The coverage was so sparse that some of my friends claimed that the communist government blacked out the whole mission, which wasn't true.
It's funny. I read the title of the topic, and I said to myself: "I bet there is at least going to be one mention of something related to marxism/communism in this thread, since it will threaten US dominance". And what is the first
word I see? communist
. Yes, it was the first word. I just had to laugh. It's a rule of thumb. If you read about the glorious and impressive growth of China, you will hear about how capitalism, or the market is so effective. If you hear about China is going to surpass the Western world (and in particular the US) or about human rights in China, expect to hear about "the communists"!
Truth is, after the coup in 1976, there hasn't been a Chinese government led by communists. China is as capitalist as the rest of the world.