Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP
Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP
Yuen Yuen Ang
Opinion

Opinion

Yuen Yuen Ang

Why Chinese autocracy vs American democracy is a false comparison

  • The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based on selective facts, and does not fully reflect the complexities of any political system

Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP
Under US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both America and China have grown illiberal in recent years. Photo: AP
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