China Media Slam Calls for Burma-style Reforms

China’s state media on Wednesday denounced suggestions by blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who this week called on incoming Chinese President Xi Jingping to follow Burma-style democratic reforms. An editorial in the Communist Party’s Global Times called his appeal “a typical preachy tirade on China’s human rights” that “was barely noticed by Chinese netizens.” It said Burma’s reforms generated public interest in China, but “among mainstream Chinese, few would agree that Myanmar’s political progress is ahead of China’s.” Burma “still faces great uncertainties in terms of reform, whereas China has witnessed three decades of reform which has brought rapid growth,” it added.


2 Responses to China Media Slam Calls for Burma-style Reforms

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    …“among mainstream Chinese, few would agree that Myanmar’s political
    progress is ahead of China’s.” Burma “still faces great uncertainties in
    terms of reform, whereas China has witnessed three decades of reform
    which has brought rapid growth,”…
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    Right. Burma still faces “great uncertainties” because of countries like China. It is the only reason why the military junta survived, thrived and helped bring about oppression of the Burmese people as well as exploitation of the country’s natural resources in return for sub-quality, unethical and unsafe made-in-china products. Not only in Burma. Just look at lunatic North Korean government now.

    China has brought about rapid growth for its own economy. Yeah, so what? It doesn’t help Burma in anyway. All they do is bulldoze the whole countryside, strip all the forests, vacuum all the precious natural resources, displace the indigenous people, prop up the murderous dictatorship and they call these “Chinese investment”. No thanks, China.

    Look at yourself, China. You are not elected by your people. You have been balancing your rule on an unwritten social contract with your citizens to deliver the so-called rapid growth at any cost or else you fall. In every way, you still are an illegitimate thuggish government who is harming every country you “invest” in.

  2. Thanks to Global Times to acknowledge that Myanmar’s democratic reform processes generated interest among the Chinese general public.This is good enough news.”Mainstream Chinese” ( CPC I presume) who are bent on material “Development”rather than ” Democracy “may not understand as yet democratic values.Their interpretation of demoracy as illution is wrong.They know in the heart of their hearts that we do not live by bread alon.We had tasted what democracy offered until 1962 and now trying to rediscover it.China’s trial and error of democracy at grassroots hopefully will eventually grow into reality inspite challenges and be adopted by the mainstream elite.

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