CBS Trumpets: Olympics Give China the Opportunity to Showcase Successful 'Communist Way'

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<p>Barry Petersen: “From designer clothes to new cars, China is getting rich. Democracies once bragged that theirs was the only way to economic success. China is doing it the communist way. Today, the ambitions of most students are not about changing their country, but changing their lives. <br />Unidentified Man: “The younger generation are being channeled. Their energy has been channeled into making money, getting rich.” <br />Petersen: “Rich, but not free. Religious activist Qua Wei Chi told us last week the police warned him to remain quiet or he might disappear. Sunday, on his way to the church that President Bush attended, he was arrested. As for the games, China has one ambition, win more gold than its athletic and super power arch rival, the United States. And here are some numbers that are not about gold medals. An American polling company asked Americans and Chinese what they thought about the direction of their country. About 23% of Americans said they were satisfied, but an astonishing 86% of Chinese said they’re happy with where their country is going.”<br />— Correspondent Barry Petersen on CBS’s Early Show, August 11, 2008.</p>

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