Multiparty democracy doesn’t suit China : Xi
- While acknowledging that China is treading through a precarious phase, China’s President Xi Jinping said that foreign developmental models such as a Constitutional monarchy, multi-party democracy, imperial restoration, parliamentarism, or a presidential system will lead to catastrophic results if implemented in China.
- After taking over as President in March 2013, Mr. Xi unveiled a blueprint for sweeping reforms. Although initially keen on establishing the authority of constitution and law, he later pledged economic opening but warned against the dangers of political reforms.
- Reining in of outspoken bloggers, stamping out of (anti-corruption) civil society movement, reflects party’s attempt to tighten political grip, but he has also emphasised a strong stand against corruption, launching a high-profile campaign against graft and official excess.
- Attributing the collapse of Soviet Union to the shaking of their ideals and beliefs, he said that the concept of defining reforms as changes towards the universal values of the Western political system is unhealthy for reforms.
- Multi-party Democracy
- Open Economy
- Civil Society
- Economic Reforms