LA Times: Corruption taints every facet of life in China

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The last time his parents saw Liao Mengjun alive, he was heading to school to pick up his junior high school diploma.

A few hours later, they were called to the morgue. They found that their lanky 15-year-old son's forehead had been bashed in. His right knee jutted through the skin. Both his arms had been broken. He had several stab wounds, internal injuries and a swollen foot.

His index finger was slashed, suggesting his tormentors had tried to make him write something in his own blood.

As if things could be worse, writer Liao Zusheng and his wife, Chen Guoying, concluded that they knew who had killed their son: his teachers. And they believed they knew why: because of their bitter, public complaints about unauthorized fees and systemic corruption in schools and across Chinese society.

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Posted December 31, 2008 at 7:27 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. AnglicanFirst wrote:

South Vietnam also suffers under corrupt communist officials. 
Patronize your local Pho restarant, Vietnamese soup shop, and talk with the waiters.  After a while, your ears will be filled with their experiences with communist corruption that they encountered upon returning to visit relatives in South Vietnam.  Many can also speak of brutal imprisonment and mistreatment that they or their family members experienced.

Communist corruption and human rights violations in South Vietnam since April 1975 have been far far far worse than those which existed under the nationalist South Vietnamese government prior to that date.

So its not a surprise that the people of communist China suffer from the same sort of abuses from their elite communist party leadership.

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