10-year prison term for China activist

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One learns of dissidents being jailed in China for long terms.

    This is not unusual.

    However, what exactly are their crimes?

    Are they advocating violent overthrow of the Communist Govt? If so, that naturally would not be acceptable.

    Would calling a govt 'autocratic' be wrong? And what if it is 'autocratic' so what?

    Or does it go against the projection of the Govt that it is a very benign, benevolent and very caring govt. Every govt in the world claims to be doing much for its people when in actuality it does not. What's so new about it that should spook the Chinese Communist Govt?

    What exactly is the Chinese Communist Govt afraid of?

    If Chinese rules were applied in India, then I presume more than 3/4th of India's population would have been in jail.

    But then without such rules that restricts dissensions, grousing, bellyaching and a form of slavery, there would be no progress.

    It must always be remembered that most of the Wonders of the World like the Pyramids and so on, would not have been such marvels, but for slave labour!

    And there is no doubt, that the progress of China from a poverty stricken, impoverished nation of lazy opium addicts, its spiralling to these great heights is but another marvel of the world.
     
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  3. redragon

    redragon Regular Member

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    Hi Ray,
    It's only good for the activist, do you remember Nelson Mandala? I bet to be jailed is one thing the activist dreaming about.
    Maybe good for CCP too, it may feel safe in holding stale
    But if this were up to me, I'd be thrilled to have him hanged, :)
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    True.

    But why waste time on giving such fellow the necessary martyrdom they are hunting for by arresting them and giving long sentences?

    I don't think that they can spearhead any movement against the Govt, or can they?

    Nelson Mandela became a focal point of a movement that even the repressive white govt of RSA could not contain.

    But is this Liu such an icon?
     
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    See this is the different point of view between India and China. I was one of Tiananmen students in 1989. After twenty years I finally understand why the political activists are bad for China. It is proved in past 30 years that single party rule (or whatever you label it) is the best system to develop China.
     
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    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    the death of several dozen victims in Tiananmen square in 1989 was a tragedy.

    But it would be a disaster ,if riots in Tiananmen Square had not been suppressed in 1989.


    I would opt a tragedy rather than one disaster.
     
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    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    that is why Maoists and rebels are rampant in India while such mass-rebel have disappeared in China for long time.
     

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