China Ripe for Fundamental Change, Says Dissident

“China is just like a river with a big dam blocking its path and water accumulating and accumulating,” said Chinese activist Dr. Yang Jianli, who recently sat down with this reporter to discuss the dramatic events happening in China today and the possibilities of democratic reform developing.

Any number of issues could create cracks in that dam and be the beginning of the end of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship, he said, listing the Tiananmen Square massacre; the case of the attempted defection at the U.S. Consulate by a Chongqing official and the resulting marginalizing of key CCP officials; increasing protests around China over corrupt officials; or the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

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