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20090311 - William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese...

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Unformatted text preview: 2009-03-11 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese Politics. Lecture. • • Reforms were taken on slowly: crossing the river by feeling for the rocks. Using Hong Kong as an example of allowing freedoms, while continuing to cement the position of the CCP. Little chance that the peasants will become a political force to contend with in the future. Many of the Chinese workers have bought into the capitalist logic. The middle class will probably the critical role in any upcoming social change. • • • • • They're politically active and generally advocate for democracy. Although many wish to join the CCP as a means to become connected • • Book: Kellee Tsai: Capitalism without democracy. Will China go the way of other developing authoritarian regimes? • Taiwan, South Korea and Brazil. • Indirect democracy and change. • • CCP is conforming to public demands. Business interests are increasingly represented in governance. • Students have a goal of achieving material wealth through entrepreneurship, over attaining political position. • ...
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