24 Aug '11, 7pm

Harmony, Gridlock and River Crabs | The Reform Party

Harmony, Gridlock and River Crabs | The Reform Party

In any case, “Harmonious” is often just a euphemism for conformity and control and was the Confucian ideal, the Mandate of Heaven (undermined in practice by the emperor’s exercise of absolute power without accountability), for the relationship between the Chinese emperor and his subjects. A harmonious society was the end goal for the Communist Party of China as announced by Hu Jintao at the 2005 National Peoples’ Congress. While it may have been intended to herald a new emphasis on social goals such as lessening income disparities, in practice it meant a redoubled effort at asserting control over new media and the right to freedom of expression. In fact, so much so that the pinyin for “harmonious” was often transformed by Chinese netizens into the similar word for “river crab”, slang term for internet censorship.** Perhaps when PM Lee talks about needing a harmonious polit...

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