Thought Control in Mao's China

Berkson, William
October 1977
National Review;10/14/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 40, p1173
The article presents an interview with a Chinese intellectual on issues related to the Chinese government. The bureaucrats in China has maintained a strong control over public by using the local gentry. The gentry levy taxes, organize the people, and select Bao and Jia chiefs. The Chinese intellectual feels that the Chinese are not so articulate as the Russians. They are busy in their own internal affairs and does not bother about other people's business. He says that everybody belongs to at least one organization. Even if a person does not have a job, he belongs to the neighborhood committee.


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