Documents on Democracy

Issue Date July 2014
Volume 25
Issue 3
Page Numbers 184-87
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  • Excerpts from the June 7 inaugural address of Ukraine's newly elected president, Petro Poroshenko.
  • Excerpts from “My Ideals and the Career Path I Have Chosen,” an autobiographical essay by Ilham Tohti, a professor of economics at Beijing’s Minzu University who was arrested in January on charges of inciting separatism. Tohti, a Uyghur born in Xinjiang, is the founder of Uyghur Online, a website dedicated to fostering understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. (The website China Change first published this translation in April.) 
  • Excerpts from a June 3 speech given in Washington, D.C., by Chinese lawyer and civil-rights activist Chen Guangcheng to mark the impending twenty-fifth anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.