In the New Testament there is a parable of the Wedding Banquet(Matt22.1-14). The wedding banquet for the king’s son was open to all. But one guest despite of being provided with the wedding clothes could not be counted among those who assembled or partake the joy offered. When I think of China’s achievements I see how apt this parable is. China has emerged from bamboo curtain for what? China has great pretensions to play on the world stage. In order to be counted a major player it is ready to sacrifice everything in terms of people,morality and many qualities that make the joy of being humans. The authoritaian regime wants opposition silenced and dissidents jailed. China may stand in the international forum and preen like a peacock. Little does the silly bird know that he is devoid of all human values and looks naked, like the wedding guest who must be thrown out from the general merriment.
Liu Xiaobo is serving a 11 year jail sentence and his wife is put under house arrest for what? They protested at the human abuses perpetrated by the Powers that be. The best in China are put away to rot in jail and only what is freely circulated are their shoddy goods, tainted milk and cough syrups that kill the innocents at home and abroad.