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Humans cannot be trusted – Legalism

(Excerpt from Han Feizi translated by Burton Watson) Legalist thought in general, and that of Han Feizi in particular, is marked by a drastically low opinion of human nature. Some scholars detect in the latter case the...

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China will never be a democracy

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) No. China is not going to become a liberal democracy; if it did, it would collapse. Of that, I am quite sure, and...

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China can continue to grow at high rates for at least another decade

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) During the last three decades, China’s economy has grown at the phenomenal rate of 10% per year, sometimes even...

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China needs access to US technology

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) China knows that it needs access to U.S. markets, U.S. technology, opportunities for Chinese students to study in...

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China’s challenges in culture, language, talent integration and governance

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) Internally, the chief challenges are culture, language, an inability to attract and integrate talent from other...

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China’s peaceful rise

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) The Chinese have concluded that their best strategy is to build a strong and prosperous future, and use their...

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China is a pessimist

(Excerpt from Zero to One by Peter Thiel) A definite pessimist believes the future can be known, but since it will be bleak, he must prepare for it. Perhaps surprisingly, China is probably the most definitely...

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