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Eric X. Li: A Tale of Two Political Systems

In a newly published talk from last month’s TEDGlobal 2013 conference, venture capitalist Eric X. Li reprises his defense of China’s one-party system, arguing that contrary to Western assumptions, it is characterized...

Chen: Repressive Regimes are “Doomed to Fail”

While Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) declined to meet with blind activist Chen Guangcheng, the head of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed Chen on Wednesday and praised his perseverance as a...

How India is Turning Into China

At The New Republic, Pankaj Mishra rejects the common view of India as a democratic counterweight to China, and warns instead of a “budding likeness […]—the onset, in particular, of an informal authoritarianism in the...

The Chinese State: More Legitimate Than America?

With both China and United States set to decide their top leadership this week, albeit in very different ways, NPR’s Louisa Lim moderated a debate in Hong Kong over the differences between the Chinese and American systems...

James McGregor: No Ancient Wisdom for China

For Yale Global, James McGregor writes about the dangers of China’s model of authoritarian capitalism both for China itself and for foreign corporations operating there. From the article introduction: Economic growth and...

Counterpoint: Debunking Myths About China

At the New York Times, following earlier articles by David Shambaugh and Minxin Pei to mark the CCP’s 90th birthday, Eric X. Li takes on five common and, he argues, misguided views of China and its government. •...

The End of the End of History

Robert Kagan, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, writes in The New Republic about a changing world in which Russia and China are proving that autocratic rule is a viable model for economic...

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