Visit from the Cuban Ambassador

Trainwreck

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Cuba has been under economic embargo and China has the second/if not the strongest economy in the world?
It's China's market-based sectors that are booming idiot. They rejected Communism years ago. The extent of income inequality there puts us in the shade.

Jack Ma is worth about $40 billion and I wager will be the richest person in the world in 10 years.
 


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Cuba has been under economic embargo and China has the second/if not the strongest economy in the world?
China only achieved its huge growth after abandoning Maoism and embracing Capitalism its no longer Communist in any real meaning, its opened itself up to foreign investment which has enabled it to grow at the rate it has.
 

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This guy thinks China is still actually Communist it shows he doesnt have the first clue about what he's talking about.
 
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Not really.

It is merely the forced oppression of all individual rights and freedoms, including economic ones, to chose what you want to buy, how much you want to be paid etc.
Fair enough but its still nothing but tyranny however you look at it and this moronic OP thinks he has the right to condemn other ideologies when the one he supports has killed many more people you really couldnt make this shyte up.
 

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China only achieved its huge growth after abandoning Maoism and embracing Capitalism its no longer Communist in any real meaning, its opened itself up to foreign investment which has enabled it to grow at the rate it has.

China was never truly communist.
For millennia, it was governed by dynasties.
What's a dynasty ?

1. A line of hereditary rulers of a country.
2. A succession of people from the same family who play a prominent role in business, politics, or another field.

https://www.google.ie/search?q=What's+a+dynasty&oq=What's+a+dynasty&aqs=chrome..69i57.341j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Replace 'family' with 'party' and you have the Chinese attitude to their 'communist' party.
 

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Cuba has been under economic embargo and China has the second/if not the strongest economy in the world?
Great.
So what's stopping Cuba trading their way into prosperity with China ?
(And China is about as communist as my big toe)
 

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Its on a night like this we should reflect on the wisdom of the first person to suggest that Ireland and Cuba should exchange ambassadors; Conor Cruise O'Brien
 

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Great.
So what's stopping Cuba trading their way into prosperity with China ?
(And China is about as communist as my big toe)
All industry, banks and investment is state owned. The state is run by the Communist Party.

Just because you want to manipulate information to suit yourself doesn't really change the facts about the running or government system of the People's Republic of China.

If the blockade was off Cuba it would do pretty well I'd imagine and for a blockade being imposed on it, it has done well.
 

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All industry, banks and investment is state owned. The state is run by the Communist Party.

Just because you want to manipulate information to suit yourself doesn't really change the facts about the running or government system of the People's Republic of China.

If the blockade was off Cuba it would do pretty well I'd imagine and for a blockade being imposed on it, it has done well.
All main banks are owned by the government.
But not all banks.
Many foreign ones there too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banks_in_China

Once again, there's nothing to stop Cuba trading with China.
So why don't they trade their way out of poverty ?
 

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Because you can't trade your way out of poverty, are you an idiot?
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-china-analysis/china-piles-into-cuba-as-venezuela-fades-and-trump-looms-idUSKBN15T2PE

This from Reuters:

The foreign ministry in Beijing described China and Cuba as “good comrades, brothers, and partners,” and said the relations “were not influenced by any third party,” when asked whether U.S. policy was encouraging China to deepen its presence.

“We are happy to see that recently countries around the world are all expanding cooperation with Cuba. I think this shows that all countries have consistent expectations about Cuba’s vast potential for development,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters.
 

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Fair enough but its still nothing but tyranny however you look at it and this moronic OP thinks he has the right to condemn other ideologies when the one he supports has killed many more people you really couldnt make this shyte up.
Of course it is tyranny. Socialism is tyranny. It is the only way it can exist. By definition, it is all about giving primacy of arbitrary collective social outcomes over individuals' rights and freedoms.
 

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All industry, banks and investment is state owned. The state is run by the Communist Party.

Just because you want to manipulate information to suit yourself doesn't really change the facts about the running or government system of the People's Republic of China.

If the blockade was off Cuba it would do pretty well I'd imagine and for a blockade being imposed on it, it has done well.
And state owned means owned by the people that is the public so socialism is in essence the opposite of privatisation ?
 

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And state owned means owned by the people that is the public so socialism is in essence the opposite of privatisation ?
It is the opposite of privatisation yes
 

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It is the opposite of privatisation yes
This com-mu- isum sounds wonderful, I as a worker am very interested in studying it.
Could you give me some practical examples of the countries that operate it. It sounds like the answer to all us workers problems.
Thanking you in anticipation
 

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You can come ask the Cuban ambassador how is it going in the Republic of Cuba and how the construction of Socialism goes unabated!
 

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You can come ask the Cuban ambassador how is it going in the Republic of Cuba and how the construction of Socialism goes unabated!
The irony ...

A building in the historic center of Havana collapsed at dawn on Wednesday leaving four dead, including a three-year-old child, and three other people injured
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Rains and decades of neglect have made these tragedies a part of contemporary life in Havana. The buildings and facades that Leal’s office is striving to repair are only a small portion of a huge disaster. The neighboring municipality of Centro Habana is far worse, with more than 230 annual collapses per year.


The housing situation in the country leaves much to be desired, note the government’s own housing authorities. Thirty-nine percent of the existing housing stock is in fair or poor condition. That means more than 1.7 million homes are in need of considerable or urgent repair.


In late April, heavy rains and floods that hit the city left three dead and 47 partial and totally collapsed homes in the municipalities of Centro Habana, Habana Vieja, Regla and San Miguel del Padron,


Much remains to be seen in this daily horror movie filmed in slow motion in this decaying city with images of 50’s cars, upscale private restaurants and United States tourists that come to see us as if they visited a world destined to disappear.
Old Havana Building Collapse Kills Four - Havana Times.org
 


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