By Chris Hogg
BBC News, Shanghai
Zhou Yongkang urged senior officials to improve "social management" and "detect conflicts and problems early on", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He was speaking at a weekend seminar which took place as an internet campaign tried to provoke a "jasmine revolution" in China.
On Sunday, police dispersed a meeting of people who had answered the call...
(Whole story here;
Let's take it apart :D I love doing that to articles on China, and now there's a whole bunch with the whole International Jasmine Revolution hype that's thrown the Western media into an ecstatic frenzy.
"China's security tsar warns over 'jasmine revolution'"
--> "Tsar"? Geez, I know people like comparing China to Russia due to the communist link but can we try to be a little more subtle BBC? (Granted the term is simply a title for a supreme ruler in some East European countries, most people think Russia when they see that word I think.)
"Leading human rights activists and lawyers were taken into police custody in the hours before the protests were due to begin."
--> Aw great, now just waiting for the flood of "OMG CHINA'S OPPRESSING HUMAN RIGHTS AGAIN!!" news reports to begin.
"A leading government think-tank has said there have been 90,000 so-called "mass incidents" - examples of public unrest - in China every year since 2007."
--> How's that possible considering China supposedly doesn't allow such displays of public unrest?
"Academics said it appeared the government was reacting to "rumours" by arresting activists."
--> And now, ladies and gentlemen, onto the conspiracy theorists who will wow you with tales of the CCP starting these "rumors" in order to arrest these activists.
"The conditions did not yet exist here for such a mass movement to succeed, they said. The controls on the internet, and out on the streets were too strong."
--> Or maybe there was no mass movement because most people aren't willing to risk chaos that will undermine the progress they've worked so hard for in the past few decades? Or possibly most people doesn't have enough of a beef with the CCP to take to the streets? Or perhaps most people are happy enough with their lives currently to just ignore it? But of course not, those couldn't possibly be the reasons, it MUST have been the fault of the government because if given the chance who wouldn't want to rally in the streets and bash the CCP right?