Ben Hillman

Ben Hillman is director of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University and editor of the China Journal. He is editor (with Gray Tuttle) of Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China’s West (2016) and author (with Chien-Wen Kou) of Political and Social Control in China: The Consolidation of Single-Party Rule (forthcoming).

July 2023, Volume 34, Issue 3

The End of Village Democracy in China

Under Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party has wound down local elections and reasserted control in the countryside. But putting these burdens on its own shoulders brings new and significant risks for Beijing.