The Chinese government has been doing all they can to prevent revolt, but the Taiwainian Government is probably hoping for a revolt, so that
they would be freed to do as they please...
What you talk about is true, but it is not quite right.
Chinese GDP is growing. But level of GDP per person is still low. It just over 1000 US$.Some advanced area will be higher. Chinese population is
I don't think democracy can make Chinese economy better today. I don't mean we give up democracy, but it is not the real time for us to do
it.Why? Look back to the history of democracy, every successful democratic countries (I mean successful countries, not those poor or in chaos), there
GDP per person is at least 5000-10000US$.People all have good education and the exchange of party will not effect economy system.
The people in China never forget 1989.6.4. You can easily get information about it (because western countries very love it to criticise Chinese
despotism), so I don't want to say more about it. The way government used is really wildless, but more and more people nowadays are waking up to that
action we had done was WRONG!
Although Russia’s people can choose their president, but Russia has been crashed. In 80's, we very admired Russia because its people had a good
life and it was an advanced country. But now, even poor in our country, can be middle class in Russia. Except China, every pre-socialism country
became poorer than before and was controlled by western countries. Only China is becoming a great power and making its people's life better.
We want the real democracy, I mean the real democracy. Not voting for choose president or anything else but the way we get to make our country
stronger and people richer.
At the end of my post, let’s talk about Taiwan’s vote. Of cause they can vote. But it is meaningless. Their president let their people vote for
buying missile or not. The result is not, but the government still buys them. Their candidate of president promised lot things to his constituency,
but after he became president, he uses all kinds of excuse to deny them.
Populist and democrat look familiar, but so different.
[edit on 14-6-2004 by gastric cancer]