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I am very glad we have a sharp pair of eyes on the Chinese blogosphere. What China is currently undergoing is unprecedented in scope and speed in the world. In 1945 China was still largely a traditional society. Now they are the most curious hybrid ever on display. Fascinating stuff.

For more than 2000 years China had been a single government over many peoples and has ruled through a highly educated Mandrinate. The CPC became the new Mandrins in 1949. The methods used were extremely efficient for the society with which they dealt. But these methods will not work for the type of society to which they wish to transition. Can they create the social infrastructure sufficiently quickly?  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:04:01 AM EST

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