President Trump took a tough stance against Beijing last year, demanding fair trade and an end to forced technology transfer and technology theft. Continue reading
— Part I: Destroying the World Order —
Many people in the Free World have realized that the engagement policy with red China to induce transformation of its political system has not worked as expected. It is important to analyze the reasons further so that policy makers can design strategies that are more effective and will actually work. Continue reading
— Preface —
There Was Once a Great Land on Earth
There was once this great land on earth, where, according to legends, Goddess Nü Wa melted the five-colored stones to mend the damaged heaven and molded yellow earth to create human figures, which then started human beings, generation after generation Continue reading
By Weiguang Zhong
There used to be a “Wenhua China” (文化中國). Western scholars such as John King Fairbank have observed and described it. I would like to re-raise the issue and take a look at how China evolved from that to a modern state, a politics-centric state, and later a Party-centric state.
I hope this article can offer people a new angle to re-look at China and re-think its future.
Since becoming the new leader of China in late 2012, Xi Jinping has publically advocated “依法治国,” which Chinese and Western media have often translated as the “rule of law.” However, many legal scholars and professionals, as well as observers familiar with Chinese political history, are skeptical that the country will be successful in reforming its legal system. The reason is simple: for a country controlled by the Communist Party, it is the Party, not the law, that rules the country.
Then, why does Xi Jinping, such a savvy and ambitious politician, keep talking about the rule of law?