China won't lead Asian Century
03 July 2014
China won't lead Asian Century, according to Harvard's Regina Abrami.
"...it doesn't really stand as a model for others, and where it lacks is that it doesn't stand as a source of influence in terms of its culture, in terms of its political system, and increasingly, caution about how stable the political system actually is.
"... its structure as a kind of a militarised one-party state is increasingly proving itself insufficient for the kinds of infrastructure needed for China to really emerge as creative, innovative and as a role model for other countries.
"It's survive or die (for the Communist Party) and I think what we're looking at is an effort to try and address the insecurities it's feeling, not just vis-à-vis its population, but within its own organisation. And one hopes that it will be able to make those adaptations without the political turmoil that it has in the past."
Read or listen to the full interview at the link below: