Chen Guangcheng, a native of China’s eastern Shandong province, the legal activist CAME to Shangai to publicize the plight of women who had been forced to undergo abortions or sterilizations as part of the nation’s family-planning campaign.
China has tried for more than two decades to lower its population through its “one child” policy.
Chen was blinded by a fever as a small child.
China is the world’s factory. It holds bountiful foreign-currency reserves. It will be host to the Olympics in 2008.
The balance has shifted from China’s feeling as if it needs the world to the world’s needing China.
* It was summarized of Time, sep.4, 2006