNION REQUIRED ME TO LEAVE THE ISLAND I WAS BORN AND MY PARENTS WILL NOT SEE THEM OUT OF THE DICTATORSHIP WHEN THE ABANDONED THE EARTH WHICH CAN NEVER SEE ME, BECAUSE IF I GO I KILL AND IF I WANT TO DIE FIGHTING BUT HERE, HERE BORN MY CHILDREN, THIS NATION HAS OPENED ITS ARMS ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1994 .

      • Please many people’s who don’t know how hart I been fitting against evils have no clue how much I have to try hart ; 4 years letting KNOW THE corruption and many world press bloggers know my true ,
        CHATERS ARE INVOLVED WITH CRIMINALS ORGANIZATIONS STOLEN THE MONEY OF THE TAXPAYERS AND TREATING MY TO KILL ME .

        I BORN TO SUFER BECAUSE I HATE ABUSE AND NOT AGAINST ME I HATE ABUSE AGAINS OTHERS.

        I’M DON’T WAN MONEY AND TAKE THE CREDIT AS THE LEADER BUT I THINK EVILS KILLED ME I HAVE TO TELL AND PLEASE I’M NOT BEGING . MY LAST PETITION IS I ASK NO FOF A FUNERAL WITH AN EXPENSIVE ATAÚD I DON’T BE BURN I DISIRE , MY LAST PETITION HELP TO HAVE A FUNERAL WHERE MY FAMILY ( MY WIFE HAS NO MONEY AND MY SON AN DAUGHTER DESERVE LOOK MY FACE INMÓVIL BUT HAPPY AND THEY WILL FAWOW MY FIFHT AND FIGHT BECAUSE IS FIGHT AND FIGHT .
        A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL GO AND I THINK THAT SAME WHAT HAPPENED TO MARTÍN L . KIND COMUN SENSE IF I HAVE BEEN HOLDING ANY PROVE AND CHARTERS ARE ON THE LEGGE BECAUSE I FORCED THAT DEED INVESTIGATE THE FED LUPE IS LONG INAFF ON TOP OF THEM AND THOSE CROCKS KNOWS IS ME I FIGHF THEM BUT TELLING THEM I TOLD THEM I’M THE ONE WHO OPEN YOUR PANDORA’S BOX .
        COMUN SENSE THEY ARE AS FIERCE BEST THEY ARE GETTING READY WHEN WHO AND WHERE. GOD KNOWS BUT NO ME .
        IF IT’S POSIBLE THE ONLY THING I WANT IS A FUNERAL ( WHERE THOSE CROCKS LEAD MY EXECUTION )
        WHO WANT ELSE COUMUN SENSE I HAVE NO ENEMY THEY ARE .
        DONATIONS ONLY TO SUPORT MY FIGHT AND MY FAMILY ( MY SON AND DAUGHTER PRINCIPAL BECAUSE I LOVE THEM THEY WILL FALOW MY FIFHT GARANTE.

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