I know its not an exciting topic but would really just like to hear the community's opinion.
I recall one of my professors always mentioning how engineers should get more involved politically as we need to tackle so many science related issues climate, energy, and my personal favourite infrastructure. So, why don't they?
Compared to other nations we have the traditional law backgrounds where as most Chinese leaders are scientists or engineers, President Hu Jintao is a hydraulics engineer, Premier Wen Jiabao a geologist and Angela Merkel trained as a physical chemist. In regards to China they obviously aren't the best example as they barely tackled their air pollution issues throughout the years.