Thursday, October 12, 2006

End of the book =( Wild Grass

Well, this is the last 20 pages in this book. The author is examining why the town where Ms Chen was from (Weifang) is the center for the deaths of people held in custody for adherence to Falun Gong. "Anecdotal information suggested that criminals were being released to make room for Falun Gong adherents, while laogai - reform-through-labor camps - which are not supposed to house people detained without charge, were serving exactly this function." Why do you think that it was so important across the country to completely crush Falun Gong? Well, the reason that the brutality was bad is that the Chinese government told all the governors of the provinces that they would be held responsible for the actions of the people inside that situation. The governor of the province that Weifang is located in happened to be an extremely powerful man. He was being blamed within the party for how many protesters were coming from his province. Well, the accounting principle does teach us, "You get what you measure". In this case, the result of this pressure was not appropriate because we asked him to reduce the amount of protesters coming from his area and gave no guidelines about how to accomplish this. Therefore, they used whatever means necessary (obviously including death).

I liked this book quite a lot. I think that the writing style was clear and precise. Let me know what you think about it. Have a good night and stay safe.

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