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Democracy is not the urgent need of China's middle class [Copy link] 中文

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blog.sina.com.cn/zhouyijun

do you have any confidence on long time social stabilities.

read sth about vaccine issue by clicking the above link.

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www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories

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experts from the above link, connect the 2 parts together

All these stories make me wonder, who are we, the Chinese? Are we the people of Olympic glory, a nation of selfless well-wishers for earthquake victims? Or are we monsters who pay people to throw away dead babies, give children poisonous vaccines, eat food cooked with gutter grease, and kill people out of revenge, however justified? As we are becoming more  powerful in the world, we must ask ourselves: what are our values?

The more I ask myself these questions, the more I am convinced that we are a nation that got rich and lost its moral compass. Our value system is single-mindedly materialistic, and we have lost all respect for human life. We are rich, but our values are totally screwed up.

Despite all the attention in the press to the haggling between the U.S. and China over the value of the yuan, the ultimate fight is going to be over human values. I sincerely doubt that the all Chinese hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

For all of our sakes, I hope you win.

Huang Hung is a columnist for China Daily, the English language newspaper in China.

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Political changes have never been an urgent problem of the middle class or upper class. They always have enough to eat. But they're the ones with the money = more influence.

While it's usually the lower class which works hard, the middle class and upper class are the ones with the cash. Why should they need urgent changes? Not saying that the middle class doesn't work hard, but they usually get paid fair for what they do. Unlike the lower class...

And that is while the lower class is often a major group in the population. They have the least influence on politics. Democracy would only increase that influence.

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What if Obama decides to act like Bush?

Who can stop him?  Nobody stopped Bush for seven out of eight years

And Hitler was elected.  Very democratic.  Multi-party system.

And Chen Shui Bian played with fire, also for almost eight years.

In Thailand, the military just decided to kick out Thaksin.

In US, they may shoot the President.

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Originally posted by tamson at 2010-3-31 16:19
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 no ...



i think when people have $$$$$$$$$$$$,

who cares about politics

their mind is just on how to spend the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Seneca, an alien challenging homemakers on homeland democrazy

aliens, also so called extraterrestials. Spelled correctly?

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