semicolony


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semicolony

(ˌsɛmɪˈkɒlənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country which is partly colonial or which is officially independent but which in fact depends on or is dominated by another country
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In other words, China should be compared with those developing countries that also have a long history, huge population and suffered a long time as a colony or semicolony.
China, a former semicolony, has not gotten rid of corruption, which daily hits the headlines, but this did not stop that nation, once the world's beggar, to become the world's second biggest economy.
The fact of black America as a semicolony, or what has been termed domestic colonialism, lies at the heart of this study.
The "Opium War," which occurred only 81 years later, humiliated the nation, caused it to forfeit its sovereignty, made China a colony and a semicolony, and led to the Chinese people's more-than-century-long period of suffering.
I don't know how he can know that--certainly not by trying--but Korea has been a semicolony of the United States for enough of its history not to need lectures or threats from ignorant Americans of any hue.