The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Xi Jinping Thinks China Is World's Only Sovereign State

Unfortunately, the current Chinese leader harbors ambitions of imposing the tianxia model on others. As Charles Horner of the Hudson Institute told me, "The Communist Party of China remains committed to ordering the People's Republic of China as a one-party dictatorship, and that is perforce its starting point for thinking about ordering the world." In other words, a dictatorial state naturally thinks about the world in dictatorial terms. Tianxia is by its nature a top-down, dictatorial system.


Those darn Chinese.

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Can an outsider tell whether Mr Xi is bonkers, or just a cruel calculator?

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 5, 2019 3:59:26 PM