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China's Power Gap

Essay: Why do powerful officials break the rules and earn promotions, while a migrant mother faces bureaucratic traps that don't allow her child to go to school? Facing up to the question of administrative power is fundamental for China'

Planting a new future? (Snow Kisses Sky)
Planting a new future? (Snow Kisses Sky)
Zheng Ge*

The 18th century English essayist Oliver Goldsmith once wrote: "Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law." Put a slight twist on that sentence from "The Vicar of Wakefield," and you get a glimpse into the uglier side of Chinese society where "Laws grind the poor, and the powerful rule the law."

China is in fact a society centered around officials. Wealth is based on having power, whereas simply being rich doesn't necessarily bring power.

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Welcome to Thursday, where Russian troops have unleashed an all-out assault on the strategic city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine’s president lashes out at Henry Kissinger for “Munich” stance and the writer of a notable “How to” essay is convicted of murder. We also look at how the plague of school shootings is not exclusive to the United States.

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