With reference to the Jasmine Revolution that is reshaping the Middle East, here is another poignant piece on why an Egypt will not occur in China. It focuses by identifying the two key issues that led to the downfall of the Mubarak regime – leadership and money; a common thread that seems to be cascading throughout the Middle East.
For more, check out these earlier postings – Call me if there’s a revolution (Al Jazeera, February 21, 2011) and Change of Political Weather (Straits Times, February 18, 2011)
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Egypt and China: the Difference is Leadership and Economic Results
Fred S. Teng
Political & Social Development
Source – ChinaUSFocus, published February 25, 2011
The recent eruption of protests and violence in Egypt and the resignation of its President, Hosni Mubarak, lead some pundits to predict that the same movement will happen in China. However, China’s circumstances are entirely different and a similar outcome is unlikely.
Along with India and Greece, Egypt and China are two of the oldest civilizations in the world. However, both the Arab Republic of Egypt and the People’s Republic of China only established their current governments about 60 years ago. How did these two governments conduct their affairs? Why are the events that caused the collapse of the Mubarak regime not likely to happen in China?
The main issues that surrounded the downfall of the Mubarak regime appear to be the leadership and the economy. Read the rest of this entry »
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