Interview with Tony Saich

Tony Saich

The Xi administration has been “extraordinarily successful” in controlling and shaping political communication especially online, according to Anthony Saich of Harvard Kennedy School. “If I were an authoritarian leader, I would want to learn lessons from China,” Saich says in this MERICS Podcast. Moreover, laws constraining foreign NGOs while encouraging domestic charity work for causes close to the CCP’s priorities tend to further reduce space for association and new ideas.

Questions: Ruth Kirchner