Saturday, November 12, 2016

China Elites vs Democracy


For John, BLUFThe elites need to be careful.  When they ignore the vast majority they get into trouble.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is from Bloomberg and the author is Columnist Adam Minter.

Here is the lede:

Nobody would ever mistake the Chinese Communist Party for a fleet-footed, democratic organization responsive to public opinion.  But over the decades it's shown a capacity to recognize when political winds are shifting and has been willing to accept outside advice and solutions.  That's changing under President Xi Jinping.  China's leadership has grown increasingly isolated and distant from citizens, calling into question whether it can truly identify with the needs of a young and dynamic population.
So, is there anything that looks familiar here?  If you picked a national elite that neither knows nor trusts the People you are on the nose.  Exactly.

And our elites doesn't trust the People either.

Regards  —  Cliff

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