John Keane

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Phantom democracy: a puzzle at the heart of Chinese politics

The notion of a globally menacing ‘authoritarian China’ is too simplistic. Dig deeper, and you will find signs of local democratic experiments, thanks to its skittish rulers afraid of losing control.

25 Aug 2018 - 11:55AM

The notion of a globally menacing ‘authoritarian China’ is too simplistic. Dig deeper, and you will find signs of local democratic experiments, thanks to its skittish rulers afraid of losing control.

Phantom democracy: a puzzle at the heart of Chinese politics
One world, two empires: Is China-US conflict inevitable?

Washington and Beijing may not admit it, but the truth is our planet, for the first time ever, is in the sway of two globally entangled empires. Does this brave new era need more ‘cold warriors’ – or an open-minded approach?

17 Mar 2018 - 4:49PM

Washington and Beijing may not admit it, but the truth is our planet, for the first time ever, is in the sway of two globally entangled empires. Does this brave new era need more ‘cold warriors’ – or an open-minded approach?

One world, two empires: Is China-US conflict inevitable?