The current series of public revolutions breaking out across the Middle East/Arab world against longtime leaders and regimes has captured the attention of a lot of Western media. So much, so that some Western media seem to be in a haste to find the next country and are happily applying this phenomenon to China. Momentous things are happening in the Arab world, don’t get me wrong, and I think it is mostly positive. But it is an incredible leap of imagination to think something similar will happen to China because the circumstances between China and Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia etc are very different. This “Jasmine Revolution” and its overblown (Western) media coverage is ludicrous. China’s Communist Party isn’t helping matters by being so paranoid and taking such forceful measures. I’ll have more to write but for now, read something coming directly from a Chinese person.