Don't be too hard on them. It's hard for some people to really see beyond their immediate experience. China is bewildering for anyone that can only base themselves from Angeo-Greco-Roman traditions, never mind just from the confines of the American experience. The French and the Russians have a better grasp when it comes to the power of the state bureaucracy in dictating the nation's direction and even public sensibilities, but there's no such analogue to the Anglo-Americans. The Chinese structure is such that Chinese Communist Party holds the Chinese state (as a mandate) and it really is China.inc, a country-enterprise owned wholly by the party, out to make a profit for its shareholders, namely the Party itself. The level of control that a private enterprise can have over its workers are easily available to the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) with 1.4 billion souls on the payroll. That's the thing about it. The myriad of private enterprises within China are merely subsidiaries that are held by the party to varying degree at the end of the day, and all the souls are on the clock of China.Inc from dust to dust.