Dear President Obama,
Why are plural democracies floundering, globally, as compared to the single party system in China?
It is because the rulers (political, bureaucratic and embedded media) in the democracies tend to serve voters, not the producers who feed and secure a nation including the rulers and non-producers.
My father, in a remote village in India, used to emphasize the importance of inducing the smartest a family to pursue for their best to help the laggard siblings who were unwilling or unable to persevere. my father followed democracy at home, two of his children would not have reached two best institutions India. The principle of my father is the bedrock doctrine of the Chinese system of governance. The Chinese President has stated this doctrine in various policy statements.