Sunday, June 12, 2005

Steyn On China

Sorry folks....I have been incredibly busy over the past few weeks. There is no better way to re-enter the blog zone than with an excellent article by Mr. Steyn on China. Money quote,

China is (to borrow the formulation they used when they swallowed Hong Kong) "One Country, Two Systems". On the one hand, there's the China the world gushes over - the economic powerhouse that makes just about everything in your house. On the other, there's the largely unreconstructed official China - a regime that, while no longer as zealously ideological as it once was, nevertheless clings to the old techniques beloved of paranoid totalitarianism: lie and bluster in public, arrest and torture in private.

If you're a resource-poor nation (as China is), long-term prosperity comes from liberating the creative energies of your people - and Beijing still has no interest in that.

Read it all.



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