Ruling, Resources and Religion in China

Ruling, Resources and Religion in China

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China is not an easy country to rule: it is experiencing rapid growth and with it rapid social change. Resources and religion are two of the most difficult of its challenges, and their combination with ethnicity is not unique to China. It may well be one of the major underlying currents of the 21st century, and is present throughout Asiaa€”with the Baloch of Pakistan, the Kurds of Iraq and Turkey, and the Timorese of the former island of East Timor in Indonesia, now Timor-Lest. In all these nations, as in China, ethnic identity, often united with religious differences, is driven by the presence of valuable resources to create a nationalism with economic underpinnings. With China, however, the outcome is vital, as how it copes with the pressures for good governance with the Asian economic model, treats its ethnic minorities under scrutiny, and gathers resources to fuel its dynamic economy impacts us all.Not long after the meeting, Li Yuanchao, as head of the Party Organization Department, published a 7, 000-character essay in the Peoplea#39;s Daily elaborating on Hua#39;s call for intraparty democracy.25 One of the ways the Party promotes intrapartyanbsp;...

Title:Ruling, Resources and Religion in China
Author: Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-12-24

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