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China and the US: Comparing Leadership Selection

James Petras :: 11.11.17

The US selection of leaders has virtually nothing to do with democratic processes and outcomes. It is useful to contrast this with the process in China. In most instances, China’s selection of leaders is far more meritocratic, successful and performance-based.

In both the US and China, the process lacks transparency. The selection of US economic, political and cultural leaders is based on several undemocratic procedures.

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