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Eric X. Li:
A tale of two political systems

TEDGlobal 2013 · 20:37 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
20:37 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 28 languages

It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there's more than one way to run a successful modern nation.

Investor and political scientist
A venture capitalist and political scientist, Eric X Li argues that the universality claim of Western democratic systems is going to be "morally challenged" by China. Full bio
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