As a one who interested in east asian history(and asian myself), I can't handle my urge to see how Yu Jing reflects the real asian history and politics. Following is a How Yu Jing reflects politic philosophy of the China.
While Yu Jing does not have a state religion, but it is called that Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism is a their central ideology. Well, maybe this decision caused by the fact that these three are most famous religions (actually, Confucianism is not a religion. It's more like a philosophy. Taoism is a also philosophy too at the beginning) of the China. The interesting thing is, the state empire itself is more like an embodiment of the ancient Chinese legalism. Han Fei would be very proud if he saw Yu Jing.
First of all, let us consider the difference between the ancient Chinese legalism and modern constitutionalism. The central idea of the constitutionalism that we familiar is a society that ruled by a fair and reasonable law. In the case of legalism, the fairness and reasonability are not a purpose of the law. It's more like a means of making a powerful nation. While the Confucianism emphasizes on morality concepts like humaneness and rightness, the legalism focused on more practical concepts, like a power of the monarch, technique of managing subordinates, and the law itself.
Chinese legalists strongly explained the importance of law, because it is a most effective and systematic way to concentrate the national power to the monarch. They also emphasize the executing the fair law regardless of social status, because it is convenient to control other groups of power. There is no place for moral to go into the legalists law. They are really realistic and cold-hearted philosophers.
Well then, how about our benevolent state-empire? Descriptions about how Yu Jing emphasizes on its law can be easily found its general fluff. The official name of the imperial service, the right hand of the celestial son himself is a "Tactical wing of the Judicial Corps". And the high-ranking officials of the imperial service are actually composed of judicial members such as prosecutors and judges. Even the dragon himself must earn a degree in Law at the imperial university and act as head of the state empire supreme tribunal. However, it does not mean Yu Jing is a constitutional state. It is more like a legalistic state.
Yu Jing calls Confucianism as a its national ruling ideology. Is that true? Even within these Panopticon societies of the human sphere, it is so obvious that Yu Jing is a most Orwellian nation. Political police act as a most elite group of the judicial hierarchy. Captured political prisoners were brainwashed and turned into suicide bombers. Does this look like a constitutional state? No, It is not.
There are a number of organizations that operate beyond the law in Yu Jing, in the name of national interest. Ironically, the top of these organizations is the judicial corps. Under the banner of justice, guardians of the law itself justify the violate the law. Yu Jing reveres the law, but it is nothing but a tool of governing.
Interestingly, this state system of Yu Jing is an extension of the political philosophy of Chinese dynasty states, and furthermore, the modern China. The legalism itself, after the fall of Qin, the first empire, was treated as cruel and immoral ideology. However, even after that, Chinese dynasties surely embrace the state system that created by the legalists. How immoral and cruel legalists are, the efficiency of their centralized social system can't be denied by anyone. While celestial son himself tells the rule of rightness, the real politic was ruled by the might. It can be said that modern China is also a successor of these ancient legalist philosophers.
Anyway, It is always fun to see how media reflect the history and politics of the real world. Yu Jing, our proud state empire is well reflected real world's one.