Friday, December 05, 2008

China 'faces mass social unrest'

This is really not good.  An unstable China would cause all sorts of problems, just by its sheer size.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China 'faces mass social unrest'
Rising unemployment and the economic slowdown could cause massive social turmoil in China, a leading scholar in the Communist Party has said.

"The redistribution of wealth through theft and robbery could dramatically increase and menaces to social stability will grow," Zhou Tianyong, a researcher at the Central Party School in Beijing, wrote in the China Economic Times.

"This is extremely likely to create a reactive situation of mass-scale social turmoil," he wrote.

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