In China, you've got to be crazy to fight City Hall

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
Doug
In China, you've got to be crazy to fight City Hall

But it must be said it's a step forward that this story appeared in a Chinese publication.

Local officials in Shandong Province have apparently found a cost-effective way to deal with gadflies, whistle-blowers and all manner of muckraking citizens who dare to challenge the authorities: dispatch them to the local psychiatric hospital.

In an investigative report published Monday by a state-owned newspaper, public security officials in the city of Xintai in Shandong Province were said to have been institutionalizing residents who persist in their personal campaigns to expose corruption or the unfair seizure of their property. Some people said they were committed for up to two years, and several of those interviewed said they were forcibly medicated.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/world/asia/09china.html?_r=4&ref=world

old_bolshie

Very much like the old Communist Soviet Empire.

 The Red Chinese Govt is an empire of swine-(my apologies to porcines everywhere for blackening their name)

Fidel

And if they keep it up, they'll overtake the USSA for largest incarcerated population in the world

Michelle

Fidel, please stay on topic. This thread is not about the USA. It's about China.