中国的开放半途而废

中国官方新华社最近报道了政府调查山东临沂村发生的一系列强制结扎和堕胎事件。据说调查开始于为受害者仗义直言的盲人活动份子陈光诚遭绑架后的几天,其速度以及报道的坦率给人的印象是政府的应对措施更为积极有效、官方媒体更为大胆。事实果真如此吗?

通常,中国的宣传干部会将临沂的事态埋藏于中共的机密文件中。报道说,临沂的地方政府为了避免超生,迫使妇女堕胎并将许多超生的夫妇强制结扎。据说,躲避这一运动的村民的家人被囚禁。临沂还有人痛诉辱没人格、酷刑以及敲诈等事件。

为何调查及报道这一丑闻?我相信,新华社的报道至多可以理解为控制损害。

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