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China: Is ‘inadequate national virtue’ an excuse?

In a new published book entitled Lu Xun & Hu Shi: Two Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th Century the author made a thorough analysis about the mutual relation between the process of democratization and Chinese national virtue. This book and its theme raised a lot discussion online. Blogger bbcjy wrote[zh] on Feb 27, that democratization and national virtue can be the impetus of each other so the ‘inadequate national virtue’ is not an excuse for not carrying out the political reform.

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