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3Novices:The mystery of China’s eagerness to own the term ‘democracy’

As I walked through central Beijing this week, I passed endless posters promoting “democracy” (minzhu). One might be forgiven for raising one’s eyebrows at a moment when the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover prompts elegies for the fate of democracy in the SAR. Yet it is no longer just greater China where liberal democracy seems in peril. It may be in retreat all across Asia.
If so, that political trend would be a reversal of the past three decades. When the Joint…
July 15, 2017 at 06:47AM http://ift.tt/2tT7uLo
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