20090211 - Jiangying Zha wrote a book, concerning...

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Reform of Chinese politics in 1980s-1990s. Tianjian Shi Chinese blogosphere in recent years very active, even when moderated/removed, it keeps resurfacing. Form of collective petitioning available. Farmers and local citizens can act together as a form of class action. Collective complains have been increasing. A form of political participation? Rise of rights consciousness. Response to the new legal structure.
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Unformatted text preview: Jiangying Zha wrote a book, concerning democracy: Enemy of the State. Surprising low ratio of police to citizens. Much of the work is supplemented by non-official personnel, volunteers (street committees). Always trying to curb organised rallies. Spilt as to how to handle it, whether by quick and heavy use of force or by mediation/containment....
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