Chinese Democracy and Elite Thinking by Rey-ching Lu

By Rey-ching Lu

Will China develop into a multiparty democracy? the writer posits that the extra that chinese language elite considering on China’s improvement and alter reconciles the stress among chinese language nationalism and collectivist, family-like ethics at the one hand, and the western democratic beliefs in accordance with every one self-seeking individual’s subjectivity nevertheless, the higher the opportunity that China’s political improvement will bring about a multiparty democracy. the writer initiatives that in the subsequent 20 years China will march at the direction of democratization. 

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Indd 33 12/3/2010 10:59:34 AM 34 CHINESE DEMOCRACY AND ELITE THINKING achieve that? Here comes the Confucian belief of human nature as basically good. If an individual is sincerely and diligently engaged in cultivating his innate good nature, the benevolent love born of Heaven, he will become a saint, he will then be able to take good care of his family, and next, be able to govern the country well, and, finally, be capable of pacifying the world. Either being a saintly teacher (a cultural leader) or being a saintly ruler (a political leader) can fulfill the above goals.

Because of Song’s assassination, Yuan and the Guomindang were in a state of increasing conflict, and he needed a big sum of money to prepare for it. Thus in April 1913, after a contract was signed, he was able to gain a big loan from a bank group of five nations (including Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia), with Chinese salt revenues and the Customs surplus as security. The bank groups’ people were permitted to be associate manager in the Audit Office of the Salt Sale, and assistant manager in each of its branches.

10 After the incident, Sun Yat-sen swore that Yuan must be removed because of the assassination of the founding father. 11 But several other highly controversial bills further made Yuan’s regime unbearable. Among them was the Big Loan. Because of Song’s assassination, Yuan and the Guomindang were in a state of increasing conflict, and he needed a big sum of money to prepare for it. Thus in April 1913, after a contract was signed, he was able to gain a big loan from a bank group of five nations (including Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia), with Chinese salt revenues and the Customs surplus as security.

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