Here is an interesting story from Chinaview,Local legislature makes criticisms of their own law. It illustrates that the issues facing local and provincial government officials in China are really not all that different from those in the US. In this case how to save historic building, and how to fairly compensate the people who are impacted by preservation efforts. Also gives you a glimpse of the grassroots democracy that is growing in China. Very good for everyone.
If we are going to make progress improving relations between the US and China we must begin by understanding each other as people.