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'Western Democracy Risks Chaos'
March 11, 2011
'Western Democracy Risks Chaos'
China’s top legislator, Wu Bangguo, says Western-style democracy would cause an ‘abyss of disorder.’
'Western Democracy Risks Chaos'
How Jasmine Looks to Chinese
March 02, 2011
How Jasmine Looks to Chinese
Few in China actually know about the Jasmine rallies called for each Sunday in Beijing’s Wangfujing.
How Jasmine Looks to Chinese
China Sweeping Jasmine Away?
February 28, 2011
China Sweeping Jasmine Away?
Police were out in force in Beijing and elsewhere Sunday after the latest call for a Chinese Jasmine Revolution.
China Sweeping Jasmine Away?
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
February 23, 2011
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi praises the Tiananmen crackdown on protesters. It’s praise China can do without.
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
February 23, 2011
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi praises the Tiananmen crackdown on protesters. It’s praise China can do without.
Gaddafi’s Unwanted China Praise
China Cracks Down Over Jasmine
February 20, 2011
China Cracks Down Over Jasmine
A big show of police force in major cities follows Internet calls for a Chinese Jasmine Revolution.
China Cracks Down Over Jasmine
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
February 08, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
Is Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev developing a soft spot for democracy in his old age? Don’t hold your breath, says Joshua Kucera.
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
China's Risky Bet Against History
December 23, 2010
China's Risky Bet Against History
Without the openness that comes with democracy, China’s relations with the US and its neighbours are destined to be tense at best.
China's Risky Bet Against History
India Finally Takes a Stand?
December 15, 2010
India Finally Takes a Stand?
India was right to resist Chinese pressure and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
India Finally Takes a Stand?
Privilege of Privacy
April 19, 2010
Privilege of Privacy
A recent high-profile death reminds us how powerful broadcast media can be.
Privilege of Privacy
Driving Genius Away
March 02, 2010
Driving Genius Away
‘India’s Picasso’ may give up his Indian passport. What does this say about artistic freedom?
Driving Genius Away
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