The deadly price of China's economic success

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The deadly price of China's economic success

Post by neverfail » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 pm

Regardless of what Beijing tells its more than 1.4 billion people about the nation's rise in the 70 years since the communists came to power, the world should never forget the Middle Kingdom's current prosperity is built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14258

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Re: The deadly price of China's economic success

Post by Sertorio » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:30 am

neverfail wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Regardless of what Beijing tells its more than 1.4 billion people about the nation's rise in the 70 years since the communists came to power, the world should never forget the Middle Kingdom's current prosperity is built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14258
Frm the article:
As many as 10 million people, the majority of whom were non-combatants, are believed to have been killed during the decades long civil war that bought Mao Tseng, the legendary leader whose iconic portrait dominated Tiananmen Square during Tuesday's celebrations, and his supporters to power.

The bloodiest tyrant to emerge from what historians are now calling "the century of violence", Mao and his cadres presided over the deaths of tens of millions of people while declaring war on the cultural traditions of millennia and bringing the country to the verge of economic and social collapse.

Given at least 30 million people are believed to have died during the "Great Leap Forward", the man-made famine engineered by the communists between 1958 and 1962, alone, it seems fair to say China's self-imposed half-century of horror and holocaust far exceeds anything in Germany or Stalin's Russia.
In all, 40 million people died in China, from the start of the civil war in the 30's of last century.

For comparison, only between 1939 and 1945 there were the following casualties (dead) in Europe:

Soviet Union: 23 million
Rest of Europe: 20 million

So, is Europe's prosperity "built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead"?...

China hasn't done too bad, compared to Europe...

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Re: The deadly price of China's economic success

Post by neverfail » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:47 am

Sertorio wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:30 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Regardless of what Beijing tells its more than 1.4 billion people about the nation's rise in the 70 years since the communists came to power, the world should never forget the Middle Kingdom's current prosperity is built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14258
Frm the article:
As many as 10 million people, the majority of whom were non-combatants, are believed to have been killed during the decades long civil war that bought Mao Tseng, the legendary leader whose iconic portrait dominated Tiananmen Square during Tuesday's celebrations, and his supporters to power.

The bloodiest tyrant to emerge from what historians are now calling "the century of violence", Mao and his cadres presided over the deaths of tens of millions of people while declaring war on the cultural traditions of millennia and bringing the country to the verge of economic and social collapse.

Given at least 30 million people are believed to have died during the "Great Leap Forward", the man-made famine engineered by the communists between 1958 and 1962, alone, it seems fair to say China's self-imposed half-century of horror and holocaust far exceeds anything in Germany or Stalin's Russia.
In all, 40 million people died in China, from the start of the civil war in the 30's of last century.

For comparison, only between 1939 and 1945 there were the following casualties (dead) in Europe:

Soviet Union: 23 million
Rest of Europe: 20 million

So, is Europe's prosperity "built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead"?...

China hasn't done too bad, compared to Europe...
That editorial piece in the Canberra Times only takes into account only those Chinese who were killed by other Chinese directly or indirectly. It does not mention the many more millions killed as a consequence of Japanese military aggression 1937 to 1945. All in all China's morbidity would easily match, even exceed, that of Europe.

In the Australian Army during the Second World War, it was an article of faith instilled into our soldiers that up in Asia they place no particular value on human life. Experience in doing battle with the ever fanatical soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army only served to confirm this impression.

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Re: The deadly price of China's economic success

Post by Doc » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:01 am

Sertorio wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:30 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Regardless of what Beijing tells its more than 1.4 billion people about the nation's rise in the 70 years since the communists came to power, the world should never forget the Middle Kingdom's current prosperity is built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14258
Frm the article:
As many as 10 million people, the majority of whom were non-combatants, are believed to have been killed during the decades long civil war that bought Mao Tseng, the legendary leader whose iconic portrait dominated Tiananmen Square during Tuesday's celebrations, and his supporters to power.

The bloodiest tyrant to emerge from what historians are now calling "the century of violence", Mao and his cadres presided over the deaths of tens of millions of people while declaring war on the cultural traditions of millennia and bringing the country to the verge of economic and social collapse.

Given at least 30 million people are believed to have died during the "Great Leap Forward", the man-made famine engineered by the communists between 1958 and 1962, alone, it seems fair to say China's self-imposed half-century of horror and holocaust far exceeds anything in Germany or Stalin's Russia.
In all, 40 million people died in China, from the start of the civil war in the 30's of last century.

For comparison, only between 1939 and 1945 there were the following casualties (dead) in Europe:

Soviet Union: 23 million
Rest of Europe: 20 million

So, is Europe's prosperity "built on the bones of tens of millions of forgotten dead"?...

China hasn't done too bad, compared to Europe...
76 million people were murdered in the last century by the CCP

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