March 14, 2008

China is opening up

China is struggling with rising inflation and food prices, increasing calls for democratic change, environmental degradation, pressure to alter its one child policy and international criticism over its military spending.

I think the Chinese government's planned end game is going to be rather different to what is going to happen. China is opening up, and I don't think the government is going to manage to keep a lid on it. The Chinese are not stupid people; they know what is happening outside of their country. Inch by inch, the people are gaining a little more freedom, and over time the government will capitulate and become democratic. Once this occurs, some regions will break free.

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