Pro-democracy activists don’t worry China. Rather, Beijing is more nervous about young Maoists

Sometimes it seems the most dangerous word in Chinese politics isn’t democracy or liberalism. It’s Maoism. Not that liberals get much airtime in today’s China; just last month, the Unirule Institute of Economics, a noted liberal think tank, was shut down by the authorities. Equally striking, however, were arrests in the past year of idealistic, young activists on some of China’s top campuses – including Peking University – who were advocating Chinese workers’ rights, not in the name of liberty…


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