There is no question that China has become a world power and during coming years will emerge with the largest economy of any nation. Chinese Communist leaders have helped to develop this vast economic machine, but the cost has been difficult when it comes to the lives of people in China. President Hu Jianto spoke openly about vast corruption and inefficiency in the nation. He acknowledged public anger over graft and disregard for environmental degradation of society.
“Combating corruption and promoting political integrity, which is a major political issue of great concern to the people, is a clear-cut and long-term political commitment of the party. If we fail to handle this issue well, it could prove fatal to the party.” Unfortunately, the issue can only be handled by introducing democractic principles of free speech and free elections. Sorry, Hu, those who created corruption will not depart unless shoved aside!