Ripples from the Egyptian Revolution

In Egypt in 2011, what was by all accounts a free and fair democratic election resulted in the victory of Mohammed Morsi, a controversial figure whose brief rule ended last week after being overthrown by the Egyptian military. With Western media outlets largely stepping in to support this coup d’etat, the events have raised questions about popular commitment to democratic reforms worldwide, and raised questions about what this implies for the future of even gradualist democratic reforms in China.

This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are delighted to be joined by Anthony Kuhn, longtime China correspondent for NPR who has recently reported on developments throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Joining him is Sinica stalwart David Moser, the most renaissance of renaissance men in Beijing, and Director of the CET immersion program at Capital Normal University.