everythingrises i genuinely think its self denial and thirst for the whitey.
hmm perhaps. i realize i may be the only person who enjoys morbid great leap forward jokes so my reply was more flippant than it should’ve. i think after 20+ million of the most fervent communist supporters starved to death in the countryside, the entire gov’t system readjusted to the fact that it had to trade within a world-capitalist system or else it’s citizens would literally starve to death.
the urban / rural divide ever since has shifted to the urban elites, and has supported pro-quasi capitalist policies to maintain their standard of living. like former wealthy shanghai factory owners who got deposed of their land during the revolution were asked back to help run the factories. (well shanghai is weird city, policy-wise)
still, in general, the people whom ccp policies least benefit—the rural poor—have very little voice or are forced to move to the cities—and for people who live in the cities, as an average, the standard of living has gotten much better. if you’re han chinese and yr culture isn’t being systematically wiped out, the fact that you now have running water 24/7 and like A/C, wheras 20 years ago that wasn’t the case, is a huge disincentive to complain about general CCP policies. or even to know what ccp policies are bc the internet censorship in china requires A LOT of tech savvy to get around, so news is basically 100% propaganda all the time.
this is kind of why the push toward direct-voting democracy in china doesn’t really make sense except as a political gesture, since even if the people did elect their own leaders, the majority are better off with the current policies. like the ccp’s current strategy is to cater to the 60% or so living decently in large cities, and crush everybody else at the first sign of trouble.
i don’t know if being white is the goal, i think it’s just being wealthy / better off. this is also kind of why south korean culture has really taken off in china, bc it’s like a wealthy neighbor to aspire to.