Friday, October 06, 2006

Grass Roots Pressures Forge China's Civil Rights Movement

China’s breakneck economic growth has created thousands of groups of disenfranchised people nationwide who are increasingly using the country’s legal system to defend their rights, experts say. And China’s Communist Party has warned members that it risks falling from power if corruption continues unchecked. "It’s about these words: 'rule of law,'" prominent rights lawyer Guo Feixiong told RFA’s Mandarin service shortly before his detention by Guangzhou police. "But the space those words take up is being squeezed smaller and smaller." Read the entire article.


Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

A friend of mine just this past week returned from a week long visit to China. He met a girl online; magic happened and he's sending for her to come to America. The only way to get her in is for him to submit a fiancee visa for her.
That's how things go there. She couldn't ever visit the US unless she was on a student or work furlough, or in this case, get married.

10/07/2006 8:35 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Well good for him! I pray everything works out for the best for all concerned. Wow.

10/07/2006 8:45 AM  

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