In China, toddler left for dead sparks heated debate about society's moral health
- October 19, 2011
- Dorothy Solinger, political science professor, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, Axcess News and Minneapolis Post October 19, 2011
From the Christian Science Monitor:
The case of a toddler run over twice and left to die by passers-by in the southern Chinese city of Foshan has sparked an emotional debate online and in the press here about the legal and ethical shortcomings that constitute the dark side of China's face-paced economic progress.... One of China's most famous sociologists, Fei Xiaotong, described 60 years ago how Chinese society was built on "graded interpersonal relationships" that governed how people treated others. "Chinese people are so concerned with being part of a network of personal relationships that that is all that matters," says Dorothy Solinger, a professor of politics at the University of California, Irvine. "What goes on with a stranger is not their business."
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