Click here to read “Putting the Plan into Action: How China’s Leaders Steer a Massive Nation” by Sandra Schulz from Der Spiegel on August 31, 2012.
There is no question that China is an authoritarian state. But Beijing’s efforts to include experts and experiments in the way it governs also help to keep power in check. Once the government supports a project, it normally carries it out — sometimes on a massive scale. Are there lessons to be taken from the Communist Party’s method of governance?