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China Is Capable of Building an Ideal Type of Society

Social Sciences in China, 2022

Vol. 43, No. 1, 2022

 

China Is Capable of Building an Ideal Type of Society

 

Nishihara Haruo

 

AbstractThe four-decades long exchanges with Chinese scholars has provided me with a fresh perspective. Reading history makes me feel that the talents of the historical Chinese who created the country’s glorious ancient civilization are still being carried on today, and have become the foundation enabling China to build an ideal type of society. Indeed, China regards “becoming developed” as its ultimate goal and “reform and growth” as its guideline. The progress of artificial intelligence would not remove its own weakness of democracy. On the contrary, as the technology grows mature, it might steer development of socialism in a favourable direction.

 

Keywords: ideal type of society, developed country, reform and growth, artificial intelligence