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One country two systems is seriously troubled

The political economy of the People’s Republic of China could further get troubled with the lowest GDP growth on record. A trade war is escalating between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping while China accuses the West in general and the United States of America in particular for provoking protests in Hong Kong.

Whenever caught in a conflict with the oldest democracy in the world that is far away, the People’s Republic of China got good support from the largest democracy in the world that is in its neighbourhood. But recently the Chinese Government has further alienated the largest democracy also by crticising the Indian act of terminating a kind of ‘one country two systems’ in Kashmir. China has unnecessarily gone too far in its alliance with Pakistan that is constantly accused of provoking separatism and terrorism by the Indian side.

Whereas the problem in Hong Kong is continuing independently of all these factors, manifesting a failure of ‘One Country Two Systems’ policy in particular. ‘One China Policy’ showcasing ‘One Country Two Systems’ is seriously troubled with Hong Kong Administration increasingly alienating the people of Hong Kong. The government response is seemingly posing a threat to democracy in Hong Kong, anticipating any retaliation by Chinese people into a threat of democracy in mainland China as well.

India And China Are Unique Neighbours

India and China are unique neighbours. Once both the countries’ leaderships grasp this truth, together they might succeed in shaping the global future of humanity.

First of all they must not fail to trust and respect each-other’s integrity and sovereignty. This can only be done by treating Pakistan like Taiwan and Tibet like Kashmir. Their such an understanding can enhance their own prosperity along with the prospects of world peace.

The China Crisis

Any system collapses because of its internal inconsistencies rather than any outside conflicts.

The Soviet Union collapsed by unnecessarily exerting itself everywhere in its super power syndrome instead of pursuing the welfare of its own people within the homeland. Contrarily China has become cash-rich by following that wisdom of consecutive leaderships but now its government has also proceeded on that hegemonial path where the Communist Party of China might itself cause its collapse without anything foreign involved.

What threatens CPC more, democracies in the West and in nearby India, or its own proclaimed adherence to Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought?

Exceeding the Deng restrainment, now cash-rich CPC has started economically exerting itself beyond the borders of the People’s Republic of China almost everywhere at the expense of the Chinese workers. Workers in China are exploited utmost. It is up to the extent that for decades every other capitalistic corporation used to establish its production lines in China.

This is making Chinese students from the working class background increasingly find solace in the writings of Marx and Mao. Reading radical classics thoroughly exposes the sham of Communist system to them. Gradually public experience configures their own consistency sparking independent imaginations among most of them. This makes the system seem increasingly more inconsistent with the vows of its own adherance.

Half a century back CPC pumped Maoism into India that is yet bleeding because of this. Although India reasonably refrained from retaliating by pumping in anything from Dalai Lama to democracy in return. Nor India embraced Taiwan as tit for tat to cope with China encouraging Pakistan. Whereas China brought in Russia also into this. Still not exerting unnecessarily is going to become India’s clear advantage in the future. Encouraging Pakistan has made what of the United States of America is evident in itself.

Inconsistencies within the People’s Republic of China are increasingly evident everywhere from Xinjiang and Tibet upto Hong Kong in contradiction to the Republic of China at Taiwan. Any system collapses because of its internal inconsistencies rather than any outside conflicts. This was proved true through the collapse of the Soviet system and this is going to be true with the Chinese characteristics as well.

Democracy Might Disintegrate China

The political power used to come through the barrel of the gun but now the right to govern is rigidly wired within the smartphone stage of internet age that is not going to let anyone govern without a popular vote for doing that anywhere in a wired world.

The People’s Republic of China has economically become a global pressure cooker without any political safety valves at home. This is further enhanced by amending the constitution for establishing Xi’s ideas as constitutional positions.

CPC controls the PLA and the government as well in the socalled People’s Republic of China but just like CPSU, endangering its political continuity in future, CPC is critically unprepared to compete democratically in its people’s real republic.

Economic growth in the most populous country, everyday enhances the largest number of public aspirations. All of those cannot ever be manifested through only one party led by only one thought of only one person at the helm of everything. ‘One Country Two Systems’ too brought in a few early ignition points within the country that Taiwan, behaving as another country, was unable to provide.

New democracy might spread by disintegrating the nation from within, as the political face off began in Hong Kong, has duly become its ignition switch. Seeing that well off Chinese already prefer to migrate elsewhere. The belt and road initiative would ultimately result in a bad debt for China without any political equity anywhere left.

Henceforth CPC would allow only a chaos to bring in any political change. That is how a probable political disaster is now constitutionally inbuilt in the order itself.

The political power used to come through the barrel of the gun but now the right to govern is rigidly wired within the smartphone stage of internet age that is not going to let anyone govern without a popular vote for doing that anywhere in a wired world.

Separatism Doesn’t Resolve Anything

Spain disintegrates due to its inherent colonial consistency that is still evident in its king. It is a failure of their democracy. Many more European states might face many similar circumstances.

The problem is not that Spain disintegrates. The way solution is not that Catalonia is not Spain. Tibet may not be China or Scotland was not England.

The way Hong Kong aspires for democracy but China fails in accomodating that, what Catalonia would do afresh for Catalans, if independent, is a geopolitical question that nobody bothers to answer.

The colonial consistency must breakdown at some point of time but annihilating all apartheid includes separatism as well. Separatism doesn’t resolve anything. This uploads mere a political hype that fades away with time into coercion of a new kind.