Western democracy and the Chinese model have one thing in common: both are flawed
- Hong Kong’s protest movement is only the latest battleground where the contest of ideologies is being played out
- Supporters on either side should not only recognise the strengths of their opponents’ system, but also admit the weaknesses of their own
Yuan Jiang is a Chinese PhD student at the Queensland University of Technology. He is affiliated with the QUT Digital Media Research Centre. He completed his master’s degree in political science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and bachelor’s degree in law at Shanghai University. He has served as an account manager at ZTE Corporation in Moscow. He also speaks Mandarin and Russian.