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Faridoon Qazi

General Manager / Director, Mithra Media Limited

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China's communist party , have invited china's richest person to join its Central Committee, is this the first step towards democracy?

China's communist party, have invited china's richest person to join its powerful Central Committee, what does this mean, is this the first step towards new phase of opening up and democratization of the party? Or China's communist party is abandoning last of its remaining socialist makeover and converting from a socialist movement to a rich men's club?

Will these new rich leaders, promote and allow western style democratization of the of the society and political system or they will choose to keep the existing status que, because it serves their commercial interests?

I beliefe with these new development in the shape of the Chinese communist party, China will enter new phase political development. What do you think?

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    Oct 4 2011: Dear Thomas, Thank you for you feed back and opened conversation, but unfortunately TED is not very happy about it, because they removed my last posting. I understanding them, they are afraid of been blocked in China similar to Facebook, twitter, youtube and google (partly).
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      Oct 4 2011: Hi Faridoon,

      I have lived "all over the world" and no matter were I am, I always assume "someone" is reading what I write. I hold that assumption to be as true in the USA as when I am in Kenya (or anywhere else.)

      Now, it might not be true at all. I mean who really cares about what I have to say but, by adopting that position, I find I must be less "reactionary" than I might otherwise be.

      I have found that I can say anything I want to say, if I am diplomatic.

      Why not try it?

      It's a great mental exercise.

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