Happy Birthday People’s Republic of China!

October 1, 2009, is the 60th annivesary of the declaration of the People’s Republic of China.

After escpaing Mao’s tyranical and entirely braindead administration, China was fortunate enough to be guided by several wise leaders in a row: Deng xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and now Hu Jintao.

Deng began the “economic revolution.” Jiang was the first Chinese leader to peacefully step down. Hu will be the next.

While China has a long way to go, under China’s “open door” policy more people have been lifted out of poverty than by any other regime in the history of our species.

Along the way, China was blessed by politicians who tried (in different ways) to stop or at least mitigate the trainwreck of Mao’s tyranny… these include President Liu Shaoqi, Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, and First Vice Prime Minister Lin Biao.

While this would not have happened without other economic Chinese administrations, such as Chiangs’ KMT in Taiwan and Lee’s PAP in Singapore

That’s an accomplishment.

Some recent news:

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday People’s Republic of China!”

  1. Seerov,

    Good thing activists haven’t read the title of the Economist’s story on the birthday! [1]

    And of course, the other story in Beijing this week is the new subway line!


    The LA times has a story about China’s growing global work when it comes to diplomacy. [2] I blogged something similar, too. [3]

    [1] http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=14539628&source=hptextfeature
    [2] http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-hachigian30-2009sep30,0,2336466.story

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