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Monday, April 09, 2007

Have China Scholars All Been Bought?

Excerpt - Taiwan Security Research:

We see the "ends"successful reform and don't question the "means." The Party's growth mantra is faithfully accepted as the overarching objective for the country and the one measure of successful reform. Nobody lingers on the political mechanisms through which growth is achieved. The mafia runs China rather efficiently, so why worry about how it is done, and what the "side effects" are? We obviously know of the labor camps into which people disappear without judiciary review, of torture inflicted by the personnel of state "security" organs, and of the treatment of Falun Gong, but choose to move on with our sterilized research and teaching. We ignore that China's political system is responsible for 30 million dead from starvation in the Great Leap Forward, and 750,000 to 1.5 million murders during the Cultural Revolution. What can make Western academics stop and think twice about who they have bedded down with? (more)

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