Modernization Of The Chinese Government And Democracy

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Modernization of the Chinese Government and Democracy In the past 35 years, China has experienced significant transformation and modernization of its democracy and governance. This modernization process was brought by the death of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China and the Chairman of the country’s Communist Party since 1943. Prior to his death, Chairman Mao had started a Cultural Revolution in 1966 in attempts to revive socialism in the country and eliminate capitalistic corruption and bureaucratic inflexibility. The initiation of the Cultural Revolution was preceded by several political and social campaigns that urged Mao to propel the country towards the much anticipated socialism, which was regarded as a promised paradise. Following Mao’s death, China has experienced considerable transformation due to socialism, which has in turn resulted in modernization of the Chinese government and democracy. The other changes brought by socialism include economic transformation to an extent that the country is a major economy in today’s world.
The Chinese Dream The Chinese Dream is basically made of three major features i.e. national prosperity, people’s welfare, and rejuvenation (Songhua, 2013). This dream has been the basis of every revolutionary, transformation, and modernization initiative adopted in the country and by successive governments. In essence, this dream has constantly acted as the solution of the long standing issue of…
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