Confucious was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.He majorly aimed on personal and govermantal morality in his life time but also social relationships and justice was significantly important in his lifetime. He was believed and well liked teacher in China in his life time but now people actually try to cry down him because some of his thoughts does not connect with the current Chinese Government. He became a politic figure in world like all philosophers but his main objective was not to be a politic figure.He tried to change people and put them in an order that he believed. Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children (and in traditional interpretations) of husbands by their wives, so it is brief that he has a main influence in Chinese life and history. Confucius strongly believed that the decision that we make was skilled judgment rather than following set rules. He also mentions that human life is the most valuable thing on the earth. Confucianism is the name of his tradition or belief.His rules or beliefs called Confucianism also has its own code of ethics.
Hu Jintao, president of China, developed the idea of a harmonious socialist society which is built upon Confucianism. Republic of China has set several Confucian institutes over the last few years. A Confucius statue was build in Tiananmen Square, Confucius’ ideas are therefore integrated into society more and more. So it is clear that they respect him and follow him but this can change time to time.
Firstly starting from the Economics of Confucianism supports a small state economy, small government interference so it sounds like Cuba today. There is a popular quote about Conficiuism Economics in China. “People read Confucius to help them do business better,” says a Chinese micro-credit company owner Qin YunongSo Howewer some people mentions that Counficianism style is decreasing the income of country but others are strongly believing that conficius style of economy holds country together and this actually increases the value of country. Confucianism also stands for trust and loyalty in business so when we aim of economics in conficiusm human relations are so important. People of China are very loyal to their employers; they are loyal to their jobs, unlike Western employees who change their jobs according to the pay they get.Human Realtionships in China was so important and this fact supports the idea of economy that demands on trust and loyalty.
Countries like China does not demand for profit the relations and emotions are more important than the profit so their first aim is to keep the relation good. Also like in some countries the importance of trust also demands on whom the business is done with. Chinese government is also supports the Confucian way of growth in economies. The Chinese government has created and popularized slogans such as ‘harmonious development’ but actually the government of the People’s Republic of China legitimizes its rule by saying that it fulfills the needs of Confucianism.
Some observers have written about a new doctrine, ‘capitalist Confucianism’ or ‘Confucian capitalism’ (rujiao ziben zhuyi) to describe the association of Confucianism with East Asia’s free-market economy. The doctrine explores that Conficius ideas are the base of chinese market relationships. Fairbank has characterized the Chinese economy in early nineteenth century as being in a stage of ‘traditional equilibrium’ at which time “minor growth, innovation and technological change may occur but…not sufficient to break the rigid and inhibiting bonds of the traditional framework of social and economic institutions” (Eckstein, Yang, and Fairbank 1960:1) so also from this quote we can realize that china’s economiy is demanding relations and traditions.
All in all it is easy to say that Chinese Government and Scholars are also supporting the Confucius way of government. According to the Fudan University’s Bai Tongdong and his peers argued about China’s corrupt one party system is failing, but a Western democracy isn’t the right way to governing either. So I think they are a bit confused but they are mentioning that Western Democracy is not the right way and it wont solve anything. Idea of Confucianism is not only a code of ethics which people must listen to, which urges people to learn how to make proper judgment, live by the rule of ‘don’t do to others, what you do not wish to be done to yourself’ and live truthfully, generously and sincerely. Conficiusm is now not just a belief, it is a lifestyle and rules that people must follow.