"Most Chinese I have talked to don’t care much about dissidents; their main concerns are inflation, corruption and better jobs...Kristof, who is a fan of China otherwise, says that it is very unfortunate that the Chinese have become so frightened by revolutionary events in the Middle East.
Still, the crackdown represents a great leap backward, and it is particularly nasty in two respects.
First, the government is arresting not only dissidents and Christians but also their family members and even their lawyers. Second ... the authorities are again brutalizing white-collar dissidents."
Hat tip to CaryGEE.