The Emperors of China

These guys transformed a medieval agrarian society into an industrious nuclear/economic superpower in 50 years. Who is your favorite?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Xi Jinping because he causes nuclear levels of American butthurt while constantly raising the quality of life in China year after year and making China more prosperous than ever before

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        credit score: +0.2% (you can almost not buy a house now)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Xi Jinping was probably the wrong guy for China at this point. They should have went with another Hu Jintao technocrat to focus on diversifying the economy, trying to crack down on the real estate bubble, and figure out something to reverse the demographic collapse. Instead the internal CCP politics went with a hardline militant nationalist. To Xi's credit, he's probably cracking down on corruption, who also happens to his political opponents.

      Instead the aggressive Wolf-Warrior tone is uniting the East Pacific staunchly against China. Korea somehow managed to elect a conservative pro-Japan President of all things (if barely), Japan has been anti-China since forever, and Taiwan is moving further away from the mainland. This could have been avoided if Xi avoided cracking down on Hong Kong and their 50 years of self rule (b***h really couldn't wait?) and now everyone's side-eyeing China. So much for their peaceful rise. His PR/diplo game is trash.

      People forget how strong China's PR game was peaking in 2008 with the Summer Olympics. Meanwhile people meme'd the shit out of China 2022's Winter Olympics.

      >he causes nuclear levels of American butthurt
      American media always need a boogeyman. See how rabid anti-Japanese sentiment was in the US during the 1980s because Japan seemed unstoppable in their economic rise (at one point almost surpassing the USSR as 2nd largest economy with 1/4th the population). And now Japan is seem as a dying/weakened regional power/major economic power.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mao was catastrophically bad. Hua Guofeng irrelevant. Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao made earnest efforts to unfrick the country. Xi seems to be patterning himself after Mao but is clearly more moderate. He seems to be moving things in the wrong direction, but perhaps his strongman approach is necessary given the hostility of the west toward China these days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but perhaps his strongman approach is necessary given the hostility of the west toward China these days.
      These things move in phases. The three before Xi were reformists and moderates. Xi is an authoritarian as a reaction to that. The guy after Xi will be a millennial and likely be liberal as frick.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Deng was a reformist but he was just as authoritarian as Xi. Look at how that homie handled the 1989 protests.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deng

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    mao
    deng
    xi

    in that order

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deng is overrated. The majority of growth happened under Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They were just Dengists though. They simply continued his policies. The only Chinese leader to try something different was Xi, and that's because China is powerful enough to frick around now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >They were just Dengists though. They simply continued his policies
        fanboyism is so cringe.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    those nicknames are pretty slick

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why shill for china if you haven't even set foot in that shithole

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ITT morons who think chairmen aka the poster children have absolute authority
    Newsflash, it's a communist country; Politics revolve around power struggles and cliques. Ironically not that different from feudal/dynastic power struggles.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deng. Though for the post-Mao CCP, Maoism has been a thin veneer with which to paint the modernized Chinese Imperial State. Practical concerns always override ideological concerns with China. Nixon and Kissinger were right about that.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody after Hua is a revisionist roader

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know anything about Hua Guofeng. I'm not well educated on China, but I've at least seen and heard things about Mao, Deng, Jiang and Xi.

    I've always thought that's kind of sad. World leaders of the largest nations on Earth, yet they're unnoteworthy and mostly forgotten. like US president John Tyler. How many Americans do you think would know who John Tyler is if you asked them? Probably very few. You're at the absolute highest position of power out of millions and millions of people, and sure you won't ever be "forgotten" but only as a name on a list, a "title holder" rather than someone special in any way, someone worthy of remembering. You've achieved the highest you can aspire to, and yet of your peers in that position you're a nobody. You're not famous for your deeds, and you're not even infamous for being bad, you might be pretty good even. You're just "there". Still more than I'll ever do. Remembered enough for me to talk about, I suppose that's worth something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm not well educated on China,
      we can tell
      >World leaders of the largest nations on Earth, yet they're unnoteworthy and mostly forgotten.
      puppets

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the frog
    Was Jiang gay or something?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. He was a notorious womanizer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cause he looks like one.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hu Jintao was extremely popular during his time because he is descended from some chad ming general

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    china is a shithole frick you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Taiwanese

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand. Aren't those pictures the same guy?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is Deng the most underrated politician of the 20th century?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Mao might be the most interesting man of the 20th century, but when it comes to sheer political brilliance, there’s really nobody who can match what Deng did. Going from purged exile to absolute power in 4 years, leading his country though the end of the Cold War, developing a theory by which a communist China could thrive in a capitalist world- all while being 80 years old and 5’5. That takes genius.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        An inspiration to manlets everywhere

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deng Xiaoping easily

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