By encouraging Americans to trade with China and interact with the Chinese people, the government hoped that the Chinese would come to desire the American lifestyle of their own accord and choose to copy the American system out of admiration along the past 43 years. So far, that strategy has not worked. Politically China is still run by the CPC. However, it has generated a dramatic shift in Chinese economic policy. Today the CPC is communist in name only, and China is a highly stratified and deeply capitalist society. In international relations theory, this sort of strategy is called “engagement”and is exactly what has started with Cuba.