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Is democracy desirable and feasible in contemporary China?

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in asian studies, history

Is democracy desirable and feasible in contemporary China

China is the third largest country in the world by area and has a population of over 1 .3 Billion people . 20 people on our planet live in China . China is a great nation in itself and it stands on the top on many counts . It is the fastest growing and the strongest emerging economy today . With a GDP of over 2 .2 Trillion Dollars , the Chinese economy is on top of every investors mind . Most of the top companies across the world have a [banner_entry_middle]

presence in China , as it has become the manufacturing hub of the world . However , there are a few blips in China and it continuously lags behind on human rights , in fact , there have been recent calls from many organizations for China to improve its human rights record . In such times , and they have improved by a huge margin since the Tiananmen Square massacre , the democratic situation in China is always under attack

Based on the reports that come out , most people feel that the human rights situation in Chain is very bad and that the Chinese government needs to work very hard to improve the system

The huge three Gorges Dam is an example of development vs . human rights and the strong-handedness of the government . The reports of government strong-handedness are not public news , as people do not dare to raise such issues on the international arena . However , the 25 Billion project has displaced a million people and submerged many towns and villages in the lake that is formed because of the dam . The people have been resettled , but that does not meant hat they got their fair share . However , to give credit to the government , across the b in India , the Sardar Sarovar Dam has caused havoc for the government and they failed miserably in settling the people who have lost their homes The Indian government is struggling to find the land and the resources that these people had been promised . There are also widespread protests about he dam and the locals have the support of many of the social organizations in India . They say that there are hundreds of thousands of people who are going to lose their homes and their livelihoods and hence the government should shelve the plans to make that dam . In China however , there are no protests . The people simply moved to the other areas that were designated to them and there are no social organizations or activists protesting or going on hunger strikes . The china project is going on time and there are no delays , but the project in India has seen many delays and problems that the Chinese have never faced because of the way the Chinese government functions

The Chinese government also actively jails reporters and dissidents and continues to hold trials in secret courtrooms , usually nobody finds out what happened inside the courtroom and people are mainly dependent on the state run Xinhua agency for any kind… [banner_entry_footer]

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