Skip to comments.Mafias expose China's legal woes
Posted on 11/17/2009 7:03:31 AM PST by em2vn
The ongoing campaign against triads, or Chinese-style mafias, in the western China metropolis of Chongqing is the largest such operation since 1949. Yet what renders this so-called "anti-triad tornado" (fanhei fengbao) so disturbing is not simply that close to 3,000 big-time criminals have been nabbed by authorities, but that the Chongqing disaster has laid bare the full extent of the collusion between organized crime on the one hand, and senior officers in the police and judiciary on the other.
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Or teaching them.
I sometimes wonder if all the things that the Chinese authorities sweep under the rug, the pollution, the racism, the injustice, the brutal oppression, the logic flaw in the one child policy, and assorted disasters will not some day so corrode the system that it collapses. We see the effects of problems going unaddressed in our own society but at least we become aware of them. The Chinese public seems to be unaware of what goes on in their own country. I remember having this conversation with a Polish girl during the Soviet days, that some things are like a infection and simply covering them over without treating them can create a more serious problem.
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