Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Chinese Communist Party and Political Power

The Chinese Communist Party and Political Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy discussed the Chinese Communist Party and their monopoly on power in the country. He also talked about how the lack of the rule of law and balancing of power in China leads to corruption.

Description

Former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy discussed the Chinese Communist Party and their monopoly on power in the country. He also talked about how the lack of the rule of law and balancing of power in China leads to corruption.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the difference between Chinese society and Chinese political system in regard to modernization.
  • What is meant by the Communist Party's ideas being "pre-modern?"
  • Explain what is meant by "rule by law." How is this different than rule of law?
  • How is the Communist Party an example of unchecked power leading to corruption and abuse of power?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Balance Of Power
    • China
    • Communist Party
    • Consent Of The Governed
    • Rule Of Law
    • Socialist System
    • Xi Jingping

    Topics

    Comparative Government

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity