Извращенность политического времени в Китае

1-го июня семидесятидвухлетний доктор Цзян Яньюн - хирург 301 пекинского военного госпиталя - и его жена доктор Хуа Чжунвэй вышли из дома и отправились за визой в американское посольство. С тех пор о них никто не слышал.

Семья и друзья предполагали, что они были задержаны полицией Бюро общественной безопасности, и что их отпустят на свободу после пятнадцатой годовщины "бойни" на площади Тяньаньмэнь 4-го июня. Но 8-го июня государственные служащие, не назвавшие своих имен, попросили сына доктора собрать некоторые личные вещи его родителей, включая зубные протезы, и доставить их властям. Это, конечно, не первый случай задержания людей без каких-либо объяснений в Китае, так что такая просьба является плохим знаком.

В условиях экономического процветания Китая, потоков иностранных инвестиций в страну и значительного укрепления роли Китая на мировых рынках исчезновение пожилой супружеской пары едва ли может прервать это лихорадочное развитие. Но исчезновение этих людей только подчеркивает дисбаланс между темпами экономических и политических реформ.

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