The China Challenge
What Kind of Regime Does China Have?

Xi’s totalitarian model has precedents in both modern and ancient Chinese history. But it was not—and still isn’t—inevitable.

Appeared in: Volume 15, Number 6 | Published on: May 18, 2020
Francis Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest. His writings on Chinese political development can be found in his books The Origins of Political Order and Political Order and Political Decay.
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