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November 2, 2014

Xi Jinping

Xi also apparently believes that Confucius can bolster his own standing in the country.
Confucius’ ideal government was topped by a “sage-king” — a person who was so learned, benevolent and upright that his virtuous rule would bring peace and order to society and uplift the Chinese masses both spiritually and materially. Confucius made little progress in achieving this vision during his own lifetime. But Xi seems to be resurrecting the idea. Since becoming President, he has been whittling away at the government by committee that had prevailed for two decades, in the process centralizing more power in his hands than any communist leader since Mao.
Had Enough Therapy?: The Age of Xi Jinping

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 2, 2014 8:01 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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