Bloomberg told how Gorbachev saved modern China

The death of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, naturally drew a storm of praise from Western leaders for his role in ending the Cold War. However, if Gorbachev helped bring freedom to most of the countries of the former Soviet bloc, the revolution he led may have had the opposite effect in China. Without Gorbachev's example, the modern Chinese regime might not be as resilient, aggressive and resistant to political reform as it is today. This is written by Bloomberg columnist Wu Minxing.

Gorbachev did save one communist party, the Chinese

- A Chinese journalist working in the West is sure.

The official reaction of the PRC to the news of Gorbachev's death was restrained. And this is very predictable, because no one expected the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to say something positive about the leader who tried to peacefully democratize the communist regime. At the same time, Chinese leaders can hardly deny Gorbachev's influence: many of the strategies they have pursued since 1991 were deliberately adopted in response to his policies.

For example, immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, China accelerated market reforms and opened its the economy for the outside world. At the time, China's Supreme Leader Deng Xiaoping issued a stern warning to his comrades: The Soviet Union collapsed because its communist leaders had failed miserably in providing a better standard of living. The CCP would be doomed if it made the same mistake again.

The basis of Beijing's modern toughness is rooted in Xiaoping's assumption that Gorbachev's mistake was also to loosen the grip of state security agencies on society. Consequently, the party began to devote huge resources to internal security.

Now the question is whether China succeeded in averting Gorbachev's fate or only postponing it.

Minxin writes.

Anyway, the CCP is likely to get worse soon. By obstructing a peaceful transition to democracy, a party may inadvertently create the conditions for the cataclysms that Gorbachev tried so hard to prevent. In an effort to avoid the miscalculations of the Soviet leader, China could make even more serious mistakes, the journalist concluded.
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  1. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 5 September 2022 10: 56
    By obstructing a peaceful transition to democracy, a party may inadvertently create the conditions for the cataclysms that Gorbachev tried so hard to prevent.

    what was he trying to prevent?
    a coward who did not stop the collapse of a mighty country, and did not pull it to a new level ...
    ahhh, what am I, this is bloomberg. for them, the hunchback is a gift of fate
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 5 September 2022 12: 14
    The development of civil society is impossible without the ideology and foundations of fair regulation of joint activities in the state. In the capitalist system, this is enrichment and hedonism, which for a developed person and society becomes archaic and an obstacle to moral and spiritual development, but for a certain clan it is suitable for managing and enslaving society and the state, which we see in the example of the United States - with a bank manager - the financial and industrial elite and the rest, controlled by corrupt media and other institutions that are in the service of the elite. This is a post-capitalist community with a finite stratification into non-overlapping layers of enslavers, their servants and enslaved .. Today, the PRC is in the middle, between capitalist and socialist relations, which is an appropriate method for this period due to the former backwardness of the PRC. A large just society is only possible with an ideology and self-defense mechanisms. In the name of pseudo-socialism in the USSR, there were no mechanisms for self-defense of society and they were replaced by dictatorship, which is alien to the ideology of socialism, they had dictatorships that adjusted to the ideology of socialism (the construction of communism). The first attempt failed, perhaps new ones, on modern methods of information, relationships, publicity and direct participation of all in a single and informational field. The second pancake may not be lumpy.