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Monday, April 30, 2007

The new Asian tiger?

Paul Richardson has some good insights here.

Religious Intelligence UK: Monday, 30th April 2007. 2:48pm Excerpt: China’s nervousness about religion and about Falun Gong in particular shows just how worried the regime actually is. Historically popular religious movements have often heralded a change of rulers in China. Repression can only work for so long. In the long run, a government can only secure legitimacy if people feel that it takes account of their views and if it operates by a moral creed that commands widespread respect and support. The shocking examples or corruption provided by Hutton, Pei, and others are signs of a spiritual and moral vacuum in Chinese life that cannot continue indefinitely. (more)

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