The Shanghai skyline as seen from the bustling Bund. China has managed to lift more than 500 million people out of poverty over the past four decades. Photo: Valerie Teh

What China’s success says about the risks of democracy

  • Democracy is predicated on the pursuit of individual happiness and may not further the greater social good
  • China has shown that benevolent authoritarianism that aims to maximise gain for the whole society works
Topic |   China economy

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The Shanghai skyline as seen from the bustling Bund. China has managed to lift more than 500 million people out of poverty over the past four decades. Photo: Valerie Teh
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