Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
That's like saying the US was ready for a revolt during the 80s junk bond era or after Enron or whatever. And a burst bubble doesn't equate to a Soviet like economic collapse.
Will the bubble bursting have a negative impact on China and the happiness of the population. Sure. Just like here.
Will it result in a revolt against the central government? Not too likely. What is likely is a few highly visibile scapegoats will get a 9mm injection to appease the fleeced, some promise for reform and likely even some real reform.
And the military appears loyal...hard to say otherwise. The only remote danger is for some real hardline Communist general with pretentions of being a second Mao to call the current central government corrupt capitalists and start another revolution in the countryside with the support of his troops against the rich decadent city dwellers.
THEN the CCP will have some serious issues. But thinks are largely going their way and WE sure as heck don't need an unstable China.
But that's a real remote possibility at this time. Odds of success are too low even if there was some guy out there with the chops to want to try.