Hu Jintao

Effectively, Who is Hu?
In the streets of Heihe, China, a little girl named Hai watches her puppy.   She is in fear of the Statesmen seeing her Maltese, Jing, and beating him to death just for being seen.   Meanwhile, in Huangping, China, the young students of Luolong Elementary are observed saluting every car that passes them by as they are walking to school.   After all, it is the law (LaFraniere).   As the students are saluting and Hai is crying, Hu Jintao, President of The People’s Republic of China is reviewing the country’s economic plan.   According to Noer and Pelroth, China is positioned to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy within the next twenty-five years.
      Hu, a former engineer and now the second most powerful person in the world, leads his country of nearly 1.5 billion people with the goal of becoming a “harmonious society” (Noer and Perlroth). He is considered to be a gentleman publicly; however, a very serious businessman politically. He stands firmly against corruption and is known to say,” The CPC never tolerates corruption or any other negative phenomena, just as water and fire can never come together” (“Profile”).   Since Jintao became President in 2003, he has caused The People’s Republic China to undergo change civilly, globally, and economically.
      The everyday rights many American’s may take for granted are the same rights that Hu’s population could only dream of.   Freedom of land ownership and the freedom of press are just a couple of the many civil rights which Hu has had an impact—some positively and some negatively.   In reference to land, “China is the world’s third largest country in land area”; however, its earth can not be privately owned (Ding, Chengri and Knapp).   In 2007, Jintao passed “The New Property Rights Law”.   This law provides the citizens of The People’s Republic of China the right to own buildings “and fixtures on land”, but not the right to own the land which their buildings or “fixtures”...