Twofish's Blog

October 14, 2007

Reply to Howard French

Filed under: china, iraq, politics — twofish @ 7:39 am

http://www.howardwfrench.com/archives/2007/10/13/letter_from_china_secrets_and_slogans_still_the_rule_in_china/

Howard French asks:

Beijing gives its own people an offer they can’t refuse, for now: trust us to make all the decisions that need making, behind closed doors. We’ll fill you in on an as-needed basis, no questions asked.

(….)

The outside world need show no such patience, however. China’s rising prominence and its growing importance to the rest of the world give rise to a natural sense of uneasiness about a closed system that remains a throwback to the first half of the last century, and the normal response to Beijing’s trust-us proposition is: “Why?”

Because for all it’s faults China has a more or less functional system of government, unlike the some places in the world like…..  I don’t know…… Iraq????

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1 Comment »

  1. “Because for all it’s faults China has a more or less functional system of government, unlike the some places in the world like….. I don’t know…… Iraq????”

    It depends on what you expect from your government. If you are satisfied with being better than Iraq, that’s OK. I wouldn’t.

    Comment by katastrofa — October 14, 2007 @ 10:40 am


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