Yang Jilanli, who was arrested and thrown in prison by the Chinese government for promoting democracy and now resides in the U.S., is extremely encouraged by recent developments in China.
Not since 1989 have the forces for democracy so visibly formed inside China,” he said. He praised the Chater 08 document which calls for democracy and reform in China and has been signed by over 9,000 Chinese citizens despite the fact that more prominent endorsers of the document have been persecuted.
According to this report, the document is causing a huge stir in China, with over 300,000 websites linking to it. The government’s detention of some of the minds behind the document only brought more attention to the document and sparked further debate. Could it be that U.S. strategists are missing the creation of a Solidarity-type movement in China?
This is probably one of the most important events today, and it has the potential to dramatically change the future of the world for the better.