James V. Feinerman, The Washington Post | December 19, 2008
This week marks 30 years since China put into place measures to increase economic and political freedoms. ++ The latter have not been realized. ++ On the contrary, China’s judicial system in the years since has been “corrupt and ineffective,” with regular curtailment of civil and human rights and detention of activists and protestors. ++ It is crucial that China redress this, as its economic success has made it a model for many developing nations. ++ It must send out the message that political freedom and rising living standards go hand in hand.