After reading this update on the Sichuan earthquake, I'm relieved to see there is still a glimmer of hope for establishing an accountable government in China, despite its firm one-state policy. "Every crow shares the same blackness everywhere" is no longer a mock of the governing system in China, but a challenge to be more accountable in a society believing in the socialist teaching. An accountable system benefits all, from a reliable policy to safeguard citizens to trustworthy friends and allies. It brings satisfaction, innovation and motivation to propel a society for the better. Accountability is the driving force behind the North American innovation, where people strive away from originality because they feel the need to and it empowers them to do so. If China wishes to be a part of the innovative process, itself has to embrace an accountable guidelines and take the public opinion for granted so the overall infrastructure would move forward, not idle, like it is now on the global arena. Then again, bringing forth an accountable system would spell an end to the reigning one-state policy, and who wouldn't want that to happen?
Sadly, the unaccountable system failed its inhabitants last month during the earthquake.