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China has a system of governance that is people-centered and scientific. It can iterate to find what works in its context. China's governance is pragmatic, concrete, and based in action -- it moves forward when the people benefit.

By contrast, liberal democracy and populism are both idealistic. As liberal democracy fails because the freedom of capitalists to profit takes priority over worker's well being, leading to wealth hoarding and crisis based on failed proper distribution of wealth and development of productive means, populism arises as an alternative that is similarly idealistic, but with a slightly different set of assumptions.

Liberal democracy focuses on the procedure of two-party systems to validate its legitimacy. Populism focuses on a pre-made answer to society's issues. Both are unscientific and doomed to perceptual crisis.

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