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SID draws criticism in Freedom report

ASIAN MODEL:Despite the ‘September strife,’ Taiwan still demonstrated a working democracy, with civil society influencing political debate and government policy

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

“To make matters worse, some of those who bear responsibility for serious atrocities and acts of repression were not only spared the world’s opprobrium, but in some cases drew admiring comments for their strong leadership and statesmanship,” Puddington said.

He said that despite official rhetoric about fighting corruption, improving the rule of law and inviting input from society, the new Chinese Communist Party leadership under President Xi Jinping (習近平) had proven even more intolerant of dissent than its predecessors.

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