April 18, 2012
The Paranoid Style in Chinese Politics
Minxin Pei, Project Syndicate
Most reasonable people would agree that the world's largest ruling party (with nearly 80 million members), with a nuclear-armed military and an unsurpassed internal-security apparatus at its disposal, faces negligible threats to its power at home. And yet the ruling Communist Party has remained brutally intolerant of peaceful dissent and morbidly fearful of the information revolution.
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