Is China a Democracy or a Dictatorship?

Is China a Democracy or a Dictatorship?

March 15, 2023 2:00 pm (EST)

Is China a Democracy or a Dictatorship?
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China’s political system is complicated, and there’s a lot of contradictory information out there. Is China a communist country? Is it democratic, as its own government insists? And what does “freedom” mean to Chinese citizens? Ian Johnson, CFR’s senior fellow for China studies, answers these questions and more.

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