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Submitted by Anonymous on
The reasons for China's success are the two things the author does not mention: its driven, largely homogenous, nationalistic culture and its authoritarian political system. All the East Asian nations benefit from the cultural advantage, the result of their uniquely long histories as nation states, and all of them rose fastest under competent, forward-looking authoritarian governments. That's all there is to it. There is no mystery, no magical economic or governance code to crack. No research is needed. They succeeded because they know what they want, they are united, they don't complain, they do what they are told and they work harder. Most of all, that last one. They work harder. (expat, 20 yrs in East Asia)