Is hereditary monarchy making a comeback in China? Chinese netizens ask

Alia | May 10th, 2013 - 3:51 am
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“We thought we could expect a Gorbachev. But it turns out they [officials] are more like North Korea’s Kim family,” sighed one netizen. The Chinese dream, which has been at the center of government propaganda since Xi took power, is only but a dream to the ordinary people.

Politics of dynasty: The one thing that China, North Korea, Japan and South Korean share in common

Alia | December 20th, 2012 - 4:25 am
Pin die, a competition of family background

Political dynasties aren’t new in the history of East Asia, but this is probably the first time in modern history when these four countries all follow father-son/daughter leadership at the same time. The Chinese netizens call it an era of Pin Die, a competition of family background.