Marx and Lenin Reported to Be Appalled
Just what kind of Communism is going on in
anyway? Small pockets of democracy are
springing up, dissidents are not being jailed and tortured and shot, and some
the economic growth the country is experiencing is flowing to the middle class
and the emerging middle class and not to the Communist party leaders. What is going on?
Even worse (from the Communist point of view) is that the country is moving closer to what a prosperous western economy looks like. And what that looks like is Cadillacs.
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And not just Cadillacs. Like the
States and Europe, BMW luxury cars are really dominating
the luxury car market in China.
BMW was way ahead with Chinese sales of 217,000.
That is why GM is about to start producing its new Cadillac XTS (pictured), a big sedan to compete with BMW’s 7-Series, in a factory in
. Later this year
Cadillac will launch another new model on the Chinese market, the sporty ATS, a
rival to BMW’s 3-Series. Shanghai
Left out of the picture is Ford Motor Company’s
If Cadillac is belatedly joining its European rivals in the Chinese gold rush, where is
? It did not have a single car at the Lincoln show. Ford
executives said they needed to concentrate on reviving the brand in Beijing before
they could consider launching it elsewhere. But America ’s weak sales at home have brought
back speculation that Ford might scrap the brand altogether. Lincoln
whose future will be determined by a re-design.
Its designer, Max Wolff, persuaded Ford executives to go for a radical restyling. The new car has a retractable all-glass roof, and the classic
“waterfall” front grille has been
stretched into something Mr Wolff compares to an eagle’s open wings. Lincoln
well they will always have Mao, just not his economic system. China