China to ‘strike hard’ against rising unrest – Chris Buckley

From Reuters, via Boston.com:

China is preparing to “strike hard” against rising public unrest, a senior police official said according to state media on Thursday, highlighting the government’s fears for stability even as the economy booms.Article Tools

An unnamed top official of China’s Ministry of Public Security told a Wednesday meeting that China faced a long period of dangerous social discontent, Xinhua news agency said.”For a considerable time to come, our country will be in a period of pronounced contradictions within the people, high crime rates, and complex struggle against enemies,” the official said.”Contradictions within the people” is a Maoist term used to describe domestic social unrest.China was suffering many “major sudden incidents” — a term Chinese officials use to cover riots, protests and accidents — the official added.

January 26, 2006 9:52 AM
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