Saturday, March 28, 2009

China loosens Internet speech restrictions a bit for grieving parents

The autocratic government of China’s “People’s Republic of Capitalism”, with all its Confucian values used to justify clamping down on Internet free speech, is starting to give in to grieving parents, from a variety of disasters ranging from the 2008 earthquake to a recent scandal involving contaminated milk. China seems to be allowing more speech from parents about losses of children due to government failures. This is still true in a one-party authoritarian country where everyone is effectively appointed.

The Washington Post has a story on Saturday March 28, 2009 “Grieving Parents Gain Clout In China: Party Steps Lightly In Wake of Disasters,” link here. The “Party” here is the now “capitalist” Communist party.

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