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The events of the past month suggest several ways to counter antidemocratic pressure from China’s government.
China’s Communist Party abolishes constitutional limits on presidential terms, clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to lead indefinitely and ending U.S. hopes for liberal change in China.
A Chinese court sentenced visiting Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che, to five years imprisonment for discussing democracy on social media.
The spread of repressive policies has implications for U.S. security interests in the region.
Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.
Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Advocacy Manager at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House’s advocacy to the U.S. government and collaboration with American human rights groups.
Government controls over religion are expanding and becoming more restrictive, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.