Xi Is Leading China Away From Democracy | Freedom House

Xi Is Leading China Away From Democracy

By Kristian McGuire, Research Assistant, East Asia

Two years into Xi Jinping’s presidency, all hope that China’s new leader could morph into a liberal reformer seems to have vanished. Yet many China watchers remain optimistic that Xi might at least prove to be an effective authoritarian reformer in the style of Deng Xiaoping, or Taiwan’s Chiang Ching-kuo.

Unfortunately, the president’s actions thus far suggest that even these comparisons are perhaps too sanguine. Read the full article on Newsweek.com here. 

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