Top Chinese Leader Promises "Unprecedented" (and Unlikely) Reforms
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  • lukelea

    “There’s no reason to expect entrenched interests inside and outside the Chinese political elite to be interested in reform.” Ever. After all Confucianism went on for ever.

    The Party will never surrender power voluntarily. You can forget about that. Ergo, the impetus for liberal reform must come from without — from the the underground growth of Christianity, most likely, bolstered by coordinated Western economic pressure (that OECD Parliament of Nations idea again, offering high tariffs and restrictions of travel/immigration, access to foreign universities, etc. in lieu of reform). Is there any other way? I doubt it.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The Communist Party will do nothing which dilutes the power and wealth of party members.

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