China, Communist Party, Nanking discussed on Jim Bohannon
But not everything is quite as brilliant. As it might seem particularly given the big change that took place in two thousand twelve when seizing came to power. So I mean, one of the things that we might talk about a little bit. This is exactly what difference he's made to to that country. So. Big country. It's very strong country in many ways, but also quite brittle. Which is what we the jeopardy. There's been quite a a the transformation, of course, that has occurred in China. And then just about about a generation, I suppose you went from a pure communist ideologue in mouse, say turn to this modern China, and I'm not sure how you describe it economically. It's a hybrid, I suppose, I've I've long said that you could power Beijing off of mount say to spinning in his grave over the millionaires driving around Shanghai or their Ferraris. But it nonetheless portions of the economy are still run by the communist party, I gather that there are even parts of the economy that that are ostensibly companies but owned by the People's Liberation Army. It'd be like if if Sears was owned by the hundred and first airborne division or something. So I must confess that this this China economy is a little mystifying to me. It is mystifying. And I think to to really understand it. You know, you have to go back to the time when when often mouth died, actually, the although there was a sort of a couple of leaders in between for very short periods. The the next real, and I'm profoundly to that China had was thanks how pink came to power and about nineteen seventy eight and he's widely credited with having told the communist party conference one year that you know, he didn't care. It was a black cat or a yellow cat so long as it was a calico mice, and this was widely seen as his kind of green light really that China would henceforth experiment. If you wanted to become rich leave poverty behind if you wanted to improve the lot of its citizens. It would have to experiment. Learn from the outside onto tight reform. You know, introduce market mechanisms into what would always was going to be a state run economy, but trying to create this kind of hybrid, which obviously they were very successful in doing. Although I'm wondering why they cared. I mean, did not like the the polit bureau has to run a Nanking primary or anything. That's true. But I think that I mean remember that in back in the late nineteen seventies. China had come through to.