China and Neo-liberal Constitutionalism
This article discusses the probability of growth of neoliberalism in modern China and its implications for Chinese constitutionalism. A China polity under the vision of a neo-liberal regime engenders problems of prescribing a legal system and identifying constitutional ethos. The genesis of this article is a February 21, 2003, symposium of Chinese neo-liberals, who pro er Chinese neo-liberalism in answer to issues of reforms and Chinese constitutionalism. A Chinese neo-liberal constitutional coterie desiderates immediate democracy and a governmental model that mirrors a United States constitutional government, replete with separation of powers and independent judicial review. Such urgings are arguably a denial of both the historicity of Western liberalism and China's ontological base in tradition, being Confucianism. The historic excesses and abuses of liberalism should serve to frustrate a transplant of neo-liberal constitutionalism in China.
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