Will China Delay Reform - Again?

A recent Chinese internet meme lacerated what is widely seen as a lame excuse for why China’s leaders have been so slow to enact political reform. The ever-sharp social media blog Tea Leaf Nation says it all started when Professor Gong Fangbing, at China’s National Defense University, wrote an essay for a People’s Daily website, arguing that the reason the Communist Party hasn’t yet embraced democracy is “largely because of insufficient preparation of theoretical backing.”

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