"Chinese authorities issued a new regulation in July 2007 that requires all reincarnations … to be approved by the government."
And in other madcap China news:
"Although there are hundreds of millions of workers and peasants, they don't count. You can ignore them. You can also rob and exploit them. It's not a problem. The most important thing is to get the powerful on your side."
-- Kang Xiaoguang, Professor of Regional Economics and Politics
I'm fairly certain the good professor is not prescribing this for China, simply describing the hard truth, for as they say, "The truth conquers all sophistry (事實勝於雄辯 shìshí shèngyú xióngbiàn)."