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  •  From what I've read, in the Chinese tradition (1+ / 0-)
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    protests against authority come traditionally in the form of demanding that the authority be just and follow its own rules.  "I am only complaining because it is my duty..."

    Corruption is a much deadlier accusation than tyranny in China, from what I've read -- whereas the opposite seems to be true here.

    The corruption is therefore a serious issue.  The regime recognizes it as a serious issue and individuals keep being prosecuted -- and executed! -- for corruption.

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 06:57:04 PM PST

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    •  Acurate assesment. (0+ / 0-)

      The major issues in China today, which the government understands and is working on are increasing income disparity due to systematic and structural problems, corruption, and eonomic/environmental sustainability.

      Those are the root problems.

      BTW, greater freedom of expression and self-determination are on the map and will become more importiant as expetations rise with living standards and the eonomy becomes more information dependant, but I would not put that above the affore-mentioned at this point.

      And the failure to understand the above is the root of many common Western mis-coneptions about China.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 11:23:35 AM PST

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