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From CDT Chinese: Top Ten Memes of 2021

Editor’s Note: As we enter 2022, CDT has compiled a special series of features for our readers, offering a look back at the people, events, controversies, memes and sensitive words that defined the past year. Some of this...

Chinese Democracy in 9 Screenshots

The United States-led “Summit for Democracy”, which kicked off on December 8, is designed to reverse the trend of global democratic “backsliding.” It touched a nerve in China, triggering a wave of state- and Party-directed...

Eric X. Li vs Minxin Pei on China and Democracy

The Aspen Institute has posted the full video of a debate from its Ideas Festival, which ran from June 27th and July 3rd. The discussion pitched venture capitalist Eric X. Li against professor of government Minxin Pei on the...

30 Questions for Democracy Opponents

While relatively satisfied with—or relieved by—the results, Beijing viewed recent elections on Taiwan with deep suspicion, even going so far as to order that visitors from the mainland remain quarantined in their hotel rooms....

Chinese Leader Rules Out Democracy

Last year, Premier Wen Jiabao remarked that China’s government should reform towards greater freedom and democracy, which immediately caught the attention of the world. (You can read more about that here.) However,...

Taiwan Offers China Model

From Radio Free Asia: Taiwan, which marks its own National Day nine days after a lavish display of communist military power by rival Beijing, should provide the model for reunification with China, a former top Communist Party...

So Rock Jesus for 2009

From Danwei blog: Jesus returns to the cover of So Rock! magazine for the December issue, which arrived on newsstands just last week. The rock icon previously appeared as Buddy Christ on the cover of issue 45 in 2005. Here, the...

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