As rural unrest rises, Beijing sends stern warning – Jim Yardley

From The International Herald Tribune:

In a sign that top leaders are growing increasingly worried about unrest in the countryside, the Chinese government has warned citizens that they must obey the law and that any threats to social stability will not be tolerated.

The warning came in a front-page commentary published last Thursday in The People’s Daily, the chief mouthpiece of the Communist Party. The prominence given to the editorial suggests that leaders wanted to send an unmistakable message.

“Protecting stability comes before all else,” the editorial cautioned.

“Any behavior that wrecks stability and challenges the law will directly damage the people’s fundamental interests.”

See also: Yixuan’s commentary (in Chinese) on this topic on BBS.

August 1, 2005 11:17 AM
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