I have been to China 3 times. That doesn't make me an expert but it does
give me some experience with life there. In spite of communism (from each
according to their ability and too each according to their need),there are a lot
of very poor people there and quite a very wealthy people, most of whom are in
the government bureaucracy. Little private property ownership, can only parent
one child and taxes are very high on any private enterprises what few there are.
Very secular progressive ideology so religion is heavily controlled by the
government. Ideal society if you love big government! If you love freedom, self
reliance and personal achievement, not a good place to live. Their economy is
booming and unemployment is very low but so are wages and benefits, except for
those in their massive government aristocracy.