The paper presents the history of the Sino-Japanese economic relations within the last 50 years and discuses possible political, global, and cultural conditions of the current economical positions of China and Japan. The author provides an argumentation that the crisis of the Japanese economy controlled by the institutions of a democratic system and the success of the Chinese economy controlled by an authoritarian system cannot be interpreted as discrediting democracy because of economic deficiencies.
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