Monday, June 27, 2011

China’s “Conflict Handbags”

We often forget that China has it's own set of serious problems:

China’s “Conflict Handbags” - Gordon G. Chang - New Asia - Forbes: "The worker unrest in Guangdong is occurring at a time of protests across Chinese cities and a series of bombings directed against government offices. There has been a noticeable increase in social discontent, which seems to have been aggravated by the hardline policies of Hu Jintao, the country’s current leader.

According to one report, there were 280,000 protests in China last year. And although it is not possible to verify the number of “mass incidents,” today there are clearly many more of them than in the middle of last decade, when analysts believe there were only 80,000 to 90,000 demonstrations a year."

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