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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Communist China follows in the wrong footsteps

The Soviet Union's biggest problem was that its effort to deceive and defeats its allies could never counteract the devastating indictments from former friends.

Is history repeating itself?

Posted by D.J. McGuire on June 26, 2008 in International Politics | Permalink

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I don't know why there were comments on this Shotgun thread you started earlier, Mr/ McGuire, and now there are none.

Snowrunner's absurd attempt to define Communism out of existence is easy to counter.

If having even a little private property and some international trade or commerce is, according to Snowrunner, supposed to show that the PRC is no longer Communist, what it does in addition is deny that Communism ever existed in human history because they same could be said of all Communist regimes.

All Communist regimes have engaged in international trade, all have had some private enterprise, even if it was the small garden plot that most Soviet subjects had to supplement their meager diets and incomes, and all Communist regimes have had currency that was used internally as well as for foreign purchases by the state.

The fact is, Snowrunner's evidence that China is no longer Communist is rubbish and he has been told so before and given the same reasons before, so no Snowrunner isn't curious, just disingenuous, as usual.

As to the topic:
Russia is rightly miffed that the PRC is violating it's proprietary licence to manufacture SU-27 and SU-30MKK Strike Fighters only for domestic usage.

Russia's Sukhoi aircraft company is dependent on these Strike Fighter series for it's survival so the Chinese violation of Sukhoi's proprietary rights harms Russia.

We'll see if the Chinese really are enterprising enough to design their own sixth generation aircraft.

Posted by: Speller | 2008-06-26 5:34:38 PM


Russia's Sukhoi aircraft company is dependent on these Strike Fighter series for it's survival so the Chinese violation of Sukhoi's proprietary rights harms Russia.
Posted by: Speller | 26-Jun-08 5:34:38 PM

The Russian government owns Sukhoi, as well as Mikoyan, Ilyushin, Tupolev, and Yakovlev, through United Aircraft Corporation so its survival is hardly based on selling fighter aircraft overseas. They should though sue them for copyright infringement. Maybe they'll, and the US, will learn a lesson not to license high technology to them.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-06-26 8:31:54 PM


Yes, Stig, Russia is still a Communist country too, like China.

Russia needs hard currency and the Sukhoi aircraft company is a major source of hard currency for Russia.

Having Sukhoi's most successful line of aircraft ripped off by the PRC hurts Sukhoi's competitiveness and hurts Russia's bottom line in hard currency.

Posted by: Spelller | 2008-06-27 6:45:36 AM



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