Small 'd' Democracy in China
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  • Jim.

    Conventionally, petty corruption has been viewed as the cause of China’s 300-year revolutions. If the central government can be seen as effective in combating corruption, their “Mandate of Heaven” is safe.

    It will be interesting to see if the Chinese discover the wisdom that the West has had for centuries — that the (peaceful) turnover of public officials through the democratic process can be a powerful and effective means of keeping corruption in check.

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