Guy Sorman’s vindication of liberal universalism in relation to China’s policy
The French economist Guy Sorman analyzes the problem of the so-called ‘Asian values,’ and its European equiuvalent — postmodernist multiculturalism, i.e. a notion that world consists of many civilisations, which are profoundly different from each other. This means that liberal values should and can be acceptable only in the West. Sorman finds this notion immoral and perceives it as an excuse to do nothing when China and other oppresive governments violate human rights, in order to secure business transactions with the ‘tyrants.’ I also quote in my article the similar opinions of Chris Patten, the former governor of British Hong Kong.