Chinese government lead by scientists & engineers

The Great Wall, feng shui, their food, pandas, cheap products, communism, and martial arts clicking in mind with reference to Chinese government among others. But the most hitting about Chinese government besides previously mentioned is that they are lead by Scientists and Engineers in their political body. 8 out of 9 China’s top government officials are scientists and engineers.

Chinese government lead by scientists & engineersChinese people elected their politicians who are worthy, professionals and capable in handling political affairs. The Chinese people believe that politicians with science or engineering background are eventually become technocrats, have a highly disciplined mind fit for public office.

The top Chinese leaders are now equip with former economists, research fellows and a journalist in the government. Several China’s highest political offices run under the command of scientists and engineers.

Top leader in the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, studied chemical engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He completed Ph.D in law at the Tsinghua Humanities Institute, becoming China’s first national leader to hold such highest degree.

Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng is also an engineer. He graduated from the specialty of ballistic missile automatic control of the Missile Engineering Department of the Harbin Military Engineering Institute.

According to a study “Elite Transformation and Modern Change in Mainland China and Taiwan: Empirical Data and the Theory of Technocracy” by Li Cheng and Lynn White describes the supremacy of scientists and engineers in the Chinese political line.

They concluded that mayors and Party secretaries of cities of over a million, governors and provincial Party secretaries of China’s provinces, autonomous regions, and province-level municipalities; and Central Committee members were found to be 80% technocrats. This means that 8 out of 10 among them have four-year degrees or more in science or engineering.