Articles by Rongxin Li

September 26, 2022

🦋 Minben 民本 as an alternative to liberal democracy

Rongxin Li
Democracy is unconsciously linked to 'the West', avers Rongxin Li, especially Anglo-Saxon-type governmental arrangements such as liberal democracy. Seeing how our planet speaks about 'democracy' to those who can hear it, all forms of 'democracy', like Minben, should be on an even standing with Western models
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April 7, 2022

China’s pandemic management and authoritarian resilience

Rongxin Li
Unlike Western nations, China is reintroducing restrictions to counter the latest wave of Covid-19. Rongxin Li explains China's pandemic policy and its apparent acceptance by the Chinese people in the context of authoritarian resilience
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January 12, 2022

China’s approach to the pandemic exposes its democratic deficit to the public glare

Rongxin Li
China has adopted a zero-case approach to the coronacrisis. But, writes Rongxin Li, China’s policies, while claiming to be in the interests of its citizens, show a lack of democratic anchoring, sacrificing civil rights and procedural justice
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Rongxin Li
Postdoctoral Fellow, Peking University and Research Center for Chinese Politics

Rongxin gained his PhD from the Research Center of Sociological and Political Study in Paris, and Paris 8 University.

His main research focuses are Chinese politics, (deliberative) democracy, authoritarianism, and dictatorship.

He tweets @li_rongxin

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