Introduction : The “Singapore model” and China’s Neo-Authoritarian Dream

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-945
Journal / PublicationThe China Quarterly
Online published28 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


This special section deals with China's longstanding fascination with Singapore's development experience that has preoccupied post-Maoist leaders from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping despite the obvious differences between the tiny Southeast Asian city-state and the most populous country on earth. In particular, there is great Chinese interest in Singapore's success in combining effective governance and efficient state capitalism with stable one-party dominant rule. As a consequence, Chinese observers paid much less attention to electoral democracies that were well-governed states with mature economies.
該特刊探討中國長期以來對新加坡發展經驗的濃厚興趣。雖然這個東南亞小國與地球上最多人口的國家存在顯著的不同, 但毛澤東時代之後, 自鄧小平到習近平以來的歷屆中國領導人都對其經驗表示讚賞。中國方面尤其對新加坡能在一黨政治下實現有效的管治和高效的國家資本主義的成功經驗情有獨鍾, 不過也因此往往忽視選舉民主在新加坡發展中的作用。

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  • China, Singapore model, political learning, governance, state capitalism, one-party rule, 中國, 新加坡模式, 政治學習, 管治, 國家資本主義, 一黨統治