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A lesson from Hong Kong in pragmatism versus liberalism


While thousands of young elites risked their career future to launch an Occupy Central campaign for democracy (focus on free nomination for government’s chief executive candidateship), more than half of the Hong Kong citizenry disagreed with either their ideals or strategies, and asked them to go home. Such a cleavage has provided an insight for … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping unable to rule if unaware of conservative faction’s strength


Some analysts are nervous when they hear Chinese President Xi Jinping upholding Mao Zedong Thought. Will Xi resume Mao’s policies of class struggle and constant revolution, they wonder. Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao tried to omit Mao Zedong Thought, but enabled Bo Xilai to rally a vast number of conservatives around to fight against the reformists … Continue reading

India and China’s pragmatism to challenge U.S. superpower status


When Narendra Modi greeted Xi Jinping with the idea of “INCH (India and China) towards MILES (Millennium of Exceptional Synergy)” [Note 1], the new age of “pragmatism”-based multi-polarity has taken another great step to replace the fading age of liberalism-based dominance by the United States. In terms of military might, innovation capability, financial market leverage, … Continue reading

People’s Daily advocates pragmatism and low profile for China’s leaders


Pragmatic and low profile is reported to be a precise description of the current top leaders in China. They have scored great achievements in high economic growth, further liberation of the economy, establishment of the rule of law and publicising the ideas of “putting the people first.,” according to the report. Also in the Chinese … Continue reading

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