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On the one hand, the local authorities in Beijing insist that they have conducted "intensive" and "active communication" with newsstands operators as well as the local newspaper and periodical retail company, the legal proprietor of the facilities, before "moving and changing" the 72 street-side kiosks in Chaoyang district. And that "most" operators had "agreed in principle".
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The rule of law did not prevent the massive genocides of native peoples in North and South America, Africa, Australia, etc. Domestic laws did not prevent the lynching of blacks, nor the ongoing racial criminalization of blacks and many minorities in the US. Laws are certainly important, but laws had also existed in China's long history, and such laws always favored the privileged and powerful and the common folks were often treated worse than animals. During Republican China, peasants continued to be oppressed and despised and that was a big reason for their massive support of the Communist Party. Since 1978, laws that favor the connected has resulted in some getting enormously rich while others gave their blood, sweat and tears to build the nation. More people have died of pollution-related diseases, work accidents, suicides, etc., than ever before. This was one big reason for the present lower population growth - not merely because of "family planning." So, as Martin Luther King Jr. noted, there are just laws and unjust laws. Laws that protect the rich and powerful versus egalitarian laws that ensure proper distribution of wealth to all sectors of society. A true socialist state must protect the masses against the laws of the jungle epitomized by the "market economy" hoax.

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