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The Chinese Revolution May Have Begun

jjp9999 (2180664) writes | more than 2 years ago

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jjp9999 (2180664) writes "China’s Wukan Village, and its 20,000 people, are surrounded by paramilitary forces. Rather than step down, the protesters have grown louder. They’re now calling on Chinese people across the country to gather in Beijing to protest corruption. Villagers are in a standoff with authorities, after they kicked out representatives from the Chinese Communist Party. The regime has set up a blockade, cutting off residents from food and water."
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Not a problem (1)

russotto (537200) | more than 2 years ago | (#38393602)

They'll just kill them all, either with bullets or starvation, and there's still another ~ 1.4 billion Chinese left over.

Re:Not a problem (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 2 years ago | (#38396570)

The Chinese don't want another Tienanmen Square-style 'incident'. The last time they killed thousands of people at once it touched off dozens of sympathy riots in other urban centers (which the world was largely unaware of until after the fact, due to media blackouts). It was actually the riots after Tienanmen Square that caused the CCP to flinch, but that's one of those things you do not talk about in China.

If the Chinese learned their lesson, they would just swarm them with sheer numbers and arrest them all. Then they could be split into manageable little groups and shipped off to prisons, labor camps, and reeducation facilities throughout the country. So long as the response is 'business as usual' on a larger scale rather than a wholesale lethal quashing, there is less likelihood of spawning sympathy riots of significant size.

(Of course personally I hope that they do it wrong and precipitate/catalyze the 'jasmine revolution' that has been fantasized about so much by NTDTV.)

Re:Not a problem (1)

Hyperhaplo (575219) | more than 2 years ago | (#38397144)

From memory.. Orson Scott Card covered this in the Homecoming series.. where a city was 'conquered' and the hopes and dreams contained in the city were spread to the rest of the world.

If they don't destroy this dangerous concept of rebellion quickly and correctly.. it could well spread.. something the PRC don't want to have to deal with

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