Far from the Founding Father's ideal representative republic, China has garnered a reputation as one of the most repressive regimes on earth. While some of this is well earned, much of it is due to the unsavory legacy left by Mao's "Great Leap Forward" which to this day is still being carefully and systematically dismantled. Another large factor at play is the entirely disingenuous and very much hypocritical campaign the Western corporate-financier oligarchy has waged against the 1.3 billion strong nation.
While lofty, poorly articulated ideals like "democracy" and "freedom" are used by the West as leverage to divide and weaken the nation, real affronts to human rights and freedom, such as China's "one-child policy" or the exploitation of labor are either ignored or wildly applauded by the West. In one New York Times op-ed by US Representative James Scheuer titled, "America, the U.N. and China's Family Planning," Scheuer states:
China's approach to family planning may seem foreign to Western traditions, but that is natural considering that China's whole culture is vastly different from ours. The Chinese program relies on an incessant drumbeat of persuasion and peer pressure, which is undergirded by individuals' sense of responsibility to society and family, which supersedes any perception they may have of their own personal rights.
In other words, Scheuer is justifying not only usurping human rights ...