Foreign Professor Advises Party to Change its Name

Foreign Professor Advises Party to Change its Name
Jul 02, 2015 By eChinacities.com

Daniel Bell, a Canadian professor at Tsinghua University, recently wrote an article for the Financial Times that attracted a great bit of attention.

“The CCP exists in name only,” said the philosophy professor, advising the CCP to change its name.

Bell’s statement wasn’t so much of a criticism as it was a piece of advice. He said that the CCP is a meritocracy instead, and foretold of a day sometime around 2035 when China will yield a lot of power. Around that time, Bell thinks the party should change its name to something like “The Chinese Meritocracy League.”

The Financial Times uploaded a Chinese-language version of the article online and it attracted a wide range of Chinese opinions.

Some netizens commended Bell’s advice and offered their own suggestions - such as  the “Rejuvenation Party,” “Socialist’s Party,” “Labor Party,” and even “Democratic Party.”

There were also many netizens that felt that the party shouldn’t change its name. One of them stated “There’s only one party - call it whatever you like and it won’t make a difference.”

Bell has done research on Confucianism, previously authoring a book titled “China’s New Confucianism.” That being said, perhaps his name change advice was following Confucian philosophy’s Rectification of Names concept.

Source: wenxuecity.com

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BlightyMatt
comment|62478|265245

National Socialist Chinese Workers Party...that has a nice ring to it. Could be some copyright issues, but when has that bothered anyone?

Jul 03, 2015 19:53 Report Abuse

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RachelDiD
comment|62466|252220

Come on, you guys. China is definitely a meritocracy. I bet Canada didn't even recognize Dr. Bell's scholarly potential enough to let him teach in a community college. He's lucky he came to China, where the powers that be instantly recognized his worth as a mouthpiece of the highest level!

Jul 03, 2015 17:20 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|62469|279026

Such a wise scholar would have only squandered his talents in the west anyway.

Jul 03, 2015 18:17 Report Abuse

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Guest2511236
comment|62465|279026

So this is what mychina01 looks like.

Jul 03, 2015 16:07 Report Abuse

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tsmithfi
comment|62459|103497

Easy to hate an academic....

Jul 03, 2015 13:52 Report Abuse

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coineineagh
comment|62463|112751

don't forget to say we're jealous. and poor. and our teaching jobs make less money than his buttkissing, ha ha!

Jul 03, 2015 15:14 Report Abuse

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tsmithfi
comment|62458|103497

I think hes right on.....all of you think youre experts here, and dont think China will be a major power in 30 years ? Cmon....

Jul 03, 2015 13:49 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
comment|62460|294488

Wall Street Journal, 4/26/2015. www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-true-growth-is-a-mysteryeconomists-weigh-the-clues-1430071125 * ("When China released its tabulation of first-quarter growth earlier this month, the 7% figure—the worst in six years—stirred fears of a deepening slowdown. It also raised fresh doubt about the trustworthiness of China’s own statistics. * “Growth Likely Overstated,” said a Citibank report, concluding that actual quarterly growth could be below 6% year to year, depending on the factors weighed. Other research firms put their numbers far lower, with Capital Economics pegging the quarter at 4.9%, the Conference Board’s China Center at 4% and Lombard Street Research at 3.8%. * Efforts to discern China’s actual growth rate have kept economists pinned to their calculators for years, and for good reason. * For one, the figures are suspiciously smooth, with none of the sharp gyrations seen in the U.S. or other economies. The methodology often appears inconsistent or contradictory. Also, no one knows how China accounts for inflation when tabulating its gross domestic product...") * * * One thing we DO know, crystal clear, is their FACE thing, the LIES and EXAGGERATIONS they fabricate to prop up their FAKE FACE so the zombies can brag about, live their deceptive harmonious life. So, you go figure their 'splendid future' propaganda....LOL

Jul 03, 2015 14:00 Report Abuse

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rasklnik
comment|62456|61824

I understand how a Computer Scientist, or Nuclear Physicist may be willing to overlook the 'abuses' of the CCP for a nice job at one of the big universities here. But this guy teaches philosophy? How does he deal with the whole death of Socrates thing? "Remember class, sometimes it is good to kill smart people cause they are annoying?" Total waste of space.

