Following on from the letter we published a few weeks ago, another reader in China has added his thoughts to the discussion. He highlights particularly the growing disparity between different social layers in Chinese society, a result of the development of capitalism, which is destroying all the gains of the past.
The introduction of the “market economy”, i.e. capitalism, in China is provoking massive social contradictions: extreme poverty at one end, extreme wealth at the other. But a gigantic proletariat is also being created, the “gravediggers” of capitalism, as Marx used to say.
We are publishing a
letter we recently received from a reader in China, who considers himself a Marxist. Although we would
not necessarily agree with every point he makes, the letter does give a very
interesting insight into what is happening in Chinese society.