In the News: Crowds came out in Qianxi, Guizhou, one of China’s poorest provinces. Reports say hundreds of people rioted, setting fire to cars belonging to the local government, blocking off streets and injuring several police officers. Police arrested 10 people.
Chinese towns regularly experience short-lived outbreaks of unrest. The anger is often directed at local officials. Analysts say such incidents are on the rise in China, and provide one of the most pressing challenges to the rule of the Communist Party.
My Comment: It’s frightening to think about the unrest that is gradually swelling in China. I hope that before it breaks out, humanity will understand that the only possible path of development is the path of gradual unification toward mutual guarantee (Arvut Hadadit). This can prevent a lot of suffering in the world during this transitional period from the egoistic framework to the altruistic one.