Asia links 1 Apr 2021: Xi vs Chun, Asian…

Insight #1 – The Chun Doo-Hwan precedent shows what could potentially happen after Xi Jinping Author Joe Studwell once wrote a blog post comparing Chairman Xi Jinping with South Korean former president Chun Doo-Hwan. I came across the blog post the other day and found the comparison very compelling. Just like Xi, Chun was a populist who won the hearts of voters through an extensive anti-corruption campaign. And like Xi, he was politically backward-looking and unimaginative. Chun also did not permit any challenge to his rule. Similar to how the Chinese government dealt with protests in Hong Kong since 2019, Chun

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