Summary of A Tale of Two Political Systems

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Chinese venture capitalist Eric X. Li presents a theory most Westerners will find controversial: China’s one-party system may be, in many ways, superior to multiparty democracies. Li uses China’s economic strength as proof and asks political theorists to consider the viability of alternative forms of government. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this provocative lecture – and its rebuttals – to audiences willing to test their assumptions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Westerners should question their political ideologies,
  • Why three negative assumptions about China’s one-party system are false and
  • Why China’s political model offers a viable alternative to democratic capitalism.
 

About the Speaker

Political scientist Eric X. Li is the founder of Chengwei Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm.

 

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Chinese culture perpetuates a story that societies progress through various stages of social development until they reach the zenith – communism. Yet the road to this “paradise on Earth” is fraught...

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    JORGE ANDRES CAÑON SIERRA 1 year ago
    Les recomiendo se vean el video de "la corporación ". Ninguno de los sistemas sociales o de gobierno actuales son perfectos, y es evidente la necesidad de revaluarlos. Pero estamos tan metidos y convencidos que es la única manera, que nos impide salir de la caja, levantar la cabeza y replantear el futuro en el que nos vemos. Crecí en un núcleo familiar donde me enseñaron que la vida no es justa, pero nuestras acciones nos pueden llevar a una sociedad justa, meritoria y legítima.
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    JORGE ANDRES CAÑON SIERRA 1 year ago
    Creo que es "towards" en vez de "thwarts".