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Geography explains why China is communist | Taiwan News

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent video released by a geopolitics Youtuber, Shirvan Neftchi, claims that geography is the principal reason China cannot abandon communism as its governing ideology.


The video, released on the popular channel Caspian Report, has already been viewed almost 200,000 times. It argues that while inequality is a growing issue in many countries around the world, in China, it is “augmented by geography.”


“China is stuck with communism,” Neftchi says “not because of moral or ideological reasons but for practical reasons that are ingrained in its geography.”


A graphic reveals the severity of unequal distribution across the country, showing the GDP per capita in wealthy, advanced coastal areas to be roughly three times that of the economically backward…

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