Bokee.com is doing an online poll to determine who were the real movers and shakers of China in 2007. The plug they’re using is “谁最敢动中国” (who most dared to move China), and you can vote and then see the results, live. They also have little blurbs about each of the front-runners, explaining why they’ve been in the news. The frontrunner thus far, with 19% of the vote is China Mobile, who people are accusing of monopolistic practices and generally being greedy (truth be told, there were a bit too many industry terms and acronyms for us to fully get what they were talking about). Second at 9% is gas/petrol, because of the astronomical prices thereof. More interesting, at least to us, is what comes at third place—8% voted for the the real-estate developers and forced-eviction teams that “trample on the right property rights of the people” by using violent, extra-legal means to kick people out of their homes.
At fourth place, with 7% of the vote, are the operators of illegal brick-kilns that bought and then enslaved children to work for them.