21 August 2013

Subversive Currents ~ China Fears Seven Perils...

Chris Buckley in the NYTimes reveals that China's unelected and dictatorial Communist Party leadership fear that...
"...power could escape their grip [...] unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society."
These seven perils include...
  • “Western constitutional democracy,” 
  • Promoting “universal values” of human rights,
  • Western-inspired notions of media independence and civic participation,
  • Ardently pro-market “neo-liberalism,” 
  •  “Nihilist” criticisms of the party’s traumatic past. 
Surely, however, any truly strong and legitimate authority fears no criticism, embraces shared values, and benefits from active citizen participation? Or do the so-called "leaders" of China fear the light of freedom and the true voice of the people?

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