February 05, 2022
The Rise and Fall of Democracy With Chinese Characteristics
By Zhuoran Li
Despite Beijing’s recent attempts to sell its own version of democracy, China’s “consultative democracy” has been on a downslide since Xi came to power.
December 11, 2021
Why Is China Insisting It Is a Democracy?
By Brian Wong
The attempt to frame an alternative model of democracy highlights a shift in the CCP’s quest for legitimacy.
January 08, 2021
China Is Already Using the Storming of the US Capitol for Propaganda
By Shannon Tiezzi
Early statements, both official and on Twitter, reveal how the violence in Washington D.C. will benefit China.
November 03, 2020
Are Southeast Asia’s Anti-China Nationalists Democrats?
By David Hutt
Taking anti-China positions is easy for politicians in opposition. Things get more complicated once they take office.
December 06, 2019
Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy
By Jo Kim
Amid growing concerns about its governance, China's leadership is attempting to emphasize its own brand of democracy with “Chinese characteristics.”
June 03, 2019
Tiananmen 1989: Lessons for Today
By Christopher Bodeen and Johnson Lai
Tiananmen veterans look back on the movement’s relevance in 21st century China.
May 01, 2019
30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers
By Benny Tai
An organizer of the 2014 Occupy Central protest explains how Hong Kong keeps the spirit of Chinese democracy alive.
April 30, 2019
Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi
By Charlotte Gao
Yang Hengjun has been detained for three-plus months without access to lawyers or family.
August 22, 2018
China’s P2P Protests, the United States, and the International Liberal-Democratic Order
By E. John Gregory
Given the CCP’s efforts to reshape the world, it is important to understand what liberal democracy can offer ordinary Chinese.
March 03, 2018
What Do China’s Democratic Parties Actually Do?
By Xiaofeng Wang
The CCP is not China's only political party. Here's a closer look at the role and function of the other eight.
January 29, 2018
China’s Orphaned Dissidents
By Han "Harry" Chen
Political exiles reckon with a rising China and a lost cause.
September 15, 2017
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
By Leena Rikkila Tamang and Mette Bakken
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?