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Old 01-13-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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How Would Mainland China Be Like If It Was Still "Republic Of China"?

What would Hong Kong be like if was under the control of Republic of China?
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:52 AM
 
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Truth is we don't know.

The CCP did a lot of horrible things but the kuomintang is very corrupted too. They didn't exactly bring democracy to Taiwan either.

It is very dangerous to assume China would be similar to what Taiwan is if Kuomintang won. Completely different scale, complete different social and historical contexts.

Your second question is super easy: HK would be just one of the average Chinese cities if under the RoC, probably far behind Shanghai and more in line with Xiamen. Why? Because that China wouldn't be secluded from the rest of the world, and HK wouldn't serve as a bridging window to the global economy, and all its advantages other Chinese cities didn't have disappear.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:02 AM
 
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How Would Mainland China Be Like If It Was Still "Republic Of China"?

What would Hong Kong be like if was under the control of Republic of China?

The people told me the KMT was corrupted. I didn't really know the truth. But from what I knew, it wasn't. The KMT had an enduring plan for everything. And it were the difficult times for a difficult party (i.e. democracy! ring the bell!?). The leaders were sitting on the hundred(s) years of the war ashes with the foreign powers. And they sought the ways to preserve the Chinese values and blending into the democracy. It were like bringing the whole earth into the heaven. So there you go: the democracy in heaven on earth.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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The people told me the KMT was corrupted. I didn't really know the truth. But from what I knew, it wasn't. The KMT had an enduring plan for everything. And it were the difficult times for a difficult party (i.e. democracy! ring the bell!?). The leaders were sitting on the hundred(s) years of the war ashes with the foreign powers. And they sought the ways to preserve the Chinese values and blending into the democracy. It were like bringing the whole earth into the heaven. So there you go: the democracy in heaven on earth.
All I know is that the KMT were incompetent and prone to being losers in everything they do. It was true back then, and it's true today. Just look at them today! How can a China run by this loser party have any hope or prospect?
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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There wouldn't have been a Cultural Revolution, meaning that a lot of the social problems that China still has that stem from that era (fear of helping others, for example) wouldn't be issues. China would have opened to foreign business and trade sooner, and perhaps would have experienced its boom in the 60's or 70's. Because the KMT didn't have any specific grievances against the academic community, they would have had a 5-decade start on innovation compared to what they have now.

However, the KMT was still corrupt, and I don't think that the general standard of living in the rural interior would be much, if any, better. The CCP's authorative social grasp ensures that the issues with unrest and separatism in Xinjiang are dealt with swiftly and decisively; the KMT would likely have a harder time sealing the region's borders and crushing terrorist movements, as other democratic governments have struggled between respecting rights and dealing harshly with Islamic terrorism; I would expect Xinjiang separatist terrorism to be a bigger issue in this fictional KMT-controlled China.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:25 AM
 
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post 9/11 xinjiang would still be crushed
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:47 AM
 
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In China before the revolution, many farmers owned no land but some landlords owned a lot. There had to be a way to break it.

Maybe a communist revolution is the easiest way.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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In China before the revolution, many farmers owned no land but some landlords owned a lot. There had to be a way to break it.

Maybe a communist revolution is the easiest way.
today, many people can't afford a tiny apartment in the city but many owned 20. There should be revolution too (I am not being sarcastic although it appears so)
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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It sort of depends on how you imagine this happened since there are a lot of different sorts of scenarios.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Well, for starters, about ten million Chinese murdered directly or indirectly by Mao's land reforms and cultural revolutions would still be alive.
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