Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Rumsfeld urges openness and democracy in China

Will it make a dent? Probably not, but it's the kind of stuff the Chinese people need to hear. His comments to a group of Chinese students:

"Every society has to be vigilant against another type of great wall that can be a burden on man's talents and is borne from fear of them -- a wall that limits speech, information or choices..."

"While there is no model that is perfect for every nation at every time in its development, a look across the globe suggests that societies that tend to encourage more open markets and freer systems are societies where people are enjoying the greatest opportunities..."

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