Wukan: The End, or End of the Beginning?
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    “Think they’re up for the job?”
    Not a chance, as the Chinese economy stalls the protests will grow, eventually it will begin to look like Syria times 50. The corruption in China is just as bad as that in the middle-east, and the Government doesn’t have the legitimacy bestowed by Democracy any more than the middle-eastern Dictators.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Not a chance, as the Chinese export model economy stalls the protests will grow, eventually it will begin to look like Syria times 50. The corruption in China is just as bad as that in the middle-east, and the Government doesn’t have the legitimacy bestowed by Democracy any more than the middle-eastern Dictators.

  • “Think they’re up for the job?”

    I don’t know if THE CHINESE are up to the job. But I sincerely hope Beijing isn’t. Which is to say, maybe it’s high time the mainland Chinese started drawing on other strands or tributaries of their abundant history for answers to their problems. Traditions other than those rooted in the absolutist, dictatorial North and Northwest.

    In other words, I hope Jacksonian Libertarian is right.

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