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Party Insider Offers Rare Insight into What China’s Reforms Mean

  |   Articles in the Press, China, Democracy in the 21st Century, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ is couched in the opaque language of the Communist Party, leaving China watchers guessing at exactly what it all means. EPA/Diego Azubel   “If you want to know the future of the world,” Yu Keping says, pouring green tea into...

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Edward Snowden and the Right of Public Refuge

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Public rally in support of Edward Snowden, Garden Road, Hong Kong, June 2013 flickr/See-ming Lee Along with contributions by Ulrich Beck, Julia Kristeva and others, the following short statement was published in Politiken, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Denmark: With a political noose...

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At knife’s edge: elections and democracy in Thailand

  |   Articles & Essays JK, Civil Society, Democracy in the 21st Century, News, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

The future shape of Thailand is up for grabs, and if democracy survives, it won't resemble the 'Washminster' system that the West is used to, writes John Keane. [caption id="attachment_7792" align="alignnone" width="700"] Anti-government protesters march in Bangkok on January 17, 2014....

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