Sunday, January 14, 2007

No economic development in China: Guy Sorman

After spending some time in China with the peasants, author Guy Sorman exposes his views about China’s economy and greed for power in his new book entitled Year of the Rooster. A must read.

Excerpt: In a scathing attack on the Communist Party, he says the first objective of the Party is to stay in power; the second is to make its members grow rich.

"The Chinese abhor the corruption of the Party cadres and do not view them as custodians of a laudable tradition."

Whether China will see the third revolution, Mr Sorman answers the question in the context of the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing.

"The Communist Party, dependent as it is on foreign investors, is pinning all its hopes on these Games: if they go off successfully, it will be a consecration of the Party. On the other hand, there is the constant fear of some untoward incident (revolt, epidemic, etc), bringing it into disrepute." (more)

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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