In the past decade, there have been many incidents in China wherein rural people have protested to secure their basic social rights, including rights to housing, land, and a pollution free environment. In the wake of these protests, thugs and police forces have been sent in to contain and repress the protests. In some incidents, the protestors have been injured or killed in defending their rights. You can read about these protests on the internet, including the ones that occurred in Shengyou in Hebei (The Washington Post posted a video clip of the Shengyou attack on the internet) and in Taishi in Guangdong, both in 2005; and also the July 1, 2007-October 18 protest and confrontation that unfolded in Xiantong (Guangdong province). Take any one of these protest incidents–or any more recent protest incident of your choice–and (a) describe its causes, (b) explain the issue of basic social and economic justice involved, (c) analyze the struggle that evolved, and (d) describe and analyze the nature of the police intervention in the protest. Now, after completing a, b, c, and d, put yourself in the position of Chief Inspector Chen Cao. Imagine that you have been assigned to handle the case and report to Xi Jinping, the President of China and the supreme leader of the Chinese Communist Party. In writing your report, which will find its way up the party-state hierarchy to President Xi, please make clear who was at fault, what if any compensation there should be to those who suffered, and how the actions of the authorities, thugs, and/or the police should be addressed. Whose side should the Central government take, and why?
How can this kind of incident be prevented in the future? Why is it unlikely that it can be prevented? How does the nature of the political regime in the China make prevention unlikely?
, you will benefit from reading the work of Murray Scott Tanner, especially his testimony before the U.S. Congress of July, 26, 2002 on the nature of China’s police state and the problem it presents for reform, democratization, and the rule of law. This testimony is on the internet. To get deeper into the issue, you are encouraged to read my essay, “The Violent Dawn of Reform.” By Robert Thaxton. You also will benefit from reading Murray Scot Tanner, Review Article: “Will the State Bring You Back In: Policing and Democratization,” Comparative Politics, October, 2000.
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