The rise of China, the fall of human rights
August 2, 2010 § 1 Comment
It is unofficial, but the data seems to indicate that China has finally passed Japan as the second biggest economy in the world. Additionally, the country is expected to surpass the United States in the next decade or two. This news actually makes me pretty sad. As a country becomes more well-off economically, its human rights situation tends to improve. It is safe to say that China will be an anomaly. In fact, the situation will worsen as the authorities are likely to step up their suppression of the Internet, religious freedom, and other basic human rights to confront greater awareness of such.