It’s interesting to lend two attentive ears to Eric Li‘s view on the meritocracy of the One-Party System of Chinese government. Then you’d be the judge & jury on the question of legitimacy, adaptabiiity, competence, transparency & meritocracy.
Then truth will set you to rethink about“Democracy” being the only panacea to political, economic and social ills of nations so often asserted by the western world.
China‘s “We-can-do vision” & its political will & skill has outshone all other nations in the world. It’s a system evolved over thousand of years, though not perfect, but dynamic & ever changing for the better.
It’s unique & not exportable . . . it can perhaps be duplicated with some variations as in Singapore & Vietnam.
The reality of “Chinese Dream” will dawn sooner than expected.
In the Next Ten Yea
China will surpass the US & become the largest economy in the world; income per capita will be near the top of all developed countries.
Corruption will be curbed, not eliminated, and China will move up 10-20 notches to above 60 in TI ranking.
Economic reform will accelerate, political reform will continue, and the one-party system will be holding firm.
“It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.”
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Eric X Li’s “A Tale of Two Political Systems”
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Yes Eric Xi Li has highlited the transition and changes that modern China excels. Interestingly he has shown good insights and the reformers who dare accept the necessary challenges for change to happen. In Lee Kuan Yew’s books, it was Deng who revolutionise China into an economic powerhouse and the knowledge that all the political leaders in China have a heart and soul for the betterment of its people and the country. Well done, Paul, for bringing this to light.