Opinion: Xi Jinping’s strongman rule will test the Western assumption that economic openness and prosperity would make China more democratic
"The modern world has rarely, if ever, seen a large country that was able to run a highly open economy with a closed-off authoritarian system for any length of time," writes the author. "All conventional bets are off. Mr. Xi has set the stage for the biggest political science experiment in history."
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