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Commentary: Who in the world will defend democracy?

In Beijing sits Xi Jinping, the Red Emperor. His project is to make totalitarianism work. Already in complete control at home, his global influence increases by the day. Other nations are falling over each other to pay tribute to the People's Republic.

Beijing does not impose its political model on others, but demands something else: silence. If you want to collaborate with China you are not allowed to say anything unfriendly. Crossing the

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