Regardless ideology, a functional society should base its policies and decisions on reasonable ground. In the U.S, communities and local government usual open potential alternation of policies for the public to debate and have public hearings. People can bring their contentions to court for dispute and argument according to the law. But in China, blackbox operation seem is the norm. Under Chinese government, there is little transparency of rules and regulation. There are usually no specific laws governing major public policies, even when they have, they are just notification from government to the people. Many important rules are decided on the whim of the government/party leaders. There is no arguments or justification of many important policies except ruling from the top. The design of government/leadership without any check or balance easily brew corruption.
One case in point is the social security system of China. According to social media by WangJian（王剑财经)-社保爆雷，China’s social security system is serious compromised. Because of government power structure design, like many other financial issues, government officers can easily put their hands into this pocket of money for other usage. According to WangJian, this system in China allow people who did not put any contributions into the social security system to get benefits from the system, resulting the near bankrupting of social security account. Interestingly, Shanghai, a leading city with many revenues, still get a bigger trunk of government subsidy for social security. There is no clear justification how government allocation of resources. In this sense, crony socialism is worse than true capitalism.
Another case in point is XiongAn(雄安新区）New Zone for special economic development. As usual as many other Chinese top-down style governing cases, they published a big plan for XiongAn New Zone. These fancy ambitious plans are inspiring, but when looking at many other such similar ambitions projects (One Belt One Road project etc.) in the past, people has reason to concern about cash flow. True substance, although maybe small will give people much benefits in a time of great uncertainty.
Let us embrace the notion that every experience has a constructive lesson if we truly open mind to alternatives for change. In this sense, HongKong’s Anti-Extradition Law protest is truly a calling for rule by law rather than rule by person (大陆民众不要对香港人忘恩负意) for China to step into modern society(法治社会). Law of the court is suitable for a country of citizens, and order from the top tend to lead to tyranny. Hong Kong’s judiciary system in its near hundred years of work has set a good example of creating a orderly society to certain degree. Their experience is worth considering for China’s judiciary reform（陈方安生称: 中国大陆可借鉴香港模式). Just like without traffic rules buying-off by everyone , there can not be safe and smooth transportation. We need to first setting the foundation to rules by law rather than rule by person.
In the same token, US-China trade negotiation can be an opportunity for China to improve it backward judiciary system. It may NOT be a bad idea for U.S judge/lawyers to help China update its chaotic regulations/law, so both country can agree to one set of rules. Former Chairman of China Bank, ZhouXioaChuan (周晓川）broken silence about his view on US-China trade negotiation. He said, China should not twist its economic system with irrational regulation and still demand its privileged: 中国不能搞特殊化，必须融入世界。
But if the whole world goes by privatization by a few most powerful rich elites, will we are all back to tyranny of slavery society? According to quantum physics I understood from a Professor, everything is operated by probability, there is no predetermined path or endpoints of any particle movement（this is one level above classical mechanical physics which operate under the premise that there is fix, state and path of any particles movement). And there will always be opposites, just like when there is Yin（阴）, then there will be Yan（阳）,Yin and Yan are always contradictory but are relative to each – a pair make up the complete whole. If we think this way, we understand US-China conflict reflect a natural law in operation. And it may not be a bad thing that China explore its own path and evolved itself in a path different from United States’ total capitalism. And Unites States can also learn to transform itself from its destructive mode. As always, I still think going middle way is the best, and embrace the opposition is right way to evolve. Is not dialectics law rule the universe? can there be no pain to have a natural birth? We can reduce the pain by preparation with herbal medicine/Acupuncture, or Anesthetic， still something old have to give before new and healthy can come out. There are fundamental natural laws that can not be manipulated by human’s will. What we can do is stick to the rule: Do not do to others what you do not want for yourself.
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