W poszukiwaniu chińskiego modelu rozwojowego
In Search of a Chinese Model of Development
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The Western world, both political and academic, had long been waiting for a Chinese adaptation to Western norms and values. However, as this article presents, Chinese intellectuals and experts not only did not follow in the Western footsteps, but—being strongly diversified among themselves—have prepared a unique development model sui generis, which is the crux of this discourse. China had already carved out a unique model of modernisation and transition once, in the era of the first “survival phase of reform” (1978–2010). Now, within the framework of domestic debate on the Chinese model of development (Zhongguo moshi), extensively elaborated on in this study, the China-specific development and modernisation model is on the agenda again, partly under the umbrella of “a great renaissance of the Chinese nation,” equalised in Beijing with the “Chinese dream,” and partly in response to very pragmatic and realist notions proposed by other experts. However, this new model is not fully implemented yet, which for an autocratic regime means a very delicate moment in history, as Alexis de Tocqueville once noted.
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