June 5, 2014

Tiananmen and the West's Democratic Reveries

Jonathan Kay, National Post

The Associated Press

Twenty-five years later, Tank Man is no less a hero than he was in 1989. But his Western admirers now are more realistic about the country’s political course. Centuries of deadly rebellions and chaotic civil wars have made China leery of any mass movement, even one with democratic overtones. And it seems likely that China will remain a one-party state for many years to come.

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