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Maintaining a One-Party State in China
Our November infographic offers a preview of the Bertelsmann Foundation's upcoming publication, Graphic Images Volume II, from our Disrupting Democracy series. This compilation of data visualizations examines the tactics used by regional powers - Russia, China and Iran - to influence their respective neighborhoods.
Since coming to power in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has dominated the political landscape. While there are eight other non-communist parties in the country, it is effectively a one-party state. Despite attempts in the past two decades to experiment with "democracy" at the local level, no progress has been made on creating a multi-party system. This infographic presents fourteen years of data, compiled by the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, to show just how entrenched the status quo is in Beijing.