Nicholas D. Kristof: China still needs more than spaceships
From the International Herald Tribune: “For the last century, the title of “most important place in the world” has belonged to the United States, but that role seems likely to shift in this century to China.
So what are China’s new leaders, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, really like? Are they visionaries who are presiding over the greatest explosion of wealth the world has ever known? Or are they ruthless thugs who persecute Christians, Falun Gong adherents, labor leaders and journalists in a desperate attempt to maintain their dictatorship?
There’s some evidence for both propositions, and they are probably both true to some degree. ”