Shanghai Gone Book Review

756 WordsDec 16, 20134 Pages
Book Review - Shanghai Gone This book is a harsh criticism China's housing reform system for destroying its own people, written by the author who observes China from liberal's point of view. The author, Qin Shao wrote for those people who want to learn about the large-scale housing revolution in China throughout crucial experiences that citizens have gone through. It criticize the demolition and relocation system, questioning the level of morals. In introduction, he gives concretely negative words of China's abusing housing system and as he explains the historical process in order. For instance, Shao describes the government's policies and its corruption as “crucial,” “distrustful,” and he even calls them as “ugly twins.” There…show more content…
This is a typical psychological method, which swindlers are good at. Another example of psychological method that the government use toward petitioners is “black jail,” the extralegal place of imprisonment where people can be confined for a long time without any access to legal protection. Depends on the prisoner's “attitude,” their period of stay is determined; for leaders of petitioning organizations, it is more likely that their jail time will be longer. The authorities force petitioners to sign the agreement to quit petitioning and keep their mouths shut about the abuse they get in the jail. Though it has been a big nationwide concern, officials deny the existence of black jails. Shao insists that new Regulations are continuing failure; unlike previous one, the new Regulations focused on restricting petitioners instead of resolving “the root cause of popular grievances.” This government's misdirected petition system leads citizens to repeated petitioning –violence causes another violence. This spiral of hostility would not end unless the government decide to regard its own people highly instead of economic
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