Wednesday, January 07, 2009

China's Charter '08

I wanted to post about this tonight but the Peking Duck beat me to it. I strongly suggest you check out Richard's comprehensive post and links for insights into what is shaping up to be a serious democratic challenge to China's one party state.

Here's a key graph from the Charter, and it pulls no punches:
"The political reality, which is plain for anyone to see, is that China has many laws but no rule of law; it has a constitution but no constitutional government. The ruling elite continues to cling to its authoritarian power and fights off any move toward political change."

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