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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 a reporter for WORLD who covers science, technology, and other topics in the Midwest from his home base in Indiana. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanJamDevine.


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