Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) meets with visiting Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong in Johannesburg June 28, 2004. Photo: Xinhua
Keith B. Richburg
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Opinion

Keith B. Richburg

Mandela’s legacy lives strong in Asia, but can we say the same for its leaders?

From Myanmar to India and the Philippines, autocratic regimes have been on the rise since the South African leader and icon of inclusive democracy left his presidency

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) meets with visiting Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong in Johannesburg June 28, 2004. Photo: Xinhua
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Keith B. Richburg

Keith B. Richburg

Professor Keith B. Richburg, a former Washington Post correspondent, is Director of The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre.