China is much close to fascism than communism. This is why Sino-Russian relations have always fared badly. Russia was, from time to time, the real deal, while Mao was not, and rejected USSR goals and methods. Fascism is a term used to describe authoritarian nationalist political ideologies or mass movements that are concerned with notions of cultural decline or decadence and seek to achieve a millenarian national rebirth by placing the nation or race above the individual and promoting cults of unity, energy and purity. The unity the state is striving for is almost singularly economic growth, almost at any cost. And yes, China is involved heavily in the central-planning method of picking who makes what, and picking winners and losers, in its manufacturing, technology and finance sectors, often through culling and reacting to data, and sometimes through graft and corruption - MUCH LIKE THE MANNER JAPAN BUILT ITS ECONOMY POST WW-II. How does anyone here think Sony, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi or other Japanese heavyweights came to be? The government picked them and nurtured them. This is historical fact. Before the end of WWII, Mitsubishi built Zeros that Japanese Kamikaze pilots few - after WWII, Mitsubishi was crafted by the very government into a Keiretsu having tentacles in the banking, financial, manufacturing, technology and energy construction sectors. Also, Toyoda (Toyota) and Honda were picked to build cars, and heavily nurtured and subsidized by the central Japanese government, both having humble roots as tool and die manufacturers.