"We cadres can't be Bodhisattvas." How the system makes it hard for anyone to do the right thing.
The article is actually quite interesting and objective. The introduction by Jordan Schneider reads confusing though. The purpose of Wang was to illustrate how the officialdom work and how to deepen reforms based on such objective understandings of the system. They don't seem to have much relation with what Jordan Schneider wrote at the beginning here.
Thanks fo the article. I don’t see how Wang’s analysis supports having more senior officials select officials though. Would they not be suffering from the ‘19 disappointed bosses’ problem described in the 2nd law section? I also don’t see where the text implies the superiority of the Chinese system. Could you explain or point me to another text I should read on this?