Sunday, December 7, 2008

China 'faces mass social unrest'

BBC Article
Rising unemployment and the economic slowdown could cause massive social turmoil in China, a leading scholar in the Communist Party has said.

"The redistribution of wealth through theft and robbery could dramatically increase and menaces to social stability will grow," Zhou Tianyong, a researcher at the Central Party School in Beijing, wrote in the China Economic Times.

"This is extremely likely to create a reactive situation of mass-scale social turmoil," he wrote.

Classic. I guess it's all good when the CCP "redistributes" wealth through theft and robbery back in the 1950's. The excuse you keep hearing when talking about the lack of political freedom in China is that democracy will cause chaos. Once again, that didn't seem to be on the communist party's mind when they were turning Chinese society upside-down. It's okay to steal from "rich" landowners before but now they are the ruling elite, the communist leaders are afraid of any changes that threatens their bourgeoisie position. People's Republic of China... what a joke.


Anonymous said...

hey your subversive post is coming through loud and clear here in Chengdu.

Anonymous said...

Well... it's some peoples' republic. :)