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China and the Retreat of Liberal Values

John Gray argues that the future of the liberal west depends on the continuing success of the world's most powerful authoritarian state, China.

"Western liberals", writes John Gray, "are horrified by the rise of Xi Jinping".

But as China's parliament votes to allow him to be President for life, John Gray argues that the future of the liberal West ironically depends on the continuing success of the world's most powerful authoritarian state.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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