Skip to comments.Security matrix prevents another Tiananmen
Posted on 05/31/2014 9:00:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A quarter century after the (Tiananmen Square pro-democracy) movements suppression, Chinas communist authorities oversee a raft of measures for muzzling dissent and preventing protests. They range from the sophisticatedextensive monitoring of online debate and control over mediato the relatively simpleroutine harassment of government critics and maintenance of a massive domestic security force.
The system has proven hugely successful: No major opposition movement has gotten even a hint of traction in the 25 years since Tiananmen. President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping seems intent on ensuring things stay that way. [ ]
Some degree of labor activism has been permitted, especially in the southern industrial heartland of Guangdong province, but the only legal unions remain under tight government control and strikes are extremely rare. Independent workers rights activists are under constant scrutiny. Anita Chan, a China labor expert at Australia National University, said police are more frequently calling the activists in to drink teaa form of low-level intimidation.
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They don’t want the USA to stop printing money. The less the dollar is worth, the more the jen-min-pi is.
Can’t happen here. Imagine what would happen if the IRS were used to hobble political opponents, or if NSA monitored emails and internet discussion boards, or if every government entity had an armed SWAT team, or if elections were rigged by not having voter ID. We’d never put up with it!
Or if the executive took legislative powers unto itself.
Montesquieu will certainly have some choice words in the judgment for these “leaders”.
Of course wasn't it hitlery clinton herself who said that she admired how the communist chinese handled their affairs?
Remember those mao inspired jackets that she wore back in the 90’s?
And what whacked out communist overlord wannabe would write their thesis about billy ayers and his weather underground ilk?
That would none other than one hillary rodham clinton.
My vote for the best post of the year!
Coming to Amerika.
That's ignoring the most important peace-keeping factor, by far: the growing economy and the growing middle class. China today is like the US in the 50's... and it's the first time in any old Chinaman's memory that they've had a stable government for more than a generation. China likes to tell its people that once the economic reforms are finished, hen they'll move on to the social reforms. It's a lie they all believe, because prosperity is a very, very nice thing for them, for a change.
We had a communist government in the 1950s?
China’s promising social reforms? That’s a new one. Their constitution is quite clear about the obligation of its citizens to “build socialism”.
(Not what I meant to copy and paste LOL)
And yes, China continues to promise social reforms "someday"... but the CCP is surviving primarily on the economic growth, which they actually have to limit to keep inflation in check. The much poorer and more rural western half of the country is not benefiting nearly as quickly as the more urban eastern half, and it leads to frequent friction, especially if/when prices rise. They have a very delicate balancing act, and they know it won't last forever, hence the other measures mentioned in the article... but again, it is the massive growth of the middle class that really keeps the peace in China.
The most dangerous three words in the English language.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
We meanwhile, are becoming poorer every day.
America needs to bring back American jobs.
No, the comparison between Red China and the USA is what’s “obtuse” in fact. The only reason Red China even has a middle class is heavily due to US trade, never mind the other entanglements; the USA grew its own middle class independently of foreign trade, being mostly autarkic thanks to being a free internal market (i.e. before the progressives could tear that down as they did bit by bit after the war).
Red China has spoken of “social reform” ever since coming into existence. No such reforms are possible under a one-party state.