Chinese capital to become first #PRC city to publish a #Gini coefficient; could reveal huge #inequalities in nominally #socialist metropolis— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) January 21, 2013
Parameters of speech changing rapidly under influence of microblogging sites such as #SinaWeibo; #CCP 'taking note' tinyurl.com/b3neq24— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) January 21, 2013
Filed under Economic Development, Economics, Political Science, Politics
Tagged as Beijing, China, Communist Party of China, democratisation, Deng Xiaoping, Gini coefficient, income inequality, National Bureau of Statistics of China, Sina Weibo, Xing Zhihong
The internet is a whole new battleground, and let’s see if governments can ultimately control it. The Chinese are already severely limiting access to the outside world via the internet, but that is increasingly nonsensical for a high tech state. The new technology allows new ways to find freedom to dissent and hold governments to account. Different rules apply, though we’re yet to find out what they might be.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 221 other followers