Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hans van de Ven - Change will come to China, but not through following western ways

An interesting look at China from a different perspective. China may become more free and open, but will be nothing like the failed democracies of the West.


The west is no longer the great example for what China might become and the yardstick to measure progress. It is not surprising that a newly confident China has rediscovered its history and finds value in it. Change will come, but in ways that will build on principles that have underpinned Chinese politics for centuries. They include a distrust of adversarial debate. Throughout Chinese history, the written word, reflecting considered opinion, free from passions of the moment, has been highly regarded. Another is the idea that political authority must restrain private business.


Hans van de Ven - Change will come to China, but not through following western ways

1 comment:

Nebris said...

Dude is blowing smoke up his own ass.