SCMP.com – Wang Yang says the party can’t make you happyPosted: May 9, 2012
SCMP: Guangdong boss: the party can’t make you happy
“We should eradicate the wrong concept that happiness is a benevolent gift from the party and the government.”
The remarks represent a departure from years of propaganda that has urged citizens to view the party as a benefactor and provider of good fortune.
The theme echoes Wang’s two-year-old “Happy Guangdong” campaign, in which the province set up a happiness index and encouraged people to strive for joy in their lives.
However, he either forgets or implies: how can people really be happy without human rights and democracy?