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Tibet – a place of radical nationalism, seeking independence from China in a cloak of religion

China-peasants

China's peasants

Formalistic approach to “helping women” – a woman propagandist visits another woman in the fields and tells her to study more political writings.

China remains Stalinist – portraits of Lenin and Stalin in a village

Corruption in elections – “vote for me, and I’ll give you 100 yuan”

Embezzling public money

Officials as profiteers – corruption

Power+money+intellect – bandit society

Theft of state property            

Part 2: women of the countryEdit

corruption is everywhere

paid education

a woman is treated as a man’s possession, her duty is to look after man

a shift of 12 hours at an electronics factory, salary of a worker – 26 U.S. dollars/week, with ovetime!

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Treating waste eats into profits. Similarly for airplane safety, work safety (mines), etc. Can capitalism pass to China today?                                

Problem with water – 1) dirty, 2) not enough in the North

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“slave mentality”

“Rich people’s dogs do better than the peasants”

1959 – Tibet revolted from China, defeated.

West uses Tibet to split China

Protest against government paternalism in religious form: “independent worship”

Issues: farmers and miners, corruption, environment

Embezzlement of central government funds

Most of the poor in the countryside, growing “underclass”

“Re-education through labor” is aimed at protesters, first of all

Villagers see themselves as defending the law, and the corrupt government as breaking the law

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