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Minxin Pei – a harsh critic of the CP

Professor of Political Science at Claremont McKenna College in California

Minxin Pei is one of the most renowned Chinese intellectuals in the world. However, he is anything but a mouthpiece for the People’s Republic. Quite the opposite, in fact: From his study in Claremont in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Pei has been commenting on events in his home country for more than two decades, sometimes voicing harsh criticism of the powers that be. “The reign of fear has returned to policy, and not just for ordinary citizens, but also the CCP elite,” Pei says.

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