Friday, January 20, 2006

Big Brother Losing Its Grip in China

Increasing numbers of Chinese are choosing to air their discontent through public protests, a trend causing alarm in the highest echelons of the Communist Party that has ruled unchallenged since 1949....

A leading cause of unrest is rampant land confiscation by local officials, who often collude with developers in lucrative property and industrial deals....

The rising number of protests also suggest that Beijing is losing control over the provinces.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jack Michaels said...

"A leading cause of unrest is rampant land confiscation by local officials, who often collude with developers in lucrative property and industrial deals...."

Wow..who knew that Kelo would cause a greater uproar in China that in the US?

January 20, 2006 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this does have a familiar ring.

January 20, 2006 8:13 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

China has always had a tenuous grasp on the provinces--going back through its entire history. It just doesn't get reported on too much.

January 20, 2006 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Japan and China are not the same. You redneck.

January 20, 2006 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

Japan and China are not the same. You redneck.

Who said they were? You moron.

January 26, 2006 2:18 PM  

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