China Intellectuals: Democracy Needed Now!



China academics urge reform, warn of violence (via AFP)

A group of Chinese intellectuals has called on the government to implement urgent political reforms and respect human rights or risk “violent revolution”. In an open letter 71 top academics warned that growing economic imbalances were fuelling social unrest and an uprising could erupt if reforms were…





China adds destroyers to marine surveillance: report (via AFP)

China has transferred two destroyers and nine other ex-navy vessels to its maritime surveillance fleet, reports said Monday, as it moves to beef up its position in bitter territorial rows with Japan and other neighbours. Beijing renovated the ships and transferred them to surveillance operations to…



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