Southern Metropolis Daily addresses cultural and institutional issues behind the “Wall of Shame” story – CMP

China Media Project has translated portions of an editorial from Southern Metropolis Daily about the “Wall of Shame” in Gansu:

The Southern Metropolis Daily editorial does not shrink from the deeper import of the “wall of shame” story. It argues that the idea of a “new countryside” is not about new building projects, or even the making over of peasant homes, but rather about the need for a new conceptual approach to dealing with the welfare of China’s rural poor. The final paragraph directly references related institutional problems, and urges readers to think about them as they read the story. [Full text]

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