IsChina’s protection of its people against its own?
2years shy of two decades of independence as a British Colony HongKong might be the only whiff of freewill that China may ever taste.
China’speople’s suffrage is termed as protection of the freewill of itspeople.
Chinashould engage people in everyday politics and purpose to protect itsown citizens through a democracy that is accepted by all people.Adoptability of world acceptable standard is not an issue to theChinese government culture, the empirical mentality formed duringformer leadership of ancient times is what needs to be revisited andre-organized. The top leaders should be placed accountable for theprotection of democracy and stop should be placed against any shoddypractice by the top leadership which would hurt the nation. Theleadership has been accused of partisan politics targeting particularinterests while ignoring others. Hong Kong has especially felt lessChinese due to this happenings. With a currency of their own and someform of autonomy they are liberal of sorts. Despite this kind offreedom China still claims authority over it. After all thegovernment belongs to the people of China.
HongKong’s democracy has reportedly been at cross with Chinasdefinition of freedom. China’s actions adamantly reject to offerHong a political democratic right of their own, the choice ofpolitical leaders. Many Hong Kong dwellers feel that China has forlong been oppressive of their rights. Recently China offered HongKong a “democratic” leeway for a political leader. China shouldgive Hong Kong true democratic rights instead of an assortment ofChinese pre-approved leadership that they could choose from. Asopposed to what China terms as a means to offer them freewill, HongKong is up in arms against this proposition.
Industrialregulation, Chinese pollution is in the worlds maps among the highestto the extent of clouding the skies that the sun isn’t visible.China is country of great potential and this has been seen from itsinnovation and economic output. They should capitalize on thisinstead of focusing on centrality of power. China may be attemptingtoo much to place a hindrance to protect it people against outsideinfluence from the world without putting into consideration theimplications on its citizens. The Olympics too had concerns amidprotests too about the communist regime when it came to state controlof the functions. When a person wants to enter into the Chinese webor communications industry a myriad clause of censorship and controlmay fall from Beijing. The government, as was the case of Google, hason numerous occasions been shut down due to its liberalism policiesthat aren’t ‘Chinese’.
Chinesestates that its people’s welfare is its paramount priority. Butaccording to Beijing, it is not tolerable for the people of a nationto place their will above that of the government. Hong Kong claimsChina government is only interested in its welfare and not itspeoples. While corruption and illegal activity are highly punishablein China. China still caps the extents of freewill placed on peopleand feels that it has to be responsible for their every move. In onescenario, in a stampede case reported in a New Year celebrationdiscussions on the matter were closed and mourners were escorted byplain clothed police officers to burial sites. They did this toprotect the mourners as they claim. Clearly China’s intentions maybe good but its execution is banking on maintenance of powercentrally.
Themedia in China is “free” according to the government but has tobe controlled. The Chinese media undergoes high scrutiny in order toprotect it against its people sometimes viewed as undemocratic forcontrol of the press. It may have turned the People’s Republic ofChina into one dark nightmare for the freedom of the press. Caseswhere some television series have been pulled off the mainstreambroadcast in speculation that they portray the Chinese leadership inbad light is not a new occurrence. The country might be named aPeoples Republic but the people may feel subjected by its principlesrather than protected.
TheInternet and Social Media scene are without a doubt the government’sbiggest “headache” in China. China should empowerment of itscitizens social life would help achieve empirical superiority thatthey have always been associated with. While the government isstrongly trying to regulate their use due to the freewill sharing ofinformation, the world over can’t help but laugh. China is tryingto regulate what information should be transferred by closing itsCitizens from the world over. Previous reports indicate the Chinesegovernment to have pulled down some posting of social media that wentagainst the government’s propositions of freedom of expression.Despite its very state of the art communications infrastructure thefree speech liberalism hasn’t been put into perspective. The sociallife and exchange of ideas in modern day world can’t be describedwithout mentioning the word social media or blogging.
Freedomof the press and journalism are much monitored aspects ofcommunication in China. Protestors of the government and othersegments of the society have been previously reported to beshort-changed or given the least attention that they deserve throughthe press as a measure of the government restrictions. From this itis clear news in china is a highly state controlled matter and mediaethics is implied rather than actual. Reporting of protests asnon-governmental unrest, termed the pro-democracy individuals asradical elements of the society or anti-China forces. China iscurrently practicing anarchical dictatorship in the modern-day world.
Theworld over has adopted a democratic face that has assisted it toembrace modern day humanity practices. While in China the posting orcriticism of The Communist Party will land you into trouble with theauthorities. While commonly accepted acts of expression areacceptable in the world over, China has a strict publishing criteriathat has it aims will protect its people from intoxication againstits government. China has overlooked the fact that it cannot controleverything within China to the extent of controlling how people willreact to calamities. This will only reduce it to a bleeding personwho covers their eyes not to see blood gushing instead of seekingattention to stop the bleeding.
Chinesehave economic empowerment programs that are of benefit to theirpeople. But in the rush for economic empowerment some aggrievedparties have felt that the welfare of the poor has been sidelined inorder to pave way for multinational capability. China has the highestnumber of billionaires in the world but the poverty and richdifference is too much. Some building constructions have been made inplaces where poor Chinese residents used to dwell. They have beendisplaced while disregarding their democratic rights in many cases.As a communist state, China strives to make equal of all factors ofeconomics to all citizens. This is not quite the phenomenon.
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