A year on from Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel: China still ‘under shadow of the future’ – NED

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): One year after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in absentia (above) to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, Carl Gershman assesses China’s impact on global democratic trends, prospects for reform and the influence of the Nobel award on Chinese society and official policy. It is common knowledge that China exerts an anti-democratic influence in world politics.  Liu Xiaobo has said that China serves as “a blood transfusion machine” for smaller dictatorships in North Korea, Cuba and elsewhere.  In addition to providing economic and political support to such regimes, Beijing shares tactics bi-laterally with autocrats such as Lukashenko in Belarus, Mugabe in Zimbabwe, …

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A year on from Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel: China still ‘under shadow of the future’

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