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Old 11-21-2011, 03:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by The Spaceman View Post
There's little doubt the Chinese are producing increasingly high-quality goods. Now the questions are:

1. Can they continue doing so without wrecking their environment? (Google "China pollution" sometime. It's horrendous).

2. Can they continue doing so without treating their workers like robot-slaves?

3. Will their industrial revolution bring the same freedoms in their society (ie: more than 1 political party) that the Industrial Revolution brought to Western societies?
Good questions, but as isolationist as America is currently, we probably don't care much. FWIW, I think China will one day in the future get tired of not having the freedoms of other industrialized nations and throw down some kind of revolt. It might be ugly.
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