..."A 20-year-old factory worker who joined a banned political party because he was unhappy with one-party rule in China was jailed for 18 months yesterday.
A court in Shenzhen found Xue Mingkai guilty of subversion of state power because he joined the United States-based China Democracy Party last April, his mother Wang Shuqing said"...
Source: The Standard, Hong Kong (here).
C'mon guys. The Chinese Communist has over 70 million members, larger than all but 18 countries on this planet. The party is larger than the entire population of England (62 millions), or France (65.5 millions) or Spain (46 millions). It is almost 10 times the population of Israel. That's men, women and child.
The 70 million party members do not include the military which is put at 3 million.
So what's this China Democracy Party? Is there anyone outside the paranoid Chinese Communist Party who seriously believes that this tiny group of people would constitute a threat so lethal that the political system in China would collapse?
Why are Chinese leaders so nervous, if not manic or are they manic-depressive?
How big is that little party that so scares Beijing? It has been put at between 15-200 members (tops) around the world.
So this 20 years old factory worker goes to jail because he has paid maybe 4 USD party membership fee and has attended a few meetings?
By that standard, the Republican Party in the US should all be in maximum security prison since they plot on an hourly basis to put Obama in the political dog house and are, so far, not doing a bad job either.
So what's with the CCP, the world's largest communist party that is more capitalistic than any society I can think and yet almost as retentive as that ruling party in Burma!
A severe case of insecurity? But about what? Uncle Sigmund, where are you? China needs you.