How China’s Crackdown Challenges the World

China’s economy is slowing and the world has no choice but to pay attention. And in Beijing, Xi Jinping’s administration pursues policies increasingly divergent from democratic ideals. These developments are philosophically challenging, especially as they concern the world’s largest population and second-largest economy. And yet they also pose threats to multilateral cooperation on issues such as counterterrorism, climate change, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation. One of the world’s greatest global competitors is turning away from democracy: Should we be concerned?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: World

Human rights champion Michael Posner and Harvard Professor Samantha Power discuss the crisis in Darfur with Lee Bycel.  See more
The Global Threat of Terror — a larger perspective and an historical context. Panel includes Sir Richard Dearlove.  See more
What constitutes "human rights" today, and how does the global community view humanitarianism? What are the roles of... See more
How do people outside America view the US today? Many have strong opinions — both negative and positive — about... See more
Theologians Rev. Peter J. Gomes and Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite discuss with former Secretary of State Madeleine K... See more
The most urgent challenges of the future transcend the political boundaries and institutions of the 20th century; the... See more

Pages