Does no one care what’s happening in China? Dems too hung over from their victory party at The Tavern last night?
[quote]BEIJING (Reuters) - Police patrolled a central China town on Tuesday after days of deadly ethnic fighting and a southwestern county reeled after protests by tens of thousands marked the latest unrest in the tightly controlled country.
The southwestern province of Sichuan was grappling with another protest that a resident said had killed at least one when tens of thousands of farmers took to the streets in anger over a hydroelectric dam project that will flood 100,000 people out of their homes.
“It is a coincidence that we see them appear in a short time. But at the same time, I think it reflects deeper issues in Chinese society and political make-up,” Nicolas Becquelin, based in Hong Kong with Human Rights in China, said of the protests.
“There is a social momentum that is really breaking new ground … there is a level of sophistication that was not there before,” he said.
Last month, rioters in the western region of Chongqing, burned police cars and looted government buildings after a quarrel between residents escalated into a clash that was finally dispersed with teargas and rubber bullets.[/quote]
Could this be the beginning of the end for the dictatorship next door?