Thursday, September 27, 2012

another Tiananmen Square

A villager who allegedly refused what he considered a paltry government payment for his home was crushed to death by a road-flattening truck, apparently at the behest of a Chinese government official.

According to the Huffington Post, "He Zhi Hua was attempting to resist a government drive to relocate his village when he lay in the path of the construction vehicle. ...The horrifying incident was censored by China's state-controlled media, but was leaked online among users of Weibo - the country's version of Twitter."

With a growth rate of 7.6% and holding $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt, China will no doubt slide out from under any meaningful U.S. calumny.

I wonder if China -- like the U.S. with its "What would Jesus do?" buttons -- has anything like a "What would Confucius say?" adornment. Oh well, Jesus and Confucius are the kinds of guys who get trotted out to suit the needs of those who solemnly pronounce their names.

Ah China ... what price "harmony?"

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