China is challenging the idea of democracy
Author - Baijayant “Jay” Panda
Posted on - 19 December 2021
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Democracies have their weaknesses. But over the years, they have proved to be far more resilient than authoritarian regimes. So all those who value their rights and freedoms must abide by constitutional duties.
There is now a transition underway in the global debate on the efficacy of democracies. What was already ongoing for a couple of decades — as China grew in affluence, military capabilities and global ambitions — was termed the Washington Consensus vs the Beijing Consensus. What is happening now is an audacious shifting of gears by China that has implications for all.