What is the Future of Free Speech in China?

Formations like market capitalism and the Internet have, in some ways, increased freedom of expression in China — but China’s authoritarian rulers regularly clamp down on speech and show no signs of changing their ways. Is free speech making progress in China? Are there alternatives to free speech in China?

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Watch and Listen: Asia

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