Monday, February 21, 2011

Emergent Signs Of People Power In China

The Web based People Power revolution appears to have diffused into China.

From AP/Yahoo,

Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution," with only a handful of people joining protests apparently modeled on the pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East.

Read the rest here

I’m not sure if any People Power movement would sell to the average Chinese today, if China is indeed experiencing an inflation based economic boom. The next crisis (bust) would look fertile for this.

However, Austrian economist Dr. Antony Mueller is right,

You can't stop a revolution once it's time has come. Repression does not work in China just as it did not work in the Middle East.

China’s top-down political system and her attempt to bottom-up the economic system looks rife for a head-on collision course.

And it’s just a matter of time.

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