[WikiEN-l] Tearing down the Chinese Firewall

Anthony DiPierro wikilegal at inbox.org
Sat May 13 15:46:19 UTC 2006

On 5/13/06, Tim Starling <t.starling at physics.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> Prasad J wrote:
> > Again, let us note an important point-the present Government of China is an
> > elected one, it is not a military junta or a dictatorship so it will
> > be rather difficult for us to actually prove that they are suppressing
> > the Chinese in the manner in which (for example) the North Korean
> > Government oppresses its people.
> Elected? In what sense? It's a one-party system, the CPC doesn't tolerate
> any serious opposition. Maybe you should read:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China
Also see [[Elections in the People's Republic of China]].  The second
paragraph is especially relevant.  (Not that I think that democracy
permits oppression anyway.)


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