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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Lance101 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:18 PM
The problem with the "collective" is that it does not endure for the people, but exists in spite of them. It always reaches the point where freedom becomes a threat, and constantly prepares itself to deal with that threat by crushing the cause---the people.
"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

"Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times.

"Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society...