Currently a higher share of the population has healthcare in China than in the US. If the developing economic crisis doesn't prohibit them, they'll have universal healthcare by the end of this year, as announced in the Healthy China 2020 program back in 2009.
>legalise independent unions
Why? So that the US can Solidarnosc China as well? Are you retarded? Have you learned nothing?
>legalise workers' strikes
They are legal, webm related.
>not censor those who critique the Chinese government and working conditions from the left
""leftist"" NGOs are censored (as they should be) but reasonable and constructive criticism is allowed from the left and right as well.
>Cockshott's innocuous Towards a New Socialism
That was kind of random. We don't know the reason, really. Who translated it, who started spreading it, etc. might have to do more with it than the contents of the book. Also, there's no fucking way the Chinese gov. isn't already planning ahead for 2050, and no way they are not already considering cybernetics, since it's the only viable solution for a socialist economy.
>implementing a goddamn inheritance tax
It's not that they haven't already considered it. Besides, it's not like daddy CEO can just simply give the factories to his children in his will. In any case, this proves you wrong on several fronts, left criticism not being allowed or the public being suppressed or whatever:
<The private 21st Century Business Herald reported (in Chinese) on Sept. 27 that the Communist Party’s top decision makers will consider the inheritance tax at the Third Plenum, a key meeting of senior leaders expected in November, citing Liu Huan, an academic adviser to the nation’s State Council, or cabinet.
<Since then, more than a million posts about the inheritance tax have appeared on Sina Weibo, a popular microblogging service in China.
<“The inheritance tax must be levied, but the key is the threshold so it won’t hurt the middle class,” one user of Sina Weibo wrote.
<Chinese have access to their current properties for 70 years according to land law, but they still have no real titles to the land, which would make it difficult for the government to levy an inheritance tax, another Weibo user said.
Also, note the tone of the users. They know they will
be getting shit, because they have been demanding improvements and the communist party have been known for consistently delivering the goods:
<"As for the inheritance tax, if you want to levy it, I don’t have any problems with that. But first I need to know what social benefits do we enjoy: free medicare? Free education? Free pension?" one Weibo user said.
>shithead offspring of [...] CCP officials flaunt their unearned wealth
There's no way you could flaunt your wealth as a CPC official and not get fucked for it at the very least in the opinion polls (something already different from the West). It's also a question where they get the money. Not from lobbying for big corporations like in the US, for one, and they would face up to the death penalty for corruption. If a relative of a CPC official has a successful business, hence wealth, is a different question altogether.
Now watch this asshole weasel out from the discussion as he always does, just to return a few day from now to post about "Dengists" and defend the HK lynchers against tankies.