John Chan: New Year for China’s rural migrant workers

From World Socialist Web Site:

At this year’s official Chinese New Year celebrations, Premier Wen Jiabao pretentiously declared to an assembly of top bureaucrats in Beijing: “Let all the people share the social wealth created by [market] reform and development.”

None of the “Communists” assembled in the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing took the comment seriously. The rich and powerful elites represented in the room have no intention of sharing their wealth with China’s impoverished masses. As the official Xinhua news agency described the scene: “The banquet hall, decked out with blooming narcissus and fruit-bearing kumquats, was full of cheers and laughter.”


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