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Singaporean zaobao.com, just relaesed a comment on China's middle class.|
it pointed out that unlike the West's expectation, the merging middle class of developing countries, such as BRIC, are not interested in the issue of political democacy and freedom. the path trend has confused West.
according to the Chinese Academy of Social Science, the number of chinese middle class has account for the 23% of whole population, amounting to about 300 million. ( middle class= people who earn more than 5000 yuan per month.)
so huge number of middle class they do not show so much interest in the politics, which confuses West analysists.
for a long time, we have hold it as a common sense that as the economy develops, the middle class is merging as a biger and biger group and this will generate the increasing demand for a democratization of politics. this was believed as a commom recognization of the relationship between economy and politics.
but the current situation of China and other big developing countries has provided another model.
in these developing countries,because of many flaws of society, rathen than the politics, there are other issues attracted middle class's attention .
these new merging middle class are realists and alway attracted by the personal economic interests, social equality related to daily trifles, self-enjoyment, the life quality and the prices of products. all these are more real than politcs.
they have just newcomer of this class who can enjoy a comfortable life, so they quite cherish their curernt life. they still remember the tough life when they were little children or students. if they get involve into the politcs, they will risk losing everything that the have just gotten, so as long as the political determent and controlling are still existing, these middle class will evade politics.
So at current time, the middle class of developping countries do not care and need the political democracy and freedom.