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Council on Foreign Relations: China’s Slow Road to Democracy


Excerpted from Council on Foreign Relations:

In recent years, the party has also strengthened the state secrets system, allowing authorities to arrest individuals said to endanger China by sharing state secrets, as a blanket approach to silencing opposition. A report by Human Rights in China, an international NGO, says the state secrets system has turned China into a "controlled society where critical voices pay a heavy price."

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