By Cal Widdall
Uh oh. Weekly columnist and former editor-in-chief of The Observer Will Hutton has predicted that there will be a public uprising in China in the near future. The comments came amidst a debate on the global economic downturn in which Hutton stated “I’m expecting there to be a Chinese Spring within three to five years.”
The bestselling author further explains his reasoning in this recent article on the Chinese government’s legitimacy to rule, and in a separate piece on Japan’s economy, claims that “the Asian story of the next decade will be Japan’s renaissance and China’s relapse.”
Hopefully though, if only for the sake of the Shanghaiist, the Asian stories of the next ten years will simply be more about 3D boobs and failed rocket launches we can turn into erectile dysfunction gags.
The full debate is available here.