Will a New York Times story about the wealth of the Chinese premier's relatives have much impact in China?
In this article, the New York Times carefully documents the wealth of the Chinese Premier’s relatives. It names companies and value. It shows how the relative traded in on the power of their connection to the Chinese leader, even if he did not gain any wealth.
It makes me wonder whether the Chinese will just block the Times so no one in China can read the article, and things will go on as normal. I feel that this is an audacious and clever investigation by the Times. I wonder if it will help make China more open and democratic. I wonder if it will help reduce corruption.
What do you think?