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Like Uber, for socialism: Chinese leader calls for more use of AI, big data and sharing economy

Mark 85

Somewhere the ghost of Mao is laughing and Deng Xiao Ping is spinning in his grave.

I doubt that. Read what he said and realize that these were their goals... Control first and foremost to eliminate "erroneous viewpoints". Couple that with big data and Big Brother is approaching adulthood. Add in “develop China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful.” and you have the goals from day one but are more economic oriented in their control than physical border expansion. Big data will here again be used to their advantage.

As for the "socialist" part...like most countries that call themselves "socialist", I'm not sure that we in the West truly understand the meaning and implications as they don't use evil "communist" word. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism.

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