Skip to comments.Too Old and Frail to Re-educate? Not in China
Posted on 08/21/2008 5:51:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Too Old and Frail to Re-educate? Not in China
By ANDREW JACOBS
BEIJING In the annals of people who have struggled against Communist Party rule, Wu Dianyuan and Wang Xiuying are unlikely to merit even a footnote.
The two women, both in their late 70s, have never spoken out against Chinas authoritarian government. Both walk with the help of a cane, and Ms. Wang is blind in one eye. Their grievance, receiving insufficient compensation when their homes were seized for redevelopment, is perhaps the most common complaint among Chinese displaced during the countrys long streak of fast economic growth.
But the Beijing police still sentenced the two women to an extrajudicial term of re-education through labor this week for applying to hold a legal protest in a designated area in Beijing, where officials promised that Chinese could hold demonstrations during the Olympic Games.
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Wang Xiuying, left, and Wu Dianyuan have been ordered to undergo re-education for seeking a protest permit in Beijing.
"Wrong thinking is punished, right thinking is just as swiftly rewarded. You'll find it an effective combination." -- The Keeper, Future Secretary of Thought, Obama Administration (2009-2047)
A story you won’t see reported on by Bob Costas or the Today Show gang. NBC = No Bashing China.
Honestly, in many ways, you can easily feel more free to do anything that you want in China than in the US. However, if you ever get within 100 miles of getting the attention of federal or local officials, especially by embarrassing them, THEN you're in for a world of confusion... and worse.
Yikes. Do they offer these permits just to trap people?
Sad - very sad. The ChiComs display their true colors.
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