The Beginning Of Civil Strife In China

Throughout the spring of 2008 Tibet was aflame with anti-communist support, in July of 2009 it was Xinjiang Province.  Both provinces demonstrated enormous distrust for Beijing’s cultural, political policies.  The most prestigious university in China (Tsingua University) has studied uprisings throughout China calculating that last year alone China had 180,000 protests.

The wheels are about to come off the Communist cart!

China is not monolithic.  This is especially demonstrated ethnically.  Nevertheless, such heterodoxy is rarely deliberately violent.  Last Thursday, a farmer named Qian Mingqi detonated bombs outside government buildings protesting the lack of law concerning his home.  It remains an all to common complaint throughout China that property is taken without just regard for any due process or compensation.

The Party and the masses have drifted apart to the point of irreconcilable differences.  In a word:  civil unrest.  The Confucian mandate that has held Sinic civilization together for centuries no longer holds.

Witnessing recent archaic attempts by the Chinese government to quell such unrest through propaganda and violence will not suffice.  Absent real political reform the Party will lose what little support it maintains currently by force.

Currently the Party is paralyzed by fear and inept to gain traction on any political agenda outside official Marxian lexicon.  Any recourse to the classics of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is futile for contemporary Chinese are increasingly becoming independent-minded and can no longer be cowed into group think.

As of this writing Sinic Civilization is rapidly adrift giving credence to violent confrontation between regime and its people.

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Systematic Theologian/International Relations
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