There were two Chinas on display at the Beijing Folk Culture PlazaÔºàÂåó‰∫¨ÂÜú‰∏öÂ±ïËßàÈ¶ÜÔºâ on Friday, as an exhibition on human rights began a 10-day run.
The exhibit, the first of its kind in China, extolled the virtues of China’s constitution and “grass-roots democracy.” (ËçâÊ†πÊ∞ë‰∏ªÔºâIt featured color propaganda photos, heavy-handed security and a nervous exhibit director who snatched papers away from an elderly man talking to a Western reporter. There was no mention at the exhibit of China’s human rights abuses.
That was one China. But the other could be seen in the exhibit’s very existence, and in the ways that potential troublemakers were treated. [Full Text]
Related article from Reuter: “China comes to defense of its human rights record“, says “China, which executes more people than any other country in the world and admits nearly all defendants in criminal cases are found guilty, launched an exhibition on Friday promoting its human rights record.”