The recently published 2010 Rule of Law Blue Book, a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) annual report on the nation’s judicial progress, revealed the typical “White-Black-Red” trinity structure in Mafia organizations in China. “White” refers to legitimate business leaders, “Black” denotes the Mafia "Big Brother," and “Red” are the people with political ties offering a protective shield. Ten percent of the underground criminal enterprises are headed by public servants.
The Blue Book shows a deterioration of the social order in the Mainland, where violent crime cases have grown substantially for the first time in a decade. For the first 10 months in 2009, the number of criminal cases increased over 10%, with total cases increasing by 20%.
In 2010, China is still facing serious social instability. Inequality and unemployment, intensified by the financial crisis, are generating greater numbers of impoverished citizens. "The press [which carries the responsibility in China of maintaining stability], will not be relieved," says the report.
Source: Radio France International, February 26, 2010