In the past five years, we have seen clowns elected as presidents, PMs etc. as a result, we have suffered great economic, financial and political losses, and, thus, embarrassed.
Chancellor Yi Yin (1648-1548 BCE), of the ancient Shang Dynasty, China, is recorded as advising his five emperors as follows:” Strengthen moral character and determination to work for the people’s benefits. Recruit virtuous and capable government ministers.”
From 1978 to-date, China has been the true model of applying the meritocratic principles of identifying and electing top leaders. Only the best citizens can be elected as national leaders after they go through their respective political paths. For example, the seven members of the CCP’s Politburo, including Vice Minister Liu He, Wang Yang (former Guangdong governor), led by President Xi Jinping, represent the Chinese way of applying the meritocratic principles in the proper manner.