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30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers
May 01, 2019
30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers
An organizer of the 2014 Occupy Central protest explains how Hong Kong keeps the spirit of Chinese democracy alive.
30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers
Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi
April 30, 2019
Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi
Yang Hengjun has been detained for three-plus months without access to lawyers or family.
Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi
China’s P2P Protests, the United States, and the International Liberal-Democratic Order
August 22, 2018
China’s P2P Protests, the United States, and the International Liberal-Democratic Order
Given the CCP’s efforts to reshape the world, it is important to understand what liberal democracy can offer ordinary Chinese.
China’s P2P Protests, the United States, and the International Liberal-Democratic Order
What Do China’s Democratic Parties Actually Do?
March 03, 2018
What Do China’s Democratic Parties Actually Do?
The CCP is not China's only political party. Here's a closer look at the role and function of the other eight.
What Do China’s Democratic Parties Actually Do?
China’s Orphaned Dissidents
January 29, 2018
China’s Orphaned Dissidents
Political exiles reckon with a rising China and a lost cause.
China’s Orphaned Dissidents
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
September 15, 2017
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Taiwan's President Vows to Help China Achieve Democracy
July 14, 2017
Taiwan's President Vows to Help China Achieve Democracy
Tsai Ing-wen expresses condolences for the death of Liu Xiaobo and encourages Chinese people to pursue democracy
Taiwan's President Vows to Help China Achieve Democracy
A Path to 'True' Indirect Democracy in China
July 04, 2017
A Path to 'True' Indirect Democracy in China
China wouldn't have to make major structural changes to practice indirect democracy.
A Path to 'True' Indirect Democracy in China
Election Day in Beijing
November 23, 2016
Election Day in Beijing
What do elections look like in China's capital?
Election Day in Beijing
What China Is Missing as It Watches the US Presidential Campaign
October 24, 2016
What China Is Missing as It Watches the US Presidential Campaign
The worst aspects of Trumpism are already entrenched in China.
What China Is Missing as It Watches the US Presidential Campaign
David Shambaugh on China's Future
May 17, 2016
David Shambaugh on China's Future
An interview with David Shambaugh on the possible paths China can take.
David Shambaugh on China's Future
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
October 31, 2015
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
Is China's meritocracy actually a better alternative to Western-style democracy?
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
June 17, 2015
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
Why feedback machines in government offices aren't a substitute for political reform.
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
June 16, 2015
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
An argument for "universal values" with Chinese characteristics.
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
Imagining China Under a Two-Party System
March 11, 2015
Imagining China Under a Two-Party System
A recent piece in Xinhua posits that a two-party state would have crippled China's development.
Imagining China Under a Two-Party System
Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
November 05, 2014
Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
While Hong Kong protests, is it really the case that democracy could never take root on the mainland?
Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
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