Thursday, 28 July 2011

China train crash aftermath is shifting power from the state to citizens

The premier of China brought a note from his doctor to make apology for not coming sooner to the crash site. The power balance is evolving between Chinese citizens, the media and the government. Public opinion carries more weight than it ever has before.  (Source: The American Interest)

Updated: After Deadly Train Crash in China, Critics Claim State Cover-Up (Updated) This is partly a "weibo" Chinese Facebook story.
Earlier posts linking the train crash:
Unrest is popular in China
Chinese Propaganda Department asks for lots of stories ...
Premier bows after placing flowers
at the crash site, July 28th.

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