Category: China

China’s ‘Underground Front’ mobilizes against Hong Kong protests

     

Across the border from Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist Party screams its presence with banners and slogans on nearly every street. Yet in the former British colony, where China’s ruling… Read more »

China snuffs out rare beacon of economic liberalism and democracy

     

An independent Chinese think tank that has served as a rare bastion for liberal economic thought will shut down, citing government pressure as President Xi Jinping ’s campaign to silence… Read more »

Exporting digital authoritarianism: How to build democratic resilience

     

As Russia, China, and other states advance influence through forms of digital authoritarianism, stronger responses are needed from the U.S. and like-minded partners to limit the effects of their efforts,… Read more »

How to remain committed to democratic values amid authoritarian resurgence

     

In the above DemWorks crossover episode, National Democratic Institute President Derek Mitchell talks to Chris Walker and Shanthi Kalathil from the National Endowment for Democracy about the rise of authoritarian… Read more »

China’s rights abuses in Xinjiang a ‘bellwether for a shifting global order’

     

Recent events have stoked alarm among the sizeable Uighur diaspora in Turkey that the country is no longer the haven it has been for decades, The Financial Times reports: Turkey… Read more »

Pro-democracy protests are ‘rattling’ China’s leadership – and the world

     

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is rattling China’s leadership – and the world, Newsweek reports. “We may be seeing a tragedy unfolding again right before our eyes,” said Stephen Roach, the… Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter and the ‘Digital Disinformation Mess’

     

With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, modern-day purveyors of disinformation need only a computer or smartphone and an internet connection to reach a potentially huge audience — openly, anonymously… Read more »

‘Autocracy Now’ – personalized authoritarianism

     

  The leading figures on the world stage today practice a brutal, smash-mouth politics, a personalized authoritarianism, notes Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose. Old-school strongmen, they do whatever is needed to… Read more »

Have liberal democratic model’s geopolitical limits been reached?

     

The annus mirabilis of 1989 will not be repeated, says a former State Department adviser. Democracy and the other political principles that are at the foundation of the United States are… Read more »