The fascism economic model is defined by private ownership with heavy state control over the use and disposal of property. The author of this article discusses how today’s China seems to fit reasonably close to the the various definitions of fascism.
China’s fascism model may end just as badly as Hitler’s. China has a pretty serious problem. In order to maintain social stability it must grow the economy at 8% or more. It is likely that sustained growth grates of 8% or more will eventually cause a serious crash in the economy. So China will get its social instability whether it likes it or not.
So what is the solution?
With its strong emphasis on technology, the military, strong single-party leadership and a collective national identity that refuses to recognize pluralism, China is displaying increasing — and worrying — symptoms of fascism. From the military parade surrounding the 60th anniversary of the birth of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Oct. 1 to forced relocation and assimilation programs targeting ethnic minority groups such as the Uighurs, China is in many ways reminding us of the fascist states that reared their ugly heads in the first half of the previous century.
One of the most peremptory signs of fascism is the state’s negation of individualism and the idea that citizens draw their identity and raison d’etre from the state.