Friday, 5 June 2009

China - a country for old men

China is governed by a 'gerontocracy' - a word meaning 'government by old men' based on the three Greek words 'geron' ( old ),'ontos' ( men ), 'kratia' (government).

China has the fastest growing economy in the world and a population of over one thousand million people.

The President of China, is arguably, behind President Obama, the most powerful man in the world, but who in the West can name him ?

He is, wait for it, the 69 YEAR OLD, Hu Jintao.

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