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China: Intensive arms race causes stress on elite engineers


This year is a very busy year in China’s weapon development with a lot of achievements such as the completion of the part of the Beidou GPS system that covers China and its nearby areas, the commissioning of China’s first aircraft carrier, the virgin flight of J-31, China’s second type of stealth fighter, the successful … Continue reading

Rule of law in China a long way away


In China, two well-known sayings make despotic officials very happy. One is “the heaven is high and the emperor, far away”; therefore even if the central government is good and has formulated good laws, regulations, rules, codes, policies, etc., a despotic official may still do whatever he wants. China is too large and the central … Continue reading

Officials are allowed to be despots in China


A well-known Chinese saying describes official despotism very well by saying, “Only the official is allowed to set fire, but the common people are not allowed to light lanterns.” The saying originated from the true story of a prefectural governor named Deng in the Song Dynasty when it was a crime to use the characters … Continue reading

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