Following on from the Ai WeiWei thread it is clear that many on this site believe that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not doing a good job of running China. So, assuming you were suddenly parachuted into power in China, that top THREE things would you do to improve the country?
Pls list the items, then identify how you would make sure they were actually implemented (you are only in charge remember) and finally, highlight what you think the impacts would be.
If you have no suggestions or think that the CCP is doing a good job, then just say so.
Here are mine.
On the whole, I think the CCP is doing the best job it can given the size of population and resource constraints facing the country. So mine would be "more of the same but with some slight improvements" - relaxing (but probably not removing) controls on the press; releasing some of the least controversial dissidents (but probably not all of them) and focussing on rooting out and removing corruption at the CCP lower levels.
I think the impact of this is that there is a risk the free-er press would then report on the corruption rooted out and the words of the dissidents and that there might be some unrest, but that provided economic growth continued this would be manageable and not result in a wholesale revolution like the middle east.