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Topic - Teresa Wright
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One of the most widely believed myths about China today is that market reforms, a growing economy and a purportedly more progressive government are leading to a new age of opportunity. PRC propagandists point out that the country's middle class has grown from nothing a few decades ago to 100 million or so in 2010.
Rich Chinese are learning to love communism. The same goes for the rapidly growing middle class. This reality is beginning to shatter the illusions of Western democracies that have pursued hyper-engagement with Beijing under the hope that increased economic freedom would inspire the Chinese masses to demand more political freedom. It ends up that the opposite dynamic is in play.
"Should workers gain the right to vote, they likely would support higher wages and improved working conditions, thus diminishing the profits of private capital," Professor Wright explains.
"Accepting Authoritarianism," a book by California State-Long Beach professor Teresa Wright, explains how China's prospering capitalist class has paradoxically become the strongest bulwark for the communist state.