Sunday, September 05, 2010

Wait's Over for Political Reform in China _English_Caixin

This is a very powerful editorial by Hu Shuli:

"(Beijing) - The 30th anniversary of the Shenzhen special economic zone recently reignited debates over China's reform process. In particular, discussions focused on a speech made by Premier Wen Jiabao in Shenzhen a few days before the anniversary in which he said political and economic reform must go hand-in-hand.
Without political reform, Wen said, the nation's economic gains cannot be sustained, and the drive to modernize will fail.
The premier's remarks were not prominently reported in the official press, but they sparked strong reactions at home and abroad, underscoring the depth of citizen angst for political reform."

The whole text can be read here:

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