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All the industrial and technological progress in the world doesn't compensate for the way that China's totalitarian regime behaves towards citizens who criticise it, or the fashion in which it makes veiled threats to the governments of foreign nations who show support to said citizens.
Telling the world that there would be "consequences" if governments showed support for a Chinese Nobel Prize winner is an appalling way to behave, and shows that for all its boasting about 'progress' the Chinese Communists don't know the meaning of the word.
I expect I'l be refused entry for saying that, next time I go to Beijing.
But we do talk about it, all the time. It does no good, because - so far - the Chinese government ignores what we say.
This is classic case of a regime recognising that there's a cultural train coming down the track, and thinking that the way to delay its arrival (for the Communist leaders know they can't stop it) it is to oppress, and keep on oppressing.
What will win in the end is the human spirit - in the end the people of China cannot fail to escape from the tyranny of communism, it's just going to take a while longer, that's all.