Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP
Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP
Patrick Boehler
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Boehler

Five times more conservatives than liberals in China, says survey

Research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has surprised even the study's author

Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP
Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui