It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right?
Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.
A venture capitalist and political scientist, Eric X Li argues that the universality claim of Western democratic systems is going to be “morally challenged” by China.
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President Donald Trump is pushing contradictory messages about Georgia, calling the state's election system fraudulent at the same time he is urging his supporters to turn out for Republican Sens.
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Thinking ahead to if he ever wants to run for president down the line, this has been a real unfortunate time for him,” political consultant Rob Stutzman said.
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Beijing imposed tariffs of up to 200 percent on Australian wine, escalating a dispute that its officials have made clear is over unmet political demands.
- China hikes taxes on Australian wine amid political tensionon November 27, 2020 at 2:32 am
China is raising import taxes on Australian wine, stepping up pressure on Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus.
- Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Oppositionon November 27, 2020 at 2:05 am
In several countries, entrenched leaders are taking advantage of coronavirus restrictions and a world distracted by the pandemic to clamp down hard on prominent political opponents.
- Hong Kong's Lam says restoring 'political system from chaos' is priorityon November 25, 2020 at 11:16 pm
The Hong Kong government's priority is to "restore the political system from chaos", Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday in her annual policy address, which did not deliver blockbuster steps ...
- Restoring constitutional order, 'political system from chaos' is priority: Lamon November 25, 2020 at 10:04 pm
In her 2020 annual policy address, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam stressed the need to restore Hong Kong's constitutional order and restore the ...
- House Democrats see political motive in Air Force decision to base C-130s in Georgiaon November 25, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Top Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee accused the Air Force of trying to influence the upcoming runoff election in Georgia with a new basing decision.
- Hong Kong's Carrie Lam says restoring 'political system from chaos' is priorityon November 25, 2020 at 4:39 am
The Hong Kong government's priority is to "restore the political system from chaos", Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday in her annual policy address.
- Hong Kong Leader Vows To Restore Political Order In Key Speechon November 25, 2020 at 12:38 am
Hong Kong's leader vowed Wednesday to restore order to the city's legislature and save its political system from "chaos", in a key policy speech at a muted gathering of almost exclusively pro-Beijing ...
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- Jerry Rawlings, Ghana's unlikely democrat, dies at 73on November 12, 2020 at 8:46 am
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So rather than build, multi-ethnicity has become an albatross for African democracy. The Africa of today doesn’t have the capacity and temperament for western multi-party democracy. Africa ...
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