One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP
One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP

China reckons US democracy is imploding but could be missing the point

  • Academics argue Beijing’s view that the democratic system is failing is based on a fundamental misunderstanding
  • Checks and balances were tested by the Trump administration but they held, and that could be sign of the system’s strength, they say

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP
One of 25,000 National Guard troops on patrol in Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, in response to fears of further violence after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Photo: AP
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