Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia’s oligarchs, puts on trial.
I have a running argument with my cousin Qibo (Roland) who thinks Russia’s transformation is better than China’s, cause it embraces free election, democracy ..
Free election and democracy is great, but I don’t think it’s one size fit all, or at least not while the country is still in transition.
Billions of Entrepreneurs by Khanna asked many cute questions, such as ..
Why does China prohibit free elections while Indians, in free and fair elections, vote in officials with criminal records?
I always feel democracy has few shades, and shouldn’t be measured purely by free election in a given country.
Oh well, Russia and India are two countries, and China has it share of faults .. but I thought the yardstick the west uses to measure fails here.