Will the Coronavirus Topple China’s One-Party Regime? (Project-Syndicate)

In the post-Mao era, the Chinese people and Communist Party leaders have adhered to an implicit social contract: the people tolerate the party’s political monopoly, as long as the party delivers economic progress and adequate governance. The party’s poor handling of the COVID-19 outbreak has threatened this tacit pact.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/coronavirus-china-political-consequences-by-minxin-pei-2020-03

Minxin Pei is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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