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Thursday, September 22, 2005 

China Says It People are Better Off Under "Benefits of Socialism" (As Compared to What?)

BEIJING (AP) - China on Thursday rejected a U.S. call to adopt democracy, telling Washington to respect its communist path.

Sure, if you start respecting human rights, proprietary rights, and general human decency.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters he had "taken note" of comments by Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick on Wednesday that China's one-party system was unsustainable. Qin said the country was stable and that communism had brought substantial benefits to China's 1.3 billion people.

He just left out the part about them needing to use Capitalism to actually survive, and that the “benefits” his people enjoy include enforcing the “one baby” rule (which entails injecting formaldehyde into the head of an “unauthorized” new born baby).

How do these guys escape the world scrutiny that seems all to ready to jump on the United States for something like Gitmo?