China's Challenges

Are the Chinese People ‘Real’ Citizens? Preview

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Chinese people today enjoy much higher standards of living but what about their political and human rights? The emergence of new media and the internet, which galvanizes China’s opinion in dramatic new ways, is a game-changer. With micro-blogs, citizens are aware of their rights and are vocal about situations they face on a daily basis. The government, though authoritarian, must now pay attention.