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Communism or Democracy?

Chinese premier Xi Jingping,today is the undisputed leader of globalism which has become evident with the Trump administration pulling back from Trans-Pacific Deal to the protective tariff war he unleashed last week.On other side China is pushing the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative,costing $1 trillion,which makes the Cold war era Marshall Plan look puny.The recently concluded 2018 Chinese People’s Congress have elevated Xi to the position shared by Mao and has extended his term possibly till his death.One striking feature we have to look here is that the Communist Party of China (CPC) now promotes its vision of Socialism with Chinese characteristics to its partners and neighboring countries.

As an Indian this is obviously not a good news for my country,for often we are quoted by the Chinese as the classic example of why western democracy and liberalism wont work everywhere.Moreover I have observed a latest trend among my generation who resort to undermine the democratic freedom India is associated with,on one side the Right wingers want this to be a Hindu Rashtra (a Hindu version of Saudi Arabia or worse) while the extreme Left wingers want to establish a People’s Republic or a ditto version of North Korea. Any way I wanted to share am anecdote on why democracy is important,one as old as post-colonial India itself spread through newspapers,talk of the mouth and speeches.

Li peng’s Communist China v/s India of 1980s

Every year during the month of May a Chinese dog came after trekking for weeks through the perilous Himalayas to meet his old Indian counterpart in Delhi.

They shared their life events joyfully.

Indian dog : How are things at Beijing. Are you fed properly?

Chinese dog : Yes , I get special bone meal everyday and lamb stew during weekends. How about you mate?

Indian dog: Not much ,i usually scribble in garbage and might get a little left over. Not much.

Chinese dog : I have a servant to attend to and have special cushion seat to sleep and a warm fur during winters.

Indian dog: I hardly get a roof to sleep ,I sleep mostly near the banks of Yamuna.

Chinese dog: I get a haircut every month,my nails are trimmed weekly and I go for a walk in the park every evening.

Indian dog: These lice in my back are killing me…you truly have a wonderful life there …here I loathe myself everyday.Still mate why do you come risking your life, travelling all this way from the comfort of Beijing to just meet me among the dirt of Delhi.

To this the Chinese dog replied after a hesitation

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“I need to bark at least once a year”



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