Can China Create a “Small Government, Big Society”?

| February 3rd, 2013

The ushering in of China’s new President Xi Jinping later this year has caused a lot of discussion about what the future holds for China’s economic and political system. A string of recent issues have highlighted problems caused by corruption, rising inequity between cities and countryside, distrust of the government, and questions about how long 8-10% growth rates can continue. In 2011, in Wukan, Guangdong province, citizens revolted, kicking the local government out of town, over a disputed land deal. […]Read more…

Shop owners lie on zebra line, calling for life protection

| September 22nd, 2011

From nddaily

Afraid of being killed by gangsters, 9 people consist of 3 barbershop owners and their employees lie down in line on a zebra line in order to call for protection from the government.“I dare not to go back there, or they will chop me into pieces.”Said Chen Mingxing, one of the barbershop owners who claimed that they couldn’t take the extortion and threatening from gangsters anymore.

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