As inequality rises in China many ask quizzically, "Wait, aren't they Communist?" (Mao Yanzheng / China Daily)
A recent memorandum entitled China in Revolution and War, sent to a re-inaugurated President Barack Obama by Cheng Li of the Brookings Institution, discusses the increasing number of protests in the country that could ultimately lead to domestic revolution. In the memorandum, Li points to China's growing income gap as a root cause of the protests, and one of the most dangerous threats to China’s social and political stability: "Economic inequality is increasing substantially," it warns.
The threat of inequality in China