In an analysis of China’s political system, Daniel Bell deconstructs competing arguments and suggests that reform should be inspired by democracy at the bottom, meritocracy at the top, with room for experimentation in between.
Speaker: Ambassador Edward Djerejian, former United States Ambassador to Syria and Iran and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Date: July 2012 In the interview, Ambassador Edward Djerejian shares his opinion on the current development in the Middle East and on the bilateral relationship between China and the United States. Ambassador Djerejian [...]
What might a Romney administration China policy look like? One consistent theme is pervasive: increasing American military strength. This simplistic zero-sum mindset is a throwback to the Cold War and is no substitute for nuanced policies to deal with today’s complex challenges.
China and US should hold dialogues to build mutual trust on human rights issues, democracy and the rule of law China and the United States have wrapped up their 17th round of dialogue on human rights in Washington. The Chinese side presented the recent measures it has taken to improve legislation, judicial justice and people's [...]
Adopted in most countries across the world, the presidential system has long been hailed as a democratic system for modern countries. Elected directly or indirectly through nationwide campaigning, the president stands as the head of state when dealing with foreign countries and takes charge of formulation of foreign policies. Domestically, the president acts as the [...]
On Saturday night, I returned home from a business trip in China, on a flight made extraordinary by the presence of another traveler, who was leaving his country for mine: Chen Guangcheng. I sat in the row directly behind the family of Chen, the blind human rights activist who had been admitted to the [...]
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