Chinese Government Blogging?

Monday, March 06, 2006

People's Representatives in China are starting to blog.

As the Danwei blog says, it's unlikely anything too inflammatory would stay up, but still, here's a translation of one comment:
Representative Ye, you are a National People's Representative, did you know that ten years ago, the Chinese government signed the UN's International Convention on Civil and Political Rights? 



Without democracy we cannot unite, this is the common understanding of the Democratic Progressive Party's unification policy. How do you see democratic peaceful unification? When do you think the People's Congress will consider the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and even better, protect and safeguard human rights to promote peaceful unification?

2 comments:

David Thomson said...

“When do you think the People's Congress will consider the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and even better, protect and safeguard human rights to promote peaceful unification?”

It will not do so officially. At best, we can hope that there is a de facto agreement to allow the citizens to exercise the freedoms we so take for granted. Is the chinese economy growing? This is perhaps the most important question. An economically viable China is less likely to start a ruinous war.

terrye said...

baby steps.