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Deleting dreams of democracy

"Deleting dreams of democracy" Continued...

Chinese commentators view the protest as a leadership test for Xi Jinping, the new Communist Party chief installed in November. He has cast himself as a reformer ready to champion constitutional rights and root out corruption, yet his administration has clamped down on freedom of expression over the past two months. On Saturday Xi gave a speech defending the party’s socialist principles. Not very promising for Southern Weekly’s more progressive writers.

Daniel James Devine
Daniel James Devine

Daniel is managing editor of WORLD Magazine and lives in Indiana. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanJamDevine.


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