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Change of Political Order in China and the US-China Relations
  • Jia Han
Jia Han
GlobalPolities

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Abstract

Current research on China's political order and the US-China relations lacks deep reflection in political philosophy. The prevalent theory on democratization assumes that as the economy grows to a certain level, a nation will start democratic transition. Such a view is too western-centric since it does not take into account religion, history and institutions in non-western nations. This article considers Aristotle's Politics, Plato's Republic, and Hegel philosophy and applies them to change of political order. This study shows complexity and difficulties of change of political order in China. I argue that a multi-steps transition to democracy in China is likely a better approach. The world order and the US-China relations also need completely rethinking.