Because they don't have elections in East Asia? OK, Singapore, I can see. Korea until the 1980s, yes. China, definitely. But you can't say that the East Asian model worked only because of dictatorship, especially in Japan. I would not call the regimes in post-war South Korea, Singapore or in Taiwan "left". I guess my point is that the East Asian model worked for societies and government systems of all relatively centrist ideologies. As long as they followed the model, they could call themselves whatever they liked. I mean, the ChiComms are "communist" like I'm "Amish". We'll never know.