Jul 03, 2015 12:52 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|62443|43131

Professor Bell recently published his doctoral thesis, "Finding the Best Fingers for Anal Probing," which has been heavily criticized for its subjectivity

Jul 03, 2015 09:11 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|62434|43131

control coalition of powerjunkies

Jul 03, 2015 08:42 Report Abuse

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Guest2781358
comment|62405|309039

Wow, this guy is actually as annoying as his picture makes him look

Jul 03, 2015 00:04 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|62413|239770

Agreed, and he looks like a creepy weirdo. But clearly wearing a scarf and a smug expression makes one a professor.

Jul 03, 2015 00:22 Report Abuse

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Benjamin321
comment|62420|278852

I bet he doesn't even lift! Also, douchiest jacket in the Peeples Repubic.

Jul 03, 2015 01:55 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
comment|62432|294488

lol Brilliant. Pee_ples, Peep_les. Psychos.

Jul 03, 2015 07:55 Report Abuse

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gregorsamsa
comment|62449|51122

He looks like a weaker, less burly version of Stephen Hawking. Nice shoulder pads, you toady wanker!

Jul 03, 2015 10:19 Report Abuse

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Chairman_Cow
comment|62399|310610

Daniel Bell is a pen pushing fool.

Jul 02, 2015 23:02 Report Abuse

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MarekC
comment|62396|76182

The Government suffices

Jul 02, 2015 22:44 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|62389|239770

Here's my proposition: The Democratic Meritocratic Confucian Socialist Party of the Liberated People's Harmonious Democratic Republic of China. Note that there are two instances of the word "Democratic" to illustrate just how in touch with the people the Chinese government is.

Jul 02, 2015 21:09 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
comment|62392|294488

LMAO Right up mainlanders' alley, more, more, more....big face. The extensive scale of bribery shows CCP IS well connected with the mass. A perfect match, like flies and garbage.

Jul 02, 2015 22:04 Report Abuse

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dkappy
comment|62388|285121

What a classic (and very Chinese) way to bunt the ball and totally bypass a chance to hit it out of the park. A foreign professor at Tsinghua could publish many more immediate and important articles, there are literally billions of problems to choose from here. The name of the regime is the least prominent of those. That's like a Jewish professor teaching in Germany before the exterminations writing an article called "Nazi party causing a ruckus, other methods viable."

Jul 02, 2015 20:31 Report Abuse

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Robk
comment|62385|27601

This is why these "prestigious" universities are full of idiotic professors that are consistently ruining their reputation. Look at this: Meritocracy (merit, from Latin mereō "earn" and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος kratos "strength, power") is a political philosophy which holds that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively according to merit.[1] Advancement in such a system is based on intellectual talent measured through examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field where it is implemented. --- Power or strength invested in to individuals based on merit through achievement. So the CCP members EARN their position through "guanxi", bullying others, accepting bribes and being corrupt? Nice form of achievement. Yeah... try again "professor".

Jul 02, 2015 20:17 Report Abuse

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Guest2368048
comment|62380|263116

CCP is perfect, Corrupted Chinese Party!

Jul 02, 2015 19:18 Report Abuse

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Guest2650392
comment|62431|294488

.....P*gs

Jul 03, 2015 07:48 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|62379|239770

Apparently this professor thinks that licking government members' assholes (the means by which he got his position) is the definition of "merit". ----- One Chinese netizen said it like it is: "There’s only one party - call it whatever you like and it won’t make a difference." Right on. He could have added "fuck off, you stupid foreign wanker" and I would have agreed wholeheartedly.

Jul 02, 2015 19:17 Report Abuse