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Activists Break Security Cordon Around Liu Xia

Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has been held under house arrest in Beijing for over two years since her husband’s award was announced. Three weeks after a team from the Associated Press managed to gain access to her apartment, however, Liu has received another surprise visit from Chinese activists including Hu Jia, who posted the above video. The four

December 31, 2012 6:10 PM

The Post-Democratic Future Begins in China

At Foreign Affairs, Eric X. Li argues that China’s future lies with continued one-party rule, and that the Party’s adaptability, meritocracy and non-democratic legitimacy will carry it forward while the West flounders. This, he suggests, will give other developing countries courage to seek out their own alternative systems. […] There is no doubt that daunting

December 31, 2012 5:41 PM