A statue of the Goddess of Democracy at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

Phantom democracy: a puzzle at the heart of Chinese politics

The notion of a globally menacing ‘authoritarian China’ is too simplistic. Dig deeper, and you will find signs of local democratic experiments, thanks to its skittish rulers afraid of losing control

Topic |   Xi Jinping

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A statue of the Goddess of Democracy at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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