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China Gets Interesting Again

In Europe, the first stage of the transition to China’s leadership at the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress in November was greeted with almost universal disappointment. The disappointment among many media commentators and other analysts was primarily based on the supposed “conservatism” of the new Politburo Standing Committee members, and also the lack of clear… » read more

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Now that Silvio Berlusconi has apparently confirmed he will once again seek to become Italian Prime Minister, if they have not learned from experience, Italians might note the advice of Han Fei, the most important of China’s Legalist political thinkers, written over 2000 years ago. The tenth chapter of the Han Fei Zi, titled Ten… » read more

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