Will Communist China Become a ‘Militocracy?

“Beneath the heavy scent of the Jasmine revolts of the Arab world now inspiring a brutal game of cat-and-mouse between Chinese security organs and dissidents, the nation’s political environment is evolving. As the elites and pro-democracy camp pursue divergent fantasies, the people-powered dream could end up being much like post-communist Russia; a messy militocracy”

“Unless the Chinese government has enough resources to send police to every street corner, a goon to every dissident’s household, and a fifty-center to every online forum whenever an impish website announces a demonstration, it is going to have to develop new tools to manage China’s political life.”

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